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Ladybug Count provides young learners with the opportunity to practise counting 1 – 10 in a fun way.
What we think
The app uses visual representation to support the individual to learn to count. Each spot on the ladybug is highlighted as it is selected to provide visual support to encourage the correct answer. The app also includes auditory component so that the user can hear the numbers being verbalised as they are counting each spot. The app also includes high levels of repetition, ensuring practise of the task.
The app is easy to use. The user is required to touch each of the spots on the ladybug or put the correct number of fingers on the screen.
The app targets the goal of counting to 10. It allows the user to count each spot individually or the option of ‘finger mode’ that allows you to place the number of fingers on the screen that correspond with the number of spots on the ladybug.
The app includes minimal motivators. After 10 correct answers, a ‘Well Done’ screen is present.
App could be used by users of all ages. The user needs to be able to isolate their finger to make the selection on the iPad.
The app allows for the option of the task to go in chronological order of 1 – 10 or to appear randomly. There is also the setting that allows the user to count each spot individually or the option of ‘finger mode’ that allows you to place the number of fingers on the screen that correspond with the number of spots on the ladybug.
The app provides opportunities to count from 1 – 10.
The app would benefit from increased motivators and some different activities to encourage the user to stay engaged for longer periods. Would also benefit from extending numbers beyond 10.
The app is simple to use and has reasonable sized spots to select.