Marvy Learns

Marvy Learns is specifically designed to provide experiences in Piagetian Pre-operational skills that involve learning to group, sort and categorize items based on their form, function, characteristics and traits.  Children help the Marvy character to place items that fit in a category in the box that best fits that item.  Size, color and shape are emphasized. 

Marvy Learns motivates children to develop their logical and inductive thinking skills by allowing them to actively practice on how to arrange and classify objects based on their features.  As a result, your students have the ability to understand the relationships between the different category groups.

An additional benefit of this game is the increase in vocabulary skills.  Students learn to associate the displayed objects with the defined vocabulary words represented. They choose the items that correspond to the vocabulary that describes each featured category presented. For example, some categories they will see are titled as: “Clothing”, “Nutrition”, “Vegetables”, and “Dairy”.

They can decide which characteristic to sort by They can physically move their hands to arrange the objects.  Self-correcting and problem-solving skills are improved as a result of their actions   Teachers and/or therapists can easily individualize and adjust the content of the game according to the age of the child, as well as the level of understanding and skill set they have when it comes to classifying and arranging objects.

This game covers key areas and academic goals:

• Concept Sorting according to categories such as color, function and characteristics

• Naming objects and acquiring new vocabulary words

• Classifying according to Nutrition Concepts 

• Classifying according to Real-life Connections

Lastly - the instructor can choose how the student can play the game based on occupational goals. For example, the student can play with one hand or both hands.  The game can be set to have a specific time limit during each learning game session. 

Marvy Learns is the perfect active learning game to help your students increase and develop gross motor skills, visual perception and eye-hand coordination. 

So, round up the kids and get their hands and minds ready to help Marvy on his learning journey!

Supported goals in

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.3.5.B
ELA
Grade: 3
Identify real-life connections between words and their use (e.g., describe people who are friendly or helpful).
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.2.5.A
ELA
Grade: 2
Identify real-life connections between words and their use (e.g., describe foods that are spicy or juicy).
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.K.5.C
ELA
Grade: K
Identify real-life connections between words and their use (e.g., note places at school that are colorful).
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.1.5.C
ELA
Grade: 1
Identify real-life connections between words and their use (e.g., note places at home that are cozy).
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.K.5.A
ELA
Grade: K
Sort common objects into categories (e.g., shapes, foods) to gain a sense of the concepts the categories represent.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.K.1.B
ELA
Grade: K
Use frequently occurring nouns and verbs.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.1.5.A
ELA
Grade: 1
Sort words into categories (e.g., colors, clothing) to gain a sense of the concepts the categories represent.
CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.5.G.B.4
Math
Grade: 5
Classify two-dimensional figures in a hierarchy based on properties.
CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.4.G.A.1
Math
Grade: 4
Draw points, lines, line segments, rays, angles (right, acute, obtuse), and perpendicular and parallel lines. Identify these in two-dimensional figures.
CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.3.G.A.1
Math
Grade: 3
Understand that shapes in different categories (e.g., rhombuses, rectangles, and others) may share attributes (e.g., having four sides), and that the shared attributes can define a larger category (e.g., quadrilaterals). Recognize rhombuses, rectangles, and squares as examples of quadrilaterals, and draw examples of quadrilaterals that do not belong to any of these subcategories.
CA.ELA.3.L.5b
ELA
Grade: 3
Identify real-life connections between words and their use (e.g., describe people who are friendly or helpful).
CA.ELA.2.L.5a
ELA
Grade: 2
Identify real-life connections between words and their use (e.g., describe foods that are spicy or juicy).
CA.ELA.K.L.5a
ELA
Grade: K
Sort common objects into categories (e.g., shapes, foods) to gain a sense of the concepts the categories represent.
CA.ELA.1.L.5c
ELA
Grade: 1
Identify real-life connections between words and their use (e.g., note places at home that are cozy).
CA.MATH.3.G.1
Math
Grade: 3
Reason with shapes and their attributes. Understand that shapes in different categories (e.g., rhombuses, rectangles, and others) may share attributes (e.g., having four sides), and that the shared attributes can define a larger category (e.g., quadrilaterals). Recognize rhombuses, rectangles, and squares as examples of quadrilaterals, and draw examples of quadrilaterals that do not belong to any of these subcategories.
CA.MATH.4.G.1
Math
Grade: 4
Draw and identify lines and angles, and classify shapes by properties of their lines and angles. Draw points, lines, line segments, rays, angles (right, acute, obtuse), and perpendicular and parallel lines. Identify these in two-dimensional figures.
CA.ELA.K.L.1b
ELA
Grade: K
Use frequently occurring nouns and verbs.
CA.ELA.1.L.5a
ELA
Grade: 1
Sort words into categories (e.g., colors, clothing) to gain a sense of the concepts the categories represent.
MAFS.4.G.1.AP.1b
Math
Grade: 4
Identify perpendicular and parallel lines in a two-dimensional figure
MAFS.4.G.1.AP.1c
Math
Grade: 4
Identify an angle in a two-dimensional figure
MAFS.3.G.1.AP.1b
Math
Grade: 3
Identify different examples of quadrilaterals
LAFS.1.L.3.5c
ELA
Grade: 1
Identify real-life connections between words and their use (e.g., note places at home that are cozy).
LAFS.K.L.3.AP.5a
ELA
Grade: K
With guidance and support, sort objects into categories (e.g., shapes, food) to gain a sense of the concepts the categories represent.
LAFS.3.L.3.AP.5c
ELA
Grade: 3
Use newly acquired words in real‐life context.
LAFS.K.L.1.AP.1b
ELA
Grade: K
Use high‐frequency nouns in dictating or writing.
LAFS.1.L.3.AP.5c
ELA
Grade: 1
With guidance and support from adults, sort words or picture cards with words into categories (e.g., shapes, food) to gain a sense of the concepts the categories represent.
LAFS.2.L.3.AP.5b
ELA
Grade: 2
Use newly acquired words in real‐life context.
NVAC.ELA.1.L.5a
ELA
Grade: 1
Sort words into categories (e.g., colors, clothing) to gain a sense of the concepts the categories represent.
NVAC.MATH.4.G.A.1
Math
Grade: 4
Draw and identify lines and angles, and classify shapes by properties of their lines and angles. Draw points, lines, line segments, rays, angles (right, acute, obtuse), and perpendicular and parallel lines. Identify these in two-dimensional figures.
NVAC.ELA.3.L.5b
ELA
Grade: 3
Identify real-life connections between words and their use (e.g., describe people who are friendly or helpful).
NVAC.ELA.1.L.5c
ELA
Grade: 1
Identify real-life connections between words and their use (e.g., note places at home that are cozy).
NVAC.MATH.3.G.A.1
Math
Grade: 3
Reason with shapes and their attributes. Understand that shapes in different categories (e.g., rhombuses, rectangles, and others) may share attributes (e.g., having four sides), and that the shared attributes can define a larger category (e.g., quadrilaterals). Recognize rhombuses, rectangles, and squares as examples of quadrilaterals, and draw examples of quadrilaterals that do not belong to any of these subcategories.
NVAC.ELA.K.L.1b
ELA
Grade: K
Use frequently occurring nouns and verbs.
NVAC.ELA.K.L.5a
ELA
Grade: K
Sort common objects into categories (e.g., shapes, foods) to gain a sense of the concepts the categories represent.
NVAC.ELA.2.L.5a
ELA
Grade: 2
Identify real-life connections between words and their use (e.g., describe foods that are spicy or juicy).
NY.ELA.1.L.5a
ELA
Grade: 1
Sort words into categories (e.g., colors, clothing) to gain a sense of the concepts the categories represent.
NY.ELA.3.L.5b
ELA
Grade: 3
Identify real-life connections between words and their use (e.g., describe people who are friendly or helpful).
NY.ELA.1.L.5c
ELA
Grade: 1
Identify real-life connections between words and their use (e.g., note places at home that are cozy).
NY.ELA.K.L.1b
ELA
Grade: K
Use frequently occurring nouns and verbs.
NY.MATH.4.G.1
Math
Grade: 4
Draw points, lines, line segments, rays, angles (right, acute, obtuse), and perpendicular and parallel lines. Identify these in two-dimensional figures.
NY.ELA.K.L.5a
ELA
Grade: K
Sort common objects into categories (e.g., shapes, foods) to gain a sense of the concepts the categories represent.
NY.MATH.3.G.1
Math
Grade: 3
Understand that shapes in different categories (e.g., rhombuses, rectangles, and others) may share attributes (e.g., having four sides), and that the shared attributes can define a larger category (e.g., quadrilaterals). Recognize rhombuses, rectangles, and squares as examples of quadrilaterals, and draw examples of quadrilaterals that do not belong to any of these subcategories.
NY.MATH.PK.OA.2
Math
Grade: PK
Sort objects into categories; count the numbers of objects in each category (limit category counts to be less than or equal to 10).
NY.ELA.2.L.5a
ELA
Grade: 2
Identify real-life connections between words and their use (e.g., describe foods that are spicy or juicy).
NC.MATH.3.G.1
Math
Grade: 3
Reason with two-dimensional shapes and their attributes. Investigate, describe, and reason about composing triangles and quadrilaterals and decomposing quadrilaterals. Recognize and draw examples and non-examples of types of quadrilaterals including rhombuses, rectangles, squares, parallelograms, and trapezoids.
NC.ELA.1.L.5a
ELA
Grade: 1
Sort words into categories to gain a sense of the concepts the categories represent.
NC.MATH.4.G.1
Math
Grade: 4
Draw and identify points, lines, line segments, rays, angles, and perpendicular and parallel lines.
NC.ELA.K.L.5a
ELA
Grade: K
Sort common objects into categories to gain a sense of the concepts the categories represent.
SC.ELA.1.RL.LCS.10.6
ELA
Grade: 1
Use words and phrases acquired through talk and text; explore nuances of wordsand phrases.
SC.MATH.4.G.1
Math
Grade: 4
Draw points, lines, line segments, rays, angles (i.e., right, acute, obtuse), and parallel and perpendicular lines. Identify these in two-dimensional figures.
SC.MATH.3.G.1
Math
Grade: 3
Understand that shapes in different categories (e.g., rhombus, rectangle, square, and other 4-sided shapes) may share attributes (e.g., 4-sided figures) and the shared attributes can define a larger category (e.g., quadrilateral). Recognize rhombuses, rectangles, and squares as examples of quadrilaterals, and draw examples of quadrilaterals that do not belong to any of these subcategories.
SC.ELA.K.W.L.4.4
ELA
Grade: K
With guidance and support, use verbs.
SC.ELA.2.RL.LCS.10.6
ELA
Grade: 2
Use general academic and domainspecific words and phrases acquired through talk and text; explore nuances of words and phrases.
SC.ELA.K.RL.LCS.10.6
ELA
Grade: K
With guidance and support, use words and phrases acquired through talk and text; explore nuances of words and phrases.
No supported goals.
VASOL.ELA.K.RD.7a
ELA
Grade: K
The student will discuss meanings of words.
VASOL.ELA.K.RD.7h
ELA
Grade: K
The student will use verbs to identify actions.
VASOL.ELA.1.RD.7e
ELA
Grade: 1
The student will use vocabulary from other content areas.
VASOL.MATH.3.G.14
Math
Grade: 3
The student will identify, describe, compare, and contrast characteristics of plane and solid geometric figures (circle, square, rectangle, triangle, cube, rectangular prism, square pyramid, sphere, cone, and cylinder) by identifying relevant characteristics, including the number of angles, vertices, and edges, and the number and shape of faces, using concrete models.
VASOL.ELA.K.RD.7c
ELA
Grade: K
The student will use vocabulary from other content areas.
VASOL.MATH.4.G.10b
Math
Grade: 4
The student will identify representations of lines that illustrate intersection, parallelism, and perpendicularity
VASOL.MATH.4.G.10a
Math
Grade: 4
The student will identify and describe representations of points, lines, line segments, rays, and angles, including endpoints and vertices
VASOL.MATH.5.G.12a
Math
Grade: 5
The student will classify angles as right, acute, obtuse, or straight

Settings

Setting

Options

I CAN statement

Music

Disable/enable background music.

  • On
  • Off
Sound effects

Disable/enable sound effects while selecting an item.

  • On
  • Off

I CAN understand that there are sounds when I choose an item.

Select hand
  • Left
  • Right

I CAN select the “Play” button with my left hand.

Time to select item

Time to remain stable to select an item.

  • 0.5 sec
  • 1 sec
  • 1.5 sec
  • 2 secs
  • 2.5 secs
  • 3 secs

I CAN select the “Play” button, keeping my hand stable for 3 seconds.

Timer

Time available to complete the game. Disable if the student feels pressure.

  • On
  • Off
timer_value
  • 1 min
  • 2 mins
  • 3 mins

I CAN categorize 6 items in 1 min.

Content language

Choose the language of the game content.

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Greek

I CAN practice verbs and nouns in English.

Game lives

Enable or disable game lives.

“Game lives” option is depicted by the three hearts at the right corner at the top of the screen.

  • On
  • Off

I CAN play the game with game lives.

avatars
  • 0
  • 1
  • 2
Number of cards

This shows the number of cards presenting words or images that the child is called to categorize.

  • 4
  • 6

I CAN gather and categorize 4 words.

Interaction mode

Interaction mode allows teachers to select the action that students should practice on. It can be Grab and move when students Grab the cards or Delay and move when students select cards by keeping their hand steady over them in order to place them into the boxes.

  • Both hands - Delay and move
  • Both hands - Grab and move
  • One hand - Delay and move
  • One hand - Grab and move

I CAN gather an item by grabbing a card

Game mode

Choose game mode that the child is called to practice. 

  • Topics
  • Nutrition
  • Language
  • Geometry
  • Real-life connections

I CAN learn animals' habitats.

Category

Category allows teachers to match students’ skills with content available in the game.

This content can be changed according to the teacher’s preference and children’s needs for practicing with words or images.

  • Colors
  • Species
  • Habitats
  • Number of legs
  • Movement
  • Senses
  • Body parts
  • Placed at
  • Room
  • Types
  • Healthy - Less healthy
  • Verb - Noun
  • Beginning sound
  • Lines
  • Angles
  • Polygons
  • Quadrilaterals
  • Triangles
  • Temperature
  • Hardness - Softness
  • States of matter
  • Kindergarten
  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3

I CAN categorize items based on their color. I CAN categorize food based on its taste. I CAN categorize shapes based on their lines or angles.

Reports

Pie chart data & Statistics

This shows statistics on the amount of time the student spent on the game and on the number of correctly and wrongly categorized cards as well as the ones that were not categorized.

Also, it depicts student’s tries analytically.