Little Digits is a fun educational app that teaches children about numbers via an intuitive spin on the traditional use of finger counting.
Using the multi-touch screen, Little Digits displays number characters by detecting how many fingers you put down. Children can learn to associate the numerical figure on the screen with the number of fingers they place down, whilst enjoying the unique characters and animations of the Little Digits world.
There are also games that introduce small addition and subtraction calculations, where you can work out the answer using the same multi-touch finger detection.
This is an app that will grow with your child's numerical understanding. Not only can they discover numbers through initial independent play, you can also play collaboratively with your child; each putting fingers down to count and work out calculations together. Then when your child is ready, they can work out the answers for themselves, using their own little digits!
Includes 20 pre-recorded languages, giving great facility for children to learn to recognise numbers in languages other than those of their native tongue. Using the microphone you can also record your own voice.
- Counting to 10 with your fingers
- Number recognition; 0 to 10 and back
- Addition and subtraction games
- Number bonds
- Multilingual; Learn to count in other languages
Child friendly: No in-app purchases, no third-party advertising. Play without WiFi or internet.
Suitable for children between 3 - 7 years old.
Created by Cowly Owl, an independent British micro-studio creating playful digital toys and educational games.
- iOS 13 bug fixes
Ratings and Reviews
Good idea, but...
This is a very small app. You put your fingers down and it will show the number of fingers on the display, if they are not too close together. On our sons little fingers it will miscount, which leads to confusion. Also, it does not teach how to count up and down, if children add more than one finger at a time it simply changes the number on the display but does not give any kind of feedback.i wish it would give cues such as: put down one more finger to get to two, three etc.
also, it would have been nice to be able to save grogress and practice numbers up to five first. By using just one hand for that there would be less confusion possible and a more clear picture on how the counting is supposed to work. I was hoping to find sth that actually gives feedback on how to use your fingers to count but this app will definitely not do it. I would not recommend or buy again.
My three year old adores this app! At first I was tempted to delete the app until he was older because it seemed a little frustrating that he could not make his little fingers count and I had to sit next to him the entire time to help... Awful to admit but I give my son the iPad to get breaks to do chores and at first I was bummed that this app was the ONLY thing he wanted to play but could not do it on his own... But my son quickly memorized all addition and subtraction problems equaling up to ten that he did not need help. I do many Montessori activities with my son and honestly, no amount of time spent counting rods and stones could have taught my three year old how to add and subtract better than this app. The physical activities helped him understand the concept of adding and taking away but this app taught him to quickly memorize the problems.
Bad bad bad
Read prior and judge for yourself. I don’t believe in removing bad reviews but I am a fan of updating them. Nice one Dev. Awesome again. 5 stars, would give you more if I could. People often forget this stuff takes time. Whether you’re a parent or an educator, this is awesome.
What a sham!
Developer response is update coming soon. It’s an automated response from June. Apple, get rid of this joker! I’ll be requesting a refund and continue to complain, but, now it’ll be to Apple directly.
Apple is responsive, and doesn’t take this rubbish from disappearing act developers.
No update for many moons. Doesn’t work on iOS 11. Beware. Non responsive developer.
So, after many weeks, still no update. App requirements says iOS 8+? Misleading isn’t it?
Soon does not equate to months or years. I too develop and I don’t moan about my lacking skills nor time to keep paying users not only happy but able to use the app they paid for. If you’re 1 person then you get 100% revenue less the hefty Apple slice but nevertheless.
Developer Response ,
Great new, the big 2.0 update is now out and compatible with iOS 11! I'm sorry it wasn't ready for iOS 11 release day, but there is lots of new content so it took me a while to finish. Could you please update your review on the store to reflect this. I hope you enjoy the app.
- Cowly Owl Ltd
- 197.2 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.
English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese
- Age Rating
- © Cowly Owl Ltd
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.