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Preschool EduMath1

Preschool EduMath1

Fall 2015 Mobile Apps
Ages: 3 - 5 yrs.
Download Price: $2.99
Platform: iPad
Review:

EduMath is a series of apps designed by Cubic Frog to teach and hone early math concepts; EduMath 1, which focuses on emerging/preschool math skills, features eighteen games and activities at two skill levels (i.e. working with 1-10 or 1-30). Some of the skills presented include number recognition, number tracing, matching, sorting, counting, and even basic adding and subtracting. Children play the fun and brightly colored games while learning and practicing these skills. For example, while catching flying numbers and helping critters press the correct elevator button, children practice number recognition. And, by matching number tiles to their respective dotted tiles, they learn symbol-quantity relationships.

At first glance, some of the games may seem to feature material above the recommended age level (e.g. solving equations); however, helpful visual clues are included in each task. For example, in the equations, colored dots are located above the numbers in the equation as well as the possible answers. Children can get the correct answer by adding the numbers, counting the dots, or even matching the color of the dots above the answer blank with the color of the correct numerical answer. This also helps with matching and sorting skills.

In the parent section, settings include the ability to select the skill level as well as which activities appear for their children. There are no third party ads, but there are links to Facebook, Pinterest, and email.

Sharon Heuscher   ©2015 Parents' Choice
Sharon holds B.A.s in English Literature and Ancient Studies as well as a B.S. in Psychology. She is currently a masters-level trainee in Clinical Psychology specializing in neurodegenerative diseases. For the past thirteen years, Sharon has focused primarily on raising, educating, and nurturing her five children who range in age from three to thirteen.

Look for this product at:
Cubic Frog™Inc.
http://www.cubicfrog.com
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