App Friday December 2nd, 2016

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

Garry Froehlich 
Jellybean Tunes

Christmas Calendar Letters Dot-to-dot
by MadeByEducators

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

One Present, Please
by Rain Boot Media

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

One Present, Please
Price: $2.99

Fractions Using Visual Models
by Kids17Fun

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

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

Fun with Directions HD
by Hamaguchi Apps

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

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

More Fun with Directions HD
by Hamaguchi Apps

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

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

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App Friday November 25th, 2016

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

Garry Froehlich 
Jellybean Tunes

Math App Anniversary Celebration!

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

Visual Multiplication Table
Developer: Esa Helttula
Price: $4.99
Fraction as Slope
Developer: Esa Helttula
Price: $4.99
World Factbook Visual Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Octonauts
by Night & Day Studios, Inc.

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

Octonauts
Price: $3.99

About App Friday

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App Friday November 18th, 2016

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

Garry Froehlich
Jellybean Tunes

Montessori Nature
by Edoki Academy

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

Montessori Nature
Developer: EDOKI ACADEMY
Price: $2.99

Grandma’s Great Gourd
by Literary Safari

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

Grandma's Great Gourd

Roxy and the Ballerina Robot
by Jackrabbit Publishing

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

Crazy Maths Adventure – Grade 2
by MadeByEducators

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

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

Crazy Math Adventure – Grade 3
by MadeByEducators

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

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

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

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

Huvi
by Totally Rad! Inc.

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

Huvi
Price: Free

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App Friday November 11th, 2016

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

Garry Froehlich 
Jellybean Tunes

Grandpa’s Workshop
by Fairlady Media

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

Grandpa's Workshop
Developer: Fairlady Media
Price: Free

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

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

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

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

Lingua Latina: Nouns
by @Reks

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

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

Busy Water
by Edoki Academy

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

Busy Water
Developer: EDOKI ACADEMY
Price: $3.99

Understanding Math – Telling Time
by appp media UG

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

Understanding Math - Telling Time

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App Friday November 4th, 2016

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

Garry Froehlich 
Jellybean Tunes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Outland Timer 2
by Outland

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

Outloud Timer 2
Developer: Outloud
Price: $0.99

Sembl
by Artgig Studio

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

Sembl
Developer: Artgig Studio
Price: Free+

Safari School
by IntellectoKids

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

Newsworthy

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

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

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

The educational edition of Minecraft has launched.

About App Friday

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App Friday October 28th, 2016

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Get Camping With Grandpa along with its Fall update free this Saturday. Edoki Studios has updated several of its excellent apps for Halloween letting kids create animations, digitally fingerpaint, or learn shapes. Plus, practice with the Halloween themed Spooky Letters, and send even more Halloween stickers with themed packs courtesy of MojiLala.

Garry Froehlich 
Jellybean Tunes

Camping With Grandpa
by Fairlady Media

All new update just in time for Fall and Halloween! Hey, campers! Who wants to roast a marshmallow and eat a s’more? Grab a stick and join Grandpa on a hiking and camping adventure you’ll never forget! Choose a trail, read a compass, spot some wildlife, identify animal tracks, earn wilderness patches, play tent games, and watch videos about real-life outdoor experiences. Don’t forget to douse the campfire before you leave! Designed for ages 6-8. iPhone and iPad: Free October 29th (Regularly 2.99) (Video)

Camping With Grandpa
Developer: Fairlady Media
Price: $2.99

Easy Studio – Halloween version
by Edoki Academy

Do you want to make fun stop-motion movies in a few taps? Easy Studio offers endless hours of fun creation for the whole family with amazing results each time. With this app, draw, animate and share your own cartoons!  Specially designed to be easy to use, everyone will love to create fun objects using geometric shapes and animate them to bring them to life. Now you can also add a soundtrack to your masterpiece!  Ages: 6 and up.  Available in 16 languages. iPad: 3.99 (Video)

Zen studio – Fingerpainting to relax & focus
by Edoki Academy

Our Zen lion became a Zen vampire for Halloween! Zen studio is a unique soothing geometric finger painting app designed to help children relax and focus. It may be the simplest painting app ever published! Tap once for a new canvas, tap again to pick a color, and then draw with your finger. What’s more, a calm, soothing music algorithm accompanies every swipe of a finger making it a very zen experience!  Zen studio offers a wonderful initiation to geometry, triangles and symmetry for children from the age of 3.  Parents & teachers will love the printable handbook! iPhone and iPad: Free + In-App Purchases (Video)

Busy Shapes
by Edoki Academy

Young kids’ favorite game just got “revamped” for Halloween. Play Busy Shapes with vampire and pumpkin shapes and watch out for the spider’s web! Happy  Halloween! iPhone and iPad: 2.99 (Video)

Busy Shapes
Developer: EDOKI ACADEMY
Price: $2.99

Spooky Letters
by MadeByEducators

Spooky Letters allows your child to practice letter forming in both cursive (joined up) and pre-cursive format. Letters are sounded out phonetically to allow your child to develop skills of breaking down words particularly useful for children with Dyslexia. Completion of capital letters reveals a simple phonics based spelling game. Completion of either style of lower case letters is rewarded by a puzzle which reveals the Spooky character in the box. iPhone and iPad: 2.99

Spooky Letters
Developer: madebyeducators
Price: $2.99

More Halloween Sticker Packs
by MojiLala

Looking for even more iMessage stickers for Halloween? Try these from MojiLala

Joemoji: Halloween stickers by Joseph

About App Friday

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App Friday October 21st, 2016

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Halloween is but two weeks, there’s a chill in the air, and it’s time for some spooky fun. Make monsters with Monster Mingle, play with puzzles in Wee Halloween Puzzles, and create the perfect pumpkin face with Spooky Lab Pumpkin carving. For the older kids we have a classic Jules Verne story brought to digital with Frritt-Flacc. Plus, the popular Read becomes Read4Kids, gets a great update and goes free this Friday. Also, we’re now on Instagram!

Garry Froehlich 
Jellybean Tunes

Read4Kids – Kids Learn To Read In 20 Easy Lessons
by Olivier Romanetti

Updated with new activities, games and 500 images. Read is a 20-lesson program designed to help kindergarten and elementary school age children (4–8 age range) acquire reading skills in a fun and progressive way. Read draws on two of the most popular methods currently in use for teaching to read in English: the phonics method and the whole language method. Most education experts now agree that a combination of both is the key to successful learning. Universal (iPhone/iPad): Free Friday (Regularly 2.99)

Spooky Lab – Pumpkin Carving
by Kidloom

Spooky Lab is a creative game where kids can carve Halloween pumpkins, discovering thousands of different combinations (exchanging shape, face expression, colour and decorations). The photograph feature allows to save and show the designs to friends and family. Inside the pumpkins, they will find amazing mini-games designed both to learn and to have lots of fun. Universal (iPhone/iPad): 2.99 – Google Play: 2.99

Frritt-Flacc, By Jules Verne
by StoryMax

Do you imagine Biology can bring reflection on social inequality and poverty? Frritt-Flacc by Jules Verne tells a classic story just to start a conversation about the 1st. Sustainable Development Goal, by UN: no poverty. In Frritt-Flacc, the reader can set the rain’s direction, make volcanoes go active and to restore life to a dying man. In addition to deep reading, the activities are designed by experienced educators and scientists. The app is available to tablets and smartphones iOS and Android. Universal (iPhone/iPad): Free – Google Play: Free

Monster Mingle
by Cowly Owl Ltd

Big Halloween update! Build your own friendly monster! Choose different body parts to help explore the world and uncover each unique island. Discover fun creatures, musical scenery and hidden surprises as your monster plays in this magical kingdom. Universal (iPhone/iPad): 3.99

Monster Mingle
Developer: Cowly Owl Ltd
Price: $3.99

Wee Halloween Puzzles
by Wee Taps

Spooktacularly fun puzzles for toddlers! Keep your kids entertained with these free Monster themed drag & drop puzzles. Universal (iPhone/iPad): Free

Wee Monster Puzzles
Developer: Wee Taps
Price: Free

Newsworthy

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App Friday October 14th, 2016

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Doodle your own iMessage stickers with Sticker Doodle Machine, learn the value of money as a penguin with Penguin Cold Cash, and learn spelling with a ghost, mummy and zombie in Trilo Spelling. Plus, Halloween themed stickers, StoryToys brings Amplify educational games to the app store, Toca Boca gets into video, and the golden age of non-fiction picture books. 

Brought to you by Garry Froehlich of Jellybean Tunes

Sticker Doodle Machine
by appikiko LLC

Doodle your own iMessage stickers! Classic or animated. Yes, really, you can make a simple animated sticker right on your iPhone or iPad. The Sticker Doodle Machine app utilizes the same beautiful digital ink from the “doodles!” family of apps, which means your doodles will always look great! Universal (iPhone/iPad): 1.99

Sticker Doodle Machine
Developer: appikiko LLC
Price: $1.99

Penguin Cold Cash
by EdVenture Software

Learn the value of money as a penguin! Surf through icebergs to identify coins and bills, shoot on a hockey goalie when making change, and catch fish while counting money. Through multiple skill levels and six engaging events, players work with realistic money ranging from a penny to a hundred dollar bill. Other skills and events include comparing dollar amounts on a treadmill, figuring money equivalents while belly sledding, and using the fewest coins and bills while tubing behind a whale. There is also an activity in which players identify the reverse side of the 50 State Quarters. Universal (iPhone/iPad): 1.99 – Google Play: 1.99 – Amazon App Store: 1.99

Penguin Cold Cash
Developer: John Crandall
Price: $1.99

Trilo Spelling
by Trilo Interactive AB

**Winner of the Children’s Tech Review Editor’s Choice Award (4.5/5 Stars)** Trilo Spelling is an educational and adventurous phonics based spelling game for kids grades K-2. Follow the friendly ghost Spooka, the one-eyed mummy Sling and the funny zombie Frank through multiple spelling levels in the enchanting Trilo World while collecting puzzle pieces for hours of fun and learning. Universal (iPhone/iPad): 4.99 – App Store Lite Version: Free – Google Play: 4.99 – Google Play Lite Version: Free

Trilo Spelling
Price: $4.99

Jack-O-Moji
by Ben Lew

New iMessage Sticker app with pumpkin emoji & Jack-o-lantern maker stickers! iMessage (iPhone/iPad): Free

Jack-o-moji
Developer: Ben Lew
Price: Free

Newsworthy

StoryToys to become Touch Press as part a deal with Amplify

With Toca TV, the kids’ game maker moves into subscription video

A Golden Age of Non-Fiction Picture Books Is Here

About App Friday

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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.”

Visit their website, like them on Facebook, follow them on Twitter

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.

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