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This week explore, build a community, but respect the forest with Grow Forest, have your kids keep a record of their summer travels with My Journey Journal, get a discount on subscriptions in the math focused Smartick Method, and have some silly fun with Call Lulu Lamb.
Plus, Toca Boca at Target stores, tips for using apps for summer learning, and a flyover of Pluto!
by Gro Play
GROW FOREST is a city builder game and a mini game collection, in which children develop a wonderful, healthy forest community and learn about environmental topics in an entertaining way. The app is free to download with a one time in-app purchase to unlock the full version.
My Journey Journal
by Art Stories
Long journeys and short journeys, close to home or to the other side of the world: with My Journey Journal, even a short walk becomes an adventure. Observe, explore, document: the app accompanies you to and suggests different activities to be done in various environments – around the city, at the seaside, at the museum. Follow the trail and document your exploration with photos, drawings and sounds: that way, you can save your travel journal and remember all your adventures! Video
Smartick is an online math learning method that uses the latest Artificial Intelligence to adapt to your child’s learning style. Based on a daily 15-minute session, your child progresses at his or her own pace, building self-confidence, avoiding frustration, and developing a positive attitude towards math.
Until July 31, get a discount on subscriptions to Smartick. Details are on their website.
Call Lulu Lamb
by Appelsin Apps
Talk to Lulu Lamb who repeats what you say. It is a fun voice recording app for kids! Totally free and no ads and no in-app purchases. Video
Toca Boca Jumps into the Clothing Market
Toca Boca is launching a line of clothing, backpacks and back to school accessories at Target stores starting July 17th. Interestingly it sounds like the line will be non gender specific, and some items will include codes to download Toca Boca apps. See more at TocaBoca.
5 Tips For Using Apps For Summer Learning
Lorraine at Moms with Apps (also the host of App Friday), give tips on finding, organizing, and using educational apps, plus how to ask developers for promo codes. Yes, independent developers really do appreciate reviews. See them at Moms With Apps.
Fly Over Pluto and Charon
NASA has put together an amazing video of what it would be like to fly over the craters and nitrogen ice plains of Pluto, and its moon Charon. See it at NASA.
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