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Tiggly Counts - The Interactive iPad Learning Toy

Disclaimer: I received products for review purposes. No other compensation was received. Though the product was free, opinions are 100% my very own.

Last year a little around this time I did a review on Tiggly Shapes, the brand new learning toy for the iPad that was about to be released. Since then I have had lots of time to play with the apps on mommy's iPad at the time. For my second birthday in January I was given my very own iPad Mini and a few of my favorite apps were included. Guess which ones made it? Of course, the Tiggly apps did! Tiggly Shapes was my first foray into the world of learning my shapes and the four shapes that were included were the very first ones that I learned. It was fun learning to say "triangle", "circle", "star" and "square" and actually identifying them as well. Well I have awesome news! Tiggly, the makers behind Tiggly Shapes have reinvented the wheel so to speak and they are now introducing a brand new toy for the iPad once again. Let me introduce you to Tiggly Counts, available now for pre-order for $29.95.

I was given the opportunity to try out this brand new toy and so far I have not been disappointed. This is once again a HIT! The makers truly underestimate the learning that can be done with this simple and unique toy. While it's a great mathematical tool, the fun bright colors teaches hand to eye coordination, colors and of course numbers. Tiggly Counts is the first truly fun math toy for pre-schoolers. It's a truly unique game play experience that merges physical and digital play in an engaging and developmentally appropriate way.

Inspired by the classic cuisenaire rods used in Montessori classrooms, Tiggly Counts features five colorful counting toys that physically interact with three new, parent- and educator-approved Tiggly learning apps for the iPad. But to really understand it you have to see it in action.

Together with the apps, Tiggly Counts is designed with children in mind. The Tiggly Counts rods are lightweight and easily grasped in small hands, helping young learners understand the relationships between numbers both concretely and spatially. The counting toys connect magnetically with one another, allowing children to represent the number “four” through a combination of “one” and “three,”for instance.

Children can manipulate these toys to solve mathematical problems in the exciting and rewarding world of digital apps. Preschoolers’ guided actions on these real objects throughout the narrative helps anchor abstract mathematical concepts, while their vivid, engaging stories bring to life important mathematical ideas.

Currently there are three apps available and they’re a joy to play:

Tiggly Cardtoons: This app stretches children’s imaginations while they learn basic math ideas such as one-to-one correspondence, counting and equal sets.

Tiggly Addventure: Children use counting rods to build bridges and ladders while gaining an introduction to number line concepts and improving their number sense.

Tiggly Chef: Children prepare silly recipes with Tiggly Town’s greatest chef while learning numbers, early addition concepts, math symbols and problem solving.

All three apps will be available free for download from Apple’s App Store, starting October 7; premium versions can be unlocked with the purchase of Tiggly Counts.

Even though Tiggly Counts doesn’t launch for a few more weeks, they’ve already won the 2014 Tillywig Brain Child Award as one of the most “exciting products that energize the mind while seamlessly blending fun and learning.”

I have learned so much from using Tiggly Shapes, from my shapes, to colors, animals and now I'm learning how to count with Tiggly Counts. I can't wait to see what Tiggly comes out with next and I'm eagerly awaiting it! Of course you know they definitely get my TWO TINY THUMBS UP!

The makers of Tiggly Counts wants to offer my readers a special 30 percent off code on pre-orders of Tiggly Counts. Starting October 7th through October 31, you can save by entering PREORDER30 at checkout on

Here are the ways you can connect with the Tiggly crew:

Disclosure: Growing Up Madison receives products in order to conduct reviews. No monetary compensation was provided unless noted otherwise. All opinions are 100% my own. Some posts may contain affiliate links that I receive commission for payment from in exchange for referrals. In the event of a giveaway, the sponsor is responsible for delivery of the prize, unless otherwise noted in the posting. Giveaways are not sponsored by Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ or any other social media site. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I personally believe will be a good fit for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

Annmarie John
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  1. That sounds like a great app. My niece just went into preschool and that would be perfect for her.

  2. This is so amazing, I wish we had this when I was growing up! My neighbors would love this so much for their daughter, sharing this with them!

  3. I think this app is wonderful. My son struggles with anything to do with numbers and this may help.

  4. What a great way to get the kids learning while they are having fun getting "screen time"

  5. I did not know that there were apps that had other toys with it! That is great for hands on learners!!

  6. What a great app. It's amazing how technology has really helped make learning fun for little kids.

  7. I so want this! This looks great to use in my homeschooling with my littler ones!

  8. This looks like such a great app! My son will love it :)

  9. I think this is just the greatest idea. Combining the iPad with actual physical interactivity is a great way to really get your child into the learning process. Great!

  10. That is amazing! I'll be looking into this for my son. He's always on out iPad.

  11. What a great way to add some fun, with an educational twist, to the iPad. Love it!

  12. Looks like such a fun toy Madison! Love how interactive this is too.

  13. This seems like such a good way to get children interested in learning! I wish I would have had something like this for my daughter!

  14. I just showed hubby the online commercial for this the other day as a great idea for our kids. Glad to hear it is everything I thought it was going to be...

  15. What a fun app for little ones. I am going to recommend it to the other mothers at our homeschool co-op tomorrow.

  16. This is really cool! I didn't realize that Tiggly was bringing out something else. I bought the shapes last year for Christmas for my niece and this year I definitely have to get counts for her.

  17. This looks like a lot of fun and I can't wait to get ours! I know my preschooler will love it!

  18. My kids would love playing this! Grandma just got an iPad so we might just have to see ;)

  19. That sounds really cool. I didn't hear about them before.

  20. Okay. So now I HAVE to get this for my son! Thanks for sharing!

    Christy H.

  21. How cool is that? I'm looking into this for my toddler. Looks like such a great learning tool!

  22. We love Leap Frog products. This would be great for young ones learning math.

  23. Anytime you can make learning fun, it's a good thing!


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