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    Default Has anyone use Blue Apprentice?

    Everyone here that reads my posts knows that Tech and I LOVE technology. Games, videos, apps, you name it, we love it. (or at least have tried it)

    AND, we have now discovered an awesome new game! Blue Apprentice! It's a science based game that, so far, is only on desktop or Ipad (boo), but I emailed them about Android and they say they are working on one soon. ANYWAY, We downloaded it to the computer and did the demo. I was a little doubtful because to me, it looked tedious and boring. But Tech LOVED it! And unlike Prodigy Math, which assumes he can read fluently so I have to be there to read it to him, this one totally reads it all to him! It even gives him the option of having it read the answers of all questions asked to him!

    It's for ages 6-12 and in the first couple levels they go over what matter is, what an element is, what atoms are, it goes over the periodic table of elements and actually has them form molecules! It even has them break down some items to see what makes them up! AND, Tech was getting a lot of the questions right! Information we'd never gone over before the game, so he learned it completely on the game itself! SCORE!

    Only downside is you can't buy it outright. It's subscription based and even pricier than Prodigy. $9 a month, $23 a quarter, or $70 a year. BUT, unlike Prodigy, you can do just a single quarter, or just a single month.

    Now, Tech loves science, and loves video games, so he's really the perfect candidate for this game. Has anyone else used this? And if so, did your kid like it?

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    Never heard of it before now. Is there a "recommended" grade level/age range for it? Off to Google a bit.

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    It's for ages 6-12. I think it would probably be best for 8-10 honestly, as some of it does seem pretty complex, but Tech is getting it (of course, he's more science inclined than I think the average 7 year old). After 10, it might get a bit too boring as far as gameplay is. But, it is definitely better than sitting and listening passively to a lecture. :-)

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