Munch has just gone down to the pre-school room at nursery and will be learning all sorts, including French before she even starts primary school next year.
When we were asked to review the Count Me In 123 Number Chums app from Clydesdale bank, we were very interested to see how we, as parents, could supplement her learning at home to prepare her for school and boost her capability at nursery at the same time.
Count Me In 123 Number Chums is a very colourful and engaging app aimed at pre-school children to help with numeracy skills. With 3 fun characters comprising of a rabbit, monkey and a rather cheery crocodile, the app tackles shapes, counting and measurement.
Munch really enjoyed the app and the characters who give the instructions, she found it easy to navigate through and follow the instructions, which are both read out and written on screen.
I already knew she was good at identifying shapes, but I was amazed at how good her counting was. The counting section requires little ones to identify how many characters there are and then select the correct number from multiple choice answers.
Similarly, I knew she would excel at the measurement section, where you have to select either the biggest or smallest item on screen. Each section gets progressively more difficult, before completing each segment. Munch found it really fun and engaged with the app really well.
Even when they have completed the app, there are downloadable worksheets to add further interaction with the characters, which I think I will be recommending to the nursery as part of their educational app scheme, as I can really see this being a great interactive educational tool there as well as at home.
The app can be downloaded from both the Apple and Android stores for free and works on tablet, phone and desktop.
Disclosure: This post is in collaboration with Count Me In 123, but all opinions are honest.