Kidoteca has released a new app for the iPhone and iPad called Matryoshka! Deluxe for kids. It is a puzzle game inspired by the classic Russian nesting dolls. These wooden creations are loved by children everywhere and now they can play with them on the iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch.
These are very easy for adults to take apart and put together but for young children they are a real puzzle. The concept of taking apart the dolls and then putting them back together in the correct order can be challenging for the youngsters, but luckily they can play and learn without making a huge mess.
The object is to take apart all of the dolls and then put them back together from smallest to largest. It will teach children important skills such as size discrimination and sequencing, coordination, and the importance of organization. They will also learn about themes and numbers.
Once they have completed the puzzle they will be reward with a fun activity such as popping bubbles, fireworks, and other entreating objects. There is also a timed challenge mode that times you on how long it takes you to complete all of the dolls. The one issue I would like to see in a future upgrade is the ability to track the scores so that you can see if they are improving in time.
Currently Matryoshka! Deluxe for kids is priced at just $0.99 and is available on the Apple App Store now. Check it out your kids will love it. If you are looking for more dolls to keep you child entertained, you may want to check out the deluxe version. It offers 65 dolls.