The Jellybean Tunes App Report

Welcome to the very first installment of the Jellybean Tunes App Report!  This column will highlight the incredible selection of new, family friendly apps from our Moms With Apps members.

This week is all about diversity.  In fact, there is far more diversity than I realized when I started this project.  There are of course many apps for the iPhone and iPad, but also a growing number of Android apps, and even something new for the Nook.

We have a wonderful selection of not-too-scary books in time for Halloween, and Miss Melody Kitty makes her return.  Learn to draw animals, mix music, sharpen math skills and more in our Education section.  There are puzzles, bubbles, cars and matching games awaiting you in Games.  Make chores fun, manage an allowance, or design your own Lucha Libra mask (how cool is that?).  There’s even an entry in the Music section from your humble Jellybeans.

Did I mention that Duck Duck Moose has released an album of children’s music, plus an Android version of their incredibly popular Wheels on the Bus app?  Make sure you read to the end.

If you purchase an app, remember to leave a review! For the latest prices (which often change) please click to the iTunes App Descriptions for each app using the links below.

– Garry Froehlich | Jellybean Tunes

Nook Color

DoReMemory by Stacey Jett: DoReMemory is an educational tool for learning music notes on the treble and bass clefs. It’s designed to be fun and rewarding for kids just starting out learning piano. Nook

Books

The Berenstain Bears Go on a Ghost Walk by Oceanhouse Media: As the Ghost Walk approaches, will Papa Bear learn the hard way that one bear’s fun is another bear’s nightmare? BOO!
iPhone and iPad
Android
The Three Pandas Animated Storybook The Three Pandas Animated Storybook by See Here Studios LLC: The Three Pandas is an animated interactive bilingual (English and Chinese) storybook adapted from the Goldilocks and the Three Bears fable transplanted to the bamboo forests of China.
iPhone and iPad
Miss Melody Kitty's Daydream Adventures Miss Melody Kitty’s Daydream Adventures by Spirit-led Designs: A storybook app for the iPad about a special cat who loves to daydream, and is always wishing she could be something other than who she is. Then one day she discovers something very special about herself. Includes a sign language video. iPad
Chrissie's Shell HD Chrissie’s Shell HD by PicPocket Books: “Chrissie’s Shell” is an inspiring story about finding one’s own God-given worth instead of looking at one’s limitations.
iPad
 Boo! by PicPocket Books: Halloween with Sophie and Sam is magical. Come meet the owls, pumpkins and ghosts on Halloween night with a playfully spooky (but not scary) rhyming tale.
iPhone
iPad
 Go Away, Big Green Monster! by Night & Day Studios, Inc.: Turn scary into silly this Halloween when Ed Emberley’s beloved and best-selling book, Go Away, Big Green Monster!, comes to mobile.
iPhone
iPad
 Cherry Tree by Ridili GmbH: The imaginative and funny animated story about a little girl and her beloved cherry tree is available in four languages (English, German, Russian, French). Every scene offers hidden movement and sound effects for the little reader to discover. iPhone
iPad

Education

 25-in-1 free educational games HD by A&R Entertainment: 25-in-1 Free Educational Games HD 1.0 for iPad offers the perfect opportunity to try out 25 different best-selling games from A&R Entertainment for free.
iPad
 Murky Reef: Reading, Math & Logic Games by Frolyc: Puff, a pufferfish and his friends live in Murky Reef. You must answer questions and help Puff stop a ravenous grey reef shark’s repeated attacks. Can you save the reef?
iPad
 Tap Times Tables by pkclSoft: Learn your times tables with a fun and well-paced memory game. Includes Game Center achievements and leaderboards.
iPhone and iPad
 Subtracting Sardines HD by Operatio: Solve math subtraction from 1-9 right up to 9-9. Count from -8 to 8, both visually and verbally (US English). From the makers of Adding Apples.
iPad
 Toddler Activity Island by EduGame UK: Activity Island features four entertaining games which enhances children’s knowledge of basic numeracy, promotes visual discrimination skills and allows the development of creativity.
iPhone
 Color Mix (Halloween) by A+ Kids Apps & Educational Games, LLC: Other apps only let your children choose a crayon color. Color mixing allows them to explore their creativity by learning to mix colors and then paint “masterpieces” with them.
iPhone
iPad
 Cool Backyard Animals by Cool Baby Apps: Take a stroll with our mascot Shortie the Westie as he asks the suspenseful question: “What’s that!?” introducing animals your little one can readily identify outside!
iPhone, Android and Amazon
 DJ Mix Kids by Technolio Inc.: This app turns the iPad/iPhone into a fun musical mixer where children can modify a song they know by adding different beats, percussion instruments, effects and even their own voice (on iPad)!
iPhone and iPad
 iLuv Drawing Animals – Learn to draw 40 animals by MyVijan LLC: Does your child love to draw? They can learn to draw animals by tracing over the simple steps. Encourage their creativity by helping them learn with this easy to use drawing and coloring application.
iPad
 Puzzleography by Free Range Eggheads: Puzzleography is an open ended puzzle style geography app! With tons of content and multiple levels, it’s sure to be challenging and entertaining for kids age 1 to 101.
iPad
 JANES ABCs 123s by JANES Works Co.: JANES ABCs 123s is a set of interactive flash cards, developed mainly to teach children their ABCs and letter sounds to prepare children for reading. The program also includes Numbers, Colors, and Shapes.
iPhone and iPad
Android
Trunky learns letters by Serious Games Interactive: Learning over 200+ Dolch Words (High Frequency) will help your child learn to read better. In the game children must navigate Trunky to find the right letters for a word, and of course Trunky gets thrilled when you succeed.
iPhone and iPad
Trunky learns numbers by Serious Games Interactive: In the game children must navigate Trunky to find the right numbers for algebra questions, and of course Trunky gets thrilled when you succeed. Developed in collaboration with experts in game-based learning.
iPhone and iPad

Entertainment

 Lucha Libra USA: Make you own Masked Warrior by Night & Day Studios, Inc.: Ever dream of stepping into the ring and becoming a Luchastar? Or wearing a mask and creating your own persona to show off to your family and friends? In the Lucha Libre USA Make Your Own Masked Warrior, you can create your very own personalized character and intimidate your enemies.
iPhone

Finance

 iAllowance LT by Jump Gap Software: Put piggy banks and paper money behind you! iAllowance is the only thing you need to manage your child’s finances and teach him or her about saving and spending money.
iPad

Games

 Stop and Go! by Shortstack: Stop and Go! teaches toddlers and preschoolers about different kinds of cars and trucks. They can operate a stoplight, or touch the cars to make them stop and go.
iPhone Lite
iPhone Full
iPad Lite
iPad Full
 PuzSpin by Flouston: If your kids like jigsaw puzzles, this will just tickle them! Move and rotate pieces to make the picture complete. Play with the included pictures – or scan/photograph the favorite drawings of your kids and import them to the game.
iPad
 Muddle Doodle by Play This! Studios: Muddle Doodle brings action to matching games. With the game board changing all the time, can you keep up and find as many matches as you can?
iPhone
iPad
Android
 Musical Bubbles by Free Range Eggheads: Kids ages 1-4 will delight endlessly in this game that combines the joy of bubbling popping and music all in one. Choose from one of twelve available songs and pop away!
iPhone and iPad
A Halloween Coloring Book by Weiner Family Studios: If your kids are looking for a fun way to decorate or KILL some time try coloring a large variety of ghosts, witches, vampires and pumpkins.
iPhone and iPad

Music

Playtunes Piano Lite by Jellybean Tunes: Play songs along with the bouncing starfish, find all of the hidden sounds, and make your own music, both silly and sublime on this bright and colorful piano/trumpet/violin for young children.
iPhone and iPad

Productivity

 You Rule Chores by Opposite Inc: By taking the chore-doing experience and packing it to the brim with imagination, real-life rewards (and reward ideas) and a little competition You Rule transforms kids into chore-doing monsters.
iPhone

Music Album

 Duck Duck Music: Favorite Children’s Songs by Duck Duck Moose: Duck Duck Music features classical music arrangements of timeless children’s songs, which have been passed along for generations. The performers in this album are world-class musicians from the New England Conservatory, Stanford University, and the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra.
iTunesAnd if that wasn’t enough, their fun, interactive musical book Wheels on the Bus is now available for Android.

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