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3 iPad Apps to Help Your Preschooler Love Math

by Makinya Ward on May 4, 2016
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Are you worried that your preschooler spends too much time playing on the iPad? Take advantage of their interest by getting preschool activities apps that combine play with teaching, similar to a play-based preschool like Kids Konnect. Here are 3 iPad apps that will help your preschooler love math learning:

shutterstock_182722400.jpgCount Sort Match

With engaging graphics and bright colors, Count Sort Match is appealing to the youngest preschoolers. What makes this app particularly good is that it allows kids to practice many important beginning math concepts that they also learn at preschool. Another feature of this app is that it uses technology effectively. The app uses audio recognition effectively to check as your child counts to 20 as magic apples appear on a tree. Children develop fine motor skills by tracing number words on the screen. This award-winning app teaches:

  • Counting to 20
  • Spelling numbers
  • Color, shape and size sorting
  • Memory training and matching

Hungry Fish

Trying to get your son interested in math? Hungry Fish is particularly appealing to boys. In this app, a fish comes into a coral reef hungry for a certain number. The player has to feed the fish that number. When the player feeds the fish, it gets bigger. One particularly appealing feature is that the app has other levels which teach addition and subtraction to challenge students as they grow in math understanding. Created by Motion Math, Hungry Fish was designed for families to enjoy together too.

Math is Fun

What makes this particular app appealing is that it offers games that go beyond just number recognition. In fact, this app offers preschool activities that make kids think. Math is Fun is offered in different versions for different ages (3&4, 4&5 and 6&7) and has a free version you can try out before purchasing. With high-quality graphics and animation, Math is Fun has 8 different activities which help kids learn:

  • Number Recognition
  • Counting
  • Number order
  • Shapes
  • Ranking objects
  • Understanding weights
  • Playing with symmetry

Math Family Fun

Do these apps sound like fun? If your child loves these math apps, you might want to explore other iPad preschool math activities. Most importantly, iPad apps like Count Sort Match, Hungry Fish and Math is Fun can help you explore the joy of math with your preschool child. Do you have another fun math app you love? Share it!