A few months ago we shared our thoughts about ABC Ride, a terrific alphabet app for kids. It’s still one of the girls’ go-to apps for tech time, so I was thrilled when Avokiddo contacted me with the opportunity to do a sponsored post about their brand new educational app for kids ages 3-8. Thinkrolls combines the concepts of a rolling ball platformer and a physics puzzler with a ton of educational content, and the result is super fun and engaging!
Even though the app was just released, it’s already getting a ton of attention! So far Thinkrolls is being featured on the App store’s home page in over 70 countries, reaching #2 in Education, #3 in Kids, and #16 Overall in the U.S. app store among 1.2 million apps. Before you head off and try it for yourself, let me tell you a little more about our experience so far.
The first thing I noticed about Thinkrolls is the design. The colors and artwork reminded me of the general aesthetic that I also enjoyed so much about ABC Ride. The soundtrack was another thing that jumped out at me right way. Where I often find game soundtracks a bit annoying and prefer to turn them off, I was very pleased to listen to the original soundtrack designed for Thinkrolls. It’s soothing, and the tempo is just right. I actually enjoy the sound in the background as the girls are playing.
The girls were immediately drawn to the character options. There are 18 hilarious, super smart characters to play with, so they had a lot of fun choosing who to try first.
There is also a lot of content within the app. With 180 challenging levels full of mind-sharpening puzzles, kids who enjoy this app will have lots of time to explore and learn before they’ve mastered it. There are 2 modes within the app, easy mode for ages 3-5 and hard mode for ages 5-8. So far my girls have both been playing the easy mode.
Educational Aspects of Thinkrolls
Critical thinking and problem solving skills are necessary for every child. This app requires out of the box thinking to navigate the rolling ball Thinkroll characters through a series of obstacles in brightly patterned mazes. It’s specifically designed to enhance kids’ logic and problem solving as well as improve spatial cognition, memory, and executive function.
As kids work their way through each chapter they are also introduced to all sorts of educational content. They must explore and use to their advantage force,acceleration, buoyancy, heat, elasticity and gravity to get their Thinkroll where it needs to go. And I love how each chapter builds upon what kids have learned previously.
Although the game is designed for single players, I was very pleased to see my girls joining together to help problem solve as they came to new and challenging aspects of the puzzles. That added benefit of working together and predicting outcomes based on their shared knowledge was another bonus. If you do have multiple kids who want to play, you’ll love to know that you can track progress for up to 6 player profiles within the Thinkrolls app.
Get Your Own Thinkrolls App
If you’re looking for a fun app that encourages lots of learning and problem solving, you can purchase the Thinkrolls app via iTunes, Amazon, and Google Play. You can also find out more about Thinkrolls and the other Avokiddo apps on the Avokiddo website.
As mentioned above this is a sponsored post on behalf of Avokiddo Thinkrolls. All opinions are my own and based on our experience with the app. If you try the app out, I would love to know what you and your family like most about it! Let us know in the comments.