Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Kids Academy- Montessori: Learn 123 Numbers

Are you familiar with Kids Academy? This creator of educational children's mobile apps offers a variety of fun ways to help your child learn. From basic numbers and letters to math and more, these apps can be extremely beneficial.

I started by visiting the app store and browsing the available choices to see which we wanted to try first. I selected Learn 123 Numbers because it looked like something my nephew could use. This is a cute and simple way to teach kids to write their numbers correctly, but it doesn't stop there. This math game teaches number identification, reading and associating number symbols and more.

* Game that make learning numbers a blast!
* Kid-friendly navigation
* Frequent repetition designed to help children learn numbers and their sequence
* Fun surprises and verbal encouragement that keep kids coming back for more
* Curriculum developed and reviewed by preschool education expert
* A rich, exploratory environment filled with surprises
* Audio instructions
* Player profiles that allow more than one child to play and save their progress
* Kid-tested appropriate game

I started by downloading this from the app store. Once the app is activated you can set up user profiles for multiple children and even track your child's progress on the progress chart. The basic tracing game begins by showing a number 1 and telling the child what number it is. It then asks the child to trace the number, which is highlighted and has a dotted line for easy following. Each time they trace a number correctly, they collect fireflies which are added to the collection jar on the side of the screen. If they don't trace it fully, the app tells them to try again until they get it correct.

I thought this was a cute way to teach numbers and allows the user to feel accomplished when they do it correctly. My issue with this was only that several times when the numbers were traced, the game didn't respond to their touch and it had to be done again. I am not sure if this is a glitch in the game or just the settings on my phone. Either way, it doesn't stop the process or alter the play, so it wasn't a huge deal. 

In all this app was enjoyable for very small kids, so I plan to pass this information along to others who have small children and could benefit from this and their other apps. 

*This is a sponsored post.

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