PBS Parents Play and Learn

PBS Parents Play and Learn

  • Category: Education
  • Release Date:
  • Current Version: 3.7
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • Developer: PBS KIDS
  • Compatibility: Android
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3.5
311 Ratings
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PBS Parents Play and Learn App

***UPDATED VERSION** features a summer background and new stickers for lots of summer fun! Go to the beach! Make patterns with seashells! Play in the sand with Dee and Del! Fly a kite or sail a boat!* *Parents' Choice Silver Award Winning App!* PBS’ first app designed specifically for parents, PBS Parents Play & Learn provides more than a dozen games parents can play with their kids, each themed around a familiar location – including the garden, the grocery store, a restaurant, the kitchen, and many more. The bilingual (English/Spanish) PBS Parents Play & Learn app makes it easy for parents to seize upon those daily “teachable moments” through theme-based interactive games and simple hands-on activities that connect math and literacy skills to everyday experiences. The app is designed to build on a child’s natural curiosity about his or her everyday world and to encourage dialogue between kids and parents. Each game comes with a parent note that provides information about the math and literacy skills woven into the game and suggestions for effective ways to interact with a child while playing the game to maximize the learning experience. Key Features -13 interactive games that automatically adjust to a child’s level - A variety of proven methods used to build early math and literacy skills - Completely bilingual (English/Spanish) - Over 100 everyday and seasonal stickers in free-play area - Parent ‘teachable moments’ tips associated with each game - Easy hands-on activities and game-related resources updated regularly - New activities and resources added weekly - Social sharing feature For more parent resources, tips and information visit pbs.org/parents. For more apps from PBS KIDS, visit http://pbskids.org/apps. About PBS KIDS PBS Parents Play and Learn is part of PBS KIDS’ ongoing commitment to helping kids build the skills they need to succeed in school and in life. PBS KIDS, the number one educational media brand for kids, offers all children the opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds through television and digital media, as well as community-based programs. Privacy Across all media platforms, PBS KIDS is committed to creating a safe and secure environment for children and families and being transparent about what information is collected from users. To learn more about PBS KIDS’ privacy policy, visit pbskids.org/privacy. Ready To Learn The contents of this app were developed under a cooperative agreement #PRU295A100025, from the U.S. Department of Education. However, these contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.

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PBS Parents Play and Learn app reviews

  • Great! 5/5

    By LilyL5502
    This app is helpful for my baby cousins!
  • STOP CHANGING THE COLOR OF THE APP 1/5

    By Dthjvthgtrcgyv
    Don't change the color of the app anymore! My little brother has been crying to me for days on end because he thinks his favorite game got deleted because it's no longer a blue color!
  • Won't download 1/5

    By Wontdownloadnow
    Newest update won't download. I have an iPad mini, update made app crash. Tried to uninstall and reinstall, but now won't download at all. Other apps will download but not this.
  • Awesome! 5/5

    By ChrisJacks
    4 year old has loved this since he was 2! Awesome app!
  • Excellent app 5/5

    By 5556789287
    My preschooler loves it. They are continually updating the content with new educational and interactive games.
  • Anytime is learning time! 5/5

    By mrsplacedsoul
    A great tool for parents of young children. You can turn any setting into a fun learning experience!
  • No sound 1/5

    By BeaApps
    No volume on app. I looked for a way to change it in settings but couldn't find a way. Very disappointing. It works on my phone but not on my iPad.
  • DOES NOTHING! 1/5

    By Aukaiz_Candy
    Every time I open the app all it does is stay on the front page and does NOTHING!!
  • Sound 3/5

    By Clang
    Did anyone's app sound stop working? This was an awesome app until that happened. I even try to uninstall it
  • Good 4/5

    By Khuynh322
    Awesome for kids
  • Too "pushy" 1/5

    By Hooter939
    The app was fun for my daughter but I get alerts from it EVERY day. More alerts from this app than from the App Store with updates for every other app we have. And no way to opt out of them. It's so annoying I'm deleting the app and cutting my losses. Yes, it's a fun app with lots of variety but its like the cashier doing 50 different add-on sales. "Do you have our credit card?" "Would you like to hear about it?" "But it will save you 15%!" "Are you SURE?" They hook the children and use them to advertise to parents. No thanks.
  • Did they even do user testing? 1/5

    By @sumpepandwong
    I'm all for parent participation but the unnecessary text is a barrier for children's natural instinct to explore, play and learn. iPad apps designed for preschoolers with or without parent participation should respect basic child development and this app doesn't do that. Parents should facilitate play and learning, not control it. If they did any sort of user testing they would have found out there are way too many steps a child has to take in order to play a game. The app defies all design advice from the Cooney center research. Why PBS why? Why associate your high-quality brand with such a horrible designed app that doesn't respect a child's right to explore and learn. I hate the god awful computer generated voice too. Deleting app immediately.
  • Awesome!!! 5/5

    By SconeDawg1
    From my 2 yr. old to my 7 yr. old emery loves this wonderful game!
  • Fun 4/5

    By Airheadica84
    Good ideas and fun little games for my 3 year old
  • Learning WITH an adult 4/5

    By chelsette
    What the previous reviewer failed to realize is that this app is intended to be used by a child WITH a parent or other adult. Yes, there is text and steps, but if used with an adult, as intended, this is an excellent app. As an ELL teacher, I can use this app with my students and assess specific language knowledge, such as prepositions, shapes, following one step directions, etc.
  • Fitkidsofswok 5/5

    By FKSWOK
    How cool is this! Our coalition is all about creating a healthier community and what a great tool this is to support that. Thank you PBS!
  • Joel 5/5

    By Mountainstandard
    My nephew loves this game! Easy yet stimulating! And for free!!!!! Easy download!

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