Cleo & Cuquin : Explore & Learn

Ages: 3 - 5Developer: HITN


Cleo and Cuquin: Explore & Learn is a three-part bundle app designed to teach children sorting, counting, and three-dimensional shapes. The delightful characters from the popular YouTube channel who guide the lessons are engaging, supportive, and encouraging throughout. Users can play and learn in English and Spanish.

In Sorting, children learn same versus different, fewer versus more, and how to sort by a variety of characteristics (e.g., shape, color, size, etc.) by helping Cleo and Cuquin make pizzas by sorting toppings. In Counting, they have to find the correct number of tomatoes to lure the Cleo’s bunny, Ghost, out of the bushes. Players learn how to -count to ten, one-to-one correspondence (one touch equals one count), and how to write the numbers 0 to 9. And, in 3D shapes, players select shapes to assemble and paint to build toys as they learn the names and properties of cubes, spheres, cylinders, rectangular prisms, and cones. Finally, the Tree House area features additional games, activities, videos, and access to certificates earned through game play.

Each app offers the same features: Notebook, Augmented Reality Explorer, a theme-related game, Storymaker, and a puzzle. The basic concepts are introduced in the Notebook and each page includes a related activity to solidify learning and keep to children engaged. The Augmented Reality Explorer uses the camera to bring images printed from the app to the “real world.” The Storymaker has two modes, one in which children complete a story, and in the other children create their own.

The Parent Guide answers FAQs, and the Parent Dashboard shows the time played on each game/activity, success rates, certificates earned, and images taken. The progress information helps parents learn their children’s strengths and areas for growth.

Sharon Heuscher ©2018 Parents’ Choice

Sharon holds B.A.s in English Literature and Ancient Studies as well as a B.S. in Psychology. She is currently a masters-level trainee in Clinical Psychology specializing in neurodegenerative diseases. For the past thirteen years, Sharon has focused primarily on raising, educating, and nurturing her five children who range in age from three to thirteen.

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