Caboose – Learn Patterns and Sorting with Letters, Numbers, Shapes and Colors App is a game scenario that provides practice and reinforcement for sorting and patterning skills. It is a fun activity for children as they complete activities to travel across the U.S. or Europe on a train. We love this app because it is an interactive and engaging blend of great fun and learning. (Julene Reed in www.appolearning.com)
“We love this app because it is an interactive and engaging blend of great fun and learning”
Build A Word Easy Spelling Recommended by Sonoma County Office of Education
5 Stars for Build A Word Easy Spelling with Phonics
Build A Word Exprss Easy Spelling Enhances Curriculum And Learning Experience
“One of the most significant aspects of this app [Build A Word Express - Practice spelling...] that I like is that there is an option to choose the kind of word list you would like the children to work on. There are lists for all of the following and more: beginning blend sounds, double consonants, short vowels, long vowels, Dolch word lists for grades preprimer to third and 1-3 letter word lists all the way to 6+ letter word lists. This feature really allows for differentiation within one classroom while it also enables teachers to use this app across the grades as well. ” iPad Adventures at Lower School blog at http://sfsipads.blogspot.com/2012/08/build-word.html
Jenni Swanson Voorhees is currently the Coordinator of Academic Technology at Sidwell Friends School in Washington, DC. With her teaching team, she is writes the iPad Adventures at Lower School blog, which has had International attention. Jenni and her team were having a blast testing apps this summer for their first grade students. The blog’s entry from August 16th, 2012 reviews Build A Word Express – Practice spelling and learn letter sounds and names application by @Reks. The spelling app designed for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and iPad Mini is praised for its content and its educational value.
“The other feature I think is beneficial about this app is that when you tap the letter, the exact letter sound is given. This is wonderful repetition at all ages and helps build letter-sound (more…)
Build A Word Easy Spelling Solid Spelling App for Early Readers – TheiPhoneMom
Build A Word Express Reaches Top 30 Apps at SmartAppsForKids
Every day Smart Apps For Kids picks what they call the Good Free App of the Day, an app that they have downloaded, tested and certified. This means the application cannot have a ton of ads or just a little content with ton of in-app purchases. Also, the app has to be good. Having analysed myriads of apps, they have created Top 30 Favorite FREE Apps based on the number of hits the app received on their website.
Memory Game Multiplication “Great Starter App for Multiplication Learners”
A great starter app for young multiplication learners with an additional “take a look” for special needs parents. … There are A LOT of matching apps in the app store but this one really distinguishes itself because it has a number of great features, including a play-against-the-computer-mode that adds tremendously to the app’s long-term playability.
Memory Game Spelling Words Editor’s Favorite
Appysmart.com posted a review of Memory Game Spelling Words, an educational application for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. The review focused on: Interface, Ads, In app purchase, Graphic quality, Length of play, and Educational value. Memory Game Spelling Words App created by @Reks met the criteria to earn the Editor’s Favorite Badge. Here is what the reviewer likes:
…the concept, easy operation, good educational value, number and choice of words (short vowel words, long vowel words, sight words), many configuration options (uppercase/lowercase, word lists, 6/12/18 tiles), clear pronunciation of all of the words, the visual prompt option (to take a quick look at the cards).
Appysmart.com is a website that provides a list of “best apps for young brains”. To provide their users with the best recommendations possible they created “a complex rating and ranking criteria and a special algorithm to analyze and match the data”.
Applicable2U & IEAR Review of Caboose Update
Applicable2U gives Caboose two thumbs up! It meets our approval for gaming with a reason. With a very interactive and engaging design, your child will be learning and having fun at the same time. More …
The review praised the Caboose graphics and diverse options in the SETTINGS part of the app.
As our train nears 170 reviews, we are excited to hop on the recently updated educational app,Caboose: Learn Patterns and Sorting with Letters, Numbers, Shapes and Colors by developer AtReks. Your train conductor, a sweet looking dinosaur will offer you two tickets, one that will have you traveling around the United States as you learn about patterns and another that will take you across Europe where your little one will sort items and build their vocabulary. Go on this amazing journey as it was built to work on all Apple devices running iOS 4.0 or later. (more…)
Memory Game Spelling Words and Build A Word Easy Spelling Advised by Tech&Learning
Vicki Windman recommends Memory Game Spelling Words because “the app also fosters memory, concentration, reasoning, and perception”. She categorized it in the following spelling group Pre-primer – 3rd Grade. Memory Game would be another way to help children learn to spell:
Build A Word Easy Spelling for Special Needs Students In Ohio
The review was written by Jonathan Smith, Canton City Schools. He recommends Build A Word Easy Spelling saying that ” This app is also great for special education students who need modified lists. This app is highly engaging and wonderful for students.”
Harding Academy of Memphis, Tennessee, Recommends Build A Word Easy Spelling
According to this academy “children who read as few as six books over the summer maintain the level of reading skills they achieved during the preceding school year”. The parents were suggested a reading list for students entering Junior Kindergarten through First Grade. This list contains one of @Reks’s apps on a short list of apps! Build A Word Easy Spelling that contains more than 600 words (Dolch’s Sight Word List) is considered a beneficial educational tool to help children with both reading and writing. The feature that offers creation of multiple custom made spelling list with personalized recordings is definitely a plus!
Follow this ling to check our Harding Academy Summer Reading List: www.hardingacademymemphis.org!
“@Reks has a lot of really awesome learning apps”
All their apps can really help our children get into spelling and math in a cute and friendly way. Their apps help by adding a friendly dinosaur to leed our children into a whole new way of learning things that are needed for everyday living such as adding, subtracting, spelling, time, patterns, and more. They offer apps geared toward children from preschool to about 2nd grade…
Caboose – Learn to Recognize and Complete Colors Takes Sweden!
Se ett mönster och lista ut vilken del som saknas
Har du någonsin gjort ett IQ-test så förstår du hur den här appen fungerar. Man får upp fem olika delar och skall baserat på det lista ut vilken del som saknas i serien. Man får färdiga svarsalternativ. Men ett IQ-test är egentligen en dålig jämförelse, för den här appen innehåller inte någon sådan bedömning. …
Den här appen känns som en lagom utmaning för små barn. Det jag gillar med appen är att den innehåller så många olika delar, utan att det känns krystat. Fokus är på att lista ut den saknade delen, men samtidigt lär man sig färger, former, bokstäver m.m. Kommer dessutom svensk ljudning så blir det pricken på I:et. Applåderna och appens grafiska utseende gör ”Caboose” barnvänlig och rolig. Det känns inte som om serierna av delar upprepar sig så mycket, vilket nog bidrar till en längre hållbarhet. Möjligtvis hade utvecklaren kunnat haft med något ytterligare belöningsmoment. Och grafiken går att göra snyggare – men det tror jag inte att barn lägger så mycket vikt vid.
”Caboose” passar barn mellan 3 och 6 år. 3 åringar kan nog behöva assistans av vuxen. Read more …
@Reks is currently working on releasing Caboose Learn to Recognize and Complete Colors in Swedish and German!
Build A Word Easy Spelling App to Assist in Writing Process
Memory Game: Multiplication – Dutch Review
Een leuke app om je keer sommen bij te schaven. Je kan het zelfs met 2 spelers spelen, wat zorgt voor een leuke strijd. Al je scores worden opgeslagen in deze app. Omdat kinderen soms niet gek zijn op leren, is deze app een uitkomst. Spelenderwijs leren! De app is geheel naar wens aan te passen, zodat je makkelijk kan beginnen en het steeds moeilijker kan maken…Dacht je dat je het memorie spel goed kon? Dan moet je dit eens proberen, een echte uitdaging.
The iPhone Mom on Build A Word – Easy Spelling
Since then the application has been considerably improved. Build A Word Easy Spelling continued to dominate the spelling-app market with these incredible new features:
- a list of spelling words in addition to 600 existing words(type in the new word and record your voice)!
- multiple custom word lists
- three existing word lists: short vowel words, long vowel words, sight words (Dolch’s Sight Words List and more)
- audio and/or visual prompt
- two modes: Practice and Quiz
- upper and lower case letters
- immediate sound feedback heard upon tapping the correct/incorrect letter
- option to choose either a BEEP tone or NARRATION for the incorrect letter
Caboose – Learn to Recognize and Complete Patterns – Fun App
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.
… Caboose – Learn to Recognize and Complete Patterns – Shapes, Shapes, Colors, Letters and numbers is a fun app that covers everything from shapes to phonics while keeping kids engaged. I really liked the customizable features because it allows for use by all learning and developmental levels.
Caboose – Pedagogically Designed App!
The top-ranked @Reks’s app is Caboose – Learn to Recognize and Complete Patterns – Shapes, Colors, Letters and Numbers, a pedagogically-designed app in which a child compares concepts and recognizes patterns, an important developmental skill for preschool children. Caboose reached the top 10 in the U.S. and in many other countries worldwide. More …
Smart Apps for Kids Recommended Memory Game Spelling Words
Smart Apps for Kids reviewed Memory Game Spelling Words, educational application for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. According to the reviewer
“ it’s a really well-done app at a great price”. The reviewer praised the atmosphere created by the app saying the app would work very well with special needs children. This application is considered a much better learning tool for spelling words than flash cards.
“What’s a great way to teach your kids sight/spelling words? Dinosaurs jumping off a bridge, of course!” Read more…
Memory Game Letters and Numbers “Cleverly Helps…Children Learn Numbers, Letters and Phonics”
“On the surface this app seems basic, however it cleverly helps preschool and kindergarten aged children learn numbers, letters and
phonics through a card matching game. It’s simple, but effective. Between matching games, there is cute mini-
game, which you can also turn off.
There are 3 levels of matching games – 6 cards, 12 cards and 18 cards, and 4 variations of game; upper case letters, lower case letters, mixed case letters, numbers 1-20. Read more …
Caboose Recommended by Texas Computer Education Association
Caboose in 10 Best Introductory Math Games for the iPad by Learn Things Web
“This is a cute and colorful app that is perfect for preschool and kindergarten age children. It only has simple ABAB type patterns, which are perfect for beginners. My only complaint is that there is no audio that reads out the patterns.”
Caboose Learn to Recognize and Complete Patterns has been updated to version 2.0 with some amazing features. It would be interesting to hear what this author would have to say about it. The latest version was shaped according to ideas shared with us by reviewers and educators worldwide.