Help Your Students Improve Logical Thinking Skills...


Critter Mates for iPad and Apple TV is a useful tool for any teacher who is interested in stimulating logical thinking skills.

Critter Mates is a collection of puzzles where the object is to move each of the critters next to a mate. A critter is moved by placing a marker next to it and then pushing the critter to a nearby open cell.

You earn a trophy when all the critters in a puzzle are next to a mate. Challenge yourself to solve the puzzle in the least number of moves to achieve the Best Score rating.

Available for iOS and tvOS.




Critter Mates is specifically designed to work well on all iOS and tvOS running the current operating systems. Sound effects enhance the users enjoyment of the games and auditory rewards motive students to solve the puzzles. The critters for each puzzle are randomly selected so the puzzles have a different look each time they are used.

The Benefits of Solving Puzzles

You know the feeling when you get that "aha" moment and want to run through the streets shouting "Eureka!". What is it about solving puzzles that is so satisfying? Recently researchers have investigated the urge to solve puzzles and have attempted to explain the brain mechanisms involved.

There is some evidence that early people had an interest in problem solving. Major breakthroughs like the invention of the wheel and learning to control fire happened rarely, but finding solutions to small problems probably occurred on a regular basis.

Some people like to solve puzzles and others like to design them. Which one are you? Math ability and music seem to be related to problem solving ability. In many cases puzzle solving ability requires the ability to synthesize several different pieces of information and the ability to see patterns. Activities like solving the Critter Mates puzzles can help to develop puzzle solving skills.

Critter Mates is now available at the Apple App Store.