Disney Pixar has a new School Skills app specifically designed to help your preschooler with their numbers.  And who better to encourage your little fish than Nemo, the ultimately persistent clownfish.  The neighborhood is having a Gills and Thrills party and all the ocean friends are invited.  Mr. Ray and Nemo have everything almost ready but they need some help with the finishing touches. So, flex your fins and jump right in.

There are four areas to focus on as early math skills are learned and practiced.

  • Welcome! – Touch and count the guests and trace the number to help children recognize and associate the numbers 1-10. Prompts are given for each stroke and you can adjust the difficulty level to hard or easy tracing.
  • Feed the Fish – There’s lots of savory sea party food to serve up. Be sure to count the guests then you’ll know how many to serve them. Initially drag and drop a treat next to each fish, later stages have you match by groups.
  • Hide-and-Seek – Hide and seek is great, hide and seek is fun, we are It lets go find everyone.  Touch the requested number and then pop the bubbles to see who’s hiding there.
  • Coral Congo – Wrap up the party with a Conga line.  Be sure to line the dancers up in order by number for the dancing fun. Great for teaching numerical order.

Numbers with Nemo approaches learning in a similar way to Letters with Pooh. Providing a basic introduction to the skill before new things are added.  I like that new games are only opened when the previous one is finished, ensuring a feeling of success.   Its great to be able to set up more than one profile for sharing with friends or classmates.  That way the learning experience is tailored to the individual and there’s no fighting over moving someones level.

Finishing each experience earns you stickers for your collection that you can use for creating your very own seascape. The friendly, familiar characters at this underwater party will have your little fish begging to count and write their numbers.

Price when Reviewed: $1.99

See the app in iTunes

Requirements: Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation) and iPad. Requires iOS 5.1 or later.

Seller: Disney Publishing Worldwide Applications © Copyright (c) 2012 Disney/Pixar. All rights reserved.

Disclosure: I received a free copy of this app for review purposes




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