10 Math Apps for Little Children
I stumbled upon a blog post about Math Apps for Young Children, and I thought that it would be interesting for our readers. Did your kids or you get an iPad this past Christmas? It is so fun and there are so many useful and beautiful apps. that it can be quite addictive:) But when you use this tool the right way, it is quite an eye opening experience… You can learn so much about so many things. Your kids even if they are little have this amazing opportunity to become familiar with the technology tools that will be such a huge part of their world and reality.
Did you know that there are some simply amazing iPad applications out there for children? Here is a closer look at applications that suit young children. Many of these applications would be open ended and leaning towards individual projects and creativity. However, for little ones it is all about learning sounds and words, interesting facts, being creative, listening to stories, and math!
You can never start Math too early. And if you start building foundation of math for them early, it will pay off later. Here are a few of our favorite mathematics applications that Rebecca from Thirteen Red Shoes has put together.
Here we go…
- Spur Design has created a wonderful shape application, Presto Bingo Shapes. I simply love it. It is math based and involves looking for particular shapes and as you find each shape it is counted for you in children’s voices. Very appropriate. When all shapes from the page have been found you can move on to the next page by cue of a little song and animation. Adorable. I played this one over and over! I hope they release many more applications as this one ticks all the boxes for me.
- Les Trois Elles Interactive have created a mathematics based application. This is prefect for the stage that Master R is at now and I think he will really enjoy these. This application is available in a variety of different languages. I really enjoyed this application as it reinforces number awareness through the numeral, the number as a words, and through one-to-one correspondence. You can catch a glimpse here.
- Hickory Dickory Dock is all about learning to tell time. It is interactive and you can choose to set the time and manipulate the face of the clock. Master R simply loves this. Master R is a long way from telling this time however this application is providing him with some in depth prior knowledge onto the workings of a clock and this will benefit him in the near future. You can see a preview, here.
- Counting Bees by Piikea Street is as the name suggests a counting application. It involves dragging the bees to a flower and as they reach the flower they are counted showing the numeral. This application is available in 9 different languages including French, German and Japanese, which is perfect in a world where one language is rarely the norm. For our little family we speak English at home, at school Master R is exposed to French in his weekly lesson at my mother is South American, speaking Spanish, so we can offer all of the languages for the numbers 1 – 20, if we so choose (we haven’t yet!). This application is completely open ended so there is never a sense of failure or right and wrong. Very cute and the music is catchy!
- Apparacadabra, a Dutch company, has created, I think the most beautifully illustrated application I have seen to date. Count the Animals is available in many different languages and the illustrations by Caroline Ellerbeck are precious. I have shared this application with Master R and I think it is also his favorite. The animals do funny little things when you tap on them to count and it is fully engaging. A brilliant application for little ones learning one-to-one correspondence or learning to count in a different language, from a company with more due out soon, so keep an eye on them. You can see a preview, here.
To read more about the rest of the Apps, please visit http://playfullearning.net/10-math-apps-for-the-little-ones/ (image source applies to the same link)