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Learn with Rufus

Numbers and Counting

For iOS (iPad, iPhone, etc.) and Android tablets and phones

The iOS version for the iPhone and iPad is available in the Apple Store right now!

The Android version for tablets and phones is available in Google Play right now!

The Kindle Fire/Android version is available in the Amazon Store right now!

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Have fun learning how to count and compare quantities, in both English and Spanish!

The ability to count and compare quantities is a basic skill each child should have before starting school. Many school systems consider this to be one of the skills essential for school readiness and success. It has been generally shown that children who have early successes in school gain the confidence to achieve even greater successes later in life.

Learn with Rufus: Numbers and Counting aims to help children to prepare for kindergarten. Children will learn the sequence of numbers, both forwards and backwards, and how to compare quantities (more and less) of various objects. The game is highly customizable to meet the needs of children with varying skills, ability levels, and learning styles.

This game was designed by Dr Holly Gastgeb, a clinical and developmental psychologist with over ten years of experience working with typically developing children and children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Learn with Rufus: Numbers and Counting is organized into six (6) parts, a tutorial and five (5) separate games:

  • Tutorial - Animated counting of various fruit
  • Count It! - Count the fruit
  • Group It! - Count the fruit in a specified group
  • Compare It! - Compare two quantities of fruit and select the set with more or fewer fruit
  • Follow It! - Determine the next number in a short sequence, either forwards or backwards
  • Line It! - Place numbers onto a number line

To keep children interested and motivated, the following features are included:

  • Reward sets - Choose from nine different colorful child-friendly reward sets including bugs, cars, cats, dinosaurs, and more.
  • Toy break - A delightful respite, the child can pop balloons as they float up the screen. This feature can be turned off if the child does not need breaks or finds them distracting.
  • Positive reinforcement - Rufus does a "happy dance" and gives positive verbal reinforcement when the child answers correctly. If the child answers incorrectly, the correct answer is restated.
  • Music and sounds - Child-friendly music and sounds are included throughout the game. This feature can be turned off if the child is sensitive to or distracted by sounds and music.
  • Text - For children who enjoy reading, the question that corresponds to each game is presented on the screen. This feature can be turned off if the words are distracting to the child.

Additional customizable features that are present include:

  • Level of difficulty - The level of difficulty can be adjusted to match the child's ability level:
    • Easy - Numbers go from one (1) through ten (10)
    • Medium - Numbers go from five (5) through fifteen (15)
    • Hard - Numbers go from ten (10) through twenty (20)
  • Languages - Choose between English and Spanish

For parents, educators, and therapists:

  • Profiles per child - More than one child can play the game and all data is stored under each child's name.
  • Track data and statistics - At the end of the game, a graph of the child's data is presented. Touch the graph to enlarge it, and then touch each data point to gather information about the child's performance.
  • Email data - From the graph screen, if the device is capable of email, select the Export button to send yourself a CSV file of the child's progress.

For Ages 3 & Up

Enjoyable for All Children

Screen Shots

Take a break popping balloons
Take a break popping balloons
Tutorial shows how to count
Tutorial shows how to count
Count the fruit!
Count the fruit!
Count a group of fruit!
Count a group of fruit!
Compare two groups!
Compare two groups!
What is next?
What is next?
Learn the number line!
Learn the number line!
Celebrate successful play with animated rewards
Celebrate successful play with animated rewards

What They're Saying About Us

[My son] is loving it! The counting section is perfect for him because he has a lot of trouble with that. His TSS is working with him on counting...

- Jennifer Puleo, Mother (Pittsburgh, PA)

Release Notes

1.0.0 - January 23, 2014

  • Initial release

1.0.1 - February 9, 2014

  • Miscellaneous bug fixes
  • Fixed game crash on a long player name
  • Fixed issue where renaming a player resulted in lost data

1.0.2 - February 25, 2014

  • Fixed game crash in Count It!, Group It!, and Follow It! due to font size transition issues

1.0.3 - April 19, 2014

  • Fixed multiple back button issues on Android
  • Cleaned up Spanish language issues
  • Made the final score in the distractor consistent with Fun & Games app
  • Added click sounds to picker selections

1.0.4 - April 26, 2014 (iOS only)

  • Removed exit button functionality from iOS versions per Apple's demands

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