Tablets (and technology in general) have changed the way we do just about everything. From business to play, tablets have replaced countless devices we’ve used in the past. Tablets have also completely revolutionized education. Kids today know how to use tablets before they can tie their shoes or count to ten. NYC-based Tiggly is looking to help those kids out with a new math toy called Tiggly Counts.
The first iPad-compatible math toy for kids age 3-6, Tiggly Counts blends physical toys and learning apps to help develop number sense, counting skills, basic math operations and more. Tiggly Counts features five colorful, lightweight counting toys that children can hold in their hands to interact with Tiggly’s three free apps, which are available in 10 languages:
· Tiggly Cardtoons: This app stretches children’s imaginations while they learn basic math ideas like one-to-one correspondence, counting and equal sets.
· Tiggly Addventure: Children use counting toys to build bridges and ladders while gaining an introduction to number line concepts and improving their number sense.
· Tiggly Chef: Children prepare silly recipes with Tiggly Town’s greatest chef while learning numbers, early addition concepts, math symbols and problem solving.
Each toy represents a number concept from one through five to help children understand the relationships between numbers, both concretely and spatially. Holes in the center of the toy blocks allow young children to easily grasp the toys and “count” each number concept with their fingers during playtime.
Tiggly Counts ships with a felt carrying pouch for easy storage and transportation. The product retails for $29.95 and is available for pre-order now on Tiggly.com, and will make its way to Apple Stores and Apple.com in November with wider distribution to follow. Tiggly’s first product, Tiggly Shapes, is currently sold in 300 Apple Stores in 30 countries around the world.