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Experiment with Toca Lab: Plants, build school readiness with Preschool Puzzle Town from Highlights, dig up dinosaur bones with Dinosaur Fossils, and relax and doodle with the free Sensory Painting. Plus, Kids Academy, two-headed flatworms in space, and a new interactive kids’ video from Netflix.
Toca Lab: Plants
by Toca Boca AB
Experiment with plant characters, evolve them into new species and discover their unique personalities. Keep collecting plants until you’ve collected them all! The world of science just got a little bit weirder and a lot more fun with Toca Lab: Plants!
Preschool Puzzle Town
by Highlights for Children, Inc.
Highlights Preschool Puzzle Town is a vibrant interactive town full of puzzles and activities for children ages 3+ where kids build school-readiness skills by playing their favorite puzzles!
Dinosaur Fossils – History for kids
Great fun for junior paleontologists to dig-up dinosaur bones and assemble their skeletons.
– 12 dinosaurs to assemble
– Dinosaur history timeline – Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous
– World map of dinosaur fossils
Kids Academy – preschool learning games for kids
by Kids Academy Co
Prepare your kid for success in preschool and beyond with our complete learning course for AGES 2 to 6. Set off your budding whiz on a twisted adventure with a thousand interactive games, videos, and off-screen activities!
by Sensory Apps Ltd
Sensory Painting is a simple to use, touch painting app that lets anyone make attractive but unusual patterned paintings and drawings. It is a fun way to explore and learn about symmetry, color, and pattern effects through touch. Produce mirror effects using tubes, fans, solids and lines, and add a touch of crazy animation once finished.
Netflix rolls out children’s interactive storytelling content
Netflix is experimenting with a choose-your-own-adventure style of show called “Puss in Book: Trapped in an Epic Tale.” I’m not sure it will take off when you take into account all the interactive content already available on tablets, but it is interesting. Read more at mobilesyrup.com
Flatworm Travels to Space With One Head, Comes Back With Two
The headline on this says it all. A flatworm reacted to being in microgravity by growing two heads. Read more at blogs.discovermagazine.com.
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