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Alarm clocks-we love to hate ‘em! But they are a necessary part of life for nearly everyone. And when combined with the capabilities of your mobile device, they can be personalized and individualized, making them even more useful and, perhaps, a bit more beneficial than the old-fashioned kind. Image Source Just for iOS Users Bedtime …

There’s nothing like a city building game to exercise kids’ planning and prediction skills. And imagine the feelings of power that go with having an entire city at your beck and call! No wonder most kids go crazy for city building apps. The games put power and control into children’s hands, and they can experiment …

Tower defense games are a type of video strategy games that require players to defend or protect buildings, property, or other assets. Usually, they involve building or placing defensive structures to ward off an enemy, either by blocking or by attacking automatically. Tower defense games promote strategic thinking, planning, and other higher-level thinking skills. But …

A big part of growing up is learning to control the wide array of emotions inside. Children sometimes don’t know what to do with these big, big feelings. Fortunately, there are some handy apps that can help with the job. From general mindfulness to specific help for specific challenges like anger management and ADHD, these …

If you have young boys in your household, then you know that they have a style all their own. Here’s a great list of free apps that boys from preschool through early elementary grades will absolutely love! Racing & Driving Apps Kids Car Racers Adam Berent – Free with ads With controls designed to be …

Depending on your child’s age and maturity, you may feel the need to monitor and perhaps limit or control how and when they use their iOS device. Fortunately, there is a wide array of options to meet your needs and budget. Keep in mind, though, that determined and tech-savvy children can often defeat even the …

In these days when we’ve got more computing power in our pockets than the computers that took up entire rooms, it’s no surprise that there are a wealth of scientific calculator apps to choose from. You can solve even the toughest math on the go with these gems. Best Free Apps Panecal Scientific Calculator Noriyasu …

There’s nothing like a good racing game to combine thrill and skill on your mobile device. Whether you compete to best your own high score or challenge players from around the world, racing games allow you to get behind the wheel and control powerful, fast vehicles. Here are some of the best racing games for …

Platform games have been around forever, almost as long as video gaming has been a “thing.” And now that tablets and phones are so readily available, platforming games have kept right up with the times. Check out these twenty-one great platforming games ranging from the very familiar to the downright bizarre! Perfect for the Kids …

Your iOS device isn’t just for work – you can add tons of fun and recreation with sound effect apps, too! The App Store is loaded with choices to enchant (or annoy) nearly every age group. Check out these sound effect apps for the very young and for all ages. We’ve also included a list …

Wallpaper apps are popular among mobile phone users around the world. They brighten up screens and let users’ personalities shine through. Check out these favorite wallpaper apps for your Android and iOS devices! Wallpapers for Android Devices Backgrounds HG (Wallpapers) OGQ – Free With over 100,000,000 Android users, this app certainly must be one of …

Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) develop at a rate differently than their peers. But instead of singling them out, it’s better that we adhere to their specific needs and specialties. Thankfully, there are many ways to cater to their challenges and strengths by offering up lots of apps, tools, freebies, and games that enhance …

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 …

  See the app in iTunes” PLATFORM INC. Price: $0.99 There is no denying it; we live in a digital world where social media rules supreme. Whether for business or pleasure, at any given moment millions of people are Facebooking, Tweeting, SnapChatting and Instagramming their way to social media fame. InstaHash is a new app …

See the app in iTunes Konrad Przyludzki Price: Free I’m always searching for new word games because I love them so much and I’ve found my new favorite in eTabu Word Search! This challenging app is kind of a cross between a classic word search and Hangman. As if finding the words in a puzzle …

See the app in iTunes Earlogic Corporation Price:Free I don’t know about you, but one of the things I use my iPhone for most often is to listen to music. Whether at the gym, in my car, or around the house while I’m cleaning I am thankful to have a whole music library easily accessible …

See the app in iTunes Hustle Fitness, Inc Price: Free If your child aspires to be on the court for March Madness or dreams of becoming a baller like Stephen Curry, then Hustle – Basketball Drills for Coaching & Training is an app you need to check out! This app provides several tools to help …

See the App in iTunes Ride Green Price: FREE RideGreen is a great way to get around when you don’t have a car of your own or prefer not to drive in NYC.  With RideGreen, app users can conveniently book a ride to travel to their destination with a friendly driver.  This app offers a …

See the app in iTunes Yaroslav Veykov Price: Free Move over Mario Andretti, there’s a new driver in town! With Turbofinger Arcade Racing any one can channel their inner Mario and race to their heart’s content! Challenge your friends or challenge yourself! No matter how you play, you will love it and feel like you’ve …

See the app in iTunes Skybound Interactive Ltd. Price: $0.99 When my children were younger, it was always exciting for me when they got old enough that they started to become more aware of the world around them. I loved seeing their chubby little fingers point at something and their eyes light up with wonder …

    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 Lapisly S.C.P. Price: $4.99 Imagine a world filled with whimsical art, geometric creations and abstract faces and you have the beautiful artwork of renowned artist Paul Klee. ExplorArt Klee – The Art of Paul Klee, for Kids allows your child to enter Klee’s world and learn about him and …

See the App in iTunes Literary Safari Inc. Price: $1.99 Grandma’s Great Gourd is an interactive storybook app for children.  With Grandma’s Great Gourd, kids can experience a Bengali folktale and play 4 different ways!  I thought that this app would be a great opportunity to teach your child about another culture. There are four main …

Check out the Math Manimals website. Available on iTunes and Google Play. Price: $0.99 Math Manimals or, as my son likes to call it, “The REALLY fun math app” is the perfect way for your kids to learn and practice their math facts. Whether it’s addition, subtraction, multiplication or division, your child will be begging …

  See the app in iTunes Cognitive ToyBox, Inc. Price: Free More or Less, Greater or Fewer are important concepts for kids to learn. It is an essential building block for success in math and science later in life. More 4 Monkey is a fantastic app that was designed to introduce kids to that concept …

  See the app in iTunes IntellectoKids Price:Free Climb aboard and enroll in Safari School. Join Leo the Cat in a fun and educational jungle adventure as your child learns colors and numbers and have hours of fun while they’re at it! The vibrant and colorful scenery and adorable jungle creatures what child could refuse …

    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 Monkimun SL Price: monthly subscription for $9.99 UPDATE: Lingokids just added some new updates that are fantastic need to be noted. First of all, each subject now has new “Teacher” videos where a real-life teacher interacts with the student and provides a fun introduction to each lesson. The …

    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 HomerLearning, Inc. Price: Free Just in time for back to school there is an amazing app called Homer – #1 Learn to Read Program that will have parents and children cheering! This app is the ideal way to teach your children not only how to read, but to love it …

See the app in iTunes Gebo Kano ehf. Price: $2.99 I have very fond memories of playing “store” when I was a kid. Running the cash register and adding up purchases was always the best part! Little did I know that by playing store I was also brushing up on my math skills by adding …

    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 Marianne Wartoft AB Price: $0.99 What is the capital of Dubai? What about its flag? If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about the world around you or simply need a fun way for your kids to study geography then, Seterra Geography is the app for you! This amazing app …

See the app on iTunes Antanas Marcelionis Price: $2.99 Welcome to the Pepi House where the Pepi Family is busy in their daily activities around the house. Grandpa is in the living room, enjoying a book by the fire while Grandma is upstairs taking care of the baby! Dad is busy tinkering on the car …

    See the app in iTunes Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Price: Free initial download with subscription options starting at $7.99/month As a parent, I want to feel good about the “screen time” I give my kids each day. While I think that there is some value in allowing kids some down time each day, playing …

See the app in iTunes PBS Kids Price: Free Ready Jet Go! quickly became a cartoon favorite at our house and now my kids can take their love of the show one step further with an all new space exploration game. Join Jet and his friends as they introduce your children to the constellations and …

See the app in iTunes Filimundus AB Price: $1.99 Enter a virtual world of railroad and trains with the new BRIO World – Railway app! Children will absolutely building with the classic BRIO railway sets and creating their world as big as their imagination! Complete with tracks, stations, landscaping and people, this app will provide …