Teach Me: Toddler
- letter or word recognition
ProsThe sweet teacher mouse provides just enough praises and corrections.
ConsMost questions on this "toddler" app are more appropriate for preschoolers.
Bottom LineIdeal for preschoolers who like questions and teachers who want an app that tracks student progress.
No teacher dashboard, but there is an Achievements screen that tracks progress for each user.
Common Sense Reviewer
Gameplay is fun, graphics are clean and smooth, and what preschooler doesn't love stickers, virtual or otherwise?
Multiple-choice questions limit learning to rote practice. However, correct and incorrect answers are clearly identified, and the interface is easily accessible for young kids.
Incorrect answers get a red x and kids are told, for example, "That is the oval. Find the circle." Teachers or parents can adjust difficulty level and track up to 40 kids.
Use Teach Me Toddler to help kids retain and recall basic preschool lessons, as well as to discern the subject areas (numbers, letters, basic phonics, shapes, counting, and colors) in which an individual student may need more attention. This app tracks number of correct and incorrect answers, as well as when a question has been mastered (that number can be set by the teacher for each individual student; the app's default settings start at three correct answers for a question to be mastered). Since teachers can also set how many questions kids must answer before they get a reward sticker, there's lots of flexibility in how much time kids need to spend per play session. For example, a teacher may limit use for each student to earning just two rewards stickers by answering three questions to earn a sticker, or a total of just six questions correctly. The app stores progress for each student, so they can build the sticker scene over time.Read More Read Less
Teach Me: Toddler is a cute learning app for preschoolers that can track progress for up to 40 students. Kids practice and review numbers, letters, shapes, and colors with multiple-choice questions. When kids tap the green "Play" arrow, a little mouse teacher appears and asks a question based on visuals, such as four numbers with the question "Find the number 2." For correct answers, kids see a green check mark, and the mouse moves on to the next question. A red "X" appears with an incorrect answer, and the mouse offers a corrective lesson, such as, "That's the letter 'p.' Find the letter 'b.'" Counting questions ask kids to identify how many objects (such as pirate ships or whales) they see on the screen. Letters can be tested by letter name or sound. Kids can earn rewards in the form of virtual stickers, and teachers can choose which of four backdrops and sticker sets the child will receive for a job well done.Read More Read Less
For drill-based, predictably repetitive lessons,Teach Me: Toddler is a cute, simple, and solid choice. Kids aren't going to get much in the way of conceptual understanding with these activities, but for basic skills practice, it will do fine. The app's name is a bit misleading because many of the questions here are likely out of reach for most toddlers. Adults can track each kid's progress in letter names and sounds with capital and/or lowercase letters, counting and number recognition, shapes, and colors. Adults can also choose how many correct answers earn the sticker rewards, how many correct answers kids must provide before a question is considered "mastered," and which topics the questions include.Read More Read Less
Key Standards Supported
Reading Foundational Skills
|RF.K: Phonics and Word recognition|
|RF.K.3a||Demonstrate basic knowledge of one-to-one letter-sound correspondences by producing the primary or many of the most frequent sound for each consonant.|
Counting And Cardinality
|K.CC: Count To Tell The Number Of Objects.|
|K.CC.4||Understand the relationship between numbers and quantities; connect counting to cardinality.|