What we love…

Colorful illustrations; original music and interactivity within the app

What we’d love to see…

Removal of the direct iTunes link from the main screen – or at least it made into a double tap, a way to “revisit” the monkey’s at the end of the app with their bandages on

Summary

Great app to practice early literacy and math skills for toddlers, preschoolers and special needs students. Illustrations and music are top notch!  Note contains external links

Our Rating

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Five Little Monkeys

Five Little Monkey’s Jumping on the Bed by Loeschware is an interactive counting game with a musical touch based upon the popular nursery rhyme. This app helps toddlers and preschoolers practice early literacy skills with word highlighting, repetition, addition and subtraction practicing early math skills and of course lots of fun. The app features three different musical scores including, “rock”, “country” and “pop”.

My son loves this app especially in the “Rock” music format. He enjoys practicing being Dr. Owl, and moving his head and shaking his finger to say, “No more monkey’s jumping on the bed.” We have also used this app to remind him why jumping on the bed is not the best idea. The music in this app is from an original score written by the folks at Loeschware and is fun and a little different compared to the original tune. The graphics in this app are colorful and engaging and my son also enjoyed touching all of the objects in the app and finding hidden surprises such as opening and closing the shutters, turning on and off the truck lights and making the horn beep or bouncing the ball. We also liked the “go” and “stop” light so we could stop the action and talk about what we were seeing and stop the monkey’s from jumping on the bed. The monkey heads at the top were a nice way to talk about adding back in the monkey’s to the bed. In addition, we also liked the hidden surprise of being able to “shake” the iPad to watch the monkey’s twirl and jump off the bed rather than just touching each of them to help them “jump.”

In terms of suggestions, I would like to see the link on the main page to the other Loeschware apps hidden or at least made into a double tap since it pulls you directly into the iTunes store. I’d also like to see all the monkey’s come back at the end of the song as well with all their bandages on after the last monkey taps on the screen. I also noticed that depending on the type of music you chose, “country” versus “rock” the monkey’s had different actions where sometimes they walked to the door other times just sat on the floor while Mama called the doctor.

Currently an Apple handpicked selection for the “App Store Essentials: Special Education” this app is a great one for young children who need repetition to help them count, play and need to stop jumping on the bed. The song is catchy and can help them reinforce core skills while having fun! This app is also available on Google Play; Amazon and for the Nook. This is a great app for toddlers, preschoolers and special needs children to help them focus on core early learning concepts while having fun at the same time.

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Five Little Monkeys
Five Little Monkeys
by LoeschWare

Category: Games, Education, Family
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone3GS-iPhone-3GS, iPhone4-iPhone4, iPodTouchFourthGen-iPodTouchFourthGen, iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPhone4S-iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5-iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen-iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPhone5c-iPhone5c, iPhone5s-iPhone5s, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6-iPhone6, iPhone6Plus-iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen-iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s-iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus-iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE-iPhoneSE, iPhone7-iPhone7, iPhone7Plus-iPhone7Plus, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74, iPhone8-iPhone8, iPhone8Plus-iPhone8Plus, iPhoneX-iPhoneX, iPad75-iPad75, iPad76-iPad76, iPhoneXS-iPhoneXS, iPhoneXSMax-iPhoneXSMax, iPhoneXR-iPhoneXR, iPad812-iPad812, iPad834-iPad834, iPad856-iPad856, iPad878-iPad878
Size: 25.5 MB

$0.99USD

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Five Little Monkeys HD
Five Little Monkeys HD
by LoeschWare

Category: Games, Education, Family
Requirements: Compatible with iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74, iPad75-iPad75, iPad76-iPad76, iPad812-iPad812, iPad834-iPad834, iPad856-iPad856, iPad878-iPad878
Size: 25.5 MB

$1.99USD

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