Moonlight Hide and Seek is another one of a kind storybook by Weily Apps that is sensational. It teaches simple counting with adding and subtracting within the storyline. Set in the country at night, kids have the opportunity to interact with a variety of night creatures. Play involves picking an animal and a number and finding out how many other animals are hiding using a base of ten. Kids have plenty of choices to help navigate the story, and the results are that no repeat play is quite the same. On each page is a counting line, which would be fun to make up as a tangible for kids to cipher with while reading the story. Included are interesting facts about the animal’s behaviors and habitats. The artwork is exceptional and rich in texture. It gives off the feel of a breezy kiss across your cheeks from the night air.
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This review was originally published by TeachersWithApps.com on May 14, 2016. Teachers With Apps was co-founded by Jayne Clare, a Special Education teacher, and Anne Rachel, an artist and Early Childhood educator. Their goal is to be a credible resource for quality educational apps.
Jo Booth has been an Occupational Therapist for over 30 years, and currently works in Pediatrics with early intervention. She sees kids newly diagnosed on the spectrum as well as medically fragile kids. She loves to move, explore and play everyday; so that “her kids” grow up to be healthy independent learners.
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Betsy Franco/Tom Franco
5 - 8 Minutes
Based on non-digital book: No
Allows Own Narration:
Uses Motion: No
Age: 3 - 5 +
Moonlight Hide and Seek is a dazzling, beautiful app. Not only does this app help your child master subtraction facts and develop logical reasoning, it also entertains them with a great story and introduces them to the world of intriguing night animals.
Trying to find a game for your child, one that is fun and yet filled with educational possibilities?
Moonlight Hide and Seek is designed to offer you a charming story with a wide range of basic math challenges that will help your child learn to see math more as a visual poem.
Recommended Ages: 4 - 8
The setting is a country style house surrounded by nature and on a full moon night.
Your child chooses 1 of 9 nocturnal animals.
Then they select a number between 1 and 9 to begin.
Moonlight Hide and Seek will hide some of the selected animals and keep some of them visible. Your child will use math skills to figure out how many are hidden, to add up to their selected number. The player then picks a new night animal and a new number. In the end the moon sets, and the animals fly and skitter away, leaving 0 animals in the yard.
Along the way, fun facts about how the animals live at night, what they eat, even how they sound, are all part of the experience.
This app makes the entire learning experience fun, interactive, and visually amazing! With lots of replay value, tons of content and an interesting story for your children, this game is sure to be a hit.
Narrated by Betsy Franco. She is the award-winning author of over eighty published books, including picture books, poetry collections, and novels. She is known for making science and math creative and fun.
Art work by Tom Franco, a nationally exhibiting sculptor and painter and director of the Firehouse Art Collective in Berkeley California.
App development by Anita Weil. She is a co-founder of Weily Apps and writes applications for mobile devices.
This app will help students master the following Common Core Math Standards:
Count forward beginning from a given number within the known sequence (instead of having to begin at 1).
When counting objects, say the number names in the standard order, pairing each object with one and only one number name and each number name with one and only one object.
Understand that the last number name said tells the number of objects counted. The number of objects is the same regardless of their arrangement or the order in which they were counted.
Understand that each successive number name refers to a quantity that is one larger.
Represent addition and subtraction with objects, fingers, mental images, drawings1, sounds (e.g., claps), acting out situations, verbal explanations, expressions, or equations.
Apply properties of operations as strategies to add and subtract (Associative property of addition.)
Determine the unknown whole number in an addition or subtraction equation relating three whole numbers.
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