For many children of nursery to KS1 age, maths can be the hardest nut to crack. With many maths programmes
somewhat repetitive and disengaging, many parents are looking for ways to make learning maths more fun. If this sounds familiar, then you might want to check out Happi 123 HD, an Apple based maths game developed specifically for this age group.
Designed for the iPad, this game has been intelligently developed to make kids feel like they are players in a game show. Their host is an adorable tiger and through answering correctly and scoring well, your child will be rewarded with a variety of badges, making every game a new and exciting challenge.
For the first round of play, the app encourages finger based counting to work out the answers to various addition and subtraction problems. The next round involves a dominoes based problem solving game where they drag and drop numbered dominoes into plugs which match the displayed number of spots.
For the expert Happi 123 HD player, there is even a timed round where they are challenged to answer combinations of problem solving questions in order to achieve their badges. With a total of 50 badges and lots of disguises for children to collect, this certainly seems like an engaging way to introduce a bit of maths into young children’s lives early on, although it will probably become a little too simplistic and boring for children once they are in year 1 or 2 at school.