New & Noteworthy – April 20, 2016: Role-Playing and Exploring


Welcome to another New & Noteworthy, where we bring you all the cool new apps available for your kids. This week we’ve found some great new apps that will satisfy your child’s imaginative desire with open play and exploration. Dr. Panda School is an open play app that will allow your child to explore school in a number of different roles. Mr. Potato Head and The Lorax are read-along stories with lots of fun adventures. Ready Jet Go will allow your kids to learn interesting facts as they explore space.

Dr. Panda School

Dr. Panda Schools is an app that allows exploration of school surroundings through creative role-playing. With 19 different adult and child animals, you can choose many different characters including, parent , teacher, student, or even janitor.  There 5 locations to explore: the hallway, classroom, art room, play yard, and the cafeteria. There are also secret objects to find. Open-ended play allows for hours of imaginative fun.

Mr. Potato Head: School Rush

Go off on an adventure with Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head. See what trouble awaits as Mr. Potato Head tries to get you to school on time. With parts falling off you never know what adventure you are in for.  This storybook app will take you through eight locations with an engaging story every time.

The Lorax – Read and Play

Enjoy this best-selling classic by Dr. Suess. The Lorax – Read and Play in a fun interactive book that brings this classic to life. Read along with highlighting, read it yourself, or have it read on autoplay as your child follows the story. You can drag and drop characters, discover hidden stars and learn new vocabulary in the story. Your child will enjoy 9 mini games in this app plus hidden games found in the story.

Ready Jet Go! Space Explorer

Get ready to explore space with Jet and his friends from Boxwood Terrace.  Your child will have the opportunity to explore, paint, and play as they learn about space, stars, and constellations. Point your iPad at the sky to learn about the constellations, earn space badges by finding Jet and Sunspot or paint the sky and starts. With curriculum backed by the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, your kids will be immersed in space and how it relates the world around them.