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Cleo & Cuquin: Explore & Learn

App review by
Monica Encarnacion, Common Sense Media
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Practice early math concepts in English and Spanish.

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age 3+
Based on 2 reviews

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The parents' guide to what's in this app.

Educational Value

Learn pre-K and Kindergarten math concepts like counting and sorting through fun, bilingual activities, but need to make in-app purchases to get full benefits.

Ease of Play

Guided oral instructions from characters and arrows tell what to do. Controls consist of arrows, tap on pictures, and press and drag -- mostly easy for toddlers to navigate.

Violence & Scariness

 

Sexy Stuff

 

Language

 

Consumerism

In-app purchases can be made from title page -- restricted by pre-reader proof code. Based on TV show.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Cleo & Cuquin: Explore + Learn is an engaging educational app that teaches little kids essential pre-K math skills. Parents may recognize the beloved protagonists from the classic Spanish cartoon, "Familia Telerin" and kids are sure to know them from the popular Cleo & Cuquin series. Older sister Cleo, baby brother Cuquin, and their friends guide kids as they engage in fun learning activities but you'll have to make in-app purchases if you want to access the full benefits of the 60+ available math activities. It's also worth mentioning that this app can be used independently from the available companion Cleo & Cuquin Family Fun! Math kits available for purchase. The "Grown Up" parents section is available in English or Spanish, but you can learn more on the developer's website. Read the developer's privacy policy for details on how your (or your kids') information is collected, used, and shared and any choices you may have in the matter, and note that the privacy policies and terms of service frequently change.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written bymamatof4 February 11, 2019

My toddler loves it but horrible name

My youngest loves the show, Episodes are short which is a bummer. The name sounds like "kilo and cocaine". I have had to explain to a few friends when... Continue reading
Adult Written byanacrisen February 5, 2019

My three years old loves it!

This is an app that I love to have in my phone. My son loves Cleo and Cuquin and this way while he plays and is entertained he can also learn math. I really rec... Continue reading

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What's it about?

CLEO & CUQUIN: EXPLORE & LEARN presents fun opportunities for kids to explore and learn early math concepts in English and Spanish. Every section or activity opens with Cleo presenting a problem she must solve. The "Tree House" section is free to access and includes a Video Theater with a handful of short video clips that little kids will enjoy. Latino parents will most likely recognize popular Spanish nursery rhymes from their own childhood. Also included is a Notebook section that lets kids explore flat shapes -- square, circle, triangle, rectangle, and hexagon. Cleo's Shape Runner offers two levels of a video game where little kids pop bubbles to win achievements and drag and insert the required shapes so that Cleo can keep running and complete the level. An AR explorer is also included in the free version. Just print the AR target from the Grown Up area and kids can explore shapes in augmented reality.

Toggle between Spanish and English by tapping the speech bubble at the top right corner of the screen. Additional in game support is available when kids tap Cleo's picture in the top right corner to hear directions explaining what to do next when they forget or get stuck. 

Is it any good?

Kids will love taking part in fun math activities lead by Cleo, Cuquin, and other beloved friends -- Tete, Pelusin, Colitas, and Maripi. The free Cleo & Cuquin: Explore & Learn content is engaging and fun, but the real learning happens when you purchase the additional content. Still, the free content will most likely keep the youngest learners initially engaged. Then as kids master the activities you may consider purchasing additional units. The Counting unit teaches kids to count to ten, recognize and write the numerals 0 to 9. They'll even learn to sort items into groups of 5. The Sorting unit builds logical reasoning and problem-solving skills by having kids sort and classify objects in different ways. The 3D Shapes unit helps kids develop geometry skills as they recognize, name and define different shapes -- cone, cube, cylinder, rectangular prism, pyramid, and sphere. Each of the three in-app purchases unlocks new videos, storybooks, and 5 additional activities, including a fun Story Maker section within each unit where kids can create original stories and narrate them by recording their own voice. The Grown Up section includes a parent guide and allows parents to set up a child account to link to the app, access a parent dashboard to monitor a child's progress through informative charts and tables, and view and print earned certificates. Overall, it's a great, comprehensive experience.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about math concepts at home and discuss how math is all around us using Celo & Cuquin: Explore + Learn. What shapes do you see around you? What are the names of the 3D shapes you see?

  • Make counting fun by having kids practice counting and grouping physical objects they find around the home. Count crayons, apples, small toys -- anything counts!

  • Encourage kids to practice sorting in their everyday lives. Kids can sort and regroup small items in different ways. For example, something as simple as asking kids to help sort socks when its time to put away laundry can get the conversation started. Have kids describe and compare how they sorted the socks -- by color, by size, etc.

  • Practice language and math vocabulary by telling stories and singing songs together in English and Spanish. Make it even more memorable by making up your own songs and including the new math vocabulary your child is learning.

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