Edinburgh’s Tigerface is a studio specialising in creating educational games and apps for kids. The company has signed a deal with educational and entertainment network Fingerprint to launch seven new apps.
The apps are all collaborative, allowing kids and families to play and learn together, improving their maths, science and language skills.
Collaborative play and learning – where kids work together to solve problems – is becoming increasingly important both inside and outside schools. Research has found that collaborative learning helps improve retention, enhance interpersonal skills and even improve completion time of tasks. At its core, collaborative learning is about a shared experience and ultimately, about relationships. Technology, and specifically games, can be an ideal tool to get students actively engaged with one another as well as the subject matter.
The apps from Tigerface boosts Fingerprint’s library to 40 apps, aimed at kids from the ages of three to thirteen.
The Tigerface games available through the Fingerprint network include:
Sushi Scramble (Language)
Up to four players work together to collect letters from circling
sushi boats and build words to serve up to the hungry customers, while
honing their phonics and spelling skills.
(Ages 7-11; $2.99; available end of September)
Equator Premium (Math)
In this multiplayer, collaborative math game, kids solve addition,
subtraction, multiplication, and division problems to balance the
equator. As the seasons progress, the math puzzles become more
challenging. (Ages 5-11; Free – $2.99; available end of September)
Cosmic Reactor (Math)
In this head-to-head game, two players compete in seven
out-of-this-world math mini-games to become the Cosmic Reactor
Champion. Players can customize their levels of difficulty and choose
to face off using addition, subtraction, multiplication or division.
(Ages 5-11; $2.99)
Quick Tap – Spanish, French, German, Portuguese (Language)
Quick Tap is a high-speed, head-to-head race where players race to
match a foreign word to their English counterpart. Kids square off and
learn more than 100 words that range from numbers and colors, to food
and animals. There are a total of four Quick Tap language titles.
(Ages: 5-11; $1.99)
Not Lost in the Universe (Science)
Kids travel the universe to learn about lasting energy sources (wind,
sun, water and heat) in this vibrantly animated interactive story.
With five chapters and three mini-games, readers help their brave
explorers refuel their power cells and return safely to earth. (Ages:
3-8; Free – $4.99)
Kate Ho, the managing director of Tigerface told us:
TigerFace has introduced collaborative learning apps across schools in the UK, and we’re thrilled to bring our best learning apps to the Fingerprint network for families everywhere. Whether brushing up on math facts or enjoying a quick word battle, it’s this kind of social game play that translates into learning moments shared between kids.
Nancy MacIntyre, the CEO of Fingerprint, said:
These types of collaborative learning apps are using technology to drive the most engaged, social learning by bringing kids together around a single device – much like the successful dynamics of a board game. For families, TigerFace Game’s award-winning apps on Fingerprint’s entertainment network are no doubt the future of a shared, mobile-learning experience at home and at school that is both purposeful and fun.