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App Info

Price: $2.99
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Overview

Taking its title from the popular children’s song, Twinkle Twinkle Hear My Prayer provides kids with a soothing bedtime story that teaches them how to pray as they fall off to sleep. Kids can say the simple prayer along with the narrator as they read through the story and tap on the stars to gather the letters in the word peace. They’ll end the story with a sweet song set to the tune of “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.” If kids still can’t fall asleep, they’ll find additional activities to help them learn more about prayer and entertain them until they drift off to sleep.

Features include:

  • Original song about prayer
  • Relaxing background music
  • Read to Me and Read to Myself options

Quality

From the quiet piano music in the background to the soothing voice of the narrator, Twinkle Twinkle Hear My Prayers has the feel of a bedtime story. As kids read through the story, they’ll find a few interactive elements, all pointed out by large arrows. The slight lack of interactive elements may disappoint some kids, but it’ll keep them from becoming too excited at bedtime. Those who can’t fall asleep will find additional activities at the end of the story, but they can only access them by tapping through the entire story since they’re not available from the main screen.

Education

Those interested in teaching their kids how to pray will appreciate the lessons contained within this sweet story. In addition to teaching kids how to pray through the story itself, the app also teaches kids how to pray a Five Finger Prayer with each finger reminding kids what to pray about.

Entertainment

This story could quickly become a new bedtime tradition. As kids read through the story they can pray along, inserting the names of their own loved ones and other prayer requests in between the pages. Before drifting off to sleep, they’ll enjoy singing the simple Bedtime Prayer Song set to the tune of “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.” It all ends with the phrase “Peace be with you, little one,” to send kids off to sleep sweetly.

Value

While priced a bit high for what it offers, parents will find it hard to find anything similar. Those looking for a simple way to introduce their kids to prayer will find that it’s a quality, engaging app for kids and worth the price.

Child Friendliness

Kids will find the story easy to navigate. All interactive elements are clearly labeled with arrows and they can quickly tap on bubbles, pull the covers over a teddy bear, and drag the stars containing the letters in the word “peace.” A parental block keeps kids from accessing information about additional apps, which is good. Kids also cannot access the additional activities and Bedtime Prayer Song without reading through the entire story, which is a bit frustrating for kids who have already read through the story and want to review those elements again.

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Whether you are a parent looking for faith-based kids’ apps or are someone who enjoys this childhood song this is an adorable app to download

Available on the App Store

Overview

Kids can watch a music video, sing Jesus Loves Me, play match game alone or with friends, and learn bible verses. The ability to record as they sing the song to multiple remixes is a plus.

Cute characters and contemporary design gives this app a modern Christian vibe.

Features include:

  • Music video
  • Karaoke sing-along with Original, Dance, Hip-Hop, & Video Game remixes
  • Match game
  • Short bible verse animations

Quality

Cute characters and a simple interface will make this app appealing for young kids. Users are not required to be proficient readers to use the app as there is very little text for them to read. With some guidance at the beginning they will be able to easily use the app on their own.

Education

This app is not being rated for education. It could be used as an aid to teach young children the Jesus Loves Me song or to recite the included bible verses.

Entertainment

Jesus Loves Me has multiple entertainment options all of which are centered on this common childhood song, even the bible verses in one activity center around love.

Value

At the current introductory price the features and content make it a good app to download. Additional content is needed to make this app one you would keep on your device for the long term.

Child Friendly

The simple design makes the app easy for young kids to use.

Jesus Loves Me is a child-safe environment for your little ones. The app does contain social media buttons that have been tucked away on a menu for parents. It does not contain in-app purchases or ads.

Available in the App Store

Noah’s Memory Match is a cute, kid-friendly, well designed match game. It offers the choice of two languages, English and Spanish, five levels of difficulty, two game modes and hours of entertainment.

This isn’t just a match game, but an opportunity for your child to learn another language or for little ones learning new words. As the cards are flipped to reveal the animal, the narrator pronounces the animal name. One other benefit of this app could be using it with multiple players; which would be good practice for taking turns.

For each game mode (classic or timed), you have five levels of difficulty to choose from. More cards are added as the difficulty increases. Easiest level has eight cards, most difficult has 24. The timed mode has the flood waters rising, as the timer.

Noah’s Memory Match is a universal app that works well on either device. I was a little concerned how the 24-card game would work on the smaller screen of an iPod. It proved to be easy to use, even for adult-size fingers.

The overall design is cheery, kid-friendly, and intuitive. Though I do like the design of this app, I do have two suggestions for improvement; provide an option to turn the music off and make the narrator’s voice a little louder if the music is on. Turning the music off would be helpful if the child is learning the name of the animals, in either language. The music could be a distraction for some. Also, having the narrator’s volume a little louder so it can be heard better over the music would be helpful.

Bottom-line: Noah’s Memory Match is a fantastic match game app that is reasonably priced and will provide hours of entertainment for you and your kids.

Can you help Noah matchup the animals before the flood?

The story of Noah’s ark will be brought to life in your child’s imagination in Noah’s Memory Match. With five levels of difficulty and two games modes your child want to play again and again.

In addition to building memory skills, Noah’s Animal Match builds language skills with the ability to play in both English and Spanish. With high quality voice acting through the entire game, your child will learn the names of animals in both languages.

Features

  • Play in English & Spanish
  • 5 Levels of Difficulty
  • 2 Game Modes (Classic & Time)
  • Randomized Gameplay with 15 Animals
  • Learn Animal Names in English & Spanish
  • Voice Acting Through The Entire Game

Regular Price: 0.99

Available in the App Store

Immerse your children in the biblical tale of David and Goliath in a whole new way with this animated storybook iPad app.

Thrilling Animation

The David and Goliath for iPad – The MVP Edition app has some of the most amazing storybook animation I have ever seen in an eBook app. Each scene contains interactive properties and animation. It’s like watching a Disney production. The work is that good.
It will be easy for your child to dig in to this ancient tale thanks to some larger than life animation. There are also many mini games throughout the story, from slinging boulders across the valley of E’lah to helping young David defeat a lion and a bear.

An Uplifting Message

The MVP edition of the classic tale of David and Goliath is narrated by none other than baseball super star David Eckstein, MVP of the 2006 World Series, who is no stranger to overcoming great odds.
There is even a special message at the end of the story from Eckstein’s wife, actress Ashley Eckstein, about the importance of perseverance in the face of opposition. Now that’s a message you can really get behind.

More to Come

David and Goliath is the first eBook title from a new company, Jumping Pages. The bar has been set, and I look forward to reviewing additional titles from this outstanding publisher.

Bottom-line

With its soaring soundtrack, sweeping scenes and brilliant set of interactive features, the David and Goliath for the iPad MVP Edition app is one of the highest quality eBooks out there.

David Eckstein, 2006 World Series MVP, narrates this 3D animated, interactive rendition of the Biblical story of David and Goliath with the same passion that saw him become a modern-day David who overcame the odds to achieve glory.

The MVP Edition is filled with stirring 3D animation and engaging interactivity that brings to life David and Goliath’s epic battle. The reader immerses themselves in the story through dozens of activities, including catapulting flaming projectiles, defeating a lion and a bear, taking aim at Goliath, and joyfully tossing David in the air after his victory.

David and Goliath for the iPad is a unique experience for the reader on every page. Never before have animation, interactivity and a musical score been brought together in such an uplifting way.