Although I'm still not convinced that all of the subjects and classes that I took in school were really necessary (when was the last time you used Calculus in your everyday life?), I do strongly believe in the overall importance of learning.
Even further, research has shown early exposure to math is as important to a child's long-term academic and career success as early literacy skills – if not more so. However, due to the fear that the subject strikes in the hearts of many, there are far more parents that would much rather pick up a book and continue sounding out syllables than help their kids learn math.
But what if there was a way to ease the fear and anxiety and introduce math as a positive experience from the outset?
There is... nearly. Due to hit the app store next Tuesday, August 13th, say hello to Zorbit’s Math Adventure.
A new app for the iPad that teaches early math skills to ages 3–7, Zorbit's Math Adventure is a preschool app with an engaging storyline and a charming cast of characters.
Kids love the engaging personalities, distinctive voices, and the ability to take part in a series of fun-filled interactive adventures, all the while learning and absorbing math without even knowing it.
A way that my daughter can play a game successfully – and build valuable math skills such as sorting, colors, larger, smaller, in, out, left, middle, right, above, below and so much more – entirely on her own while having a blast?
This is one way for parents to give their kids a smart head start in math (that will last them a lifetime) that I can't wait to download!
In the meantime, let's chat Zorbit's Math!
Who: I (@thxmailcarrier) have the honor of being your gracious hostess along with @ZorbitsMath, and our awesome panelists, Liz (@blueviolet) and Tésa (@2wired2tired).
When: August 15, 2013, 7:00pm Pacific/9:00pm Central/10:00 Eastern
What: An exciting and engaging Twitter event in honor of the launch of Zorbit's Math Adventure! This party will be filled with chatting about math, education and entertainment (edutainment, if you will) and will include fun prizes such as downloads of the game and one grand prize of a $100 American Express gift card!
Are you ready to join us in chatting about making early learning of math skills fun for kids? Head over to ZorbitsMath.com to find out more about this great app and connect with them on Twitter and Facebook as well.
Plus, be sure to follow @ZorbitsMath, @blueviolet, @2wired2tired, and I, @thxmailcarrier, on Twitter (easy follow buttons below, just click!), mark your calendar for next Thursday night and RSVP below — YOU MUST RSVP TO BE ELIGIBLE TO WIN PRIZES — with your Twitter handle so that we know you're coming!
Hope to see you there!