Teacher Review For Lipa Frog

Use counting and numbers to help Lipa Frog eat flies so that he can turn into a prince!

Sherri C.
District Technology and Learning Coach
Cherry Creek School District, Centennial, CO
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My Grades Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts
My Rating 3
Learning Scores
Engagement 3
Pedagogy 2
Support 3
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Individual
Knowledge gain
Small group
Great with ELL
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
This app work on counting and numbers by having students help the frog eat flies off of its lilypads. It's recommended for students over the age of 3. It would work well as a center activity for young students to do either by themselves or with partners or small groups. It is very repetitive so using it in small periods of time is a good idea. It starts out with one lilypad and one number to match, and then builds as it goes until students have to count to 10, and have up to 5 lilypads on a screen. If your students need help with counting 1-10, this is the app for you!
My Take
Poor little Lipa Frog is starving and needs to eat flies in order to get his Froggie crown from the bottom of Frog Lake. In the settings area there are good suggestions for parents for how to work with their children on this app. Having interaction with an adult or another child while working on this app could help with engagement, because otherwise the child is just counting small numbers over and over again. There are 6 different levels that are all very similar to one another. At the end of each level, you earn part of a puzzle that eventually becomes the frog's crown. Students can also use the camera app to take pictures of the progress that they make. Students receive feedback if they've fed the frog too many flies when it spits them back up, as well as positive feedback when they get the right answers. (Nice one, Woohoo, Cool, etc) This app is very easy to navigate and it clearly works on counting numbers 1-10, including a voice that says the numbers and counts along with the students. The graphics are very cute and clearly show the counted flies inside the frog's belly. At the end of the game, the students receive a certificate for their accomplishments that can be printed out and signed by their parents. Overall, it's a fun app but goes a little slow which could lose students attention quickly. For a free app, the graphics and repetition for counting are worth it in the end!