Apps That Teach Kids About Numbers

Learning about numbers can be difficult -- beginning with the abundant amount of math programs for kids that subtract fun from the equation. So parents, it's time to even the odds with these math-tacular apps that are equal parts entertaining and educational. They're perfect for preschoolers who are learning their numbers. Beyond numerals, they can help kids learn what those numbers mean. Then, take that learning off-screen and count everyday objects around you! For more learning tools for a variety of math subjects, check out our picks for the Best Math Games, Websites, and Apps for Kids.

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Bedtime Math

age 3+

Daily problem can help kids make math a habit.

URL: http://bedtimemath.org/ (2012)
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Cleo & Cuquin: Explore & Learn

age 3+

Practice early math concepts in English and Spanish.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2019)
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Endless Numbers

age 3+

Adorable monsters and wiggly numbers teach beginner math.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2015)
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Hey Duggee: The Counting Badge

age 3+

Sweet number games hit the spot for kids learning to count.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire (2018)
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Khan Academy Kids

age 3+

Creative early-learning activities engage and inspire.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire (2021)
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LeapFrog Academy Learning

age 3+

Excellent educational content from trusted source.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, Android, Kindle Fire (2019)
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TallyTots

age 3+

Great interactive tool for toddlers learning to count.

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Bugs and Numbers

age 4+

Engaging math games span preschool through early elementary.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2012)
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Drive About: Number Neighborhood

age 4+

Whimsical games help kids learn early math skills.

Devices: iPad (2014)
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Elmo Loves 123s

age 4+

Kids learn numbers with beloved Muppets.

Devices: iPad, Android, Kindle Fire (2015)
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Funexpected Math!

age 4+

Creative math games go beyond basic to get kids thinking.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2020)
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Gracie & Friends Jungle Gym

age 4+

Specialized focus promotes fluency with small numbers.

Devices: iPad (2014)
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Intro to Math, by Montessorium

age 4+

Early math presented in varied and interesting ways.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2013)
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Marble Math Junior

age 5+

Younger kids' version of great math app holds its own.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire (2012)
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Monkey Math School Sunshine

age 5+

Early math game uses earning aquarium fish as incentive.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2012)
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Montessori 1st Operations

age 5+

Math concept work with clear instruction and fun rewards.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire (2013)
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Montessori Math: Add & Subtract Large Numbers

age 7+

Systematic, adaptable, fun math practice.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire (2013)
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