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Tiggly Chef: Preschool Math Cooking Game

By Amanda Bindel, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Wild recipes add up to math fun, with hybrid toys or not.

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age 3+

Based on 1 parent review

age 3+

Fun way to learn math!

As a preschool assistant teacher, I have actually utilized tiggly in my classrooms! When we break into centers, my kids beg me to put them on the tech table so they can do tiggly. Tiggly does a great job at engaging the kids as they have to make sure they pick the right ingredient and the right number of the ingredient. It makes math fun for the students and has great graphics.

Is It Any Good?

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Hybrid toys are exciting and new, but users may be disappointed: It's tricky for little hands to get the toys lined up just right, and they don't reliably register on the device. Fortunately, the whole experience works great using fingers, so kids can switch modes mid-game (or play the free app even without the toys, at least at the time of review.) Kids can tap multiple objects at once, using several fingers, so they can work on adding one by simply tapping with one finger or adding multiples by tapping with two or three fingers. Consider taking the app on a free test drive to see if your kid is into it, and then you can try the toys as an extension, because when they work, they're fun!

App Details

  • Devices: iPad , Kindle Fire
  • Subjects: Math : addition, arithmetic, counting
  • Skills: Thinking & Reasoning : memorization, problem solving, thinking critically, Creativity : imagination, Tech Skills : using and applying technology
  • Pricing structure: Free (Play can be enhanced with the Tiggly Counts counter toys which retail for about $29.99.)
  • Release date: January 22, 2015
  • Category: Education
  • Topics: Cooking and Baking , Numbers and Letters
  • Publisher: Tiggly
  • Version: 1.1
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 5.1.1 or later; Android 3.0 and up
  • Last updated: June 25, 2020

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