Whad’Ya Know? PlayMoolah’s first ipad app is now in the AppStore for the little ones – a fun game with unique accelerometer-based controls that tests both cognition and dexterity. Dash through 50 levels of excitement as you get back your stolen coins, goods… and princess! A great way to learn about needs vs. wants and identify U.S. coins! Check out Coin Catcher here!
So what inspired the game design?
While we were teaching the 6 year olds in class, we noticed a very interesting phenomenon. Young kids thought that Dimes (10cents) were worth less than Nickels (5cents) just because they were smaller in size! It was difficult to illustrate the difference between the value vs. the physical size of the coins! This sparked the idea of coin catcher where kids would learn through gameplay to catch the dimes although they were smaller, as that was the “smarter” way to complete the level in the fastest time. We also slowly introduce the idea of choosing important needs over the wants, within a compelling story arc that even adults would enjoy!
We hope you try it out! Leave us any feedback and let us know if you’d like to see more ipad apps from PlayMoolah!
A BIG Thank You to all the kids at Kinderland who shared all those ideas, laughter, and joy making this app a reality