Friday, December 23, 2011

My Very First App Review: Monkey Math!


It has been a couple of months now since we have had our iPad, and both of my children are thriving with it!
The apps out there are out of this world!
But one math app in particular has really caught my eye and I beam with pride and joy as I see both of my children doing so well in this area.

(The following info was taken from the iTunes site):
MONKEY MATH SCHOOL SUNSHINE FEATURES
★9 interactive games that teach kids about sequencing, patterning, counting, adding and subtracting.
★With very little interface, your child presses one button to immediately launch into uninterrupted play.
★Uses Knack Technology to instinctively adjust the challenge levels to each individual player.
★Irresistibly cute monkey guides the child through game play with animated celebrations for correct answers and gentle redirection for incorrect ones.
★Kids collect prizes to fill their very own INTERACTIVE AQUARIUM.
★Uninterrupted and unlimited play: game continues as long as the player desires.

★ADD IT UP and TAKE IT AWAY
Use your addition and subtraction skills to solve math problems. Trusty crab assistants supply multiple-choice options.

★PATTERNS
Monkey has a problem: Objects keep popping out of his bucket, creating a pattern - but one piece is missing! Help Monkey by completing the pattern with the choices provided.

★SHAPES
Is it an octagon? Or maybe a hexagon? Count each side of these shapes and help Monkey figure it out.

★SEQUENCES
Monkey has a group of numbers in the right order, but some are missing. Help him complete the sequence with the correct numbers.

★LESS/MORE
Monkey loves to blow bubbles, when he does, groups of shells, fish or turtles are inside each bubble! Use your expertise to figure out which bubble has either the most or least objects inside.

★BIGGER/SMALLER
Which bubble has the bigger number? Which bubble has the smaller one? Help Monkey figure it out by popping the correct bubble.

★CONNECT THE DOTS
Baby Turtle is stuck on the beach and she needs your help to get to the sea! Connect the dots to show her the way.

★WRITE IT UP!
Help Monkey learn his numbers by tracing them in the sand.

★BUBBLE POP
Monkey is running out of time! Pop all the bubbles that have either the right number or the right amount of objects inside before the time runs out!


What I love the most about this app is that they will play for one hour at a time and not realize that they are learning early math skills that will take them into the next levels in school.
The cartoon monkey is beyond cute, and he also has a wonderful way of encouraging your child to continue even if they make a mistake.
My kids LOVE to win a new fish or object for their fish tank when they successfully pass through a certain number of "number challenges".
Matching, greater than/less than, tracing numbers in the sand to help with handwriting and number formation, connect-the-dots to help with the whole hand-eye coordination, sequencing and patterns....it's all there!

Developed by THUP games, and for only 0.99, you can get the app here for your iPhone or iPad!

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2 comments:

  1. My daughter LOVES Monkey Lunchbox app!! I will definitely be getting this one for Emma. Thanks for the review!

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