This game is currently free to download on iOS but we were asked if we could review, thanks to our previous partnership.
You may recall a few weeks ago that we reviewed another Human Heroes iOS game, Curie On Matter, which you can find here. The team from KalamTech recently released a new game, Einstein’s Clock, also available on iOS and asked us for our thoughts. This follows on from the success of Curie on Matter.
Telling the time is something we have been working on with Jack recently and he is slowly getting there. However, a game that helps him with this is always going to be helpful so he quickly got himself set up and started playing.
The game is available for free on the Apple Store and also on Google Play. It is voiced by the wonderful Stephen Fry (the game is also endorsed by him). Like Curie On Matter, which is voiced by Miriam Margolyes, I think this is a really good fit and I love that they get such well loved public figures to voice their games.
The game helps kids learn to tell the time and the fundamentals of clocks with help from a 3D interactive and dancing Albert Einstein, who acts as the user’s personal tutor. He tells some funny jokes, helps the user if they are struggling and teaches them all about hour and minute hands and different configurations. There are eight different levels to complete but children cannot progress until they have fully understood a topic. This is great as you can be reassured they are fully learning instead of just skipping from level to level.
Like Curie on Matter, Einstein’s Clock, as well as being a completely free app, has no in-app purchases, no adverts, no subscriptions and sign ups and can be played offline with no internet needed.
So what were our thoughts?
With Jack starting to learn to tell the time, this game came along just as the right time. He is starting to recognise what the hands mean and different configurations although he does, of course, sometimes get it wrong. He has been enjoying completing challenges in order to earn Synaptocoins – and loves that you can replay them to get more if you wish.
For myself as a parent, I love that the game is said to cover a Key Stage National Curriculum area in reading clocks and telling the time – as I’ve mentioned before, education is so important to me. I also like the implementation of scaffolding teaching techniques to ensure the children completely understand the subject before moving on.
Jack has really been enjoying playing the game and will often choose to go on it of his own accord, without any persuasion from me. His time telling is definitely improving.
We’re both very excited to see what’s to come with KalamTech’s new hero of history, Leonardo da Vinci, if these two previous games prove anything!
Once again KalamTech have pulled it out of the bag with a fantastic educational resource that is also fun for the kids. If you have a child starting to learn about the time, I’d definitely recommend downloading the app for them and make learning about it fun.