The Jellybean Tunes App Report Special Edition: Hurricane Sandy Relief

Welcome to a very special edition of the app report. As we all know, one of the largest Atlantic hurricanes on record recently devastated parts of the United States and the Caribbean. While recovery efforts are underway, thousands upon thousands of people still need our help.

Several app developers from around the world have agreed to donate ALL of their proceeds from the sales of the apps listed below on November 8th and 9th to the hurricane relief efforts.

Thanks to all of the developers and to all of you for your support.

– Garry Froehlich | Jellybean Tunes

Abitalk

“Educators and parents know that constant practice is the best way for kids to absorb new skills. But it’s hard to get kids to practice when practice is boring. Our apps allow kids to learn through fun games rather than repetitive drills.”

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4th Grade Science Reading Comprehension 4th Grade Science Reading Comprehension: This reading comprehension app has twenty stories about science. You can also create and add your own stories to the app. Each story has about 500 words. Each story introduces new vocabulary and concepts, and is followed by a set of exercises that measure the student’s comprehension. The exercises include multiple choice questions, true/false questions and matching exercises that ask the student to match words or concepts with their definition. iPad: $2.99

appp media

“Our apps are specially made for kids. Designed with lots of love, illustrated by the children’s book artist Pe Grigo and developed by teachers.”

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My First App Vehicles My First App Vehicles: Three great games feature lots of vehicles (police car, truck, horse carriage, loader… ) in awesome pictures. Do puzzles, play matching games, and guide the marble. No language skills are required. Navigate the app by selecting symbols – even preschool children can play without help. U.S. sales for iPhone and iPad all week: $1.99
Professor Kim - What´s missing here? Professor Kim – What’s missing here?: This game is great fun for two kids to play together or for parents and kids! Be quick to spot the missing creature! Best for kids from 4 to 8 and their parents! This game is a Kim’s Game and helps to develop memory and observation skills! U.S. sales for iPad all week: $2.99

Corvid Apps

“Developing kids apps based on the best educational research available.”

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Kids Pattern Recognition - Beginner (Preschool and Kindergarten) Kids Pattern Recognition – Beginner (Preschool and Kindergarten): This is a kid’s math game. Complete the pattern recognition puzzles to work through the levels to free the good monster aliens that were kidnapped by the bad monster aliens. iPhone and iPad: $1.99, Google Play: $1.76, Nook: $1.79, Amazon: $1.79
Learn To Read: An interactive ebook for children who are learning to sound out words. This kid’s app prompts the reader to touch the correct word on a screen of similar sounding words. The large type allows young readers to move their fingers along the words while they sound it out, while the alliterative and rhyming verse promote phonemic awareness. Google Play: $1.80, Amazon: $1.59, Nook: $1.79

Golden Communications LLC

“Our mission is to create educational apps that matter. We see the iPad as a unique format for providing differentiated learning opportunities to students with a range of needs, strengths and learning styles.”

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Enchanted Dictionary 4-6th Grade Enchanted Dictionary 4-6th Grade by Company: Enchanted Dictionary 4-6th helps students learn core vocabulary for Science, Social Studies, English/Language Arts, and Math. Simply select the words you wish to practice, and press “Play.” The words of the definition fly in, but float out of order until you flick them correctly into place. Correct choices stick, but incorrect choices bounce back. You can choose from over 650 definitions, or enter your own custom definitions. iPad sales all week: $1.99
Enchanted Dictionary 7-12th Grade Enchanted Dictionary 7-12th Grade: Enchanted Dictionary 7th-12th Grade gives you a new way to learn core vocabulary for Science, Social Studies, Math and English/Language Arts. Designed by a Speech/Language Pathologist, Enchanted Dictionary helps you focus on the wording of definitions while you flick the words in order. iPad sales all week: $1.99

Heppi Apps

Esther Naalden, writer/illustratror and mother of 2 young children, founded Heppi in 2002. With Heppi she can fulfill her passion to create unique products, while using the motto “less is more” and bright colors.

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Bo's Bedtime Story Bo’s Bedtime Story: Winner of the Dutch Media Toddler Award 2012 for the Best App! With “Bo’s Bedtime Story” your child has the opportunity to help Bo the Giraffe clean up his toys, get undressed before taking a bath, wash his hair, dry off, brush his teeth, put on his pajamas, cuddle his bear, read his bedtime story and have his goodnight kisses before he drifts off to sleep. Bo will help encourage and teach your child good bedtime habits in a fun and interactive way! iPhone and iPad: $1.99, Google Play: $1.06, Amazon: $0.99
Bo's Dinnertime Bo’s Dinnertime: With “Bo’s Dinnertime” your child has the opportunity to help Bo the Giraffe with all steps surrounding dinnertime like, buying groceries, putting these in the cupboard, cooking, putting the tablecloth on the table, putting the plate, knife, fork and spoon on the table, serving the food, eating the food, serving dessert, cleaning the table and washing the dishes. Bo will help encourage and teach your child good dinnertime habits in a fun and interactive way! iPhone and iPad: $1.99, Google Play: $1.06, Amazon: $0.99
Bo's Jigsaw Puzzles Bo’s Jigsaw Puzzles: Bo’s Jigsaw Puzzles offers children jigsaw puzzles of 4, 9 or 16 pieces with pictures of Bo the Giraffe and his friends or the dolls Lulu and Tommy. Children can choose with 4 buttons to change the amount of pieces, to play the same puzzel again, to choose a different puzzle picture or to go to the start screen and when success is there the popping of the ballon is the finishing touch! iPhone and iPad: $0.99, Google Play: Free

Holt Smith Kids

Holt Smith Ltd are parents that strive to create school readiness apps that are fun, educational, and inspiring.

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Pre-K ABC HD Pre-K ABC: The PRE-K ABC HD parent developed school readiness app is a compelling alphabet primer that helps children scaffold the concept of letters and spelling by tracing dashed letters overlaid with the unique Pre-K ABC color-coded starting dots and directional arrows, spelling simple words through photo and color association, and viewing phonic aided photo-realistic flashcards, all with a narration that children can connect with. With the addition of a capacitive stylus children can practice their alligator grip with ease. iPad: $1.99, iPhone: $1.99
Pre-K 123 HD Pre-K 123: The PRE-K 123 HD parent developed school readiness app is a compelling numbers primer that helps children scaffold the concept of numbers, counting, and addition by tracing dashed numbers overlaid with the unique Pre-K 123 color-coded starting dots and directional arrows, simple addition with photo association, and photo-realistic flashcards with phonics that children can connect with. iPad: $1.99, iPhone: $1.99
Tot Yoga HD Tot Yoga: Animated animals, trees, and the sun teach your child how to do 13 yoga poses. Beautiful child narration, upbeat background music, and immersive environmental sound effects, children are encouraged to move, growl, bounce and rest. Children are given the chance to be in charge, something they love. Let them show you their new moves and join in anytime anywhere. iPad: $1.99, iPhone: $1.99
Pre-K SPELL HD Pre-K SPELL: Pre-K SPELL HD is a stand alone app featuring the popular component from Pre-K ABC. The PRE-K SPELL HD parent developed school readiness app is a compelling spelling primer that helps children scaffold the concept of letters and spelling by spelling simple words through photo and color association aided by a narration that children can connect with. iPad: $0.99, iPhone: $0.99
Pre-K RHYME HD Pre-K RHYME: The PRE-K RHYME HD parent developed school readiness app is a compelling rhyming primer that helps children scaffold the concept of letters, word structure, and rhyming by tracing different dashed letters overlaid with the unique Holt Smith color-coded starting dots and directional arrows onto like endings to construct simple words, matching through photo and color association, and viewing phonic aided photo-realistic flashcards all with a narration that children can connect with. iPad: $1.99
Pre-K PAPER HD-Teachers Edition Pre-K PAPER HD-Teachers Edition: The PRE-K PAPER HD parent developed school readiness app is a compelling Teaching Aid that is limited only by the student (and teachers) imagination. Whether using a white board, lined paper, or the colored backgrounds Students are able follow assignments such as printing, art, and a primer that helps children scaffold the concept of letters and numbers by tracing dashed letters and numbers overlaid with the unique Holt Smith color-coded starting dots and directional arrows. With the use of the iPad airplay function Pre-K Paper can be projected onto a large screen for use as a whiteboard in classrooms of all levels. iPad: $0.99

Melissa Northway

Melissa Northway is an author, speaker and consultant who has published two book apps through PicPocket Books. She can be found at melissanorthway.com, and on Twitter or through Penelope the Purple Pirate’s Facebook page.

She is also the founder of Dandelion Moms, a place where women can share their stories and inspire and be inspired (Facebook, Twitter).

Gerry the Giraffe HD Gerry the Giraffe: Gerry the Giraffe wants to join the volleyball team but they think he’s too small and not strong enough. Upset because he isn’t invited to summer volleyball camp, he finally realizes what he has to do. Over the summer, while the team is away, something amazing happens from Gerry’s hard work. iPad: $2.99, iPhone: $1.99
Penelope The Purple Pirate Penelope The Purple Pirate: Adventurous children whose imaginations know no bounds will find a kindred spirit in Penelope. Come along on her journey as her bedroom opens up into world of pirates, the open sea, buried treasure and trusted friends. Discussion questions, ideas for additional interaction for the pre-school classroom and home, and fun facts about the sea creatures in the story are included in the app. iPad: $2.99, iPhone: $1.99

Jellybean Tunes

Makers of musical apps for young kids.

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Jellybean Tunes - Learn to Read and Compose Music Jellybean Tunes: Jellybean Tunes is a fun, creative, and colourful introduction to music. By interacting directly with notes on the musical staff, kids can unlock their inner Mozart and unleash their creativity through play, animated lessons, and composing their own songs. iPad: $2.99
Jellybean Tunes Holiday Edition Jellybean Tunes Holiday Edition: Colorful characters and charming hand drawn images invite children to take their first steps towards learning to read music in a fun and engaging environment. iPhone and iPad: $1.99
Playtunes Piano Playtunes Piano: Play songs along with the bouncing starfish, find all of the hidden sounds, and make your own music, both silly and sublime on this bright colorful piano for young children. iPhone and iPad: $0.99
Christmas Kid's Piano - Festive Songs, Carols and Sounds of the Season Christmas Kid’s Piano: Play Christmas carols, listen to beautiful music, or make your own musical collage of melody and sound with three magical holiday themes. iPhone and iPad: $0.99
World Flags, Geography and Anthems World Flags, Geography and Anthems: One of the most colorful ways to learn about the world! Learn flags, learn geography, hear full anthems and see images of our amazing planet through exploration and three different games with this elegant and beautiful app. iPad: $0.99
Jellybean Jigsaws A to Z - Learn the Alphabet with Fun Puzzles Jellybean Jigsaws A to Z: Fun, colorful puzzles engage and delight young children while reinforcing the alphabet with spoken words and letter sounds. Includes over 70 words and images, plus it’s easy to turn your photos into instant puzzles. iPhone and iPad: $1.99

The Jellybean Tunes App Report: Volume 54

Win an iPad Mini, doodle a yoodle, and learn all about recycling. The 54th app report brings you the latest news and product announcements from our network of family-friendly app developers. If you have news to announce, or simply want to get a sneak peek at next week’s news, visit the Product Announcements forum.

Please take a moment to read the full app descriptions, and to screen the apps you download, in order to fully understand the features and elements in the app. If you find an app you like, please write a review.

– Garry Froehlich | Jellybean Tunes

News

App Developers Come Together for Hurricane Sandy Relief: Hurricane Sandy devastated parts of the United States and the Caribbean. Join us tomorrow, November 8, for a special edition of the App Report as developers pledge to donate the proceeds of their app sales to hurricane relief efforts.
In the Spotlight: Seth Socolow of the SF AppShow: Melissa Northway interviews Seth Socolow, Executive Producer of the SF AppShow, whose company provides a way for developers to showcase their newly released app – whether it be a game, storybook or educational app. melissanorthway.com
Smart Apps for Kids is giving away EIGHT iPad minis! (just in time for Christmas!): The interest in their iPad Mini giveaways has been enormous – so they’ve put the Rafflecopter boxes onto one page to make it easier to enter all of them. smartappsforkids.com

Apps for Little Ones

Doodle Yoodle Builder - Create and Build Fun & Silly Kids Scenes with Sticker Book Doodles! Doodle Yoodle Builder – Create and Build Fun & Silly Kids Scenes with Sticker Book Doodles! by Apps Kids Love – LLC: What’s a Yoodle – a doodle of you! Create characters by picking features (hundreds of combinations) then step into a story with your Yoodle. Doodle scenes using whimsical stickers, enjoy silly animations, and save your Yoodle Art to the scrapbook. iPad: $0.99 (sale price)
Fairy Tale Games: Mermaid Princess Puzzles Fairy Tale Games: Mermaid Princess Puzzles by Scott Adelman: Do your kids love mermaids? Do they love princesses and puzzles too? Look no further. Fairy Tale Games: Mermaid Princess Puzzles is a fun animated puzzle game for toddlers, preschoolers, and kids from ages 1 to 6. iPhone and iPad: Free + $1.99 In-App Purchase
Counting Race Counting Race by Smart Cat Studio, LLC: This captivating math multiplayer game app is an amazing educational and social time for kids and their parents. It is a great game to build skills of counting and addition from 1 to 10. It is ideal for communication skill development. After a fun math contest, the winner will be offered a movement break. This should help a little one to shift attention from the mental activity. iPad: $1.99
Sounds Baby Sounds Baby by AppsTaga: Over 300 images and 150 sounds for toddlers to learn to associate pictures with their sounds. Simple and fun!! All images have been selected with the aim that the child learns to recognize objects, animals, musical instruments and vehicles with their sounds. iPhone and iPad: $0.99

Books

Trucks - Byron Barton Trucks – Byron Barton by Oceanhouse Media: Play with tow trucks, cement trucks, newspaper delivery trucks and many other types of trucks in this animated picture book about transportation. Move trucks, workers, tools, and other objects around the page and tap pictures to learn their names. Realistic sound effects and brightly colored illustrations will delight young readers and keep them coming back for more! iPhone and iPad: $0.99 (sale price)
Just Go to Bed - Little Critter Just Go to Bed – Little Critter by Oceanhouse Media: Playful and energetic Little Critter resists his father’s efforts to get him ready for bed. Little Critter plays a space cadet when his father wants him in the bathtub, and a race car driver when it’s time to put on pajamas. Will Little Critter’s parents ever get him to bed? iPhone and iPad: $0.99 (sale price)
Pooki-Booki Pooki-Booki by Lullaby: Our ambition with Pooki-Booki is that its bright colors and cute designs, together with animations and sounds, will awaken the child’s curiosity to click and learn new words. The app is primarily a picture book, in which the child can learn how to recognize figures, words and letters. iPhone and iPad: $0.99
3 Little Piggies – Interactive Story Book with Animations 3 Little Piggies – Interactive Story Book with Animations by Kids Academy Company: We turned an all-favorite fairy tale into an amazing interactive story book with animation. Use our app as an enjoyable story, an amusing game, and a helpful reading assistant. Packed with interactive features, it offers a whole new level of involvement into the story! iPhone and iPad: $1.99
The Turkey Who Forgot How To Gobble The Turkey Who Forgot How To Gobble by Alexis H. Purcell: Joey the Turkey is sad. He has forgotten how to gobble and needs help from his friends: Ruby the rooster, Patrick the dog, Minnie-moo the cow, Wiskers the cat and Gillie the turkey. Enjoy the hilarious ways each friend tries to help him gobble. Are they successful? Does Joey learn how to gobble again? Read and find out! iPhone and iPad: $2.99
The Berenstain Bears Give Thanks Updated The Berenstain Bears Give Thanks by Oceanhouse Media: Join the Bear cubs as they act out the first Thanksgiving, complete with costumes, props and a full Thanksgiving feast. But will Sister Bear’s pet turkey play the part of dinner? The beloved Bears teach an important lesson to all about thankfulness and the love of family. The Bear cubs learn how God provided for the pilgrims and are reminded of God’s many blessings! Now available with Oceanhouse Media’s new “Record and Share” feature. iPhone and iPad: $3.99

Creative Play

Bloxy HD Bloxy HD by Next is Great: “Bloxy HD” is the first, open-ended creative app from a new “all-about-bricks” series developed by Next is Great. It allows kids aged 5-12 to build their own worlds using 3d bricks and mini-figures. Little constructors can make use of more than 50 3d bricks and 14 mini-figures, great range of bricks colors, textures and backgrounds to create worlds of their own. From vehicles and buildings to landscapes and interiors, the possibilities are endless! iPhone and iPad: $0.99
myCreate myCreate by iCreate to Educate: Imagine, create, share! Kids easily make animated stories with crafts, toys, or anything hands-on, to share with friends and family. myCreate is a learning tool validated by thousands of teachers and parents around the world for enhancing creativity. (Watch Video) iPad: $4.99

History

Ansel & Clair: Paul Revere's Ride Ansel & Clair: Paul Revere’s Ride by Cognitive Kid, Inc.: Ansel & Clair ride with Paul Revere changes the way History is taught and learned by kids. Exciting new features include a fun Who’s Who Photobooth, pop-up quiz to test knowledge, integrated maps to see the actual maps of key places and events, ability to type your notes in the Travel Log and much more. Popular 18th century Rebus puzzles, rendition of H.W. Longfellow’s “Midnight Ride by Paul Revere” poem, licensed art from museums and original period music enhance immersion into history. For iPad 2 and Later (not compatible with iPad 1). (Watch Video) iPad: $1.99 (sale price)

Literacy

Word Wizard - Talking Movable Alphabet & Spelling Tests for Kids Updated Word Wizard – Talking Movable Alphabet & Spelling Tests for Kids by L’Escapadou: Word Wizard is a unique app that lets kids hear the sounds of letters and words using a talking movable alphabet. Featuring advanced text to speech capabilities, the app can pronounce and spell-check an unlimited number of original words and sentences built using the movable alphabet. Updated with user profiles, spelling tests reports, word list sharing and much more. (Watch Video) iPhone and iPad: $2.99
4th Grade Science Reading Comprehension 4th Grade Science Reading Comprehension by Abitalk Incorporated: This reading comprehension app has twenty stories about science. You can also create and add your own stories to the app. Each story has about 500 words. Each story introduces new vocabulary and concepts, and is followed by a set of exercises that measure the student’s comprehension. The exercises include multiple choice questions, true/false questions and matching exercises that ask the student to match words or concepts with their definition. iPad: $2.99

Math

AbiTalk Fun Math Facts AbiTalk Fun Math Facts by Abitalk Incorporated: Fun Math Facts is a fun and entertaining way for children to learn basic “math facts” of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division for number from zero to twelve. For each session, you can select the range of numbers and the operations (plus, minus, times and divide). Then you can choose from several entertaining activities, including keypad entry, balloon popping, or a 3D cube. (Watch Video) iPhone and iPad: $2.99
Marble Math Junior Updated Marble Math Junior by Artgig Studio: Artgig Apps is pleased to announce the release of Marble Math Junior 1.2, adding international currencies and iPhone 5 optimization to their popular kids math practice app. Geared for ages 5-8 and based on the Common Core curriculum, Marble Math Junior helps reinforce strategy and problem solving skills as players roll their marble through a math maze. The addition of Australian, Canadian, British and Euro currencies lets users practice counting money in the currency of their choice. iPhone and iPad: $1.99

Music

Cool Piano Cool Piano by MEET Studio CO.,LTD.: Features: Simple to play! You can easily play a famous song in just 3 minutes! Over 10 categories of songs.(including Hit Song, Classical, Indie Pop, New Age, Rock, Folk, Pop, Country Music, Blues, Movie Themes and Band). Band-mode is already launched. You can easily create a band by WIFI or Bluetooth. It is applied to all the music instrument of Cool Series! iPhone and iPad: Free + In-App Purchases, Google Play: Free with Advertisements

Science

Recycle HD Recycle HD by Sprout Labs: Recycle HD explains the why and how of the 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) in a fun and interactive way. Why should you buy in bulk? Is styrofoam packaging good and how did we package fragile items before them? What are the Plastic Identification Codes and why are they important? What is vermiculture? How are batteries recycled? What are upcycling and refurbishing? Photos and videos supplement the content and cover various topics around Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. iPad: $1.99

Special Needs

Count To 100! Count To 100! by FuzzyBees: A counting app with something every kid loves to press – elevator buttons! Created based on 100 chart, used in schools to help develop number sense and recognition. Display buttons in increments of 10 to break down learning goals into smaller steps. Options to count in sequence from left to right, which may also help children with visual perception and motor planning challenges. Options to skip count by 2s, 5s, 10s and 25s. (Watch Video) iPad: $1.99

The Jellybean Tunes App Report: Volume 53

Visit Grandpa’s workshop, cook up something tasty, and learn the power of arithmetic. The 53rd app report brings you the latest news and product announcements from our network of family-friendly app developers. If you have news to announce, or simply want to get a sneak peek at next week’s news, visit the Product Announcements forum.

Please take a moment to read the full app descriptions, and to screen the apps you download, in order to fully understand the features and elements in the app. If you find an app you like, please write a review.

– Garry Froehlich | Jellybean Tunes

News

Oceanhouse Media Launches Four Dr. Seuss Book Apps for Windows 8: The Dr. Seuss titles now available in the Windows Store include The Cat in the Hat, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, The Lorax and One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish. Ranging in price from $3.99 to $4.99, the book apps run on Windows 8 PCs and tablets, working well with both mouse and touch. Windows 8 Apps

Apps for Little Ones

Grandpa's Workshop Grandpa’s Workshop by Fairlady Media: This dancing Grandpa and his whacky tools are ready for fun projects in the workshop! Created by the makers of the wildly popular “Grandma’s Garden”, Grandpa’s Workshop includes seven action-packed mini-games loaded with educational content for kids ages 2-6. (Watch Video) iPhone and iPad: $0.99 (sale price), Google Play: $0.99
New Lite Version Alice In Wonderland ABC Trial by Miniville Media: Alice in Wonderland ABC – Delightfully enchanting! This is a free trial version of our delightful ABC book based on Alice in Wonderland. The trial version includes A, B and C. Please enjoy this free app! Your child will be amazed by the 3D environment that has the charm of old fashioned popup books. Google Play: Free
Smart Speller Russian HD Updated Smart Speller Russian HD by Lemberg Solutions Limited: Learning to spell in Russian has never been so much fun with the new Smart Speller Russian from EduKidsApps! Pronunciation has been improved: when tapping on the letter, your child will hear the sound each letter makes (not the name of the letter in alphabet!). (Watch Video) iPhone and iPad: Free + $2.99 In-App Purchase

Books

The Owl And The Pussycat Storybook The Owl And The Pussycat Storybook by Saturday Buffet: The Owl and the Pussy-cat are in love and on an adventure across the sea! This wonderful storybook app combines Edward Lear’s timeless children’s poem with colorful illustrations and music to make a fun interactive experience for kids of all ages. iPhone and iPad: $1.99, Google Play: $1.94, Amazon: $1.99, Nook: $1.99
Casey at Bat by Brindleware: The classic 1888 poem of baseball’s Mudville team and what happens when the mighty Casey came to bat in the bottom of the 9th inning.
Written by Ernest Thayer, illustrated by Dan Sayre Groesbeck, and read by the famous all American actor, singer and comedian Dewolf Hopper who made the poem famous. Google Play: $0.99, Amazon: $0.99

Cooking

Chef Zombie - Recipes for the Undead Updated Chef Zombie – Recipes for the Undead by Jill Pestka: Choose from a variety of delectable zombie inspired recipes that are sure to surprise everyone at the dinner table. Listen to zombie sounds & music while mixing up something tasty. Updated with a new recipe, new graphics and… raining maggots. iPad: $0.99

Creative Play

Hand Turkey - A Multi-Touch Thanksgiving App Hand Turkey – A Multi-Touch Thanksgiving App by Jay Ayres: Tracing your fingers on a sheet of paper is so… 20th century. This Thanksgiving, place your hand on your iPad to magically create your very own hand turkey! Decorate your hand turkey with stars, hats, and three piece suits! Share your hand turkey with your friends on Facebook and Twitter! Optimized for iOS 6. iPad: Free

Literacy

Sight Words & Spelling with Pixopop HD Updated Sight Words & Spelling with Pixopop HD by Marcel Widarto: Join Stitch Bunny and friends and learn Sight Words in a fun and engaging way. iPad: $2.99

Math

Math Summoner Math Summoner by Jiayi Chong: Summon mythical creatures via the power of Arithmetic, Fractions and Geometry to do your bidding. Travel to distant lands to unleash strange and wonderful beasts using the brilliance of your mind! Acquire powerful spells and abilities to unleash on pesky aliens trying to wreck havoc on the world. Become a master of the Magical and Mathematical. Become a Math Summoner! (Watch Video) iPad: $2.99

The Jellybean Tunes App Report: Volume 52

Grow fruit, do puzzles and read a bedtime story. The 52nd app report brings you the latest news and product announcements from our network of family-friendly app developers. If you have news to announce, or simply want to get a sneak peek at next week’s news, visit the Product Announcements forum.

Please take a moment to read the full app descriptions, and to screen the apps you download, in order to fully understand the features and elements in the app. If you find an app you like, please write a review.

– Garry Froehlich | Jellybean Tunes

News

In the Spotlight with Patrick Larsson of Happi Papi Melissa Northway interviews Patrick Larsson of Happi Papi where he talks about the Teacher App Evaluation Program he set up that helps put free apps into the hands of teachers as well as provide developers a chance to get their apps into the educational market.

Apps for Little Ones

Educational Wooden Puzzle Collection Educational Wooden Puzzle Collection by Alexandre Minard: Have fun with 78 educational wooden puzzles on 6 different themes: Alphabet, Numbers, Animals, Circus, Toys and Aliens. By purchasing these six puzzles at once, you are saving over 50%! (Watch Video) iPhone and iPad: $4.99
Peekaboo People starring Richard Scarry's Busytown Peekaboo People starring Richard Scarry’s Busytown by Night & Day Studios, Inc.: Richard Scarry’s Busytown characters join the Peekaboo series! An elevator inside an office building opens to reveal your favorite Busytown characters demonstrating different types of jobs. Catch a Carpenter hammering, a Doctor listening to Huckle’s heartbeat, and a Dancer’s arabesque! Toddlers will love playing peekaboo with these busy worker-bees, as they familiarize themselves with the names, sounds, and actions of each profession. iPhone and iPad: $1.99
Baby Plants Fruits2 Baby Plants Fruits2 by chen yibin: Children plant with their own hands and experience plants growing process from seeding to harvest. It’s an opportunity to learn natural science. What’s more, the app is drawn in both Chinese and English versions. Children will learn not only English words but also plants encyclopedia and Chinese pronunciation and their writing. iPhone and iPad: Free + $1.99 In-App Purchase

Books

Marvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Now! - Dr. Seuss Marvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Now! – Dr. Seuss by Oceanhouse Media: Young Marvin K. Mooney has overstayed his welcome and the narrator has no shortage of ideas of how Marvin could go. “You can go on stilts. You can go by fish. You can go in a Crunk-Car if you wish.” Perfect for bedtime or anytime, this simple story and humorous illustrations are sure to bring laughs to the whole family. iPhone and iPad: $2.99 (introductory price), Google Play: $2.99
DC Super Friends: Haunted Heroes DC Super Friends: Haunted Heroes by ScrollMotion: The local Halloween festival is underway but the children think the haunted house is full of real ghosts! It’s up to the Super Friends to investigate, but are these heroes haunted by something more sinister? iPad: $4.99
Gerry the Giraffe Now for iPhone Gerry the Giraffe by PicPocket Books: Gerry the Giraffe wants to join the volleyball team but they think he’s too small and not strong enough. Upset because he isn’t invited to summer volleyball camp, he finally realizes what he has to do. Over the summer, while the team is away, something amazing happens from Gerry’s hard work. iPhone: $1.99

The Jellybean Tunes App Report: Volume 51

Do yoga, explore a musical villa and search for the seven cities of gold. The 51st app report brings you the latest news and product announcements from our network of family-friendly app developers. If you have news to announce, or simply want to get a sneak peek at next week’s news, visit the Product Announcements forum.

Please take a moment to read the full app descriptions, and to screen the apps you download, in order to fully understand the features and elements in the app. If you find an app you like, please write a review.

– Garry Froehlich | Jellybean Tunes

Apps for Little Ones

Tot Yoga HD Tot Yoga by Holt Smith Ltd: Practice Yoga with Apple TV Airplay Mirroring. The creators of the successful Tot Yoga live action DVD have partnered with Holt Smith Kids to create this compelling animated app. The goal of Tot Yoga is to create a fun, interactive program that provides a wind down period for a child while simultaneously warming up a parent, and reducing the stress of both the parent and child. The 13 interactive yoga poses are fun for everyone in the family no matter if they are starting to practice or are already familiar. (Watch Video) iPhone: $1.99,
iPad: $1.99
Math and Letters Air Control Math and Letters Air Control by Alexandre Minard: You’re in charge of landing planes and helicopters in an educational way: numbers or letters are displayed on the machines, and you have to land them on the right runway according to the current mission. Count, calculate, differentiate between odd and even numbers, recognize alphabet letters, sort vowels and consonants. 3 difficulty levels allow a smooth progression while having fun. (Watch Video) iPhone and iPad: Free + $1.99 In-App Purchase
i Learn With Boing: Ocean Adventures! i Learn With Boing: Ocean Adventures! by Tribal Nova: Dive into the ocean with Boing for some new fun adventures! Your child will learn and practice key language skills such as vocabulary, listening comprehension and sentence formation while playing with lovely underwater animals! iPhone and iPad: Free + $0.99 In-App Purchase (introductory price)

Books

Treasure Kai and the Seven Cities of Gold Treasure Kai and the Seven Cities of Gold by Treasure Bound Books: When Treasure Kai awakes from his treasure-hunting dream to find a real treasure map and clue in his pocket, it’s the start of a whirlwind adventure sending him back in time to race Francisco Coronado for the Seven Lost Cities of Gold. Can Treasure Kai trust the clues, conquer obstacles and beat the conquistadors to save the Seven Cities of Gold? With his best friend Kate and you, he just might do it. But only if your memory can help him get home! iPad: $4.99
Now for Android Alice In Wonderland ABC by Miniville Media: This is a delightful ABC book based on Alice in Wonderland. You child will be amazed by the 3D environment that has the charm of old fashioned popup books. All 26 letters are beautifully illustrated by Desirae Brink. While Lynda Hanna provides the exquisite voices overs. Google Play: $2.99

Catalogues

OM Bookshelf OM Bookshelf by Oceanhouse Media: Conveniently browse over 75 children’s omBooks in the Store. Sort by brand, price or age, or use the search feature to find exactly what you’re looking for. Plus, the Featured section offers up-to-date information on new releases, sales, and omBook suggestions for holidays, special occasions, and more! (Watch Video) iPhone and iPad: Free

Games

Halloween Monster Mashup by Bugaboo Math Games For Kids: Join in the monster fun with Halloween Monster Mashup! Create funny, creepy or just plain outrageous monster faces. Use your finger and swipe the screen to choose hair, eyes, nose, mouth and chin to create your crazy monster face. With Halloween Monster Mashup you are the mad scientist trying to come up with the perfect monster. No blood or gore, but some images could frighten very young children. Make over 50,000 monster faces! Google Play: $0.99, Amazon: $0.99, Nook: $0.99
Fido's Treehouse Scavenger Hunt Updated Fido’s Treehouse Scavenger Hunt by Pixel Interactive: A scavenger hunt styled game in iOS! Explore the highly interactive environment. Challenge your child to solve all the puzzles and help Fido find his treasure! Adds new items (including SogaBee’s Dino and Tapikeo) and voiceovers. iPad: $2.99

Music

Villa Cecilia – A House of Music for Kids Villa Cecilia – A House of Music for Kids by Ridili GmbH: Children are playfully introduced to the world of music by means of illustrations, stories, sounds, photographs and film sequences. Each of the Villa’s rooms reveal musicians with different instruments that will be demonstrated. Musical elements can be chosen interactively and games on tone pitch, rhythm, voice types and musical notation can be tried out. The app’s crowning feature is a final concert with short music films. Produced in cooperation with Radio Symphony Orchestra Berlin, State and Cathedral Choir Berlin and German public radio Deutschlandradio. iPhone and iPad: $6.99
Boogie Bugs Updated Boogie Bugs by Jill Pestka: Tap to the rhythms of insects and frogs, each with its own unique sound. Turn them all on or select a different group each time you play. Updated with HD graphics for iPad3 and added a musical staff so kids can see the notes while they play. iPad: $0.99

The Jellybean Tunes App Report: Volume 50!

Learn languages, decorate a dollhouse, and get ready for school. The 50th app report brings you the latest news and product announcements from our network of family-friendly app developers. If you have news to announce, or simply want to get a sneak peek at next week’s news, visit the Product Announcements forum.

Please take a moment to read the full app descriptions, and to screen the apps you download, in order to fully understand the features and elements in the app. If you find an app you like, please write a review.

– Garry Froehlich | Jellybean Tunes

Apps for Little Ones

Baby Learns Simple Objects. Baby Learns Simple Objects. by Bebebe Co.: Your child is beginning to explore the world! There are so many new and interesting objects that must be remembered. Let’s make it easier with Baby Learns Simple Objects! With this application your child can learn the names of the common objects that surround him. iPad: $0.99
Smart Speller Multilanguage Smart Speller Multilanguage by Lemberg Solutions Limited: Learn to spell in 14 languages. With its 80 original pictures across 7 categories (numbers and colours, fruit & veg, vehicles, farm animals, shapes, body parts), the game is played by tapping a moving object and then completing a word puzzle. The word selection features basic and most common words from each category, thus enriching the child’s vocabulary. iPhone and iPad: Free + $4.99 In-App Purchase
Little House Decorator Little House Decorator by JumpApp: If your child likes to play with dollhouses this is the perfect application. Select one house that you want to decorate or decorate the entire neighborhood. Choose the furniture and decorations to be placed in your house. Select characters that live there. See how much fun for your child will have with Little House Decorator. iPad: $1.99
Lola's Alphabet Train Updated Lola’s Alphabet Train by BeiZ Ltd.: Lola’s Alphabet Train is perfect for children aged 3 to 8: it is an easy, fun way to learn letters and spelling. Four more languages have been added, which now includes: English, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Norwegian, Russian, Spanish, and Swedish. iPhone: $1.99, iPhone Lite: Free, iPad: $1.99, iPad Lite: Free

Books

Trouble at Trio Farm Trouble at Trio Farm by 123 Number Fun Pty Ltd: Farmer Freda Three lives at Trio Farm and sells fruit and vegetables from her farm shop, but one day a four legged thief broke into the shop and ate most of her apples and turnips. Help Ernie Eight the Policeman and Freda solve the mystery of the missing fruit and vegetables. iPhone and iPad: $2.99
Ready for School Ready for School by Mandy Moore: Help your child prepare for school with this fun fictional story walking them through their first day at school hour by hour. Using read aloud narration and fun children sound clips this is sure to catch their imagination. After following the characters through their first day at school you can think back to the story and answer some simple questions, this enhances your child’s story comprehension and provides a talking point between parent and child. iBooks on iPad: $2.99

The Jellybean Tunes App Report: Volume 49

Make faces, play puzzles and have fun with math. The 49th app report brings you the latest news and product announcements from our network of family-friendly app developers. If you have news to announce, or simply want to get a sneak peek at next week’s news, visit the Product Announcements forum.

Parents, please take a moment to read the full app descriptions, and to screen the apps you download, in order to fully understand the features and elements in the app. If you find an app you like, please write a review.

– Garry Froehlich | Jellybean Tunes

News

Oceanhouse Media Unveils “Record And Share” Feature in Dr. Seuss Digital Books: Dr. Seuss Enterprises and Oceanhouse Media today have unveiled a “Record and Share” feature for Dr. Seuss’s award-winning children’s digital books in the App Store. The first digital books to receive this feature are The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham and Dr. Seuss’s ABC, available in full and free LITE versions. For the first time users can record themselves reading a Dr. Seuss story and then share the recording with family, friends and teachers who also own the digital book. Watch Video
A Family Fun Page: ‘A Byte of This – N – That’ was created so the whole family can enjoy and get something out of it. Here parents are welcome to review their favorite apps, products etc with the community. There will be an activity for each day of the week. We are hoping to do some reviews on apps, products etc. There will be printable work sheets shared, recipes, information and so much more. Visit them on Facebook.
Halloween App Sale: From October 1st through 7th, the following omBooks (Oceanhouse Media digital books) are on sale on the app market:

Apps for Little Ones

JigSaw Zoo Animal Puzzles - Animated Puzzle Fun for Kids with Funny Cartoon Animals! JigSaw Zoo Animal Puzzles – Animated Puzzle Fun for Kids with Funny Cartoon Animals! by Apps Kids Love – LLC: JigSaw Zoo is a fully animated collection of comical jigsaw puzzles for kids. No kids puzzle has ever done this much! 12 animated scenes. Three difficulty levels, for all ages. Each puzzle has its own fun and funny cartoon! iPhone and iPad: $0.99 (launch special)
Peekaboo Trick or Treat with Ed Emberley Peekaboo Trick or Treat with Ed Emberley by Night & Day Studios, Inc.: Come Trick or Treating in the Peekaboo funhouse this Halloween! There are 14 costumed creatures waiting to pop out to delight and amuse. Find a puppy dressed up as a princess, a ghost with awesome dance moves, a friendly fire-breathing dragon, and more. Peekaboo Trick-or-Treat features the artwork of the Caldecott award winning author, Ed Emberley. iPhone and iPad: $1.99
Find Them All: looking for animals Updated Find Them All: looking for animals by Knbmedia: “Find them all: looking for animals” is a game for children from 2 to 8 years which offers them the opportunity to see animals in their natural habitat (farm, savannah, desert, etc.). Find animals, take photos, make jigsaws and more! Now includes 60 videos. iPhone and iPad: Free + In-App Purchases

Books

Storypanda Books - Read, Create, Share Kids Stories Storypanda Books – Read, Create, Share Kids Stories by Storypanda Inc.: Turn bedtime reading into a highly creative, family experience, all from one innovative app. Read from a stocked bookshelf of highly interactive children stories. From the books your child reads, together create a new story. Easily share your parent – child creation with other families all around the world. iPad: Free + In-App Purchases

Creative Play

Faces iMake - Right Brain Creativity Updated Faces iMake – Right Brain Creativity by iMagine machine LLC: Faces iMake is a tool for creating collages using pictures of every-day objects. We are happy to introduce: FACEWORLD. FACEWORLD is a virtual space where people create together, modify and improve each others art. It is a game, it is a challenge, it is a gallery. Just as an example: you could create a face, upload it to FaceWorld and within minutes someone on the other side of the globe, could download it to their own iPad, modify it and upload a modified version to appear next to yours. (Read blog post) iPad: $1.99

Literacy

3rd Grade Science Reading Comprehension 3rd Grade Science Reading Comprehension by Abitalk: This reading comprehension app has twenty science stories about science. You can also create and add your own stories to the app. Each story has about 250 – 400 words. Each story introduces new vocabulary and concepts, and is followed by a set of exercises that measure the student’s comprehension. iPad: $2.99

Math

SoGaBee's Math Facts Fun: Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division SoGaBee’s Math Facts Fun: Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division by Marcel Widarto: Join Robot, Dino, and Sophie while learning basic math facts in a fun and engaging way. This app will help your child learn their basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division from numbers 1-12. There are three different game modes (Flash Card, Multiple Choice and Fill In), which will guide your child through the different stages of learning the math facts tables. iPhone and iPad: $1.99 (launch special)

Special Needs

Emotionary by Me.Mu Emotionary by Me.Mu by leehsueh: Emotionary by Me.Mu is an emotion diary tool designed for therapists (primarily speech-language therapists) or teachers who work with children and adolescents with autism, autism spectrum disorders, or similar mental disabilities. Understanding emotions is necessary in the development of social skills and empathy. While typical therapy often emphasizes recognition of emotions through flashcards, Emotionary by Me.Mu emphasizes the contexts in which they may appear. iPad: Free

The Jellybean Tunes App Report: Volume 48

Learn fire safety, organize your contacts and grab an app from the Dr. Seuss bookshelf. The 48th app report brings you the latest news and product announcements from our network of family-friendly app developers. If you have news to announce, or simply want to get a sneak peek at next week’s news, visit the Product Announcements forum.

Please take a moment to read the full app descriptions, and to screen the apps you download, in order to fully understand the features and elements in the app. If you find an app you like, please write a review.

– Garry Froehlich | Jellybean Tunes

News

Polk Street Press is building an interactive kids app based on an original story by NYTimes bestselling author Deborah Underwood! Meet Spatter & Spark – an artistic porcupine and inventive fox – who invite you to build, create and learn in this new app. Join their Kickstarter Campaign here: http://kck.st/OTg8M4
Fun Educational Apps has reached over 3000 likes on Facebook and they are celebrating with app giveaways. Visit their Facebook page.
The iMums Top Edutainment Apps for the School Holidays as Featured in The Sunday Mail (Australia) The iMums were recently approached by The Sunday Mail to compile a list of our top picks for educational yet entertaining apps for children aged 5-12 years. Check out their picks.

Apps for Little Ones

Button Board Button Board by Mediakitchen: Button Board is a fun and educational game for preschoolers that introduces colours through creative play. The game features a selection of incomplete pictures and a tray of colourful buttons. Complete a picture by dragging the coloured buttons into the holes on the picture. iPad: Free + In-App Purchases
VoiceBits Words VoiceBits Words by NG: Teach your baby to read with VoiceBits Words. With a few simple steps, lots of excitement, and short practices sessions, children can learn to read as naturally as they learn to speak. Create your own talking flash cards or download one of the ready to use collections. (Watch Video) iPad: $1.99
Fire Rescue! Fire Rescue! by Technolio Inc.: Fire Rescue will help teach your children how to dial 911 (this is configurable to your country’s emergency number), “stop, drop and roll,” touching the door to feel for heat & identifying objects that are hot and should be avoided. These are just some of the fun filled activities in Fire Rescue! Additionly there are plenty of tasks that will entertain and teach such as dressing the fireman & hanging up their clothes, etc! (Watch Video) iPhone and iPad: $1.99
Kapu Tickle Toy Camera HD Kapu Tickle Toy Camera by Kapu Toys: Kapu Tickle Toy Camera is a super-fun toy, which combines classic kids games and toys such as peek-a-boo, tickle tag and the jumping-jack puppet with modern technology! The gameplay and intuitive controls have been designed so that there is no wrong way to play with the toy; everything the kids do will make it work. (Watch Video) iPhone: $0.99, iPad: $0.99
Kids Trucks: Preschool Learning - Education Edition No In-App Purchases Version Kids Trucks: Preschool Learning – Education Edition by Scott Adelman: What is Kids Trucks: Preschool Learning? It is a lot of truck learning fun packed into one app. This app works with toddlers and preschoolers on learning their letters, numbers, colors, and shapes. It provides a lot of positive encouragement and incentives to help motivate children to learn and to feel good about their accomplishments. iPhone and iPad: $1.99

Books

Arthur's Teacher Trouble - Wanderful children's interactive storybook in English and Spanish Arthur’s Teacher Trouble – Wanderful children’s interactive storybook in English and Spanish by Wanderful, Inc.: Have you ever wished you could play inside a story and really interact with all the characters and words? Now you can! Arthur’s Teacher Trouble is an imaginative and interactive reading experience with fully animated content loved by children, parents and teachers alike. iPhone and iPad: $4.99 + In-App Purchases
Tortoise & the Hare - Wanderful children's interactive storybook in English and Spanish Tortoise & the Hare – Wanderful children’s interactive storybook in English and Spanish by Wanderful, Inc.: Wanderful brings every page of this classic Aesop’s fable to life. Read and play along as the Tortoise proves that slow and steady wins the race. Join him as he accepts the much faster Hare’s challenge to a race – one that doesn’t turn out exactly as the Hare had planned. iPhone and iPad: $4.99 + In-App Purchases
Little Monster at School - Wanderful children's interactive storybook in English and Spanish Little Monster at School – Wanderful children’s interactive storybook in English and Spanish by Wanderful, Inc.: Wanderful brings every page of this timeless Mercer Mayer story to life. Read and play along with Little Monster on a fun-filled day at school as he explores different subjects with his classmates and makes friends with Yally, an often difficult fellow student. iPhone and iPad: $4.99 + In-App Purchases

Catalogs

Dr. Seuss Bookshelf Dr. Seuss Bookshelf by Oceanhouse Media: Dr. Seuss Bookshelf is the new go-to place to find Dr. Seuss books and entertainment apps in the App Store! Organize, browse and launch your favorite Dr. Seuss apps. Sort by type, price or age, or use the search feature to find exactly what you’re looking for. Plus be the first to find out about NEW, ON SALE, and even FREE apps! (Watch Video) iPhone and iPad: Free

Creative Play

Character Creations Updated Character Creations by Dave Baxter: Let your imagination go wild and download Character Creations, using a simple drag and drop interface you can create over 1 million different characters combinations. Updated with new characters and a new interface. iPhone and iPad: $1.99, Lite Version: Free

Games

PHLIP PHLIP by Curious Hat: PHLIP is an intriguing and addictive visual puzzle aimed at children and inquisitive adults of all ages. Take a picture of something around you. Divide your image up into a number of tiles. Solve the puzzle by rotating the device. Share a challenging puzzle with friends and family via email. (Watch Video) iPhone and iPad: $0.99
Aniballs Lite New Lite Version Aniballs Lite by ToddWorld: Take a roll on the wide side with this Free 10 level sample of Aniballs. Take a mobile safari with this fun and addicting puzzle game. Capture endangered Aniballs from habitats around the world so they can be relocated to Aniball nature reserves. iPhone and iPad: Free, Google Play: Free

Parents

Ringya – Reach Beyond Your Contacts Ringya – Reach Beyond Your Contacts by Ringya Ltd.: Ringya transforms contact lists (class lists, work contacts, sport teams) into organized, sharable, digital lists. Just snap a picture of a paper list or email the app a digital version and…voila…you’ve got it handy on your phone! These contact lists are transformed into smart, organized Rings so users can always call, text or email individuals or groups, when they need them. iPhone: Free

The Jellybean Tunes App Report: Volume 47

Welcome to the 47th app report. Every week we bring you the latest news and product announcements from our network of family-friendly app developers, and this week we have a wonderfully diverse selection of offerings for math, reading, chess, games and more. If you have news to announce, or simply want to get a sneak peek at next week’s news, visit the Product Announcements forum.

Please take a moment to read the full app descriptions, and to screen the apps you download, in order to fully understand the features and elements in the app. If you find an app you like, please write a review.

– Garry Froehlich | Jellybean Tunes

News

AppyMall celebrates Talk like a Pirate Day Join in for pirate themed fun and giveaways on September 19, 2012 at 5:30PM PST Event Page on Facebook
Parent’s Choice Award Winners It’s great to see so many familiar developers winning awards. See all the winners.

Apps for Little Ones

Talking Animals Talking Animals by Bongly: Toddlers can touch to hear 24 different animals across jungle, farm and sea themes. iPhone and iPad: Free + $1.99 In-App Purchase

Books

Laloo the Red Panda Laloo the Red Panda by Laloo LCC: A fun-filled, animated children’s story about a red panda cub’s adventure in India! Your child will learn about an amazing endangered animal while being entertained by Laloo. iPad: $3.99
Heidi story collection - 3 in 1 Heidi story collection – 3 in 1 by JustKidsApps – Katrin Draemann Barothy: This story collection contains the three single apps ‘Heidi on the alp’, ‘Heidi in Frankfurt’ and ‘Heidi and Klara’. This story of a little girl who charms all (or at least most!) of those around her has been working its magic with children for over 130 years. iPad: $2.99 (sale – will be $8.99)
Thimble the Fairy's: Acorns and Tea (little fairy rhymes for little fairies) Thimble the Fairy’s: Acorns and Tea (little fairy rhymes for little fairies) by ZebraMinds, Inc.: A book written by a fairy? Yes! Thimble the Fairy’s first book for iPad! Acorns & Tea is a whimsical collection of Thimble’s favorite rhymes for little ones: How to build a fairy house, where fairies go in the winter, all the things fairies like – it’s all here! Twenty two delightful poems and rhymes children love to memorize – gently narrated by Thimble the Fairy herself! iPad: $1.99)
Tacky the Penguin - LITE New Lite Version Tacky the Penguin – LITE by Oceanhouse Media: Curious about the Tacky the Penguin series? Check out the free lite version of Tacky the Penguin on the App Store that includes the first eight pages of the interactive omBook. iPhone and iPad: Free

Chess

Chess Masters Chess Masters by Next is Great: Ever wanted to feel like one of the greatest chess players? Chess Masters offers 150 interactive challenges (“Master Moves” mode) taken from the best chess games in history. Find the best moves, improve your game and learn to win like the most famous chess players, then play against friends or test your skills against the computer! iPhone and iPad: $2.99

Games

Elfishki™ Game Collection - 3 fun fantastic games for kids in one! Elfishki Game Collection – 3 fun fantastic games for kids in one! by kidsiphoneapps.net: Now you get ALL of the Elfishki Games in ONE place. Contains “Decorate the Cake,” “Help Jeanso pack his backpack,” and “Sea I Spy.” iPad: $1.99
Connectorium Connectorium by Games for Soul: At its heart, Connectorium is a game about systems! When Nina wakes up one morning to a world where all connections have gone missing, it is up to her to help the people in her town, and to solve the mystery! (Watch Video) iPad: $2.99
Professor Kim : What´s missing here? Now for iPhone Professor Kim : What’s missing here? by appp media: A great game for one or two players! Who can spot the missing animal or object first? Is it the octopus, the clam or even the diving elephant? Help Professor Kim in his submarine to find what’s missing in the deep blue sea! iPhone: $0.99 (sale price), iPad: $1.99

Literacy

EdgeMates - French EdgeMates – French by Bob Dronski: EdgeMates is a fun, new way to help you learn a French vocabulary. Over 200 words in 11 categories are included. The object of the game is simple. A series of tiles are created that have vocabulary words on each side. Your goal is to place the tiles on the game board so that each word matches up with its translation on the connecting edge-its “edgemate”. (Watch Video) iPad: $2.99
Third Grade Reading Comprehension - English Fiction Third Grade Reading Comprehension – English Fiction by Abitalk: This reading comprehension app has twenty fictional stories about children’s daily life. You can also create and add your own stories to the app. Each story has about 250 – 400 words. Each story introduces new vocabulary and concepts, and is followed by a set of exercises that measure the student’s comprehension. iPad: $2.99

Math

1st Grade Math: Back to School Splash Math Fun games app 1st Grade Math: Back to School Splash Math Fun games app by StudyPad, Inc.: Splash Math is a fun and innovative way to practice math. With 13 chapters covering over 185 math skills and an endless supply of problems, it is by far the most comprehensive math workbook in the app store. iPad: $4.99
Montessori Geometry Montessori Geometry by Les Trois Elles Interactive: Do you remember ever wondering why you were studying geometry at school? Montessori Geometry was designed by Montessori teachers to ensure that your child will never have these doubts! Not only will this app make him/her realize that geometrical shapes are everywhere but it will also make him/her proud to be able to recognize and name them. (Watch Video) iPhone and iPad: $4.99
Polynomial Long Division Polynomial Long Division by Esa Helttula: Polynomial Long Division is the first iPad app to teach students how to solve polynomial division problems in a step-by-step scenario, breaking down the steps to make the difficult and intimidating process simple. The app offers problems for users to solve ranging in difficulty level; students select the type of problem they wish to complete and get started. Users are also able to enter their own long division problems, with up to a four-degree dividend and up to a three-degree divisor into the application. iPad: $3.99

Special Needs

Flashcards by Me Updated Flashcards by Me by Laughing Fairy, LLC: Quickly & easily turn your photos into flashcards. Choose which cards your child will see – specific letters, colors, shapes, action-words only, clothing, food, etc. The Flashcards by Me photo card App was created by a parent of a son with Down syndrome to help children learn vocabulary, sight words and receptive language – by using objects they are familiar with. Now universal for both iPhone and iPad. iPhone and iPad: $3.99

Time

Telling Time - Fun learn to tell time game [Free] Free to try version Telling Time – Fun learn to tell time game by StudyPad, Inc.: Tell time is an engaging and interactive app for iPad that teaches time to elementary kids in an exciting Jungle theme using beautiful clock designs and encouraging voice-overs. iPad: Free + $1.99 In-App Purchase

The Jellybean Tunes App Report: Volume 46

Welcome back to the 46th app report. This week we play pinball, learn sequences and read all about a big-hearted moose. As always, the app report brings you the latest news and product announcements from our network of family-friendly app developers. If you have news to announce, or simply want to get a sneak peek at next week’s news, visit the Product Announcements forum.

Please take a moment to read the full app descriptions, and to screen the apps you download, in order to fully understand the features and elements in the app. If you find an app you like, please support independent app developers by leaving a rating or writing a review.

– Garry Froehlich | Jellybean Tunes

News

Fun Educational Apps now features daily sales on apps. See all the latest offers on apps for everyone from toddlers to teens.
Penelope Celebrates Talk Like a Pirate Day: Penelope the Purple Pirate will be on sale (iPhone: sale price $0.99, iPad: sale price $0.99) from September 15th to the 19th in support of Talk Like a Pirate Day on the 19th. While you practice your ‘arrrrs’ check out this interview with the founders of TLAP – 80,000 strong on Facebook and celebrated worldwide!
Back to School Sale from Oceanhouse Media: Check out all the titles on sale on their web site.
MathHelper by StepByStep has gone free. iPhone: Free
Alien Buddies in the New York Times: Yes, the Alien Buddies from Artgig Studio (iPhone and iPad: $1.99) have been spotted in the Gadgetwise blog at NYTimes.com.

Apps for Little Ones

Talking Animals Wheel Talking Animals Wheel by Bongly: Spin the wheel to see and hear over 24 animals across jungle, farm and sea themes. Send postcards of your favorite animals. iPhone and iPad: Free + $1.99 In-App Purchase
Pictures Book Circus Pictures Book Circus by kidEbook LTD: Interactive book about circus animals for toddlers with fun audio and animation. iPad: $0.99, iPhone: $0.99
Picture Book Cars Pictures Book Cars by kidEbook LTD: Pictures Book Cars is a kids book with games, audio and interactive animations to teach your toddler about vehicles. iPad: $0.99, iPhone: $0.99
Pictures Book Professions Pictures Book Professions by kidEbook LTD: Learn about professions with this interactive picture book for toddlers. iPad: $0.99, iPhone: $0.99
Animal Games for Kids: Puzzles HD Animal Games for Kids: Puzzles HD by Scott Adelman: Do your kids love animals? Do they love puzzles? Look no further. Animal Games for Kids: Puzzles HD is a fun animated puzzle game for toddlers, preschoolers and kids from ages 1 to 6. iPhone and iPad: Free + $1.99 In-App Purchase, Google Play, Nook: $0.99
Alphabet Jumbled Updated Alphabet Jumbled by Pixel Interactive: Had enough of same old Alphabet song, flash cards and posters? Here’s a fun interactive app to get your kids started on their ABCs! Updated based on customer feedback (text and sound effects) and now supports auto-rotation on the iPad. iPhone and iPad: $1.99
First Words Halloween Updated First Words Halloween by Learning Touch: Double, double toil and trouble; play and learn as that cauldron bubbles! From pumpkin to ghost, and so many more, your child will love learning to spell all their favorite spooky words with First Words Halloween! Updated with even more words. iPhone and iPad: $1.99
Goodnight ABC iPhone Edition Now for iPhone Goodnight ABC iPhone Edition by Quasar Alliance, Inc: Is it a lesson or a game? Kids can’t tell the difference. Goodnight ABC teaches letters, letter sounds, colors, numbers, vocabulary, the basics of nature and technology and a lot more, but to your child it feels like playing the most exciting game in the world! iPhone: Free + $1.99 In-App Purchase

Books

Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose - Dr. Seuss Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose – Dr. Seuss by Oceanhouse Media: Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose, kindly offers a ride to a small Bingle Bug. As the bug invites more and more guests onto the moose horns, things get out of control. Will Thidwick be able to stand up for himself and get rid of his pesky horn guests? iPhone and iPad: $3.99 (introductory price)
Moomin, Mymble and Little My Moomin, Mymble and Little My by Spinfy: The fascinating story of Moomin, Mymble and Little My comes alive in this new interactive storybook. Shake, rotate, swipe and tap the screen to discover the fabulous animations hidden on each page. You can listen to the narration or read the story yourself to your children. See what happens as Moomin travels through wonderfully illustrated adventures with his friends. (Watch Video) iPhone and iPad: $5.99
Pooki-Booki Pooki-Booki by Lullaby: Pooki-Booki is the result of a successful collaboration between Lullaby AB and Isa Form AB. The app is based on Isa Form’s “picture pockets” that come with themes from the jungle, the forest and fairy tales. Our ambition with Pooki-Booki is that its bright colors and cute designs, together with animations and sounds, will awaken the child’s curiosity to click and learn new words. The app is primarily a picture book, in which the child can learn how to recognize figures, words and letters. iPhone and iPad: $1.99, Lite Version: Free
Paddle Duck in Where's Carrie Cat? An Interactive Story Paddle Duck in Where’s Carrie Cat? An Interactive Story by PaddleDuck Pty Ltd: Looking for an engaging, fun, and educationally interactive story for your toddler? Your child will enjoy actively participating in the story as they meet Paddle Duck and join his adventure to find Carrie Cat on Gabby Goat’s Farm. (Watch Video) iPad: $3.99
PaddleDuck Color and Story App PaddleDuck Color and Story App by PaddleDuck Pty Ltd: Help your toddler to discover and explore colors by tapping and coloring the page and enjoy reading a happy story about how Paddle Duck got his name. With the Paddle Duck Color and Story App you get two Apps in one. Welcome to Paddle Duck’s World. iPhone and iPad: Free

Creative Play

Kids CARS Kids CARS by UAB Informaciniu Technologiju Organizacija: Like to play with cars and trucks? Kids CARS app is like playing with real cars – it starts your own created story – you need to imagine where and why you are going. Secondly you can use app to feel like in a real garage there it is possible to choose a vehicle, repaint your car in favorite colors, change wheels, fix engine and drive to the other garage. A toy encourages kid not only to tap in the tablet, but also to talk as well as to develop imagination and creativity outside the app. (Watch Video) iPhone and iPad: $0.99 + In-App Purchase

Games

Pin Tiki Ball Pin Tiki Ball by Operatio: Pin Tiki Ball is a Refreshing New Game from Operatio Apps with Fascinating 3D Graphics, REAL physics and FUN features! Juggle the volcanic hot lava balls high and low, while protecting the Pin Tiki natives from Scorpions and Snakes. Crush and collect Coconuts, Watermelons and Bananas, find Diamonds, Rubies, Gold and activate the Bamboo Pipe Water Sprinkler to calm down the volcano’s wrath. iPhone and iPad: $0.99

Special Needs

Sequences by EdNinja Sequences by EdNinja by Club LIA: Sequences is designed to help children between the ages of 3 to 10 years old to improve their communication and learning skills as well as improve their ability to relate with other children of their same age; additionally Sequences was designed by special ed teachers and therapists which means that the app can be used by children that have special needs such as autism, dyslexia or other cognitive condition. iPhone: $1.99, iPhone and iPad: $3.99