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Special Numbers User Guide - How To Play

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Special Numbers always runs in landscape orientation, so you will need to rotate your device if you are holding it in portrait orientation when you launch the app.

To play an activity, tap its name or thumbnail picture in the opening view. Each activity has the same set of buttons along the top:


  • Back

    Stops the activity and returns to the opening view.

  • Restart

    Restarts the activity from the beginning.

  • Instructions

    Plays short audio instructions and/or displays written instructions for the activity. This button is hidden if you set Instructions to None in the common settings (see Chapter 3).

  • Menu

    Displays configurable settings specific to the activity. To configure settings that apply to all activities, use the Settings option from the menu button in the opening view instead.

In the opening view's menu you will find:

  • Settings

    Displays configurable settings common to all activities, as well as providing access to the settings for each individual activity. Settings are described in detail in Chapter 3.

  • Profiles

    By using profiles, you can replace sounds and text with your own recordings and words, have different settings for each child, and transfer customisations between devices (see Chapter 10).

  • Help

    A short overview of how to get started is included with the app (no Internet connection is required).

  • Reset

    Allows you to reset all the settings in the app back to their original default state. After confirming that you wish to reset the app, you have to reconfirm by typing the word “Reset” into the box that appears: this is to reduce the chances of a child resetting the app unintentionally. You can disable the Reset button completely, by turning off the Editing option in the app's Settings, as described in Chapter 3.

Child Safety Gate (parental lock) guards access to SettingsProfiles and links from Help. If you prefer, you can disable the gate, as explained in Chapter 3.

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