A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this app.
What parents need to know
What's it about?
MORE 4 MONKEY: PRE-K NUMBER FOUNDATION gives kids practice with number sense or an intuitive sense of number and quantity. Kids watch items gather on either side of the screen. Then they're asked to tap, sometimes on the side with more, sometimes on the side with less. Other levels approximate addition and subtraction with, for example, some items going in a basket, then some being taken out. Kids decide which of two groups of items represents how many items are in the basket. Estimating quantity gets harder as kids progress though the levels.
Is it any good?
Through increasingly challenging levels, kids get lots of practice estimating quantity with this early learning app, but a little more variety would make it even better. With cute graphics and easy-to-follow gameplay, More 4 Monkey: Pre-K Number Foundation has a nice, kid-friendly approach to exploring numbers. The levels that gradually present more similar quantities as kids get better at estimating may help keep the game exciting level after level. Still, it would also be nice to see some variety in how kids interact with the app. On every level, kids essentially perform that same action: watch items appear and/or disappear, listen closely to the question, and tap on one side or the other to choose which side has the correct quantity of items. With that kind of monotony, some kids may stop paying attention. Even though new levels keep loading automatically one after the other, More 4 Monkey: Pre-K Number Foundation is probably best played in small doses.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about quantity, the main theme of More 4 Monkey: Pre-K Number Foundation. Count things you see around you -- from stairs to snack crackers -- to give kids practice with associating number and quantity.
Practice basic addition and subtraction with yours. Divide groups of blocks into smaller groups, and take one item away and add it back and see what happens.
On early levels, help kids count if they're having trouble with the concepts of less and more.
- Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
- Subjects: Math: addition, estimation, numbers, subtraction
- Price: Free to try
- Pricing structure: Free to Try (in-app purchase to access all content)
- Release date: January 9, 2017
- Category: Education
- Topics: Numbers and Letters
- Size: 64.20 MB
- Publisher: Cognitive ToyBox, Inc.
- Version: 2.1
- Minimum software requirements: iOS 8.0 or later
Themes & Topics
For kids who love math games
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