5 STAR REVIEW
“Counting Together allows for up to 4 different players to join in, battling it out to see who can count the quickest. It’s kinda like one of those American game shows where contestants sit around with their little buzzers, competing to see who can answer more of the most ridiculous of questions. Counting Together limits its levels up to a mere 20 objects to count. Add up all the little critters, then be the first to tap the corresponding number.
Of course, the game spices things up by adding a variety of game modes, giving the kids what could possibly be their first adrenaline rushes. Kids can do battle against the clock or against each other because competitiveness spurs interest and will keep them hooked. It might instill a friendly form of rivalry amongst your children, which in turn will cause them to bond and be closer than ever as they grow up. Counting Together even comes with a basic tutorial mode, teaching children how to count through a tutorial that emulates the actual game, but without any competitive points given.
It’s so easy for an adult to look at a visual and say, “Hey! Those are 4 chairs”without a second thought. But to a kid who’s just begun to appreciate the significance of numbers, he might actually have to count them out 1 at a time. Counting Together aims to teach children what is called subitizing; that is the ability to recognize the number of objects present without having to count them out. Think of it as one’s ability to park a car; spatial awareness is something that comes naturally to drivers over time and experience.
What I appreciate about Counting Together most is how it allows for parents to bond with their children. Families will find it heartening to sit around with the growing kids in these foundational years, being there while teaching them skills that they will carry and use for the rest of their lives.
Counting Together is a free app, but much of the true content is locked. To get all the goodies, users simply have to make an in-app purchase costing just $1.99. This grants access to plenty of features such as new levels and play modes. In my opinion, this is indeed worth the while and money because it is not often that you get your hands on something that resonates so well with the infantile generation.” – Eng Wei Jie