Learning how to count is now as easy as 1,2,3! ZyroMath City Count is a fun and engaging app that gives young and special-needs children an innovative new way to learn how to count. This runner-style game will delight and entertain children and all the while they are learning to count!
To begin the counting fun, simply enter your name and you are off and running. Literally. There are two modes that you can use to play this game: a practice, or Drill Mode and a Challenge Mode. Using your finger, you can tap on the runner to make it jump up and collect the stars that are in numerical order. Each star that you collect gives you points that you can use to purchase new characters in the store. There are also special power ups along the way that you can collect to give your runner special powers. You must also avoid the obstacles that are placed in your path to preserve your character’s health. The app also has many features that make it customizable based on your child’s needs and abilities. First, your child can play by counting by ones or tens. Second, you can choose Beginner, Advanced, Expert, and Customizable levels that can either speed up or slow down the speed of the game and add or remove obstacles. Third, if the player is a special needs child who is sensitive to sound and color, the graphics and music can be adjusted to accommodate their needs. The game can also store information for multiple players so that more than one player can use the app.
When I first opened this app to check it out, my preschooler was instantly intrigued. He watched me play for a couple of minutes and then began asking me when it would be his turn! He took over playing and then I practically had to tear it out of his hands to finish my review. He loved playing it and, quite frankly, so did I. The game is as fun as it is educational. It is easy to use for beginners and challenging enough to keep more advanced kids interested and coming back for more. Collecting points to purchase new characters to play with is a wonderful reward for the players and they will want to keep playing to earn their favorite characters. Whether you are a parent or an educator, this app is a keeper. It is a fun way to teach kids how to count and they will keep coming back for more.