Hand Painted – Machinery is three kid-friendly, educational games rolled into one. The app is the second of our Hand Painted app series and features 60 different vehicles and their drivers, each hand painted in ink and watercolor. The Machinery app is suitable for children of two years and up, and has simple controls to customize the difficulty for your child’s developmental level.
Audio instructions and feedback may help your child learn to read, but mean that reading is not required to play. If you don't want or need the sound, it is easy to turn off the audio instruction in the app settings or mute via the dedicated volume buttons on your iPad.
Our game modes are classics (memory, matching, and category), but the iPad is the perfect way to introduce your child to them. Your child will love seeing the vivid pictures of heavy machinery, big rigs and their operators. Also, it is nice to not have a bunch of cards to pick up when playtime is over!
For our youngest players, there is a "Lap Sit" mode. Let your child curl up (just like story time) and do easy matching of vehicles with their drivers. Taking turns and interacting is fun and easy for this age range (2 years or older), and you can help your child develop the touch motor skills that will carry them to more advanced games.
Your child is shown a driver or vehicle view and told to select the corresponding vehicle from a lineup of vehicles. If a correct match is made, your child will receive auditory feedback for the correct match and will be shown a full screen picture of the vehicle including the vehicle name. Benefit: Enhanced scientific observation, improved inductive/deductive reasoning, vehicle recognition, hand-eye coordination practice.
Your child taps to turn over a tile and reveal the vehicle or driver underneath. If two of a kind are tapped in succession, your child is rewarded with visual and auditory feedback for the correct match plus a screen showing and telling you the name of the vehicle or operator. Benefit: Exercise for spatial memory, improved deductive reasoning, practice for touch-based interface interaction.
Your child taps on tiles to identify all of the vehicles or drivers that share a common attribute/category. Benefit: Learning vehicle and operator attributes and categories, comparative and categorization skills, attention to detail, building skills that underpin future math and science (partitioning, process of elimination, logic).
Your child can unlock trophies based on their performance in each game and difficulty level. Collected trophies are added to a trophy case (accessible at any time) so your child can build confidence and share their success!