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See the app in iTunes Gil Gur Arie Price: $0.99 Do you ever have a night where your head so full of thoughts and ideas that there is no possibly way to fall asleep? Or do you have a child who imagines elaborate plans with ideas so big you wonder where they come up with …

The Singing Alphabet is brought to you by the Ministry of Letters, a fantastic name for an alphabet-centric app company! Twenty-six alphabet letters are here to sing and groove as your child uses them to spell out words. When children tap on an alphabet letter it begins to sing out its phonetic sound. They can …

App Info Price: Overview This is a fun “dictionary” app for children. The name is Children’s Picture Dictionary and it contains over 1,700 words with pictures. Children can tap on an alphabet letter and then scroll through the pictures and words for that letter. If they tap on a word they will hear it spoken …

    See the app in iTunes Dr. Panda Ltd Price: $2.99 When we visit my parents’ house, one of my son’s favorite things to do is get out their play kitchen and play “Restaurant”. He loves to take our orders and prepare the food. He serves it to us like a real waiter and …

  See the App in iTunes Ahoiii Entertainment Price: FREE Fiete KinderZoo is a great app for kids who love animals, especially those who love visiting the zoo.  With Fiete KinderZoo, kids can join Sailor Fiete as he visits a zoo full of animal friends.  I love how this app was made by kids for …

See the app in iTunes Dr. Panda Ltd Price: $3.99 All you aspiring architects and builders are in for a real treat with Hoopa City 2! This app is filled with creative possibilities that will delight players as young as 4 and as old as 104! Building houses, parks, roads and more will fill your …

    See the app in iTunes Jason Nguyen Price: Free, with in-app purchase for complete story Nothing says Halloween than 3 spooky skeletons in a pumpkin patch! Spooky Hollow is a delightful, interactive eBook that tells the tale of three pumpkin-growing skeleton friends. With fun interactive elements on every page, this book is sure …

    See the app in iTunes TaleSpring LLC Price: $3.99 “A duck, a dog and a bear are on an airplane…” sounds like the beginning of a joke, but it’s actually a fabulous eBook about the adventures of 3 brave friends. Duck, Dog & Bear Go to Africa is a beautifully illustrated and wonderfully …

    See the app in iTunes Cheryl Bregman Price: $2.99 Handwriting Heroes is an ingenious app that will revolutionize the way children are taught to write! This app integrates fun animation, songs, and learning to create one amazing app that your children are sure to love. Parents and teachers alike will also love having …

  See the App in iTunes Fuzzy House Aps Price: $2.99 Fuzzy House brings imagination to life with an interactive doll house.  With Fuzzy House, kids can explore a digital doll house and create their own stories as they play.  I thought that this app had a very fun concept. Kids can create their own …

    See the app in iTunes Aurasync Studios, Inc. Price: $3.99 Welcome to Chortopia! A magical land where mythical creatures and real-life chores unite to create a unique system for getting your child to get their chores done! Whether they have to do yard work, vacuum the floors, or simply get ready for bed …

See the App in iTunes Dr. Panda Ltd Price: $2.99 Dr. Panda Racers is a great addition to the Dr. Panda app collection.  With Dr. Panda Racers, kids can build their own race car, as well as their own race track, and speed to the finish line!  My son loves the Dr. Panda apps and …

  See the app in iTunes McPeppergames UG (haftungsbeschraenkt) & Co. KG Price: Free Uh Oh! The car is filthy! Better make a trip to the Amazing Car Wash to clean up! Amazing Car Wash – The funny cars washing game for kids is a fun new game that gives kids the chance to clean …

See the App in iTunes 77Sparx Studio, Inc. Price: FREE Wonster Words is a great spelling app for preschoolers and kindergarteners.  With Wonster Words, kids can learn how to sound out words through phonics, as well as learn how to spell words.  I love how the app features a fun cast of characters, including silly …

See the App in iTunes PlayHome Software Ltd Price: $1.99 From the creators of My PlayHome, comes an all-new exciting app – My PlayHome School!  With My PlayHome School, children can explore a digital classroom, as well as an entire school.  The idea is for children to explore school and all that it means, including …

    See the app in iTunes Carus Publishing Price: Free initial download comes with 2 stories and unlimited calling. Additional books can be purchased in-app for $2.99 each or monthly, 6-month, or annual subscriptions can be purchased in-app for $4.99, $14.99 and $24.99, respectively. Once in a while, I get to review an app …

  “When he hears that fire alarm, Sam is always cool and calm!”  If those words mean anything to the little ones in your house, I have an amazing app that your kids are sure to love. Currently on the Sprout Network in the States, Fireman Sam is a show that appeals to many preschoolers …

  Would you like to create a storybook where your child is the star?  Or how about a cartoon movie where your little one is the main character?  Meet, PICME Moviebook, the app that allows you to create a personalized storybook and cartoon movie!  I thought that this app was fun and unique – and …

  You know an educational app is good when your children ask to play it instead of games! In Duck Duck Moose Reading, pre-school through first graders will love joining Milo the Meerkat and his sidekick Puffs at the zoo, feeding letters and words to flamingos, monkeys, lions, and dolphins. Created by Duck Duck Moose, this …

When my girls were younger, one of their favorite games to play was “Doctor” with their baby dolls. They would spend hours diagnosing and treating various ailments in their babies from the stomach flu to broken bones. They would take turns being the receptionist, the nurse, the doctor, the pharmacist and of course, the mom. …

Toddler Marine Preschool – Educational Fish Games for Kids (originally called: Kids Fish Game) by Antti Lehtinen is an educational game with a cute premise.  Children win three “mini game” activities per try and earn a new fish for the aquarium.  Toddler Marine Preschool is free and includes three activities and allows the player to …

  Do you ever have trouble getting everyone out of bed in the morning and on their way to school?  The Morning Routine app was designed to help busy moms, by helping them get the family ready in the mornings.  This app encourages habit-building and is designed for preschool and elementary school children.  I thought …

  Would you love for your kids to learn a second language, but you aren’t sure where to start?  Or even, perhaps master their own first language?  The Gus on the Go series for iPad is a wonderful learning tool that can help you accomplish teaching your child a lot of vocabulary from a spoken …

  The Pre-School Phonic Crosswords app is a wonderful learning tool designed for children ages 3 1/2 to 5 1/2 years old.  I thought that this app was quite unique because I have not seen any other crossword apps for children thus far.  Not only will the Pre-School Phonic Crosswords app help children with their …

  Here’s something different from what I usually see in alphabet flashcard apps. AR Flashcards – Animal Alphabet uses “augmented reality” to make alphabet flashcards come to life. If you’re not familiar with that term, augmented reality is when graphics and audio are superimposed over a real world environment, in real time. So if you …

We absolutely adore Sandra Boynton’s books at our home, to the point where the copies torn, tattered very much showing their love. My all time favorite Boynton title is Moo, Baa, La La La and that has already received the app treatment from Nosy Crow. The newest Boynton app is Barnyard Dance and it’s a zesty version of the …

Drawing for Kids (step by step) is a modern twist on a drawing instruction book. It will walk your children through the steps to draw twenty simple pictures. Users begin by choosing the picture they’d like to draw. The drawing screen is dividend in half, on top will be the example you need to follow, …

  Moody Monster Manor is a free app that will help teach your children about emotions. There are a total of 20 monsters, each with their own unique mood. Your child will get to meet each monster and hear a short paragraph about their emotion. Inside the manor they’ll find four monster rooms. Each of …

  1-10 Balloons is a preschool app that’s aiming to help your child learn to count to ten. The app has been developed for the iPad and it’s simple, big and bright and will catch their attention. The app has three parts: learn, follow and play. In Learn your child will see ten brightly colored …

Princess Chocolate is an original story about a princess with a serious chocolate addiction. Seriously serious. I thought I had a chocolate problem of my own but this girl makes me look good. Unfortunately Princess Chocolate eventually eats all the chocolate in the castle and everyone in the kingdom must give up their sweets to …

iSpy Phonics provides flashcards for alphabet letters and their sounds. There are also flashcards for the consonant sounds of ch, ng, sh and th. When you tap on a flashcard you won’t hear the name of the letter, instead you will hear the sound it makes. I was happy to see an app focusing on …

Dr. Seuss Senders lets you send silliness in e-card form. The app gives youe 100 different cards to choose from. They’re grouped into categories so it’s easy to look for just the right card. The categories are Happy Day,  Congrats, Success, Love, Travel, Thanks, Get Well and All Cards.  Each card features a saying that …

This brand new iPad   iPad and iPhone version of Jack and the Beanstalk has amazing graphics that look terrific on the iPad.  The story of Jack is a classic one and the app doesn’t mess with the tale. Here’s what I liked about this app: * The story’s default is set to read  Jack aloud while …

This app, Highlights Hidden Pictures, comes from the Highlights for Children Magazine. The magazine that reminds me of childhood waits in the doctor or dentist office. It’s a great magazine and now it keeps my kids entertained in waiting rooms too. This is their app for the hidden pictures that are featured in their magazine. …