What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Kids Numbers and Math teaches beginning math students a range of basic skills: number recognition and basic counting; addition and subtraction; and more complex mixed addition/subtraction problems. There's an option to change the language preference so kids can learn to count in five other languages. The paid version allows parents to set the numbers range to match their child's current learning level.
What kids can learn
Language & Reading
Thinking & Reasoning
- problem solving
- identifying strengths and weaknesses
Engagement, Approach, Support
Engaging games, especially for kids who are visually-oriented learners but prefer calming games with minimal on-screen motion.
The eight main games in Kids Numbers and Math are well-aligned with basic math skills. Focused challenges and encouragement help support kids as they solve problems. Kids can also learn to count to 10 in five languages.
Adding more data on kids' progress would boost learning. Settings options allow adults to customize activities to match kids' learning needs.
What's it about?
Kids complete straightforward math problems to strengthen fundamental math skills such as adding, subtracting, comparing, and matching. Kids count objects from images on the screen to solve problems or use the numbers in traditional math problem format. A wide range of settings options allows parents to customize the games.
Is it any good?
For preschoolers and early elementary school kids who already know a bit of basic math, KIDS NUMBERS AND MATH can help reinforce those skills in fun ways with colorful games and encouraging voice-over instructions. For toddlers or preschoolers just learning about numbers and counting, you may need to guide them through the basics presented here a few times. Enabling the shake effects changes the games up with very little shake and without much warning, which may be confusing and frustrating for some kids.
Families can talk about...
Set up addition and subtraction problems using real-life objects and write out number cards to help kids practice math off-line in the same way as in the app.
Turn off the "shake" effects if they're disruptive to your kid's gameplay.