Mandela–Story and Games | his biography as an educational kids app
✔ iPad + iPhone | educational apps for kids
We’d like to recommend you a very special educational kids app today, especially in honour of the current occasion: “Mandela – story and games” is an elaborate picture book biography of Nelson Mandela, especially for kids/pupils. In honour of the death of former President of the Republic of South Africa, the app developers are offering the app of Nelson Mandela for free.
Nelson Mandela’s Biography for kids
In this picture book app, kids can scroll through the various coherent pages, unlike other picture book apps, where the pages need to be turned over. Mandela’s life and work can be explored and followed like a long timeline, back and forth. Each picture represents an important event of Mandela’s life, which are presented by an narrator. The app has been divided into the following sections:
* Facts to know about Mandela
* Birth and Youth of Mandela
* Mandela’s studies
* Mandela’s taking of awareness
* The anti-apartheid struggle
* The conviction of life in prison – the prison of Robben Iceland
* Soweto riots and rebellion of the townships
* Mandela’s exemption
* His election as president
* Mandela remains active
Each page offers additional interesting contents such as: a picture of his prison cell, newspaper articles or maps.
Educational games about Mandela’s life
At the end of the biography, kids can also explore various games, which would also be suitable as teaching materials for school history lessons, e.g.
* the towns and cities of South Africa
* A quiz of the year dates
* Important personalities
* The meaning of the South African flag
Quotations and anecdotes by Mandela
This educational kids app is rounded up nicely with selected quotes and anecdotes by Mandela. A mini encyclopedia also explains kids the important words that appear in Mandela’s biography.
YouTube video trailer of Mandela Story and Games
Mandela – Story and Games kids app rating
Digischool has published an awesome biography app of Nelson Mandela for kids. The app usually costs $ 0.99, which is still really cheap. We have however, definitely learnt quite a lot about the great Mandela, who has sadly just passed away. Unfortunately the narration and translation of this app is a little poor and hard to understand.
To complete this app recommendation, we want to show you a quote from the itunes description, where there’s nothing really more to add to.
“Nelson Mandela is a modern character of our history, he actively participated in the anti-segregation fight and he strongly contributed to make the men not only of his country but also of the world better. His example is often given to symbolize the pacific conflict for a strong idea and for equality between human beings.
This application on Nelson Mandela gives you the possibility to discover a great character of history, as well as a complicated and difficult time for South Africa that affected the entire world. Thanks to an interactive story, children can feel more involved in the story, and this allows a better understanding of it thanks to illustrations and audio explanations.”
Top best apps for kids rating: 4 stars
Unfortunately, the app is no longer available on the App Store (status 06.12.2016)
Download Mandela Story and Games
➔ App download for – iPad & iPhone on Apple App Store
kids app developer: Digischool