What is it
This app introduces the numbers 1 to 10 in a magical pop-up book and game that is both fun and educational. Children can play with the numbers in sequence or jump between them from the menu screen, and each number screen encouraging numeracy in a range of ways: tap the animals to count them, hear and see the numbers on screen, reinforce the concept of quantity with a tally of eggs. The app also provides hours of fun playing with cheeky farm animals: chasing them, putting them in the pen, and giving them a good wash!
This app will help your child grasp numbers 1 to 10 and the core concept of sorting.
What our team of testers said
"The pigs are so funny" - Boy aged 3
"It helps my numbers" - Girl aged 4
"I like watching the animals" - Boy aged 2
"I like flipping the pages" - Boy aged 3
- Promotes number recognition
- Teaches children to count
- Helps children understand the concept of quantity
What our experts think
A great app to teach number recognition and counting – we’d even say it’s one of the best we’ve seen! The numbers are shown prominently in a number of places on each screen and tapping each animal to count them, showing and hearing each number as you count, is a simple yet effective way to teach children basic numeracy. The tally of eggs at the bottom of the screen is a nice additional touch to further encourage understanding of quantity not just learning to recite the numbers in sequence, and we like that you can jump to any number from the initial screen so aren’t forced to go in order. The additional animation after the animals are counted and interactivity on each screen makes the app fun and kept our little testers entertained while they were learning.
Children can play by themselves but some will benefit from having adult support to help count animals and recognise numbers. If they are getting good at knowing numbers in sequence keep taking them back to the menu screen and jumping into the numbers out of sequence – get them to tell you what number is shown before they start tapping!
If this app catches their attention, look for the numbers wherever they are shown around your home and ask them what they are – on toys, digital clocks etc. This will help to further cement in their knowledge of numbers.
- Brands: StoryToys
- No 3rd party adverts
- No in-app purchasing
- No internet access required for core features
- Child Restrictions: Yes- appropriate features restricted
- Languages available: American English, French, German, Italian, Korean, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
- Appropriate child restricted areas? Yes- appropriate features restricted
- Apple version: iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
Requires iOS 5.0 or later
- Android version: Requires iOS 2.2 and up
- App Types: Educational Apps
Interactive Books & eBooks
- Types of skills developed: Cognitive
Fine motor skills
Memory, concentration & attention
Personal, social & emotional development
Physical & motor skills