Apps We Love: NxtApp 4 Kids and Kids Switcheroo

Once your pre-schooler has learned to count, how do you encourage real numeracy? How do you help kids understand that numbers aren’t just sounds but have values? That the number two can be understood as one plus one; and for that matter, the number three is two plus one, and so on? How can we encourage and support this “click” moment in our kids’ understanding? Well, there’s an app for that. (What are the chances?)

NxtApp 4 Kids by Icon, LLC asks users to name the next number in a series. Level one asks you to “add one,” so a sequence would ask for the next number in the sequence 4, 5, 6. There are single digit and double-digit numbers in the sequences. In each case, you arrive at the correct answer by adding one. Then you move onto sequences of numbers where you must subtract one to arrive at the answer. 

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