Have you seen this innovative new adventure iBook for iPad to support maths in Early Years KS1?

Guest Blogger: Chris Dunn @ShrekTheTeacher

Tiny Bob’s Adventurous Counting has been written creatively to support maths in Early Years and Key Stage 1.

It’s a very interactive book on Apple’s iBooks store, and can be used on any iPad or Mac computer…

        
Here’s the book blurb…

First and foremost, this book is a story and an adventure. An adventure involving a plane, a crocodile, a rocket, a dragon, a Princess, maybe some treasure and possibly even a mole…and some other stuff too. Oh, and there’s absolutely NO KISSING…actually that bit might not be true.

Written by a practising school teacher, Tiny Bob’s Adventurous Counting supports children in developing early maths skills. Animated video clips and interactive activities bring the story to life, and ensure that a child can access the book independently.
Here are some things people have said about this book…

“He’s always made mountains out of mole hills…he’ll never change.”  Tiny Bob’s Mum.

“I taught him to count properly…important life skill. Bagged him a Princess in the end, didn’t it!”  Tiny Bob’s Dad.

“I just don’t believe it. There’s no way she’s a Princess. She hasn’t even got a crown, and I don’t like her trousers.”  Tiny Bob’s sister.

“We used to count stuff every day…cars, teddies, buttons, balls…sometimes even bad smells…he was good at that…counting I mean.”  Mr Mole, Tiny Bob’s first teacher.

An interactive book for children aged 3-7.

Here’s an example video animation…

And here are some example screenshots…


Available on Apple’s iBooks store…

        

Studied for a B.Eng(Hons) in Civil Engineering before spending 7 years designing and building roads. Felt the need to be more creative and the pull of the commercial world, so moved on... Spent the next 7 years working for British Airways in Commercial Development & Strategy (concurrently spent 4yrs as a Territorial Army Infantry Officer). All very exciting, but eventually discovered that lining shareholders' pockets wasn't really motivating me, and that being in the TA wasn't very compatible with starting a family. Felt the need to do something more vocational, so moved on... Left the 'rat race' behind and spent 2 years as a house husband bringing up 4 kids. Wife left, ran out of money, so becoming a teacher seemed like a good idea! Did a PGCE and have spent the last 5 years teaching in a big Primary School in West Sussex...2yrs in Year 3, 1yr as an Every Child Counts maths specialist, and 2yrs in Nursery. Am now Nursery Manager and an SLT member. Can't see any reason to move on as yet!...

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