App Friday September 22, 2017

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Play word games together on the same iPad with KeyWordCup (free for a limited time), read along as Lipa Band reaches for the stars, follow a classic tale with 3 Goats and a Troll, find out about the weather with Kid Weather, and journey undersea with Splash and Bubbles. Plus, Oregon Trail in Minecraft, and using apps to help kids process new situations.

Garry Froehlich 
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Kid Weather
by Just In Weather

A true weather app for kids designed by a 6 year old boy (and his meteorologist dad). Power packed with real time weather conditions, forecasts, science and fun facts about the weather, plus it is interactive making it fun for the kids. This includes math and science with S.T.E.M in mind to make parents and teachers happy as well.

Kid Weather
Kid Weather
Developer: Just In Weather
Price: $1.99+

by Joynuzz AB

Free for a limited time. Guess letters in the hidden word. It’s multiplayer Hangman, with some finesse, and without the violence! Three vocabulary levels. Optional time limit. Single or multiplayer a single iPad. Intended for adults and children age 8 and older. Unoffensive words only.

Editor’s Note: It’s not flashy, but it is fun to play together. My son says it’s “pretty cool.”

Developer: Joynuzz AB
Price: $1.99

Lipa Band: Reach for the Stars
by Lipa Learning

This colorful interactive story follows the Bug Band as they reach for music stardom! But do they have what it takes to keep going despite their grumpy neighbor and flighty fans?

Lipa Band: The Book
Lipa Band: The Book
Developer: Lipa Learning
Price: Free+

3 Goats and a Troll
by Possibly Pixels

A humorous retelling of the classic Norwegian fairy tale “3 Billy Goats Gruff”, where 3 brother goats have to outsmart a grumpy troll that is guarding a bridge.

With top-notch production values and professional voice acting in different languages, our story book apps are designed in such a way that they can be enjoyed by teachers, parents and children from a wide range of ages.

Splash and Bubbles

Join Splash, Bubbles, Dunk, and Ripple on a journey to the world’s undersea habitats, where you’ll discover the creatures that live there and learn about the many different ways plants and animals thrive in the ocean. Then use the animals, plants, and objects you find to build and decorate your very own ocean!

Splash and Bubbles
Splash and Bubbles
Developer: PBS KIDS
Price: $2.99

Minecraft: Education Edition brings The Oregon Trail Into The 21st Century

The Oregon Trail is one of the classic titles that kicked off the early wave of educational games. It’s amazing that the experience has been brought into Minecraft. See more at

Role play – kids apps to help kids process a new situation with play

Alison at the iMums talks about how she uses apps to introduce and help very young kids understand new situations. See more at

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