If you happen to be a parent to a preschooler and are looking for apps that offer an educational component mixed with fun, here's a selection that may fill exactly what you're looking for. The Zorbit's Math Adventure Preschool app can be used on your iPod touch, iPad, and iPhone and focuses on early math skills. All the content has been geared to be age-appropriate for preschoolers and is of course engaging and entertaining at the same time. What's interesting is that a study that was performed on kids who played this app for one hour a week for three weeks in a row, ended up six months ahead of those kids who didn't use the app.
Parents always want to do the best for their kids, giving them the tools they need to succeed in life. When it comes to preschoolers it can be confusing when it comes to what and how to teach them skills that will set them up for success when they do enter school. This is an app that is meant to help them learn about early math skills and thanks to the statistics found by Kent State University. This app is certainly worth taking note of: it’s incredible to think that just one hour a week can help them but it can actually make a huge impact in their level of knowledge.
The last update on this app was done a while ago; it now includes bug fixes and performance enhancements. The app has four out of five stars from parents who are clearly seeing the merit in this app.
Work on a variety of basic math skills and concepts
The User Experience
Because this app is geared to preschoolers you'll find the user interface incredibly child-friendly with plenty of great sound effects and graphics that will capture and hold their attention. The app uses a fun space theme throughout with the characters of Zippy and Zorbit along with their friends. There are six different levels that combine to create the story. Some of the skills they will work on include color recognition, counting to 20, ideas and concepts, and shapes. To help encourage them there are stickers and the app provides them with all kinds of praise.
Parents will love that you don't need Internet access to use the app making it completely mobile, there are no ads, no in-app purchases, and no external links that kids may click on. The entire experience is one that is positive and motivating, making it perfect for kids.
Kid friendly graphics, sound effects, and controls
Zorbit’s Math Adventure Preschool - Learning. Reimagined.