All Aboard the Dinosaur Train is an interactive app that is designed for children ages 3 to 5. The app is based off the PBS television show Dinosaur Train. It costs $1.99 on ITunes but was featured forfree from PBS kids free app packet. The all aboard the dinosaur train is a simple game that enhancessimple math concepts through an interactive game. Some examples are matching, problem solving, and measurement skills. I plan on using the program as a review for simple math concepts. I used this as a reward for the children to encourage learning in my advanced students or students who need more assistance.
Here is how it works:
Children learn through playing the game. Children in one part of the game they use puzzle pieces to complete the train track around the obstacles and get other dinosaurs onto the train. The other part of the game the children can match the dinosaurs to the correct size the train car. Each level gets more complex and more dinosaurs to match to each train car. The reward for completing each level and they receive a reward train vest, pocket watch and conductor’s hat.