The Jellybean Tunes App Report: Volume 38

by Moms With Apps on July 10, 2012

Learn letters, make a scene or journey to the moon with books and apps from the 38th app report. 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 support independent developers by leaving a rating or writing a review.

- Garry Froehlich | Jellybean Tunes

Apps for Little Ones

Cartoon ABC Cartoon ABC by Kids Academy Company: Cartoon ABC is an animated alphabet that introduces children to the exciting world of letters! Every time young explorers tap a letter or an object they can see a cute animated video. This game-like learning encourages kids to explore more and to learn by playing. iPhone and iPad: $1.99
Make A Scene: Farmyard Make A Scene by Innivo Ltd: Make a Scene is a fun, interactive game that engages children’s natural sense of creativity. It’s aimed primarily at young children, but will provide hours of entertainment for children (and adults!) of all ages. Helping to develop vocabulary, fine motor skills, co-ordination and creative thinking, Make a Scene offers a great way for children to play and learn at the same time. (Watch Video) Farmyard (iPad): Free for a limited time, Under The Sea (iPad): $1.99, Safari (iPad): $1.99, Outer Space (iPad): $1.99
Animal Pals! Animal Pals! by Crumpeta: Created for younger children by parents of toddlers, Animal Pals! is a fun and interactive toddler educational game that teaches animal names. Animal Pals! was designed in consultation with a child and toddler learning specialist to create a balance of education and interaction. iPhone: Free for a limited time

Books

Pets In Pants HD Pets In Pants HD by PicPocket Books: Have you ever wondered what your cat, dog. or goldfish wears when your back is turned? Look inside this pants-tastic book and see the craziest pets in the most weird and wonderful underwear ever made! iPad: $2.99
The Animated ABC Book The Animated ABC Book by Jim Bryson: The Animated ABC book, is an engaging and fun way for children to learn their ABC’s. It is fully animated from start to finish, with fun sounds and illustrations to keep children entertained while they learn! (See Sample Animation, Second Sample) iBooks for iPad: $0.99
Journey to the Moon Journey to the Moon by Angela Murphy & Graham Tuck: Matthew and Cameron are brothers who are determined to build a spaceship to travel to the Moon. They are helped along the way by Lilian the cow, who also has a secret desire to travel to the moon. The boys learn that sharing and helping each other can make life’s adventures a little less complicated and much more fun. iBooks for iPad: $3.99

Literacy

Coop Phonics Coop Phonics by Play Love Learn: Adventure with your child and teach them to read. Parents and kids play together! Parents are in charge of leading this social learning experience! Our games focus is to get you and your child to talk, learn, and share with each other. You have never had a gaming experience like this before. iPhone and iPad: $1.99

News and Reviews

AppStar Picks: Best Apps for Kids Reviews AppStar Picks: Best Apps for Kids Reviews by AppGrade: has been updated with seventy new kids’ apps reviews and has added two review sites: The iMums and Apps for Homeschooling. AppStar Picks now provides over 320 detailed reviews from six independent review sites all featuring top fun and educational apps for children. iPhone and iPad: Free
The Lion And The Mouse By Kid-mind Studios The Lion And The Mouse By Kid-mind Studios by China Melonking International Group co., Limited: Read the review at iHeartThisApp. iPad: $2.99
Color Vacuum Color Vacuum by Curious Hat: Featured under New and Noteworthy in the Education section of the App Store! This unique, interactive and educational app by Curious Hat encourages children to explore, experience and experiment with the world of color in their immediate environment. iPhone and iPad: $0.99

Promotions

There’s still time to win 50 apps! Independence Week Celebration – 50 App Giveaway on the Kid-Capsule Blog! Ends Midnight July 12th EDT

Sales

School Fonts - learn to write your abc, numbers, words and more. School Fonts – learn to write your abc, numbers, words and more by demografix pty ltd: Learn to write the correct letters, numbers and words in the US education approved plain and cursive fonts. iPhone: On Sale for $0.99
iCommunicate. iCommunicate. by Grembe Inc.: 30% off Summer Sale iCommunicate lets you design visual schedules, storyboards, communication boards, routines, flash cards, choice boards, speech cards, and more. It is customizable to your needs. iPhone and iPad: $34.99
Holt Smith Kids Summer SaleAll apps are $0.99 or Free for July! The Holt Smith parent developed school readiness apps are compelling primers that help children scaffold the concepts of letters, word structure, spelling, rhyming, numbers, counting, and addition through tracing, picture and color association, and phonics.

Updates

Alphabet Jumbled Alphabet Jumbled by Pixel Interactive: Had enough of same old Alphabet song, flash cards and posters? Here’s a fun interactive app to get your kids started on their ABCs! Updated to include improved fonts, options for capital and plain letters, and an option for phonics audio. iPad: $1.99
MathLands - Kids Logic Game & Brain Builder for Math and Critical Thinking MathLands – Kids Logic Game & Brain Builder for Math and Critical Thinking by Mamanijo: Now offers a FREE game mode with access to 6 different math, logic, and puzzle games iPad: Free + $1.99 In-App Purchase

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