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My daughter loves to play with my iPhone! So, I was happy to do a review of the kids educational apps – Mathomatix Alzebra and  Mathomatix Measurement from Punflay.  I am a very big advocate for education, especially for my own child. I believe that the more you know the more successful you can be with your choices in life. Having stated that, I want my children’s toys, books, and games to be educational. In reviewing these two apps I kept this in mind.

The INFO:
Mathomatix Alzebra – Time for fun with Algebra
Punflay’s popular Mathomatix series is back! And this time its cutie pie Al the Zebra who’s ready to play cool algebra games with your kids! Learning Algebra is never going to be the same with Mathomatix: Alzebra. The app is designed to teach basic functional algebra to kindergarteners and is based on National and California Standards. The vivid colors, unique characters and exciting animations are sure to capture the curiosity and attention of children. There are five different games, all aimed at improving the various Algebra skills introduced in Kindergarten.

Pizza Mania: Get ready for a Pizza party! Simply select the right toppings and make your own pizzas! This fun game helps in strengthening identifying, sorting and classifying skills. Your kids will be hungry for more!
Tummy Time: This game has cute animals that are hungry all the time. See your child’s hand-eye coordination improve as they use the accelerometer to feed the right food to the right animal.

Disclosure: I was given the opportunity to review Punflay apps through the Family Review Network. I was not compensated to write a positive or favorable review. This is Keeping Up With The Rheinlander’s personal opinion.
Space Rock: Teaching object patterns can leave most parents perplexed. But this fun game set in outer space will encourage the young kindergartner to reason out the patterns and fill them in; cool special effects will leave them giggling!
Jump-a-Sound: An interactive sound pattern game, Jump-a-Sound will encourage your kids to listen to a sound sequence and recreate it. The little chipmunk that jumps greedily at the rewards will have you laughing.
Number Strike: Bring the bowling alley to your living room with this great number pattern game. Simply aim and flick the ball at the correct pin to complete the pattern, and learn all about numbers! An exciting and challenging game for kids!

Al Zebra’s rewards will leave your kindergartner shrieking with delight and sharing it with friends and family. They can win everything from a cool surf board to an astronaut suit! And while they are having a great time learning, you can finally get that downtime you deserve! Grab the app right away!

Punflay is back with another addition to our top-selling Mathomatix series. This time kindergartners can get introduced to basic concepts of measurement such as weight, volume and length. As with the rest of the apps in the Mathomatix series, Measurement has also been developed based on National and California Standards. Set in an utterly cute learning environment, Mathomatix-Measurement is sure to get your child’s attention with its bright and cheerful graphics and fun activities. The app comes with five activities that each teach a measurement concept.

Crazy Clock: A friendly voice announces the time and all you do is to move the minute hand of a cute clock to set the correct time. Kids will get lots of practice learning to associate time with familiar activities in their day. Crazy Clock is a great introduction to the concept of time.

Scale Tale: This activity introduces kids to the concept of weight. An adorable one-eyed monster teaches kids this concept by holding two items and allowing them to guess which item is heavier or lighter. Is a pineapple heavier or lighter than a cup cake? Is a head of cabbage heavier or lighter than a strawberry? Familiar objects help kids learn the concept easily.
Fill Me Up: If you had to teach the concept of volume at home you are sure to have a mess all over the floor. Instead, Fill Me Up allows you to teach this concept through easy exercises such as filling pitchers with liquids or jars with cookies minus the mess.
Long and Short: Crayons, buses, park benches are all some of the familiar objects in a kid’s life. And these can be found in this activity as objects of comparison to learn the concept of length. This game presents two objects of different lengths. Simply tap on the one that is longer or shorter.
Action Months: This game introduces the basics of duration of time through a simple drag and drop activity to fill in the letters of the months. Kindergartners can practice the names of the months and get ready for more sophisticated concept of time in higher grades.


How could we forget to mention My Stuff? We know kids love rewards and so we have that too in Measurement. Kids will love seeing their stash of rewards grow each time they add points.


Mathomatix Measurement is a must have to your collection of Mathomatix series. And by the way, we would love to know what you think of this or any of our other apps. So, please drop us a line when you get a moment. Go ahead and download Mathomatix: Measurement and watch your child learn basic concepts of measurement.


The Mathomatix series also includes these apps:
•Number Sense (featured by Apple in New and Noteworthy for iPhone)
•Geometry
•Statistics, Data Analysis and Probability
•Math Reasoning

Requirements:
•Works with iPhone and iPod Touch iOS 4.0
•WiFi, Edge or 3G Network Required

MY thoughts: I liked these apps because it is not complicated- it is simple and my child will not be overwhelmed or confused on how the games are played. It has an educational ease to the games. I know that my toddler will have fun playing the games while learning at the same time. I would recommend this for other families with toddlers and pre-schoolers. Another great thing about these apps is the cost! They are only $.99 -inexpensive which is great for all families. We give these apps two thumbs up for being fun, inexpensive, and educational.

Disclosure: I was given the opportunity to review Punflay Apps through the Family Review Network. I was not compensated to write a positive or favorable review. This is Keeping Up With The Rheinlander’s personal opinion.

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Melissa Rheinlander is a Momma to a beautiful, spunky, fun loving little girl. Lover of family, friends, books, Mexican Martinis, sometimes Bloody Marys or Margaritas, & Wine. Melissa has worked in publishing for years, helping International Best-selling authors. She is the owner of MSRheinlander Consulting as well as Biblio Babes.

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