Wonderwood Basic Math Numbers: Making Maths Fun

We have been lucky enough to review several learning apps over the years, helping the children with their maths skills, reading and literacy, and I have been so impressed with just how far the children have come on using them each week. I think in this day and age, thanks to modern technology, we are fortunate to have such amazing resources to use at home, assisting our children with their schooling, and giving them the very best start in life.

When we were asked to review Wonderwood Basic Math Numbers, a basic maths app for children aged 3-5 years, I thought it was a great way to encourage the children to get back into the swing of things with their maths at the start of a new term, especially when they are struggling with the early mornings, the colder weather, and their enthusiasm is flagging!

The idea for the app revolves around Wonderwood Treehouse, set in a world of numbers to help children with their basic maths skills. With character such as Rose, master chef Pasha, hilarious Big Max and adventurer Pika, the gang love to discover numbers as they explore Wonderwood.

Each of the 7 mini-games takes place in a different setting which is so much fun and unlike any app we have used before. Harry instantly loved the smoothie bar and how he could improve on his counting by helping Pasha to make smoothies with the given number of ingredients. Megan loved the beach setting and trying to build the correct number of sandcastles to work on her number skills, and brushing up on her creativity to discover numbers by making sand art.

The children love the colourful, child-friendly graphics, the friendly characters, exciting games, and the fact that learning is so much fun; and I love that there are no ads or in-app purchases, making the game a safe place for the kids, and for my bank balance!

Wonderwood is perfect for those children who are new to maths, perhaps preparing for primary school or getting to grips with their reception year. With number recognition and sequencing up to 10, tracing numbers, counting, memory, and building a mathematical vocabulary, Wonderwood really does cover all basics.

I also love that alongside developing maths skills, Wonderwood encourages important skills such as colour recognition, creativity, sharing, hand-eye coordination, following instructions, and reaction times, just to name a few.

I am really impressed with Wonderwood and love that there are 10 apps within the Wonderwood series, creating a comprehensive math series that covers the curriculum as the children grow. I definitely recommend it to other parents and will be adding it to our favourites to continue to make learning fun.

You can download the app here for the bargain price of just £1.99.

 

** This is a collaborative post. We were compensated for our review. ** 

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37 Comments

  1. Melissa
    September 13, 2018 / 2:34 pm

    This looks like so much fun! My kids would love something like this! Thanks for all the info.

  2. September 13, 2018 / 2:59 pm

    That sounds great, I remember as a kid things interactive really helped to learn, such a fun idea!

  3. Bryanna skye
    September 13, 2018 / 4:42 pm

    wow this sounds like a great app! I think incorporating fun into learning is so important x

  4. September 13, 2018 / 5:09 pm

    I love having a few educational apps on my phone, this sounds great for younger kids.

  5. September 13, 2018 / 11:51 pm

    I think, in a world filled with apps and game, it’s important to make learning fun. It sounds like this app is doing just that and it sounds awesome!

  6. September 14, 2018 / 6:06 am

    This sounds like a really good app, it’s nice to have something educational as well as fun x

  7. Noah
    September 14, 2018 / 6:18 am

    My four-year old daughter enjoys playing games on iPad. ABC mouse sounded interesting, so I decided to register for her. She couldn’t bare it. I really don’t understand why these educational apps are so boring; they should develop more creative, more entertaining, high quality games for kids. I am so happy to see examples like wonderwood, thanks Laura.

  8. September 14, 2018 / 8:10 am

    This app sounds really amazing. I dont have children yet but would definitely suggest this to my cousins for my nephews and nieces.

  9. September 14, 2018 / 8:52 am

    Learning with fun makes things go easy. Looks interesting and affordable deal.

  10. September 14, 2018 / 10:03 am

    My Daughter used to love maths games when she was younger. This looks great fun and with it being fun they do not realise that they are learning as well x

  11. Jeroen
    September 14, 2018 / 10:37 am

    This is amazing

  12. September 14, 2018 / 12:17 pm

    This sounds amazing, especially for £1.99. My Logan loves numbers and learning to count!

  13. September 14, 2018 / 1:32 pm

    That sounds like a great app. I’m definitely going to download this as my son likes games involving numbers. And to know it will help him with maths and numbers is great!

  14. ali
    September 14, 2018 / 2:48 pm

    it looks like a great app which will be great for my little brothers, thanks for sharing.

  15. September 14, 2018 / 3:17 pm

    Looks like fun! But our kids gadget time is very limited, so I dunno when they will get to enjoy this. hehe We are not much into gadget use at home.

  16. September 14, 2018 / 5:44 pm

    What a great sounding app to help kids enjoy maths.

    I always think if something is fun it is much easier to learn and absorb it.

  17. September 14, 2018 / 6:07 pm

    It does look like such a fun program there. I love all of the bright colors. They are pretty cute characters as well. I know my daughter would have loved this when she was younger.

  18. September 14, 2018 / 7:25 pm

    Modern technology has definitely come a long way and love that kids are able to learn, this app looks really good.

  19. Hannah
    September 14, 2018 / 8:39 pm

    I used to hate maths so something like this would have been very good for me

  20. September 14, 2018 / 10:26 pm

    Good that there are a number of apps within the series, so it can grow and test your child as their knowledge improves. Mich x

  21. September 15, 2018 / 7:06 pm

    I am always on the look out for educational apps for when we are travelling. My toddler is 3 in a few weeks so he is just about old enough for this. Thanks for the recommendation! 🙂

  22. Helen
    September 15, 2018 / 8:01 pm

    Wonderwood sounds a great educational app, especially because there are no inapp purchases. I love that there are things like this now to make learning easier and more fun.

  23. September 15, 2018 / 8:40 pm

    This is such a great app. My kids are so into maths at the moment. They would love it.

  24. September 15, 2018 / 8:45 pm

    I am always looking for educational apps to download for my kids and this looks like something which would help them in their maths as its fun and more like a game.

  25. September 16, 2018 / 8:21 am

    So cool that they associate having fun with learning. That’s the best way for kids to learn, because they don’t even realize that they’re learning.

  26. September 16, 2018 / 9:40 am

    There are so many great apps now to help kids my little girl is a bit young for this yet (2) but she does recognise numbers so it might be suitable for her I might give a it a try

  27. Elizabeth O
    September 16, 2018 / 2:20 pm

    This looks like such a great app to download for little ones. Education is everywhere and especially so on technology which is such an big thing in this era. It looks like they really enjoy this.

  28. September 16, 2018 / 3:32 pm

    I love how this makes mathematics fun. Its always the best way to learn I find xxx

  29. September 16, 2018 / 5:28 pm

    This sounds like a great app and one i might try on my son. He needs to learn to recognise his numbers and do basic maths.

  30. September 16, 2018 / 5:37 pm

    This looks like it would be great for my son, he just turned 4 (today) so he doesn’t start full time school until next year. This app might be good to give him a head start.

  31. September 17, 2018 / 2:40 am

    I can see my little nephew and niece enjoying this app! It sounds great for kids learning basic math and the graphics look colorful!

  32. September 17, 2018 / 6:29 pm

    When I homeschooled my kids many years ago, we frequently used math manipulatives to help work on math skills. Apps and digital games like these are like today’s equivalent and look like so much fun. I’m going to share this post with my daughter, since my granddaughters would probably enjoy these games.

  33. September 18, 2018 / 12:42 am

    My own children are well past this stage but I am going to forward your post to my daughter for her two little ones.

  34. September 18, 2018 / 10:01 am

    My older two have mathletics for homework and really enjoy it. Sebby often wants to do something too, so this looks like the perfect app

  35. September 19, 2018 / 12:35 pm

    It sounds like you get so much for just £1.99, what a bargain!

  36. Khushboo
    September 19, 2018 / 8:01 pm

    Looks like an amazing app. All parents should check out this app for their children.

  37. Nichola
    October 2, 2018 / 9:35 am

    Is it only available on iTunes?

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