With Count, Sort and Match children will learn to count to 20, spell numbers (i.e. “three”), and sort by color, shape and size. I thought that the app was simple enough that preschool children could understand it, and also challenging enough that kindergarteners would still enjoy it. The app features bright, colorful graphics, as well as any easy-to-use interface that is perfect for young children.
In the Count section of the app, kids will learn how to count to 20 with audio narration. Parents can either choose to have their child count from 1 to 20 in sequential order or have the numbers 1 through 20 presented in a random order. As children count, they will have objects appear magically on an apple tree and have to count them (for example, 4 owls). There is also a part where kids will trace the numbers and the number words in the puffy clouds above the apple tree. The Count section of the app is a wonderful way to build your child’s associative understanding and fine motor skills.
The Sort section of the app is also presented in a fun and engaging way. Children will group laundry that is hanging on the clothesline into baskets, first by shape, then by color and lastly by size. This style of sorting game allows kids to continue classifying the items into additional groups, and really gets them to think! I thought that having kids continue to narrow down their object was a great way to reinforce the sorting skill.
In the Match section of the app, kids will play with the numbers 1 through 12. Numbers from 1 to 12 (not necessarily all of them) will be shown numerically and pictorially on flash cards (i.e., “1” on a card, and 1 apple on another card). Kids will need to match each number card to the picture card that has the correct amount of objects. As children match up the cards they will reveal puzzle pieces. Once all of the cards have been successfully matched, kids will see the completed puzzle picture!
I really enjoyed the Count, Sort and Match app! I think that the three skills taught in the app are fundamental math principles that will help children later in life as they move on to more difficult math concepts. I would highly recommend this app to parents of preschoolers. I know I will definitely be sharing this app with my son!
Disclosure: I received a free copy of this app for review purposes.