SimpleSort Counting: A Preschool app that teaches early math skills

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[] Lexington, Massachusetts - KidsAndBeyond today presents the first offshoot of the much acclaimed SimpleSort, SimpleSort:Counting. This app focuses on early math skills such as: counting, sorting, ordering, and comparing numbers for children that are at the preschool level.

Each screen has a different game. The options to hear the number as you count and see the number reinforces the skill of counting out loud and getting familiar with the written number. By placing numbers on a number line from 1-10, children get a visual sense of number placement and order. Counting objects and seeing sets of objects teaches kids to compare two numbers by visually assessing which group has more or less. Addition is introduced very subtly again by visually combing two groups and counting the objects in each group to get a sum less than 10.

SimpleSort: Counting includes
* A helper cloud and narrator to guide the child through the app
* A text-based help screen for parents to read
* Choice of numbered buckets from 1-10 with an option to play the game with 3,4,5, or 6 buckets
* 3 different game options, including "Count, Sort, and Place in Order," "Count and Add" and "Count and Compare"
* Option to play all three games consecutively or one at a time
* Voiceover narration that names each number as child touches corresponding objects

Minimum Requirements:
* Compatible with iPad
* Requires iOS 3.2 or later
* 19 MB

Pricing and Availability:
SimpleSort:Counting 1.0 is $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category.

Located in Lexington, Massachusetts, KidsAndBeyond's vision is to develop applications and content that are stimulating, creative, interactive, and accessible to all children, regardless of style or pace of learning. Through these applications, we focus on early educational skills, while still presenting content that is child-centered, thereby allowing the child to acquire knowledge through self-discovery. Our applications appeal to children by being sensitive to multiculturalism, encouraging and cultivating close relationships between children and families, providing opportunities for exploration thereby encouraging children to push their thinking and discovery skills past what is simple and challenging them to make meaningful connections to the ideas presented in our applications. All Material and Software (C) 2012 KidsAndBeyond, LLC. / All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPod, the iPod logo, are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.


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