The Jellybean Tunes App Report: Volume 47

by Moms With Apps on September 19, 2012

Welcome to the 47th app report. Every week we bring you the latest news and product announcements from our network of family-friendly app developers, and this week we have a wonderfully diverse selection of offerings for math, reading, chess, games and more. If you have news to announce, or simply want to get a sneak peek at next week’s news, visit the Product Announcements forum.

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

News

AppyMall celebrates Talk like a Pirate Day Join in for pirate themed fun and giveaways on September 19, 2012 at 5:30PM PST Event Page on Facebook
Parent’s Choice Award Winners It’s great to see so many familiar developers winning awards. See all the winners.

Apps for Little Ones

Talking Animals Talking Animals by Bongly: Toddlers can touch to hear 24 different animals across jungle, farm and sea themes. iPhone and iPad: Free + $1.99 In-App Purchase

Books

Laloo the Red Panda Laloo the Red Panda by Laloo LCC: A fun-filled, animated children’s story about a red panda cub’s adventure in India! Your child will learn about an amazing endangered animal while being entertained by Laloo. iPad: $3.99
Heidi story collection - 3 in 1 Heidi story collection – 3 in 1 by JustKidsApps – Katrin Draemann Barothy: This story collection contains the three single apps ‘Heidi on the alp’, ‘Heidi in Frankfurt’ and ‘Heidi and Klara’. This story of a little girl who charms all (or at least most!) of those around her has been working its magic with children for over 130 years. iPad: $2.99 (sale – will be $8.99)
Thimble the Fairy's: Acorns and Tea (little fairy rhymes for little fairies) Thimble the Fairy’s: Acorns and Tea (little fairy rhymes for little fairies) by ZebraMinds, Inc.: A book written by a fairy? Yes! Thimble the Fairy’s first book for iPad! Acorns & Tea is a whimsical collection of Thimble’s favorite rhymes for little ones: How to build a fairy house, where fairies go in the winter, all the things fairies like – it’s all here! Twenty two delightful poems and rhymes children love to memorize – gently narrated by Thimble the Fairy herself! iPad: $1.99)
Tacky the Penguin - LITE New Lite Version Tacky the Penguin – LITE by Oceanhouse Media: Curious about the Tacky the Penguin series? Check out the free lite version of Tacky the Penguin on the App Store that includes the first eight pages of the interactive omBook. iPhone and iPad: Free

Chess

Chess Masters Chess Masters by Next is Great: Ever wanted to feel like one of the greatest chess players? Chess Masters offers 150 interactive challenges (“Master Moves” mode) taken from the best chess games in history. Find the best moves, improve your game and learn to win like the most famous chess players, then play against friends or test your skills against the computer! iPhone and iPad: $2.99

Games

Elfishki™ Game Collection - 3 fun fantastic games for kids in one! Elfishki Game Collection – 3 fun fantastic games for kids in one! by kidsiphoneapps.net: Now you get ALL of the Elfishki Games in ONE place. Contains “Decorate the Cake,” “Help Jeanso pack his backpack,” and “Sea I Spy.” iPad: $1.99
Connectorium Connectorium by Games for Soul: At its heart, Connectorium is a game about systems! When Nina wakes up one morning to a world where all connections have gone missing, it is up to her to help the people in her town, and to solve the mystery! (Watch Video) iPad: $2.99
Professor Kim : What´s missing here? Now for iPhone Professor Kim : What’s missing here? by appp media: A great game for one or two players! Who can spot the missing animal or object first? Is it the octopus, the clam or even the diving elephant? Help Professor Kim in his submarine to find what’s missing in the deep blue sea! iPhone: $0.99 (sale price), iPad: $1.99

Literacy

EdgeMates - French EdgeMates – French by Bob Dronski: EdgeMates is a fun, new way to help you learn a French vocabulary. Over 200 words in 11 categories are included. The object of the game is simple. A series of tiles are created that have vocabulary words on each side. Your goal is to place the tiles on the game board so that each word matches up with its translation on the connecting edge-its “edgemate”. (Watch Video) iPad: $2.99
Third Grade Reading Comprehension - English Fiction Third Grade Reading Comprehension – English Fiction by Abitalk: This reading comprehension app has twenty fictional stories about children’s daily life. You can also create and add your own stories to the app. Each story has about 250 – 400 words. Each story introduces new vocabulary and concepts, and is followed by a set of exercises that measure the student’s comprehension. iPad: $2.99

Math

1st Grade Math: Back to School Splash Math Fun games app 1st Grade Math: Back to School Splash Math Fun games app by StudyPad, Inc.: Splash Math is a fun and innovative way to practice math. With 13 chapters covering over 185 math skills and an endless supply of problems, it is by far the most comprehensive math workbook in the app store. iPad: $4.99
Montessori Geometry Montessori Geometry by Les Trois Elles Interactive: Do you remember ever wondering why you were studying geometry at school? Montessori Geometry was designed by Montessori teachers to ensure that your child will never have these doubts! Not only will this app make him/her realize that geometrical shapes are everywhere but it will also make him/her proud to be able to recognize and name them. (Watch Video) iPhone and iPad: $4.99
Polynomial Long Division Polynomial Long Division by Esa Helttula: Polynomial Long Division is the first iPad app to teach students how to solve polynomial division problems in a step-by-step scenario, breaking down the steps to make the difficult and intimidating process simple. The app offers problems for users to solve ranging in difficulty level; students select the type of problem they wish to complete and get started. Users are also able to enter their own long division problems, with up to a four-degree dividend and up to a three-degree divisor into the application. iPad: $3.99

Special Needs

Flashcards by Me Updated Flashcards by Me by Laughing Fairy, LLC: Quickly & easily turn your photos into flashcards. Choose which cards your child will see – specific letters, colors, shapes, action-words only, clothing, food, etc. The Flashcards by Me photo card App was created by a parent of a son with Down syndrome to help children learn vocabulary, sight words and receptive language – by using objects they are familiar with. Now universal for both iPhone and iPad. iPhone and iPad: $3.99

Time

Telling Time - Fun learn to tell time game [Free] Free to try version Telling Time – Fun learn to tell time game by StudyPad, Inc.: Tell time is an engaging and interactive app for iPad that teaches time to elementary kids in an exciting Jungle theme using beautiful clock designs and encouraging voice-overs. iPad: Free + $1.99 In-App Purchase
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Kim September 20, 2012 at 9:37 am

Montessori Geometry is showing as $4.99. ????

Thanks!

Moms With Apps September 20, 2012 at 10:06 am

Oh my, looks like you are correct. It’s possible that is was their introductory price last week. Thanks for the udpate, I’ve changed the post to reflect the correct price. –Lorraine

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