Go Go Games

Common Sense Media says

Fun, simple games teach key perceptual skill.

Age(i)

2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17

Quality(i)

 

Learning(i)

What parents need to know

Ease of play

Very easy to play. The app walks kids through each level. Visual prompts, such as a finger pointing, show kids where they should tap to begin. There are also shapes and color cues.

Violence & scariness
Not applicable
Sexy stuff
Not applicable
Language
Not applicable
Consumerism
Not applicable
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable
Privacy & safety
Not applicable

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Go Go Games can help kids learn to notice differences in objects that are similar. This skill can help kids focus on details, which is important for learning many skills, and which may be especially challenging for kids diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Go Go Games offers three games, each of which shows kids a set of objects and asks them to match an object with another that looks the same. The developer explains that the games were designed based on a therapy that helps kids master the ability to notice multiple features in the objects around them.

What kids can learn

Subjects

Language & Reading

  • following directions

Skills

Thinking & Reasoning

  • analyzing evidence
  • thinking critically

Engagement, Approach, Support

Engagement

Each simple game offers enough challenge and encouragement to keep kids with special needs engaged without getting overwhelmed.

Learning Approach

Games are based on a therapy that helps kids improve the ability to notice multiple features in objects, and levels allow kids to feel successful and empowered.

Support

Solid feedback is provided for both right and wrong answers, and they also give kids lots of encouragement with stars, level progression, and praising words.

What kids can learn

Subjects

Language & Reading

  • following directions

Skills

Thinking & Reasoning

  • analyzing evidence
  • thinking critically

Kids can learn the basic skill of observing differences and details in objects with Go Go Games. While playing the three games, kids can practice following directions, analyzing visual evidence, and thinking critically. For example, when matching different parts of an alien's body in the game Out of This World, kids have to notice the color, pattern, and size of the object, or it won't fit. Go Go Games helps kids learn an essential perceptual skill with just enough challenge and encouragement to keep them engaged.

This Learning Rating review was written by Dana Villamagna

User reviews

Parents say

Not yet rated
Review this title!

Kids say

Not yet rated
Review this title!

What's it about?

On the main screen, kids can choose between three games: Build-a-Train, Wheels & Roads, or Out of This World. Each game has unique characteristics, but the basic learning premise is similar in all three. For example, in Wheels & Roads, kids must guide a car along one of three roads. Each road has a sign depicting a car, and kids must identify the correct road by matching their car to the sign. Kids must match six objects correctly before moving to the next level. The app provides a lot of encouragement.

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

GO GO GAMES helps kids learn one main skill -- to quickly notice the features that make certain objects different or the same. This skill can help kids learn in many ways, from learning to read to social interaction. Some of the details kids must notice while playing these games are quite specific; this may be a simple concept, but these games aren't necessarily easy for kids who struggle with this concept. If your kid needs help with this basic perception skill, Go Go Games can be a very useful learning tool, and one that is disguised in fun, colorful games.

Families can talk about...

  • Read the start cue words and ending encouragement words to your kids if they cannot read yet.

  • Help your kids practice this skill in everyday life. Encourage them to identify subtle differences in relatively similar objects, for example, two potatoes of differing size or shape.

App details

Device:iPad
Price:$1.99
Pricing structure:Paid
Release date:October 4, 2012
Category:Education
Size:20.10 MB
Publisher:Go Go Games Studios
Version:1.0.0
Minimum software requirements:iOS 5.0 or later

This review of Go Go Games was written by

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are conducted by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

About our rating system

  • ON: Content is age-appropriate for kids this age.
  • PAUSE: Know your child; some content may not be right for some kids.
  • OFF: Not age-appropriate for kids this age.
  • NOT FOR KIDS: Not appropriate for kids of any age.

Find out more

Quality

Our star rating assesses the media's overall quality.

Find out more

Learning ratings

  • Best: Really engaging; great learning approach.
  • Very Good: Engaging; good learning approach.
  • Good: Pretty engaging; good learning approach.
  • Fair: Somewhat engaging; OK learning approach.
  • Not for Learning: Not recommended for learning.
  • Not for Kids: Not age-appropriate for kids; not recommended for learning.

Find out more

About our buy links

When you use our links to make a purchase, Common Sense Media earns a small affiliate fee from Amazon or iTunes. As a nonprofit organization, these funds help us continue providing independent, ad-free services for educators, families, and kids while the price you pay remains the same. Thank you for your support.
Read more

See more about how we rate and review.

What parents and kids say

Write a user reviewThere aren't any reviews yet. Be the first to review this title.

Poll

Did our review help you make an informed decision about this product?

Digital Compass