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Creative Genius On-the-Go! – Awesome open ended activity app that keeps your creative juices flowing

Creative Genius On-the-Go!

Creative Genius On-the-Go! – This is an open ended activity that require problem solving/creative thinking skills to answer the questions/scenarios presented. One of the scenarios we worked on is ‘What other uses are there for bricks” and “what if the cars have legs instead of wheels”. These are not unusual scenarios and they can be easily answered. This is very important because it helps to keep the interest in the kids. Otherwise they will lose the interest.  This helped me explain some of the ways we used to use bricks back home and also talk about some of the equipment that is already present that doesn’t have wheels (my son came up with the big robots in the movie avatar as an example).  So this not only helps with the creative thinking but also gives us topics to discuss in context. If it is not for this app asking the bricks questions we may never need to discuss how do they use in other parts of world where the resources are scarce and they use whatever is available to solve the problems they have 🙂 That is called ‘Necessity is the mother of invention”.

The best part about this app is that the questions are one liners but there are several hints below explain the question further (See the screenshot below)making it easier to focus on what is requested.

How it works?

You spin the wheel and one of the three  categories  will come up.  You just read out loud the instructions and start thinking about solutions/answers. The scenarios presented are simple yet requires lot of thinking. Kids will have to think but will enjoy solving these problems/scenarios.

Skills Taught

  • Creative thinking
  • Problem Sovling

Overal Impression

This will be a welcome relief from the typical ‘drill’ apps and will keep the creative juices flowing.   I played with my son and it was fun and engaging but it will be more fun to play this when there are more people so everyone can pitching in  ideas. You will be out of ideas pretty soon 🙂

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Welcome to a fun creative thinking tool for busy parents who love to engage their children in imaginative enrichment activities. Here’s a convenient way to provide open-ended creativity for young minds with 150 quick and fun challenges, diversions, and scenarios that can be played anytime, anywhere.

These short, written prompts offer activities that children can play independently or with a friend or sibling. It’s also a great opportunity to have lively interaction together with you, the parent! Use the app at home, in the car, or in the grocery line.

We’re offering Creative Genius On-the-Go! at an introductory price for a limited time.

Features:
★ 50 What Ifs? – prompts the player to describe how the impossible may be possible
★ 50 Imagine That! – mind-stretching challenges that boost brainpower and zap boredom
★ 50 Wack-tivities – silly and fun diversions to get the creative juices flowing

Includes:
★ Write Tool – if an activity requires written answers, use this full featured note pad
★ Notebook – store, edit, and share your written entries, and use it as a creativity journal
★ Timer – useful for any timed activity (found in Write Tool)
★ Favorites – save any activity for convenient recall
★ Powerful Sort – helps you find the perfect activity for the right time and place
★ Random – let the app pick an activity for you!
★ What is Creativity? – helpful information to learn more about the creative process

Creativity is more than artistic expression. It’s what’s behind the great achievements we see all around us and the innovations we use every day. With Creative Genius On-the-Go!, you have a tool to help children exercise creative thinking and to begin to develop their own creative potential.

Kids crave opportunities to stretch their imaginations. Thinking creatively is a joyful experience for kids, although they would call it playing games and having fun.

This version is developed for iPhone only. Stay tuned to future announcements about our plans to update to a full universal app.

What would you like to see in future versions? How have your kids amazed you? Please let us know your feedback and any questions you might have.

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