The Jellybean Tunes App Report: Volume 32

Dress a knight, learn to spell, keep a journal and follow the life cycle of a butterfly. The 32nd app report brings you the latest news and product announcements from the members of the Moms With Apps network.

Parents, please take a moment to read the full app descriptions, and to screen the apps you download, to fully understand the features and elements in the app. If you find an app you like, please write a review.

– Garry Froehlich | Jellybean Tunes

Apps for Little Ones

Dress a Knight of Carrot Castle Dress a Knight of Carrot Castle by Purple Carrot Books: The wildly popular game from The Prisoner of Carrot Castle iPad book app is now available as an app for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. Kids love to play dress-up games. Slide the battle gear into place. Then once the knight is dressed, receive a reward of animation and “cheers.” iPhone and iPad – Free
Play Zone Play Zone by ICON, LLC: Play Zone immerses your young learner in the zone of 4 inspiring role models: Princess, Doctor, Athlete, and Fire Fighter. Once you enter his or her zone, each character greets you with a dance and presents 6 fun and educational activities to choose from. iPhone and iPad – $0.99 (introductory price)
Pre-K SPELL Pre-K SPELL by Holt Smith Ltd: The PRE-K SPELL parent developed school readiness app is a compelling spelling primer that helps children scaffold the concept of letters and spelling by spelling simple words through photo and color association aided by a narration that children can connect with. iPhone – $0.99

Books

I Want to Be a Tiger - Interactive Picture Book for Kids I Want to Be a Tiger – Interactive Picture Book for Kids by fantastoonic: I Want to Be a Tiger is a cute rhymed story about a little boy who wants to be a tiger when he grows up. He dresses up in a tiger costume, dreams aloud and shares with kids his deepest desire – to be a tiger, a huge, courageous and free animal who can do everything it wants such as play basketball with sloth bears, play hide and seek with rhinos, have fun and sleep in jungles and much more! (Watch Video) iPhone and iPad – $1.99
Angus and Max Blast Off! - a deep space adventure Angus and Max Blast Off! – a deep space adventure by Hamson Design Group Pty Ltd: A mysterious noise from the backyard wakes Angus from his sleep, and he soon finds himself taking off into the wonderous depths of the solar system with his eager dog Max. Get involved in the story as you get to help with a variety of tasks, as Angus and Max whizz past planets, stars, comets and asteroids on the way to the fascinating dwarf planet Pluto. (Watch Video) iPhone and iPad – $2.99
Cinderella by LullaTales Cinderella by LullaTales by Seven Heroes: Touching and beautiful – Cinderella’s story is still moving and exciting. Hundreds of years after its publication, and it is yet to grow old. Modesty, kindness and beauty stand up against cruel and impudent vanity. Will the magical touch of true love help Cinderella liberate from slavery of her stepmother? iPad – $0.99
Puss In Boots by LullaTales Puss In Boots by LullaTales by Seven Heroes: What do you think will happen when a cat becomes the main character in a fable? This extraordinary story about a true hero conquering the world will happen, that’s what! Unbelievable adventures, gorgeous songs and the great sense of humor of Puss in Boots will show you how talent and cunning can change one’s life! iPad – $0.99

Journals

Kid's Journal Kid’s Journal by App of Approval, LLC: Asking children to reflect on their day is an important learning activity. Kid Journal easily allows children to focus on the content of their reflection with an easy-to-use interface. Children can record their feelings, location (i.e. home, school, on vacation), or the weather. Kid’s Journal entries have the option to post a photo and include room for text to add more details about the day. iPad – $2.99

Literacy

Enchanted Dictionary 4-6th Grade Enchanted Dictionary 4-6th Grade by Golden Communications LLC: Enchanted Dictionary 4-6th Grade helps students learn core vocabulary for Science, Social Studies, English/Language Arts, and Math. The words of the definition fly in, but float out of order until you flick them correctly into place. You can choose from over 650 definitions, or enter your own custom definitions. iPad – $1.99
Simplex Spelling Phonics 2 Syllables - Spell To Read Simplex Spelling Phonics 2 Syllables – Spell To Read by Pyxwise Software Inc.: Simplex Spelling is one of the best ways to improve English spelling and reading skills. Using a powerful combination of phonics lessons, spelling/word patterns, syllabication, our unique “reverse phonics” (phonics encoding) approach and contextually relevant spelling rules. (Watch Video) iPhone and iPad – $4.99

Math

Bugaboo Flashcards Bugaboo Flashcards by Bugaboo Math Games For Kids: Watch the jumping bug wave its antennas and laugh as you solve flashcards! Get stickers for correct answers! This flashcard game is a fun way for kids to learn math facts. Through sound and animation, kids are encouraged to keep solving problems. The game is customizable: you choose the numbers and the type of problem (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division). (Watch Video) Amazon – $0.99
Montessori Bead Skip Counting Montessori Bead Skip Counting by MontessoriTech: Montessori Bead Skip Counting uses the Montessori colored bead chains to show the relationship of number multiples in a chain/number line format. It teaches skip counting with Montessori beads as a precursor to multiplication tables/math facts in a visual form. iPad – $1.99

Science

Butterfly HD Butterfly HD by Sprout Labs: From the same team that developed the popular Plants HD app, Butterfly HD delivers high-quality interactive content about butterflies and their lifecycle. The app brings to life one of nature’s most amazing transformations. iPad – $1.99

Sales and Promotions

Sale: Jellybean Jigsaws A to Z – Learn the Alphabet with Fun Puzzles by Garry Froehlich: Learn letters and words through puzzles with 5 different difficulty levels. Better still, kids can turn their photos into puzzles, so they’ll never run out of new puzzles. iPhone and iPad – $0.99 (half price)

News and Reviews

Sight Words Hangman by Marcel Widarto: has been downloaded over 10,000 times! iPhone and iPad – $1.99
FREE Elfishki and the Unwelcome Guest Show by kidsiphoneapps.net: This magical fairy tale is now available in a free iPhone version. iPhone – Free
iLearnwords Japanese FREE by Chrome InfoTech LLP: A lite version for iPhone – Free

Updates

Dr. Panda, Teach Me! – Preschool by TribePlay: Now includes French, and allows parents to choose a set of mini-games for their child. (Watch Video) iPhone and iPad – $1.99
OnScreen DNA Model by OnScreen Science, Inc.: OnScreen DNA Model provides you with a beautiful DNA model in 3D perspective to play with and to learn the basics of DNA structure from. Now optimized for the new iPad retina display. iPad – $3.99
OnScreen Gene Transcription by OnScreen Science, Inc.: OnScreen Gene Transcription shows how DNA’s genetic code actually works. Now optimized for the new iPad retina display. iPad – $2.99
Children’s Stories – FarFaria by Intuary: FarFaria offers over 100 beautiful & fun picture books for kids ages 2-9 with new books every week. And, it’s totally free for 30 days. Now with improved graphics, fonts and the ability to restore subscriptions. (Watch Video) iPad – Free + $3.99 subscription

2 thoughts on “The Jellybean Tunes App Report: Volume 32”

  1. Thank you very much for sharing our app Kid’s Journal. We really have been getting great feedback from parents and teachers. Asking kids to reflect on their day and their learning experiences needs to start early! Thanks for sharing … Please let us know if we can help in any way!

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