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123 Awesome Park

123 Awesome Park

Fall 2017 Mobile Apps
Ages: 3 & Up
Developer: Papumba
Download Price: $2.99
Platform: iPhone
Review:

123 Awesome Park, an app designed by Papumba for children aged four through six years, features Lio and his friends, Emma and David on a number adventure through the park. The app teaches children number names, shapes, and quantities as well as one-to-one correspondence in short, entertaining games. The numbers and respective groups of objects appear on screen and are spoken by the narrator on a regular basis, letting children make connections between the written and spoken number as well as the quantities they represent. Number puzzles help teach the shapes of the letters, tapping and counting frogs and ducks in the pond hones one-to-one-correspondence, and moving through mazes connect-the-dot style helps with number tracing skills as well as sequencing. The games are short and manageable and the illustrations and animations are bright and colorful.

Statistics collected by the app include: the number of times played, minutes played, games started, and number games completed. This information allows parents to track their children's progress as they work through the games activities.

Sharon Heuscher   ©2017 Parents' Choice
Sharon holds B.A.s in English Literature and Ancient Studies as well as a B.S. in Psychology. She is currently a masters-level trainee in Clinical Psychology specializing in neurodegenerative diseases. For the past thirteen years, Sharon has focused primarily on raising, educating, and nurturing her five children who range in age from three to thirteen.

Look for this product at:
Papumba
http://en.papumba.com/
Available on iTunes

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