Grow fruit, do puzzles and read a bedtime story. The 52nd 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.
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– Garry Froehlich | Jellybean Tunes
|In the Spotlight with Patrick Larsson of Happi Papi Melissa Northway interviews Patrick Larsson of Happi Papi where he talks about the Teacher App Evaluation Program he set up that helps put free apps into the hands of teachers as well as provide developers a chance to get their apps into the educational market.|
Apps for Little Ones
|Educational Wooden Puzzle Collection by Alexandre Minard: Have fun with 78 educational wooden puzzles on 6 different themes: Alphabet, Numbers, Animals, Circus, Toys and Aliens. By purchasing these six puzzles at once, you are saving over 50%! (Watch Video) iPhone and iPad: $4.99|
|Peekaboo People starring Richard Scarry’s Busytown by Night & Day Studios, Inc.: Richard Scarry’s Busytown characters join the Peekaboo series! An elevator inside an office building opens to reveal your favorite Busytown characters demonstrating different types of jobs. Catch a Carpenter hammering, a Doctor listening to Huckle’s heartbeat, and a Dancer’s arabesque! Toddlers will love playing peekaboo with these busy worker-bees, as they familiarize themselves with the names, sounds, and actions of each profession. iPhone and iPad: $1.99|
|Baby Plants Fruits2 by chen yibin: Children plant with their own hands and experience plants growing process from seeding to harvest. It’s an opportunity to learn natural science. What’s more, the app is drawn in both Chinese and English versions. Children will learn not only English words but also plants encyclopedia and Chinese pronunciation and their writing. iPhone and iPad: Free + $1.99 In-App Purchase|
|Marvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Now! – Dr. Seuss by Oceanhouse Media: Young Marvin K. Mooney has overstayed his welcome and the narrator has no shortage of ideas of how Marvin could go. “You can go on stilts. You can go by fish. You can go in a Crunk-Car if you wish.” Perfect for bedtime or anytime, this simple story and humorous illustrations are sure to bring laughs to the whole family. iPhone and iPad: $2.99 (introductory price), Google Play: $2.99|
|DC Super Friends: Haunted Heroes by ScrollMotion: The local Halloween festival is underway but the children think the haunted house is full of real ghosts! It’s up to the Super Friends to investigate, but are these heroes haunted by something more sinister? iPad: $4.99|
|Now for iPhone Gerry the Giraffe by PicPocket Books: Gerry the Giraffe wants to join the volleyball team but they think he’s too small and not strong enough. Upset because he isn’t invited to summer volleyball camp, he finally realizes what he has to do. Over the summer, while the team is away, something amazing happens from Gerry’s hard work. iPhone: $1.99|