3 Wonderful iPad Apps to Develop Kids Spatial Reasoning

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April 6 , 2016
Spatial reasoning is an essential skill for a well-balanced cognitive development for kids. It involves a complex thinking process through which kids get to investigate, problem solve, and explore the world in three dimensional way. According to the National Research Council (2006), ‘Spatial thinking is powerful. It solves problems by managing, transforming, and analyzing data, especially complex and large data sets, and by communicating the results of those processes to one’s self and to others’. In today’s post we are sharing with you three important Game apps that specifically target this skill. Playing these games, students and young learners will get to develop their spatial reasoning and enhance their thinking processes.

1- Pictorial

This is one of the most popular games in this category. Pictorial engages learners in a variety of activities involving spatial reasoning including for instance : recognizing the hidden pictures in a sky night full of starts, solving the mystery of the pirate’s map, or discovering the story behind the dance o snowflakes on the arctic blizzard.

2- Flow Free

‘Connect matching colors with pipe to create a Flow. Pair all colors, and cover the entire board to solve each puzzle. But watch out, pipes will break if they cross or overlap! Free play through hundreds of levels, or race against the clock in Time Trial mode. Gameplay ranges from simple and relaxed, to challenging and frenetic, and everywhere in between. How you play is up to you. So, give Flow Free a try, and experience "mind like water"!’

3- P.O.V. - Spatial Reasoning Game and Left Right Discrimination

‘P.O.V. is a set of 3 activities designed to teach spatial reasoning skills through fun, challenging, interactive activities.1)Intro & Explore- Learn about the game mechanics and 4 different points of view. 2)Vantage Point - See a top view and side view of objects and choose the matching side view. 3)Make a Scene - Move the top view objects to match the side view. Players must think their way through the activities, which get increasingly difficult as each level is mastered. Players are timed and are challenged to continually improve on their best times.’