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Interactive Math Games for Toddlers

Oct. 29, 2021

Parents wanting to give their toddlers the best start towards academic success often wonder when the best time is to begin learning math skills and concepts. The truth is, parents teach math to their infants and twos, maybe without even realizing they are doing so. Parents that talk, sing and read to their babies and toddlers and use descriptive language such as color words, words for size, weight and counting, have begun math instruction. But when infants grow into toddlers and young preschoolers, it’s a great time to introduce interactive math games.

girl is doing math

The Importance of Learning Through Play

Toddlers and preschoolers eagerly explore the world around them. Play is a child’s early “work.” And it’s work that they take very seriously. Through play children learn sharing, patience, and how to follow rules. Further, kids use their imaginations when playing and this encourages creativity and self-expression. These skills benefit children as they grow and face challenges throughout their lives. In addition, learning games improve cognitive function and problem-solving. Children at this age won’t respond well to sitting down with a pencil and a worksheet. But provide them with a bright, attractive game with fun characters, animation, clear goals with positive reinforcement and that is a recipe for learning success. 

 Toddlers and Technology

Toddlers, especially in today’s modern world, are drawn to computers and tablets. They love to push buttons, flip switches and manipulate controls. Toddlers benefit from learning with technology with adult supervision, age-appropriate screen time, and quality kids learning apps. At Kids Academy, we provide interactive math games that are engaging, fun, and teach early math literacy and logic for toddlers. 

The Kids Academy: Talented and Gifted app is a multi-subject educational app for young students ages 2-10. Each game, video, and activity was created in collaboration with experts in elementary education and contains grade-aligned curricula in Math, English Language Arts, Science, Social Studies and other subjects.

Talented and Gifted app

Toddlers, preschoolers and Kindergarten students have access to over 200 math and logic games. And, our math courses are designed with chapters and lessons that move children through a logical progression of math topics and content. The course contains activities, interactive worksheets and the many games available both inside the lessons and in the Adventure Land! 

What Do Toddlers and Preschoolers Learn?

Math instruction for young learners includes identifying colors, shapes, and distinguishing between sizes of objects. With these foundational skills, kids match, sort and group. Counting out loud, counting groups of objects, matching quantities and writing and identifying numbers are typical math skills for toddlers and preschoolers as well. 

Play and Learn

 Kids find an almost endless supply of learning games in our math learning app including matching, sorting, counting, grouping and writing activities for your learners. All of the interactive math games available in the app provide feedback and help to the learner as they play. Kids receive positive reinforcement and gentle corrections as they play and kids earn rewards as they progress through the applications. 

Here’s just a few of the many math and logic games we know your kids will love!

 Shapes

Identifying shapes is taken to a higher level with these fun games. Activities for tracing shapes, sorting shapes and identifying silhouettes and shapes of common objects provide kids with many lesson options and fun practice. 

shapes matching

Dominos

Several domino game options teach basic matching skills. Play with fun domino tiles featuring fairy tale characters such as Jack from Jack and the Beanstalk, Little Mermaid or Cinderella. These games work and improve visual discrimination skills for kids.

fish domino

 Stacking and Ordering

In these colorful and whimsical games, kids order and stack objects by size. The games provide practice with comparing and contrasting, problem-solving and understanding size words.

stacking towers

Number Sense Games

Games with varying skill levels provide fun and practice for counting to 5, 10, and beyond. Find the quantity of farm animals, insects, complete dot-to-dot puzzles and more!

math game

 Count and Draw

Number exploration continues with counting and drawing games. First kids follow prompts to draw an object, like a dog. After the drawing is ready they’re invited to trace a number and count the corresponding amount of dogs. Be prepared for laughs and giggles because a surprise animation concludes each activity. 

  count to 5 game

 The interactive math games of Kids Academy provide kids with fun math learning and practice, and skill mastery. Entertaining characters, enjoyable animations, rewards, and hundreds of game options give kids endless opportunities to play and acquire a solid math foundation that future learning is built upon. 

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