App Friday June 30th, 2017

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Count with Lonely Beast (free this Friday), learn about weather with the children’s book Rudi Rainbow, create candy (but clean up afterwards) with Mobo Candy Maker, get math tutoring through you phone or tablet with MathElf, and play with classic literature with WordWhile. Plus, gender stereotypes in movies and television, and an incredible image of sleeping whales.

Garry Froehlich 
Jellybean Tunes

The Lonely Beast 123
by Pilcrow

Free (regularly 1.99). Every day, The Lonely Beast counts everything in his house, from rubber duckies to delicious cakes and shooting stars. Join him as he waters his garden, reads books, cooks eggs and more. This app is a great way to help little beasts learn about the magic of numbers and counting – all the way from 1 to 12.

Rudi Rainbow
by Hello, November GbR

“Rudi Rainbow and the lost colors” is a children’s book teaching kids aged 5 and older about the weather and space. It consists of 40 interactive scenes with 14 fun characters, 6 educational parts and 6 mini games. Can you make Rudi colorful again?

Mobo Candy Maker
by Mobo Kids

Making the most delicious candy in the world while learning? Now it’s possible! Mobo Candy Maker has been designed to entertain and educate kids. They create colorful candy for guests such as Mr Dog or Hungry Pig. Create your own candy in three unique locations: Idyllic Beach, The Amazing Amusement Park, The Fit Park. Learn how to create different shapes and colors. Make a crazy mess and then clean it up too.

Mobo Candy Maker
Mobo Candy Maker
Developer: Mobo Kids
Price: $0.99

Math Tutoring and Homework Help
by MathElf

With MathElf, students everywhere connect with the most effective tutors in the country the moment they need help. Our tutors provide a safe and enriching learning environment, personally connecting with students and providing an opportunity for curiosity and the natural love of learning to thrive.

We have taken everything that was magical about in-home tutoring and made it available to students at a fraction of the cost and without all of the hassles of scheduling and minimum commitments. MathElf is changing the way families think about tutoring and proving that the highest quality tutoring can be accessible, affordable, and convenient.

Math Help - MathElf
Math Help - MathElf
Developer: MathElf, Inc.
Price: Free

WordWhile
by Studio Goojaji

In WordWhile, as excerpts from classics of poetry and prose scroll by, you fill in the blanks by choosing between the author’s word and another selected from a large and lovingly hand-picked set. Accurate or novel: either way you win! Novel choices can be Silly or Tricky. As you tap, tweak and titter away, you may come to learn a number of these gems by heart. For ages 9-11.

WordWhile: Casual Literary Fun
WordWhile: Casual Literary Fun

Gender Stereotypes and Media

Common Sense Media looked at gender stereotypes in movies and television and how they affect children’s views of the world. You have to sign in the see the full report, but there’s a video, infographic, and blog post with highlights. While the results may not be surprising, it is easy to forget and fall into stereotypes, even when creating apps, and it’s good to remind ourselves about the issue. See more at Common Sense Media.

Amazing Image of Sleeping Whales

Sperm whales sleep by taking short naps, vertically. A giant creature seemingly suspended in the ocean makes for quite the visual, especially when there are several of them, looking something like an ancient stone circle. See it at kotke.org.

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