With all of the new tech gadgets children are being exposed to screens more than in past years. Parents should make sure children are using apps that will enhance their learning. Luckily, the 19-person Brooklyn outfit is focused on building a new class of education apps . Drawing inspiration from mid-century encyclopedias and the rich children’s media of the ’60s and ’70s, it takes a “show, don’t tell” approach to explaining the world.
These apps use elements from textbooks and mobile games. Plants, $2, for iPhone and iPad, is a great app features a pair of charming biomes: a deciduous forest and a desert. This app unlike others in the market is interactive and depicts a realistic environment where the biome is has a set of rules that dictate where stuff shows up and how it behaves.