Readers and fans of Spinlight Studio may be familiar with an app of theirs from last year, the memorable YodelOh - a wonderful take on the classic shooting gallery-style game taking place in the Swiss Alps.
This is a game that my son, although far from mastering, really enjoys playing and although it is not specifically an app with a high educational value, I am happy for my son to use his screen time playing this game as the look of this app is lovely and fun as well as being great for his reflexes and hand/eye coordination.
Because of this, I am very happy to let readers know about Spinlight Studio’s new app, YodelOh Math Mountain, with much of the same game play as their original app, yet now with a terrific math element that teaches addition, subtraction, multiplication and division as players tap correct answers seen bottom of the screen, slowing down the shepherd’s ascent up a mountain, as there is no place to go once at the top but falling over the side, ending the game. Correct answers will gain points; wrong answers will take a step in the wrong direction.
Players will also enjoy the shooting-game elements found in this app as sheep and later larger rams try to push the shepherd up the mountain. Tap these creatures to earn points as well before a good shove will send the herder closer and closer to the mountain's peak.
I have enjoyed both versions of this app, but it is a special treat how here, math drills can be practiced as well. This game becomes pretty fast-paced with a lot to shoot at as well as answering the questions at hand, and I appreciate that hints are given if needed, reducing the number of choices to choose from, especially helpful for children who may need help with these problems.
I am eager to show this app to my son as he can now work on math while playing a game that he already enjoys, especially as he gets older his math speed increases. The vintage look of a shooting-gallery game, with distressed wood details and the utterly satisfying sound of a metallic “ping” when hitting one’s target are elements that adults will enjoy as much as their children.
I am happy to recommend YodelOh Math Mountain as a fun, speedy math game that will surely keep children’s attention from kindergarten and up, including those in grade school who can focus on multiplication and division as well as a variety of math functions within the same game. It would be nice, however, if an option for a slower speed were also included as I can see some young students not being able to keep up with all that is going on, making this not the app for them - an issue that could be addressed by including a beginner level of some sort.
For those readers who have not done so, do check out other apps developed by Spinlight Studio as they are uniformly of a very high quality and include interesting educational apps for a wide range of age groups.
On another note, I am thrilled to announce that all Spinlight Studio apps will be on sale for $0.99 until Mother's Day, May 12th. Now is the time to try these apps if readers have not already, you will be happy you did.