Leo’s Pad Enrichment Program
An interactive learning adventure for parents and preschoolers
Leo’s Pad Enrichment Program is designed by Stanford University learning scientists to help preschoolers learn and have fun and to help parents position their children for lifelong success. Through Leo’s Pad, our adaptive learning app for kids, and Learner Mosaic, our dedicated mobile app for parents, we’ll help you enrich your daily interactions with your child to spark a passion for learning.
Learner Mosaic is an iPhone app for parents that delivers personalized insights and activity recommendations based on your child’s progress both in and outside of Leo’s Pad.
Leo’s Pad is an award-winning, interactive iPad series in which your learner will join a young Leonardo da Vinci and his friends on exciting adventures filled with adaptive learning games.
- All 6 chapters of Leo’s Pad + the special finale
- Insights about your learner, tailored activities, and parenting tips through the Learner Mosaic App
- A special offer for pre-registered users
Meet the Learning TeamLeo’s Pad Enrichment Program was designed by our top-notch Learning Team, which includes experts in developmental psychology, early childhood education, performance-based assessment, and game-based learning.
(Many of us are also parents of early learners!)
Dylan Arena, Ph.D.CO-FOUNDER & CHIEF LEARNING SCIENTIST
David Hatfield, Ph.D.DIRECTOR OF ASSESSMENT
Julie Watson, Ph.D.Research and Design Consultant
Josine Verhagen, Ph. D.Psychometric Analyst
Colin Johnson, M.A.Developmental Content Manager
As children grow, their environment—people, materials, and activities—has a profound influence on their development. Our Learning Team draws upon years of educational research and teaching practice to create an environment in which your learner can thrive!
An interactive world for kids to explore
Children are born with an intrinsic desire to learn. Like young scientists, they observe, analyze, and hypothesize about the world around them. Leo’s Pad invites kids to explore Leo’s world in a way that maps to how they naturally learn, by playing with new ideas and seeing what happens.
Social learning for long-term success
Research shows that skills like collaboration and reading social cues are essential for early development and later school success. Leo and friends provide clear modeling for these skills, while thoughtfully constructed games offer an opportunity for learners to practice them.
Engaging stories for deeper understanding
Even in infancy, children can understand basic number concepts and distinguish between two spoken languages. In Leo’s Pad, learners must draw upon these developing skills to help propel the stories forward. By presenting more complex math and literacy concepts in a meaningful context, Leo’s Pad increases motivation and knowledge retention, setting kids up for academic achievement later on.
Opportunities to make meaningful connections
Executive function skills allow children to focus on important information and organize it to form ideas. The games in Leo’s Pad incorporate practice with executive functions like attention control and task switching, helping learners manage their thinking and make valuable connections among learning experiences.