I’m often asked to review iPhone apps. I have to be selective of what I choose to review because I only have limited time to actual review the app and post a worth while review about it. Punflay is one of the companies that provide Honey with apps that she and I both love. I love the graphics in the apps and she loves to fill her shelf with trophies and special items she receives when she reaches special goals. We recently had the chance to review two new apps for the iPhone.
Come and have fun in Math with Mathomatix: Number Sense – a brand new app specially designed for kindergartners! Yes, you just read fun and Math in the same sentence. Number Sense is first in a series of math apps designed to play with numbers and ease counting to kindergartners.
There are five games to play revolving around math and counting:
Helps your kids learn counting from 1 to 30 by feeding some monsters. Don’t worry, the monsters don’t bite but the game will definitely keep your kids occupied.
Simple but engaging connect-the-dots games that will help your kids recognize and memorize numbers in the right order. Oh, and don’t be surprised if they show you a moon that they have just colored blue!
A super hero donkey (Drizzle is his name) is all you need to get kids to compare numbers, without objects, from 1 to 10. And yeah, Drizzle can be tickled too!
This deceptively simple game uses a school of fish to demonstrate the concepts of greater than, less than and equal to! Your kids are gonna love the interactive environment.
From Chocolateville to Licorice Lane runs a train that relies on addition and subtraction. Curious? You will simply have to play the game!
Honey’s favorite of the five is Do the Dotty, she has always been a fan of dot to dot. I watched her play and what I liked is as she finished each puzzle the numbers increased. So she wasn’t just doing a dot to dot from 1-10. Honey is pretty familiar with numbers so these games were pretty easy, however they did entertain her.
I checked out her “My Stuff” and she has quite a few rewards from trophies, bunnies, and a badge. She enjoys playing the game and earning this items, which she likes to show off to the rest of us.
This one also comes with five fun games:
Crazy Clock: A friendly voice announces the time and all you do is to move the minute hand of a cute clock to set the correct time. Kids will get lots of practice learning to associate time with familiar activities in their day. Crazy Clock is a great introduction to the concept of time.
Scale Tale: This activity introduces kids to the concept of weight. An adorable one-eyed monster teaches kids this concept by holding two items and allowing them to guess which item is heavier or lighter. Is a pineapple heavier or lighter than a cup cake? Is a head of cabbage heavier or lighter than a strawberry? Familiar objects help kids learn the concept easily.
Fill Me Up: If you had to teach the concept of volume at home you are sure to have a mess all over the floor. Instead, Fill Me Up allows you to teach this concept through easy exercises such as filling pitchers with liquids or jars with cookies minus the mess.
Long and Short: Crayons, buses, park benches are all some of the familiar objects in a kid’s life. And these can be found in this activity as objects of comparison to learn the concept of length. This game presents two objects of different lengths. Simply tap on the one that is longer or shorter.
Action Months: This game introduces the basics of duration of time through a simple drag and drop activity to fill in the letters of the months. Kindergarteners can practice the names of the months and get ready for more sophisticated concept of time in higher grades.
Honey’s favorite of these five is fill me up. She loves to fill up the containers and the select the one with more or less depending on what she is asked to do. Measurements is my favorite of the two probably because I think it is more challenging for her and is introducing her to new concepts.
All of the educational games we have reviewed so far by Punflay have been top quality. For the $1.99 it cost to download the app I think what you receive is well worth it. Any game that doesn’t just collect virtual dust sitting unused on my iPhone is a good game, however with Punflay I really feel that my daughter is getting more out of it then just the fun. She will go into detail explaining to me how to play each game and what it means. For example: with the Fill Me Up she explains in her own words and thoughts what it means to pick the container with less and what it means to pick the container with more.
If you are looking for entertaining games for your kindergarten aged child I recommend Punflay!
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