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The scenes – Come and Play with Pipo

The scenes are really good. There are nine scenarios to choose. There is no order; they can choose any scene they feel like.

In each one the kid can explore and click on the objects, always related with the place they are playing. Pipo will teach them how to write and pronounce these words. Children will feel the need to repeat Pipo and this is a really good way to improve their diction.

The nine scenes are:

  1. The bathroom
  2. The living room
  3. The kitchen
  4. The bedroom
  5. The park
  6. The school
  7. The beach
  8. The garden
  9. Domestic animals

The scenes come and Play with Pipo

On the bar of each scene, you can see the icons for the games together with a jar of cookies, in which the number of cookies obtained and those which can be obtained are shown in each game. When the player begins to get cookies the jar changes its colour, this means it is filling up.

Achievement certificate of the scene: Only when you have succeeded all the games in the scene, you will be able to print out the diploma of this section.

The children they get really excited when they finished one section so they can get their certificate.

In the picture above you can see the school section. As you can guess at the time we printed this image shot we were playing in English otherwise if you click the “notebook” would have said “libreta” or “cuaderno“.

You can enjoy Spanish lessons with Come to play with Pipo (Spanish info)

Pipo’s house – Come to play with Pipo

This is Pipo’s house and from here you will be able to visit all the scenarios. All the places are linked with the daily live of the child making easier the learning. Thanks to the fun presentation children will learn and increase their vocabulary without realising it.

Pipos-house

So the child now can go to any section that he or she likes and start playing and learning some new vocabulary.

If your son or daughter does Spanish lessons in the school. This tool will be really good to impress you, their teachers and their friends.

In the next blog we are going to describe each section so you can see what is all about.

You can enjoy Spanish lessons with Come to play with Pipo (Spanish info)

To start the game – Come and Play with Pipo

On the first screen, Pipo will ask you to write your name or to choose your name from the list (if you have already played the game before), so that your scores can be kept.

Come and Play with pipo start menu

If is the first time you played, Pipo will ask you to write it twice. This avoids children entering text by mistake. Please make sure you do that properly at least for the first time otherwise you can´t play. So imagine your girl is call “Eve”. By default you can see Pipo in the list. (Of course you can play and play as Pipo) however personally I think is better you type Eve, you will be ask to introduce the name again (same spelling). I explain this because if you have selected “Spanish or Catalan” you will hear this in Spanish or Catalan. Make sense! So introduce once again “Eve” and you will be able to see Eve in the list. So now you have got to users “Pipo and Eve”. Now imagine you have got another child “Charlotte”, repeat the process and Charlotte will be also in the list. It is a perfect tool if you are a teacher too.

 

On this opening screen you can also have access to a range of special buttons:

 

–         PLAY button, you can access to the game.

–         EXIT button, to leave the game.

–         OPTIONS, F5 button, where you can see a brief about all the games of the product.

–         F6 button, languages, allows you to change the language (Spanish, English or Catalan).

–         Green question mark, F1, the helping window. This button is linked to the summary of how the game works and the instruction to play.

–         CIBAL multimedia, the credits of the game.

You can enjoy Spanish lessons with Come to play with Pipo (Spanish info)

Introduction to Come to play with Pipo

Come and Play with Pipo is an educational game created and coordinated by child psychology professionals including contributions from teachers and specialists in each educational area.

Come and Play with pipo start menu

This game aims to let the children learn through play, reaching the main purpose of the game: children development in some areas like intuition,creativity, reasoning, etc.

From the pedagogical and educational point of view, each game works in a specific skill providing fundamental knowledge about the area. However, children think they are playing and having fun trying to solve them.

Come and Play with Pipo has been created for the toddlers, from 2 to 6 years old.

Thanks to the variety and the treatment of the contents, is aimed as well to children with learning difficulties or special educational needs. This is why all the games have various levels of difficulties to adapt the concepts, extending the range of age to play and making the game more complete and rich in contents. Even the contents at the highest levels, the kid can always use them and familiarize with them progressively meanwhile is having fun.

The main areas and skills that the game develops are: reading and writing, maths, the hours, music, learn to use the mouse, and science (human body, animals, …) always displayed in a simple, clear and stimulating way trying to catch the children’s interest.

The programme takes place in scenarios really well known by the kids, like the bedroom, the school, the kitchen, the bathroom, the beach, the park, etc. For this reason the game has the perfect platform for learning.

The duration of each game will vary according to the speed of learning, needs and capability of each player. There is no time pressure, and children can stop playing at any time. However we do recommend shorts periods of 20 to 30 minutes. Remember you can always combine this support learning software with some other curricular or extra curricular activities.

For parents and teachers

The main concept of the game is to let the children interact with the computer as if it was a toy. Like that they can get used to work with a universal tool that they definitely will have to learn to use.

Of course you can help them at the beginning even play with the most little ones. Remember you can always use the monitoring tool to see later what have they been learning.

Come and Play with Pipo offers the possibility of playing in three languages: English, Spanish and Catalan.  That is why the game has an important value when the purpose is to learn another language while is focusing in another aspects of the daily life.

 All the games count the hits and mistakes you make: points are important to motivate the child to keep playing, to make an effort and to improve his learning. You should note that points are not important and significant to the children, though are an additional challenge for them.

 

You can enjoy Spanish lessons with Come to play with Pipo (Spanish info)

The Space Ship game

In each game, the children will receive lots of energy cells when they are progressing in the different levels.

The child will get energy cells that will be kept in the storage battery. Click on it and place the energy cell in the external fuel tank of the space ship. When you get all energy cells, the Martians will have fuel enough to travel to their planet.

Note that the game is designed for a wide range of age so you should not put the children under pressure to solve all the games.

The Space Ship maths game

If you help the Martians to come back to their planet, as a reward for such a huge effort and success, you will get the Diploma.

It has your name and the date when you achieve to finish all the levels and games. This game is great!

You can print it and keep it as the trophy it is and if you print it in black and white, you can colour it using your favourite colours.

Sometimes parents when we buy some CD games we are not quite sure what are we going to get for it. We have actually looked into some of other games maths providers and maths with pipo really stands out. Some other providers claim to be cheap however you need to buy several packages, products, CD´s and at the end of the day will be more expensive overall and not the same quality you can get with Pipo.

We hope this deep description helps you to decide if this product will be good for your child and we guaranty your purchase will not be a waste and it is a really good way to help your son or daughter to learn, practise or improve his/her maths.

Finally just to remind you this is just a tool. However I am always concern as a dad and a professional in the educational sector with the fact that children should not exceed say half and hour playing with the computers, video games, PS, etc. and remember you can also have fun with them playing along and singing the timetables as I recently did with my eldest.

You can download for free the full Pdf file in our website and play this game when you can.

You can easy learn this game and have fun. (game info)