App Description: This app teaches about patterns using different colors and simple shapes such as squares, circles and triangles. The patterns in the app can be customized from simple, solid colored shapes to complex, patterned shapes. The difficulty level and number of patterns can also be customized based on the age level of the child. This app helps develop reasoning and critical thinking skills through pattern puzzles where the child has to identify and complete the patterns. A cool feature of the app is that you can record your own voice to say the question prompts or success sounds such as “Awesome” or “Good job”. You can also record the prompts in any language that the child understands.
How We Use It: At the Children’s Museum of Houston, we use this app in Cyberchase Poddeville Family Patterns exhibit which has patterns in the form of shapes, colors and numbers. The kids have to identify the sequence and place a beanbag with the correct pattern in the slot. This app comes in handy to identify and practice pattern sequences. Till you get the pattern correct, the app does not move on to the next sequence. After getting a better understanding of how patterns work, the kids are able to understand the exhibit better and complete the patterns on the wall correctly.