Previous studies have indicated that math skills among Kindergartens have proven to be key predictors of future academic success. I’ve mentioned before that I have reservations about my daughter being the youngest Kindergartner at her school. I want Lucia to have the sort of confidence that will set her on a positive academic trajectory, and I’m always looking for fun ways to supplement her learning at home.
I’ve also previously mentioned that Lucia loves playing on LeapFrog’s Leapster GS. Although I’d never view an electronic device as a substitute for one-on-one parental time, I’m happy to have LeapFrog learning games reinforce curriculum in ways that my daughter enjoys and responds well too.
|The little one learning from the big one.|
The LeapFrog LeapSchool Math cartridge (appropriate for ages 4-7) has been an excellent addition to Lucia’s collection. The game draws upon various mathematical concepts including measurement, weight and volume, number recognition, proportions, addition, subtraction, and counting to customize and build stuffed animals, bubble bath potions and video games. The characters speak directly to the player as they prepare to sell their items in the Leap School, advertise with customized posters and count change to sell their products.
|Explorer Game Cartridge: Leap School Math $24.99 Image via LeapFrog|
Lucia seems to enjoy all aspect of this game. She likes to customize, build and stuff her teddy bears, match appropriate scents while creating bubble baths and measure volume levels in video game construction. My daughter took pride in having her very own stand to sell her newly created products in and I enjoyed watching her count change to give back to customers. LeapSchool math is saturated with the sort of curriculum that my daughter is currently working on, including different ways to come up with a number (i.e bringing 2 + 3 items to a customer who needs 5), identifying charts and graphs and placing promotion items in locations with the most people.
|Measuring volume to create a bubble bath potion in Leap School Math|
Children clearly love the feeling of success and praise for their accomplishments. Like all LeapFrog learning games, Leap School math grants confidence boosting rewards and aids in building a love of learning.
As a LeapFrog parent, I received the Leap School Math cartridge to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own. Don’t forget to enter my LeapFrog Mega Giveaway, loaded with over $300 in prizes, including Leap School Math!