EDA PLAY TOM

THE ADVENTURE WITH ANIMALS ON THE FARM AND IN THE FOREST

Let's explore tasks with animals, groom the horse, feed the sheep!
Touch and find out what's hiding in the forest!


For the training of vision and fine motor skills; developed for children with visual and multiple disorders. Tailor-made for children with central visual impairment (CVI). The app was developed in cooperation with low vision specialists and experts in the field of early intervention.



New game, new adventures for children, new animal friends


In the new game EDA PLAY TOM, children will get to know the animals on the farm and in the forest.?

In the new game EDA PLAY TOM, children will get to know the animals on the farm and in the forest.

All tasks can be performed with a simple touch or even a slap on a display.

All tasks can be performed with a simple touch or even a slap on a display.

The app also includes animals that children may know from our game EDA PLAY TOBY. In the new EDA PLAY TOM app, animals often occur in pairs or groups or with their favourite food.

The app also includes animals that children may know from our game EDA PLAY TOBY. In the new EDA PLAY TOM app, animals often occur in pairs or groups or with their favourite food.

The game brings children adventures with completely new animals - they discover a hedgehog in the forest, meet a bird and other animals in the forest.?

The game brings children adventures with completely new animals - they discover a hedgehog in the forest, meet a bird and other animals in the forest.


How to get the app? 

The EDA PLAY TOM app is available for free:

Get the app on the iTunes App Store,
as well as on the Google Play.

It is designed for iPad and Android tablet devices.

Features you will love

Training the fine motor skills

Suitable both for children with visual disorders and for children with severe fine and gross motor skills impairments. Children can touch the display anywhere or just slap it – and they are rewarded with an interesting sound and animation of an animal. Interesting sounds and animations capture visual attention. Thanks to the natural sounds of animals, the child can combine experiences from the real environment with a stylized display in the app.

Training of visual skills

Illustrations are tailor-made for children with central visual impairment (CVI). By simply touching the screen, children will discover animals on the farm and in the forest. An interesting sound in combination with animation on the screen captures the visual attention.  The game can be set up completely according to the child's needs. If it is necessary to practice tasks with a child that consist of only two motives, the parent or therapist will be able to turn off more complex tasks and continue the game smoothly with only simpler scenes. As with other EDA PLAY applications, all images will be processed on a black background, in bold colours and understandable shapes.

Simple game, therapy with occlusion

The game EDA PLAY TOM can also be used when starting therapy with occlusion when the child must first adapt to cover a better-seeing eye, and only then can he start working with more demanding tasks. Simple and contrasting scenes with large enough images and at the same time the whole tablet allows you to focus the child's attention on the limited area of the display.

In addition to a motivation to work, it allows the appearance of a visually impaired eye, which otherwise the child does not engage and uses only a better-seeing eye.



Enjoy the EDA PLAY TOM

The adventure with animals on the farm


The adventure with animals in the forest


Enjoy features of the app and worksheets:

- White frame can be set to distinctively demarcate the work surface of the tablet display.

- The Skills section records the work of the child with the app. Thus, parents and therapists can monitor the development of the child’s skills over time. Parents or therapists can observe the work (progress) of the child with the app in the Skills section. After installing the app, the recording of skills is switched off. The parent or therapist can switch the Skills recording on, or let the Skills recording switched off. The skills log is only available on the iPad and it is not saved or sent anywhere outside of the iPad.

- The Simulator of visual disorders enables adults to better understand how complicated the world is for children with visual disorders. The app asks you for your iPad camera access to use this feature of all EDA PLAY apps. The app does not save any data from your iPad camera.

- Enjoy the worksheets for children available for free at https://edaplay.com/activities

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Inspiration

The game EDA PLAY TOM is named after Tommy from the EDA early care client family: Tommy is 5 years old, he is a boy with a combined disability. He wears glasses, accepts them, uses mostly his left hand. He likes to talk, he can repeat words, he understands his mother's instructions. Tommy attends a regular kindergarten, and an assistant helps him in the class together with the teacher. The new game will help Tommy and other children to develop visual perception and the creation of visual images, practice hand-eye coordination, orientation on the surface, observing the object in motion, distinguishing the figure and background, and transferring attention on the surface. Last but not least, it will help with the development of vocabulary. The game is thematically focused: the theme of the backyard, the theme of the forest consists of complete circuits in which the child performs tasks. In this way, the application helps to develop conceptual thinking: the child remembers the sound, the form of the animal that the sound emits, the activities usually associated with the animal, the food it feeds on, but also the environment in which it occurs. The development of conceptual thinking helps at the same time as the development of active and passive vocabulary.



Thank you for your support


The project is carried out with the support of the Czech Radio Foundation (Nadační fond Českého rozhlasu) from the Firefly (Světluška) fund.

The project is carried out with the support of the ČEZ Foundation.

The project is carried out with the support of Dow.



BY using THE EDA PLAY toby APP, YOU ARE SUPPORTING THE NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION EDA CZ, Z.Ú. 


The non-profit organization EDA cz, z.ú. is an early intervention centre in Prague, Czech Republic, which provides early intervention services to help the families of visually and multiply impaired children, from the child's birth up to 7 years of his/her age.