The App Store is the perfect place to find great educational tools for the little ones. There are apps that will help them learn other languages, teach them more about their own language, and also some great math apps. One example of a great math app is Math 1 Tap & Write CCSS. It brings textbook style learning to your iOS device. This app is available for purchase from the App Store at a cost of $5.99 and it’s only compatible with the iPad.
What sets this app apart from other children’s educational apps is that it is, quite literally, a textbook. It covers the full US first grade curriculum. It’s a great way to help your advanced preschool child get a leg up by preparing them for the first grade before they actually start. The app also includes the first year curriculum for Japanese children as well. There’s close to 800 pages of information here, so it really is value for the money.
The great thing about this app is the fantastic set of instructions it comes with. The entire first chapter is dedicated to teaching parent and child how to use this app. It’s actually pretty straightforward once you get the hang of it. This really is a complete app that’s well laid out and features a range of different teaching tools throughout that are varied enough to prevent your child from getting bored. This app will require 50.7 MB of available space on your iOS device.
How it Works
Each page in the book provides your child with a different lesson. In one example your child is directed to place red bricks on yellow bricks, and then the blue bricks on top of the red bricks teaching your child how to differentiate their colors. It’s a comprehensive set of lessons that parents will enjoy helping their children through.
What I really liked about this app is that it allows the child to move pictures around the page to complete tasks – children learn best when there’s a lot of actual interaction which this app has in spades. Once the child’s completed the task they can simply tap on the checkmark at the bottom of the page to see how they did. Flipping back and forth between pages is easy as well using the navigation arrows at the bottom of the page.
Math 1 Tap & Write CCSS is one of the most complete learning apps available in the App Store for young children. It features close to 800 pages of lessons, and it’s based on the actual US first grade curriculum. If you want to ensure your child has every advantage with learning, then you’ll want to download this app.
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