► “Applicable2U gives Caboose two thumbs up! It meets our approval for gaming with a reason.” (applicable2u)
► “If you are looking for an innovative way to introduce or reinforce sorting and pattern recognition for your Pre-schooler or Kindergartner, Caboose is just the ticket.” (TheiPhoneMom)
► “With a very interactive and engaging design, your child will be learning and having fun at the same time “ (http://www.iear.org)
► “Kids will definitely have fun with Caboose, and parents and teachers will appreciate the fact that they can customize it, avoiding the frustrations many children experience when they are unable to complete a task or activity.” (iHeartThisApp.com)
► “This is a cute and colorful app that is perfect for preschool and kindergarten age children.“ (LearnThingsWeb)
►Caboose Recommended by Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA)
►Caboose in 10 Best Introductory Math Games for the iPad by Learn Things Web
►Pappa Daniel (www.pappasappar.se) found the app to be educational and beneficial for children so he convinced us to create a Swedish version of the app
TWO games in one App for your kindergartener and preschooler: pattern recognition; sorting objects by size and letters/numbers by position.
1. Complete patterns to help @Reks dinosaur travel from the East coast to the West coast of the USA:
* Pattern type(s): ABAB, AABA, AABB, ABC…;
* Pattern content: shapes, colors, letters (upper/lower case), numbers, mix of any previous patterns (colors and shapes, numbers and letters, shapes and numbers…);
* Narration for each pattern item;
* Choice of narration with names or sounds (phonics) of the letters;
* Option to drag-and-drop or tap the correct item to continue the pattern;
* Caboose helps your child acquire analytical and logical thinking.
2. Sort by rearranging letters, numbers, and shapes to help @Reks dinosaur travel across Europe:
* Rearrange letters in alphabetical order / inverse alphabetical order (option)
* Rearrange numbers in increasing / decreasing order (option)
* Rearrange shapes from largest to smallest / from smallest to largest (option)
* Narration (option)
Pattern recognition and completion as well as sorting represent an important developmental skill for preschool children by expanding their intelligence quotient (IQ). It is a cognitive exercise for your child’s brain. Caboose requires the child to compare concepts and recognize patterns, and to compare size / position and sort objects/letters/numbers accordingly. The process of comparing helps the child prepare for learning to recognize shapes, colors, numbers, size, etc.
Although all children develop as individuals, the age ration below should provide parents as a starting point in helping their children’s performance:
- Ages 4-5: Can complete without assistance.
- Age 3: Can complete with minimal assistance after directions are given.
- Age 2: Introduction to math concepts -- can complete with adult assistance
WATCH VIDEO: http://youtu.be/vlcAUj-_WxE
* FUN NEW GAME added: identify letters, numbers, shapes and colors
* iOS 8 compatible
*@Reks would like to thank all the teachers and parents for their support and helpful feedback.
*Making our apps work for every student is our top priority!
Ratings and Reviews
I think that this app is good, but I would like to see more of the pattern repeat... More lead time for learners, especially when it is an extended app past ababab. For example more train cars for extending. It would be good to have that option. Our child has a cognitive impairment and benefits from seeing it repeat often. I was a teacher and a lot of kids do, as well. Also I think it would be good for children not to have so many choices for answers. To encourage success just the pattern attributes being used could be presented... An option maybe. Also it would be great if they had a sorting choice before the pattern is developed. Perhaps a toy store to go to get items to sort, then pattern. Not that i want to pay more, but these could be inapp purchases for kids to accumulate objects. Some free, etc. When an app has more than one attribute, ie a pattern of many different dinosaurs with only two colors, it is good to sort not get confused by the different types of dinosaurs. Kids need to recognize the attribute being targeted in pattern when there is more than one attribute existing. I wish I had the time to create a more sophisticated pattern app. Patterns are the base of understanding number systems and there simply are not enough out there. Also, this app is one of the better ones designed. I check often! I like the option settings.
I especially love the sorting game!
This has been updated and I really like the new Sorting part of the game. The use of visual cues to help the child is very helpful. I also like how the instructions can be repeated at any time. The train theme is popular, and this is good for reinforcing pattern and sorting skills in the real world. I also appreciate how you can customize exactly which items you want to focus on (shapes or letters or both etc...) You can even set what kind of pattern A-B, A-B-C etc... Another plus is the ability to shut off the background music- some of our kiddos get distracted by this, thanks for that!
Great but one suggestion
Great app, love that it uses shapes, numbers letters, etc. Also love that it does complex patterns such as abab, abcabc, abbabba and more. Only suggestion is when going over the example pattern the animation is not done in the same pattern which is distracting and confusing. For example star, moon, circle pattern the circle could shake, then next time it rocks. The animation should match the pattern.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.