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Real moms rating apps for children. That’s what we do. Get the inside scoop on the best apps for children and honest reviews on all the apps you can find across all the major mobile devices.

123 Kids Fun 8 in 1 HD – Educational Games is an amazing app for the youngest, which include puzzles, recognizing colors, guessing animal sounds and many others games that entertain and teach at the same time. Just tap “Play” to start and cheerful robot Tina guides your child throughout the whole App and explains …

Thanks to Electric Eggplant for this week’s giveaway, Be Confident in Who You Are. We reviewed this app in June 2011 and it was an editor’s pick.

APP NEWS: New from Ruckus and Hasbro, My Little Pony: Twilight Sparkle, Teacher for a Day. Designed for children ages 3-11, the very first mobile app for this popular brand allows fans to interact with the beloved pony characters while on the go. Loaded with educational features for beginning readers, touch-driven animations, read-and-record playback options, …

The Zebra lets your child go on an adventurous expedition of discovery into the safari. This app includes a little story about a little zebra called Punda. Its a story how a baby zebra growing up in the jungle learning the zebra ways of living life in the wild. Every sentence of the story has …

Wild cats is a very comprehensive and intelligently made application, exclusively for school going kids. Children can enjoy a new gallery of wild cats’ images and can even color and play memory match game with them. This app has an interesting story of a child who discovers some new facts about lions, which will increase …

I am not an expert in special needs apps, so I don’t feel qualified to review them. However, I know it’s important to our readers, so I wanted to build a resource that enables you to sort special needs apps by price, rating and to get further information via the AppStore. This list focusses on …

Here are this weeks Free App Friday apps (#freeappfriday), offered in association with Moms With Apps (#appfriday). The offer for these frees apps end 8pm PST today, although sometimes the free apps get extended. Please leave a note below and tell us which ones you liked. Enjoy! Free the Bee for iPad – FREE (from …

Do you get frustrated with long multiplication?! Well, Grid Guru is designed to help primary school children with their long multiplication skills. Children can choose from a range of options for the sort of multiplication table they wish to work with. The app will split the multiplication calculation up into manageable chunks – which makes …

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.

You can’t go wrong with apps developed in partnership with the Smithsonian and omBooks. This time we’re extra happy to announce that until October 2, 2011 these books are on sale for $1.99 each. These omBooks are entertaining and educational, providing fascinating facts on dinosaurs and penguins for young children. The Smithsonian omBooks include: It’s …

Thanks to RosMedia (again) for this our 2nd giveaway today, 123 Kids Fun 8 in 1 HD. The free promo codes follow, but please don’t forget to use your promo code manners and leave a comment to let us know which promo code you used and leave a star review too. Thanks! XYNLH737JNRH M9EMFYALRLLT 7Y94HHKRHL4Y …

Thanks to RosMedia for this week’s giveaway, 123 Kids Fun Memo HD.  The free promo codes follow, but please don’t forget to use your promo code manners and leave a comment to let us know which promo code you used  and leave a star review too. Thanks! NYXN7MM3LHFH MNLN9WL3JT9N AXNA96HLTEXX WRJ67AR3J9X6 96YTJART3XER XYF3KLE4MLEX 6AK6AAFH9L7X 3P4JT64K3P7J …

There are 5 simple rules to play the game:- 1) Choose the multiplication table you want to work with 2) You will be shown a calculation to work out 3) Answer the calculation as quickly as possible and Monty will take a step towards his cheese that he left at the top of the hill. …

Here are 4 simple rules to help you play. 1) Choose the size of the number you would like to hide in the box (There are a range of different sizes of numbers you can choose from). 2) When the game starts, enter your guess for what you think the secret number might be. 3) …

The Story of Miss Moppet is a famous and funny book about teasing featuring a kitten and a mouse, written and illustrated by Beatrix Potter. This book comes alive with sound and zestfully ingenious interactivity! The wonderful clear immersive book will surprise kids and grownups alike. We tried to transmit the atmosphere of classic picture …

— A fun and clever memory game for young pirates!— Pick your pirate, use your brain and prepare to win the treasure! *”App of the day – MacWorld Sweden * Geekdad/Wired: “…has some really fun elements that distinguish it from other memory games…” Promo Codes! LWYH34JAHH9E 7JJNLA6LEMYH PFFJ79KKXWA6 J3XRKWYJXXPE YYLLNAK6P6FF

Here are this weeks free apps, offered in association with Moms With Apps. The offer for these frees apps end 8pm PST today, although sometimes the free apps get extended. Please leave a note below and tell us which ones you liked. Enjoy! Cupcake Run – FREE (from $.99) The Gwaii 3D Comic Book – …

Do you know what your children browse with your iOS device? Look at some stats: – 12% of Internet sites are of adult content. – 25% of all search engines requests are adult content oriented. – 34% of Internet users have experienced unwanted exposure to adult content. – The average age at which your children …

Singing Daisies is a social/entertainment app for the iPhone, iPad and iPod, which allows teens, children and everyone with the heart of a child to customize the looks of a sweet and cute flower. Daisy’s friends will be able to make her dance to any song in their iTunes library, change her mood and expressions …

The game of Memory is a great educational tool for your young child. It is centered around matching cards with pictures of animals, and encourages and helps them with memory and with visual judgment. In addition to the wide range of pre-installed cards, you can make cards from your iPad’s photo library. CTR’s Editor’s Choice …

Tangram puzzle is a great educational tool for your child. This game will fascinate young players and help them improve dexterity, color recognition, memory, imagination and creativity, all while having fun. The game has a number of templates with pictures, based on a grid, and a bank of figures which are used to complete the …

The popular kids app for iPad “My PlayHome” is now available on the iPhone 4 and iPod Touch 4G as “Pocket PlayHome”! “My PlayHome” has received amazing reviews from parents worldwide and numerous awards including an Editors Choice Award from Children’s Technology Review but until now has only been available for the iPad. With “Pocket …

The Trees Grin Beside Me is an enchanting children’s picture book app that celebrates the special relationship that children have with the natural world – especially trees. By comparing herself to the majestic trees around her, a young girl begins to learn more about the true meaning of beauty, strength and peace. With its deep …

Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division skills are all put to the test as you try to crack eggs hiding a digit. Four great Primary Games combined into one cracking iPad App! Promo codes! XTL7TFYREJ4R 6WEMMR4YXLLH YM6WNY7XNHPW E4XKPEEA43MN TPMN44PX6WAH The promo codes have all gone! Don’t forget to check our giveaway section to see what new …

Memory Game: Multiplication Application is a great tool for building a good foundation for math that today’s school curriculum requires. The app also represents a classic matching game traditionally used to build cognitive skills. * learn accurately and quickly multiplication * choose single- or two-player mode * play three levels:x2, x5, x1-10 * pick card …

Dinopedia will give children a glimpse into the life of herbivore, omnivore and carnivore dinosaurs. The app is illustrated and includes an encyclopedia with facts. These facts include information about the dinosaur’s length, what it ate, the time period it lived in and where fossils have been found. There are multiple versions of Dinopedia available …

Kiwi and Pear’s Balloon Adventure, the follow up to the award winning Kiwi and Pear’s World Adventure has just lifted off! Help Kiwi and Pear explore the skies in their hot air balloon by moving your iPod/iPhone/iPad side ot side, collecting points and avoiding birds, pirates, aliens, and more along the way. With full game …

Space Board ScienceV1 – First – Fifth Grade Science Vol. 1 Digital Workbooks SKU: ScienceV1 NeoLithix’s First – Fifth Grade Science Space Board iPad App: 15 great digital workbooks (Learning Modules), plus two BONUS digital workbooks for added fun & learning. First – Fifth grade age children (+ older children remedially) can hand-write in these …

Celebrate “Talk Like A Pirate Day” and download Shapes & Puzzles by Pirate Trio! 200 imaginative puzzles for the iPad and 180 for the iPhone help learn to recognize shapes, sizes and colors! The additional training module is aimed at teaching toddlers to recognize and name polygons, circles and ovals. It’s fun and brain teasing! …

Yes, it’s Talk Like A Pirate Day! To be honest, I didn’t know it existed until Melissa C Northway of Penelope the Purple Pirate fame told me about it. To celebrate, I have listed the best pirate apps for kids in the App Store. These apps get ratings over 4 stars and most are for …