Developed by Synendo, Didakto is an educational game for iPad. Although designed with school age kids in mind (4-12+), there is enough challenging content here for almost everyone to get something out of the app.
Didakto is a matching game that features four separate categories of puzzles – Math, Language, Logic and Geography. Each of these categories has further subcategories of puzzle types, for example Geography features Countries, Capitals, Flags and Landmarks. In addition, you can specify which geographical location you would like to be tested on e.g Africa, Asia & Oceania, Europe and so on.
Whichever category you choose, the game is played in essentially the same way. In the begging of each game, a photo is broken up into a number of tiles, each representing a question. These tiles are then randomly re-assorted and its your goal to get all the answers right to get the picture back together again. You answer the questions by dragging the “question” tiles to the correct answers on the board. For example, in the Flags game, you need to drag the chosen country’s flag to the name of that country on the appropriate answer tile.
I personally enjoyed the Geography section of Didakto the most and would love to see this expanded in future updates. However, there is also a lot of educational benefit to be derived from the other puzzle categories like Math, which allow you or your child to practice their multiplication, division, decimals and more.
The app has a simple, uncomplicated feel and each game is played in the same manner so it’s easy for kids to pick up and play. There are no high scores or timers, so you can go at whatever pace suits you.
Didakto makes learning fun and challenging, but best of all – interactive.
Didakto [iTunes Link] is compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 3.2 or later. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.