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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.


Nominations are closed. Now it’s time to vote! [nggallery id=31 template=caption ngg_gal_Columns=1] How it works: Leave a comment Include the title, link and why you are nominating the book Nominations deadline: February 14th, 2011 Once all the nominations are in there will be an open vote. Voting ends: February 28th, 2011 The favorite ebook gets …

★ Check out our new review for How The Grinch Stole Christmas! How The Grinch Stole Christmas! is a true classic and one of my favorite Christmas books of all time. Now “How The Grinch Stole Christmas!” is available as an ebook, a game app and a cool photography app for kids. Developed by Oceanhouse …

This is a great app for kids who are beyond simple number recognition. There are 4 different games within the app which reinforce different math challenges that you should expect to see in kindergarten such as understanding “more than”, sequencing numbers from low to high, as well as counting to 20.

When your little one grabs for your iPad, it’s nice to know that it has a little bit of protection. These cases range from slim rubber sleeves for your ipad to super padded and protective cases for your ipad. These bags are available through eBags: Isis Dei iPad Grip Turquoise – Non-Wheeled Computer Cases Price: …

We’re doing a promo code giveaway for the iPhone version of one of my favorite Christmas apps, Christmas Play. A huge thanks to Adrien from FreshApps for making this possible. Please leave a comment to share your thoughts on the app, and don’t forget to let me know when the codes run out. LF6EEXJWARJ9 TNJWRMX96AFJ …

Christmas is the time when families gather together – and kids go crazy over toys. But what about the run up to Christmas? There are letters to Santa to write, seasons greetings – and a whole bunch or apps to get the kids excited. Here are just some of them… Also, check out our Christmas …

Hello…and happy Thanksgiving holidays to all!. Here are a few Thanksgiving apps for kids that are popular right now. I couldn’t resist Cookie Doodle – the other Thanksgiving apps have a rating of 4 or above, but I’d love to hear what you think. Cookie Doodle – universal app Thanksgiving Match Game – iPhone / …

TimeZup!â„¢ – The ‘Out Loud’ Timer For Preschool Parents Rating: 3 out of 5 (okay) Buy it? Maybe iPhone / iPod app: $0.99 iPad app: n/a Universal app: n/a This is an odd little app, because you don’t really need it – and yet, if you frequently need to put a timer on for your …

This ebook is one of the most delightful books for young kids available on the iPhone / iPad / iPod as an app. One Rainy Day is a cute little story about a duck who loves the rain. The book is simple and gentle – and I would recommend it for babies old enough to engage in any book – digital or not.

Drawing Pad is by far one of the best drawing apps for kids. It’s simple to use, but not too childish in the design. As a designer, I just love the layout of the app – and if it had a bit more functionality (brush size, color picker, layers etc) would use it myself.

This simple app is beautifully illustrated by renowned childrens’ book artist, Eric Carle, in collaboration with Night and Day Studios.

Read Me Stories by 8interactive is a great idea, however this idea gets lost in translation. Firstly, the app is quite slow and both parent and child get impatient waiting for it to load. Once loaded, you have 2 books that you can read but you can see books that are coming soon – inevitably the child wants to read one of the books that is not currently available, and this is where the frustration begins.

The iWriteWords iPhone / iPad app helps kids learn and write the alphabet, numbers and words. The lite version is definitely worth checking out first – and may even be fine for your needs. Since I used it so much, I decided to opt for the paid version which is currently $2.99.

In additional to the beautifully illustrated ebook for the iPad, you also have the option of having the ebook read to you in either English, Chinese, or in your own recorded voice. Most of the charm from this iPad app is the stories themseles, although there is also a spot the difference game in the iPad app too.

The Potty Predictor app covers potty training from a scheduling and reward aspect. The potty training cycle starts with a drink which starts an event that will result in success, try or accident. Nice idea, but just not quite enough for a $3.99 app.

The Wheels on the Bus app is a wonderful app for even the youngest iPhone loving kids. Part interactive book and part music app, you can choose between several languages or musical instruments. You can even have fun recording your own version of this popular song.

I had thought that I was over the whole potty training phase, unfortunately a little potty training regression has changed that. Luckily this means I have decided to review some potty training apps. Like most apps I review I started off by checking out potty training apps in the App Store. Obviously, there are many …

My 4 year old still loves this app and has been playing with it for about a year. The nice thing about this app is that the instructions are read aloud, so kids can work on this independently.

This free iPhone app is great for the preschooler or kindergartener – or anyone else just learning to tell time. The low key animation is cute without being distracting.

This iphone app goes beyond the simple “learn to tell time” app. I downloaded this app when my 2nd grader was learning to tell time in a more advanced way. Time before, time after, elapsed time, as well as telling time to the minute.