If your child is learning to tell the time and need, you might like to take a look at Tell Time by StudyPad. Unlike many other Apps that just ask questions, Tell Time has some features that support learners, including students with special needs.
8 modules in the App focus on the following topics:
- Parts of the clock. – Identify the minute hand, hour hand, numbers on an analogue clock
- Time in hours
- Time in half hours
- Time in quarter-hours
- Time in 5 minute intervals
- Time to the minute
- AM and PM
- Elapsed Time.
Paint My Wings by Toca Boca is a Painting and Creativity App where children paint the wings of butterflies in symmetrical patterns. At first, there might not seem to be a lot to this app, but when you look closer you’ll see that, as well as being a fun painting activity, Paint My Wingscan also help children develop the early Mathematical and Scientific concepts of patterns and symmetry.
You might recall I recently reviewed Fractions – Smart Pirate. Smart Pirate has another App, this time looking at more basic concepts of colour, time, addition and subtraction
There is a game for each of the three areas, and all games are played the same way: guide the pirate around the island to find as much treasure as he can before the time runs out. Options are available to move the pirate to the North, South, East or West. Children select an option that matches an item in the direction the wish the pirate to go. An arrow on the screen indicates the direction the pirate should go to find treasure. Levels of difficulty are unlocked as the child progresses. Continue reading
MathTappers: ClockMaster, designed to help children tell the time on both analogue and digital clocks, ticks nearly every box in my criteria for a good educational App. The designers are Math educators and have designed the App to be used as part of a wholistic approach to teaching time skills. To that end, they have included a lot of information for parents and teachers. Their motto is Play, Explore, Understand! and this is certainly reflected in the MathTappers: ClockMaster App. As they state in their accompanying information,
“Children do not learn about mathematics from the quick ‘just do this’ solution – rather they learn by playing, exploring and understanding concepts and then by practicing skills to build fluency.” Continue reading