App Friday March 17th, 2017 – Happy 7th Birthday!

Seven years ago this week, App Friday launched as a promotional effort to shine a spotlight on family-friendly apps. App Friday has marched steadily forward announcing new and updated apps every week, resulting in over 350 weeks worth of kids educational app news. We appreciate those very special volunteers who support this effort, and also the community of app makers who continue to create exceptional content for young children. Celebrate with us by sharing the #AppFriday hashtag today. We’d love to see you around!

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Get Grandpa’s Toy Shop free this Friday (and watch for Fairlady Media’s brand new app next week), move your body to animate your drawings with PupperMaster (one of the coolest uses of an iPad I’ve seen recently), journey to Miffy’s World with StoryToys, and play with the characters from the bedtime story, ‘The Gruffly.’ Plus, we have some big news from Happy Papi. After 2 years of hard work, their free create-and-customize-your-own educational app platform is now live and ready to explore.

Garry Froehlich 
Jellybean Tunes

Grandpa’s Toy Shop – FREE this Friday March 17th
by Fairlady Media

Design, build, and decorate ten different kinds of toys to sell in Grandpa’s Toy Shop! After you use your creative skills to make a new toy, you will have the satisfaction of seeing your unique toy on display in the shop. Then it’s time to advertise and price the toys, help customers, use the cash register, and clean up the shop. As the toys get sold, you’ll build new toys to restock the inventory. As always, Grandpa is a warm and wonderful coach! Ages 6-9.

Grandpa's Toy Shop
Grandpa's Toy Shop
Developer: Fairlady Media
Price: $2.99

by Shmonster LLC

PuppetMaster iPad app lets kids animate their drawings, toys, or anything they want, just by moving their body!

Developer: Shmonster LLC
Price: Free

Miffy’s World
by StoryToys

Based on the beloved picture books created by artist Dick Bruna. and the worldwide hit TV series: Miffy is brought to life in a gentle and beautiful 3D interactive app. Join Miffy as she explores her world. Have fun playing together. Help her chose what to wear, brush her teeth, or take a bath. Go outside and have fun in the garden. Play fetch with her dog Snuffy. Fly a kite. Help Miffy grow her very own fruit and vegetables and use them to bake a yummy cake.

Miffy's World
Miffy's World

Gruffalo: Puzzles
by Magic Light Pictures

Play with all the characters from ‘The Gruffalo’, the UK’s favourite bedtime story! Perfect for 3 – 6 year olds. Featuring 6 character led games and 18 levels that combine fun game play with intuitive design.

Gruffalo: Puzzles
Gruffalo: Puzzles

Happi Papi Reinvents Educational Apps with the Launch of Their New Learning Platform

“Create, play and share unlimited learning apps in any language. On, educators and parents can now create and play their own stunning learning apps in just a few minutes. Too busy to create your own apps? Choose from hundreds of apps and thousands of worksheet to play and practice on. You can even put together a collection of apps and worksheets with easy access for your children and students. And did we mention that the entire platform is free!”  See how it works at

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