City Skate takes players on a skateboarding adventure through the city to collect party supplies!
• 20 levels of skating adventure
• Runner mechanic appropriate for preschoolers
• Multiple modes of scaffolding and support
• Aligns with research-based early math learning trajectories
• No in-app purchases
• No advertising
This game is designed for children to subitize. Subitizing is looking at a group of objects and instantly recognizing how many objects are in the group without having to take the time to count. It is an important skill that helps develop number sense and prepare children for mental math.
This game is designed to help children:
• Recognize sets of one to five objects without counting
• Learn and reinforce number names and symbols
• Understand that quantity can be represented by a numeral or a set of objects
• Understand that the quantity of a set is not affected by the arrangement of the objects in the set
City Skate is part of the Early Math with Gracie & Friends™ suite of games, hands-on activities, and curriculum resources. A randomized control trial demonstrated significant learning gains in children who used the Early Math with Gracie & Friends™ resources. Find Gracie & Friends™ at www.first8studios.org
About First 8 Studios at WGBH
WGBH Educational Foundation has pioneered children's educational media for decades. First 8 Studios at WGBH is dedicated to carrying this pioneering spirit into the digital, mobile world, building and researching new learning experiences for children from birth through age 8, their parents, and their teachers. Gold-standard research, funded by the National Science Foundation, serves as the foundation of our work. So does an ongoing commitment to the teachers and children we have worked with, and continue to work with, to give them a voice in the digital media development process. The countless hours we've spent with them have shaped Early Math with Gracie & Friends™ beyond measure. You'll find evidence of those big hearts and little fingerprints throughout each Gracie & Friends experience.
Early Math with Gracie & Friends™ and the characters and related indicia are trademarks of First 8 Studios @WGBH. ™/© 2018 WGBH Educational Foundation. All Rights Reserved.
This Early Math with Gracie & Friends™ app was produced by WGBH Digital in Boston.
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. DRL-1119118. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of NSF.