App Friday April 14th, 2017

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Enjoy the Mother Goose Club from StoryToys, find Easter eggs with Fiete, put together animated jigsaws with Number Puzzles from Scott Adelman, brave bedtime with the first story in Love Laugh Read Children’s Books, and practice speech sounds with Boo Articulation Helper. Plus, the New York Times’ list of apps and games for kids on the go, and can doodling be good for you?

Garry Froehlich 
Jellybean Tunes

Mother Goose Club: Kids & Baby Video, Books, Games
by StoryToys

Turn screen time into learning time with Mother Goose Club! Our award winning content is beloved by preschoolers, parents and teachers worldwide. Using song, rhyme, play and dance, Mother Goose Club’s characters – Baa Baa Sheep, Eep the Mouse, Little Bo Peep, Jack B. Nimble, Mary Quite Contrary and Teddy Bear – bring preschool to the world and promote early literacy, mathematics, and more! Video

Fiete Hide and Seek
by Ahoiii Entertainment

Let´s seek Easter eggs with sailor Fiete. Fiete has hidden. Can you find him? Travel to enchanted forests, colorful jungles or rocky stone deserts, and tempt Fiete out of his hideout. On the journey through colorful landscapes kids will find cute animals like cats, rascals, little tigers and, of course, Easter eggs. Video

Fiete Hide and Seek
Fiete Hide and Seek
Price: $1.99

Number Puzzles for Kids: Counting Games
by Scott Adelman Apps

Kids learning to count will love these cute ocean-themed animated jigsaw puzzles! Put together the puzzle and the scene comes to life. The animals move and dance while children can “pop” numbers that fall from the sky for a ton of interactive fun.

Love Laugh Read Children’s Books
by Love Laugh Read

Braving Bedtime is the first installment of Allison Johnson’s children’s book series. Johnson’s books offer a fresh take on themes of gratitude, sportmanship, and love – within a beautiful biracial family. When her kids were four and five years old they started waking up with bad dreams. Johnson told them a bedtime story to help them conquer their nighttime fears. Now the family sleeps soundly through the night… and “Braving Bedtime” has gone on to help other children learn to be brave. Video

Boo Articulation Helper
by Bildligt talat AB

Boo Articulation Helper is an app that helps children with articulation difficulties by enticing the spontaneous exercise of individual speech sounds in a fun and functional way. Video

Apps and Games for Children on the Go

Whether you are travelling or just looking for something new, the New York Times has a list of worthwhile apps nicely broken up into age groups from toddlers to elementary school. Read more at nytimes.com.

Making Learning Visible: Doodling Helps Memories Stick

I suppose it depends on what they are doodling, but this is interesting – those little doodles could be improving memory. Read more at kqed.org.

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