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Kiko's Thinking Time - Cognitive Training for Children's Brains

By Patricia Monticello Kievlan, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Charming games help little ones build core cognitive skills.

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Because of its adaptive, encouraging, research-based model, Kiko's Thinking Time - Cognitive Training for Children's Brains has a lot to offer. The app's pace is deliberate and helpfully untimed, making for an age-appropriate and encouraging gameplay experience. Kids sort and compare pairs, shapes, numbers, colors, and details, making kids pay closer and closer attention to the differences among the objects on-screen. It's also helpful that there are on-screen cues: For example, in a game where kids pick objects that match in color, the word "Color" appears at the top of the screen along with the three possible color options. It's also nice that kids can either tap or drag items on-screen; although there's always one right answer, there are a couple of ways to indicate understanding. For kids who have processing and working memory delays -- even up to third-graders -- the activities might provide good practice with measurable outcomes.

Though gameplay is simple enough that kids could play solo, Kiko's Thinking Time - Cognitive Training for Children's Brains is a great game to play along with your kids. Helping kids talk through their reasoning can ensure that kids aren't mindlessly tapping and are able to express their thinking processes.

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