Because of the quarantine, parents with young kids need all the help they can get when it comes to ensuring that the children are still learning and enjoying even while staying inside the house the whole day. With the availability of gadgets and the Internet, parents allow their kids to use interactive and educational apps that offer activities for the children’s active screen time.
Recently, we have launched in the Philippines our award-winning educational app from Italy called Mash&Co, and it received a warm welcome from Filipino parents. Designed for preschoolers from 3 to 6 years old, the fun app features a young mushroom named Mash and a wacky snail named Periwinkle whose mission is to save the forest from drought. It was named Best Educational App for Kids by Digital Ehon Award in Japan, Cartoons on the Bay Pulcinella Awards in Italy, and Aalto University APPCAMPUS in Finland.
Let’s find out what parents are saying about this animated kids app.
Provides entertainment for kids
With Mash&Co’s cute and eye-catching graphics and interesting storyline, it’s no doubt that this educational app is such a hit to toddlers and preschoolers. The adventures of Mash will surely excite every little learner. “Sobrang na-enjoy ng baby ko. She’s turning 3 years old sa December. Naka-ilang ulit na kami ng free version. Nakakatuwa nga kasi yung part na pinipindot yung clouds, ayaw nya, inii-skip niya kasi ayaw nya malaglag yung characters,” said Dei Marcoso.
A fun way to teach toddlers and preschoolers
Following Mash and Periwinkle’s journey, children can learn from interactive cartoons and play fun games in one app. Through various interactive animated episodes and minigames, Mash&Co app empowers a child’s sense of discovery and empathy. It also boosts critical thinking, logic skills, and imagination. Mommy Dorue Salonga commented, “I’m impressed, napaka-imformative!
A good supplement to online learning
One of the main challenges of mothers nowadays is online learning. While educators are doing their best to provide the same quality education remotely, it can’t be helped that parents, especially mothers, are still very much involved in their children’s online schooling. To supplement the little ones’ digital experience, many parents make use of digital contents to aid in their children’s learning. “Bagay ito sa toddler ko lalo na ngayon start na siya sa New Normal Learning/Daycare,” said Lynne Lucas. “Big help para sa akin na may toddler na mahirap turuan,” said Carls San Cho.
Boosts child’s emotional intelligence
Mash&Co stories tell about the importance of nature, collaboration, sharing respect and caring for someone. As children virtually joins the adventures of Mash and Periwinkle, they are taught the importance of helping new friends in difficult situations, getting their hands “dirty” in many situations, and learning by doing in the story.
“Para sa amin itong, Mash&Coapp ang the best educational app na na-download namin. Ito ay ginawa sa ilalim ng supervision ng child psychology expert at educationalist. Hindi lang IQ ang nahahasa nito pati din ang EQ ng mga bata. Gamit ni Olivia ang app na ito mga 15-30minutes a day (hanggang 30 minutes lang kasi ang screen time ng anak namin kada araw),” said Ciarra Magallanes of Mommy Diaries PH.
Teaches values to kids
Aside from new knowledge and skills, Mash&Co teaches little children with morals that they can apply in real life. “I approve this app for my daughter because the app’s story teaches the child about positive values like importance of nature, collaboration, sharing, respect and caring for someone,” said Gwen Serrano.
Mash&Co is definitely #momapproved in the Philippines. Download the app for your child now on Google Play and iOS App Store. Once you’ve downloaded the appisodes, you can save them for later and watch them without an internet connection or mobile data.
Gwen Llana-Serrano is a millennial mom who works from home. She owns a content writing start-up and writes about her experience as a mom for the first time on her parenting and lifestyle blog . He also writes articles for The Asian Parent, the largest parenting website in Southeast Asia.