We’ve all tried it because it’s so much fun: Counting the number of gumballs or candies in a jar in hopes of winning a prize.
The Camigo Media LLC app Candy Count provides a fun, interactive way to teach important concepts to toddlers, including sorting colors, counting and arranging numbers, and comparing quantities. Preschoolers and kindergartners also can benefit from the app, which may be downloaded for $1.99 for your iPhone or iPad.
How It Works
Candy Count is easy to use, as it focuses on creating an optimal learning environment. Students begin by shaking the phone or tablet to empty sweets out of a bag. Then they work on guessing the winning number. They must first identify the color and then match sweets to the right bag. Categorization is a skill that babies begin mastering at a few months of age, but Candy Count offers a new way of challenging children in this area.
- Once bagged, sweets must be counted. Then, bags are ordered from those containing the most sweets to those containing the least. Along the way, questions are asked to test students’ understanding of quantities.
- You can change quantity and color options. By default, the app allows counting up to five, but you can increase this as high as twelve. Color modifications are also offered. These change-ups help keep children engaged, providing continuous new things to learn.
Candy Count is also available as a free download. The free version has a restricted number of color and number options but otherwise is identical to the $1.99 version.
“Definitely Worth the Buy!”
Reviewers who have given Candy Count a trial run concede that the app is a great way to get your younger students excited about counting, categorizing and comparing. Each time a child selects the right answer, they are rewarded with a sprinkle of brightly colored stars on their screen. Between the sparkle and the sweets, it presents an irresistible learning experience for little ones whose attention spans are generally limited.
“I thought Candy Count was a terrific app, just right for older preschoolers and kindergarteners. It teaches skills in a fun and entertaining way … They get to play with candy on the screen and come away without sticky fingers or a sugar rush. Awesome!” noted the iPhone Mom.
And as noted by another satisfied user, “This app has adorable colors and graphics and a really cute game for kids. The makers did a fantastic job with the quality of the game and made it really fun for kids to play. Definitely worth the buy!”
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