There is nothing better than knowing that our kids are playing while learning something useful. I found out about Counting Parrots app through several tweets and I had to check this colorful, educational cute app out.
Counting Parrots game is an engaging Math app by Yingele that provides a fun, entertaining rudimentary mathematics learning experience for children ages 3-7. Children gain so much out of it; they learn to count, associate numbers with quantities, practice patterns and grouping, understand simple equations, and strengthen fine motor skills and memory.
Our kids have fun with colorful parrots that provides them with mathematical basics they need for first grade, and practically – for life.
The Game Experience
I set down with my 4 year old and this app took us straight to the heart of the jungle with fun music in the background. We were welcomed by two cute parrots, and then hit the “Play” button to start the game!
In this game the children have a goal – they must teach the parrots to fly. Each time they play, they get a different combination of experiences, and the games increase in difficulty as they progress through the series. Each game is random so no two games are ever alike.
The colorful animation celebrates with the child, every time they “win” the game!
There are jungle sounds, parrots voices, and fun music and animation that amplifies the entertaining experience!
What I liked about Counting Parrots is the fact that this game is noncompetitive; children are graphically told when they are wrong with accompanying sound effects, and the correct answers are demonstrated. The system does not keep score.
Its free, “lite” version features numbers 1-10 and includes three games, while the paid version extends to 10-20 and includes all four games and costs $5.99 – a minor investment in a child’s academic future.
Its technology is fully compatible with all devices – iPad, Android, web, etc. If you wish to upgrade the app you will only be charged one-time app fee and no other hidden charges or upsell. Counting Parrots game is available through the Google, Apple and Amazon apps stores.
The Educational Aspect
Apart from being entertaining and fun, Counting Parrots game develops our kids’ math skills at an early age. It’s great that the game allows each child to move at a self-directed pace.
Doing my little research, I found out that the app was field-tested with educators and children alike, to make sure the game focuses on providing the basic mathematical skills children need for understanding addition concepts. By playing Counting Parrots, our kids will gain the following mathematical skills:
- Improve number recognition
- Improve following instructions
- Reinforce relationship between numbers and amounts
- Learn counting, grouping, recognition, size comparison, simple equations
- Stimulate and enhances memory development through both rote and creative thinking
- The game encourages development of critical thinking skills to determine right answers
- The different games deliver immediate feedback essential to the youngest learners
- It enhances fine motor skills with drawing projects
Safe for kids
I like the fact the game is safe and meets the standards of COPPA – “Children Online Privacy Protection Association.” The game doesn’t collect information about our kids; it’s not open to chats or social engagements and doesn’t include advertising or any redirections to paid opportunities. It has a parental control, which makes it hard for kids to leave the app without a parental assistance.
Next time you are about to download an app for your kids to play with, make sure it’s not only fun, but also educational, useful and inspiring!
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Counting Parrots App Giveaway
I’m giving away 8 codes to receive the paid version of the app. It is very simple to win all you have to do is re-tweet the tweet below
— Colleen Shibley (@shibleysmiles) February 18, 2016