** Reached #1 app in the Education category! **
Team Umizoomi, ready for action! Your child will use mighty math powers to explore Umi City, uncover hidden surprises, and play five Umirrific math games:
•Toy Store – A counting game
•Number Bubbles – A number identification game
•Race Around Umi City - A number comparison game
•Up! Up! And balloons! – An addition/subtraction game
•Rolling Toy Parade – A number line game
Each game teaches fundamental math concepts critical for preschoolers: identifying numbers; one-to-one number correspondence; rote counting; reading number symbols; associating symbols with quantity; and basic addition and subtraction. Games are leveled, and designed to increase in difficulty. Appropriate hints are provided to support your child as they practice and build their math skills.
Children will also earn badges and trophies throughout the game. These badges and trophies are tracked in Team Umizoomi’s Headquarters and earning enough badges and trophies will grant kids a special key to Umi City! But watch out for the Shape Bandit who is out and about in Umi City! He's on a mission to search for shapes…and the Key to the City! Team Umizoomi will need your child’s help to look out for that sneaky Shape Bandit. When your child finds him, they’ll get the key back!
With Milli, Geo, Bot, and your child’s mighty math powers, they can do anything! Welcome to the team, UmiFriend!
Team Umizoomi: Zoom into Numbers includes:
•5 leveled games focused on fundamental preschool math skills
•Curriculum developed and reviewed by a preschool education expert
•A rich, exploratory environment filled with surprises and added layers of math discovery
•Game instructions delivered by the voices of Milli, Geo, and Bot
•Player profiles that allow more than one child to play and save their progress
•Kid-tested appropriate games
In addition, your child will be able to earn additional achievements when you purchase three new games for Umi City that are based on Shapes and Patterns curriculum: Mighty Toy Machine, Super Shape Zapper and Party Light Patterns. Your child can visit the new part of Umi City, play these three new games and earn new badges, new trophies and even a Super Shape Belt! Umirrific!
End User License Agreement
Team Umizoomi: Zooms into Numbers HD offers in-app purchases and charges real money for additional in-app content. You may lock out the ability to purchase in-app content by adjusting your device’s settings.
iOS will keep you logged on for 15 minutes after an initial in-app purchase. Additional purchases won’t require a re-entry of the password during this 15 minute interval. This is a function of the iOS software and not within our control.
Performance enhancements and bug fixes.
Ratings and Reviews
so much yakking; bugs
When you first start this game, you have to "pick a player" - that is, type in a name. However, you cannot use an external keyboard; you must use the on-screen keyboard for your device. This limitation may be why some reviewers have not been able to get into the game.
Once in, you're still likely to be disappointed. There is so much yakking before you can even begin to play. I haven't seen any way to get past that on start-up. Once actually playing any of the game choices, you have to put up with the typical overly cheerful, overly obvious, overly encouraging babble about what to do and commentary on what you have just done. The feedback is tediously repetitive - just like so many kids' shows (Jake and the Pirates comes to mind).
The games themselves have merit, but the emphasis placed on "good job" and winning badges (why does every effort require a reward?) detracts from the learning and experience, in my opinion.
My daughter’s favorite show right now is Team UmiZoomi. One morning I thought “Hey, I wonder if they have a TUZ game?” I find this and pull the trigger a moment after hesitating because of the price. As it was downloading I check the reviews and start to regret my decision. For the firs time, I check for a return policy on the App Store. Too late, I bought it.
When it finally downloaded I turned my daughter loose. For her age she’s pretty adept at firing up games and getting around in them. With this she would often get stuck and frustrated and come to me. It took her awhile to navigate and would often end up at a screen trying to sell her something. Yeah, more to buy after already dropping $7. I started to cringe if I heard her playing somewhere and opening up the app. My wife commented one night “I guess you bought the TUZ game? I hate it…"
Thinking of deleting it after a couple of days. So many better games that are worth that kind of money.
Love this app, great basic concepts to number order, counting, subtracting, and number recognition (even numbers higher then 20). My 4 1/2 year old loves it. Each time my child completes a game he gets a badge for his collection. This is one of the better apps we have purchased. I think it is worth every dollar. I find that if I play the games with my child now and then it helps them understand some of the concepts better. However a child can easily play this on their own. I wish more of the apps focused on education like this one.
- Viacom International Inc.
- 707.6 MB
Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPad.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2016 Viacom International Inc., All Rights Reserved
- In-App Purchases
- Shapes and Patterns Pack $3.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.