I Can Count to Ten

Counting for children

About I Can Count to Ten

I Can Count To Ten is an easy to use app to help children learn to count to ten using their fingers.

The app uses changing sounds, color, and animation to attract and maintain attention and encourages the child to mimic what they see on the mobile device screen. The user interface consists of a screen with a black background, and a set of 3-D animated hands in the foreground that look similar to the cartoon hards of mickey mouse. A repeating animation shows the progression of retracted and extended fingers from 1 to 10, and a voice speaks each number aloud as each finger extends or retracts. If the child interacts with the mobile device screen by tapping or swiping, the animation will react moving back, and forward.

Although you can introduce the idea of numbers when your child is as young as 12 months by counting small sets of items like cookies, steps, and buttons, this app would be most beneficial to those children in the pre-operational stage of human development, approximately between the ages of two and seven years old. It is at this stage that children begin to understand, represent, remember, and picture objects in their mind without having it in front of them. It is also during this stage where they want to understand everything and begin to propose the questions of "why?" and "how come?" (Santrock 2014).

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Cartoon Graphics

The cartoon style hands are designed to get the attention of the child and keep their focus on the fingers while they count.

Counting Sounds

The voice of another child keeps your child focused and encourages your child to copy the counting that they hear.

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