RelationShapes is designed to develop young children’s visual-spatial reasoning and creative problem-solving skills through open-ended play! With minimal verbal language, RelationShapes immerses children in a visual language that is relevant, universal and fun! The app encourage adults to actively participate in playful learning with their children. A split screen design and multi-touch capability support co-play.
Parents and educators can easily monitor children’s progress in the Grown-ups area by viewing the skills children learn and practice as they move through each level.
RelationShapes supports learning new things through creative tasks in which children express themselves. It requires utilizing learnt things in open-ended problem solving.
Children are provided with a possibility to play together and parents and educators can easily monitor children’s progress in the Grown-ups area.
The pedagogical analysis covers how the product supports learning of the identified skills. The student’s role is assessed by four contrary pair parameters, which are selected to cover the most essential aspects on the use of the product.
The following are the high educational quality aspects in this product.
The supported learning goals are identified by matching the product with several relevant curricula descriptions on this subject area. The soft skills are definitions of learning goals most relevant for the 21st century. They are formed by taking a reference from different definitions of 21st century skills and Finnish curriculum.