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See the app in iTunes Funifi Limited Price: Free Chores and allowance. Ugh! Just thinking about them is enough to make me roll my eyes and throw my hands up in frustration. I don’t know any kid who loves doing their chores. Nor do I know any mom or dad who loves nagging their child …

See the app in iTunes Garner Sites LLC Price: Free I am a very busy mom. I have four kids and a husband who need me to help with homework, drive carpools, cook meals, keep the house somewhat clean, and there is always laundry to be done. I volunteer at the school in the classrooms …

See the App in iTunes LightArrow Inc. Price: $7.99 Want to get more organized? Meet LifeTopix Organizer! With LifeTopix, users can literally have an overall view of their life. I thought that this app had a lot to offer and was impressed with the powerful organization features. Everything from a daily agenda, to appointments, to …

See the app in iTunes YadaHome.com, LLC Price: Free initial download comes with a 3-day trial. Upgrade to full version for $6.99 in-app I have recently discovered that the older your children get the busier and more complex your schedule gets. Between carpools, practices, lessons, and outings with friends sometimes I feel like I am …

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 …

See the app in iTunes Yuggler, LLC Price: Free There are four words every parent does not like to hear: “There’s nothing to do!” Whether it be during these last few weeks of summer vacation, on a break from school or on vacation, these four words bring dread into the hearts of a parent. You …

  Ever since my oldest children started elementary school they would come home with “TFK” homework or talking about the interesting facts they learned in “TFK”. When I admitted I had no idea what a “TFK” is they looked at me like I was crazy (not for the first or last time!) and then introduced me …

  Do you have reluctant readers in your family?  My second grader simply cannot stand sitting down with a book and silently reading for 20 minutes every night like she is supposed to.  That is, until we discovered Epic! – Books for Kids in iTunes.  This app takes reading to the next level for kids …

  There’s no doubt that having an iPhone and an iPad in our home has changed the way we do things around here. I have a much easier time updating the family calendar while at the same time adding events to my husband’s schedule. We have apps for managing our budget, checking out the weather …

  Do you have children who are ready for chores?  If so, you should definitely check out the new ChoreMonster app.  With ChoreMonster, parents can encourage their children to complete chores and other tasks by offering a fun reward.  I thought that the ChoreMonster app had a great concept and one that both parents and …

  Do you have a child who is learning their shapes?  If so, you should definitely check out the new Chalk School: Shapes app.  With Chalk School: Shapes, children will learn to recognize 16 different types of shapes with guided pronunciations.  This app is the third installment of Chalk School apps, the other apps available …

  Being the remote master is a coveted position in our home. You’d think Dad would have that by default, and he does when he uses his app to override us all, but most of the time its one of the girls. Many times over this last summer I wished that I had remote control …

  Do you have a child who is learning to read and write the alphabet?  Or how about a child who is learning sight words or phonics words?  If so, you should definitely check out the new Ollie’s Handwriting & Phonics for iPad app.  I thought that this app would be a great teaching tool. …

  Do you have a pint-sized Picasso in your family?  Is your refrigerator so cluttered with artwork that you have to clear a path to find the handle?  Looking for a quick and easy way to organize and store all of those masterpieces without having to find a way to keep them from tearing or …

    Do you have a preschooler that’s mastered their letters and sounds? Are they ready for the next big step to pull those skills into reading? Then its time to give the Hooked on Phonics Learn to Read app a try and what better way to try it than for FREE. Using a series …

  by Abby Mumma of Fueled, New York City based Android application developers.    Generation Y’s reputation has been taking a beating as of late. We 20-somethings are constantly told that we’re too needy and demanding; always seeking affirmation; that we’re sloppy dressers and too risqué; and, most of all, that we are far too dependent on technology.  But …

Entering the field of ABC letter tracing apps comes Play-Doh Create ABCs! While there are many ABC apps available in the iTunes store, Hasbro’s first learning app stands out for its creative virtual use of the preschool favorite modeling compound, Play-Doh.  In fact, my kids love Play-Doh so much that as I write this review …

    Being a new parent is perhaps one of the most exhilarating yet stressful times of your life.  I remember feeling consumed by love for my beautiful baby girl and completely overwhelmed with feelings of fear and inadequacy all at the same time.  In the days that follow the birth, your sleep-deprived mind tries …

  “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 …

  Passbook is the feature that I was most excited to try when I bought my new iPhone 5. Here’s what you should know. Do you have club, loyalty, and discount cards and coupons haphazardly scattered all over the place? As for loyalty cards – isn’t it annoying how you can never find them in …

  My third grader seems to have inherited my love of endless runner games.  While her gaming time is limited, one game she always turns to with her valuable minutes is Subway Surfers. On her own initiative, she decided to write a review (her first and hopefully not last) for TheiPhoneMom.com: I think Subway Surfers is …

  The Notabli app was created in the hopes of helping parents capture, save and share their children’s most notable moments.  With Notabli, parents can have access to an on-the-go journal of sorts.  One of my favorite things about Notabli is that it features a safe, private network to share moments of your children with …

  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 …

  Audiobooks HQ give you access to an expansive list of over 5000 titles.  So, while the girls and I  coated the kitchen in flour and completed the holiday baking we listened to Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol. The timing couldn’t have been better. Not only did we share this classic Christmas tale in an unabridged …

  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 …

  The Monkey Word School Adventure app is a great new app that is designed to help young children learn how to spell and much more!  This app is ideal for children ages 3 through 7 years old.  I really loved this app because it teaches kids in many different ways using several techniques.  Come …

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 …

  What is the first thing I did after buying a new iPad 3? I downloaded loads of apps to take full advantage of the gorgeous screen. The only downside is that apps are space-sucking culprits. They use up disk space on whatever iOS device (iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch) you’re using, until the smartphone or …

  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 …

  Do you ever wish there was an easy way to keep track of your kids’ media time?  Well, there is – meet the new app Screen Time – Media Time Manager.  With Screen Time – Media Time Manager, not only will you be able to keep track of your children’s media time, you will …

  Moving to college can be a stressful time. Wouldn’t it be nice if you and your child had an app to help you remember everything you should be packing? College Packing List is a new app developed by Slug Books which is designed to help make your move to college easier (maybe not easier …