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Apple just released iOS 11 and now augmented reality is everywhere. Look for cartoon animals in the jungle that sprouted from your floor in AR Hide & Seek, watch flash cards come to life with AR Flashcards Animal Alphabet, and delight as the Very Hungry Caterpillar comes to like in augmented reality. Plus, create fish that come to like (on the screen) with FishyPaint, and curl up with a good story with books for reluctant readers.
AR Hide & Seek
by Appelsin Apps
AR Hide and Seek is an AR game where you can find different animals in your own environment and it feels like the animals are alive when you play. This is Appelsin Apps first augmented reality game that gives small children under 5 also an opportunity to experience AR games in a kid-friendly way.
Note: this app will only work on newer devices (iPhone 6s or newer, iPad Pro, 2017 iPad).
AR Flashcards Animal Alphabet
by Mitchlehan Media
Bring education to life with the power of augmented reality. Learning the alphabet has never been maker fun.
*Note* You must visit http://www.arflashcards.com/ to download and print the free Flashcard Markers necessary to make this app work. This app will work in color and black and white. This app will only work on devices with a camera.
My Very Hungry Caterpillar AR
It’s almost 50 years since Eric Carle introduced his much-loved character The Very Hungry Caterpillar to the world.
Now with Apple ARKit, the Very Hungry Caterpillar comes to life wherever you are. With Augmented Reality you can see the caterpillar and you can still see the world around you. Watch him appear in your living room, on your kitchen table, in your garden, or anywhere you want to play with him.
Your own artwork comes alive and swims with you in FishyPaint!
Watch hand painted fish swim among the coral in this beautiful underwater world.
Add your own fish by photographing any drawing, painting, or anything you want to use as a fish. Watch it come alive and swim inside the app!
3 Blox 3D Apps for Free
App Monkeys has made three of their Blox 3D creation apps temporarily free this Friday on the Apple App Store.
Books for Reluctant Readers
Sometimes all it takes is the right book (and sometimes encouragement to put the device away) to get a child interested in reading. See more at CommonSense Media.
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