Preschool Math – Math Galaxy Review
Preschool Math – Math Galaxy is a comprehensive set of math learning activities for young children, ranging from number recognition and simple counting all the way up to simple addition. It also includes a game to help kids learn about shapes, colors and sizes.
- 11 great games
- Several options for background music
- Engaging game themes
- Animations and sound effects
- Control of narration/voice over hints
This is a high-quality app that will provide hours of math practice for young children in engaging ways. The activities are low key yet fun, with no pressure and gentle correction of errors. One minor concern is that it is easy to “confuse” the app as kids play, and the results are often highly entertaining. For example, one activity is designed for kids to tap a number of fingers on the screen at the same time, and see and hear that number. If a player makes multiple touches, the app will overlay the scenes one atop the next as well as play the sounds at the same time, creating an echo effect and a remarkable (but chaotic) display on the screen. Some children are likely to enjoy this far more than the app’s typical reward sequences and lose focus on the intended learning.
Preschool Math – Math Galaxy takes full advantage of the power of play, offering fun activities in the form of 11 games focusing on skills that include counting, tracing numbers, matching sets to numbers, rote counting, and simple addition. These skills are the perfect range for preschoolers and kindergarteners. First grade students will enjoy the app and review crucial learning, as well. Many of the games also provide multiple experiences that reinforce the concepts, such as the count your fingers game where kids can first touch the screen with any number of fingers they want and be told the number, then are presented with a number and asked to place that many fingers on the screen.
Parents and teachers should be aware, however, that some of the activities (Counting Fingers, Matching Numbers, Counting by 1s to 10s, Jumping Frogs, Matching Sums, and Spaceship Sums) do have written directions with no voice over that are likely far out of reach of the target age group, so children may need some guidance to get started with each activity.
Preschool Math – Math Galaxy is a fun set of games that will appeal to the target age group. The animations are bright and colorful, the characters are cute, and the themes are familiar and appealing to kids. Correct responses are rewarded with fun fireworks and other visual displays, and correct answers accumulate stars to keep track of progress. The app is full of jumping frogs, bouncing space aliens, and more that your child is sure to love. There’s also a super variety of motivational tools in use. Kids can enjoy reward animations, popping balloons, and even uncovering hidden pictures.
This app costs $4.99 on the App Store and is a good value for the money. With its 11 games and activities, there is something here for preschool and early elementary children no matter where they are in the process of learning age-appropriate math concepts. Most kids are likely to enjoy the games, so the app also has good replay value.
Preschool Math – Math Galaxy is very child-friendly. There are no links to outside sites, no social media or email links, no advertisements, and no in-app purchases. Parents will be able to let little ones play with peace of mind.
- NO accessible external links
- NO social media
- NO 3rd party ads
- NO in-app purchase
Preschool Math - Math Galaxy is an amazing app chock full of 11 great math activities for kids from preschool through grade 1. The skills covered are foundational to number concepts and the games are engaging and fun for little ones. It's a great find!