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Sylvan Learning Launches SylvanPlay Mobile Games Network
Sylvan Learning has launched
network of educational games for children in grades 1 through 4. The games
are available for iOS and Android mobile devices.
SylvanPlay currently offers nine games and plans to add more on an ongoing
basis, including the addition of games for students in grade 5 and 6.
According to the company, the games are designed to help students improve their
reading, math, science, geography, strategic thinking and other skills.
Games currently available on SylvanPlay include:
- Critter Cruise, a math and language learning game that is aligned to the
Common Core State Standards;
- Battle Station, a game designed to help kids improve their number sense;
- Angle Asteroids, designed to help kids develop an intuition for angles;
- Pizza Party, for learning fractions;
- Equator, which lets kids practice addition, subtraction, multiplication,
division and order of operations;
- Sushi Scramble, a multi-player word-building game for two to four
players that can be played collaboratively or competitively;
- Not Lost in the Universe, which teaches kids how wind, sun, water and
heat serve as energy sources;
- Get Rocky, a geology-based racing game; and
- Wonder Bunny Math Race, which is designed to help children learn
numbers, counting, addition and subtraction.
The games are all designed for kids ages 6 to 9, except Wonder Bunny
Math Race, which is designed for kids ages 3 to 8. Most of the games can
run on any iOS or Android device, but some of them are designed specifically for
use on tablets.
SylvanPlay is not the company's first venture into the mobile market.
The company has already established its SylvanSync platform to move its
curriculum to the iPad.
"Sylvan continues to follow what families are doing and adapting the
curriculum to the devices they prefer," said Julia Fitzgerald, chief marketing
officer for Sylvan Learning, in a prepared statement. "Why make parents say 'no'
to apps and games if we can turn them into educational tools that help their
The SylvanPlay games are available through the Apple App Store and
Play. Prices range from free to $4.99, and all of the apps are free for
Sylvan Learning customers. Further information can be found on the
Leila Meyer is a technology writer based in British Columbia. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.