Our App of the Month for February, Build and Play 3D by PronetisKids, features some of our favorite pastimes: puzzle play and machine building! Build and Play 3D features different pieces of a machine or vehicle -- like an airplane, car, truck, or train -- and allows kids to drag and drop them into place to complete each puzzle. Upon completion, each vehicle turns on!
We love that the app reinforces the concept of cause and effect, and helps children to visualize the different parts of machines that fit together to create a single, working mechanism. Through the discovery, solving, and learning aspects of the app, kids will absorb concepts related to STEM (Science, Technology, Education, and Mathematics) and also grasp the bigger concept of varied "parts" coming together to create a larger object.
Additionally, Children's Technology Review, one of our go-to sources for developments in children's media and technology, recently gave the app their prestigious "Editor's Choice Award."
Come check out Build and Play 3D on our display iPad in the Children's Library, and also on our circulating Early Literacy iPads. iPad and iPhone sers may also purchase the app for $1.99 from the Apple website.