App Friday October 20th, 2017

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This week, explore Ancient Egypt, create a Halloween tale with the not-too-scary Ghost Story, and learn letters with Running ABCs. Plus, take photos, explore your surroundings and learn about science with Photo Stuff with Ruff.

Garry Froehlich 
Jellybean Tunes

Adventures in Ancient Egypt
by Art Stories

New! Seven things every kid needs to know about Ancient Egypt. This is a most useful app for learning through play, for enlivening history homework, for learning more about this fascinating population!

Art Stories in ancient Egypt
Art Stories in ancient Egypt

Ghost Story
by Shmonster LLC

New! Easily create an animated ghost story. Ghost Story comes with several cute-scary characters in a handmade arts and crafts style, or you can add your own characters by snapping or importing a photo. Move the characters around the screen while talking to tell a story and save your story to show off later!

Ghost Story
Ghost Story
Developer: Shmonster LLC
Price: Free

Running ABC
by Bona Dicta Ltd.

New! Help your child learn the English alphabet with 6 activities for toddlers and preschoolers.

Photo Stuff with Ruff
by PBS Kids

Free, New (U.S. Only). In this camera-based experience, your child will learn about science by exploring his or her surroundings and taking pictures of different materials to complete silly scenes. Play it together and record and share your observations in

Free, New (U.S. Only). In this camera-based experience, your child will learn about science by exploring his or her surroundings and taking pictures of different materials to complete silly scenes. Play it together and record and share your observations in fun, creative ways!

Photo Stuff with Ruff
Photo Stuff with Ruff
Developer: PBS KIDS
Price: Free

New Research from Common Sense Media

Common Sense Media released a new report: The Common Sense Census: Media Use by Kids Age Zero to Eight. The findings from the report reveal that families with babies and young children, age 8 and under, are spending more time with newer forms of technology, such as smartphones and tablets.

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