Math is one of those subjects that can be hard for adults to grasp and understand, nevermind kids. The Maths with Springbird app for your iPod touch, iPad, and iPhone and is meant to help kids ages four to eight years of age with the topic. The goal is to work through a variety of math concepts in a fun and engaging way so that it doesn't feel like a lesson. The app is gaining attention from users around the world who are discovering the many benefits of using it.
This app takes on a number of different areas of math including subtraction, addition, shapes, number sets, and even coin counting. The coin counting is great practice for math and also has the added bonus of teaching kids about the concept of money at an early age. They can practice their coin counting in a number of currencies that includes U.S., UK, Euro, Chinese, and more. Again there is an added benefit here as they are learning about international currencies as well.
It's a great idea to work on this app with your children so you can discuss the different concepts and aspects of math. Parent will be able to view immediate feedback on their children's responses so if they are incorrect you can talk about it right away. This is a great way to ensure kids don’t end up confused or discouraged.
Learning with the App
This app gets a perfect five star rating and parents seem very impressed with what it offers kids. The app is free to download and use and from there you can purchase a variety of packs available from $0.99 to $1.99, which seems very reasonable. The app allows for customization features, it shows the child's progress, and they can listen to all of the bird sounds from Springbird's friends.
Besides offering a wonderful learning experience the game itself is also really well done. The graphics, sound effects, and gameplay are all smooth and beautiful. Everything about it is kid-friendly and is able to capture their attention right away. I find as you go along the questions vary in difficulty in each level which adds to the challenge. It ensures they don’t get too comfortable in any one area and keeps their brain working. My four year old is quite addicted to this one and I feel like I’ll be purchasing the extra packs.
Maths with Springbird - Curriculum aligned mathematics for young children