PBS Kids releases Play & Learning Engineering app
Play & Learn Engineering, developed in collaboration with early childhood experts, is an educational app made for parents to help 3 to 4-year-old children explore engineering concepts through play, both on and off screen. Designed as a parent-child engagement tool, users can design and test roller coasters, use simple tools to problem solve their way through an obstacle course, build clever contraptions to deliver food to hungry animals and construct boxy towers to rescue a kitten from a tree.
The best part: activities include tips for parents to engage young players in conversation and extend in-app learnings to the real world.
Play and Learn Engineering is an educational, fun-filled app that
helps your kids learn through play. Explore and learn engineering
concepts with games that grow with your child. Design machines and
roller coasters, build towers with robots, and problem solve through an
obstacle course. Learn STEM concepts with your child as they experiment
with simple engineering tools.
Early learning games for preschoolers help your child develop a
better understanding of the world around them. Our app empowers your
preschooler to test engineering concepts and solve problems on their
own. Use early learning tools that allow the app to grow with your
Our family games encourage parents and children to learn together.
The parent section is an award-winning tool that helps you guide your
child’s learning both in and outside the app.
PLAY AND LEARN ENGINEERING FEATURES
ENGINEERING GAMES – 8 educational games for kids
Sandwich Machine – Design and build a whimsical machine to move a sandwich from one place to another.
Animal Feeder – Build a sandwich machine to feed your hungry animal friends.
Track Tracer – Construct and build a roller coaster that takes your friends on a wild ride with lots of hills and loops.
Roller Adventure – Design a roller coaster track that goes up, down, and around obstacles.
Robo Builder – Build a tower by stacking boxes and testing simple physical science concepts.
Kitty Rescue – Construct a tower high enough to help the kitty climb down from the tree.
Cavern Crawler – Problem solve using simple machines such as pulleys
and levers to go around or remove obstacles and get through the cavern.
Lava Leaper – Don’t fall into the hot lava as you problem solve to avoid obstacles and reach the exit of the lava cave.
ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS
Explore each game! Design and build to get familiar with basic engineering tools.
Learn and grow! Problem solve and test concepts to pass each level.
Parent Section – Get tips for activities and games that engage your child in STEM education.
Early learning activities encourage your preschooler to take their engineering design skills beyond the app.
Educational games for kids that were developed with early childhood experts.
ABOUT PBS KIDS
The Play and Learn Engineering app is part of PBS KIDS’ ongoing
commitment to helping kids build the skills they need to succeed in
school and in life. PBS KIDS, the number one educational media brand for
kids, offers all children the opportunity to explore new ideas and new
worlds through television and digital media, as well as community-based
For more PBS KIDS apps, visit www.pbskids.org/apps.