Kindle Fire Games: Counting With The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Kindle Fire Games for Kids

Counting With The Very Hungry Caterpillar is one of the most fun Kindle Fire Games for Kids available. It has 5 levels of difficulty, where users need to find all the caterpillar’s favorite food. Along the way, kids will learn numbers and counting.

Also, this Kindle Fire Apps for Kids provides practice skills needed for kids to build a basic math foundation. What is interesting in this app is that it also comes in 6 localized languages including UK English, Dutch, German, French, Spanish, and Japanese. Kids can easily learn numbers and counting in their own language.

The 5 levels of difficulty provide:

LEVEL 1: Counting- Teaches kids cause and effect, which introduce the concept of counting. Also included is a learning avenue for kids to recognize symbols for numbers 1-12.

LEVEL 2: Vocabulary- Teaches kids proper identification, where in kids need to identify properly the fruits and food within a larger set of different food. Kids will learn which food to eat and which ones should be left untouched.

LEVEL 3: Quantity- Teaches kids another identification process in a much difficult level. Kids need to identify a specific amount of fruit and food within a larger set.

LEVEL 4: Addition- Teaches kids counting by only eating a specified number of food within a set. This level teaches kids addition.

LEVEL 5: The Game- this level puts all skills learn from level 1 to 4 with time limit. The fruits and food will all slide into view while kids will have to eat all that the caterpillar asks them to find. For this game, there is only one minute to do this. Points are then given to every correct food found.

Amazon Price: $2.99

Age Recommendation: 2 years- up

Product Features:

  • Very interactive math game
  • Teaches kids fundamentals of numbers and counting
  • Comes in 5 levels of difficulty

Our Review:

This specific Kindle Fire Apps for Kids game is well-suited for toddlers who are just starting to recognize numbers and starting to learn to count. Kids will love this game while learning how to count and recognize numbers through the concept of food. They can fill their hungry bellies with a slice of salami, swiss cheese, or perhaps a slice of chocolate cake.

This Kindle Fire Apps for Kids also comes with readable instructions, which are quite long to go through for a kid. However, unlike the other app for counting, Counting With The Very Hungry Caterpillar is very interactive as it comes with voice-over instructions- perfect for pre-readers to read along.

A good tip for parents: Before handing over the game to kids, parents should check out the option settings. You may mute the background music in the options as well as set the clues from sequential order to random order. Setting clues in random order makes the game more challenging.

The only downside for this Kindle Fire Apps for Kids is it’s quite repetitive. Although there are 5 levels to go through, each level seemed to be just “one difficult” level from the previous one. As soon as kids grasp the concepts of counting and recognizing number from 1 to 10, the app will become such a bore for them.

The sum up, Counting With The Very Hungry Caterpillar may just be suited for kids who are fascinated with repetitive tasks. A lot of kids will love this Kindle Fire Apps for Kids, however, most kids will feel this is a boring game once they already know the concept of counting and number recognition.

Amazon Price: $2.99

Customer Reviews:

“My 2 year old can’t get enough of this Kindle Fire Apps for Kids! He wants to play it all the time. It’s great learning and not as annoying as some of the others that are out there. It has changed eating out for us completely!” – Jeanann Woody

“We disliked pushing “done” after each set of counting. I agree that the caterpillar should do something (perhaps move or get bigger). I’m surprised that you can see the pixel edges in the pictures. I would think a professional app could get higher quality images to use. This lack of attention to detail in itself really diminishes the Eric Carle branding! Also, the more advanced levels could include some addition concepts (he ate 2 apples, he needs to eat 3 more to have eaten 5 total). Could you also incorporate days of the week (perhaps just in level 1, making it more reminiscent of the book) & something related to the caterpillar becoming a butterfly (perhaps just a butterfly coloring page after you get so many points in the 5th level).” – experience perfectionist

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