On this day, we celebrate the birth of the great English mathematician, Sir Isaac Newton, widely recognized as one of the most influential scientists of all time and a key figure in the scientific revolution. In his honor, we’d like to introduce you to some amazing facts about math in early age.

Also, we’re more than proud to show you how Lipa has contributed to this study that has been used throughout the world as an essential tool in many fields, including natural science, engineering, medicine, finance and the social sciences.

Why is math important for early learners?

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The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics gave a great answer to this question:

Young learners’ future understanding of mathematics requires an early foundation based on a high-quality, challenging, and accessible mathematics education. Young children in every setting should experience mathematics through effective, research-based curricula and teaching practices. Such practices in turn require that teachers have the support of policies, organizational structures, and resources that enable them to succeed in this challenging and important work.

We couldn’t agree more. Math is one of those basic skills, and its importance in early age has been researched and led to a conclusion that it brings a lifetime of achievement in all aspects of kids’ academic performance.

This is why we are proud of our math-oriented games for kids: Lipa Frog and Lipa Splash.

Lipa Frog

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Why not entering a fairy tale and have fun with our cute Froggie? He likes eating flies, hopping from a lily pad to a lily pad. Kids will enjoy counting their way to a belly full of knowledge, listen to the funny frog munching flies and getting a crown of knowledge. They will have hours of fun and learning with 30 exciting levels in Lipa Frog.

Download it for free on App Store and Google Play.

Lipa Splash

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Parents know this game perfectly. Everybody played it at least once. It’s a well know paint-by-number game in which a child creates a beautiful image. This time, for our little ones, the game is even more fun. The touchscreen version of the classic game delights kids as they color and learn to count in the most fun way ever. A variety of levels and vibrant images go hand in hand in Lipa Splash while kids receive rewards for their fantastic work.

Wise words by math experts

Douglas H. Clements, Professor of Mathematics and Computer Education at the State University of New York, Buffalo, author, and expert on early childhood math skills, has said:

There are precursors to numerical understanding that children can do at a very young age. For example, research tells us that by 6 to 12 months of age, children can recognize small groups of numbers without counting.

In March, 2009, Julie Sarama and Douglas H. Clements have written this fantastic article about Teaching math in the primary grades, based on work supported in part by the Institute of Educational Sciences (U.S. Department of Education, under the Interagency Educational Research Initiative). According to the article, early understanding of math is beneficial to reading skills as well. And not only that, but math appears to be a core component of learning and thinking.

Even before they start school, most children develop an understanding of addition and subtraction through everyday interactions. Early Math Learning web site shared a few motivating articles for parents, such as Welcome your children to math at a young age, while Research Connection has released an amazing search on early math and its impact to a child’s future life.

With all this, we are pretty sure parents and teachers will be motivated enough to teach math from their children’s early age.  Play, discover, explore and count together. There are a variety of options offered by technology and environment. Take the best of it and see your little ones becoming smarter, happier and more successful in their future lives.