What is it
Tiggly Cardtoons can be used with or without Tiggly Maths (sold separately).
Count, drag, match, and enjoy as the seemingly simple buttons you create come alive in a wildly imaginative story. Shuffle basic pieces of digital cardboard and watch as they become one bluefish with a fancy bowtie, two peanuts for a hungry elephant, three candles for a cow’s birthday cake, four gumballs for a bubble-blowing frog, and five silly bananas on a camel’s back! These are just some of the stories you will help bring to life as you set the stage for a journey through counting and the depths of your imagination!
Tiggly Cardtoons will help you learn basic math ideas such as one-to-one matching, counting, and equal sets while stretching your imagination and sense of wonderment.
What our team of testers said
"Look I flick them, then I move them to the spots...I wonder which it's going to be now" - Girl, aged 4
"This is a funny one - the fish hide...haha look there they are" - Boy, aged 4
- Reinforces numbers 1 to 5 - hearing, seeing and counting the quantities
- For younger users this develops fine motor skills required to accurately drag the pieces to the correct place
- Encourages creativity through the fun, surprisingly and imaginative animations
What our experts think
Such a great app for any child learning their numbers. The app is easy to use and the concept simple yet the wonderful, imaginative animations hold children’s attention which helps to reinforce the learning. The app repeats the numbers and shows them on screen, as well as counting them out as the child selects them and places them correctly. This ensures children do not just learn to recognise the number but also to understand it’s quantity – a basic concept that takes time to develop and is so vital to learning maths. Our little testers really loved seeing what would happen once they put the buttons in the right place.
This app is easy to use and even provides a nice voiceover to steer children in the right direction if they get stuck. The graphics and animations are really lovely and with no in-app purchases or adverts you can be comfortable handing this one to a preschooler. With or without the Tiggly Counts counting rods this is a great app.
It would be even better if...
Beyond learning to count this app is also great to learn basic counting in a foreign language as parents can easily change the language within the settings area (protected behind a parent gate). We’d love to see the user being prompted to try this as it offers a new area of learning for the app.
- Brands: Tiggly
- No 3rd party adverts
- No in-app purchasing
- No internet access required for core features
- Interacts with a toy
- Interacts with a toy:
- Child Restrictions: Yes- appropriate features restricted
- Languages available:
- Apple version: iPad
iOS 6.0 or later
- Android version: Android 2.3 and up
- App Types: Educational Apps
- Types of skills developed:
Numeracy, counting & money