Parents' Guide to

Montessori Counting Board

By Dana Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Good practice when parents tailor settings for kids.

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For Montessori Counting Board to be effective, it's important that parents set the appropriate number range and mode for the player's age and current understanding of numbers and counting in numeric order. The mode in which numbers can appear out of order (depending upon where the player taps) may confuse very young users and kids new to counting. The colored tiles representing each numeral corresponding with the correct number of individual squares is clearly Montessori-inspired, but the constant and nonspecific praise seems especially out of step with typical Montessori style (although that can be removed in settings). Parents looking for a more Montessori method-based app can find other math apps much more aligned with the spirit of the method. Still, Montessori Counting Board can offer fine counting practice for very young kids.

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