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Teddy the Panda

Quality
Entertainment
Value
Child Friendliness
Summary
Come hang out with Teddy the Panda and guide him around his bedroom to discover the fun activities and other surprises hidden inside.
3.9

App Info

Price: $1.99
AppStore User Rating:
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Overview

Come to a play day at Teddy the Panda’s house. Teddy is ready to show kids his room and all of the fun activities they can enjoy while there. Kids can dress Teddy up, play with his toys, and even watch him jump on his bed. They use their fingers to tell him where to go and what to do. The app moves a little slowly at times, especially when loading activities, but kids will still enjoy exploring Teddy’s room.

Features include:

  • Follows child’s finger
  • Multiple activities
  • Cute panda bear
  • Happy background music

Quality

When they open the app, kids are introduced to Teddy the Panda. He is a friendly panda who waves to kids. A button with question marks in the left-hand corner directs kids to use their fingers to move Teddy in different directions. The app responds quickly to a child’s touch, but is a bit too sensitive. At times kids may struggle to move Teddy exactly where they want. They’ll also find that when they tap on an object, such as the wind-up mouse, giant ball, or stairs, that the app lags a little. Kids will keep trying to get Teddy to move while the activity is loading, leading to a bit of frustration. Once the activities load, they work fairly well and it is easy to tap on the x to end the activity and move on to something else.

Education

This app is not being rated for education.

Entertainment

As kids move Teddy the Panda around the room, they can interact with him in a variety of ways. In addition to simply poking and tickling Teddy, kids can dress him up, flip through his photo album, and even watch him jump on his bed. A few activities are more interactive than others. For example, kids can send Teddy up to his bed and watch him jump, which is not very interactive, or head to the closet where they can dress Teddy up in different shirts, hats, mustaches, and other accessories. Some of the activities are a bit hard to find, so kids will have to spend some time exploring the app to discover all of the fun little tricks and fun activities Teddy has to offer.

Value

Teddy the Panda does not have any real educational value and lacks a bit of the quality adults might expect from an app in this price range. It is, however, somewhat entertaining for kids.

Child Friendliness

A “For Parents” button appears at the bottom of the app when it is first opened, but it disappears once kids start playing with Teddy. This section, which is protected by a parental lock, contains a link to the app’s Facebook page and more apps. The parental content requires an Internet connection, at times it fails to load even when one is present.

  • Protected parent area (can contain external links & social media)
  • NO external links
  • NO social media
  • NO 3rd party ads
  • NO in-app purchase

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Also, unlike other apps on the site, we do not review or screen Free App Friday apps, so PLEASE check the app out before you hand them off to your children.

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This week Educational Apps outnumber other categories like always.
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So go and download some apps, and always remember to leave us and the developers a note if you like what you download.

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When you download a free app, you get the updates free even when the app turns to paid. If you delete the app, you can redownload the app for free. App store policies may change, but this is correct as of this date.

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This week Educational Apps outnumber other categories like always.
With over 25 planned on going free, there are plenty of apps to choose from. We’ll update the post throughout the day, so don’t forget to come back – some apps stay free all weekend.

So go and download some apps, and always remember to leave us and the developers a note if you like what you download.

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Also, unlike other apps on the site, we do not review or screen Free App Friday apps, so PLEASE check the app out before you hand them off to your children.

When you download a free app, you get the updates free even when the app turns to paid. If you delete the app, you can redownload the app for free. App store policies may change, but this is correct as of this date.

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This week Educational Apps outnumber other categories like always.
With over 25 planned on going free, there are plenty of apps to choose from. We’ll update the post throughout the day, so don’t forget to come back – some apps stay free all weekend.

So go and download some apps, and always remember to leave us and the developers a note if you like what you download.

Enjoy!

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About Free App Friday

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Also, unlike other apps on the site, we do not review or screen Free App Friday apps, so PLEASE check the app out before you hand them off to your children.

When you download a free app, you get the updates free even when the app turns to paid. If you delete the app, you can redownload the app for free. App store policies may change, but this is correct as of this date.

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This week Fun & Game Apps outnumber other categories amazingly.

With over 25 planned on going free, there are plenty of apps to choose from. We’ll update the post throughout the day, so don’t forget to come back – some apps stay free all weekend.

So go and download some apps, and always remember to leave us and the developers a note if you like what you download.

Enjoy!

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Leave a comment and tell us your favorite free app from today for a chance to win an App Store Gift Certificate. Winner will be announced on Monday.

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Also, unlike other apps on the site, we do not review or screen Free App Friday apps, so PLEASE check the app out before you hand them off to your children.

When you download a free app, you get the updates free even when the app turns to paid. If you delete the app, you can redownload the app for free. App store policies may change, but this is correct as of this date.

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This week Educational Apps outnumber other categories like always.

With over 25 planned on going free, there are plenty of apps to choose from. We’ll update the post throughout the day, so don’t forget to come back – some apps stay free all weekend.

So go and download some apps, and always remember to leave us and the developers a note if you like what you download.

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About Free App Friday

The apps on Free App Friday are free at the time we publish, but sometimes they turn paid throughout the day. We try to remove apps that become paid again ON Friday, but just remember that the App Store price is always the price you will be charged.

Also, unlike other apps on the site, we do not review or screen Free App Friday apps, so PLEASE check the app out before you hand them off to your children.

When you download a free app, you get the updates free even when the app turns to paid. If you delete the app, you can redownload the app for free. App store policies may change, but this is correct as of this date.

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When it comes to learning the basics, I find it’s sometimes best to bundle them into one kid-friendly app for the best effect. The new Writing My First … 5-in-1 app combines lessons on colors, letters, numbers, shapes and positions, and even contains a fun drawing board for kids where color and creativity combine.

While the app is entirely kid-friendly with no advertisements and zero outside links or inappropriate social networking content, it is a bit simple in my opinion. The number and letter learning interfaces are the best in the bunch. The app includes a number song and a letter song (a bit favorite with the kiddos) and has leveled practice so that kids can learn the basics for writing each in a structured manner with plenty of help.

However, I expected the cool features in those two interfaces to apply to the rest of the app. Unfortunately the colors, positions and shapes portions do not include any sound. I expected at least that the app would announce them aloud or have an option for kids to hear the words.

The app is also a bit buggy. In the positions area, for example, the thumbnail images for “in front of” and “in” are switched. So touching “in” brings up a larger image of “in front of” and vice versa. The app also force closed on me and the kids several times. It didn’t take much to trigger this, and we were working on an iPad 2 with the latest software version.

With all those little errors, it’s even harder to swallow the app’s price. Coming in at $9.99, I certainly expected a bit more content and a bit more quality. If it had a lower price, I’d consider giving the app a slightly higher score, since the number and letter learning interfaces are so smart, with guided practice and practice sheets that take the place of wasteful paper sheets.

Bottom line

Writing My First … 5-in-1 is a smart app for teaching kids how to write letters and numbers, but it could use a bit of work and a serious slash in prices.

We provide the first “all-in-one” amazing iPad app for kids, toddlers and preschoolers! Professionally designed and developed with preschool teachers in mind.

This app will provide a full complete 5in1 app for teaching a huge amount of activities for your kids. Our primary goal is “Tracing Activities” and “Fine Motor Skills”.

Writing My First…

✔… Introduces the letters (alphabet) and numbers.
✔… Learn to draw by tracing over step by step templates (Letters & Numbers).
✔… Very intuitive and easy to use interface.
✔… Combined color pallet.
✔… Blank pages to practice freehand drawing.
✔… Friendly songs and sound effects.
✔… Building confidence with drawing and art in any age group!

Made For…:
✔… Age group 2 to 10+.

Learning Skills:
✔… Art and creativity, right brain thinking.
✔… Basic building blocks of a drawing.
✔… Fine motor skills for younger audience.

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When it comes to building reading skills, I can’t get enough apps in my kids hands. The new Sight Words with Word Bingo app puts more than 140 words together in one app, and makes learning them fun. Let’s see if it passes my parent test.
The Good
There are definitely some good things about the Sight Words 2 app. The word variety is pretty good. It breaks words into two categories: first and second grade, and does a solid job of following educational standards. The app’s Word Tour section allows kiddos to hear and see words spelled out. Once the learning is complete, it’s on to the app’s word games for lots of practice and reinforcement.
Find n Shoot, Unscramble, Memory Game and Bingo all feature an easy and hard level. And there’s even a Red Words section where you can flag trouble word for easy review.
The Bad
Unfortunately, there are a few downsides to the app. First and foremost, there are two links on the app’s main page that lead out of the app, a big red flag for me and mine. The graphics are a bit basic and uninspiring. Also, my kiddos ran into a few errors in the app. After playing the Unscramble game for a little while, the app’s audio gave out, making it very hard to hear the word the game was asking them to unscramble. I had to force close the game a few times to fix the issue. The app also closed itself when we hit the home button once or twice. And that was all before they’d even been playing very long.
Bottom line
For $1.99 the Sight Words 2 is a fair value. With a few adjustments and updates it could be something special. Great for word practice, with a little supervision.

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Introducing Sight Words 2 with Word Bingo and 5 built-in games! All new words in this comprehensive Sight Words app with multiple games, including Word Bingo! This app is designed to educate and entertain 1st and 2nd graders, Pre-Schoolers, Kindergarteners!

FEATURES INCLUDE:

★ 1st and 2nd grade levels
★ Professional voiceovers for excellent auditory learning
★ 5 built-in games for playful learning
★ Hard and easy levels of difficulty for games
★ All new Word Bingo!
★ Superb memory building with memory game!
★ Adfree – No interruptions

Learning Sight Words has never been so much fun! Using all touch features which kids love with playful sounds and professionally recorded voiceovers, this is a complete learning experience for any child who is beginning to learn Sight Words or looking to enhance vocabulary and memory. Regular Price: 1.99

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Want a fun new way to teach your little one classic children’s songs? The new CookieCoo Dancing Star app combines fun kid’s tunes, cute dancing characters and rhythm gameplay for a bright and shiny app that’s a ton of fun.

In CookieCoo Dancing Star, your child will be able to tap along to songs. Choose from three difficulties (easy, normal and hard) or let your little one sing along and enjoy the show in watch mode. You can even customize which instrument they tap on and which character dances along. It’s pretty darn cute, and my kids loved the characters instantly.

The CookieCoo Dancing Star app comes with three classic songs: Hokey Pokey, Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes, and This is the Way We Wash Our Face. It also has 12 additional songs and a whole other album of 15 songs that are coming soon. Unfortunately, each set of three songs costs an additional $.99 to unlock. That raises a few red flags in my book.

For starters, that means the app has a ton of links to buy additional content. It also means that it’s going to cost you at least five dollars to unlock all the current content, and another $5 when the new album comes out. While CookieCoo Dancing Star is a really cute application and the concept is cool, I just don’t see it meriting that much of an investment. A lot of these songs are featured in educational morning shows, or you could easily teach them to your little one yourself.

I could see the value in this app increase if you were focusing on teaching your little one about rhythm, or grooming a future drummer from the age of 2. Otherwise, I just don’t see it having the staying power to justify the price, at least for my family.

Bottom line

CookieCoo Dancing Star is well crafted and full of cartoon fun, but the price tag and links to in-app purchases bring its star score down a bit.

Entertain and educate little ones with this musically mesmerizing rhythm game sensation!

CookieCoo Dancing Star teaches kids to sing and play along with a variety of popular, educational children’s songs. With a variety of instruments to choose from, and a troupe of five cuddly, silly dancers to accompany the songs, children will fall in love with this game, and parents will too!

CookieCoo Dancing Star is designed to be easy for little hands to get the hang of, and is appropriate for a wide range of ages. Children can play at different difficulty levels, by themselves or with a parent, or they can simply enjoy watching the CookieCoo dancing stars dance and sing. There are plenty of popular songs to choose from, and many more are on the way!

Features:

-Child-friendly interface

-Watch mode for those who aren’t ready to play along yet

-Easy, Medium, and Hard difficulty levels

-Friendly, positive feedback—no frustration!
Regular Price: $.99

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Morotobi’s Adventure is an interactive book available on the iPad and iPhone. In some ways, the main character could be compared to Bart Simpson (from The Simpsons TV series) or SpongeBob (TV series). This app does contain what I would consider to be crude behavior for kids. I would suggest that you review this app prior to handing it over to your children.

The storyline of the app is a hodgepodge of fairy tales and can seem a bit choppy in places and ends with an unexpected conclusion. There are plenty of interactive objects throughout the story; some with surprising results. The developers have done a good job of providing clues to guide you through the various methods of interacting with the objects. In some cases you will tilt the device; others require you to touch or drag the objects.

Colorful illustrations, appropriate music and sounds help the reader become immersed into the story. The monsters may be a bit scary for some kids; especially at bedtime so I would not recommend this as a bedtime read.

A great amount of work has obviously been put into the menu, which appears on the main screen and can be accessed anytime during the story. The menu contains buttons for an in-app help, home, search (thumbnails of each page), bookmark, memo, narration (on/off) and language (Korean or English). The bookmark feature allows you to bookmark pages; the pages will appear in the index as bookmarked. Another unique feature is the ability to add memos to each page. Page navigation, while reading the story, has invisible buttons in the lower left and right corners, instead of swiping to turn the pages.

At the end of the story you will find a few discussion questions. These questions are good discussion starters being the story covers things such as being teased because of your name and good vs. evil.

Suggestions for the developer:

Change the age range of the app in iTunes to be at least 9+; some content is not appropriate for younger kids and parents should be advised of this upfront.

Remove the Facebook, website and e-mail buttons from the end of the story. It is preferred that buttons like that either be removed from the app or hidden away where the child cannot press them being they take the child out of the app.

Bottom line

Morotobi’s Adventure is an interactive storybook with great navigational features.
Morotobi’s Adventure is an interactive story book replete with a sweet sense of humor, bright graphics, and a compelling narrative. Follow little Morotobi on a one of a kind adventure, and participate at every stage along the way! This fanciful, whimsy-filled storybook is a wonderful way to teach the delights of reading, made more exciting by the book’s delightful animation and vibrant color. Regular Price: 0

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GeoPop Global Challenge by SleekGeek was in the top 15 in our Readers’ Favorite Geography apps.

GeoPop is a challenging world geography app designed for ages 9 and older. This highly customizable, iPad only, app starts out colorful, in the beginning level, but then the developer has creatively used color in the harder levels to add to the difficulty of the levels as all of the countries look similar, even the water is a similar shade of color as the countries.

The app has three levels of difficulty, easy, normal and challenge; easy quizzes only on location of countries, normal and challenge quiz on geography, landmarks, culture, history, sports and current events. Hint and skip buttons are available, if needed. A button to turn music on or off is on every screen so that music can be muted at anytime throughout the app.

The number of questions to be quizzed on and the duration of the quiz are customizable. There are five options, with values of 15-50, for the number of questions that will be in the quiz; and four options, with values of 60-180 seconds, for how many seconds you will be given to answer the number of questions.

If you are feeling a bit competitive, high scores are tracked, allowing the user to enter their name at the end of the quiz.

Moving around the World, to find the applicable country, while answering the questions is easy; and the ability to zoom in or out is available. All continents, except Antarctica, are included, but NOT all countries within each continent are included.

Suggestions for the developer:

Add a learning level for beginners; include learning just the continents and then progress to learning the countries in one continent at a time, or at least provide that as an option.

For all levels, after three or four tries provide the option of showing where the country is.

Include all of the countries within the continents; there should be one, if not two, questions for every country in the World.

Bottom line

GeoPop Global Challenge is a reasonably priced, challenging world geography app for ages 9+, but falls behind some of the other geography apps that we’ve reviewed.
GeoPop Global Challenge is an addictive new geography game from SleekGeek, makers or teacher-created educational apps.

GeoPop is designed for true beginners who are just figuring out which Korea is North Korea, to the mad “Geo Freaks” who can spout off what the indigenous languages of Paraguay are without blinking and everyone in between.

Children and adults can choose from three levels of difficulty and test your knowledge of all things international, from soccer, to coup d’etats, from ancient history to the latest events that shape this crazy planet we call home.

Scroll and Zoom around on the iPad ‘s incredibly easy to use interface while feeding your brain’s desire for dopamine with GeoPop, and soon you’ll be impressing everyone with your crazy geographical facts!

GeoPop features hundreds of questions that touch all continents as well as relevant hints to help you pin point the right country before the clock runs out.

Rated 9+ for the following: Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes

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Kid-Capsule lets you create, keep and share your precious moments with ease, thanks to the app’s straightforward user interface and multiple sharing options.

Keeping a baby book can be a lot of work, not to mention time consuming. That’s why I love apps like Kid-Capsule. It makes keeping track of the important things a little easier as time goes whooshing by, especially during those first few busy years.

How to Use It

To use Kid-Capsule you’ll create a profile for each child in your family, recording their name, date of birth, hair color and other important details. Then the fun begins. You can record children’s weight, height, delivery method, location and even your doctor and hospital information.

In the events tab you can use the app’s categories to commemorate your child’s progress, from their first steps and words to their friends, vacations and artistic endeavors. Or, of course, you can create custom headings and save anything you please.

All of the sections of Kid-Capsule support importing and attaching pictures and videos. So not only can you record written details and dates, you have a super easy way to organize photos alongside milestones.

Our Favorite Things About Kid-Capsule

Two features really stand out about this app. One is the intuitive search function. As you use Kid-Capsule, it’s going to start holding a lot of precious data. Finding it is never more than a simple search away. We did have a little bit of a responsiveness issue with this though, but more about that in a minute.

We also really love the sharing options in this app. Not only can you send fun scrapbook style pages with videos, photos, event details and more via email and to other Kid-Capsule users, you can actually post events directly to Facebook, as long as you aren’t trying to share a video.

Functionality Issues

While using and navigating Kid-Capsule is relatively easy, we did have a little problem with the app’s responsiveness. Specifically, when you are looking at a video or picture and want to use the search function it doesn’t always work. It also doesn’t let you use the button to change from the photo area to the video section. This was the only big problem we encountered while running the app on the latest version of iOS on an iPhone 4 and on an iPad 2.

Bottom line

Some of this app’s features are wonderful, such as the sharing options and the search function, but does have a bug or two and we wish it exported data as easily opened files.

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Kumon Uppercase ABCs is a letter tracing app designed to help children learn to recognize and write uppercase letters. Built in visual and audio cues are great for language reinforcement, and a fun matching game helps keep the app interesting.

The Good

This app is all about the positive reinforcement, even if your child makes a mistake while drawing a letter. A kind word and a little encouragement can go a long way, especially with sensitive children, so I particularly appreciated the effort to keep it positive in Kumon Uppercase ABCs.

Repetition is an extremely useful educational tool, especially for pre-k learners, and this app has children draw each letter three times, with less support for each attempt. Kumon Uppercase ABCs also gives you the option of letting children learn letters alphabetically, in a random order or in a difficulty scaled Kumon method, which I highly recommend.

Diligent practice is rewarded with fun, occasionally interactive pictures of items starting with each letter. If kids complete each letter successfully three times they earn a customizable certificate of completion. That was a big hit in my family, and is a sure way to keep kids engaged.

Kumon Uppercase ABCs has a second section that quizzes kids on the sounds letters make, another important educational building block. We made this a group activity and tried to find items in the house that started with the sound we were guessing to keep it lively, to fabulous results.

The Not So Good

Some of the app’s iTunes reviewers expressed concerns about the app’s practical application, since it has children trace with their finger instead of write freehand or on lined paper. I think using a stylus might help improve the app’s effectiveness at teaching children how to actually write letters.

On several letters the interactive pictures stop responding after the first motion or touch, and the kids had a few problems with the letter “M” and a few others being super sensitive if they even got close to the edges of the trace area, which was frustrating.

I also noticed that if you exit the matching section the game will continue to play in the background, reading the next letter matching scenario automatically. It doesn’t last for long, but the audio was a bit confusing to the kids. At about $4 Kumon Uppercase ABCs won’t break the bank, although it is a bit pricier than some other letter tracing apps we’ve looked at.

Bottom line

This app utilizes some seriously smart educational techniques but is a bit rough around the edges.

There are many apps for teaching young kids letter writing, but ours is unique. First, we illustrate the proper stroke order and method of writing each letter through an animation. Then letters are traced by the child 3 times, each time with one less set of guidelines, until the child is writing the letter by him or herself. Second, our app features the unique Kumon order, in which letters are mastered in order of simplicity. Our app also includes interactive illustrations for each letter, a sound game so kids can learn to associate the proper sound with each letter, and lots of other interactive and design elements to make the app fun and effective. Regular Price: $3.99

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Math (Grade K) is an iPad only math app. Its design is basic, clean and easy to use. There are three sections available; addition, subtraction and comparison. Addition is part of the free download; subtraction and comparison are available through separate in-app purchases.

As I reviewed this app I found I had many unanswered questions, questions that would typically be answered by looking at the iTunes description or in the in-app help. However, in this case neither was possible. Rohit, from the developer’s Kindergarten Math Team, was great about replying to my questions. The California State Standards are the standards being used as a guide in the development of the app content, and, according to Rohit, at the higher section levels, they are exceeding the standards.

Each quiz is a timed set of 10 math problems. Again, according to the developer, they tell me there are 10 levels in the addition and subtraction sections and six in the comparison section. The user needs to answer a certain number of questions before progressing to the next level; meaning they may need to pass three quizzes with 90% or higher.

One feature I really liked in this app is the ability to see the quiz results at the end of each quiz and to go back and review the detailed results of previous quizzes. Not only can you see the number of correct or incorrect answers, but you can see which questions were asked, how they were answered and, if incorrect, what the correct answer should have been. Unfortunately, the app is designed for a single user and there is not an option to clear the results. Rohit, from the development team, tells me that these two features are in the plans for future upgrades.

Suggestions for improvement:

  • Provide more details in the iTunes description or an in-app Help section; app information is too vague, such as the number of levels per section; which state’s standards were used in the design of the app; passing criteria, as it is now, a child could become frustrated not passing the level after answering all questions in a quiz correctly.
  • Make this a multi-user app; currently can only use for one child.
  • Add the ability to clear quiz results at some point.

Bottom-line: Good start to a quality math app; needs more work before it can be considered a five-star math app.

Improve your child’s math skills with our Math App for Kindergarten. Based on State Board Mathematics Standards. We increase the level of difficulty as students master easier problems. See detailed results of every quiz

Regular Price: Free

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Dress Up For Girls: Holiday is a universal app that will provide your child with hours of entertainment. This app is a free download, with one in-app purchase to unlock all of the themes. The free version includes the New Year’s theme, which in itself could keep your child busy for quite a while.

Themes available with the in-app purchase are Easter, Halloween, St. Patrick’s Day and Christmas. In each theme, your child can customize the virtual girl by changing the hairstyles, clothes (tops, bottoms, and dresses), accessories (shoes, purses, necklaces, bracelets, hats, headbands, sunglasses, masks and earrings) and skin tone.

Dress Up For Girls: Holiday is best described as a virtual Barbie; all of her clothing and accessories included. The best part is that you can easily take this anywhere; without the fear of losing any accessories or having to pick them up when your child is done playing!

Warning to parents, this app may contain content that is inappropriate for younger users; some of the outfits are a bit suggestive. This is one area I would like to see the developer change; either change the age range or the clothing.

Other suggestions would be to have the option of background music and interactive objects.

Bottom-line: Dress Up for Girls: Holiday is a good app for the fashion diva at your house.

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The latest way to reinforce Dolch sight words isn’t just another spelling game, it’s Sight Words Hangman, a fun language learning app from Marcel Widarto. This twist on classic hangman gives children a chance to commit 250 of the most common words in the English language to memory.

These common words, otherwise known as sight words because children must learn to recognize them by sight, are integral to developing successful literacy skills. Fun graphics and a peppy soundtrack help keep the learning process interesting.

The game begins when one of 27 word lists is selected. The words on the list are randomized in a game of hangman with ten rounds. The app announces the word and asks your child to identify the correct word from a list of four. If they tap the wrong word they’ll hear the correct word aloud again, and the poor hanging fellow begins to appear. Children are allowed to make five mistakes, if they make a sixth mistake the round is over.

Word lists are sequential, getting a bit more advanced as you play, so it might be best to start at the beginning with words like “go” and “you” before progressing on to “trouble” and “laughter.” I really loved the fact that the app has a few seasonal themed word lists. Currently there is one for Halloween and another for Thanksgiving. These lists were big hits with my clan since the celebrations were fresh in the kids’ minds.

One thing about this app was a bit annoying. It constantly asks you to turn up the volume to at least 75 percent. I don’t know about you, but that’s way too loud for my household, especially if the littler ones are asleep. Besides, the game’s narrator is extremely well spoken and easy to understand, and there’s a handy repeat button in case your kid needs to hear the word again. But, like clockwork, every single time you navigate back to the home screen a volume advisory shows up. Frankly it’s annoying and completely unnecessary.

I’d also love to see a detailed report option or other parent-friendly features. There is a score card at the end of each round, but it’s not particularly detailed.

Bottom line

Sight Words Hangman is effective for language reinforcement, has an attractive price tag and is truly universal. If they got rid of that frustrating volume alert I’d like it even more.

The Sight Words Hangman is an app that is designed to help kids between the ages of 5-7 learn their sight words by playing a simple game of hangman. The app is simple and very easy to use. The app uses high quality recording by a professional voice actor so each sight word is clear and easily understood unlike other apps that use text to speech API resulting in robotic sounding words. Regular Price: .99

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TJ’s Picture Dictionary is a fun way to introduce children to new words. Utilizing a three-pronged educational approach, this iPad app lets kids see, hear and learn about 175 basic terms, from circus to dad and the number five.

After an introductory page with a few fun promotional videos, the app displays thumbnail pictures and their corresponding words, making good use of the iPad’s expansive screen. Every time your child touches a picture a window pops up with a larger version of the picture. A corresponding sound plays immediately, then the app’s narrators tell your children a little bit about the item. The sound plays again, and your child can either close the box (although the close button is a bit small for my liking) or tap any other picture to keep going.

This app was a big hit with the toddlers in my house. They loved the bright pictures and touching their favorites over and over to hear the sound they make. They also loved the intro videos on the app’s main page, one is a fun alphabet song and the other introduces kids to TJ and Pals, a group of animated school supplies who sing and dance and generally act adorably. Unfortunately TJ and Pals only appear one more time in the app, under the “Pals” entry, and each of the videos end in a promotional pitch for the TJ and Pals website.

TJ’s Picture Dictionary is well made and a lot of fun. I do wish it didn’t have so many links that lead out of the app (there’s a link to the TJ’s World app, which is free, on all the main app pages).

Bottom line

Despite a few self-promoting features, the TJ’s Picture Dictionary is a big hit with the kids and great for developing basic verbal and written cognition for common words.

TJ’S PICTURE DICTIONARY is a fun way for children to learn and understand word definitions. When you tap on any picture in the dictionary – it immediately enlarges, with a defining sound effect! Kids love it!

TJ’S PICTURE DICTIONARY has 175 INTRODUCTORY WORDS – all clearly defined in alphabetical order.

TJ’S PICTURE DICTIONARY – a fun way of learning what words mean – by seeing, reading, and hearing!

Regular Price: .99

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Join Little Zee on her quest to save Yellow Bright, a magical sunflower that all the bees are after. In this magical children’s game your little one will have to have awfully quick fingers to make it through all the dangers that lie ahead.

Little Zee is broken into ten different levels and each level has ten rounds, for a total of 100 stages. That’s a whole lotta game play, even for a little one. To play Little Zee your child must tap the flying bugs that try to steal Yellow Bright’s petals. Each bee requires a different number of taps: one tap to defeat tiny red Pollen, two taps for slow, green Larvae and three taps for gigantic, brown and yellow Nectar. Consider it a sneaky math lesson tucked into a game that’s challenging but fun.

The game is a bit light on the educational side, but the coordination and dexterity practice is undeniable. This game gets a little faster and a little harder as your child plays so it may look easy to start but don’t let the game fool you. Staggered difficulty makes the game suitable for kids of all ages once it’s unlocked, but older children might find the intro levels a bit too boring to hang around. Little Zee is also entirely kid friendly with zero ads and no outside links.

Bottom line

Little Zee is a fun game with an attractive price and a peppy soundtrack that’s slow to start.

In a magical kingdom TeddyLand, live a Happy TeddyBear name Little Zee. Little Zee has been deemed the chosen one. She must save YellowBright, the last living sunflower in TeddyLand.

YellowBright has 6 Magical Petals that needs your protection. If the bees touch YellowBright a Petal will be lost. If 6 petals are lost, YellowBright could be destroyed forever and Little Zee will loose her homeland.

The Dark Lords, Nectar and Pollen once arch enemies have join forces with the Queen, Larvae to capture YellowBright magical petals. They have unleashed a army of angry bees to attack and destroy YellowBright.

You must, should you take this challenge destroy the evil forces that have risen and help Little Zee save YellowBright.

Simple and easy (wink wink)till they really start buzzzzz’n fast

Simply TAP to kill…
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Red Wasp “Pollen” Tap 1 time
Green/Yellow Bee “Larvae” Tap 2 Times
Fat BumbleBee “Nectar” Tap 3 times
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Regular Price: .99cents

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This delightful interactive eBook immerses your children in the world of Hiding Hannah, a little girl who loves to hide everything. Nothing is safe, from the remote to herself, much to the chagrin of Hannah’s mother and father. But don’t worry about them, they have a few tricks of their own.

I quickly found an audience who loved to play Hannah’s hiding game. This is the kind of book that will earn a permanent place on your iPhone. Each scene is full of interactive items and, with the help of narrator Tom Kenny (kids might recognize him from Spongebob Squarepants) your child will quickly become engrossed finding the hidden items.

Every time your little one reads Hiding Hannah, the hiding places will change. So the story is always a little different, and your child will always have fun guessing where Hannah is hiding.

The story itself is rather brief. There are just 12 pages and very little text, obviously intended for a younger audience. But the context, animation and games are extremely charming. Young children will find the app delightful and ask to read it again and again. At least that’s what happened in my house.

Bottom line

Hiding Hannah is a lot of fun and completely kid-friendly, intended for an audience 2 and up, with a middle ground price tag.

Hiding Hannah is an interactive book for children aged 2 and up.

Nothing could stop Hannah from hiding. Not food (well, maybe certain snacks), or even TV (well, maybe her favorite show, Sock Monkey Dance Party). Whether she’s hiding herself or household items, she always has a blast.

And your child will have a blast as well looking for whatever Hannah hides. With 12 fun-filled pages and hiding places that change each time, it will be a different experience every time your child reads it!

Narrated by Tom Kenny (voice of TV’s Spongebob Squarepants), and illustrated by Sesame Workshop digital media artist Melanie McCall, Hiding Hannah is full of charming interactive features and will quickly become a household favorite.

View the trailer here:

Regular Price: 1.99

Available in the App Store

Capture the fun of drawing on a mist filled surface with Misty Baby. Consider yourself warned: the second I gave this app to my young niece and nephew I knew I wouldn’t be getting my iPhone back any time soon.

Misty Baby comes with several preloaded images of babies and a selection of audio tracks of babies cooing, laughing, crying and otherwise doing what babies do. The fun of this app comes when your little one starts touching the screen, rubbing away the mist to reveal the picture underneath. As they wipe away the film, the baby in the picture begins to make sounds. I defy anyone to try not to smile and laugh while that happens. It’s just too cute for words.

The app’s input options are customizable, and, happily, so are the photos and recordings. Misty Baby is really special because you can use photos from your camera roll (or take a new one on the spot) and create custom recordings. Now your child can wipe away the mist to reveal friends, relatives or even their own face. The results are priceless.

Misty Baby is an interesting new way to keep the photos of your loved ones close to you, and integrate a little bit of fun into the images. It’s also rather soothing to swipe away the mist, just like a window on a chilly morning.

For a limited time Misty Baby is available for free in the iTunes app store. You have nothing to lose by trying this adorable app.

Bottom line

Misty Baby is extremely customizable and fun for kids (big and small). It’s also a stellar value and the sharing options are a nice touch.

Brief Description:
“Misty Baby is an iPhone application which fills the unlimited fun on the iPhone. The Baby is completely filled with early morning mist (so you cant identify baby),
but when you rub the mist and touch baby body, when you tickle me… be ready to hear baby cute voice… Baby will laugh, giggle, weep, some time talk with my funny voice…
Also you can control the water drops over baby body using the Accelerometer, record your own voice, add the photos, more fun with giggle and chorus features, adjust water drops.”

FEW FEATURES:

Just rub the mist on the body of the cute baby and start hearing the cute baby voice.
Chorus and giggle features makes the surrounding more fun.
Add the photos and set as background. Record the voice and play along.
Shake the device to fill the mist, it fills as if its real mist.
Ultimate mist graphics, you just feel your device as another wintery season glass.
Make your device max use – Muti touch, Micro phone, camera, accelerometer, speakers

Regular Price: $0.99

Available in the App Store

Kids can create and save fun coloring book scenes with the Coloring For Kids iPhone app. This app boasts a kid-friendly user interface and a wide selection of images for hours of coloring fun.

Scenes are organized by topic. Choose from nature, insects, animals, birds, transport, people, fantasy, sea life and teddy bears. This wide variety of images ensues your child will find something to their liking in the app.

Kids color with a touch. There is no color fill option, making this a more authentic coloring experience than you might find elsewhere. Coloring For Kids supports three different input sizes, erasing and a save option that puts your child’s colorful creations right in your camera roll for easy sharing.

The app is quite simple, and obviously intended to for a young audience. There is not a direct share option in the app, a good thing if you have young children who might bombard social networks or your contacts with coloring scenes.

Parental Heads Up

While the app is free to download, it only gives you free access to nine coloring pages. The rest of the app’s content is locked until you make an in-app purchase of $1.99. This purchase can be easily triggered by touching any locked image, and there are tons of them.

If your child likes the app prepare to spend the $1.99 to allow them to really enjoy it. Otherwise it may be more frustrating than fun.

Bottom line

Coloring For Kids is definitely worth a try, and you can take it for a test drive without spending a dime. Recommended for kids ages 3 to 12.

Kids love coloring. Keep your kids busy for hours and enhance their creativity at the same time. Learning with fun. Their finger becomes the paintbrush.

A child can simply replicate the colors from the reference image or use his/her imagination to fill in new colors. All the more fun for a kid.

* Totally Free to try out.
* Best for kids between 3-12 years.

Why kids will love this app?
– Cute and attractive images to keep a child hooked.
– 9 categories and 100 images to choose from.
– Change colors with a finger touch.
– Ability to save completed pictures.

Why parents will love this app?
– Kids will be busy for hours coloring and enjoying themselves.
– Kids will learn to recognize animals, birds, and many other things from the pictures and names provided.
– Kids will develop an interest in drawing and painting. Who knows, your kid may turn out to be a born artist.
– No chances of color spills on the floor or color stains on walls :-)

Regular Price: 0

Available in the App Store

Monkey and the Crocodile is a classic Indian folk tale brought into the modern age as a wonderfully illustrated, bilingual app.

There are many elements about this app that I like including Hindi and English narration, night-time mode, animal facts and a parent-child comprehension activity.

There is also a lot of room for improvement in this app. Some standard eBook features are missing (auto play, word highlighting) and other features are not well integrated. For example, I loved the reading comprehension element – as it is something that many children struggle with – however it is buried at the end of the book with no direct link from the home screen.

Voiceover Echo

One of my biggest issues with the app is the echoing sound on the voice over which I found very distracting.

Improvements?

Firstly, redo the voiceover! I would like to see the Hindi narration with Hindi text, or at least the option of English or Hindi. For “Animal Fun Facts” there could be an indication of how many facts were found with some kind of reward. Finally, add a quick way of getting to the parent-child comprehension activity from the home screen.

Bottomline

Monkey and the Crocodile is a solid retelling of a classic Panchatantra story, but a few tweaks would make it a much better app.

Niyaa brings to you classic bilingual Indian folk tales that have been retold by generations and are packed with ancient wisdom. We unfold the memorable Panchatantra classic of the Monkey and the Crocodile that will be your child’s favorite for ages. The story is kid-friendly, bilingual, simple and enjoyable. Drop us a note at niyaanet@gmail.com if you would like to hear this story or any other in your language.

★ Ranked #2 and #3 in Top Paid Education Apps in Indian App Store (Aug 3 & Aug 2 2011)
★ Featured in the What’s Hot in the Indian App Store

Key features
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– Attractive and engaging illustrations keeping kids in mind
– App for all ages – babies can listen using sleep mode, toddler can view and listen and preschoolers can learn and interact
– Animated voices bringing the story to life
– Easy to read along text for our budding readers
– A story with a moral
– Hunt down all the animal facts on the fun and interactive animal page.
– Proven touch screen learning tools to promote hand eye coordination in kids
– Sleep mode
– Bilingual narration in English and Hindi
– App is free of ads, in app purchases as well as clickable links to the internet

Available in the App Store

“Sometimes appearance does not really mater.” Join David as he learns the important lesson in the Clown Dress-Up eBook app for iPhone and iPad. For a limited time enjoy this charming eBook app for the discounted price of $.99.Do you remember the first time you saw a clown? At first the big shoes, crazy colors and wacky clothes might have surprised or even scared you. That’s what happens to David. But, leaving a brave kitty on guard duty, David’s mom helps him learn that there’s nothing to be afraid of. In fact, clowns can be a lot of fun.

The lesson of tolerance and acceptance is so important for our children to learn. This colorful eBook teaches those lessons in a fun setting.

Bright colors and interactive graphics make each page of the Clown Dress-Up eBook a delight. Your child can actually pet the brave guard kitty, Mitzi, and dozens of other fun graphics, to hear new sounds and see them spring into action.

The Clown Dress-Up app supports a read-to-me style story, with the option of turning the sound off and reading it to herself as well. Pages turn with a swipe of a finger, just like a real book.

Bottom line

While there are not any extras in this eBook, such as games or coloring screens, the Clown Dress-Up iPhone app’s great price and lovely life lesson make it a great addition to your family’s digital library. When David saw a clown for the very first time, he didn’t laugh.
Instead, he got scared and burst into tears.
How will his mom convince him that clowns are all about fun?

“Clown Dress-Up” is not only a great interactive story,
it’s an important experience that teaches children
that the best way to cope with their fears is to learn more about them.

The story is accompanied by gorgeous illustrations, enthusiastic narration,
silly background music, and lots of objects to interact with.
In other words, lots of fun stuff for kids.

Recommended for ages 3+
Happy Reading,

Regular Price: $.99


 

Available in the App Store

Strengthen your children’s memory muscles while they learn about animals with the My Memory HD iPad app.
This matching game supports up single or multi player modes (up to four players) and features three unique collections of animals: farm animals, sea animals and zoo animals.

Select one, two or all three brilliantly illustrated card sets for a custom matching game. Play in easy mode with 20 cards, regular mode with 30 cards or hard mode with 42 cards.

How to Play

Your child starts playing the My Memory HD iPad app by touching one of the cards on the screen. The card will turn over revealing the picture of an animal. Then she will tap a second card to try to find a matching animal picture.
If he finds a pair the game will play a recording of the animal’s sound, the matching pair will disappear from the board and he gets another turn.

If the cards she taps do not match it becomes the second player’s turn. Each player takes a turn (indicated by a glow around their player number) until the board is clear. The player with the most matched pairs at the end of the game wins.

A Good Start

While My Memory HD is a lovely mobile matching app with a delightful range of animal pictures and sounds, it does need a little work.

Adding an option to enter a child’s name as a player would be a wonderful improvement. That way when your child gets a pair she can be personally congratulated for her good work. A scoreboard to track your child’s progress would be wonderful as well.

The slight glow around numbers that indicates a player’s turn is not very pronounced, making it difficult to tell whose turn it is, especially in brightly lit areas. This indicator definitely needs to be larger and clearer.

Bottom-line

For $2.99 My Memory HD is a colorful matching game full of animal sounds kids are sure to love. The app could use a few upgrades, but the concept is solid.

Learn about farm, sea and zoo animals while having fun and developing your memory skills.

Main Features
  • – 63 high-quality drawings
  • – 58 animal sounds
  • – 1, 2, 3 or 4 players
  • – 20, 30 or 42 cards
  • – Interface in English, German, French, Portuguese
  • – Free additional cards are in development
  • – iPhone & Mac OSX versions available

40 new free cards are in development.

Available in the App Store

Explore the realm of ocean animals with the Sea Animals HD interactive picture book app for iPad. Introduce your child to the real Mumble and Nemo with this kid friendly app, approved by the developers’ children and built with the help of an elementary school teacher.

Educational Double Duty
This flip book style app is populated with 20 bright drawings of popular sea animals. From a purely educational stand point, this app is a great way to introduce toddlers and other young children to the names of these creatures, from dolphins and whales to shrimp, sea lions and penguins.

Each image has the name of the animal rendered at the bottom of the screen. A simple touch of the name cues one of the app’s narrators to read the name aloud. Touching the picture plays an actual recording of the animal itself, even the fish!
In this way children receive audible, written and visual educational reinforcement. Not to mention the pictures and sounds are quite fun.

As an added perk the app supports four different languages (English, Portuguese, German and French). So an older child might enjoy using this app as a way to learn new words in a different language.

Three Ways to Play

Sea Animals HD breaks the app in to three different sections. Use the Animals tab to scroll through images and hear each animal’s audio. A special quiz section challenges young ones to pair animals with the sounds they make, which can be quite challenging.
Or if your child loves puzzles they will appreciate the Flip Book section of Sea Animals HD, where they can mix and match parts of each image to their heart’s content.

A Couple Concerns

Parents will want to note the small developer link on the app’s home page that leads to additional titles from Breek. I find that a bit inappropriate for an application geared towards young children.
Also, the Sea Animals HD app costs $3.99. That’s a bit steep for a simple picture book. The quiz and additional language options pick up some slack with the price but it’s still a surprise.

Bottom-line:

Sea Animals HD is a high quality picture book with two in-app games and multi-language support. If the price was a bit lower it might warrant a higher rating.

Explore a wonderful interactive picture word book showing the names of animals in four languages with the sounds they make, a quiz, and a flipbook game. “Sea Animals” offers an interactive approach that’s both fun and stimulating.

Toddlers can use it like a traditional picture book. Older children can discover a second or third language in an entertaining way.

Features

  • – 20 high-quality drawings
  • – 17 real sounds of animals and fishes*, pleasant for children
  • – 4 languages (English, French, German, Portuguese)
  • – Quiz with Images & sounds
  • – Flip-book with images & sounds
  • – Names clearly written out, read in a child’s or mother’s voice
  • – Names, sounds and voices (de)activatable
  • – Interface optimized for iPad™
  • – Mac OSX™ version now available!
  • – iPhone™ 4, 3Gs version available in a few days

* contrary to popular belief, fishes are chatty! All the sounds in this app are genuine and come from known laboratories (sources detailed in the credits.

Available in the App Store

ScatterBox is based on familar pickup sticks games like Jenga. It’s a fun, well designed diversion that is appropriate for a wide age range and skills. With different levels and rewards and penalties for flies and ants, this app takes the traditional game to the next level.

ScatterBox isn’t the most exciting or innovative game in the AppStore, but it’s quite fun, so I am giving it a mild recommendation. I would like see multiplayer or non-timed modes added as I think this will make it a more interesting game and one that reflects the silly social nature of the original game.

Bottom-line:
Simple, fun, & free game based on Jenga that the whole family can play – just not at the same time! Scatterbox is the virtual version of the popular game pick-up sticks or Jenga, as it is also known. It is a simple game in which sticks are thrown in a heap. All the player has to do is pick up the topmost stick and clear the heap, right down to the last stick. One must ensure that none of the other sticks is disturbed or moved in the process.

Scatterbox is a visually stunning game, as it plays around the stationery theme of pencils, pens, erasers, sharpeners, scissors and more all scattered on the background of notepad paper.

The player receives a bonus in the form of a fly, but must keep a watch on red ants that begin to eat into the time. All in all a fun game with bright colours and some brain-ticking gameplay!

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Available in the App Store

Bring the fun of Adding Apples HD to your iPad for a sharper, more brilliant learning experience.

In partnership with the family friendly app collaborative Moms With Apps, app developer Operatio brings a revamped version of their Adding Apples HD app to the iPad.

Practicing addition is not the most enjoyable task your child has to do in the name of education. Thanks to apps like Adding Apples HD, those boring practice sessions just got more fun.

How To Play

Adding Apples HD puts your child in a learning environment with numbers one through nine. All they have to do is tap a number, the app repeats it out loud then drops the same number of apples into a bin at the top of the screen.

When your child taps a second number, the corresponding amount of those fun fruit come tumbling down into the same bin. Then it’s time to see how many have collected in the app’s interactive fruit bin. It’s that simple.

Positive Reinforcement

Each time your child gets an addition problem correct, a shower of golden coins tumble into the bin as a reward. The app also praises them for their hard work.

Additional positive reinforcement can be found in the app’s history by tapping on the piggy bank icon. There your child will receive trophies to reward him for completing 25, 50 or 100 problems correctly. So the more she practices addition, the more rewards she will receive.

iPad Adaptation

Unlike the iPhone version of the Adding Apples HD app, the specialized iPad version has sharper graphics tailored to fit the larger screen perfectly. The random patterned background area is gone, and your child gets to make full use of the large learning space without straining their eyes.

Bottom-line

Adding Apples HD is an iPad-specific addition practice app that is a lot of fun, with a special focus on positive reinforcement.

Adding Apples is a fun learning experience with appealing and interactive 3D graphics. This new software is highly intuitive and with many elements to explore, discover and learn! The natural and logical interaction will help your child to develop a solid understanding of basic mathematics.

LEARN HOW TO:
✔ Solve math addition from 1+1 right up to 9+9
✔ Count from 1 to 18, both visually and verbally (US English)

( For variation and to make sure all numbers are used and in different combinations, current keys are marked as done on correct additions. When all keys are marked they will reset )

HAVE FUN:
✔ Interacting with the apples (real 3D physics)
✔ Interacting with the earned gold coins (real 3D physics)
✔ Seeing how Wormy reacts to various user input
✔ Exploring appealing animations and sounds
✔ Receiving a Gold coin for each correct answer
✔ Collecting Gold coins, and working towards 3 different trophies
✔ Seeing statistics on your collected gold coins and apples

Available in the App Store

Engage your child in apple adding fun with the Adding Apples app for iPhone.

This hands-on learning app allows your child to create their own math problems, practice counting on-the-go, and reinforces correct answers with positive reinforcement.

Suitable for learners ages 3 to 8, Adding Apples has a calculator-like interface, with numbers 1 through 9, a plus sign and an equal sign.

All your child does is tap a number. The app says the number out loud, and the correlating amount of apples tumbles into a bin at the top of the screen. They tap a second number, and those apples join the first set.

From their your child can tap apples, changing them to wrapped apples one at a time as they count, or they can simply tap the equal sign to reveal three multiple choice answers.

If they tap the correct answer, gold coins rain down on the screen. One even tucks itself safely in the Adding Apples app’s piggy bank.

Interactive Fun
The apples and coins at the top of the Adding Apples app are interactive. Your child can roll them, toss them, mix them and watch them react in the app’s own special natural physics simulator.

This interface adds an aspect of play to this simple adding app, making it a lot more engaging.

Educational Assistance
You can keep track of your child’s progress in the piggy bank section of the Adding Apples iPhone app. View her accuracy percentage, the amount of questions she got correct and incorrect, and even show her the shiny trophies she unlocks with all her hard work.

I would like to see an expanded functionality in the Adding Apples app. It’s super focused on addition and only addition. But it’s hard to be grumpy when the app does provide endless addition practice in a fun way.

Bottom-line
Adding Apples is a fun way for kids to get extra adding practice in. The app is uncomplicated, with several fun flourishes to keep learners engaged.

Adding Apples is a fun learning experience with appealing and interactive 3D graphics. This new software is highly intuitive and with many elements to explore, discover and learn! The natural and logical interaction will help your child to develop a solid understanding of basic mathematics.

LEARN HOW TO:
✔ Solve math addition from 1+1 right up to 9+9
✔ Count from 1 to 18, both visually and verbally (US English)

Available in the App Store

Matching is the name of the game in the Odd 1 Out iPad app. This colorful game combines decision making skills, learning colors, shapes and more in an app appropriate for users ages 4 to 6.

Designed for independent game play, your little learner will choose from two game modes: practice and challenge.

I definitely suggest getting started in practice mode. Here Kids can learn the game by following clear written and verbal instructions without the pressure of a time limit.

Each mode has three game options: fruits, shapes and colors. Gameplay starts out simple, and your little one will be asked to identify the objects from the instructions five times in each round to win.

The Good

The Odd 1 Out iPad app has brilliant graphics. The colors are bright, the animation is smooth, and you can tell some serious time went in to it. Your kids will be enchanted. Parents will too. The app only costs $.99.

I also like the three game themes. Through positive reinforcement young players can learn colors, shapes and new words in a rewarding atmosphere. It’s always nice to get a big round of applause for making smart decisions.

The app’s touch interface is simple and easy to use. Gameplay teaches important concepts such as following directions and the consequences of incorrect actions. As the game progresses levels increase in complexity, creating a natural progression of decision making skills.

The Bad

Despite its vibrant graphics and solid concept, it feels like the Odd 1 Out iPad app is missing something. Each theme only teaches users three items. For example, the fruits theme teaches them to identify apples, strawberries and mangos. And that’s it, despite the fact that there are bananas and grapes in the app too.

The app definitely needs to be expanded to include more info. A small range of content makes Odd 1 Out an app with very limited range. It is appropriate for children in kindergarten. Older children will quickly get bored with the app.

There is also a prominent link on the app’s main page that heads out of the app directly to an app store interface. That is completely inappropriate for an app targeting such young children.

Bottom Line: Odd 1 Out is a low price game with amazing graphics, but has a limited scope of appeal.
Odd 1 Out is Punflay’s latest educational iPad app for children. If you are looking for an app that will develop your kindergartener’s critical thinking, problem solving, and decision making skills, Odd 1 Out is a great one.

As you launch the app, you can choose to play either in the Practice or Challenge mode. Kids will find the Practice mode helpful before moving on to more challenging activities.

Choose to play with Fruits, Shapes, or Colors. Depending on this selection, the game displays a group of fruits, shapes, or colors. The child has to choose the correct object depending on the question.

Odd 1 Out is an excellent way to introduce your child to decision making skills. The activities are interesting and will keep your youngster busy for hours. The app helps sharpen critical thinking and decision making skills by:

•Increasing the speed of decision-making
•Changing what the decision is about (colors/fruits/shapes)
•Changing the complexity of the decision

iTunes

Give your youngster every advantage with the Letters, Numbers and Shapes iPad app. This app packs a lot of info in a compact package that’s fun to use.

Educational Factor

The Letters, Numbers and Shapes iPad app is designed to act as a pre-K primer for letters (both capital and lowercase), numbers and shapes. As you can tell the name is quite fitting.

There are four game modes. In each section a problem is represented in the upper portion of the blackboard themed screen, and your tyke’s job is to find the correct option to finish the problem in the bottom of the page.

For example, in the number section, the problem might read “21 22 _ 24.” Your child’s job is to find 23 at the bottom of the screen where numbers are listed 1 to 30. Each time they touch a number or letter a polite British voice announces it for additional audible educational stimulus.

A Few Concerns

It’s worth noting that the letters and numbers at the bottom of the screen are already in order. I think that’s appropriate for learning at this level. It will help your child learn the order of letters in the alphabet, and help with counting.

This also limits the range of the app’s appeal. Once your little one is in kindergarten, the app becomes relatively useless.

Unfortunately the color coded shape exercises do not have any audio. It would have been a nice touch to include it. The shapes section is much better for teaching your child how to recognize and repeat patterns. They will need some help from you to learn the names of shapes with this app.

You might need to help them master the app’s user interface as well. To select a letter, number or shape as an answer they must touch it, hold it and drag it across the screen to the correct blank.

A quick shortcut? Tap the right answer twice in quick succession. It will zoom across the board to complete the problem. That seems a little tricky for a toddler, so you might want to master the controls yourself before handing the app to your child.

Bottom Line: A fun chalk board theme and boatload of learning opportunities make this app a good value, despite a few opportunities for improvement.

Help your toddler be their best on the first day of school. Letters, Numbers and Shapes is a fun and interactive app filled with colors, sounds, and movement to help your child learn what they need, to be successful in math and English language arts. Developed in partnerships with teachers and curriculum specialists, this app is linked to the US Common Core Standards for Kindergarten level Math and English language arts. The first in a series, Letters, Numbers and Shapes will guide your toddler toward a lifetime love for learning.