Play with numbers and learn mathematics together with Alfie Atkins! Children love learning new things through
play. This app, Play 123, Alfie Atkins, stimulates children’s learning skills by clearly connecting the function and
purpose of numbers and simple mathematical symbols in an experimental, playful way.
In his kitchen, Alfie has a recipe book with all kinds of amazing recipes that he loves cooking for himself, his family and friends. By tracing and writing the numbers on the screen, children will learn the appearance and sound of each number and train their motor skills and muscle memory. Using these numbers and simple mathematics children will then be able to cook dishes in the game that can be decorated with spices and other extras, which spawns creativity and results in many laughters as the dishes are served to Alfie and his family and friends. New decorations and recipes are unlocked as children progress in the game which motivates long-lived gameplay and enables continuous learning in a fun and pedagogic environment.
The app has been developed and tested in collaboration with teachers and students in schools in Finland and Sweden, the pedagogic parts have been developed together with researchers at the Faculty of Educational Sciences at the University of Helsinki. The app has been developed based on children's needs and does not feature points, time limits or other elements that could lead to failure or stress. Children will play and learn using the app on their own terms and at their own pace, in preschool, at school or at home.
Play and learn:
• The name and pronunciation of numbers
• The meaning and values of numbers
• To form and write numbers
• Fine motor skills and eye-hand coordination
• The basics of mathematics
• Creativity and experimenting
• To follow simple cooking recipes
The app is available in 6 different languages, and the full version allows the creation of individual profiles for multiple children.
Alfie Atkins (Swedish: Alfons Åberg) is a fictional character created by the author Gunilla Bergström.
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