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. **