I have to share this great app that my four-year old son absolutely loves. It’s called Dreamdays HD – Countdown to the Days that Matter by Guxiu Design Inc. He loves to know how many more days to dad’s birthday, how many more days until the Easter Bunny, how many more days until we go camping, how many more days… well, you get the idea.
This app is brilliant! Easy to customize and not only is my son satisfying his curiosity and count down excitement, he is also learning to read numbers. When I first got the app, I only did a few dates in the near distance future. Such as, 2 more days until school and 5 more days until gymnastics. And then, he started looking for more dates to count down. I started adding events a couple of weeks out and then months.
He loves to scroll through the dates and read to me exactly how many more days to all the events listed. He is now able to read three digit numbers properly. In fact, we have a possibly Disney trip which is over a thousand days away and he is practicing how to read the number correctly. Who would have thought an app like this would also be such a great learning tool?!
Here’s what you do. Follow the link below to either Google Play or iTunes to download the app. Now open it up by double clicking on it and click on the PLUS button in the upper right hand corner. Here you will see the picture above and begin to enter in all the information pertaining to your specific date. Add your own title, select a category and the date of the event and then my son’s favorite part is to customize the background picture to any picture you have on your device.
This really is a fantastic app. We’ve had it for over a year and he uses it often as we are always updating it with more dates of our upcoming family events and family birthdays.
For a very limited time, it is FREE for iPads on the Apple iTunes store, so take advantage and download it today!