Apps for Developing Logical Deduction, Creative Thinking and Problem Solving Skills

I like apps that require the boys to think creatively for solutions to win the game. Here are a few new ones we’ve come across recently…

Pettson’s Inventions Deluxe

Help old man Pettson and his cat Findus build their amazing inventions! Which of the objects should be included and where do they fit in the machinery? Drag and drop the parts to their right spot and watch the invention go!

Pettson’s Inventions Deluxe is available for iPad and Android fro $2.99.

Doodle Fit

Your task is simple: fit the given set of blocks into given shapes. Drag the blocks inside and outside in search for the layout that covers the whole shape. A level is complete when all blocks have been used and there’s no more free space in the shape.

Doodle Fit is available from iTunes and GooglePlay. It is free but it contains in-app purchases.

Tinker Box

Rather reminiscent of Amazing Alex, TinkerBox is a fun, free-to-play physics puzzle game. While it is full of interesting science facts and teaches basic engineering concepts, TinkerBox is more than just educational. Take the tools in your hands to explore your creativity and imagination with Invent mode. Build outrageous machines, share them with your friends, or download popular inventions online at Tinker Box News. Stretch your brain through the devious Puzzle mode. Get immersed in physics-based puzzles and mechanical concepts, where your only hope for success is your creative problem solving.

Tinker Box is available on iTunes and it is free.

Kodable

Similar in concept to Tynker, Kodable is a free educational iPad game offering a kid-friendly introduction to programming concepts and problem solving. For kids ages 5 and up.

The fuzzFamily crashed their spaceship on Smeeborg and need your help to explore the planet’s Technomazes. Use your finger to drag and drop instructions for your fuzzes to follow. Then hit Play to watch them roll through the maze with curiosity. BEWARE: Fuzzes are very LOGICAL and will follow every command exactly as you tell them! Get rewarded with stars, coins, and even EXTRA members of the fuzzFamily as you successfully complete mazes.

Kodable is available from iTunes for homes and classrooms.

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