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Description

Start preparing for school and life beyond - sign up for a free trial and enroll your child in World School today!

MarcoPolo World School is a PhD-designed early learning school for children aged 3-7, offering a comprehensive STEAM+ literacy curriculum with 1000+ learning activities. More lessons and activities added every week.

Rated A+ for educational value by Common Sense Media and 2018 Parents' Choice Award® winner.

The Curriculum:

Literacy:
The MarcoPolo literacy curriculum immerses the learner in a text-rich digital environment. The curriculum targets a wide range of skill levels, from emergent readers to advanced learners. Learners are propelled by their curiosity to learn more about the content of the text as they gain skills in the following areas:
-Letter Sounds
-Digraphs and Blends
-Handwriting/ Letter Formation
-High Frequency/ Sight Words

Math:
Our math curriculum exposes the learner to mathematical activities that develop number sense so that your child will not only recognize numbers, but also be able to use them with ease and apply them in a real-world context. The math curriculum includes:
-Number Recognition
-Geometry
-Subitizing
-Number Sequencing
-Addition and Subtraction Facts
-Counting in Ones and Groups (5s and 10s)*
-Measurement*

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics):
Exploration is at the core of the science experience in the MarcoPolo World School. The main objective is to promote the notion that knowledge can be gained through exploration of the world around us. The characters model curiosity consistent with the development of scientific literacy and practices of science (i.e. experimenting, making models, supporting claims with evidence). Our rich curriculum includes exploration of:
-The Human Body
-Habitats and Biomes
-Climate and Weather
-Behavior and Physical Adaptations
-Astronomy
-Life Cycles
-Living vs. Nonliving*
-Inventions and Innovations*
-Forces and Motion*

Social Studies*:
MarcoPolo offers a rich social studies curriculum to allow children to see how familiar concepts from their everyday lives manifest themselves around the world. They will learn about themselves, as well as gain knowledge of others. Topics include:
-Holidays and Traditions
-Geography
-Music and Arts
-Major Historical Events
-Ancient Civilizations
-Famous Historical Figures
-Resources around the World

Social-Emotional Learning:
The MarcoPolo curriculum is designed to facilitate your child’s social-emotional development and create the framework and mental process that will later allow them to plan, make positive decisions, focus, multi-task, have self-control and establish healthy social connections. To do this, the learner:
-Interacts with diverse characters that model positive social behaviors
-Is encouraged by narrators using process-oriented speech
-Develops skills in short-term memory through various games
-Is exposed to transferable language that can be applied to everyday life experiences to help with conflict resolution, perseverance and acceptance of differences

*Coming soon.

MarcoPolo World School Subscription:
-Subscribing includes a free 7-day trial (on both annual & monthly plans).
-Payment will be charged to your iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase.
-Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current period.
-Account will be charged for renewal within the 24 hours prior to the end of the current period.
-The user may manage subscriptions & may turn off auto-renewal by going to Account Settings after purchase.
-Any unused portion of a free trial period will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to MarcoPolo World School.

See our full Terms and Conditions at:
http://www.marcopololearning.com/terms.html

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http://www.marcopololearning.com/privacy.html

 Free in iOS App Store

Screenshots

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Version History

Launched Feb 02, 2018 (over 1 year ago).

Releasing new versions every 16 days, on average.

May 17
2019
(Current)
Version 1.5.1

Have you played Polo Piano? Our new piano game in our new Music Room!
Watch music videos from our upcoming STEM curriculum TV series, THE POLOS, coming soon to World School and to debut on DISCOVERY FAMILY channel in July. And search for The Polos on YouTube!
We also fixed a few minor bugs in this build.

May 01
2019
Version 1.5.0

World School just expanded with a new MUSIC ROOM! In this room you'll find a new PIANO GAME and video lessons about music.
There's also a new user tutorial featuring your classmates, The Polos.

Mar 28
2019
Version 1.4.8

Yummy! New this version- FOOD lessons!
Ever wonder how popcorn and kimchi are made? Curious to know how the popsicle was invented, or how hybrid fruits are developed? Dive into the wonderful world of food and discover the answers to all these questions and more with our new field trip, Food! Find out how a chocolate bar is created, discover about the amazing chickpea, examine some of the world’s heaviest fruits, and more!

Feb 15
2019
Version 1.4.7

**Winner of the 2019 Kidscreen Best Original Learning App Award""
New to this version- INSECTS!
Stunning TV-grade video lessons include these topics:
Introduction to Insects
Insect Bodies
Insect flight
Undercover Insects
Venomous Insects
+ insect games and new insect stickers for the Polo Paint game.

Jan 31
2019
Version 1.4.6

Minor bug fixes.
Featured field trip this month: THE BUSH
New lessons this week: the inland taipan, platypus, and cane toad!

Jan 11
2019
Version 1.4.5

Introducing our brand-new field trip, The Bush! Discover Incredible animals like the Tasmanian Devil, the Frill-Necked Lizard, the Huntsman Spider and much more!

We also fixed some minor bugs.

Dec 13
2018
Version 1.4.4

Happy Holidays from all of us at MarcoPolo!!
Check out our holiday themed classroom, and stickers for our Polo Paint art game!
We also fixed some minor bugs.

Nov 29
2018
Version 1.4.3

DINOSAURS!!!! NEW in this version!
3D animated dinosaur lessons!
New dinosaur games!

Oh, and we fixed some bugs.

Nov 09
2018
Version 1.4.2

We've made the new Polo Paint game easier to use.
We've also added more lessons to our ME! field trip:
-Hiccups
-Broken Bones
-Mucus
-Fevers
We also fixed some bugs.

Oct 17
2018
Version 1.4.0

**NEW field trip added called ME! We answer many of the BIG questions that children have about themselves. Children learn about feces, urine, passing gas, cavities, sweating, and more! We add new lessons and activities EVERY WEEK!

New POLO PAINT game added to the Art Room! Draw, paint and color your favorite MarcoPolo characters, and create your very own art!

And of course, Halloween decorations!!
BOO! Happy Halloween!

Oct 04
2018
Version 1.3.2

In this version, we've added January-March 2019 lesson plans in the school calendar!
We've also upgraded the arts and crafts video selector, made various improvements to our LiveBoard (interactive whiteboard), and have improved the tutorial for our recently added WordPlay Mix & Match game.

COMING UP!
Get ready for the October 19th release of ME! - a field trip about what wonders of themselves (learn about faeces, urine, passing gas, cavities and more).
A NEW ART GAME!
And Halloween fun!

Sep 09
2018
Version 1.3.1

New lessons added every week! This week we are learning the science behind these fascinating topics:
Dung Bettle
Gazelle
Wildebeest
Lesser Flamingo
Gelada
-complimented with learning activities that following a STEAM+ Literacy curriculum.

We also fixed some bugs and updated the App Preview video.

Aug 30
2018
Version 1.3.0

NEW READING GAME!
** Wordplay Mix & Match **

NEW FIELD TRIP!
** Vehicles **

includes thhese STEM lessons:
Hot Air Balloons
Electric Vehicles
Submersibles
Hovercraft
and more...

And more optimizations for iPhone X.

Aug 21
2018
Version 1.2.4

More Ocean lessons! Whale Shark, Basking Shark, Blue Whale, Ray, Parrotfish and Pufferfish and contextualized STEAM-curriculum learning activities for each lesson!

And some bug fixes

Aug 17
2018
Version 1.2.3

We've made some refinements to the user experience and fixed some bugs.

Aug 02
2018
Version 1.2.2

**NEW** Annual Plan Pricing! Save 25% off the monthly subscription rate.

Jul 20
2018
Version 1.1.4

Discover fun facts and celebrate world events with the new and improved Live Board!

Jun 21
2018
Version 1.1.3

NEW FIELD TRIP ADDED! Travel with us to the AFRICAN SAVANNA!
World School students will learn about this fascinating part of the world within a full STEAM curriculum. This update includes lessons on:
-the elephant
-the cheetah
-the lion
-the baobab tree
-the puff adder
-the giraffe
-plus literacy and math learning activities.
-MORE LESSONS AND ACTIVITIES ADDED EVERY WEEK!

May 31
2018
Version 1.1.2

We improved the user experience for the new Art Room video player.

In 1.1.1, we added a NEW ART ROOM! World School has expanded with a brand new classroom! The first of many new classrooms.
Build a rocket ship, make a paper snake, design a jellyfish sun catcher, and much more. Hands-on learning in World School!

LIVE BOARD IS HERE! Learn the days of the week with our "interactive blackboard".

NEW FIELD TRIP TRANSITIONS! World School students can now feel like they are flying to destinations on Earth and beyond!

May 24
2018
Version 1.1.1

NEW ART ROOM! World School has expanded with a brand new classroom! The first of many new classrooms.
Build a rocket ship, make a paper snake, design a jellyfish sun catcher, and much more. Hands-on learning in World School!

LIVE BOARD IS HERE! Learn the days of the week with our "interactive blackboard".

NEW FIELD TRIP TRANSITIONS! World School students can now feel like they are flying to destinations on Earth and beyond!

Mar 29
2018
Version 1.1.0

New to World School - THE HUMAN BODY!
In this update, students will learn about:
*The Heart
*Bones
*The Immune System
*The Eye
*Smell
*Cuts
***With more Human Body lessons and activities to be added in the coming weeks.

NEW FEATURES
*Highlights have been added so you can find our new content more easily each week.
*We've also updated the interactive calendar for the full year! Arts and Crafts, The African Savanna, Vehicles, and Dinosaurs, all coming this year!
*A new guide has been added to the Parents’ Area to help you get started with the more advanced World School features.
*We’ve made sound improvements throughout and optimized the World School for iPhone X!

Mar 20
2018
Version 1.0.10

Minor bug fixes.

Mar 10
2018
Version 1.0.9

New lessons and activities: Raccoon, Arctic Wolf, Meteorologist, Sound in Space, Arctic Plants
**New lessons and activities added every week!

The Human Body - coming to World School the last week of March!

Our Let's Talk parent/child communication feature and Parents' Area analytics now highlighted during student enrollment.

A few bug fixes.

Feb 23
2018
Version 1.0.8

Just added lessons and activities: The Owl, Seahorse and Tortoise.
**New lessons and activities added every week!

Newly enhanced 2018 Interactive School Calendar!
Coming up in March - The Human Body
In May- Crafts!

Fixed some minor bugs.

Feb 15
2018
Version 1.0.7

Minor bug fixes.

Feb 13
2018
Version 1.0.6

**Coming soon- The Human Body, Vehicles and Arts and Crafts! **

New lessons and learning activities added.
Bug fixes including a small fix on the sign-up payment system.

Feb 06
2018
Version 1.0.5

New lessons and learning activities.
Bug fixes.

Feb 04
2018
Version 1.0.4

New lessons and games added!
Bug fixes.

Jan 27
2018
Version 1.0.3

Many new lessons and games added!
Bug fixes and improvements to the school tour.

Jan 17
2018
Version 1.0.2

Bug fixes and updated App Store description.

Jan 15
2018
Version 1.0.1

Bug fixes, updated screenshots and updated App Store description.

Jan 11
2018
Version 1.0

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