Didakto is a unique educational game that’s perfect for elementary school children. The app provides review for four areas of learning – Math, Language, Logic & Geography. Within those areas are different skills that are then broken down even farther. For example, in Logic you would have Objects & Sizes and within that you could choose to work on learning about biggest objects or smallest ones.
After your child has selected what topic they want to tackle it’s time to play the game. They select a photo from the iPad or a random photo generated by the app. This photo is then broken up into different squares. The amount of squares is up to you but this number will determine the number of questions your child is given. The squares then turn into answers to questions. Below these squares is a set with the same number, only they hold the question. Your child looks at the question and then drags over the square with the answer on it. When they’ve filled in all of the squares they can check their work. If everything is correct the squares will flip over revealing the original photo. Basically your child is moving pieces of the picture from one spot to another, recreating it by answering questions.
There are several things that I really like about Didakto. First is the app’s design. It is clean, easy to navigate and not distracting. Next, I appreciate the variety of skills the game covers. There’s something for everyone from Kindergarten to Fifth Grade. I also liked that there was no timer on this game, your child can take things at their own pace. Being able to add in your own photos is a nice touch. Didakto can be played in several different languages – English, French, Dutch, German, Italian or Spanish. This is a well executed app with great educational value.
Price when Reviewed: $3.99
Disclosure: I received a free copy of this app for review purposes.