App Friday May 19th, 2017

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Get Multi-touch Fractions from iDevBooks free this Friday, develop writing fluency with Fight Write from MadeByEducators, play hide and seek with Fiete, and read along as Mr. Rabbit finds the Missing Friend. Plus, a streaming TV device from PBS Kids, the secret use of the Narwhals’ tusks, and a simply amazing dinosaur fossil.

Garry Froehlich 
Jellybean Tunes

Multi-touch Fractions
by iDevBooks

Explore division of one unit into fractions with multi-touch. Touch any fraction of the unit with two or more fingers to further divide it by the number of touches. Touch two or more fractions with the same denominator to add them. In addition to open ended exploration, search given fractions by dividing and adding fractions until you find the correct fraction. You can also set your own fractions to search. Each fraction has its unique color which creates harmonious and beautiful combinations of fractions.

Multi-touch Fractions
Multi-touch Fractions
Developer: Esa Helttula
Price: $3.99

Fight Write
by MadeByEducators

Fight Write helps children to practice and develop fluency in their writing while having fun.
* Choice of joined up or print style
* Option to add own words allowing children to practice their spelling
* Instant feedback on letter forming accuracy

Fight Write - Writing Fun
Fight Write - Writing Fun
Developer: madebyeducators
Price: $2.99

Fiete Hide and Seek – Animals
by Ahoiii Entertainment

In the kids app Fiete Hide and Seek sailor Fiete has hidden in colorful landscapes and the children need to find him. On their search for Fiete the kids will meet cute animals, like cats, tigers and foxes, that are also waiting for being discovered. Now Available on Google Play.

Fiete Hide and Seek
Fiete Hide and Seek
Price: $0.99

Missing Friend – Icky Mr Fox
by Ickypen

Come along with Mr. Rabbit on an adventure to rescue his dear friend from the mischievous Icky Mr. Fox in this interactive book app. Explore beautiful and interesting scenery, learn new vocabulary and interact with quirky characters. Contains Ads.

Missing Friend - Lite
Missing Friend - Lite
Developer: ICKYPEN
Price: Free
Missing Friend - Icky Mr Fox
Missing Friend - Icky Mr Fox
Developer: IckyPen
Price: Free

PBS Kids Plug & Play

It looks like a toy race car, but it’s actually a stick that plugs into a television and streams PBS Kids’ new 24/7 channel, although it comes preloaded with games and content if there is no wifi available. Dedicated tablets for kids haven’t been particularly successful, but maybe there is room for a streaming device for kids. See more at PBS Kids.

What do the Narwhals do with their tusk?

It’s a little difficult to see what’s going on, but for the first time, scientists have captured footage of male Narwhals using their tusk for feeding, though probably not in the way you would expect. See more at Fisheries and Oceans Canada.

The Amazing Dinosaur Found (Accidentally) by Miners in Canada

This has to be one of the best preserved dinosaur fossils ever. See more at National Geographic.

About App Friday

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App Friday May 12th, 2017

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This week sharpen number sense in a fairy tale setting with Fuzzy Numbers, experience letters with Magic Spell – ABC, practice writing letters and numbers with Scribble Cards, and ride along with Baby Truck. Plus, STEM apps your kids will love, and families bonding over… Pokémon Go.

Garry Froehlich 
Jellybean Tunes

Fuzzy Numbers: Pre-K Number Foundation
by Cognitive ToyBox, Inc.

Fuzzy Numbers provides a fairy tale setting for children to practice foundational early math skills. Your child will love exploring Princess Poodle’s castle, Prince Frog’s beanstalk, Witch Cat’s potion school, and Pirate Whale’s treasure cove. Each scene is designed to help your child exercise his or her intuitive sense of quantity, or “number sense”.

Magic Spell – ABC
by The J

Explore space as an astronaut or fly away on a broomstick in our magical world of ABC. With creative illustrations and engaging sounds, kids can enjoy the fantastic adventure of role-playing by easily combining their face with 26 different characters that represent each letter of the alphabet.

Magic Spell - ABC
Magic Spell - ABC
Developer: The J
Price: $0.99

Scribble Cards
by AlphaDogWare

Is your child ready to learn to write? Try ScribbleCards with handwriting recognition to help children increase hand-eye coordination, writing skills and get a head start for school!

Scribble Cards
Scribble Cards
Developer: Will Summers
Price: $1.99

Baby Truck
by Appelsin Apps AB

Baby Truck is an entertaining and educational vehicle game for young children that will help them recognize numbers, vehicles, sounds and colors in a fun way.

STEM Apps Your Kids Will Love

These apps lean more towards logic and coding, but they’re all good quality and worth a look. Read More at Techwalla.

Families and Pokémon GO

Yes, someone took the time to study families playing Pokémon Go, and surprisingly found a number of positive effects. Imagine this technology being used for an educational game. Read More at LSE.

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App Friday highlights kids’ educational apps from family-friendly developers. Subscribe to our weekly newsletter to find out what’s new in children’s tech. Learn more about App Friday, and how YOU can participate, on the App Friday Info Page. We can’t wait to connect with you!

App Friday May 5th, 2017

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Color pages and design fashions with Pippapips, solve number puzzles with 123 Awesome Park, help students understand those with disabilities with the comic book Slam Dunk! Home Run!, and learn the “make ten” principle with Two Stars. Plus, discover ways parents can tame their device use, and check out inexpensive Windows laptops for education.

Garry Froehlich 
Jellybean Tunes

Pippapips
by Pippapips Limited

Pippapips is a fashion coloring app that makes your designs come to life. Print – color – scan our free coloring pages from http://www.pippapips.com. Play dress up in the Pippapips App or in Augmented Reality with your own designs! If you don’t have a printer try our in app digital coloring!

Pippapips
Pippapips
Price: Free

123 Awesome Park
by Papumba

One day, Lio sets out on an adventure in a neighborhood park and finds a mysterious lost egg. He enlists the help of his best friends Emma and David to get it back. They need your child to solve the mysteries that help them return the egg! Join Lio and his friends as they explore the park, solving number puzzles and having adventures along the way.

123 Awesome Park - Learn the Numbers
123 Awesome Park - Learn the Numbers

Slam Dunk! Home Run!
by Augusta University

Designed and developed by Augusta University’s Department of Technology Enhanced Learning and Innovation and The College of Education, SLAM DUNK! HOME RUN! is an interactive comic designed to help teachers and students better understand students  in their class who may have disabilities and more specifically understanding that in a physical education setting.  This comic contains English, Chinese and Spanish translations.

Slam Dunk! Home Run!
Slam Dunk! Home Run!
Price: Free

Two Stars Plus – combine number stars to make tens
by Two Pilots doo

Two Stars is a highly explosive math game that train speed in addition. You have to combine number stars to make sums of 10. “Make Ten” is a basic principle for addition within 100. For example: 8+7. How many more are needed to make 10? 2! If the 2 is taken from the 7, how many are left over? 5! So, 8+7 is 10+5, or 15. This principle is also used for addition of bigger numbers, such as 38+7. Two Stars lets you develop this key strategy in addition.

3 Ways Parents Can Tame Their Device Use

While we love apps, we also recognize that screens have their time and place just like anything else. Here’s a quick video with common sense (pun intended) times to put the device away. See it at Common Sense Media.

Microsoft Promises Inexpensive Laptops for the Education Market

Responding to the success of Chromebooks, Microsoft has announced that laptops running their Windows 10 S software will sell for as little as $189 and include Minecraft Education Edition and free Office 365 access for students and teachers. Read more at TechCrunch.

About App Friday

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App Friday April 28th, 2017

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Explore the solar system with Lipa Planets, count and add with Math Tales Ocean, and create a pirate tale with Arthur’s Story Maker. Plus Animal World, Shingu’s Journey, and Apple Clips in the classroom.

Garry Froehlich 
Jellybean Tunes

Lipa Planets: Gods of the Solar System
by Lipa Learning

In this stellar interactive book, kids join Skipper the space dog as he explores our solar system and learns how the planets got their names!

Math Tales Ocean: stories and games for kids
by Marshmallow Games

Every year the Oceanics are held in the ocean: fantastic Olympic Games… underwater! They need your help getting everything ready for the competitions. Follow the rhyme and help count, add and reorder.

Shingu’s Journey
by The Sheeping Company

An adventure for kids in which parents have a specific mission to complete. Kids are collecting badges playing shape-building games (increasing level of difficulty) and parents are responsible for these badges to be kept safe (outside of the game).

Animal World – Animal Sounds For Kids
by Papumba

Your little one will explore the sounds and characteristics of more than 80 animals through an interactive experience centered around eight themes (ranging from the jungle, to the ocean, to farms) and high-quality animations. They can even test their knowledge with stress-free and fun Trivia, Memo-Test, and Match-it mini-games, too!

Arthur’s Story Maker: Pirates
by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Ahoy, matey! Arthur is writing a story about pirates and wants you to be his co-author. Tap into your imagination as you create and watch your own epic pirate adventure unfold.

5 Ways to Use Apple Clips in the Classroom

Apple recently released a simple video editing app called Clips, with some nice features such as automatically being able to translate voice into text, and it plays nicely to the strength of the iPad – as a portable computer capable to easily taking videos. Read more at ictevangelist.com.

A View of Earth from Saturn

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft captured an amazing image of Earth seen through the rings of Saturn. Also check out this image of Earth from Saturn from four years ago. The Cassini mission has been ongoing for over a decade (see some more great images) and will end in September.

About App Friday

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App Friday April 21st, 2017

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Follow the migration of a baby whale in Mother Grey and Little Blue, learn mandarin with HelloChinese, read the story of the 3 Billy Goats Gruff, and play the Egg Match Game (free this weekend). Plus, the hottest edtech of 2017, Sesame Street partners with WriteReader, and a new review of Money Up.

Garry Froehlich 
Jellybean Tunes

Mother Gray and Little Blue
by Oken Studios

Mother Gray and Little Blue is an interactive story app about a baby Gray whale, called Little Blue, and his long migration from California to the Arctic Ocean with his mother.  The app has been carefully designed not only to be engaging but also to help improve the reading skills of children.

HelloChinese
by HelloChinese

HelloChinese is a game-based Chinese language learning app. In addition to containing over 200 bite-sized lessons made of numerous exercises aimed at developing listening, speaking, reading and writing skills, unique speaking features help to correct pronunciation and simulate real conversations. HelloChinese makes learning Chinese both incredibly fun and wondrously easy!

Pocket Charts! Egg Match Game
by Good Neighbor Press, Inc.

Sweet, colorful matching game. Teach visual discrimination using colorful eggs. Developed for the iPad, this Easter-egg-themed game will teach and reinforce discrimination and memory skills. Game play is based on the popular pocket charts used in classrooms around the world. Egg Match requires 3-5 minutes for a young learner to complete, making this iPad app ideal for students with short attention spans or those requiring highly visual or tactile learning experiences.Free through April 25th.

TaleThings: 3 Goats and a Troll (Story Book)
by Possibly Pixels

A humorous retelling of the classic Norwegian fairy tale, 3 Billy Goats Gruff, where 3 brother goats have to outsmart a grumpy troll that is guarding a bridge. Ages 2-4 can marvel at the illustrations, play around with the interactive animations and effects, and listen to the story being told to them by the narrator, their parents or a teacher. Ages 4-7, who are learning to read, can try to follow along with the narrator through our word highlighting feature. Ages 7+ can try to read by themselves, or even try out different combinations of voice and text in multiple languages. Ideal for multilingual households.

Sesame Street and WriteReader partner to improve childhood literacy

WriteReader, an online educational tool for writing and story creation for schools, has partnered with Sesame Street to allow the use of their characters within the tool. Read more at writereader.com.

The Hottest Edtech of 2017

This is a huge list of 82 educational resources, both apps and otherwise. Read more at tutora.co.uk.

Money Up Review

Money Up by pkclSoft is an app for kids for learning how to count and handle money. I always thought it deserved more attention, so it’s great to see a new review. Read more at teacherswithapps.com.

About App Friday

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App Friday April 14th, 2017

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Enjoy the Mother Goose Club from StoryToys, find Easter eggs with Fiete, put together animated jigsaws with Number Puzzles from Scott Adelman, brave bedtime with the first story in Love Laugh Read Children’s Books, and practice speech sounds with Boo Articulation Helper. Plus, the New York Times’ list of apps and games for kids on the go, and can doodling be good for you?

Garry Froehlich 
Jellybean Tunes

Mother Goose Club: Kids & Baby Video, Books, Games
by StoryToys

Turn screen time into learning time with Mother Goose Club! Our award winning content is beloved by preschoolers, parents and teachers worldwide. Using song, rhyme, play and dance, Mother Goose Club’s characters – Baa Baa Sheep, Eep the Mouse, Little Bo Peep, Jack B. Nimble, Mary Quite Contrary and Teddy Bear – bring preschool to the world and promote early literacy, mathematics, and more! Video

Fiete Hide and Seek
by Ahoiii Entertainment

Let´s seek Easter eggs with sailor Fiete. Fiete has hidden. Can you find him? Travel to enchanted forests, colorful jungles or rocky stone deserts, and tempt Fiete out of his hideout. On the journey through colorful landscapes kids will find cute animals like cats, rascals, little tigers and, of course, Easter eggs. Video

Fiete Hide and Seek
Fiete Hide and Seek
Price: $0.99

Number Puzzles for Kids: Counting Games
by Scott Adelman Apps

Kids learning to count will love these cute ocean-themed animated jigsaw puzzles! Put together the puzzle and the scene comes to life. The animals move and dance while children can “pop” numbers that fall from the sky for a ton of interactive fun.

Love Laugh Read Children’s Books
by Love Laugh Read

Braving Bedtime is the first installment of Allison Johnson’s children’s book series. Johnson’s books offer a fresh take on themes of gratitude, sportmanship, and love – within a beautiful biracial family. When her kids were four and five years old they started waking up with bad dreams. Johnson told them a bedtime story to help them conquer their nighttime fears. Now the family sleeps soundly through the night… and “Braving Bedtime” has gone on to help other children learn to be brave. Video

Boo Articulation Helper
by Bildligt talat AB

Boo Articulation Helper is an app that helps children with articulation difficulties by enticing the spontaneous exercise of individual speech sounds in a fun and functional way. Video

Apps and Games for Children on the Go

Whether you are travelling or just looking for something new, the New York Times has a list of worthwhile apps nicely broken up into age groups from toddlers to elementary school. Read more at nytimes.com.

Making Learning Visible: Doodling Helps Memories Stick

I suppose it depends on what they are doodling, but this is interesting – those little doodles could be improving memory. Read more at kqed.org.

About App Friday

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App Friday April 7th, 2017

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Travel with Monkey Moe and meet animals around the world, go on an adventure with Bit – The Time Travelling Caveman, care for the environment with The King of the Golden River, and learn the German long division method. Plus, apps for autism acceptance, and the App Fairy podcast.

Garry Froehlich 
Jellybean Tunes

The King of the Golden River
by StoryMax

The King of the Golden River is a short story (translated to English, Spanish, and Portuguese) written as a fairy tale. It tells the story of a very old and strange man who visited three brothers during a thunderstorm. Unfortunately, two of them mistreated the old man who was, in fact, the South-West Wind Esquire. To take revenge, he turned their fertile valley into red sand.

Download this book app to learn more about the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, experiment with science activities, reflection and social actions recommended by experienced teachers and scientists.

Monkey Moe World Traveler
by Appelsin Apps

Welcome to travel around the world together with Monkey Moe where you can visit all the seven continents and meet different animals and collect fruits. This geography app is for children around 2-4 years old and will help kids learn about the world, fruits and animals in an entertaining way.

Bit – The Time Travelling Caveman
by Wee Taps

Bit is a simple caveman, living in a world of pixels. Wonderful dinosaurs and animals roam the forests of Pixel Land and Bit loves it there. But everything changes when he finds himself frozen in a block of ice. Bit’s story is completely interactive. Kids must help him explore his world and complete tasks along the way.

Bit - The Time Travelling Caveman
Bit - The Time Travelling Caveman

German Long Division
by iDevBooks

The German Long Division app can be used to teach and study the German long division method. The user can solve custom and random division problems with small and large numbers.

German Long Division
German Long Division
Developer: Esa Helttula
Price: $3.99

Finding iOS Apps for Autism Acceptance

Apple has an app section dedicated to autism acceptance. Lorraine Akemann describes how to find both it and the special education section of the App Store. Read more at the Moms With Apps Blog.

The App Fairy Podcast

For those of you who like podcasts, I’ve learned of a new one dedicated to apps for kids.

Meet-the-author style interviews with top-quality children’s app makers. Hosted by Carissa Christner, youth services librarian at Madison Public Library, with audio engineering help from Audrey Martinovich at Audio for the Arts. Funding provided by the Joan Ganz Cooney Center.

Their current episode features an interview with Aaron Leighton, artist for Sago Mini. Check it out at stitcher.com.

About App Friday

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App Friday March 31st, 2017

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Explore the world of Mammals with the latest from Tinybop, jump back into Todo Math with their spring update, and go on an adventure with Sir Tincan. Plus, Memorina 2 (a classic memory game), The Tooth Seed storybook, and some news about Toca TV.

Garry Froehlich 
Jellybean Tunes

Mammals
by Tinybop Inc.

Immerse kids in the world of incredible animals to see how they play, eat, see, run, fly, grow, and feel. Every animal is interactive!

Mammals by Tinybop
Mammals by Tinybop
Developer: Tinybop Inc.
Price: $2.99

Todo Math
by Enuma, Inc.

Springtime is here! We’re delighted to introduce the latest version of Todo Math with a fresh spring theme and 3 new mini games for even MORE math to explore. Now you can practice part part whole number relationships, greater than > less than, and balancing equations. We can’t wait to see what you think. Update Todo Math today!

Todo Math
Todo Math
Developer: Enuma, Inc.
Price: Free+

Memorina 2 – memory game for kids and children
by Neva Gaming LLC

The new memory training game for toddlers and kids. Matching the pair contained in seven thematic levels with increasing difficulty.  50+ unique cards and graphics designed special for kids.

The Tooth Seed
by Lingon Interactive

The Tooth Seed is the story of Iris and her best buddy Teddy, about the tooth that is a seed and about creativity and friendship.

The Tooth Seed
The Tooth Seed
Price: $2.99

Sir Tincan – Adventures in the Castle
by winterworks GmbH

This lovely designed interactive picture book for children from two years onwards accompanies Sir Tincan in his adventurous everyday life in the medieval castle.

Turbo Riders Math Game is Free March 30-April 1!

Turbo Riders: Fun Math Game for Grade 1 to 5 Kids by Skidos Learning is Free (Regularly 4.99) March 30 to April 1.

Toca TV is shutting down operations

“Toca Boca CEO Bjorn Jeffery gives Kidscreen the exclusive details behind his company’s decision to shutter its SVOD service after less than a year on the market.” Even Toca Boca has a tough time getting people to subscribe to kids’ content. Read more at Kidscreen.com.

About App Friday

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App Friday March 24th, 2017

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Build With Grandpa is brand new this week from Fairlady Media. Enjoy the story and play along with the Ladybug Band. Help kids learn French with Pili Pop Français. Plus, Dutch Long Division the latest from the math wizard at iDevBooks, and a tour of the world’s environments in Care for Our World.

Garry Froehlich 
Jellybean Tunes

Build With Grandpa
by Fairlady Media

Let’s build with Grandpa! Demolish buildings with a wrecking ball, use a bulldozer to clear out the debris. Then design, build, paint, decorate, and landscape a brand new house! Along the way you’ll learn about safety equipment and power tools, empty your dump truck, dig and pour a foundation, mix cement, drive construction equipment, enjoy lunch with Grandpa, and measure and build a wall with wood. Be creative as you design from blueprints, paint the house with rollers, and choose your own windows, doors, shutters, landscaping, and fun extras!

Build With Grandpa
Build With Grandpa
Developer: Fairlady Media
Price: $2.99

Ladybug Band
by Rain Boot Media LLC

This interactive picture book has something to touch or do on each page!  At the end of the story, kids can become a band member and make their own recordings. The rhyming prose is fun to read to young children, or they can read along with the narrator.

Ladybug Band
Ladybug Band
Price: $1.99

Pili Pop Français
by Pili Pop Labs

Pili Pop Français is a new app to help kids from 5 to 10 to learn French. Our unique method is focused on listening and speaking skills, practice, and having fun! To do that, we’ve adapted and included speech recognition technologies in our app to give kids real feedback on their pronunciation. It’s amazing to watch children speak their first words in French, and get the accent fast.

Dutch Long Division
by iDevBooks

The Dutch Long Division app can be used to teach and study the Dutch long division method: Staartdeling. The user can solve custom and random division problems with small and large numbers.

Dutch Long Division
Dutch Long Division
Developer: Esa Helttula
Price: $3.99

Care for Our World
by Sunbreak Games

Adapted from the award-winning children’s book, this fully animated, interactive story experience takes kids on a colorful tour around the world’s diverse environments with a positive message of caring. The app includes additional creative activities, and an animal encyclopedia full of facts, sounds, and photos.

Care for Our World
Care for Our World
Price: $2.99

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App Friday March 17th, 2017 – Happy 7th Birthday!

Seven years ago this week, App Friday launched as a promotional effort to shine a spotlight on family-friendly apps. App Friday has marched steadily forward announcing new and updated apps every week, resulting in over 350 weeks worth of kids educational app news. We appreciate those very special volunteers who support this effort, and also the community of app makers who continue to create exceptional content for young children. Celebrate with us by sharing the #AppFriday hashtag today. We’d love to see you around!

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Get Grandpa’s Toy Shop free this Friday (and watch for Fairlady Media’s brand new app next week), move your body to animate your drawings with PupperMaster (one of the coolest uses of an iPad I’ve seen recently), journey to Miffy’s World with StoryToys, and play with the characters from the bedtime story, ‘The Gruffly.’ Plus, we have some big news from Happy Papi. After 2 years of hard work, their free create-and-customize-your-own educational app platform is now live and ready to explore.

Garry Froehlich 
Jellybean Tunes

Grandpa’s Toy Shop – FREE this Friday March 17th
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.

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

PuppetMaster
by Shmonster LLC

PuppetMaster iPad app lets kids animate their drawings, toys, or anything they want, just by moving their body!

PuppetMaster
PuppetMaster
Developer: Shmonster LLC
Price: $1.99

Miffy’s World
by StoryToys

Based on the beloved picture books created by artist Dick Bruna. and the worldwide hit TV series: Miffy is brought to life in a gentle and beautiful 3D interactive app. Join Miffy as she explores her world. Have fun playing together. Help her chose what to wear, brush her teeth, or take a bath. Go outside and have fun in the garden. Play fetch with her dog Snuffy. Fly a kite. Help Miffy grow her very own fruit and vegetables and use them to bake a yummy cake.

Miffy's World
Miffy's World

Gruffalo: Puzzles
by Magic Light Pictures

Play with all the characters from ‘The Gruffalo’, the UK’s favourite bedtime story! Perfect for 3 – 6 year olds. Featuring 6 character led games and 18 levels that combine fun game play with intuitive design.

Gruffalo: Puzzles
Gruffalo: Puzzles

Happi Papi Reinvents Educational Apps with the Launch of Their New Learning Platform

“Create, play and share unlimited learning apps in any language. On happipapi.com, educators and parents can now create and play their own stunning learning apps in just a few minutes. Too busy to create your own apps? Choose from hundreds of apps and thousands of worksheet to play and practice on. You can even put together a collection of apps and worksheets with easy access for your children and students. And did we mention that the entire platform is free!”  See how it works at happipapi.com.

About App Friday

App Friday highlights kids’ educational apps from family-friendly developers. Subscribe to our weekly newsletter to find out what’s new in children’s tech. Learn more about App Friday, and how YOU can participate, on the App Friday Info Page. We can’t wait to connect with you!