Eddy’s Number Party App
By Scientific Learning Corporation
Age Recommendation 4+ years.
Eddy’s Number Party is a funny, cheerful application that will have your kids giggling along with some great learning. Your child’s job is to help the animals prepare for Eddy’s party. To do this, along with way to celebrate with Eddy they must complete tasks to obtain the party items needed.
The activities they must take part in are number recognition and number matching, memory and listening and careful observation. I love the listening activity in this game. Listen to the dog and work out what number she wants. If your child can’t work it out, the narrator will show them. I also got a kick out of the present game where children had to spring the correct gift across the fence where the animals would catch it using an array of methods, most of them silly and amusing.
I also found it refreshing to see a matching game with a reason to play not simply to find the match. In Eddy’s Number Party you must find the match to gain access to the hidden birthday present underneath to take to Eddy. I also liked how the stickers had meaning, to create Eddy’s party scene at the end rather than simply making a picture as occurs in most kids applications. These stickers were also interactive making noise.
As the game progresses it gets more difficult but still achievable for most preschoolers. All instructions are spoken by the narrator so no reading involved, perfect for an uninterrupted cuppa. Great job Scientific Learning, look forward to seeing more from you.
Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later.
Danielle Mantakoul 2013