Another iPad app to get excited about! The developers have really been stepping up their game and putting out some amazing things lately. This amazing app is Tally Tots and unless I’m horribly mistaken once word gets out it’s going to be a hit. Why? It’s a counting app that strikes all the right notes. From the graphics to the color choices to the activities it’s a complete package. And it’s fun. Fun, fun, fun. There is no way this app won’t appeal to toddlers and preschoolers.

Would you like details? Tally Tots is going to help your child learn to count from one to twenty. For every number there is an interactive activity. Your child will tap on a number and the app will count up to that number, displaying the different numbers on the screen one at a time. The counting is steady and easy to follow and it’s repeated every time. If your child plays with Tally Tots often enough they will learn to count. The numbers also line the top and bottom of the screen and as the app counts they are also highlighted in order.

Once the counting is over it’s time for some fun. Each activity involves a number of something. For the number one you’ll see a large lightbulb, your child must hold their finger on the lightbulb to make it glow. Number two features a slot car track and your child uses their fingers on the screen to race the cars. I love number fourteen, this is where they’ll find fourteen miniature cupcakes and a magnifying glass. When they move the magnifying glass over the cupcake they’ll be able to see the adorable frosting decorations. Each number’s activity is unique and clever. Each time your child moves on to a new number Tally Tots begins at the number one and counts up again. The counting is just as important as the fun and the fun is educational because the children will be manipulating objects that represent the numbers.

At the time I’m writing this Tally Tots has only been out for a week and it’s currently only $1.99. That is an excellent price for this quality of an iPad app. It really is. If you’ve been looking for a counting app for your young child then you can stop. This is the one you want.

*This is an iPad only app.*

Price when Reviewed: $1.99

See the app in iTunes

Seller: Spinlight Studio

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

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