Rocket Rangers Preschool is a collection of simple educational games for mobile devices, designed for children ages 2 to 5.
- Basic skill games: shapes and sizes, numbers and counting, colors, letters, and matching
- Voice guidance with no menus
- Continuous self-paced play
- Exciting space theme and animations
- Positive reinforcement with no scores or penalties
- Child-safe: no advertisements, no external links or network usage, and no social media connections
- Informal learning bonus: exposure to advanced science concepts during play
Recognize and learn the names of several basic geometric shapes.
Distinguish the largest or smallest in a set, or an object that differs in size, color, or appearance.
Count a set of objects, with each numeral displayed and spoken as the count progresses.
Identify all objects of the named basic color in a set.
Compare and match a named letter of the alphabet with the first letters of a set of words.
Practice motor skills to drag and drop a simple jigsaw-style picture puzzle.
The classic memory game: find and match pairs of hidden images.
Build precision motor skills and hand-eye coordination by manipulating the touchscreen interface.
Rocket Rangers Preschool offers tacit exposure to a variety of advanced science ideas and topics, none of which are necessary for completing the game's various preschool-level activities. This exposure represents an informal learning opportunity familiarizing children with some science vocabulary and concepts, potentially boosting recognition and retention if and when these concepts are formally taught during future education opportunities.
Some of the many concepts and ideas presented in the course of the game include:
- Solar systems contain planets.
- Solar systems can contain more than one star.
- Rockets need fuel to make them go.
- Planets travel counterclockwise around the sun.
- Inner planets travel around the sun more rapidly than outer planets.
- Light-years and parsecs are units of distance measurement.
- The same sound would be heard differently on Earth and Mars.
- You wouldn't be able to hear a rocket launch on the Moon.
- Water is made up of hydrogen and oxygen.
- Fission breaks up atoms.
- Fusion mashes atoms together.
- The Moon can be visible in sky during the daytime.
- Exposure to names of categories of the electromagnetic spectrum.
- Exposure to names of several real and possible near-future types of spacecraft.
- Exposure to the names of all solar system planets and of several major moons.