Wee Kids Math enters the App Store at a time when there are literally hundreds of math apps available for young children. Fortunately, this is an outstanding app that deserves to be recognized for its design as well as its entertainment value. For promoting math as an activity that kids (ages 5-8) can enjoy, Fun Educational Apps awards it a Top Pick in the category of primary level math apps.Fun Educational Apps TOP PICKS
Wee Kids Math by ebooks & Kids is a universal app (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Android). It is divided into 4 modules: matching and recognizing numbers 1-10; finding the missing addend (2 + ? = 5) for 1-10; matching and ordering numbers 1-20; and finding the missing addend for 1-20. In each module are games that target that particular skill; numbers show up in ant hills, on lily pads, falling out of space ships, riding on caterpillars, and following penguins around.
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Wee Kids Math is extremely well organized with a simple, intuitive user interface.
There are no written directions, so even the youngest non-reader can play these math games. If needed, a help screen shows how to play. I am impressed by the level of creativity I found in Wee Kids Math. Most of the math apps I review rely on one, or possibly two, different game types throughout the app. In this app, there are at least ten kinds of games, including mazes, matching, problem solving, ordering, and finding the missing number. One skill often overlooked in primary math apps is counting backwards; Wee Kids Math includes that skill more than once. With no ads, in-app purchases, or social media connections, this app guarantees a safe viewing experience for your child.
Overall. Wee Kids Math is a solid entry into the crowded field of math apps for beginners. It will be a hit with your child because it’s entertaining, and it will be a hit with you because it gives your child fundamentals of number recognition that are critical for success in school. In my book, that’s a win-win situation and the mark of a Top Pick for Fun Educational Apps.
Wee Kids Math is available for download via the iTunes App Store - Universal App-
Review by Julie Peterson, a speech/language pathologist (SLP) currently working in a school setting, serving children with special needs ages 6-14.
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