Thursday, July 3, 2014

Top 10 Apps for Learning Numbers (plus a few bonus top apps)

TopNumbersNo matter where you go or what you do, numbers are everywhere. From telling time to balancing a checkbook to a figuring out if you have enough money to buy a snack, it is hard to go a day without dealing with numbers. Other than the alphabet, one of the first academic concepts children are introduced to is numbers. Numbers can be intimidating for some, but these apps make learning numbers fun! From identifying to counting, here is our Top 10 List for Learning Numbers (plus a few bonus multi-skill apps)!

** Only the app's developer can control when an app is free/discounted or not. The prices of apps are verified to be correct at the time of this post. We make no guarantees otherwise.
Please note: Some of these apps have in-app purchases, but they can easily be disabled in the settings of your device. There also may be ads and social network links in some of these apps.**

MonkeyMathMonkey Math School Sunshine by THUP Games — rated 4.5 Stars by Rachel H 
Join your child’s favorite monkey in math games and activities in a playfully designed beach-themed world. Monkey Math School Sunshine allows your child to build fundamental math skills while they are endlessly entertained. Your child will count, add and sort their way through engaging games with uninterrupted play.

$1.99 (iPad/iPhone)

Todok2Todo K-2 Math Practice by Locomotive Labs — given 5 stars by Emily 
Todo K-2 Math Practice is a series of 8 fun and engaging multi-level games that offer children practice and support in Pre-K through 2nd grade math fluency skills including: counting, writing numerals, addition and subtraction. Developed by award-winning game designers and in collaboration with teachers and math experts, Todo K-2 Math Practice offers meaningful play for students who struggle to master early elementary math. 

FREE (iPad Only)

DoodleCritterDoodle Critter Math: Numbers by NCSOFT — given 4 stars by Heather H
Help your kids to learn basic number concepts as they play with curious little critters! Kids will build a strong foundation in their number sense through 7 imaginative and inspiring activities.

$2.99 (iPad/iPhone)

CountWorldCounting Around the World — numbers, games, videos, pictures, puzzles and music. Preschoolers learn to count and play with REAL KIDS and families around the world! Rated 4.5 stars from Emilie 
E3 Imagine takes your kids on a WORLD ADVENTURE where they'll meet lots of HAPPY CHILDREN in TEN COUNTRIES while playing FUN ACTIVITIES and LEARNING all about NUMBERS and COUNTING!
FREE (iPad/iPhone)

Elmo123Elmo Loves 123s  by Sesame Street
Lite Version: Explore the numbers 1, 2 and 3 in this FREE PREVIEW of Elmo Loves 123s.
Full Version: Elmo loves exploring numbers! This app has songs and videos about numbers. It has coloring pages and games about numbers. It has all the numbers from 1 to 20! Elmo’s friend Abby is here, too! Come on! Explore numbers with Elmo and Abby! 

iPad Only
FREE Lite Version                $4.99 Full Version
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MathZooPreschool Genius Math Booster Zoo by One Monk Clapping
12 richly rendered games. Play with your zoo animal friends while learning basic math skills. More than just great graphics the interesting gameplay engages kids to have fun while learning about numbers. 

FREE with in app purchases for additional games

Full version - $3.99
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CountMadnessCounting Madness by HAVOC
Counting Madness is the quickest and funnest way to provide your child with an effective tool to master core K-1st concepts regarding number recognition, number order, counting and number/quantity association. If your child is ambitious it is also perfect for your preschool aged children to master these number concepts. 

FREE Lite version               $0.99 Full version
iPad/iPhone with in-app     iPad Only
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CountAntsCounting Ants by Playtend Apps LLP
Counting Ants Lite is a great app for early learning - perhaps the best way to help your toddler practice counting to ten on the iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. It's also a great way to introduce your kids to a second (or third!) language.

iPad/iPhone Lite version contains in-app purchases for additional languages
FREE Lite version               $1.99 Full version
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TallyTotsTallyTots Counting — Learn the 123s With Numbers & Shapes — Count & Sing Along From 1 to 100 — Fun Educational Games for Preschool Kids by Spinlight Studio
TallyTots Counting is an engaging and fun way for your children to learn how to count through interactive games, activities and puzzles. Educators everywhere pick our app over the thousands of choices out there because they know TallyTots Counting is the best way to teach kids that numbers can be fun.

$2.99 (iPad/iPhone)

NumberCountNumbers and Counting Match Games for Kids with Skills by Eggroll Games LLC
Number recognition and learning to count has never been more fun and intuitive! With "Show Me" and "Peek" features, play comes easy even for young learners.
This app adheres to Common Core Standards for kindergarten math and was designed by parents and teachers.

FREE Lite Version                 $3.99 Full Version
Contains in-app purchases    All activities unlocked, no in-app purchases
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Here is a little bonus to the Top 10 list! These apps aren't specifically designed for numbers and counting, but include those lessons along with other preschool level activities. These are some of Smart Apps for Kids' staff favorite early learning apps, and include fantastic number and counting activities as well as much, much more!

BugsButton2Bugs and Buttons 2 by Little Bit Studio, LLC. — rated 5 stars by Kelli
Bugs and Buttons 2 will take children on an incredible journey through 18 games and activities designed to both entertain and educate. Following the footsteps of the critically acclaimed Bugs and Buttons, this sequel offers a massive variety in gameplay to keep your child engaged while introducing them to critical learning skills at the same time. Offering two modes of play, children can choose to be automatically guided or explore and play at their own pace. 
$2.99 (iPad/iPhone)

TeachToddlerTeach Me Toddler by 24x7digital LLC — rated 5 stars by Heather S 
TeachMe: Toddler is an educational iPhone/iPad/iPod touch app which teaches six different preschool appropriate subjects: letters, abc phonics (letter sounds), numbers, shapes, colors and counting. Parents can choose which topics they want their child to learn and even choose specific questions. Parents can review performance history for each subject to check on how their child is doing.

$0.99 (iPad/iPhone)

GrandmaBugsGrandma loves bugs by Fairlady Media — rated 4.5 stars by Heather H 
Learn all about bugs with Grandma! This adventurous Grandma needs help identifying bugs, coloring butterflies, catching fireflies, spelling buggy words, matching letters on bees and flowers, building a spider web, and even finding a bug in her hair! Includes 10 mini-games and 8 instructional videos for ages 5 and under.

 $1.99 (iPad/iPhone)

ProfileRachelRachel H was asked her age by her doctor the other day and couldn't remember. She stopped counting at 25.

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