In Birthday Café, children serve up birthday treats to a hungry party! Children seat groups of friends at tables and then distribute trays that have the same number of food items. Birthday Café helps children develop number sense and prepares them for mental math by focusing on subtizing, a critical and often ignored early math concept. It's knowing "how many" without having to count.
Birthday Café is part of the four-game subitizing suite from Early Math with Gracie & Friends, a first-of-its-kind mobile app brand based in early learning sciences, rigorously researched and developed specifically for preschool classroom use. A randomized control trial demonstrated significant learning gains in children who used the Early Math with Gracie & Friends apps.
Early Math with Gracie & Friends is not just apps! Our research shows the importance of engaging learners in hands-on, non-digital play. In fact, for every Gracie & Friends app, we have created and researched around five hands-on activities! Find the entire curriculum in our online Teacher's Guide.
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