App Friday July 21st, 2017

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This week explore, build a community, but respect the forest with Grow Forest, have your kids keep a record of their summer travels with My Journey Journal, get a discount on subscriptions in the math focused Smartick Method, and have some silly fun with Call Lulu Lamb.

Plus, Toca Boca at Target stores, tips for using apps for summer learning, and a flyover of Pluto!

Garry Froehlich 
Jellybean Tunes

Grow Forest
by Gro Play

GROW FOREST is a city builder game and a mini game collection, in which children develop a wonderful, healthy forest community and learn about environmental topics in an entertaining way. The app is free to download with a one time in-app purchase to unlock the full version.

Grow Forest
Grow Forest
Developer: Gro Play
Price: Free+

My Journey Journal
by Art Stories

Long journeys and short journeys, close to home or to the other side of the world: with My Journey Journal, even a short walk becomes an adventure. Observe, explore, document: the app accompanies you to and suggests different activities to be done in various environments – around the city, at the seaside, at the museum. Follow the trail and document your exploration with photos, drawings and sounds: that way, you can save your travel journal and remember all your adventures! Video

My Journey Journal
My Journey Journal
Developer: Art Stories srl
Price: $1.99

Smartick Method
by Smartick

Smartick is an online math learning method that uses the latest Artificial Intelligence to adapt to your child’s learning style. Based on a daily 15-minute session, your child progresses at his or her own pace, building self-confidence, avoiding frustration, and developing a positive attitude towards math.

Until July 31, get a discount on subscriptions to Smartick. Details are on their website.

Smartick - Math for children
Smartick - Math for children
Developer: Smartick
Price: Free+

Call Lulu Lamb
by Appelsin Apps

Talk to Lulu Lamb who repeats what you say. It is a fun voice recording app for kids! Totally free and no ads and no in-app purchases. Video

Toca Boca Jumps into the Clothing Market

Toca Boca is launching a line of clothing, backpacks and back to school accessories at Target stores starting July 17th. Interestingly it sounds like the line will be non gender specific, and some items will include codes to download Toca Boca apps.  See more at TocaBoca.

5 Tips For Using Apps For Summer Learning

Lorraine at Moms with Apps (also the host of App Friday), give tips on finding, organizing, and using educational apps, plus how to ask developers for promo codes. Yes, independent developers really do appreciate reviews. See them at Moms With Apps.

Fly Over Pluto and Charon

NASA has put together an amazing video of what it would be like to fly over the craters and nitrogen ice plains of Pluto, and its moon Charon. See it at NASA.

About App Friday

App Friday highlights new or updated kids educational apps from family-friendly developers. We support independent app makers who design high quality and age appropriate apps with respect for children’s online privacy. Subscribe to our weekly newsletter to find out what’s new in children’s tech. Learn more about App Friday, and how YOU can participate, on the App Friday Info Page. We can’t wait to connect with you!

5 Tips For Using Apps For Summer Learning

Hi folks! It’s our midsummer break for App Friday and our newsletter editor will be back next week (July 21st) with more family-friendly apps. Meanwhile, we thought we’d use the time to share tips about using apps for summer learning to help kids get ready for back to school. If you have more tips, feel free to share them in comments. Happy summer!

1. Organize apps on your device by educational category

Whether you subcategorize apps into folders, or dedicate screens for certain types of apps (i.e., math, science, language arts and creative expression), getting organized is a great way to take inventory of your educational content. How many apps do you have for math versus puzzles? Do you have old apps that kids have outgrown that can be deleted to make space for new apps? Take a few minutes to press, hold and shuffle those app icons into clear educational resources at your fingertips.

2. Set a consistent learning time routine

Set up a regular time for summer learning. Consistency and predictability helps ensure a smooth implementation for screen time because kids know what to expect and when to put down the device. What amount of app learning time sounds right for your family? Refer to the American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines or Common Sense Media for recommendations on screen time limits according to age.

3. Have kids show and tell what they’ve learned

Interaction and coplay are helpful to keep kids talking, expressive and engaged. Let kids demo the apps they are about to play. How does it work? Can I try it too? Have them show you how they solve the problems, or what they create. Or, hold a family contest for completing the “apptivity” – whatever it may be. Learning can be fun when families take an active role to be involved.

4. Use App Friday to find new apps

There are plenty of creatively themed educational apps to boost summer learning. Low on ideas for what to download? Browse the App Friday archives (our past blog posts and newsletters) for a variety of suggestions. Prefer email? Subscribe to our weekly newsletter to view a new list of apps each week.

5. Request a promo code (to try an app for free) from the developers

Want to try an app and test it out before you purchase it? Approach the developer for a promo code. Let them know you’ll tell your friends or leave an iTunes review if you like the app. If they are a small company, they may really appreciate your word of mouth marketing. Most app makers have a contact email on their website, in their app store description, or can be reached through social media accounts. Get in touch – it never hurts to ask!

Lorraine Akemann | Co-Founder and Editor | Moms With Apps

 

App Friday July 7th, 2017

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Edoki Academy invites preschoolers to learn with their new comprehensive Montessori Preschool, and Fairlady Media offers up some fun learning and a chance to relive the fireworks celebration with Grandma’s Beach Fun. Zap Zap Kindergarten Math teaches addition, measurement and more, and Money Up (updated with Spanish) teaches about the use of money. Plus, what do the Girl Scouts have to do with cybersecurity, and who doesn’t love a crazy good children’s book app? 

We’ll be away next week, but App Friday will return July 21.

Garry Froehlich 
Jellybean Tunes

Montessori Preschool
by EDOKI ACADEMY

An enchanting and engaging sandbox app that children will love to spend time in. It includes a cafeteria, restrooms, a garden, a playground…and lots of fundamental learning! Children will love the new games added regularly. Parents will love the one glimpse reporting page and the monthly activity to do at home that is included in their subscription!

Montessori Preschool
Montessori Preschool
Developer: EDOKI ACADEMY
Price: Free+

Grandma’s Beach Fun
by Fairlady Media

Join Grandma for fun in the sun! Choose rhyming words to cause airplane acrobatics, match up items under the umbrellas, go waterskiing with Grandpa, solve some coconut math, create crazy beach art, find words in a puzzle, discover wildlife in a tide pool, and finish the day by creating a spectacular fireworks show! Along the way you’ll learn about beach wildlife and water sports. Ages 5-9.

Grandma's Beach Fun
Grandma's Beach Fun
Developer: Fairlady Media
Price: $2.99

Zap Zap Kindergarten Math
by Visual Math Interactive Sdn. Bhd.

Perfect for children aged 3-6, Zap Zap Kindergarten Math is a fast-paced math game that introduces them to the essential foundations of mathematics, namely addition and subtraction, place value, measurement and data, and so much more!

Money Up! – Build Life Skills
by  pkclSoft

Money Up now supports the Spanish language! Looking for an ACCESSIBLE app to teach or reinforce how to use money in real life situations? Money Up is the perfect app for children learning to handle money, kids, teens and adults with developmental disabilities as well as for therapists who work with stroke survivors, those in the early stages of Alzheimer’s, and more.

Money Up! - Build Life Skills
Money Up! - Build Life Skills
Developer: pkclSoft
Price: $15.99

The Girl Scouts Just Created Cybersecurity Badges

Palo Alto Networks is teaming up with the Girl Scouts to promote coding, privacy and security. Sounds like a great idea. Here’s the press releaseRead more at fatherly.com.

Who doesn’t love a crazy good children’s book app?

Teachers with apps has a list of 10 quality book apps to share with your child. As usual, I agree with their choices. Read more at teacherswithapps.com.

About App Friday

App Friday highlights new or updated kids educational apps from family-friendly developers. We support independent app makers who design high quality and age appropriate apps with respect for children’s online privacy. Subscribe to our weekly newsletter to find out what’s new in children’s tech. Learn more about App Friday, and how YOU can participate, on the App Friday Info Page. We can’t wait to connect with you!

App Friday June 30th, 2017

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Count with Lonely Beast (free this Friday), learn about weather with the children’s book Rudi Rainbow, create candy (but clean up afterwards) with Mobo Candy Maker, get math tutoring through you phone or tablet with MathElf, and play with classic literature with WordWhile. Plus, gender stereotypes in movies and television, and an incredible image of sleeping whales.

Garry Froehlich 
Jellybean Tunes

The Lonely Beast 123
by Pilcrow

Free (regularly 1.99). Every day, The Lonely Beast counts everything in his house, from rubber duckies to delicious cakes and shooting stars. Join him as he waters his garden, reads books, cooks eggs and more. This app is a great way to help little beasts learn about the magic of numbers and counting – all the way from 1 to 12.

Rudi Rainbow
by Hello, November GbR

“Rudi Rainbow and the lost colors” is a children’s book teaching kids aged 5 and older about the weather and space. It consists of 40 interactive scenes with 14 fun characters, 6 educational parts and 6 mini games. Can you make Rudi colorful again?

Mobo Candy Maker
by Mobo Kids

Making the most delicious candy in the world while learning? Now it’s possible! Mobo Candy Maker has been designed to entertain and educate kids. They create colorful candy for guests such as Mr Dog or Hungry Pig. Create your own candy in three unique locations: Idyllic Beach, The Amazing Amusement Park, The Fit Park. Learn how to create different shapes and colors. Make a crazy mess and then clean it up too.

Mobo Candy Maker
Mobo Candy Maker
Developer: Mobo Kids
Price: $1.99

Math Tutoring and Homework Help
by MathElf

With MathElf, students everywhere connect with the most effective tutors in the country the moment they need help. Our tutors provide a safe and enriching learning environment, personally connecting with students and providing an opportunity for curiosity and the natural love of learning to thrive.

We have taken everything that was magical about in-home tutoring and made it available to students at a fraction of the cost and without all of the hassles of scheduling and minimum commitments. MathElf is changing the way families think about tutoring and proving that the highest quality tutoring can be accessible, affordable, and convenient.

WordWhile
by Studio Goojaji

In WordWhile, as excerpts from classics of poetry and prose scroll by, you fill in the blanks by choosing between the author’s word and another selected from a large and lovingly hand-picked set. Accurate or novel: either way you win! Novel choices can be Silly or Tricky. As you tap, tweak and titter away, you may come to learn a number of these gems by heart. For ages 9-11.

WordWhile
WordWhile
Developer: Gregory McDonald
Price: $0.99

Gender Stereotypes and Media

Common Sense Media looked at gender stereotypes in movies and television and how they affect children’s views of the world. You have to sign in the see the full report, but there’s a video, infographic, and blog post with highlights. While the results may not be surprising, it is easy to forget and fall into stereotypes, even when creating apps, and it’s good to remind ourselves about the issue. See more at Common Sense Media.

Amazing Image of Sleeping Whales

Sperm whales sleep by taking short naps, vertically. A giant creature seemingly suspended in the ocean makes for quite the visual, especially when there are several of them, looking something like an ancient stone circle. See it at kotke.org.

About App Friday

App Friday highlights new or updated kids educational apps from family-friendly developers. We support independent app makers who design high quality and age appropriate apps with respect for children’s online privacy. Subscribe to our weekly newsletter to find out what’s new in children’s tech. Learn more about App Friday, and how YOU can participate, on the App Friday Info Page. We can’t wait to connect with you!

App Friday June 23rd, 2017

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Experiment with Toca Lab: Plants, build school readiness with Preschool Puzzle Town from Highlights, dig up dinosaur bones with Dinosaur Fossils, and relax and doodle with the free Sensory Painting. Plus, Kids Academy, two-headed flatworms in space, and a new interactive kids’ video from Netflix.

Garry Froehlich 
Jellybean Tunes

Toca Lab: Plants
by Toca Boca AB

Experiment with plant characters, evolve them into new species and discover their unique personalities. Keep collecting plants until you’ve collected them all! The world of science just got a little bit weirder and a lot more fun with Toca Lab: Plants!

Toca Lab: Plants
Toca Lab: Plants
Developer: Toca Boca AB
Price: $2.99

Preschool Puzzle Town
by Highlights for Children, Inc.

Highlights Preschool Puzzle Town is a vibrant interactive town full of puzzles and activities for children ages 3+ where kids build school-readiness skills by playing their favorite puzzles!

Dinosaur Fossils – History for kids
by Abécédaire

Great fun for junior paleontologists to dig-up dinosaur bones and assemble their skeletons.

Game includes:
– 12 dinosaurs to assemble
– Dinosaur history timeline – Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous
– World map of dinosaur fossils

Kids Academy – preschool learning games for kids
by Kids Academy Co

Prepare your kid for success in preschool and beyond with our complete learning course for AGES 2 to 6. Set off your budding whiz on a twisted adventure with a thousand interactive games, videos, and off-screen activities!

Sensory Painting
by Sensory Apps Ltd

Sensory Painting is a simple to use, touch painting app that lets anyone make attractive but unusual patterned paintings and drawings. It is a fun way to explore and learn about symmetry, color, and pattern effects through touch. Produce mirror effects using tubes, fans, solids and lines, and add a touch of crazy animation once finished.

Sensory Painting
Sensory Painting
Developer: Sensory Apps Ltd
Price: Free

Netflix rolls out children’s interactive storytelling content

Netflix is experimenting with a choose-your-own-adventure style of show called “Puss in Book: Trapped in an Epic Tale.” I’m not sure it will take off when you take into account all the interactive content already available on tablets, but it is interesting. Read more at mobilesyrup.com

Flatworm Travels to Space With One Head, Comes Back With Two

The headline on this says it all. A flatworm reacted to being in microgravity by growing two heads. Read more at blogs.discovermagazine.com.

About App Friday

App Friday highlights kids’ educational apps from family-friendly developers. Subscribe to our weekly newsletter to find out what’s new in children’s tech. Learn more about App Friday, and how YOU can participate, on the App Friday Info Page. We can’t wait to connect with you!

App Friday June 16th, 2017

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Design fantastic creators with Creature Garden from Tinybop, engage some emotional intelligence with the story of Elliot Foxely, and enjoy playtime with Peekaboo Moona and Playtime in Appelsin Town. Plus, science lab apps, playful living, and why reading the same book over and over again isn’t such a bad thing.

Garry Froehlich 
Jellybean Tunes

Creature Garden
by Tinybop

Create wonderful, incredible, fantastical creatures. Give them hooves and horns, wings and beaks, or paws and claws. Play with your creatures in a wild garden of your own creation. Cross two creatures to see what new breeds you can make. Create, experiment, and play!

Creature Garden by Tinybop
Creature Garden by Tinybop
Developer: Tinybop Inc.
Price: $2.99

Peekaboo Moona
by Moona Group

Peekaboo Moona introduces your toddlers to fruits, veggies, farm animals, people of different professions, brave heroes, dinosaurs, means of transportation and colors. The app uses the game of peek-a-boo to help kids to learn a dozen new words. There are multiple narrator possibilities in English, Spanish, Chinese, French, German, Japanese.

Elliot Foxley
by Stavros Yiannoukas

Elliot Foxley is a classic coming-of-age story, and while the original music and charming voice-over bring the story to life, it is the beautiful, handcrafted water-colour illustrations that will transport your children back to the stories of your childhood.

Elliot Foxley
Elliot Foxley
Price: $3.99

PlayTime in Appelsin Town
by Appelsin Apps AB

Welcome to play in Appelsin Town where you can visit different animals and have a picnic, decorate your own cupcakes and plant and harvest carrots among other fun things. Fun learning games for kids where you learn how to grow vegetables and recognize different food, animals, colors and sounds in an entertaining way.

Virtual Labs: Digitalizing Science Labs

For older kids, the Learning Games Lab at New Mexico State University produces apps that introduce topics like using a microscope, gram staining, the pH scale, etc., all for free. Read more at Teachers with Apps.

Why Reading the Same Book Repeatedly Is Good for Kids
(Even If It Drives You Nuts)

Every child has their favourite stories, and apparently that’s a good thing. Read more at readbrightly.com.

Developmental Play and Learning

“Our goal is to help you get the most out of apps, toys, and games to facilitate development and learning through playful-living.”  Playful Living is a relatively new site with good posts about apps and toys. It is worth a look. Read more at playful-living.com.

About App Friday

App Friday highlights kids’ educational apps from family-friendly developers. Subscribe to our weekly newsletter to find out what’s new in children’s tech. Learn more about App Friday, and how YOU can participate, on the App Friday Info Page. We can’t wait to connect with you!

App Friday June 9th, 2017

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Put yourself in the story with Garden Guardian, practice grammar with Past Tenses, and enjoy the folk tale The Giant Turnip with spoken, written and sign language. Plus, control robots with Apple’s Swift Playgrounds, and can music help with language development?

Garry Froehlich 
Jellybean Tunes

Garden Guardian
by Polished Play

Become a magical garden protector and save the day! Learn how to care for your garden. Protect and raise a baby caterpillar through the stages of metamorphosis. Customize with your own photos. Use up to 10 emotional photo faces to animate your every mood in the story. Hilarious fun for kids and adults.

Planetarix—Memory Challenge
by Whaleby Games

This is the cutest, the most adventurous and challenging memory game in the universe. We predict no one will ever be able to solve ALL of the puzzles.

Planetarix—Memory Challenge
Planetarix—Memory Challenge

Past Tenses With Splingo
by The Speech And Language Store LLP

Over 60 verbs with Regular and Irregular Past Tense endings can be taught and reinforced through bright colorful images and entertaining game play. Splingo apps also have built-in, motivating reward games to encourage engagement. The reward game for Past Tense with Splingo invites children to create and build alien friends for Splingo!

The Giant Turnip-ASL
by Vineya

The classic Slavic folk tale “The Giant Turnip” takes on new life as a tool for bilingual education of deaf and hard of hearing children! Through this story of a grandpa and his family’s quest to pull out the giant turnip, the young reader can achieve early exposure to bilingualism and improve their language and literacy development.

The Giant Turnip-ASL
The Giant Turnip-ASL
Developer: Vineya
Price: Free

Control Robots with Swift Playgrounds

Apple has extended their learn to code app with support for certain robotic toys, drones, and an interesting looking cube that plays music. Read more at Apple.

Using Music And Rhythm To Help Kids With Grammar And Language

“Gordon is director of the Music Cognition Lab in the Department of Otolaryngology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She studies the connections between rhythm and grammar, and how rhythm and music training might help children with atypical language development.”

This is an ongoing study, but it would be amazing if it turns out music can help with language development. Read more at KQED News.

Judy Games on Android Infected with Malware

Several apps featuring a kid-friendly cartoon character named Judy are infected with malware that uses your phone to run ads in the background. Google has removed them from the store, but if you have one on your phone or tablet, it’s probably best to delete it. Read more at Yahoo.

About App Friday

App Friday highlights kids’ educational apps from family-friendly developers. Subscribe to our weekly newsletter to find out what’s new in children’s tech. Learn more about App Friday, and how YOU can participate, on the App Friday Info Page. We can’t wait to connect with you!

App Friday June 2nd, 2017

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Introduce kids to logic and coding with the race cars in Code Karts, read and puzzle out the riddle of St. Ives, and watch and read along with an adaptation of the classic Journey to the West. Plus London city guide for kids, and a Lego Professor of Play.

Garry Froehlich 
Jellybean Tunes

Code Karts – Pre-coding in preschool
by EDOKI ACADEMY

Code Karts is a fun way to introduce children from the age of 4 to the logic of coding.  Designed as a race track, easy to move coding bricks allow the child to decide where the car should go to reach the finish line.  It’s as easy as 123.

St. Ives: book & nursery rhyme
by StoryMax

To amuse and teach at the same time, St. Ives introduces the traditional English nursery rhyme “I was going to St. Ives” with fun and lovely characters: one man, seven women, and many, many cats! This rhyme is also known as a riddle because it encourages children to use logic concepts and deductive skills to find out how many people were going to St. Ives.

Journey to the West 1
by LITTLE FOX INC.

Wukong was punished for causing mischief in the realms of heaven and Earth, and was asked to escort and protect the Tang Monk on a journey to obtain sacred scriptures in India. Can the mischievous troublemaker Sun Wukong arrive safely in India? Find out by watching his exciting adventure!

Traveling with Arthur – London city guide for kids
by Marshmallow Games

Traveling with Arthur lets you travel the world in a single tap! In this app we will take you to the magnicent city of London. You will discover so many unusual things and for every major attraction there will be a different game that will make you feel like real tourists.

Lego Professor of Play

Yes, there is such a title, or there will be starting next year. Cambridge University, with a grant from the Lego Foundation, will focus on the role of play in education. I’m guessing there will be little plastic building bricks involved too. Read more at ITV.

About App Friday

App Friday highlights kids’ educational apps from family-friendly developers. Subscribe to our weekly newsletter to find out what’s new in children’s tech. Learn more about App Friday, and how YOU can participate, on the App Friday Info Page. We can’t wait to connect with you!

App Friday May 26th, 2017

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Get a year long subscription to ABCmouse for half price this Friday, engage in math games with Zap Zap Math, help the fire fighters with Little Fire Station, and make funny characters with Alphabet Mixup.  Plus, a study of digital vs. print books, and apps to avert summer slide.

Garry Froehlich 
Jellybean Tunes

ABCmouse.com – Early Learning Academy
by Age of Learning, Inc.

Welcome to ABCmouse.com – the #1 learning program for ages 2-8! You may subscribe to ABCmouse.com from within their app or you can log in to an existing account to get started immediately. ABCmouse.com teaches through a variety of interactive learning activities including games, books, animations, songs, art activities, puzzles and offline printables – all of which can be monitored by parents through an innovative Progress Tracker.

ABCMouse.com is currently offering 50% off a one year subscription on their website (follow this link to get the offer). You can access their main content through their website, or their app.

Zap Zap Math
by Zap Zap Math

Tackle math topics with an emphasis in higher order thinking skills. Zap Zap Math combines playtime and Grade K to 6 Math in the most fun and engaging way. The new multiplayer quiz feature creates a competitive classroom environment to learn math effectively. Parents and teachers get to track their kids math progress in real-time via the Web Dashboard. You can read a review at Teachers With Apps.

Little Fire Station – Fire Engine & Firefighters
by Fox and Sheep GmbH

Help the little fire fighters to go on missions to extinguish a fire, save an animal or to experience many other adventures! But it’s not only about the missions – enjoy the daily routine of our little fire fighters. Explore the fire station and interact with the objects, animals and firefighters in each room.

Alphabet Mixup
by Gothic Projects

This beautifully illustrated children’s book helps with learning the English alphabet. Mix up the top and bottom halves of the page to see some funny characters!

Alphabet Mixup
Alphabet Mixup
Developer: Gothic Projects
Price: $2.99

Preschoolers’ Story Comprehension Similar for Print and Digital Books

“The findings, presented on May 1 at the American Educational Research Association’s annual meeting in San Antonio, suggest that both digital stories and reading storybooks in person present opportunities for learning vocabulary and comprehension.”

They are careful to point out that digital stories are not a substitute for all of the benefits of a parent reading to and interacting with a child, but have found that digital stories can be a good type of “screen time.” Read more at NYU.

Great Apps to Avert Summer Slide – 2017

Yes, summer is coming up quickly. Teachers With Apps has a list of quality apps to help kids keep up their skills. Read more at Teachers With Apps

About App Friday

App Friday highlights kids’ educational apps from family-friendly developers. Subscribe to our weekly newsletter to find out what’s new in children’s tech. Learn more about App Friday, and how YOU can participate, on the App Friday Info Page. We can’t wait to connect with you!

App Friday May 19th, 2017

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Get Multi-touch Fractions from iDevBooks free this Friday, develop writing fluency with Fight Write from MadeByEducators, play hide and seek with Fiete, and read along as Mr. Rabbit finds the Missing Friend. Plus, a streaming TV device from PBS Kids, the secret use of the Narwhals’ tusks, and a simply amazing dinosaur fossil.

Garry Froehlich 
Jellybean Tunes

Multi-touch Fractions
by iDevBooks

Explore division of one unit into fractions with multi-touch. Touch any fraction of the unit with two or more fingers to further divide it by the number of touches. Touch two or more fractions with the same denominator to add them. In addition to open ended exploration, search given fractions by dividing and adding fractions until you find the correct fraction. You can also set your own fractions to search. Each fraction has its unique color which creates harmonious and beautiful combinations of fractions.

Multi-touch Fractions
Multi-touch Fractions
Developer: Esa Helttula
Price: $3.99

Fight Write
by MadeByEducators

Fight Write helps children to practice and develop fluency in their writing while having fun.
* Choice of joined up or print style
* Option to add own words allowing children to practice their spelling
* Instant feedback on letter forming accuracy

Fight Write - Writing Fun
Fight Write - Writing Fun
Developer: madebyeducators
Price: $2.99

Fiete Hide and Seek – Animals
by Ahoiii Entertainment

In the kids app Fiete Hide and Seek sailor Fiete has hidden in colorful landscapes and the children need to find him. On their search for Fiete the kids will meet cute animals, like cats, tigers and foxes, that are also waiting for being discovered. Now Available on Google Play.

Fiete Hide and Seek
Fiete Hide and Seek
Price: $2.99

Missing Friend – Icky Mr Fox
by Ickypen

Come along with Mr. Rabbit on an adventure to rescue his dear friend from the mischievous Icky Mr. Fox in this interactive book app. Explore beautiful and interesting scenery, learn new vocabulary and interact with quirky characters. Contains Ads.

Missing Friend - Lite
Missing Friend - Lite
Developer: ICKYPEN
Price: Free
Missing Friend - Icky Mr Fox
Missing Friend - Icky Mr Fox
Developer: IckyPen
Price: Free

PBS Kids Plug & Play

It looks like a toy race car, but it’s actually a stick that plugs into a television and streams PBS Kids’ new 24/7 channel, although it comes preloaded with games and content if there is no wifi available. Dedicated tablets for kids haven’t been particularly successful, but maybe there is room for a streaming device for kids. See more at PBS Kids.

What do the Narwhals do with their tusk?

It’s a little difficult to see what’s going on, but for the first time, scientists have captured footage of male Narwhals using their tusk for feeding, though probably not in the way you would expect. See more at Fisheries and Oceans Canada.

The Amazing Dinosaur Found (Accidentally) by Miners in Canada

This has to be one of the best preserved dinosaur fossils ever. See more at National Geographic.

About App Friday

App Friday highlights kids’ educational apps from family-friendly developers. Subscribe to our weekly newsletter to find out what’s new in children’s tech. Learn more about App Friday, and how YOU can participate, on the App Friday Info Page. We can’t wait to connect with you!