April 7, 2011 in Education (E)
[prMac.com] Brisbane, Queensland/Australia - Independent developer Nigel Green today is pleased to announce the release of TeachMe Numbers 1 for iPad. The first App in a series of 3, TeachMe Numbers 1 is aimed generally at 1-3 year olds. Designed with the assistance of the developer's wife (who has a background in Early Childhood), the App teaches the child numbers 1 through 10 using multiple techniques which cover the 3 stages of number learning: Recognition, Sequence and Quantity. Sound Effects and Audio in English are also included to help the child to learn their first numbers.
Activity 1: Recognition Of Numbers - This activity is designed to teach children the association between the name and visual representation of each number. To reinforce learning, this activity includes an optional English speaking voice that says each number in turn.
Activity 2: Number Sequencing - The aim of this activity is to teach children the concept of number sequence - that there is a set order to how numbers should follow each other. As each numbered balloon rises on the screen the child will see them come up in the same order every time. Once the balloons have reached their final position the child can 'pop' them one-by-one, but only in the correct order. There is an 'Autoplay' option that determines if the next set of balloons will rise without intervention once all the balloons are 'popped', or if a button must be touched to proceed further.
Activity 3: Attributing Numbers To Quantity - This activity is designed to teach the concept that each number represents a quantity, or an amount of objects. In sequential order, the child is presented with a number and the corresponding amount of items which they select as they count. The items can be selected randomly as this activity also teaches the child that a group of objects can be counted in any order but will still end up being the same amount. To assist the child in remembering which items have already been counted, each item changes to a bright color so that it doesn't get counted twice. To reinforce learning, this activity includes an optional English speaking voice that says each number in turn.
Activity 4: Fun With Number Sequencing - This activity features a hand painted backdrop of a winding path in a grassy field with numbers 1-9 and a 'Jack-in-the-box' as number 10. As the child touches the numbered stepping-stones in the correct order, segments of the song 'Pop! Goes The Weasel' play along with each step and the handle on the box turns. Once the child reaches number 10 and touches the box, the child is rewarded by 'Jack' jumping out the top - A fun way to reinforce their numbers from 1-10.
Activity 5: Color By Numbers - This activity teaches number recognition and matching. Commencing with any number on the picture or palette find the matching pair. The colors will help in this activity, as the child will recognize that trees are usually green and the sky is usually blue. Once all numbers are matched up the child is rewarded with a special animated finish to their picture. To reinforce learning, this activity includes an optional English speaking voice that says each number when they are touched on the palette.
Activity 6: Number Bells - A fun musical activity using numbered bells. For older children, there are many simple songs that can be created by touching the bells in a certain order, such as 'Jingle Bells' - 777 777 79567. The child can also ring more than one bell at a time to create harmonies.
* Compatible with iPad
* Requires iOS 4.3 or later
Pricing and Availability:
TeachMe Numbers 1, Version 1.0 is $2.99 USD (or equivalent in other currencies) and is available worldwide exclusively on the App Store in the iPad Education category. Members of the media may contact Nigel Green to obtain a free promotional code.
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