The Jellybean Tunes App Report: Volume 43

While our network of family-friendly app developers has been quieter this week, we have some strong offerings in math, creative play and preschool apps in this, the 43rd app report.

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

Mulberry FingerPlays for iPad Mulberry FingerPlays by Mulberry Media Interactive Inc.: Remember that closeness you felt as you sang and played together with your Mom and Dad when you were little. Even if you don’t remember the words to “Eensy Weensy Spider”, you can probably still recall that special connection. With “Mulberry FingerPlays” HD video tutorials, now YOU can share that same, warm, experience with your own baby or preschooler and “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” won’t be the only song in your repertoire. It has over 20 classic fingerplays taught by Kathy Reid Naiman, a popular and treasured Children’s Entertainer. iPad: Free + $2.99 In-App Purchase, iPhone: Free
Trucks and Things That Go Trucks and Things That Go by Gil Weiss: Young children are fascinated by Things That Go and these colorful puzzles of the fastest, biggest and most amazing vehicles in the world will keep toddlers entertained for hours. From a spectacular giant bulldozer, crane, monster truck to a high speed train, spaceship, police boat and go-cart. Each has their name played in English and Hebrew so that children can learn what they’re called, build their truck, diggers and vehicles vocabulary, and start to develop word and picture association. iPhone and iPad: $1.99


Map My Globe Full Map My Globe Full by KidsAndBeyond, LLC.: Do you know how many countries there are in the world? Or which continent has the most countries? Test yourself, with KidsAndBeyond’s latest app, Map My Globe Full! Using our free app, Map My Globe HD, as a springboard, Map My Globe Full allows users to not only place the continents and oceans in their correct locations, but also gives users the opportunity to place each separate country within each continent! Place the countries in the correct location with the fewest errors to earn points and redeem fun travel-related prizes (in the app). iPad: $2.99, Map My Globe HD for iPad: Free


Montessori Numbers - Math Activities for Kids Montessori Numbers – Math Activities for Kids by L’Escapadou: From the creator of the award-winning Montessori Crosswords and Word Wizard apps, Montessori Numbers is designed to help build sound mathematical foundations in children aged 3-7 by using a concrete, visually significant material inspired from the Montessori methodology. iPad: $2.99


KinderTown adds a Learning Map with Top Apps With more than 100,000 users, KinderTown is celebrating 100 days of being a top 100 educational app by releasing its new Learning Map feature. We now have a learning map that puts the knowledge of child development and teaching into the hands of parents. It’s designed to help parents answer the question – “What should my child be learning?” and shows the “Top Apps” and (coming soon) activities to practice those skills. You can download the Universal KinderTown app on iTunes. iPhone and iPad: Free
2012 Global Ebook Award Winners Announced PicPocket Books is proud to announce that two of their ebooks have won awards: Celtic Run in the Children’s Literature category and The Scoop on Good Grammar in the Education category. In addition, Penelope the Purple Pirate by Melissa Northway won in the Children’s Picture Books category. See the full list of winners.


Felt Board Felt Board by Software Smoothie: Felt Board for the iPad and the NOOK has just received a new, free update that includes even more images for creative play and storytelling. New images include Humpty Dumpty, Billy Goats Gruff, Hey Diddle Diddle & more. Don’t forget to update and receive new content. iPad: $2.99, Nook: $1.99

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