Who doesn’t need or at least want to shake up the kid bedtime routine?!! Almost two years ago, I wrote about how much I loved the book Bedtime Math. Well, now they have an amazing FREE app, that gives you a daily math problem, a surprise math problem, as well as you have the option to search any math problem in their archive. The topics are all fun and ones that appeal to kids such as PILLOW FIGHTS, FROGS, CAKE and BUG SOUP. (I mean seriously, can you think of better topics?!) You read the topical setup story, and then depending on the age of your kids, select the appropriate level question from Wee Ones, Little Kids, and Big Kids. My kids love doing the problems and I’m so thankful for not having to read some book (so sorry Runaway Bunny) for the 97th time at bedtime.
Best of all this app is not just for bedtime. I love having these problems handy when we’re sitting in the carpool line, at the doctor’s office or in a restaurant. It’s a great resource to help our kids connect math concepts to real life situations. And, a new study led by University of Chicago psychologists and published in Science shows that using the Bedtime Math app significantly boosts kids’ math performance!! Woo hoo! An app that gets me out of reading the zillionth book and improves their math ability…sign me up!!!!!
You can download the Bedtime Math App for free in the itunes store.