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Who should we help learn, the kids or their parents?  We created a simple early math app for pre-school aged kids, but found it really useful for parents' learning. Anyone interested in testing it?

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/pipsqueaks/id601288643?ls=1&mt=8

While testing the app with my daughter (who just turned three), I found the game taught me as much as it taught her. I knew the theory of how she was supposed learn early math, but until I experienced it with her, I really didn't get it. She could "count" to twenty, but she wasn't organized enough to count five dots. She didn't get that the last number was the total for the set (cardinality). She didn't even recognize all the numerals from one to ten. I was surprised how much I assumed she knew. 

So, we started more useful number talk with her whenever we could, and she progressed quickly. Without playing the game with her, I don't know how long it would have taken to figure this out. 

As a result of this eye-opening experience, we're trying to get more parents (and grandparents and guardians) to experience this. We're in the process of updating the app and we'd love some feedback from educators. If you're interested, I'll send you a PROMO CODE so you don't have to spend the dollar. Just send me an email me at chris@supersecrethideout.com.

Thanks!
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I won candy on the #googlebirthday doodle! Score: 107
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I am the guy and Microsoft is the fish...
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I keep occasionally adding people on here in hopes that someone other than Wil Weaton will actually post something...
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So yesterday I was walking past what was supposed to be the new Silver Snail. It's still under construction, so I peeked in. I noticed that one of the pallets had a shipping label that said "5 Guys Burgers and Fries"?? Is it going to be a 5 Guys or the new Snail? Honestly, I'm good with either!
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The Google+ iOS app is slick. Cool use of Core Animation.
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