App Friday January 13th, 2017

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This week kids can enjoy the story of the King’s Ears (narrated by Terry Jones), play a game of spot the twins by themselves or with a friend, and learn how to combine sentences. Plus, Oysters by Checkhov, KidloLand, and a preview of a cool robotics set from Lego.

Garry Froehlich 
Jellybean Tunes

The King’s Ears
by Rascal Media Inc.

The King’s Ears is an inventive, beautifully illustrated, animation-rich, and highly interactive story app adapted from an award-winning children’s picturebook. It is narrated by Terry Jones of Monty Python fame and illustrated by Philippe Béhà, a lauded children’s book illustrator of over 170 books. The story, based on the ancient Greek myth of King Midas, has been retold for a modern audience by poet and early childhood specialist Katarina Jovanovic. Shining with wisdom and wit, The King’s Ears is about accepting yourself just the way you are. iPad: 3.99

The King's Ears
Price: $3.99

Twinnery – Spot the Twins
by Funny Yummy Studio UG

Two kids – one screen? We know this issue! Twinnery offers endless fun when you play with a friend or on your own! Search the themed panels on screen and see the matching object before your opponent does or before the time is out. iPhone and iPad: 1.99

Oysters, by Chekhov
by StoryMax

“Oysters” is a short story by Chekhov retold to kids with animations, sound effects, and interactivity aimed to trigger reflection about humanitarian challenges of our time. “Oysters” introduces the theme of hunger by a narrative about the thoughts and feelings of a child affected by this “strange disease”. The engaging reading invites the youths to reflect on the SDG 2 (zero hunger) and the sense of community as a solution to reduce the world hunger. iPhone and iPad: Free

Sentence Combining
by Dianne Macdonald

Sentence Combining focuses on providing different ways that students can combine two simple sentences into a grammatically complex sentence. Research shows that practicing sentence combining activities helps increase the complexity of written language. This activity teaches students to use conjunctions, adverbs, adjectives and other linking words to make more interesting and complex sentences.  Designed by a Speech-Language Pathologist for students age 8 and up. iPad: 4.99

Sentence Combining
Developer: Dianne Macdonald
Price: $4.99

KidloLand
by Internet Design Zone

KidloLand is loved by kids under 5 years. Kids can learn ABCs, animals, fruits, vegetables, phonics, shapes and more with the help of 1000+ interactive nursery rhymes, songs, stories and educational activities. The app is ad free and new content is added every month so that parents never run out of new options for their babies. Download songs and use the app offline in road trips, flights, doctor waiting rooms or to keep kids engaged at home. iPhone and iPad: Free + In-App Purchases Google Play: Free + In-App Purchases Amazon: Free + In-App Purchases

Lego Boost: Build Walking and Talking Robots with Lego

The Consumer Electronics Show wrapped up recently. This year Lego had an announcement that made me take notice. Lego Boost, coming later this year, includes motors and sensors that apparently lets kids build moving, talking robots. The companion app contains instructions as well as an interface to send commands or program actions for their creations.

Engadget has a video and article that explains the set.

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App Friday January 6th, 2017

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Happy New Year! Save bits of the world with the Artist Mortimer 2, solve problems with shapes in RelationShapes, and discover food around the world with Art Stories. Plus, a Sun to Moon Sleep Clock for kids, More 4 Monkey, and the top apps of 2016 from Geeks With Juniors.

Garry Froehlich 
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The Artist Mortimer 2
by OCG Studios

Mortimer is an artist who more than anything loves to paint. Whatever he puts on the canvas stays there and whatever he adds to his painting he adds to the world. Mortimer want’s to save bits of the world. A simple and sweet story about an artist who saves bits of the world, enlivened with lovely music, great interactivity and narration. Story written and illustrated by Bo Zaunders. iPhone and iPad: 0.99

The Artist Mortimer 2
Developer: OCG Studios
Price: $0.99

RelationShapes
by VizuVizu

RelationShapes is devoted to developing young children’s (recommended ages 4-6) visual-spatial reasoning and creative problem solving skills through open-ended play! Video iPad: Free

RelationShapes
Developer: Vizuvizu LLC
Price: Free

Art Stories World Food
by Art Stories

World Food is the first app developed by Art Stories in partnership with MUBA, the Childrens’ Museum of Milan, Italy. It translates into a digital language the approach of Children’s Museums around the world: encouraging children to discover the world through play and intuition rather than a direct transmission of ideas. What is eaten around the world? And how are tables laid?

In a journey around the world, children discover what happens in eight countries: Italy, France, Russia, Morocco, India, Japan, Mexico, United States. There is a table to lay in each country, and a meal to prepare, and cutlery to arrange… and for each one, you’ll find a recipe, to do at home! Moreover you can find other two activities about food: you can lay a table of your choice, with all your favourite food; and you can prepare your birthday table with muffins, cakes, and sweets… Video iPhone, iPad, iMessage: 2.99 Google Play: 1.99

Art Stories World Food
Developer: Art Stories srl
Price: $2.99

Sun to Moon Sleep Clock
by Michael Sibley

A children’s visual alarm clock app with star countdown, sleep rewards, accompanying craft activity and custom artwork by artist Michael Sibley. Read More iPhone and iPad: 0.99 Google Play: 3.99

Sun to Moon Sleep Clock
Developer: Michael Sibley
Price: $3.99

More 4 Monkey
by Cognitive ToyBox

More 4 Monkey is a science-backed game that helps children practice their intuitive sense of quantity, or number sense. Research shows that children who play digital number sense games demonstrate better math performance (on tests of counting, number identification, addition, etc.) when compared to control groups. More 4 Monkey is adaptive and continually challenges a child’s number sense. Video iPhone and iPad: Free + In-App Purchase

Top 60 Best Apps for Kids 2016

Geeks With Juniors rounds up their top picks for kids apps in 2016, and it should come as no surprise that I agree with a lot of their choices – we’ve featured many of those same apps. See the list

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App Friday December 23rd, 2016

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It’s almost Christmas, and your kids can get into the spirit of the season with Ecoamigos Christmas from Kidloom. You can also snap up some great apps free or discounted from Vyaap, the Flitlits, and PKCLsoft. If you can’t get enough iMessage stickers, MojiLala promises new stickers each month. Plus, kids can explore musical instruments with The Froggy Bands, discover art with The Art of Paul Klee, and play fun games and learn a little math with TotemUp.

We’re off next week, but we’ll return in the new year with more great apps!

Garry Froehlich 
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Music Games | The Froggy Bands
by TangibleFun

In the colorful land of The Froggy Bands you’ll find 10 different musical bases with more than 40 instruments, along with sounds to learn and games for children which introduce them to the magical world of music. Video iPhone and iPad: 2.99 Google Play: 2.99

Music Games: The Froggy Bands

Ecoamigos Christmas (for Google Play)
by Kidloom

Help our beloved team of Ecoamigos in a Christmas quest through fantastic mini-games. This app was designed to enhance the Christmas spirit and to help children to develop skills such as classifying, conceptualizing, concentration and logical thinking. Video  Google Play: Free + In-App Purchase.

Ecoamigos Christmas
Developer: Kidloom
Price: Free+

ExplorArt Klee – The Art of Paul Klee, for Kids
by Lapisly S.C.P.

This beautifully designed interactive picture book introduces kids to the dreamlike works of the 20th century Swiss-German master. Paul Klee’s art pieces come alive as enchanted animated scenes that children can explore with their own free imagination and creativity. Upon opening the app, users are greeted by a young boy, Cice, and Ku, his cat assistant. These two playful friends serve as guides to PK planet, a very special place that came to life thanks to the works of this great artist. Video iPad: 4.99

TotemUp
by Minilab Studios

TotemUp is a building app aimed at children aged 2-5, helping to introduce math concepts such as counting and addition in a relaxed and fun environment. First, choose an egg to hatch into a crazy creature, then customize its features and add it to your totem stack. Gradually build up your stack using totem blocks of all shapes and sizes, until you have completed a stack of 10! Finally, shake your device and play with your creation, before watching the creatures tumble and roll when you explode the tower, ready to start over! Video iPhone and iPad: 1.99 Google Play: Free + In-App Purchases Amazon: Free + In-App Purchases

TotemUp
Developer: Minilab Ltd
Price: $1.99

MojiLaLa Unlimited
by MojiLaLa

MojiLaLa is Netflix for stickers. Users get 10,000+ stickers each month, refreshed every day with new stickers from artists all over the world. You can always find the right emoji to express a feeling or emotion, plus people love to receive fun emojis from friends! It’s a perfect way to bring more light, love and happiness into people’s lives. iMessage: Free + Subscription

Links to Free Apps in December

All of Vyaap’s apps (and in-app purchases) are free from December 23-26, including Elastic Alphabets. See a review at Teachers With Apps, and their apps on the Apple App Store.

All of the Flitlits apps are free until the end of December. Find them on the Apple App Store.

PKCLsoft has discounted most of their apps until the end of 2016, including Money Up! (see the review from Geeks With Juniors), Tap Times Tables and more. Their apps on available on the Apple App Store.

More Holiday Apps

Developers keep releasing their holiday apps, right up to the minute. We are trying to keep up with them on this Holiday Apps 2016 post. Check it out if you are interested in festive, wintery themes.

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App Friday December 16th, 2016

Get into the Christmas spirit with our very own Christmas Kid’s Piano (half price), or the quirky and beautiful Moonlight Express. Build toys in Grandpa’s Toy Shop (brand new from Fairlady Media), learn ABCs with Trilo Music ABC, and get iESLp at 50% off this weekend. Plus, we have a roundup of Christmas apps, tech toys and book apps from the kids app community.

Garry Froehlich 
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Christmas Kid’s Piano
by Jellybean Tunes

Popular carols, seasonal sounds, beautiful background tracks and colourful images let kids create holiday music magic with Christmas Kid’s Piano. Our themed piano incorporates songs, background music choices, instruments, sounds and images designed to make it easy for kids to create their own music that evokes the holiday season. iPhone and iPad: 0.99 (Half Price)

Grandpa’s Toy Shop
by Fairlady Media

Design, build, and decorate ten different kinds of toys to sell in Grandpa’s Toy Shop! After you use your creative skills to make a new toy, you will have the satisfaction of seeing your unique toy on display in the shop. Then it’s time to advertise and price the toys, help customers, use the cash register, and clean up the shop. As the toys get sold, you’ll build new toys to restock the inventory. As always, Grandpa is a warm and wonderful coach! Ages 6-9. Video iPhone and iPad: 2.99

Grandpa's Toy Shop
Developer: Fairlady Media
Price: $2.99

Moonlight Express

Moonlight Express is a refreshingly new game to save Christmas. A noble quest for all ages filled with atmospheric music and beautiful graphics. Video

Moonlight Express
Developer: Damir Stuhec
Price: $1.99

Trilo Music ABC
by Trilo Interactive AB

Trilo Music ABC, from the creators of award winning Trilo Spelling, is an innovative game that introduces children to the wonderful world of letters. There are 3 educational games that help your child quickly learn their ABCs through an interactive alphabet, children’s songs and open gameplay. Each game provides a new hands-on experience for children to have endless fun while learning the name of each letter in the alphabet and the sounds they represent. Video iPhone and iPad: Free

Trilo Music ABC
Price: Free

iESLp
by iESLp App

iESLp-The app with infinite possibilities for speech, language, education and so much more. Create custom boards to use interactively, or print and share. Easily make visuals, games, worksheets, core vocabulary, or sentences with 20,000 Symbolstix graphics included. Add cute Scrappin Doodle in-app purchased graphics to spruce things up, or add your own photos. Record your own voice on any picture, either graphic or written text. iPad: 9.99 (Half Price Friday to Sunday)

iESLp
Price: $19.99+

Holiday Apps for 2016

Looking for more Christmas apps? Lorraine Akemann has put together a great list of apps (all new or updated for this year). See the rest at Moms With Apps.

Tech Toys for Christmas

Physical toys that work with tablets and computers have become more popular the past couple of years. Teachers with Apps has put together a list of tech toys that manages to balance entertainment and learning. See the list at Teachers With Apps.

The Best Book Apps About Christmas

Digital Storytime has been reviewing book apps for as long as there have been book apps. They’ve collected a list of great Christmas apps, including new apps and true classics. See the list at Digital Storytime.

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App Friday December 9th, 2016

Get At the Zoo with Grandma and Grandpa free this Friday from Fairlady Media, build a town and learn words with the delightful MiniMo Town, explore and create with Eric Carle’s Brown Bear Animal Parade, and visit space with Gigi Space Adventure. Plus, an amazing update to the popular My PlayHome lets two kids on different devices play together!

Garry Froehlich 
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At the Zoo with Grandma and Grandpa
by Fairlady Media

Do you know what a Malayan tapir is? Let’s go to the zoo to find out! Fix the animal signs, color a zebra, add up the visitors, solve puzzles, feed the penguins, put on a seal show, dig for fossils, and more in this amazing 10th app in the popular Grandma and Grandpa collection! Designed for ages 6-8. Video iPhone and iPad: Free Friday (Regularly 2.99)

MiniMo Town
by MiniMo

MiniMo Town is a fun new casual learning builder game for children (5-9 years). In Minimo Town, you build your own city, and learn English letters, sounds and words in the process. But watch out for the four naughty monsters. Video iPhone and iPad: 2.99 Google Play: 2.99

Minimo Town
Developer: Minimo
Price: $1.99

My PlayHome
by PlayHome Software Ltd

Introducing PartnerPlay! Play together on two iPads/iPhones in the same room! With the latest release, just start a My PlayHome app on both devices and a new, blue start button will appear on the welcome screen when it detects another nearby device. Requires iOS8 or higher.

My PlayHome is the original and best dolls house app. Massively interactive, your kids can explore and use everything in the house. The characters eat, sleep, shower, brush their teeth and more. Want the room to be darker? Close the drapes! Fancy a change in music? Pop a different CD into the stereo! iPhone and iPad: 2.99

My PlayHome
Price: $3.99

Eric Carle’s Brown Bear Animal Parade
by StoryToys

Join the lovable Brown Bear as he explores his world and encounters new friends. Meet Red Bird, Yellow Duck, Green Frog and other characters. Color the animals and have fun creating your own unique sounds and music. Children will love recording their voices as they sing along and make their own animal noises. Video iPhone and iPad: 2.99

Gigi Space Adventure for Kids
by Appelsin Apps

This space game will help your child to understand more about the space, earth and how the sun goes up and down in an easy and educational way. Video iPhone and iPad: 1.99

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App Friday December 2nd, 2016

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It’s December (already!) and we’re also getting ready for Christmas with “Christmas Calendar” from MadeByEducators which teaches letters to the younger children, and the story/activity book “One Present, Please” from Rain Boot Media. Plus, we have some great deals. Hamaguchi Apps presents two speech therapy apps for half price this Friday that enable kids to practice following directions (or try the lite versions for free). Kids17Fun helps kids visualize math with fractions with “Fractions Using Visual Models” at 66% off this Friday.

Garry Froehlich 
Jellybean Tunes

Christmas Calendar Letters Dot-to-dot
by MadeByEducators

Count down the sleeps till Christmas with dot-to-dot favourite characters and ABC’s every day. You can also personalise your winter friends and play on an interactive winter playground.  iPhone and iPad: 2.99 Google Play: 2.99

One Present, Please
by Rain Boot Media

A festive holiday storybook (created by two Moms) is filled with fine art illustrations, coloring pages, hidden pictures, puzzles and mini games that encourage problem-solving skills.  Kids can read along, or read it themselves.  Just tap the candy cane to get started…Let us entertain your kids while you prepare for the holidays.  Video iPhone and iPad: 2.99

One Present, Please
Price: $2.99

Fractions Using Visual Models
by Kids17Fun

This app uses visual models to help children learn fractions. It covers adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing fractions. Video iPad 0.99 (Regularly 2.99)

Fractions Using Visual Models
Developer: Red Hong
Price: $2.99

Fun with Directions HD
by Hamaguchi Apps

Fun with Directions is an educational yet FUN app for the iPAD, designed to provide an engaging way to practice listening, following directions, colors, spatial concepts, auditory memory and auditory processing. From the simplest of directions (“Touch the cat”) to the more complex (“With your orange crayon, color the large one that is a furry pet and likes to chase mice”) your child can grow and learn with this game over time.

Colorful, vivid art and animations against a white background combine to create a complete game experience without visual clutter. Sound effects and surprises keep the game engaging! This app is a great choice for a toddler/preschooler, or any young child who would like to practice listening to or reading directions! Video iPad: 7.99 (Regularly 15.99) Lite Version: Free (Regularly 0.99)

More Fun with Directions HD
by Hamaguchi Apps

Help the monkey go up the tree, but watch out! He likes to throw those coconuts! Pop the bubble that is above the bird. Put the elephant under the larger table. Help the squirrel go down the tree. Turn off the red radio.

More Fun with Directions is designed to provide a fun and engaging way to practice listening, following directions, colors, comparatives (larger/smaller) spatial concepts, auditory memory and auditory processing. From the simplest of directions (“Turn on the lamp”) to the more complex (“Do you see a musical instrument with black and white keys? Put it behind the couch”) your child can grow and learn with this game over time. Video iPad: 7.99 (Regularly 15.99 Lite Version: Free (Regularly 0.99)

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App Friday November 25th, 2016

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iDevBooks is having a HUGE giveaway to celebrate 7 years on the App Store – all 32 of their excellent apps (31 math apps + 1 geography app) are free Friday and Saturday. The adventures continue in MadeByEducator’s great series of math apps, this week for grades 4 and 5. Plus, Highlights Monster Day goes free, and Night & Day Studios invites everyone to explore the ocean with Octonauts.

Garry Froehlich 
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Math App Anniversary Celebration!

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iDevBooks is celebrating 7 years on the App Store by making all of their apps FREE for Black Friday (and Saturday). This includes 31 math apps, and 1 geography app. These are all solid, quality apps and well worth a download. Don’t miss out! Here are a few to get started:

Visual Multiplication Table
Developer: Esa Helttula
Price: $3.99
Fraction as Slope
Developer: Esa Helttula
Price: $3.99
World Factbook Visual Edition

Make sure to view ALL of the apps and download for FREE on Black Friday!

Highlights Monster Day: Play at Home Game for my Preschooler
by Highlights for Children, Inc.

Welcome to a day in the life of a lovable monster! Choose your favorite friend and care for him from morning till night: brush his big yellow teeth, feed him bagels, help with his science experiment and play basketball. Then, wash and feed your monster and gently put him to sleep. iPhone and iPad: Free Google Play: Free Amazon: Free

Crazy Math Adventure – Age 9 -10 Grade 4
by MadeByEducators

A REALLY BAD DUDE has been opening portals to other dimensions all over this once peaceful land. People are being turned into dogs, trains, coins and even hot air balloons. You need to gain control of these portals and climb the castle to defeat the VERY Bad Dude with your Grade 4 math skills! Crazy Math Adventure is designed around the new Common Core math curriculum for Grade 4. It starts with a quick recap of Grade 3 skills, continues onto Grade 4 skills. (VideoiPhone and iPad: 2.99

Crazy Math Adventure – Age 10 -11 Grade 5
by MadeByEducators

Math Land needs a maths hero, and that hero is you! Battle monsters, zap meteors, be transported to a LOT of crazy worlds. As educators we know that learning is best when it is fun, we want kids to develop their math skills in an engaging and supported way. Best practice teaching techniques are at the core of this fun adventure. (VideoiPhone and iPad: 2.99 Lite Version: Free

Octonauts
by Night & Day Studios, Inc.

Join the mission with the first-ever Octonauts app, in beautiful 3D straight out of the hit TV show. Get in your GUP with Captain Barnacles and the crew as they travel the depths to explore, rescue, and protect their underwater friends. Discover games, snap pictures, and find wildlife friends as you cruise through the ocean and learn about the fascinating animals who live there. Meet dolphins and whales, decorator crabs and sea stars, in reefs and underwater caves as you navigate their real-life habitats. The team needs you to grab the controls and become the newest member of the Octonauts! (VideoiPhone and iPad: 3.99

Octonauts
Price: $3.99

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App Friday November 18th, 2016

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Celebrate nature with Montessori Nature from Edoki Academy. Enjoy story time with Roxy and the Ballerina Robot, and Grandma’s Great Gourd (how’s that for a title?). Go on an adventure and practice math with Crazy Math Adventure from MadeByEducators. Plus, give your kids a curated YouTube experience with Huvi, and brighten up your iMessage chats with Little Sunshine stickers.

Garry Froehlich
Jellybean Tunes

Montessori Nature
by Edoki Academy

New! Just in time for Thanskgiving! 30% off until Saturday Nov. 26th. Nowadays, it is easy for children to become disconnected from nature in our bustling city landscapes. What if technology could help cultivate an engagement with nature that inspires curiosity, a love for its marvels, and in effect re-introduce our kids to the natural world? That is what Montessori Nature is all about! Includes cute Thanksgiving iMessage stickers. (VideoiPhone and iPad: 1.99

Montessori Nature
Developer: EDOKI ACADEMY
Price: $2.99

Grandma’s Great Gourd
by Literary Safari

An adventurous storybook app—rich in gameplay—starring one spunky Grandma who hides herself in a giant gourd to trick a hungry bear, tiger, and fox in the forests of Bengal! Based on a South Asian trickster tale retold in a Kirkus Reviews award-winning children’s picture book and featuring a fun sound effects recording studio, a physics-inspired game created with input of STEM educators as well as an in-app video library that takes children on a virtual field trip to discover the culture, art, and wildlife of South Asia. (VideoiPhone and iPad: 0.99 Google Play: 0.99

Grandma's Great Gourd

Roxy and the Ballerina Robot
by Jackrabbit Publishing

Roxy and the Ballerina Robot is a family-focused story which emphasizes the importance of relationships and knowing one’s self. This book app follows Roxy on her quest to save up and buy her dream toy, a Ballerina Robot. Will Roxy finally be able to get her very own Ballerina Robot? Please read and find out. (VideoiPhone and iPad: 3.99 Google Play: 3.99 Amazon: 3.99

Crazy Maths Adventure – Grade 2
by MadeByEducators

Math Land needs a Grade 2 math hero, and that hero is you!
Crazy Math Adventure is designed around the Common Core Curriculum for Grade 2 math. Games include the option of visual supports, to gently support children through the curriculum.

As Educators we know that learning is best when it is fun, we want kids to develop their maths skills in an engaging and supported way. Best practice teaching techniques are at the core of this fun adventure. (Video)  iPhone and iPad: 2.99

Crazy Math Adventure – Grade 3
by MadeByEducators

Crazy Math Adventure is designed around the Common Core Curriculum for Grade 3 math. Games include the option of visual supports, to gently support children through the curriculum.

Battle monsters, jump across chasms, be turned into a LOT of crazy magical things. Help clear Math Land of some very crazy spells. (Video) iPhone and iPad: 2.99

Good Morning Sunshine Rise, Shine, Emoji Stickers
by Eggroll Games LLC

When our friend Little Sunshine isn’t making silly faces, mad faces, lol faces and glad faces, she’s dressing up as vikings, pumpkins, leprechauns and more! We’ve had a blast making this cute and colorful collection of emoji and stickers! Have fun! iPhone and iPad (for iMessage): 0.99

Huvi
by Totally Rad! Inc.

Huvi lets your kids watch the videos they want on YouTube, without exposing them to the rest of the site (which can quickly lead them to some sketchy content). It puts parents in control, and makes video watching simple for even the youngest kids. Parents make playlists tailored to their kids interests, and the kids can watch only those videos, accessed through the kid-friendly Huvi app. iPhone and iPad: Free

Huvi
Price: Free

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App Friday November 11th, 2016

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Measure, cut and paint in Fairlady Media’s newly updated and bestselling Grandpa’s Workshop (free!), learn about music with Music4Kids and Music4Babies (also free), or delve into Latin nouns with Lingua Latina: Nouns (yes, free this Friday). Plus, the engaging puzzles of Busy Water from Edoki Academy are now available on Android (and iPhone/iPad), and appp media’s Understanding Math – Telling Time teaches not just telling time, but calculating periods of time as well.

Garry Froehlich 
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Grandpa’s Workshop
by Fairlady Media

This dancing Grandpa and his wacky tools are ready for fun and projects in the workshop! Grandpa needs help identifying tools, measuring, cutting wood, spotting differences, painting furniture, repairing broken items, and even building an awesome kids’ clubhouse! The game includes seven action-packed mini-games loaded with educational content (number groups, measuring, fractions, colors, observation, spatial relationships) and videos of real tools in action! Ages 3-7. (VideoiPhone, iPad, Apple TV: Free

Grandpa's Workshop
Developer: Fairlady Media
Price: $2.99

Music4Babies – Learn to read and write music with the animals
by Olivier Romanetti

Have you ever seen an elephant sing? A cow? A cat or a duck? Have you ever heard the tiny voice of a ladybird or a bee? Well now you can, with Music4Babies! Choose an animal, and compose your own little tunes for these colorful scenes. Off you go, little composer! (Video) iPhone and iPad: Free Nov 11 and 12 (Regularly 1.99)

Music4Kids – Learn, create and compose music through play
by Olivier Romanetti

With Music4Kids (ages 4 and up), write and play music at the same time! Just touch the screen to create and play notes, then move them around to make up your own tunes… it’s intuitive! Play our musical recognition games, with 140 challenges created by a composer. As you play, learn the basics of music, develop your creativity and improve your ear for music. (VideoiPhone and iPad: Free Nov 11 and 12 (Regularly 2.99)

Lingua Latina: Nouns
by @Reks

Lingua Latina Nouns App helps students learn Latin nouns (Learn Mode), practice them through 5 different games (Practice Mode), and finally to take the test and see how much they acquired (Quiz Mode). Student chooses whether he wishes to learn/practice the meaning of nouns (Vocabulary) or grammar (Gender or Declension). You can customize the content to meet your students’ needs. The app offers you a chance to track individual student’s progress. (VideoiPhone and iPad: Free Nov 11 (Regularly 2.99)

Lingua Latina: Nouns
Developer: @Reks
Price: $2.99

Busy Water
by Edoki Academy

The fun aquatic puzzle is now available on Google Play! Busy Water is a fun puzzle-game starring a fish that needs to travel back to his tank with the help of the user.  Busy Water offers over 100 levels & a dozen of “accessories” to modify water: tilt the iPad to change the flow,  insert air conditioning to freeze, put a heater to liquify, and add valves. Kids will enjoy progressing in the game and will learn about the different states of water at the same time. iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch: 3.99 Google Play: 2.99

Busy Water
Developer: EDOKI ACADEMY
Price: $3.99

Understanding Math – Telling Time
by appp media UG

“Understanding Maths – Telling Time” is perfect for kids just learning to mark time, and also sophisticated enough for older students. The features include being able to record a child’s voice in telling the time, and the gentle scaffolding of the needed skills to help a child learn how to set the hands of the clock and how to do math when calculating periods of time. Play is intuitive and the reinforcers keep kids engaged as it allows them to advance at their own pace. Teachers and parents will appreciate the ability to collect data, check progress, and adjust difficulty as a child gains mastery. iPhone and iPad: 3.99

Understanding Math - Telling Time

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App Friday November 4th, 2016

Happy App Friday! This post is syndicated from the weekly App Friday newsletter. Don’t forget to subscribe!

We have an outstanding set of apps to share this week. Play and discover with The Little Village Farm. Feed the animals in Fiete KinderZoo. Learn to estimate time with Outland Timer. Practice counting and sorting in Safari School. Then, hone your math skills and get Flying Superstars FREE this weekend, or read up on the latest screen time guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics. Finally, get together with your kids to play the puzzler Sembl from Artgig Studio (we had a lot of fun with it).

Garry Froehlich 
Jellybean Tunes

Alma & Anker explore The Little Village Farm
by Tukan & Friends

Alma & Anker explore The Little Village Farm is a free-play discovery app for the youngest children. Shear sheep, feed the animals, assemble a tractor, and much more. First app in the series iPhone and iPad: 2.99 Google Play: 2.99 Amazon: 2.99 (Video)

Fiete KinderZoo – Kids feed animals in the zoo
by Ahoiii Entertainment

Another gorgeous app with sailor Fiete is out now: Fiete KinderZoo is a very special one as the app was made by kids. True story! We invited kids aged between 3 and 10 years to help us build an app. With lots of creativity every child crafted it’s own zoo animal, named it and made a sound that fits the best to the creature.

In the completed app kids can stroll with Fiete through the zoo, tap the animals to hear their sound and feed them with food the children also made by their own.

We’re so proud of presenting this app as it shows that kids have the power to create things on their own. Children don’t need to be only consumers of media, they can also be producers – the only thing they need is: creativity. That’s a gift that we hope every child can preserve for themselves while growing up. iPhone and iPad: Free Google Play: Free

Flying Superstars : Fun Visual Math Game for Kids
by Skidos Learning

Flying Superstars presents you just an ordinary guy named Jim… OK, actually he’s a superstar who can fly. Jim flies through this insanely difficult lava filled adventure with his crazy superstar friends. Now it’s your time to join in and help them beat all the wacky levels full of challenge! Use your Math Skills to unlock new characters and power-ups.

From the award winning creators of Milk Hunt & Hop Star comes Flying Superstars: a game which tests kids’ tapping and flying skills to their limit while flexing their mental muscle on a mathematical adventure. iPhone and iPad: Free Nov 4-6 (Regularly 5.99)

Outland Timer 2
by Outland

Tired of endless “But it hasn’t been 10 minutes yet, just one more cartoon” with your kid? Outloud Apps developed a solution — teach a kid to estimate time spent on an activity or a task with Outloud Timer game! iPhone and iPad: 1.99 Google Play: 199

Outloud Timer 2
Developer: Outloud
Price: $0.99

Sembl
by Artgig Studio

Every design is a puzzle and every game is unique. Paint, cut, punch, stencil and spin your way to the perfect design. Master 32 levels and over 190 puzzles at your own pace in the Journey, or race the clock in Challenge mode. SEMBL is an ad-supported game but you can pay once to banish them forever. iPhone and iPad: Free + In-App Purchase to Remove Ads

Sembl
Developer: Artgig Studio
Price: Free+

Safari School
by IntellectoKids

With Safari School, children practice their counting, sorting and color skills by loading the empty train carts with colorful fruits and vegetables to feed the elephant at a nearby zoo. Along the way, children encounter interactive surprises – including flowers that burst into full spring splendor, and beehives that unleash a whirl and buzz of bubble bees. iPhone and iPad Google Play and Amazon $1.99

Newsworthy

The American Academy of Pediatrics has updated their screen time guidelines to reflect the fact that not all screen time is the same, and to provide guidance on beneficial uses of screens.

HapiPapi provides their take on the evolution of educational apps  as they near the launch of the ‘create your own apps’ platform.

Advocacy Groups Urge Crackdown on Influence Marketing Aimed at Children. YouTube videos walk a fine line between content and advertising.

The educational edition of Minecraft has launched.

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