Oscar's Apps is a fun and interactive learning environment for toddlers and pre-school aged children.

FAQs

I've noticed there are daytime and nighttime modes, how do I see both?

Oscar's Apps has been designed with many additional features to ensure a fun and interesting learning experience. These features include a change from a daytime to a nighttime background. The daytime background is shown, using your iPad's time-zone setting, between 9am and 6pm. All other times the nighttime background is used. This feature, whilst also creating variety, offers additional reinforcement to timed events during the day including potential bed times. We heard a lot of 'last go - look it's night time' during our reviews with many parents and their children.

How can I change the accent when I play my Oscar's Apps?

Oscar's Apps have been designed to use the region format in your iPad's settings. If your accent is not correct simply change the region setting and the accent the app uses will change on next use. Oscar's Apps currently support Australian, Canadian, British and American regional accents. To change this setting you'll need to go to your iPad home screen, then the settings icon, select the international option from the list, and region format. You will not need to update your Oscar's app after you make this change, it will detect it automatically.

Are there any settings I can change?

Oscar's Apps have been designed to be simple and intuitive for 2-5 year olds. To keep things simple and ensure that no unexpected screens cause confusion there are no settings pages. Please let us know if you have any suggestions for improvement of our apps at feedback@oscarsapps.com

Why do you have both a 1-10 and 1-20 balloon counting app?

Oscar's apps have been designed for a range of competencies in the 2-5 age group. Oscar's Apps educational principles ensure that each child can learn at their own pace in digestible modules. We recommend ensuring your child has first mastered the 1-10 stage before moving on to the 1-20 app.

Why aren't there any back or home buttons on the app?

Oscar's Apps have been designed to encourage education and the rewards of completing each stage. As a result, the best way to get back to the home screen of each app is to complete the stage. We have found most children will learn by finding the answer themselves, rather than simply exiting when the going gets tough.

Can you explain the three stages (Learn, Follow, Play)?

Each Oscar's Apps module has three levels: Learn, Follow, and Play. Learn is exactly that; a simple non-randomized, guided stage that will step your child through the concept so they can begin to learn the task at hand. The Follow stage introduces more complexity through randomization but still provides guidance. The Play stage requires your child to demonstrate that they have the skills to complete the stage with only minimal assistance (there is time delayed assistance for when they are really stuck). As an additional feature each stage will only be highlighted, with a green button, once the preceding stage is successfully completed. This encourages children to learn at their own pace, reducing the potential for things to fall into the "too hard basket".