Nickelodeon has released a new app based on Spin Master Entertainment’s action-adventure preschool series PAW Patrol. Not just about puppy love, the app aims to teach kids problem-solving and social skills as well.
In Paw Patrol Rescue Run, kids join forces with the heroic pups for various missions. After completing each task, pups and preschoolers alike are rewarded for their hard work and helpfulness with Adventure Bay badges, meant to reinforce the positive outcomes of doing good deeds.
The app’s curriculum includes classification and sorting (comparing objects and sorting them), visual discrimination and matching (finding/matching objects), science and recycling (categorizing items) and counting/enumeration (identifying objects by sets).
This new mobile app for preschoolers falls in line with Nick releasing a preschool lineup of shows that are both educational and entertaining. As more studies show that kids are using tablets and apps at increasingly younger ages, Nick is zeroing in on the preschool market with smart apps and TV shows.