We truly enjoy utilizing apps in our homeschool. The possibilities are endless and I so appreciate the fun and interactive ways technology has enabled us to learn and grow. My two older boys fancy themselves budding history buffs, so the opportunity to review the Ansel & Clair – Paul Revere’s Ride iPad App was met with much excitement in my home!
From Ansel & Clair: Filled with interactivity, animations, stunning visuals, word-class music and thematic mini-games, Ansel & Clair ride with Paul Revere changes the way History is taught and learned by kids. Exciting new features include a fun Who’s Who Photobooth, pop-up quiz to test knowledge, integrated maps to see the actual maps of key places and events, abilityy to type your notes in the Travel Log and much more. Popular 18th century Rebus puzzles, rendition of H.W. Longfellow’s “Midnight Ride by Paul Revere” poem, licensed art from museums and original period music enhance immersion into history.
I really liked this app and how eagerly my guys took to it. The whole game is so well thought-out and researched, you could tell within the first minute of use!
My oldest son (10) enjoyed the many authentic pieces of art presented throughout the story and activities. They really helped to illustrate the time period and events.
The well-placed quizzes help to reinforce facts learned in the previous segment.
I asked Caleb and Devin what they liked most about the app: They both answered similarly – they enjoyed being able to warn the colonists of the invading British themselves. I appreciate how completely this app allows the kids to immerse themselves in the material they’re learning!
My oldest son’s only criticism is how quickly he was able to work through all of the activities. It took him two days, so maybe a little over an hour of screen time, to work through the entire app. That’s not necessarily bad, as I could see him going back through the activities in the future, but something of which to be aware. My youngest is a fairly impatient child and wasn’t always crazy about Ansel & Clair’s longer pieces of narration, but you are able to skip through those easily if your child feels the same way.
I found the app colorful, easy to navigate, fun to use, informative and very well done! I actually spent about 15 minutes working through the map myself simply for the fun of it!
The boys have talked a great deal about Paul Revere this week. My kids are excited about a period in history they now understand and thoroughly enjoy. What more could a mom, homeschool or otherwise, ask for in an educational app?!?
Danielle is a born and raised, big-city Southern California girl that has been joyfully transplanted into a beautiful small town in Southern Montana! She’s married to her stud of a high school sweetheart and together they’re raising three handsome, rough and tumble young men. Their family loves the Lord and feel like homeschooling is just one of the many ways they have endeavored to give their whole lives to Christ. Danielle loves to read and doesn’t go anywhere without her Kindle! She also loves to cook, organize, hike in beautiful weather and spend entirely too much time playing with all things tech-ish. Danielle also harbors a fairly new-found love of all things DIY! You can find her blogging at Organizational Hysteria.
Paul Revere’s Ride App Giveaway
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