Patchimals is a play-oriented educational and cultural project intended for children up to the age of 6 and kids with special needs. It has been designed especially to allow children to learn while having fun. We believe that games are the best way to learn at an early age and that providing suitable stimulation is essential. Our aim is to contribute to this early childhood stimulation.
Our children are naturally attracted to new technologies. Tablets and mobile phones are everyday objects to them. Our goal is to take advantage of these tools and their attraction for children in order to teach while they play. It is important to offer suitable content which is designed specifically for their age range and needs.
Patchimals is created with loving care and close attention to every detail. It has even been tested on our own children to verify good ideas and correct any problems that arise. Everything we do is focused on children, their entertainment and learning. The materials are easy to use and encourage creativity and independence. Every element of the applications has also been created taking parents into account, thinking about their peace of mind and security when choosing our products and allowing their children to play with us.
All Patchimals applications are educational. They have a main topic to be worked on, for which they are specifically designed and developed. Around this core topic, children can also learn other associated content: languages, fine motor functions, literacy.
Contact with languages at an early age is an excellent way to facilitate learning. Our applications are multilingual, designed so that parents can choose the language their children will play in. They can also switch between their native language and other available languages. This will enable children to learn their own language and also meet other languages. The words, sentences and concepts are simple. Based on repetition, they are also easy to assimilate.
This helps increase literacy: simple instructions, success and correction messages, words and concepts associated with each topic in each application. Parents always have the option of choosing between audible messages or text only. Almost all levels of the applications are very easy to learn and children will often be able to do so instinctively. However, the messages reinforce this area, which it is very important to develop.
Regarding fine motor functions, some applications focus specifically on this aspect, but all take it into consideration. Tablets and mobile phones with a touch screen are a wonderful tool for this. Children handle them naturally. It is a technology which predates them and they learn to use it within a few months of birth. By taking advantage of this comfort level, we can help children with their cognitive development and proper control of their hands and fingers.
Our colorful friends are six animals that accompany children through all the applications and provide a connection between them. They are part of the games and stories we tell. They lead the children along the path of learning and interact with them, offering the necessary messages as they proceed.
The animals have been illustrated and selected with care to ensure that they are suitable companions for children. They are affectionate, happy, colorful and fun. Each one of the Patchimals has different colors, designs and textures to stimulate the little ones, and unique qualities which help to identify them.
The family is made up of six animals that communicate different values to children:
He is a brave friend and very loyal.
You can always count on his help.
She is shy and sweet. She is a close friend
you can confide in.
He is a fine gentleman. The strongest friend you could ever imagine.
Mischievous and fun, she is an ideal friend
for games and sports.
A compulsive chatterbox, he also knows how to lend an ear when necessary.
She is a bold, daring friend who will invite you to go on great adventures.