iSee123 – A Counting Adventure is a nicely animated interactive app that would be a good choice to introduce number recognition. Text, narration, numbers and animation are incorporated together to help kids learn their numbers and count from 1 to 10. The music and ocean sounds make the animated scenes peaceful and relaxing to watch.
I am really impressed by the unique aquatic animals chosen, making it stand apart from the usual barnyard-themed applications. My son (aged 2 1/2) has known his numbers for a long time but is still engaged. He quickly found the section of this app where he could just watch the animations and went through all 10 of them again, sitting quietly.
Although great for number recognition as well as being beautiful and creative, many of the animations don’t alone lend themselves well to counting. Before the animation begins, I would like to be able to touch and to count each animal as the narrator counts for me and then the animation should start. Having said this, I still recommend this app because of the peaceful sounds and intriguing animal choices.
iSee123 -A Counting Adventure
Developer: Perrin Park LLC
Released: 2010-06-08 00:00:00
Description from the Developer**Featured as a "New & Noteworthy" and "What's Hot" Education App, June 8 -13. -- "iSee123 - A Counting Adventure" is an engaging, entertaining, and straightforward counting app for young children that encourages learning your "1-2-3's" while exploring the ocean -- whales, scallops, fish, sail boats and more!
In "iSee123 - A Counting Adventure," young children (preschool to kindergarten) start their counting adventure with a "page" that reads "I see…" and features a bold silhouette of a bird -- the first layer. Tapping on the bird initiates the next layer, as the silhouette morphs into a seabird ready to fly over the ocean, with "One Bird - 1" narrated to facilitate learning. Tap again on the bird and young users can watch the third layer: an animated short of the bird flying low over the water in search of fish. Children tap their way through each layer for each number from 1-10.
At the end, they can select which animations they wish to see again by tapping the movie section.
• Tap to hear words spoken
• Tap to see what you are counting
• Tap to play animation shorts
• Beautifully illustrated
• Easy to use
• Educational and Entertaining
• NOT IPAD COMPATIBLE AT THIS TIME
A perfect app for a car ride to the beach, while waiting in line or simply because it's educational, colorful and entertaining. For iPhone and iPod touch only.