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Aussie Kids Count Coins - STAAPS Interactive

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An educational game that presents the different ways that money can be used.

No gambling content found in the levels played

This review of Aussie Kids Count Coins was kindly provided by a public reviewer on 13 April 2014.

About the app

This section contains details about the app provided by a Public Reviewer.

Name of app: Aussie Kids Count Coins
Developed by: STAAPS Interactive
Platform reviewed: Apple App Store
Cost: Paid
Developer’s suggested age: 6-8
Gambling content advice: No gambling content found in the levels played

Public review

This review of Aussie Kids Count Coins contains the following information:

The level to which the game was reviewed

All 6 games on all available difficulties.

App description

Children are presented with 6 games to choose between, each game involves a different way to spend money such as buying items at a shop or giving change to a customer.

Reviewers comments

The six games cover different mathematical areas, and so they might not all be suitable for your child depending on their skill level.

"Pay for Things" covers the addition of coins, to meet the purchase cost of an item.

"Give Change" covers subtraction, where the cost of the item is subtracted from what the customer is paying with, and change must be given by the player.

"Go Shopping" is another addition game, this time selecting several items to match a total price.

"Lemonade Stand" covers multiplication; The customer asks for a certain amount of cups to purchase, and the player must provide the total amount by typing on on-screen keys.

"Piggy Bank" is another addition game, counting up a random selection of coins/notes and typing the total on the on-screen keys.

"Who Has More?" is a comparison game, where the player must decide which creature has more money, and then must type that amount on the on-screen keys.

Every ten correct answers earns the player a star, and the stars contribute to an overall night scene.

In App purchasing

The app does not contain any in app purchases.

Online information

The app does not ask for any social media logins or prompt for any personal information.

Advertising and product placement

The app has no advertising or links to products.

Gender stereo types and sexual references

There are no humans in the game, only creatures created in a humanoid fashion (including a cactus, fox, scarecrow, garden gnome, and other animals). Most creatures are gender non-specific.

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Gambling content advice

Simulated casino style gambling. Not suitable for minors

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No gambling content found in the levels played

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