Parents' Guide to

Monkey Math School Sunshine

By Jenny Bristol, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Early math game uses earning aquarium fish as incentive.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this app.

Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 10+

age 3+

A great app for those beginning to explore educational media for kids

We're only now starting to ease up on letting our son have access to TV, apps, etc. This is one of the first apps we've downloaded for him, so we're not the most critical consumers yet. Still... Our son loves this app. The connect-the-dot-numbers is a bit difficult for him (it requires very developed fine motor skills). The app seems to do a nice job congratulating correct answers without going overboard with praise, while giving simple feedback about incorrect answers. The pace between sections is fast. Sometimes I think it's too fast, a bit unrelenting. Other times it seems to be just right, encouraging him to keep going if he starts to get discouraged.

Privacy Rating Warning

  • Unclear whether personal information is sold or rented to third parties.
  • Personal information is not shared for third-party marketing.
  • Personalised advertising is not displayed.
  • Unclear whether data are collected by third-parties for their own purposes.
  • Unclear whether this product uses a user's information to track and target advertisements on other third-party websites or services.
  • Unclear whether this product creates and uses data profiles for personalised advertisements.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (2 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

Monkey Math School Sunshine is a solid, educational math app for kids that consists of fun activities and gentle guidance. There is no running score or high score list, so kids won't get discouraged if they have any trouble. The game includes some hints along the way if necessary, so kids of all abilities should be able to play the game. The added element of the aquarium encourages kids to answer more and more questions, to earn fish and other items for their aquarium. If something is tapped too quickly after a previous tap, sometimes the narrator talks over itself.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone , iPod Touch , iPad
  • Subjects: Math : addition, counting, numbers, sequences, shapes, subtraction
  • Skills: Thinking & Reasoning : applying information, problem solving, strategy
  • Release date: February 7, 2012
  • Category: Educational Games
  • Publisher: THUP Games
  • Version: 1.2
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 3.2 or later
  • Last updated: August 22, 2016

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