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Caillou Search & Count

Caillou Search & Count

Fall 2015 Mobile Apps
Ages: Infant - 5 yrs.
Developer: Budge Studios
Platform: iPad

Caillou Search and Count is a combination of a hidden object game and a counting game. In the free version of the app, children join Caillou and his family on a picnic; they search for and count a variety of objects in the bright and colorful scene. As they find ants, bumblebees and bubbles, Caillou counts along. Activities here can be completed in 5-10 minutes. The full version ($6.99) includes four additional scenes: the pool, the circus, the aquarium and a campsite. In the full version, children earn stamps every time they find all of the objects. This app helps the development of hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, focusing and counting. It is a fun and educational app, but some testers thought $6.99 was too expensive.

Buyers should know that this app has in-app purchases and advertising from the developer, Budge Studios Inc. However, social media links are only accessible behind a parental gate.

Sharon Heuscher   ©2015 Parents' Choice
Sharon holds B.A.s in English Literature and Ancient Studies as well as a B.S. in Psychology. She is currently a masters-level trainee in Clinical Psychology specializing in neurodegenerative diseases. For the past thirteen years, Sharon has focused primarily on raising, educating, and nurturing her five children who range in age from three to thirteen.

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