The Jellybean Tunes App Report: Volume 35

by Moms With Apps on June 19, 2012

Play with trucks, read a Little Critter book, learn letters and words, then grow strawberries. The 35th app report brings you the latest news and product announcements from our network of family-friendly app developers. If you have news to announce, or simply want to get a sneak peek 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, in order 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

The Toddler Lock App The Toddler Lock App by Tara Industries: This app is unique because it allows toddlers to flick though your photos and videos while the other screen functions are disabled so they cannot edit or delete your information. It also plays animations with the screen locked so they cannot exit out. NOTE: To disable the home button you will need the toddler lock iphone case. (Watch Video)
iPhone: Free
Kids Memory and Math Trainer by Lemberg Solutions: Choose the right picture, odd one out, find the match, learn the preschool math, – and all this in one game. Designed with a wonderful graphics – especially for the kids! Please note: this is a lite version of the game: with four levels opened to try them out before buying the full version through in-app purchase. (Watch Video) Google Play: Free + In-App Purchase
Farm Joy & Co Farm Joy & Co by AJA Digital Media: Kids from 3 to 6 will learn about Farm life over seasons and have fun with educational Activity Set – 4 in 1. Puzzles, Memory and Hidden Object games plus Interactive farm will entertain your children while improving their skills. (Watch Video) iPhone and iPad: $1.99
Kids Trucks: Alphabet Letter Identification Games Kids Trucks: Alphabet Letter Identification Games by Scott Adelman: Do your kids love trucks? Could they use some help reinforcing their letter identification skills? This app works on letter identification in a way that is fun and easy for toddlers and preschoolers to use. iPhone and iPad: $1.99, Nook: $0.99
Flutterby Butterflies Flutterby Butterflies by FeeFiFoFun: Flutter through the flower garden to learn colors, ABCs and first rhyming words. Illustrated by Alan Aldridge, “His Royal Master of images to Their Majesties the Beatles”, this multi-level matching game for ages 18 months and up grows with your child through four levels of fun. iPhone and iPad: $1.99
Dr. Panda‚Äôs Hospital - Fun Educational App for Kids Dr. Panda’s Hospital – Fun Educational App for Kids by TribePlay: What kid doesn’t think about being a vet or doctor? Here’s their chance to help Dr. Panda take care of animals at Dr. Panda’s Hospital. Your kid will greet 8 different animals in the waiting room, help them to their hospital beds, discover and treat their ailments – all while learning sequencing! iPhone and iPad: $1.99, Google Play: $1.99
WORD Cat Spell WORD Cat Spell by ZiggityZoom: Word Cat is a fun and educational, early learning, spelling-based app for preschool and kindergarten children. In this school readiness app, using the vowel “a”, children can choose to play one of two different levels, “making” 3 letter words OR “spelling” the given three letter words. iPhone: $0.99, iPad: $0.99
Trucks JigSaw Puzzles - JigSaw Puzzle Fun for Truck and Tractor Loving Kids! Trucks JigSaw Puzzles – JigSaw Puzzle Fun for Truck and Tractor Loving Kids! by Apps Kids Love – LLC: These puzzles are alive! Trucks JigSaw Puzzles combines high quality cartoon animations and the classic JigSaw puzzles that kids love! After each puzzle is completed a fun animation plays and kids enthusiastically play each one to learn how the trucks work and what they will do next. iPhone and iPad: $0.99 (launch special)

Books

Just a Mess - Little Critter Just a Mess – Little Critter by Oceanhouse Media: Little Critter’s search for his baseball mitt leads him to the doorway of his bedroom which is “just a mess.” Little Critter’s unique attempts at cleaning, accompanied with humorous illustrations, will leave parents and children laughing and wondering if he will ever find his baseball mitt. iPhone and iPad: $0.99 (introductory price)
Max the Artist Story Book -- FREE version Max the Artist Story Book by Yoomerang, Inc.: Max the Artist is a story book about an artist who uses creativity and art to save his local park. Yoodle Apps is publishing an early version of this story for FREE while we work on a variety of enhancements. iPad: Free

Math

Math Defense by Die Spider Die: A Math game that helps you learn math facts. Add, subtract, multiply and divide! Your city is under attack! You must defend it against the unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) that are advancing by hacking into their internal computers and sending the self-destruct codes for each UAV before it reaches your city! Google Play: $0.99, Amazon: $0.99
Marble Math Junior Marble Math Junior by Artgig Studio: Marble Math Junior is a fun, engaging way to practice basic 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. iPhone and iPad: $1.99

Parents

App Discovery by Windows Phone Parent App Discovery by Windows Phone Parent by BlueEyed Development: App Discovery by Windows Phone Parent is a one-stop hub for finding amazing Windows Phone apps for the whole family. Whether you are looking for parenting tools or educational apps for your little ones, we’ve got you covered! Windows Phone 7: Free

Plants and Animals

Aniballs by toddworld: Take a roll on the wild side with this fun puzzle game about endangered animals. Take a mobile safari with this fun and addicting puzzle game for Android devices. Capture endangered Aniballs from habitats around the world so they can be relocated to Aniball nature reserves. Google Play: $0.99, Google Play Lite Version: Free, Amazon: $0.99
Green Up Green Up by isygames: Do you like plants? Then play Green Up! In this family-oriented game, you can grow strawberries in the woods, palm trees in the desert or carnivorous plants in the jungle. Green Up is an app that provides four different landscapes-each with its own distinctive rainfall and temperature patterns-for nature lovers to grow plants from around the world. iPhone and iPad: $1.99

New Versions

Pre-K SPELL HD Pre-K SPELL HD by Holt Smith Ltd: The PRE-K SPELL HD 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. Now available for iPad: $0.99
Kids Crosswords Free Kids Crosswords Free by Learning Touch: Kids Crosswords Free is specially designed to teach fundamental reading and pre-reading concepts to young children. Now available in a lite version. iPhone and iPad: Free

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