This review is brought to you by Zap Zap Kindergarten Math, all opinions are my own.
Looking for a fun way to help stop your kids from losing everything they learned about math in kindergarten? Check out our Zap Zap Kindergarten Math app review to find out why we love using this fun game to stop summer slide in its tracks and reinforce new skills throughout the school year!
My kids have admittedly been spending more time playing on the iPad that I would like to admit. However, when they are spending the time playing educational games I feel less guilty. The Zap Zap Kindergarten Math app is one of those educational games the kids enjoy playing, and I enjoy a little quiet time to finish my lunch while it is still hot. Check out this video! Doesn’t it look like such a cute game for kids?
Zap Zap Kindergarten Math App Review
Zap Zap Kindergarten Math is a space themed math game with multiple levels. Each level varies in difficulty with the final level, obviously, being the most difficult. The characters in the games are adorable little cartoon aliens. I love them because they’re cute, silly, and so much fun. I also love that they appeal to both boys and girls. It’s hard to find that in apps for kids sometimes.
When you first start the game, your child will need to create a profile for their progress. If you have more than one child, you can create a profile for each one. After creating the profile, you’ll need to verify that your child has permission to use the app. You can easily verify permission by swiping the screen as directed using three fingers. From there the game is ready to play.
To play the game, kids just follow the mapped out course and unlock each stage by completing them one by one. Every stage is themed with a different skill to work on. The stages are made up of different levels, each level getting more difficult.
The first stage focuses on counting numbers. The child must touch the number of balls the screen indicates. Level one was simple number identification, the levels then progressed to adding two numbers, then three. The final level in the first stage was subtracting two numbers. Kids get plenty of encouragement after each stage. My daughter kept fist pumping every time she finished a level.
After successfully completing each stage, kids get to open a treasure chest where a puzzle piece appears. A new piece of the puzzle is revealed at the end of every stage. Once the whole puzzle is complete, your child earns a cool prize, like a new rocket!
While the first few levels are easy enough for preschoolers getting ready for school, the levels do get harder and dive into skills that kids learn in kindergarten. In the higher levels, kids need to have a good grasp on basic word recognition. One stage is solely identifying the value of the numbers by the word. For example, the prompt would read f-o-u-r and the child must tap four objects. Of course, you can always help out younger kids who aren’t able to read yet.
Zip Zap Math is a great game for preventing summer slide for students moving into first grade, or as a supplemental math game for child throughout the school year. Overall the game has just the right level of difficulty and challenges to keep children interested. The skills the child will practice in the game is on point with the skills taught in kindergarten. In fact, the entire game is designed to follow common core standards.
The app is available on iOS and Google Play Store. Visit Zap Zap Kindergarten Math website to learn more, or find more educational games from Zap Zap Math on their main website. Follow Zap Zap Math on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to keep up with news!
What do you think your kids would love about the Zap Zap Kindergarten Math app? Share below!