Tiggly Counts


Inspired by the Montessori cuisenaire rods, Tiggly Counts is a set of five counting toys that physically represent numbers 1-5, helping children concretize abstract math concepts. The toys interact with three engaging learning apps that encourage children to play with number relations, explore math operations, and develop their number sense. Tiggly Counts is something special:

  • The first truly fun math toy that engages preschoolers in meaningful mathematical thinking
  • The missing piece to the thousands existing math apps — physical toys that deliver an interactive learning experience which cannot be replicated by tapping the screen alone.

Tiggly Counts offers a learning solution that is fundamentally different from any other. We bring physical manipulatives to the digital world because years of academic research tell us that math manipulatives are essential for children’s learning. We then enhance the physical play by using digital stories and playful make believe activities to nurture children’s curiosity in math, ignite their imagination, and engage them in mathematical play. Research is an important aspect of our product development. Our team, led by Dr. Jamalian, works with Teachers College advisors and Play Collective research team, conducts weekly playtestings, and constantly discusses ideas with parents and educators.