Matching with an Educational Twist
Match With Me! brings fun to learning together. Generations of youngsters have spent a lot of time having fun with matching card games. This may not be the sort of exciting escapade that modern children will appreciate but when an educational app is able to bring the fun of card matching games to life, there is a lot of fun in store.
Great animation with bright colours and adorable graphics of animals, numbers, letters, fruits, transport and many more elements will keep children entertained as they strive to find the pairs. Sometimes games of this nature are very well intended but manage to fall short due to a lack of games or options. This is not the case with Match With Me which manages to provide hundreds of different cards for players to match. It is important that children don’t get into a position where they have played the game that often that they know the answers off by heart and the variety on offer from this app should ensure that this proves otherwise. As well as the bright visuals and stimulating game play, youngsters will be entertained by a number of mind-stimulating classical music tracks that are utilised by the app. For teachers or parents who look for an all-encompassing experience for their youngsters, the Match With Me app certainly hits the spot.
Being challenged is the aim of the game but time can pass very quickly thanks to the fact that children will be caught up fully in this app. Even though the matching part of the game can be enjoyed by children from a young age, there is a progression involved with the app. Educational fun facts are compiled for each card, providing the name of each image with some added fun facts about the card. This is good because it will help children to develop an understanding of numbers and of the world around them, moving this app from a simple puzzle game to an app that teaches youngsters about life. Granted some of the vocabulary in the descriptions is a bit complex- children playing with parents or older siblings will benefit from receiving explanations verbally, giving the opportunity for discussion during play.
A number of difficulty levels means children can progress with the app as well. If things start to get a bit easy, the difficulty level can be cranked up, providing a more difficult challenge. There is also a timer used during the games so children will likely return in an attempt to improve their best score, adding a competitive edge. If used in the classroom or amongst children in the home, this competitive nature can add an additional edge to the app.
With matching games shown to have a strongly positive impact on memory capability and a good level of positive reinforcement provided at the completion of every level, this app promotes positive growth for youngsters. The simplicity of a matching game may be something that many feel is best left behind but the innovation and excitement provided by this app shows that Match With Me is capable of bringing the joy of matching to a whole new generation of children.