App Friday June 16th, 2017

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Design fantastic creators with Creature Garden from Tinybop, engage some emotional intelligence with the story of Elliot Foxely, and enjoy playtime with Peekaboo Moona and Playtime in Appelsin Town. Plus, science lab apps, playful living, and why reading the same book over and over again isn’t such a bad thing.

Garry Froehlich 
Jellybean Tunes

Creature Garden
by Tinybop

Create wonderful, incredible, fantastical creatures. Give them hooves and horns, wings and beaks, or paws and claws. Play with your creatures in a wild garden of your own creation. Cross two creatures to see what new breeds you can make. Create, experiment, and play!

Creature Garden by Tinybop
Creature Garden by Tinybop
Developer: Tinybop Inc.
Price: $2.99

Peekaboo Moona
by Moona Group

Peekaboo Moona introduces your toddlers to fruits, veggies, farm animals, people of different professions, brave heroes, dinosaurs, means of transportation and colors. The app uses the game of peek-a-boo to help kids to learn a dozen new words. There are multiple narrator possibilities in English, Spanish, Chinese, French, German, Japanese.

Elliot Foxley
by Stavros Yiannoukas

Elliot Foxley is a classic coming-of-age story, and while the original music and charming voice-over bring the story to life, it is the beautiful, handcrafted water-colour illustrations that will transport your children back to the stories of your childhood.

Elliot Foxley
Elliot Foxley
Price: $3.99

PlayTime in Appelsin Town
by Appelsin Apps AB

Welcome to play in Appelsin Town where you can visit different animals and have a picnic, decorate your own cupcakes and plant and harvest carrots among other fun things. Fun learning games for kids where you learn how to grow vegetables and recognize different food, animals, colors and sounds in an entertaining way.

Appelsin Town - Kids games 2-5
Appelsin Town - Kids games 2-5

Virtual Labs: Digitalizing Science Labs

For older kids, the Learning Games Lab at New Mexico State University produces apps that introduce topics like using a microscope, gram staining, the pH scale, etc., all for free. Read more at Teachers with Apps.

Why Reading the Same Book Repeatedly Is Good for Kids
(Even If It Drives You Nuts)

Every child has their favourite stories, and apparently that’s a good thing. Read more at readbrightly.com.

Developmental Play and Learning

“Our goal is to help you get the most out of apps, toys, and games to facilitate development and learning through playful-living.”  Playful Living is a relatively new site with good posts about apps and toys. It is worth a look. Read more at playful-living.com.

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