If you ever searched for kids educational apps in Afrikaans, English, Zulu, Swahili or Xhosa you may have come across Xander apps.
I just love these apps…
They are so innovative and the graphics are beautiful. A friendly T-Rex is your companion throughout all the apps and he is just so darn cute! They have a few different apps to choose from and over the course of the next few weeks I will introduce you to them, discussing their unique educational properties.
The 123 counting app
Today I give you, the 123 counting app. There was great excitement in the house as we received our counting app. Counting was one of the first things the twins were able to do so it was no surprise that they jumped to the opportunity to try out their hand (mind the pun) at writing the numbers and counting them.
In the App store it’s classified for Kids 5 & under but 8 year old Corrie still loves to play with it. It opens up in a nice colorful home page with the options to Count, work with an abacus, write it yourself or build it yourself.
The counting game has the most adorable visually stimulating creatures to accompany the written numbers and the same amount of beads in a pattern to help kids learn to recognize numbers visually. Xander also say the numbers as you swipe to help kids learn how to pronounce the numbers.
The colorful abacus lets them drag the right amount of beads into the corresponding numbers. This counting frame has been used for centuries before the adaptation of the modern numerical system and is still widely used around the world. This game is a great introduction to the abacus system.
The tracing game introduces them to numbers by interactively writing from 1-10. A light grey number with arrows is an intacation on how to write the number and it won’t let you write if you deviate from the grey guide so its really good for hand eye coordination and lays a great foundation for handwriting and recognizing numbers.
The last game encourages kids to build the numbers by dragging the colorful beads to the corresponding numbers.
All in all this is a great app and it works well for introducing numbers to toddlers. The pricing on the apps are all good and I can highly recommend buying them as educational tools.
Keep an eye on this series of reviews… Xander apps will be giving away this cute plush toy of Xander in the end so stay in tune!
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