Appracadabra: Count the Animals

We’ve been writing about some really cool and educational apps recently, and I didn’t want to leave out the equally cool and educational Count the Animals app from Dutch company Appracadabra. Count the Animals is wonderfully well designed with beautiful graphics and fun sounds, and it’s also full of cute little jokes like frogs starting to jump, dogs starting to poo, a lady catching butterflies and lice jumping from one head to the other. How can you resist? Count the Animals is perfect for children in the process of learning to count, as it is designed to help children develop the pre-math skill of connecting numbers to quantities. And if you’re unsure about your kids learning to count in Dutch (although it can be very useful) then there’s no need to worry: this app also contains Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Lithuanian, Polish, Portuguese, Slovakian, Spanish, Swedish, and Swiss German languages. So there.

xxx Esther

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1. Mo | February 20, 2012 | Reply

I’m an android girl, so this doesn’t quite do it. Plus, the little one is still a small toddler, and it’s much tougher to find apps for younger kids (counting is not yet on the agenda). It is true though, that they don’t play with it much. Anyways, an app that completely gulps her in is BabyTv’s Shapes game with Tulli (http://www.babytv.com/mobile.aspx) available for Apple and Android platforms. Design’s not that great, but the game is fun and easy even for a 1+ year old.

2. Esther in Amsterdam | February 24, 2012

Hi Mo, thanks for recommending BabyTV — I’ll look into it. I actually downloaded a teletubbies app on my iPhone that Ava sort of likes. I also saw that the first Miffy app was launched — I’m quite excited about that so I’ll have Ava check it out ;-) . xxx

3. Courtney in London | February 20, 2012 | Reply

Ha! I love the fact that the dog poops and the fleas on the animals jump. So fun! I think Ivy would love this…
x

4. Esther in Amsterdam | February 24, 2012

I think so too!! xxx

5. Reviews of Count the Animals! - Kids app by Appracadabra | June 13, 2012 | Reply

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