The Jellybean Tunes App Report: Volume 34

Learn about dinosaurs, play marble math, travel with a magnificent palace, or connect with your grandchildren. The 34th app report brings you the latest news and product announcements from the members of the Moms With Apps network. If you have news to announce, or simply want to get a sneak peak at next week’s news, visit the Product Announcements forum.

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

Flashcards by Me Flashcards by Me by Laughing Fairy, LLC: Make your flashcards meaningful to your child! The intent of the easy to use App is to have the parent upload their own images from which their children can learn vocabulary. So instead of seeing pictures of a random dog, your child will see pictures of their own dog. And you can record your own voice to say the name of each picture you upload. iPad: $3.99


Pinocchio by Minoas Editions: Greek Interactive Kids Storybook Pinocchio by Minoas Editions: Greek Interactive Kids Storybook by Anlock: Pinocchio by the Italian author Carlo Collodi is considered to be a masterpiece of children literature, a story that transcends time and cultures. Minoas and Anlock bring this masterpiece to the iPad in Greek. iPad: $3.99, Lite Version
The Magnificent Travelling Palace The Magnificent Travelling Palace by PlaneTree Family Productions: “The Magnificent Travelling Palace” is a unique magical adventure story told through the eyes of 4 children on an amazing journey. With more than 26 Stunning 3D computer illustrations and animations and with rich music score and authentic sounds, an enchanting atmosphere is being created through which the story comes alive. (Watch Video) iPad: $1.99


DoubleScoop DoubleScoop by DoubleScoop: DoubleScoop connects grandparents and kids in a super safe and private way. Kids as young as 3 and their grandparents can draw pictures, sing songs, tell stories and exchange photos. Everything is archived in one place, so it’s easy to go back and look at what has been shared over time. iPhone and iPad: Free


Monkey Blocks Monkey Blocks by Vesta Software, LLC: Help Sylvester and Simon build words from clues using syllable blocks before time runs out and all your bananas are gone! iPhone and iPad: $0.99


Marble Math Marble Math by Artgig Studio: Marble Math is a fun, engaging way to practice core math concepts that your kids are learning in the classroom. The object of the game is to solve a variety of math problems by collecting numbers as you roll or drag your marble through a series of mazes. Earn new marbles and collect bonuses while reinforcing key concepts in pursuit of a high score. For ages 9-12+ iPhone and iPad: $1.99

School Kids

Ansel and Clair: Cretaceous Dinosaurs Ansel and Clair: Cretaceous Dinosaurs by Cognitive Kid, Inc.: From the creators of the award winning “Ansel & Clair Adventures in Africa” app comes a new series of Ansel & Clair adventures focused on dinosaurs. It starts with Ansel & Clair visiting a modern dinosaur dig site. They meet a paleontologist who helps them uncover fossils from the Cretaceous period. Ansel & Clair then travel back in time to Cretaceous period where they learn a variety of different concepts and contextual subjects. iPad: $1.99
First Grade Learning Games First Grade Learning Games by Kevin Bradford: 10 fun mini-games to help your child learn First Grade lessons! Teach them reading, spelling, math, fractions, compound words, contractions, and more! Whether they are just starting first grade, or need to review and master the subjects, this is a perfect learning tool for your kids aged 6-8. iPhone and iPad: Free + In-App Purchase
Let's Learn Time Let’s Learn Time by StudyPad, Inc.: Learning Time is an engaging and interactive textbook for iPad, which uses the capabilities of the latest iBooks 2 platform. The textbook contain nine chapters which progressively teach time, beginning from understanding clocks to elapsed time. The chapters are replete with beautiful graphics, voice for telling time and animated examples that make learning time fun for kids. iBooks for iPad: $1.99
Go Dodo Go! Go Dodo Go! by GammaPoint, LLC: Go Dodo Go is a multiplayer interactive educational game for kids which helps in memorizing various animals and birds. The game provides visual and audio clues similar to flash cards. iPad: Free

Special Needs

Stories About Me Stories About Me by Limited Cue, LLC: Telling a story is a great way for kids to improve their communication skill. Stories About Me enables children illustrating their ideas into words, stimulates their creativity and strengthens memory recall skill. It’s an exceptional way for kids, especially kids with autism and special needs to have fun and learn at the same time. iPad: Free + In-App Purchase


ACT interviews Scott Weiner of Weiner Family Studios.

Updates and New Versions

Reading Raven by Early Ascent, LLC: Reading Raven, a top 50 educational iPad app, is now available on the iPhone! iPhone: Free + In-App Purchaces
Brush of Truth by Story Bayou, Inc.: Brush of Truth has added a new feature for Kindle Fire and Android users. Go to the menu on your device, and you can adjust text size by sliding a bar. Google Play: $1.49, Amazon: $1.99

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