10 Awesome Apps For Tuesday


 

Here is this week’s 10 Awesome Apps For Tuesday! Our weekly roundup of the best apps for parents this week.

Chook Run

The Chook Run app is a fun game for all ages.  With Chook Run, kids can play as Clucky the Hen.  Clucky needs to run away from Sly the Fox, who has invaded the farm.  Kids will need to help Clucky run the gauntlet between the hen house and the farmhouse, gathering up all the eggs that have been dropped along the way!  There are lots of obstacles to watch out for, too — farm equipment, silly farm animals, sneaky snakes and even wind and rain hazards!  This game is a fun endless runner game, and even includes a puzzle mode.  If you would like to share a fun “runner” style game with your child, be sure to check out Chook Run!

Requirements: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5. Price: FREE ~ See Chook Run in the App Store

 

Jelly 8

The Jelly 8 app is a great learning app for younger children.  With Jelly 8, kids can learn shapes, numbers, colors and more with 8 different exciting games.  The Jelly 8 app teaches children about counting numbers, addition and even color blending.  Children will learn as they throw, roll and match the jelly with their fingers.  The 8 games included are as follows: 1) Five Finger – how many fingers?, 2) Monster Trio – draw a triangle, square and circle, 3) Color Bottle – what color do two colors make?, 4) Future Instrument – what sounds do they make?, 5) Bounce and Slice – count and slice numbers, 6) Shape Animal – what if drawings came alive?, 7) Feed Me Shape – learning addition and subtraction by feeding monsters, and 8) Rolling Shape – how do triangle, square and circle roll along?  This app features fun jelly monsters to play with and cute animations.  If you would like to share a fun learning app with your little one, be sure to check out Jelly 8!

Requirements: Requires iOS 6.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5. Price: $0.99 ~ See Jelly 8 in the App Store

SmartMom

The SmartMom app is a fun, easy way to get great advice from other parents.  With SmartMom, parents can use a community of first time and seasoned parents as a resource for advice, encouragement and support.  The SmartMom community is very active and about 75% of the questions asked are answered within 10 minutes!  Parents can get helpful answers to questions like these: What activities can I do on a rainy day that don’t involve a television screen?, When should I start sleep training my child?, What’s the best jogging stroller?, and many more!  There are monthly prizes awarded at random for those who share their advice on SmartMom – anything from free diapers for a year to nursery furniture!  The app is constantly improving and adding new features as well.  If you are a new parent or a parent-to-be, be sure to check out the SmartMom app!

Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Requires iOS 6.0 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5. Price: FREE ~ See SmartMom in the App Store

ArithMate

The ArithMate app is a great app about Arithmetic – the foundation of Mathematics.  With ArithMate, kids can learn to do arithmetic calculations quickly and mentally, which is a very valuable skill.  The ArithMate app is designed to help students (Grade 5 and up) develop mental arithmetic skills.  The app is comprised of lessons, as well as a game.  The lessons teach easy methods to add, subtract, multiply and divide both small and large numbers.  The game will allow users to practice the methods explained in the lessons.  On the configurations page, kids can choose problems on any one of the four mathematical operations (+, -, x, /) or a combination of the operations.  The game begins with easy problems and then gradually increases in difficulty.  If you would like to share an arithmetic app with your child, be sure to check out ArithMate!

Requirements: Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Price: FREE ~ See ArithMate in the App Store

Is a Camel a Mammal? (Dr. Seuss/Cat in the Hat)

The Is a Camel a Mammal? app is a great Dr. Seuss/Cat in the Hat app for kids.  With Is a Camel a Mammal?, kids can come along with the Cat in the Hat in an interactive book as he takes Sally and Dick on a Seussian safari to observe many different kinds of mammals!  This app is designed for children ages 5 through 8 years old.  Kids can explore pictures, learn new vocabulary, and personalize the story with their own narration.  The app encourages literacy skills with highlighted narration, as well as tappable words and pictures.  Kids can interact with diagrams, glossary words and more.  Children can record their own narration and share it with others.  The app features two fun ways to read.  If you would like to share an interactive book about mammals with your child, be sure to check out Is a Camel a Mammal?

Requirements: Requires iOS 6.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5. Price: $3.99 ~ See Is a Camel a Mammal? (Dr. Seuss/Cat in the Hat) in the App Store

Just a Big Storm – Little Critter

The Just a Big Storm – Little Critter app is an interactive book designed for children ages 2 through 5 years old.  With Just a Big Storm – Little Critter, children can join Little Critter as he and his family prepare for a big thunderstorm!  Children can explore pictures, learn new vocabulary, and personalize the story.  The app encourages literacy skills with highlighted narration, as well as tappable words and pictures.  Children can record their own narration and share it with others.  There is a “select-a-scene” option with easy-to-use navigation, perfect for little ones with favorite parts of the story.  In addition to the story, there are two “find-the-creature” mini games…can your child find all of the mice and spiders within the story?  If you would like to share a fun Little Critter story with a great message, be sure to check out Just a Big Storm – Little Critter!

Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Requires iOS 5.1 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.  Price: $0.99 ~ See Just a Big Storm – Little Critter in the App Store

Hams in the Deep Blue Sea

The Hams in the Deep Blue Sea app is a great musical app for kids.  With Hams in the Deep Blue Sea, kids can join the Ham family in their adventure under the sea.  This app features a great interactive musical experience.  Kids can jam along using Mibblio’s keyboard, “strum pad”, and percussion instruments.  The strum pad includes: acoustic guitar, banjo, ukelele, electric guitar and harp.  The keyboard includes: piano, guitar, violin, vibraphone, saxophone, clarinet, flute and accordion.  The percussion instruments include: tambourine, snare, maracas, rimshot, high hat, triangle, bongos, claps, cowbells and vibraslap.  Children can discover new instrument combinations by muting and soloing individual audio tracks.  This app allows children to understand the key to developing music is building the layers of a song.  Kids will experience “The Hams in the Deep Blue Sea” in interactive form, with beautiful illustrations.  If you would like to share a fun interactive musical app with your child, be sure to check out Hams in the Deep Blue Sea!

Requirements: Requires iOS 5.1 or later. Compatible with iPad. Price: $0.99 ~ See Hams in the Deep Blue Sea in the App Store

Dr Bones – Bubble Pop

The Dr Bones – Bubble Pop app is a fun puzzle game for children.  With Dr Bones – Bubble Pop, kids can tap the bone to pop it, bones can pop other bones, too.  The popometer will show which color will “pop”.  The goal is the pop all the bones with limited taps.  Kids can play the color challenge, and then take it to the next level and get a more challenging mode.  There are power-ups to support players through tough levels, as well as free hints everyday.  If you would like to share a fun puzzle game with your child, be sure to check out Dr Bones – Bubble Pop!

Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Requires iOS 5.1.1 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.  Price: FREE ~ See Dr Bones – Bubble Pop in the App Store

Early Literacy Lite

The Early Literacy Lite app features activities that are developed for children in pre-kindergarten through first grade.  With Early Literacy Lite, kids can learn to understand the fundamentals of reading.  The activities within the app are designed to supplement and support an educator’s course plan (Common Core State Standards).  This app features 6 fun and engaging activities, including: 1) Word Formation, 2) Voice Print Match, 3) Letter Sort, 4) Word/Letter Search, 5) Word Select, and 6) Word Jumble.  The app also has a personalization feature through the learner profile that includes the child’s name, grade, preferred font, known letters, known words, and custom words – all of this information is used to create the most effective learning path for the child.  If you would like to share  an early literacy program with your child, be sure to check out Early Literacy Lite!

Requirements: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5. Price: FREE ~ See Early Literacy Lite in the App Store

Kidizen

The Kidizen app is perfect place to buy and sell children’s clothing.  With Kidizen, parents can use the only parent-to-parent marketplace available, where they can find deals up to 90% off on unique kids’ fashion that includes high-end and boutique brands.  Some of the brands included are: Matilda Jane, Mini Boden, TOMS, Livie and Luca, Tea Collection, Crewcuts, Janie and Jack, and more.  This app is a great way to clean out your closets and make a little extra cash on the things that your kids have outgrown.  To sell, simply snap a photo, add a few details, and name your price.  To buy, simply add items from the different shops right to your cart and checkout.  Parents can filter to quickly find the things that are right for their kids, based on age, size, and gender.  You can even follow friends and shops so that their listed items show up in your feed!  If you would like to shop smart, be sure to check out Kidizen!

Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Requires iOS 7.0 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5. Price: FREE ~ See Kidizen in the App Store

 

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