Every parent has been in the situation before where you are waiting in line at the DMV or getting your car fixed at the shop and your little one is going crazy. Bored to tears, they cry and fuss and touch things they shouldn’t. Cocoto Kit for Kids by Clickgamer.com is a great solution to this boredom. The app contains 6 different games for kids ages 3-6 years old. I tried it out on a five year old with pleasing results.
The first game is a simple balloon popping game. See how many bright-colored balloons you can pop. Each time you touch a balloon, it will pop with a simple noise and animation. The second game requires you to match shapes and colors. The game presents a shape at the top of the screen with a colored outline. There are three choices of shapes at the bottom of the screen. Find the correct one to move on to the next shape.
The next two games allow for a little more creativity. One is a simple drawing app. Below a blank canvass, there are 2 tools with which to create a picture. You can use the pencil to draw lines or the hand to splash paint in random patterns or shapes. There is also a camera tool. If you tap on the camera, it takes a picture of your drawing and saves it to the camera roll. The second app presents blank pictures that you can paint by tapping on a paint color at the bottom of the screen and then on a section of the picture. This will fill that section of the picture with the color you chose.
The fifth app presents you with random pictures. When you interact with the picture by shaking the device, tapping, or rubbing across the picture, it presents a surprise. The picture will change and will often start making noise. This app was our child’s favorite feature. I can see it being a hit with even very young children.
The last app is a matching app. Each game consists of 12 cards that have colorful and unique pictures on them. The game defaults to allowing an unlimited number of guesses and an unlimited amount of time to complete the game. By tapping on the “i” on the first page of the app, you can set time limits for games and view the game stats.
The five year old we tried the Cocoto Kit for Kids on, liked it a lot. He did not need any help figuring out any of the games. They were very intuitive and similar to other games he had played on the computer. The graphics are all very cute and colorful. There is always something going on to keep short attention spans captivated. Overall, a great app for keeping young ones entertained.
Developer’s Website: http://www.clickgamer.com/