The Jellybean Tunes App Report: Volume 49

by Moms With Apps on October 2, 2012

Make faces, play puzzles and have fun with math. The 49th 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

News

Oceanhouse Media Unveils “Record And Share” Feature in Dr. Seuss Digital Books: Dr. Seuss Enterprises and Oceanhouse Media today have unveiled a “Record and Share” feature for Dr. Seuss’s award-winning children’s digital books in the App Store. The first digital books to receive this feature are The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham and Dr. Seuss’s ABC, available in full and free LITE versions. For the first time users can record themselves reading a Dr. Seuss story and then share the recording with family, friends and teachers who also own the digital book. Watch Video
A Family Fun Page: ‘A Byte of This – N – That’ was created so the whole family can enjoy and get something out of it. Here parents are welcome to review their favorite apps, products etc with the community. There will be an activity for each day of the week. We are hoping to do some reviews on apps, products etc. There will be printable work sheets shared, recipes, information and so much more. Visit them on Facebook.
Halloween App Sale: From October 1st through 7th, the following omBooks (Oceanhouse Media digital books) are on sale on the app market:

Apps for Little Ones

JigSaw Zoo Animal Puzzles - Animated Puzzle Fun for Kids with Funny Cartoon Animals! JigSaw Zoo Animal Puzzles – Animated Puzzle Fun for Kids with Funny Cartoon Animals! by Apps Kids Love – LLC: JigSaw Zoo is a fully animated collection of comical jigsaw puzzles for kids. No kids puzzle has ever done this much! 12 animated scenes. Three difficulty levels, for all ages. Each puzzle has its own fun and funny cartoon! iPhone and iPad: $0.99 (launch special)
Peekaboo Trick or Treat with Ed Emberley Peekaboo Trick or Treat with Ed Emberley by Night & Day Studios, Inc.: Come Trick or Treating in the Peekaboo funhouse this Halloween! There are 14 costumed creatures waiting to pop out to delight and amuse. Find a puppy dressed up as a princess, a ghost with awesome dance moves, a friendly fire-breathing dragon, and more. Peekaboo Trick-or-Treat features the artwork of the Caldecott award winning author, Ed Emberley. iPhone and iPad: $1.99
Find Them All: looking for animals Updated Find Them All: looking for animals by Knbmedia: “Find them all: looking for animals” is a game for children from 2 to 8 years which offers them the opportunity to see animals in their natural habitat (farm, savannah, desert, etc.). Find animals, take photos, make jigsaws and more! Now includes 60 videos. iPhone and iPad: Free + In-App Purchases

Books

Storypanda Books - Read, Create, Share Kids Stories Storypanda Books – Read, Create, Share Kids Stories by Storypanda Inc.: Turn bedtime reading into a highly creative, family experience, all from one innovative app. Read from a stocked bookshelf of highly interactive children stories. From the books your child reads, together create a new story. Easily share your parent – child creation with other families all around the world. iPad: Free + In-App Purchases

Creative Play

Faces iMake - Right Brain Creativity Updated Faces iMake – Right Brain Creativity by iMagine machine LLC: Faces iMake is a tool for creating collages using pictures of every-day objects. We are happy to introduce: FACEWORLD. FACEWORLD is a virtual space where people create together, modify and improve each others art. It is a game, it is a challenge, it is a gallery. Just as an example: you could create a face, upload it to FaceWorld and within minutes someone on the other side of the globe, could download it to their own iPad, modify it and upload a modified version to appear next to yours. (Read blog post) iPad: $1.99

Literacy

3rd Grade Science Reading Comprehension 3rd Grade Science Reading Comprehension by Abitalk: This reading comprehension app has twenty science stories about science. 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

SoGaBee's Math Facts Fun: Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division SoGaBee’s Math Facts Fun: Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division by Marcel Widarto: Join Robot, Dino, and Sophie while learning basic math facts in a fun and engaging way. This app will help your child learn their basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division from numbers 1-12. There are three different game modes (Flash Card, Multiple Choice and Fill In), which will guide your child through the different stages of learning the math facts tables. iPhone and iPad: $1.99 (launch special)

Special Needs

Emotionary by Me.Mu Emotionary by Me.Mu by leehsueh: Emotionary by Me.Mu is an emotion diary tool designed for therapists (primarily speech-language therapists) or teachers who work with children and adolescents with autism, autism spectrum disorders, or similar mental disabilities. Understanding emotions is necessary in the development of social skills and empathy. While typical therapy often emphasizes recognition of emotions through flashcards, Emotionary by Me.Mu emphasizes the contexts in which they may appear. iPad: Free

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