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A fun rhyming kids game that will also improve their math skills

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Math Tales – The Jungle is a unique interactive editorial app that combines together a brand new ... More

Editor's review

Published 17 Mar 2016

According to the National Association for the Education of Young Children, the math skills that students learn at a young age build a foundation for future learning endeavors and can be a good indicator of whether or not young people will be able to meet and overcome new challenges as they mature. An article by noted 'out of the box' author Malcolm Gladwell a few years ago suggests that the more advanced a child is when first entering school, the more they improve exponentially throughout their whole education. Engaging children to the concept of math early on in their life is more important than ever and here is a great way to get them involved whilst simultaneously managing to keep them amused.

Math Tales - The Jungle is a unique interactive iOS educational game for preschoolers that combines the charm and amusement of a Dr Seuss story with the practicalities of simple math and logics. This colorful and amusing rhyming kids app provides 27 different games that change every time your child plays them. Featuring a narrative voice and colorful animated animal characters, children will be taken on a funny journey while learning colors, numbers and other fundamental subjects for their growth. Alternatively, you can choose to disable the narration and music and read the story together with your child for an even more intimate learning experience.

Conceived for preschoolers aged between 3 and 5, Math Tales takes your child through 100 or so pages of tales to help the Lion King - and all the rest of the jungle animals - organize a welcome party for their elephant friend named Ray who just happens to have run away from a circus. Each animal has a specific task in preparation for the party and each level needs to be completed before advancing to the next one. The gorgeously animated animals will have to complete color sequences creating festoons, baking a cake and counting the sugar spoons and the cups of flour. They will also have puzzles to solve. And at the end of the story there is a meaningful moral.

The game develops 6 specific learning objectives - colors, numbers, math operations, logic, visual attention and spatial perception - and all can be monitored from a dedicated parents' area that is protected by parental gate. From here, parents can see and understand what their kids are actually learning while they play. There are 9 different chapters featuring 9 different animals of the jungle and these are all linked up to 9 different educational themes. The app itself was created by a team of professionals and experts and, with the help of hundreds of little testers to try out their games, ensures that they can always see the benefit from a child's perspective. There is no advertising on the app, no in-app purchases to worry about and all content completely child-friendly.

Math Tales provides wonderfully captivating, interactive tales for preschoolers whilst encouraging young ones to learn basic math. The rhyming story is charming and owes a lot to the magic of Dr Seuss with beautifully drawn and lovable animal characters that are guaranteed to charm the youngsters. The app features a unique parents only area so you can easily check on your child’s progress. It's no secret that the best way for kids to learn is when they are having fun and this game manages to even make math entertaining. Math Tales - The Jungle stimulates creativity whilst providing hours of entertainment. This international version of the app with its all new features is available worldwide in both English and Spanish for iPhone and iPad in the App Store on Thursday 17 March.

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