What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Scout's 123 Carnival is an educational app from LeapFrog that is for kids who are just learning to count. Kids choose a girl or boy dog to play with at a carnival, which is filled with mini-games about counting, number identification, the alphabet, music, and more. The 123 Carnival Ride is the main attraction of the carnival. Kids get an award after the first, fifth, tenth, fifteenth, and twentieth time they play, which they can view in the prize booth. Kids are guided through the carnival by the dog and a narrator, who describe all of the game options. Kids can also play with the dog by tapping on him or her. Parents can set up a profile to receive e-mails about their child's progress in the game.
What kids can learn
Thinking & Reasoning
- thinking critically
- applying information
- using and applying technology
Engagement, Approach, Support
This app encourages kids to play its carnival games repeatedly to reinforce what they've learned. Kids will enjoy earning awards, exploring the attractions and interacting with their chosen dog.
Playing full levels that focus on one number can help kids develop a deep understanding and mastery of counting and number recognition.
The app clearly guides children with both verbal and visual cues. Parents can fill out a profile to receive emails of their child's progress.
What's it about?
In SCOUT'S 123 CARNIVAL, kids count their way through a carnival. Parents can customize the app with their kid's name and favorites and choose to receive emailed progress reports. Kids can explore the carnival's rides and games, from playing with the dog to spinning the Ferris wheel. Counting is incorporated in much of the play. Kids count balloons or count along with games at the carnival. The roller coaster ride is the main attraction where kids count stars, identify numbers, and play games -– all reinforcing the same number.
Is it any good?
Scout’s 123 Carnival is a fun way for very young kids to learn and practice the numbers 1 through 20. The app, from the toy company LeapFrog, encourages kids to play the carnival games repeatedly to reinforce what they've learned. Kids will enjoy earning awards and exploring the different attractions. Kids will also enjoy interacting with their chosen dog, with which they can play, play patty-cake, or feed.
Families can talk about...
Count items with your kids throughout the day, just like Scout and Violet count everything at the carnival.
Help kids practice identifying numerals in print.