“My child has ADHD and he struggles with keeping attention on tasks at home and at school. He loves Jungle Rangers and as a parent, it is so nice to utilize the dashboard and see his progress- it is also nice to see him attend to something for 15 minutes or more!” -- Mother, Winnetka, IL
ifocus Jungle Rangers is a computer software game designed to improve a child’s focus and attention through memory and recall, sequencing and more. Jungle Rangers provides children with interactive characters that teach them the skills needed to play each section of the game. The games are intuitive- the child does not select his own level; the game identifies the player’s ability and advances when he is ready. The games are engaging to children who already enjoy video games, but also inviting to those children who do not typically play them. As an added feature to Jungle Rangers, caregivers can monitor the child’s attention, memory and focus in the dashboard. It records a child’s accuracy, time span, and percentage of correct answers to monitor improvement. Note: CD must be used for each game play. The software only allows up to 5 player profiles with game play results via dashboard. Compatible on Mac and PC.
Approx. Price: $199.95 Box Age Range: 6+ yrs # of Pieces: 1 Washability: Storability: Easy Directions: Simple Play Locations: Indoor Adjustability: Several Adjustable Features Levels of Play: Five or More Levels Batteries: None needed
High Contrasting Colors
Wide Age Range
Provides Auditory Cues
Provides Visual Cues
Includes Activity Guide to Expand Play
Game Variations/Many Levels of Play
Clearly Written Instructions
Incorporates Fundamental Learning Skills
Developmental processes promoted
Memory and Recall
Sorting and Classification
Cause and Effect
Action Concepts e.g. In/Out, Push/Pull, On/Off, Go/Stop
Jungle Rangers provides verbal and visual instruction for each game.
Children receive positive reinforcement from the Jungle Rangers characters for correct answers.
The Jungle Rangers characters have clear speech and intonation. Voices do not sound computerized or robotic.
The game play directions provide enough time for a child to listen, process and respond with an answer.
Jungle Rangers comes in standard and deluxe editions. The deluxe edition includes comprehensive “Focus on Body” and “Focus on Food” kits for more tools to promote attention and focus guided by a caregiver.
The child can read the Jungle Rangers comic book to review characters and learn the different worlds of the game.
Jungle Rangers characters are animated and display body language for children to grasp receptive language and practice expressive language skills through imitation of the characters.
The child can debrief with a caregiver after 30 minutes of play to talk about what they learned with the characters, games, and difficulty levels they encountered.
A caregiver and child can act out the different worlds and characters of Jungle Rangers when not playing the game to encourage speech and language skills and imaginary play.
A caregiver and child can talk about the different characters of Jungle Rangers and explore heroes and villains through discussion.
Visual timers are used on each game that provide the child with the amount of time they have left to play and the amount of objects they have left to conquer in each game.
The instructions are explained and role modeled before playing each game in Jungle Rangers.
The game instructions included in the software case provide “go-to” information to play Jungle Rangers.
Jungle Rangers uses the arrow keys and the space bar as primary navigational tools for game play. (The M, P, + and – keys are used as well, but less frequently) .
Jungle Rangers is intuitive as it accommodates the child’s level of game play not allowing them to select a level that is too easy or too hard. The program automatically provides the right amount of challenge without frustrating or boring the child and keeping him fully engaged.
The Jungle Rangers game provides 3 different worlds to explore with Span Tasks, Continuous Performance Tasks (CPT) and N-Back Tasks to explore in each world.
A minimal reading level is needed to play Jungle Rangers.
Jungle Rangers promotes memory and recall, focus and attention, and sequencing during play.
Jungle Rangers software comes with six easy-to-follow steps for installation on a PC or Mac.
Play duration is based on a child’s ability, interest and attention. Focus Education’s recommendation is to play for 30 minutes/day for best results in promoting focus and attention.
The Jungle Rangers games can be repeated, reinforcing learning through repetition.
Hands-on approach to learning encourages children to focus and attend while learning through play.
Each Jungle Rangers CD can host up to 5 players with a dashboard for game play results that can engage children in learning on their own, individual game play level.
Jungle Rangers game play may be possible to incorporate into a child’s Individualized Education Program (IEP) at school.
Jungle Rangers is teaching the child “brain exercises” to help improve his attention and focus unlike a typical video game that may cause him to “zone out”.
During the initial play of each game, the “esc” button and M (map) key cannot be used until all the directions are given.
The child has to occasionally use two hands to play Jungle Rangers - for example, jump using the spacebar while pressing the arrow keys to direct.