Parents' Guide to


By Erin Bell, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Rich village simulation teaches core-standards math.

Game Linux, Mac, Windows 2014
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Community Reviews

age 4+

Based on 12 parent reviews

age 5+

Absolutely amazing app that had my 5 year old glued to the math puzzles

This app is very well designed, and, very importantly by education professionals. It is engaging and has my child excited about doing the math problems. My 5 year old had no problem with any of the content counting adding and subtracting numbers less than 10 which allowed several hours of play (~ 4 hours or so). The app teaches helping others (e.g. help this character count the numbers) . My son has now run into more difficult problems , such as adding subtracting two digit numbers, and will need more math education before he can continue, but he enjoyed the numbers less than 10 content greatly, and without parent involvement. Also it is great that everything has audio (not just text which requires reading) , my son can read, but it would be tiring to read and play at the same time for him, as we've learned with many other apps.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Easy to play/use
age 3+

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (12):
Kids say (3):

NumberShire is a warm and inviting setting for kids to practice basic math. Each set of activities is grouped around a theme relating to an ongoing storyline -- such as building, baking, or preparing for the big parade -- which helps kids feel a real sense of accomplishment and progress. That said, there's no way to customize the experience based on the player's age or aptitude, leading to some uneven levels of challenges within the lesson groups. But, in spite of its quirks, NumberShire is a compelling way to teach and reinforce an otherwise dry subject for a young audience.

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