In my life before kids, I loved gaming. I would spend weekends playing strategy games, so it follows that my children would love games where you build a character and develop a community – something you can do in the Dino Tales Game.
A new game from Kuato Studios, Dino Tales is an educational game for children aged around 6 – 11 years old – an ability to read is useful in this game – although it’s suitable from any age interested in dinosaurs.
Dino Tales is endorsed by UK teachers as it ‘helps enrich vocabulary’ and encourages story telling. In Dino Tales players can explore an exotic island with a baby dinosaur, play on lava slides, join the rock bowling, collect fossils, navigate the river and make friends with more dinosaurs.
Dino Tales is also a fabulously interactive game that allows kids to ask spontaneous questions to a 3D dino guide named Darwin, via the “Word Wheel”, which is enabled by SIRI technology. Parents can change the length and duration of games and set game play and learning goals.
Children can personalise their dinosaurs, and ask questions like ‘How are dinosaurs named?’ where Darwin answers the question.
One of the things my kids really liked about Dino Tales is that they could create a digital Storybook based around their travels and adventures around the island, and this Storybook can then be shared on social media or read by themselves or an adult.
The KAGE technology Kuato uses in this game adjusts and evolves the language used according to the child’s age too which is again great from an educational development point of view.
Unfortunately Dino Tales is only available for Apple at the moment, but you can download it from the App Store here ($3.99 and £2.99) and view the preview below.