The Jellybean Tunes App Report: Volume 28

Build cars, journey into space, and get the scoop on good grammar. The 28th app report brings you the latest news and product announcements from the members of the Moms With Apps network.

Parents, please take a moment to read the iTunes app descriptions, and to screen the apps you download, 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

Kids Preschool Puzzle & Words by Lemberg Solutions: A lot of wonderful pictures to assemble and 14 languages to master in one app! The challenge of this educational game is interesting and exciting: a child will move patterned pieces of paper to complete a picture. When the object is created, its name is spelled on the screen and you can hear the word pronunciation in any of 14 languages available! Pictures are grouped into 6 categories (Animals, Vehicles, Fruit, Veggies, Numbers, Shapes), so there are 60 wonderful pictures to assemble and learn. The free version comes with one category open (Animals) to try it out before you buy a full version of the game (through in-app purchase). Google Play – Free + In-App Purchase
Space JigSaw Puzzles - Puzzle Fun for Kids with HD Video of Astronatuts, Rockets and Shuttles from NASA's Archives! Space JigSaw Puzzles – Puzzle Fun for Kids with HD Video of Astronauts, Rockets and Shuttles from NASA’s Archives! by Apps Kids Love – LLC: These puzzles are alive! Space JigSaw Puzzles combines high quality HD video from NASAs archives with the classic JigSaw puzzles that kids love! After each puzzle is completed an HD video with fun facts about the space program plays. Rockets launch, men walk on the moon and rovers roll on to explore! Space Puzzles keeps your little one entertained while sharpening the mind and helping to improve coordination. iPhone and iPad – $0.99
Build Cars with Edward and Arthur Build Cars with Edward and Arthur by PlayWithMotion: In this game your child can create thousands of unique, crazy and fantastical cars and then test-drive them on the race track. Nice 3d-rendered graphics and sound make the cars look and feel like real miniature cars and depending on what parts you use the car will behave different when driving. You’ll need better tires to splash through mud, bigger engine to go faster etc. While playing you’ll collects stars, that unlocks more car parts, and even additional race tracks! This game is awesome for kids 3-7 years old, and is available for iPad 2 and above and iPhone 4 and above. (Watch Video) iPhone and iPad – $1.99

Books

Five Little Monkeys Collection #1 Five Little Monkeys Collection #1 by Oceanhouse Media: Five Little Monkeys Collection #1 features five entertaining adventures of five clumsy but well-intentioned little monkeys who don’t always get things exactly right, but always have a good time! iPhone and iPad – $11.99
The Champion Hare The Champion Hare by InteractBooks LLC: When a young hare enters the Animal Sports Competition he soon finds himself racing a cheetah and competing in the long jump against a kangaroo! It’s not easy becoming a champion, but with help from a clever parrot and cheered on by a family of meerkats he eventually discovers that nothing beats a bit of perseverance. iPhone and iPad – $3.99

Literacy

The Scoop on Good Grammar The Scoop on Good Grammar by Margie Blumberg (and PicPocket Books): The Scoop on Good Grammar was named a Gold Recipient by the Mom’s Choice Awards in the Educational Products category. As you’ll see, this grammar book is all about culture. For example, Renoir’s Luncheon of the Boating Party will guide you through the definition of a noun, and cupcakes will help you learn about adjectives. In no time at all, choosing the correct pronoun (it’s between you and me-not, between you and I) and the appropriate modifying word (it’s really sweet-not, real sweet) will become second nature to you. iBooks – $9.99
Word Craft EE Word Craft EE by JANES Works Co.: Elementary Edition (EE) is the sequel to Word Craft DE. If you like word games and trivia, then you will love the Word Craft series of word games. Just like the original, Word Craft: EE is certain to test your word skills while helping to build your vocabulary and knowledge. Each word is broken up into word blocks. For example, “Altogether” could be broken up into the word blocks “AL”, “TOG”, “ETH”, “ER.” These correct word blocks are mixed together with other incorrect word blocks. Your job is to pick the right word pieces in the correct order to spell the word defined. Play alone or with a group of friends and family. In Word Craft EE, every word comes with a complete dictionary edition, including the etymology for most words. Thus, Word Craft EE will teach you things you didn’t know about both common and unusual words. iPhone and iPad – $0.99, Google Play – $0.99, Amazon – $0.99, Nook – $0.99
Sight Words & Spelling with Pixopop Sight Words & Spelling with Pixopop by Marcel Widarto: Join Stitch Bunny and friends and learn Sight Words in a fun and engaging way. Sight Words and Spelling with Pixopop will help your child learn sight words through seeing, hearing and spelling. The three different game modes (Flash Card, Word Challenge and Spelling), will guide your child through the different stages of learning the sight words. Those stages are: seeing and hearing the word for the first time, recognizing the word and selecting the correct word in a multiple choice word challenge mode, and finally knowing how to spell the word in the spelling mode. iPad – $1.99

Math

Algebra Quiz & Challenge by iMathPractice: This is for students in High School/College learning algebra. IMathPractice Algebra has different sections like Tutorial, Practice Skills, Practice Test & Algebra Challenge. Teaches real and complex numbers, ratios, exponents, polynomials, linear and quadratic equations, and more. Under Practice Skills, You will be able to practice all the above learned skills with help. There are answer & steps to get the answer for each question. Under Practice Test, You will be able to practice all the skills in specified timed environment. Under Algebra Challenge You will be prepared to compete with others. It contains 100 questions & time allotted is 1 hours. We will display each month champions/winners selected from around the world of this challenge in our website imathpractice.com. Google Play – $0.99, Amazon – $0.99

News

Kids Fun by toomanyscreens: more than 70 games and activities to play, create, observe, learn and have fun while discovering nature and its animals. (Watch Video) Now available for iPhone – $1.99
MyVijan LLC has created an introductory video for the iLuv Drawing series of apps. (Watch Video)
Super Speller: Create Your Own Spelling Tests by Quiet Spark is now a universal app and includes iCloud support. iPhone and iPad – $2.99
iLearnWords by Chrome InfoTech LLP: With interesting and important topics, your tiny tots can easily understand the world around them. Now available in a free lite version iPhone – Free
Read a review of Lily’s PictureBook by Rosemary Sanford at The iPhone Mom. Interactive Touch Book for iPhone and iPad – $1.99

The Jellybean Tunes App Report: Volume 27

Do a dinosaur puzzle, play in Grandma’s garden, or learn to draw people with apps from the 27th app report. As always, the app report brings you the latest news and product announcements from the members of the Moms With Apps network. I know everyone wants to get straight to the apps, so I’m going to dispense with the usual preamble this week and categorize the apps directly.

Parents, please take a moment to read the iTunes app descriptions, and to screen the apps you download, 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

Magical Concepts Magical Concepts by Virtual Speech Center Inc.: Magical Concepts was created by a certified speech-language pathologist who wanted to make “drilling” with flashcards fun and motivating. This engaging, colorful app includes over 2000 photos covering over 60 concepts accompanied by audio instructions. Example concepts include above/below, empty/full, angry/sad/happy, old/new and loud/quiet. Children earn stars for each correct response, and when they accumulate enough stars, they are rewarded with a magic show. Concepts are important building blocks for early academics, and research shows that understanding of basic concepts is critical for school success and high-level thinking. iPhone and iPad – $19.99
Stack 'N Puzzles - Kid's Puzzle Adventure Game Stack ‘N Puzzles – Kid’s Puzzle Adventure Game by 77SPARX Studio, LLC: From the maker of the acclaimed Puzzingo Toddler Educational Puzzle game comes a brand new puzzling adventure! Join Stack, a beaver who loves to build puzzles, to piece together his city. As your kid plays the game, he or she will also be learning about everything that goes into museum, fire truck, school, buses and a whole lot more! iPhone and iPad – Free + In-App Purchase, Google Play – Free + In-App Purchase, Nook – $1.99, Amazon – Free + In-App Purchase
Kids' Music Player Kids’ Music Player by epublica: Kids’ Music Player is a music player for preschool children. Of course your kids already know how to use your iPhone or iPad, but when they’re small, they cannot read CD covers or titles yet. That’s where Kids’ Music Player comes into play. To get started, choose the appropriate genres from your music library (e.g. “Children’s music”), and you’re ready to go. Your child chooses an album by tapping it. Cute pet icons then represent each of the tracks on the album. Tapping an icon plays the song. You’ll be amazed seeing how fast your kids learn which pet stands for which song. iPhone and iPad – $0.99, Google Play – $0.99
Grandma's Garden Grandma’s Garden by Fairlady Media: Join this charming dancing Grandma and all her silly veggies for fun adventures in the garden! Grandma’s Garden is loaded with fun activities and enriching content for kids! A positive and welcoming environment for young children to learn numbers, letters and colors. iPhone and iPad – $0.99
Dinosaur JigSaw Puzzles - Animated Puzzle fun for Kids with Cartoon Dinosaurs - by Apps Kids Love, LLC Dinosaur JigSaw Puzzles – Animated Puzzle fun for Kids with Cartoon Dinosaurs by Apps Kids Love – LLC: (Featured “New” app in the kids and family games categories.) These puzzles are alive! Dinosaur JigSaw Puzzles combines high quality dinosaur animations and the classic JigSaw puzzles that kids love! After each puzzle is completed a fun animation plays and kids enthusiastically play each one to see what the dinosaurs will do next. Dinosaur JigSaw Puzzles keeps your little one entertained while sharpening the mind and helping to improve coordination. iPhone and iPad – $0.99 (1/2 price launch sale)

Books

Hansel and Gretel - Epic Tales animated storybook Hansel and Gretel – Epic Tales animated storybook by Epic Tales: Hansel and Gretel- Epic Tales animated storybook offers a world filled with whimsical characters ranging from pesky gnomes to witty dwarfs; from brave children to mean stepmothers and cunning witches. The tale is digitally hand-drawn by award winning animators and features stunning 2d animations and cut scenes, professional voice actors, original music scores, and spellbinding interactive environments that are sure to draw readers even deeper into the story. iPhone and iPad – $6.99

Creativity

iLuv Drawing People - Learn how to draw kids doing their favorite things iLuv Drawing People – Learn how to draw kids doing their favorite things by MyVijan LLC: Your budding artists will learn the basics of drawing people in various different poses while learning to draw kids doing their favoirte things. Color, decorate and “DRESS UP” the drawings they created and also send as greeting cards to the loved ones. iPad – $1.99

Literacy

Word Family Sorts Word Family Sorts by JFK4SDK: “Word Family Sorts HD” is the next step after a child has mastered blending letter sounds using the “Sound Sort Blends” game. In this fun educational game, the child matches the pictures to the words shown on top and bottom of screen. Developed by a kindergarten teacher and reading specialist. Game helps children build pre-reading skills. iPad – $1.99

Parents

The Happy Face - parenting reward chart made simple The Happy Face – parenting reward chart made simple by Kentlyons Ltd: A super simple, stylish parenting app to reward your children when their behaviour is great, and let them know when it needs to improve. So easy to use, we didn’t need to add any instructions. Happy Face can help take the stress out of going out with your kids, and make family trips fun again. iPhone – $0.99

Special Needs

Routinely Routinely by Logical Thought: Routinely is an easy and fun way to build visual schedules on your iPhone or iPod Touch. Children with developmental delays or other special needs feel comforted by knowing what comes next. Routinely helps by associating expectations with visual cues. This gives caregivers a useful tool for aiding those in their care to progress through a series of actions, choose an activity, and know when to move on to something else. iPhone – $4.99
PictureCanTalkPremium PictureCanTalkPremium by Benster Tan: This app combines PictureCanTalk and PictureAssistive. It adds a built-in browser to surf, search and download images from Internet directly into MyCatalog, multi-user support, and a color-coding system lets you use colored frames to represent agent, action, object, etc. The possibilities are unlimited! iPhone and iPad – $59.99

News

Kids and Beyond has made their apps available on Amazon for the Kindle Fire. SimpleSort – $0.99, Viewpoints: The Blue Jackal and the Lion – $0.99
ReadWriteWeb asks if the animation app Doink Express by DK Pictures, Inc. could be the next Instagram. iPhone – $1.99
Royal Little Pest by PicPocket Books is now available for the iPhone – $1.99
Jellybean Tunes – Learn to Read and Compose Music by Garry Froehlich chosen as app of the day at SpecialNeed.com iPad – $2.99
Word Mess by Masala Games chosen as Staff Favorite by Apple. (Watch Video) iPhone and iPad – $0.99

The Jellybean Tunes App Report Volume 26

Take a trip around the world, learn Spanish, or go on a math adventure. The 26th App Report brings the latest news and product announcements from the Moms With Apps network. I have a number of notes this week. First, this edition marks the sixth month of the App Report, and I’ve listed hundreds of apps and news items from this great group of developers, reviewers, parents and teachers. I’m still amazed by the diversity and choice every week. Thanks so much for following along.

Second, my wife and I would like to announce our latest app and invite you learn flags and geography while taking a trip around this amazing planet with World Flags, Geography and Anthems.

Third, BabyFirst Encyclopedia has emerged from an Appbackr campaign, supported by many of the Moms With Apps members, and is better than ever. Look for the smiling octopus below.

OK, let’s see what else we have this week!

Apps for Little Ones: ABCDESK teaches letters and words in English and Russian and lets parents create their own lessons. LH Animal Alphabet uses alliterative animals to teach your child all about the alphabet. Toddlers can learn about healthy eating with EduKitchen, or they can do puzzles with Kids Trucks: Puzzles. Finally, kids can catch fish while learning about numbers, letters and colors in the Trunky Fish Game.

Fine-Motor Skills: Tablets are great, but what about when it comes time to hold a pencil? Chalk Walk helps young kids practice the classic thumb and finger grip and helps them prepare for pencil-and-paper tasks.

Books: Learn all about boats with “Boats – Byron Barton” from the great folks at Oceanhouse Media.

Geography: Explore the world with our very own World Flags, Geography and Anthems.

Math: StudyPad is back with the next installment of their popular Splash Math series, now covering 5th grade. The Math Mage promises to transport kids to a magical version of the Middle Ages where their math skills can save a village. Montessori Bead Facts Plus Minus uses Montessori techniques to teach basic math.

Languages: Learn Spanish with the Little Blue Jackal.

Games: Unearth the origins of Backgammon with eoz games’ Roman Backgammon.

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

– Garry Froehlich | Jellybean Tunes

Books

Boats - Byron Barton Boats – Byron Barton by Oceanhouse Media: Children can interact with many different types of boats in this exciting new transportation omBook! From rowboats to ferryboats, fishing boats and workers, many objects can be moved around with the touch of a finger. Realistic sound effects and brightly colored illustrations will delight young readers and keep them coming back for more! iPhone and iPad – $0.99 (introductory price)

Education

World Flags, Geography and Anthems World Flags, Geography and Anthems by Garry Froehlich: 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 (introductory price)
The Math Mage The Math Mage by RGH Games LLC: The Math Mage is an adventure that transports you back to the Middle Ages, where a Magic Spell has unleashed monsters in your village. Only YOU can defeat all the monsters thanks to your math skills! Explore 6 amazing levels including a bushy forest, dark mines, the town of Wearie and more before facing the ultimate monster! Practice your Math Skills against a range of monsters made out of weed, smoke and stone! More than 200 math equations to solve and 4 difficulty levels. (Watch Video) iPad2 or newer – $1.99
5th Grade Math: Splash Math Worksheets App [HD Full] 5th Grade Math: Splash Math Worksheets App by StudyPad, Inc.: With lots of worksheets and virtually infinite problems spanning across 9 chapters, Splash Math Grade 5 covers the entire 5th grade curriculum. It is by far the most comprehensive math workbook in the app store. All of the included problems are aligned with common core standards for 5th grade. Covers algebra expressions, fractions, decimals, geometry, division, multiplication and more. iPad – $9.99
Learn Spanish: Little Blue Jackal - a bilingual storybook by Niyaa Learn Spanish: Little Blue Jackal – a bilingual storybook by Niyaa by Kunal Desai: 3 Levels of Spanish learning in this unique story based approach. Learn 50+ Spanish words, 25+ conversational phrases and entire story includes 700+ words in Spanish. Little Blue Jackal is a classic animal story with a moral. Story created in collaboration with professional children’s book authors and illustrators. iPad – $1.99
ABCDESK ABCDESK by Articul Media: Includes illustrated alphabets and puzzles in both English and Russian. Children match letters or compose words in a problem solving mode. But there are two really exciting features in ABCDESK. First, it allows parents to create lessons (or puzzles) by themselves – using their own pictures, voices and imagination. Second, parents can then exchange lessons with other others on the marketplace. iPad – $2.99
Montessori Bead Facts Plus Minus Montessori Bead Facts Plus Minus by MontessoriTech: Receive the benefits of Montessori math materials on an iPad. Teaches addition and subtraction math facts in a visual form, leading to deeper understanding. Great for Montessori and more traditional classrooms — extra practice at home and for homeschoolers. (Watch Video) iPad – $1.99
LH Animal Alphabet LH Animal Alphabet by Synthcomm sp. z o.o.: It’s as easy as ABC! Learn the alphabet and have fun with your new animal friends. African Antelope, Diving Dolphin, Enormous Elephant, Orange Octopus, and other hilarious animals will introduce your child into the world of letters and words. Every one of those charming characters presents one letter of the alphabet. Your child will learn how to spell it while listening to the funny stories that contain plenty of words using each letter. iPad – $2.99
BabyFirst Encyclopedia BabyFirst Encyclopedia by BabyFirst Games: Small children can independently explore the world through sight, sound, and touch with BabyFirst Encyclopedia. The charming train-based menu encourages your child to enter into a rich early learning experience.
Designed for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers, this easy to navigate first encyclopedia is filled with over 100 beautiful, high-resolution images in six educational categories complete with sounds, names, and fun facts – all fully narrated. iPhone and iPad – $1.99

Games

Roman Backgammon Roman Backgammon by eoz games: Roman Backgammon unearths the roots of the classic Backgammon game to deliver a unique experience with slightly different rules and a custom mosaic game board and dice design to take you back in time. Roman Backgammon is a simpler, ancient version of backgammon that is fun for adults and an excellent way to introduce children to the game. It can be played in standard one or two player modes, or you can select an opponent from anywhere in the world using Game Center. Three levels of difficulty ensure a broad range of play and iTunes integration even lets you select music from your own library. iPhone and iPad – $2.99
Trunky Fish Game Trunky Fish Game by Upside Down Games: Catch it while you can! In the Trunky Fishing Game, you have to catch all the fish when their mouth is gaping, otherwise you might scare them away! Try the two player mode and play with your friends! In the classic mode (just pure fun), you have to catch as many fish as you can before your time runs out. In the Learning modes, you can hunt for numbers (to practice number recognition), or letters (letter recognition), or colors. The Jumbo Game mixes all of the learning modes for an added challenge. iPhone and iPad – $1.99
EduKitchen- Toddlers & Preschoolers Educational Game! EduKitchen- Toddlers & Preschoolers Educational Game! by Cubic Frog Apps: Children Love to Play in the Kitchen, So Our No Muss, No Fuss EduKitchen App Delivers Hours of Logic Based, Early Learning Fun While inspiring Toddlers and Preschoolers to Eat Healthy. 18 Different Unique Learning Games And Quizzes Aimed At Preschoolers And Toddlers Ages 2 – 5 Including Sorting, Counting, Matching, Memory, Organizing, Healthy Choices, And More! iPhone and iPad – $1.99
Chalk Walk Chalk Walk by KBooM Games: The first app to help children to develop the pincer grip needed at school. Many children are coming into kindergarten unable to properly hold a pencil. As time spent drawing on paper or coloring with crayons is swapped for screen time, key fine motor skills remain underdeveloped. But screen time can also solve the problem and prepare kids for the pencil-and-paper tasks they encounter in school. Mrs. Judd’s Games’ new app, CHALK WALK, is designed to fill in the blank: young hands get needed exercise as they use a thumb & finger pincer grip to play this fun, innovative, teacher-designed game. iPad – $3.99
Kids Trucks: Puzzles Kids Trucks: Puzzles by Scott Adelman: Do your kids love trucks? Do they love puzzles? Look no further. Kids Trucks: Puzzles is a fun animated puzzle game for toddlers , preschoolers and kids from ages 1 to 6. The free version includes four puzzles with the option to unlock the other 8 via in-app purchase. iPhone and iPad – Free + In-App Purchase, Nook – $0.99 (launch special), Amazon – $0.99 (launch special), Google Play

App News

Animalia by AppBooks: has added a new game to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Animalia and the release of the commemorative edition of the printed book. iPhone – $2.99, iPad – $3.99
Montessori Letter Sounds HD by Les Trois Elles Interactive: offers a choice of US or UK voice and email links have been moved to the parent section. iPad – $2.99 until the end of April (reg. $4.99)
Montessori Letter Sounds HD in French – Le Son des Lettres by Les Trois Elles Interactive: The “French as a Foreign Language” option can be switched on in the Settings. It enables children to listen to the instructions in English, while learning French letter sounds and words! iPad – $4.99
Word Craft DE by JANES Works Co.: adds a scoring system integrated with Open Feint which allows leaderboards, achievements and competition across android and iOS devices. iPhone and iPad – $0.99, Google Play – $0.99, Amazon – $0.99, Nook – $0.99
Chasing Fireflies: A Haiku Collection by Honeybee Labs: Free during national poetry month (April). iPad – Free

The Jellybean Tunes App Report: Volume 25

Build a sentence, capture a moment, or read a big bedtime book. The 25th app report brings the latest news and product announcements from the members of the Moms With Apps network. This week, due to demand, I’m going to add prices to the apps. Remember, these prices can change at any time and some may be introductory offers or limited time sales, so please check the actual price before you purchase.

Apps for Little Ones: Dr. Panda has lots of preschool activities. ABC-Park invites little ones to match pictures to letters.

Literacy: Abitalk returns with with the fully customizable Sentence Builder. Princesses Learn Sight Words teaches Dolch sight words through stories, games and songs.

Books: For the visually impaired, Lily’s Picturebook from Rosemary Sanford comes in high-contrast black and white, and also includes sign language videos and an introduction to Braille.

PicPocket Books brings us Nora’s Crabby Day. Oceanhouse Media delivers more Dr. Suess and Berenstain Bears in two new book apps. Finally, re-live a Beatrix Potter classic with Benjamin Bunny from Brindleware.

Math: Bush Math offers math practice all the way from addition and subtraction to square roots.

Teachers: Quickly create lessons involving compare and contrast activities with Compare a Twist.

Parents: Keep track of baby’s feeding times and chat with other parents with Baby Yummy. Save and share pictures, videos and stories with MomentGarden.

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

– Garry Froehlich | Jellybean Tunes

Books

Lily’s Picturebook by Rosemary Sanford: A unique app with black on white and white on black images for the visually impaired. Lily’s Picturebook includes ASL (American Sign Language)videos with over 50 different word signs, simple, fun games, and an introduction to the Braille alphabet. Interactive Touch Book $1.99 (Requires the free app:Interactive Touch Books – for Kids for iPhone and iPad)
Nora's Crabby Day HD Nora’s Crabby Day HD by PicPocket Books: How do you get through the day when you’re in a bad mood? A new App for children, “Nora’s Crabby Day,” by Jan and Todd Graveline tells the story of one very unusual day in the life of a little girl. PicPocket Books is delighted to release this App about Nora, who wakes up crabby and just can’t shake her bad mood. Through a charming rhyming story and eye-popping visuals and animation, we see her foul mood follow her throughout the day, no matter where she goes and what she tries to do. In the end, Nora finds her smile and so will you. iPad – $1.99
BenjaminBunny BenjaminBunny by Brindleware LLC: Taken from the 1904 publishing – this talking story book will delight your little ones with the classic story of Benjamin Bunny and his cousin Peter Rabbit. iPhone and iPad – $0.99
Horton Hatches the Egg - Dr. Seuss Horton Hatches the Egg – Dr. Seuss by Oceanhouse Media: Kind-hearted Horton the elephant is persuaded to sit on an egg while its mother, the good-for-nothing bird lazy Maysie flutters off on a vacation. Horton is teased and taunted by his jungle friends, “How Absurd! Old Horton the Elephant thinks he’s a bird!” He’s captured by hunters, even placed in a traveling circus, but he keeps his promise and protects the egg. When runaway Maysie stumbles upon the traveling circus and demands her egg back, something incredible and unexpected occurs teaching children that virtue earns a reward! iPhone and iPad – $2.99, Amazon – $2.99
The Berenstain Bears' BIG Bedtime Book The Berenstain Bears’ BIG Bedtime Book by Oceanhouse Media: When Mama and Papa Bear go out for the night, Brother and Sister aren’t too sad. Why? Because they have wonderful Mrs. Grizzle-the best babysitter and storyteller ever! The Berenstain Bears’ BIG Bedtime Book features six original bedtime stories from Mrs. Grizzle’s beloved collection. So climb into bed and experience bedtime at the bears’ treehouse! iPhone and iPad – $4.99

Education

Dr. Panda, Teach Me! - Preschool Dr. Panda, Teach Me! – Preschool by TribePlay: Join Dr. Panda as he visits four different landscapes (Meadow, Jungle, Farm, Arctic), each with their own set of animals to meet, fun and vivid sounds to experience, one or more of our 10 activities to complete AND animals for your child to choose to decorate their own landscape when they’ve completed an activity! Designed for children ages 2 to 5. (Watch Video) iPhone and iPad – $1.99
Compare a Twist Compare a Twist by App of Approval, LLC: Compare a Twist is an engaging interactive lesson platform that allows learners to leverage learning through the personalized creation of compare and contrast activities. As educators, we utilize compare and contrast lessons on a daily basis. They are essential activities that ask learners to think about how things are alike and different. Now, with Compare a Twist, we can create lessons quickly and easily that are engaging for students and provide immediate feedback and results about their learning. iPad – $2.99
Sentence Builder - Kindergarten, First Grade, Second Grade Sentence Builder – Kindergarten, First Grade, Second Grade by Abitalk: A fun new sentence builder app to learn about words, sentences, pronunciation, grammar, and punctuation. The ONLY sentences app that can be fully customized with your own pictures, words and sentences. We worked closely with teachers, parents and kids to design and test this app. Students can move the words around to build the sentence themselves. Start with the built-in sentences. Then create your own sentences, use your own images, and use your voice to record your own sentences and words. (Watch Video) iPad – $0.99
Princesses Learn Sight Words Princesses Learn Sight Words by earlylanguages.com: Princesses Learn Sight Words helps children learn high frequency words in English through stories, games and songs. In the “My Cards” section of the app, the 220 Dolch sight words are offered for free, organized in categories. The 1st story in the app with games and a song is also free. Additional books are available for purchase within the app. iPhone and iPad – Free + In-App Purchases
Bush Math Bush Math by Mintmomeg: Bush math continually developed from basic up to intermediate Math skill that kids should know in Primary unto Secondary School age program. Good for parent and teacher who may have a wish to teach your kids via activities, you can also choose addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, Square and Square Roots of which level you want your child to practice. The simple and intuitive user interface is designed to be kids friendly, which allows children to play without help from an adult. iPhone – Free, iPad – $0.99, Mac – $0.99

Games

ABC-park ABC-park by Mind Vitamins: Look at all the letters who visit the theme park. Each letter conceals one or more pictures. Point to a letter to open a picture card. Then tap the card to close it down. It will be up to 7 pictures and letters. The goal is to match each picture with a letter. Want to see the words? Just tap the the picture and a picture card will open. Close picture card by tapping on the card. Drag an image to correct letter. When all pictures are in place, a little clown will come out and dance. iPad – $1.99

Health & Fitness

Baby Yummy Baby Yummy by Cognoscens: Baby Yummy records breastfeeding duration and/or bottle feeding quantities, with a simple tap or swipe, no typing required. It also tracks your baby’s weight and height. After spending many nights awake while nursing, we have added a chat room to enable new Moms to share their thoughts, ideas, tips and worries. iPhone – $1.99

Lifestyle

MomentGarden MomentGarden by Moment Garden: Moment Garden lets you save photos and record stories of your child, directly from your iOS device, and re-live the memories from anywhere at anytime. Each moment you save with Moment Garden is automatically shared to your closest family and friends. Don’t risk losing any of those stories, pictures, videos or funny things your children say: start today! iPhone and iPad – Free

App News

Fido Goes Places by Pixel Interactive: now includes a spelling activity with 90 words as an in-app purchase, and adds audio in the item-to-find list. iPad – Free + In-App Purchases
Little Star Piano by Fun To Learn Apps: now availabe in a lite version. (Watch Video) iPhone – Free
Baby Monitor 3G by TappyTaps s.r.o.: chosen as iPhone app of the week in Germany. iPhone and iPad – $3.99
Kids 1st shape puzzle – learn animals, alphabets, numbers by Gil Weiss: now a universal app for iPhone and iPad – $1.99

The Jellybean Tunes App Report Volume 24

From dinosaurs to dental care, constellations to computer programming, the 24th app report is packed with news and product announcements from the members of the Moms With Apps network. As always, we break the apps down by topic and app store category to help you find apps that may interest you.

Apps for Little Ones: Learn letters, numbers and more with Preschool and Kindergarten Learning Games. Learn about animals and their diets with Feed the Animals.

Books: Join in on an Easter Island adventure.

Dinosaurs: Join the search for dinosaurs in Find them all: dinosaurs world.

Programming: The turtle is back for the iPhone generation, teaching the basics of computer programming in the Logo language (New and Noteworthy in Education).

Games: Help the Brave Hedgehogs gather fruit in a multiplayer boardgame. QI IQ sharpens your grasp of two letter words to improve your scores in certain letter-tile games.

Math: Math Guardians – battle with the power of math!

Health: Learn all about oral hygiene with Kids’ Dental Health.

Creative Play: Paint-On-3D Easter Eggs offers an easy way to decorate virtual eggs. Play around with musical animated constellations in Stella and the Startones. Mix and match to create cartoon faces with FaceIt.

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

– Garry Froehlich | Jellybean Tunes

Books

Motlies Easter Island Adventure Motlies Easter Island Adventure by JustKidsApps – Katrin Draemann Barothy: In this cute and colourful story, Albert’s curiosity about the Easter Bunny leads him to discover that there is a place called Easter Island where (in the app but sadly not in real life) huge statutes can fall over, grow and even turn into rabbits! Using the Motley’s magic, the boy and a hedgehog travel to the South American island and meet a secret group of rabbits who create all the eggs for Easter and deliver them to the world’s children. iPad

Education

Find them all: dinosaurs world Find them all: dinosaurs world by Knbmedia: Lots of activities to learn about 24 dinosaurs. Search for dinosaurs in their habitat and win animated cards. Take photos and listen to information about your favourite animals.
Find all the dinosaurs before nightfall…or use a torch to find them in the dark. Make jigsaws from your photos (4, 6, 12, 24, 42 pieces). Play a photo quiz and try to win new snaps for your album. (Watch Video) iPhone and iPad
Move the Turtle. Programming for kids Move the Turtle. Programming for kids by Next is Great: Move The Turtle is an educational application for iPhone and iPad that teaches children the basics of creating computer programs, using intuitive graphic commands. Do you remember the Logo programming language? A friendly Turtle will introduce your child step by step to the basic concepts of programming in a colourful graphic environment. Who knows, maybe your child will be the next outstanding programmer! iPhone and iPad
Preschool and Kindergarten Learning Games Preschool and Kindergarten Learning Games by Kevin Bradford: Educational games that will keep your preschool and kindergarten age kids entertained while they are learning! Helpful voice narrating, colorful graphics, and great sound effects will help your kids learn letters, spelling, math, and more! Includes 2 free games, unlock all 9 games through a simple in-app purchase. iPhone and iPad, Google Play, Amazon, Nook
QI IQ - learn two letter words for word games with friends QI IQ – learn two letter words for word games with friends by Thinkamingo: QI IQ is your ultimate two-letter word quizzer for popular word games. In just a few minutes daily, you can improve your compound scoring ability by increasing your two-letter word vocabulary. What is compound scoring? Compound scoring is when you form more than one new word in a turn, thereby earning points for two or more words. Win your next game using this hidden jackpot and key to scoring big!
iPhone and iPad
Math Guardians Math Guardians by Jiayi Chong: BATTLE WITH THE POWER OF MATH! Real-time fighting and arithmetic merge to
present Math Guardians, an arcade-style math fighting game! Set in
a world where the native creatures defend their planet from an
invading mechanical alien force, the game features 2D fighting in
glorious HD with simple directional taps and uses in-game arithmetic
to charge up attacks. (Watch Video) iPad
Paint-On-3D Easter Eggs Paint-On-3D Easter Eggs by Operatio: Paint-On-3D Easter Eggs is a fun & creative app for the whole family to paint, color and dress up 3D eggs with high quality paint effects that will really boost your creativity! Tailor made for the nomad brush painting on the eggs feels amazingly real and natural (also with finger painting). When you have created a hand painted egg masterpiece, you can share it in an automatically generated Easter Card to your friends and family. iPad
Kids' Dental Health Kids’ Dental Health by Alexandr Stacanov: This educational interactive book helps parents teach their children in a fun and entertaining way all about the essentials of oral hygiene. Children will happily get to know more about dental care whilst having fun playing in thematic mini-games. The story is short enough to read right before oral hygiene activities and long enough to play games during the day to generate motivation to have a shining healthy smile. (Watch Video) iPad

Entertainment

Games

Brave Hedgehogs Brave Hedgehogs by FounDreams: A cheerful board game for children aged 4 or older and their parents. Brave hedgehogs are ready to depart on a perilous trip. They are about to cross a bog haunted by ghosts. Sinking islands and other terrible dangers await! Your task is to help your hedgehog reach the opposite shore, gather all the fruit and safely return. (Watch Video) iPhone and iPad
Stella and the Startones Stella and the Startones by Bohem Interactive: Bring the joy of discovery and creative play back into your day with the musical star friends of STELLA. Inspired by early-learning activities of non-competitive, open-ended play, STELLA AND THE STARTONES is a collection of 21 characters drawn from the stars of the northern hemisphere. These whimsically animated constellations groove to the original music scores and respond to the actions of the player. You can toot your horn with the big band, bang your steel drum to island music, or strum the steel guitar to the blues. iPad
Feed The Animals - Kids Educational App Feed The Animals – Kids Educational App by Curious Fingers: Wouldn’t it be fun to feed a banana to a monkey or an acorn to a squirrel? Did you know that a hippopotamus is a herbivore animal? Think carefully to select an animal’s favorite food and feed it to the animal and make them happy!! They will merrily chomp away the food making a clatter of funny sounds and cute faces! You will even be awarded stickers for correctly feeding them. iPhone and iPad
FaceIt FaceIt by Sleepy Cactus: Kids love making up faces, and FaceIt makes it fast and fun! Great for ages 3 – 7! (But older siblings will have fun, too!) Mix and match face parts with an intuitive tap and slide interface. Make any face you can imagine! Add glasses, hats, beards and bodies for a complete character. Over *100 billion* combinations means lots of replay value; kids will never run out of new faces. iPhone

App News

My 1st Songs Collection by Pixel Interactive: now includes lyrics highlighting, and new lyrics for the Cabin Song. iPhone, iPad
Felt Board by Software Smoothie: now available on Google Play, and Amazon
Animals for Tots. Animated flashcards by AppAnnex, LLC: now available on Amazon
Abilipad by Cheryl Bregman: reviewed at A4CWSN and Eric Sailers named Abilipad as one of his top 3 special needs apps at the CUE conference. iPad
Character Creations by Dave Baxter: now available in a free lite version iPad
Simplex Spelling Phonics 1 – English by Pyxwise Software Inc.: increases the number of user accounts to 40, improves the early word lists and supports the iPad retina display. iPhone and iPad
Lists for Writers – creative writing ideas and prompts for character, setting, plot, and brainstorming by Thinkamingo: adds additional lists for landforms, emotions, people and more. iPhone and iPad
Word Wizard – Talking Movable Alphabet & Spelling Tests for Kids by L’Escapadou: includes retina graphics for the new iPad iPhone and iPad
The Waterhole by AppBooks: now available for iPhone

The Jellybean Tunes App Report: Volume 23

Welcome to the 23rd app report, collecting news and product announcements from the members of the Moms With Apps network. As always, we break the apps down by topic and app store category to help you find apps that may interest you.

Apps for Little Ones: Pal around with monsters in Troublings – Playworld. Pretend to be a car, plane or a train with iPretend2B. Do shape puzzles with Kids Peg Puzzle.

Speech: Bigmouth Sounds (by an SLP) helps children learn English speech sounds.

Math: Math Tables helps to teach multiplication.

Literacy: eFlashApps has two Sight Words releases, ad-free. iLearnwords lets kids explore words with facts and quizzes.

Typing: Ghost Type helps improve your typing speed on an iPad.

Games: Hunt for words in Word Mess. Race against the clock in Word Cracker. Test your knowledge of stock ticker symbols in Ticker Quiz.

Books: We have a great selection of books this week. Chocolapps (formerly So Ouat) brings their unique style to Snow White. PicPocket Books releases a book about a Royal Little Pest. Oceanhouse Media offers a new Dr. Suess book, a Dr. Suess collection, a Little Critter collection AND a new Picture Me book! Finally, visit Rainbow Island with Elfishki and the Unwelcome Guest.

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

– Garry Froehlich | Jellybean Tunes

Books

Elfishki and The Unwelcome Guest Elfishki and The Unwelcome Guest by kidsiphoneapps.net: Once upon a time, on the beautiful Rainbow Island in the middle of the Sparkling Sea lived magical little people called Elfishki. One morning, an ice cream seller named Vince and his friend, a dragon named Brungildo, went to their garage for the freezer boxes. But they couldn’t get inside. Vince kept putting his key into the keyhole, but it would just fall out-as if somebody pushed it back. Vince peeked into the keyhole and was dumbfounded-inside the lock was a tiny blue person with a tail… (Watch Video) iPad
Snow White HD Snow White HD by Chocolapps SAS: Take your children to a world full of imagination and new discoveries with the enchanting story of Snow White in 6 languages. Search for hidden pictures and be a part of the story with interactive scenes. Give your children a taste of reading from ages 2 to 10. iPhone and iPad
Royal Little Pest HD Royal Little Pest HD by PicPocket Books: Prince Hayden is a REAL little prince who is ALWAYS busy doing something. Prince Hayden gets his kicks out of imitating and irritating his older brother and sister. Although Prince Hayden finds his royal siblings’ frustration with his silly antics quite amusing, they don’t join in on the laughter. In this story, Prince Hayden learns that playing with his siblings is WAY more fun than bugging them. iPad
Dr. Seuss Beginner Book Collection #2 Dr. Seuss Beginner Book Collection #2 by Oceanhouse Media: The Dr. Seuss Beginner Book Collection #2 contains five exciting Dr. Seuss titles for young readers. Enjoy Green Eggs and Ham, Dr. Seuss’s ABC, The Cat in the Hat Comes Back, There’s a Wocket in My Pocket! and Hop on Pop all in one omBook! iPhone and iPad
The Shape of Me and Other Stuff - Dr. Seuss The Shape of Me and Other Stuff – Dr. Seuss by Oceanhouse Media: Learn new shapes and words in this wacky, eccentric exploration of silhouettes and Seussian rhymes – perfect for beginner readers! Children are encouraged to seek out details and ponder unique shapes like “the shape of beans and big machines” or “the shapes of ships and water when it drips!” Kids will love the silly rhymes and funny images, and parents will appreciate this original take on the largely untapped world of shapes. iPhone and iPad, Google Play
Picture Me® Cuddly as a Bunny Picture Me Cuddly as a Bunny by Oceanhouse Media: Take new pictures or add photos from your library and this app will place your children in adorable baby animal costumes. Dress up as a cuddly bunny, woolly lamb, fuzzy bear, dalmation puppy and more! Children will enjoy the playful sounds and interactive objects on every page as they flip through the story and see themselves (and other costumed characters) in each illustration. iPhone and iPad
Little Critter Collection #1 Little Critter Collection #1 by Oceanhouse Media: Little Critter Collection #1 features 10 popular Little Critter stories that lovingly address all the major issues of growing up. Children will easily identify with Little Critter’s adventures as he maneuvers through childhood one day at a time. iPhone and iPad

Education

Sight Words - list of sightwords flash cards for kids in preschool, kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade with questions Sight Words – list of sightwords flash cards for kids in preschool, kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade with questions by eFlashApps: Sight Words Flash Cards is designed to develop pre-reading skills such as recognizing common words by sight and sound. Repetition is the key to learning! By simply clicking on the flag button provided in each flashcard, kids or parents can add difficult words to the practice list for revision at a later time. iPhone and iPad
Sight Words 2 : 140+ learn to read flashcards and games app for kids with word bingo! Sight Words 2 : 140+ learn to read flashcards and games app for kids with word bingo! by eFlashApps: Learning Sight Words has never been so much fun! Using all touch features which kids love with playful sounds and professionally recorded voiceovers, this is a complete learning experience for any child who is beginning to learn Sight Words or looking to enhance vocabulary and memory. iPhone and iPad
iLearnwords iLearnwords by Chrome InfoTech LLP: Instead of rote memorization, children are given the opportunity to explore for themselves. They can choose a subject, read a little (or a lot), favorite it for later reference, and then move on to other subjects. The colorful and friendly graphics, educational gameplay, and subtle animations make learning entertaining and effortless. iPhone and iPad
Math Tables by tinytapps Math Tables by tinytapps by redbytes software: The eggs are ripe for squashing and slicing as you answer randomly selected Math questions to quench your thirst of becoming a multiplication table champ. This is seriously great fun as you test your knowledge in two separate modes to take your math skills to the next level. iPhone and iPad
Ghost Type - a typing tutor to master your iPad typing skills Ghost Type – a typing tutor to master your iPad typing skills by demografix pty ltd: Ghost Type contains a series of typing lessons that are aimed at improving both typing speed and accuracy on an iPad and features a unique ghosting keyboard option, aiding the user in memorizing the layout of the iPad keyboard. (Watch Video) iPad
Bigmouth Sounds Bigmouth Sounds by Vox Aux: Bigmouth helps children learn the speech sounds for spoken English. Bigmouth is a friendly cartoon character that gives direct guidance on how to make the sounds correctly. Stories and games make learning fun. It’s designed for kids to play by themselves or with adult guidance. Created by a qualified Speech and Language Therapist/pathologist. (Watch Video) iPhone

Entertainment

Troublings - PlayWorld Troublings – PlayWorld by Hihopia AB: Ever fantasized about monsters? Now you can visit them in Troublings – PlayWorld. Help them solve puzzles. Train you memory. Play around with their synthesizer. And much, much more. Troublings – PlayWorld is a toy suitable for all kids with imagination. Here you get to explore, play games, play music and have a really great time. And all in your own time. There are no points or time limits. Just have FUN! (Watch Video) iPad

Games

Ticker Quiz Ticker Quiz by eoz games: Ticker Quiz – The Stock Symbol Game is for the stock market investor, broker, day trader or anyone who loves the stock market. Test your knowledge of stock ticker symbols. Play solo or challenge a friend or co-worker. Choose from NYSE U.S./International, NASDAQ or assorted tickers. iPhone and iPad
Word Cracker Word Cracker by eoz games: Put vowels back where they belong and make words. In Word Cracker, you are presented with consonants and must figure out where the vowels go to complete a word. You slide vowels into place, anywhere in the words, and complete as many words as you can. Test your spelling, don’t get stumped – race against the clock or challenge a friend. iPhone and iPad
iPretend2B iPretend2B by demografix pty ltd: A child’s imagination is a precious thing and should be encouraged and developed. iPretend2B does just that by allowing your child to pretend to be a car, motorbike, plane, helicopter, train or a horse. (Watch Video) iPhone and iPad
Word Mess Word Mess by Masala Games: Tired of searching for words in a grid of letters? Break out of the grid with Word Mess: a completely new type of word game that will have you scrambling to find words in beautifully messy word clouds! Looking for a simple search game? Love categories? Fancy yourself to be quite the rhymer? Try all 3, plus the secret bonus round, where you can earn power-ups for future rounds! iPhone and iPad
Kids Peg Puzzle Kids Peg Puzzle by App Family: The App Family is proud to introduce “Peg Puzzle”, bringing you laughter and fun with beautiful graphics, fun sounds, 8 wildly different backgrounds and many puzzles to solve. Each character is cheerfully animated and plays multiple sounds. After placing a character in its slot you can freely move it around and play with it as you like! iPhone and iPad

App News

Counting Numbers 123 by Pixel Interactive: now available for the iPad
Magic Doodles HD by G S Phinest: now available in a free lite version iPad
Word Wizard – Talking Movable Alphabet & Spelling Tests by L’Escapadou: celebrates 50,000 sales! iPad
Character Creations by Dave Baxter: adds Funny Bunnies and Rock Stars. iPhone and iPad
Felt Board by Software Smoothie: adds the ability to turn the camera on and off and to remove ‘extra glue drops’. iPad
Famingo Sandbox by Famingo, Inc: adds app recommendations for parents and an app wishlist for kids. Google Play
Playground HD by Jan Essig: adds a new game (COLORS), new animals and new puzzles. iPad
NxtApp 4 Kids by ICON, LLC: To protect the privacy and ensure safety of children, NxtApp 4 Kids now does NOT include integration to social networks including Facebook and Twitter. iPhone and iPad

The Jellybean Tunes App Report: Volume 22

Welcome to the 22nd app report, collecting news and product announcements from the members of the Moms With Apps network. As always, we break the apps down by topic and app store category to help you find apps that may interest you.

Apps for Little Ones: Firefighter Puzzles from Apps Kids Love continues their line of colorful puzzle apps for young kids. Happi 123 HD, Pretty Numbers, Funky Fruitilicious, and Counting Numbers 123 will help kids learn about numbers, counting and basic math. LH Animal Sounds teaches all about animals.

Books: Oceanhouse Media is back with a book all about planes. JJ Books Ltd. brings a collection of tales from India and Nepal, and Mobad Games has released another book in their Peek ‘n Play line entitled ‘Wecome to Monster Isle.’

Creative Play: Squiggles! turns your child’s drawings into simple animations. Bord is a chalkboard that you can take with you everywhere.

Literacy: JANES Works Co. delivers Word Craft DE which challenges you to build words and your vocabulary.

Math: Math Prep – 3rd Grade contains hundreds of questions covering topics from addition and muliplication all the way to critical thinking.

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

– Garry Froehlich | Jellybean Tunes

Books

Planes - Byron Barton Planes – Byron Barton by Oceanhouse Media: Children can interact with the many different ways we use airplanes in this exciting new omBook! From crop dusters to seaplanes, passengers and clouds, many objects can be moved around with the touch of a finger. Realistic sound effects and brightly colored illustrations will delight young readers and keep them coming back for more! (Watch Video) iPhone and iPad
Tales for Great Grandchildren Tales for Great Grandchildren by JJ Books Ltd.: Master storyteller John Jackson’s glorious illustrated book comes to life in this collection of folk and fairytales from India and Nepal. Download ‘Tales for Great Grandchildren’ and enjoy the first of 13 tales for free. In ‘The Hole in the Roof’, meet a man-eating giant with a big appetite. Recommended age 7-12. (Watch Video) iPad
Welcome to Monster Isle in 3D - A Peek 'n Play Story App Welcome to Monster Isle in 3D – A Peek ‘n Play Story App by Mobad Games: A family’s vacation goes bananas when a perfect storm tosses their skipper’s tiny boat off course. Now seven castaways are stranded on an uncharted island! Finnegan, his sister, parents and dog Howl venture into the wild and encounter a menagerie of colorful monsters. Can these hardy survivors befriend seven beasts straight from their wildest imaginations? (Watch Video) iPhone and iPad, Mac

Education

Happi 123 HD - A Math Game for Kids by Happi Papi Happi 123 HD – A Math Game for Kids by Happi Papi by Serendipity: Almost all kids start to count, add and subtract between the age of 4-7 (some even earlier than that). Most of them do it using their fingers for help. It just comes natural to them. Still none of the 1000’s of math apps on the App Store help kids learn how to count and add this natural way. Until now! Happi 123 teaches counting, addition. subtraction, number series and pattern recognition. iPad
Pretty Numbers Pretty Numbers by Stephen Tibbett: Your child will love Pretty Numbers, a simple app that will help your child learn numbers and counting, with hand-drawn watercolour graphics created especially for the new iPad’s beautiful retina display. A variety of backgrounds and pretty things make the app fun to watch, and as items float by, your child can drag them around the screen. Designed for tiny hands, there are no menus or settings screens to get lost in. iPad
Math Prep - 3rd Grade Math Prep – 3rd Grade by Innovative Mobile Systems Inc: Math can be a daunting subject if you are not prepared. Do you want to wait till year end test to find out if your student/child is ready? Be proactive and monitor your student’s progress regularly. Math Prep – Grade 3 allows you to do just that. The app allows your student to practice using hundreds of questions related to specific topics at their grade level. iPhone and iPad
LH Animal Sounds LH Animal Sounds by Synthcomm sp. z o.o.: Hilarious characters will introduce your child into the world of animals and will amaze him with beautiful pictures and fantastic sounds. Animal Sounds is a perfect way to learn the names of the animals and to have fun with sounds they do! iPhone and iPad

Entertainment

Bord Bord by Pixle: Turn your iPad or iPhone into a beautiful and unique chalkboard simulator! You can work with your child where you want – now chalkboard is with you. You can teach your child letters, numbers, shapes – everything without dirtying chalk. iPhone and iPad, Android, Windows Phone 7, Nokia N9, Blackberry Playbook
Squiggles! Squiggles! by Lazoo Worldwide, Inc: A child’s simple hand-drawn squiggle can become a bird’s nest, rocket smoke, cotton candy, sheep’s wool, a curly beard, and more! Simply squiggle away to complete Lazoo’s internationally award-winning art. Then hit the GO button and watch drawings soar, pulsate, move, twirl, and multiply. iPad

Games

Counting Numbers 123 Counting Numbers 123 by Pixel Interactive: Comprising a number of activities and games, this lovely collection will keep your child occupied and happy. A catchy numbers song helps consolidate learning. Teaches counting, quantities, addition and subtraction. (Watch Video) iPhone
Firefighter Puzzles - Animated JigSaw Puzzle Fun for Kids with Firetrucks and Firemen in HD! Firefighter Puzzles – Animated JigSaw Puzzle Fun for Kids with Firetrucks and Firemen in HD! by Apps Kids Love – LLC: Firefighter Puzzles is a collection of animated JigSaw Puzzles for kids who love our heroic Firefighters and the great work they do! Fun animations play after each completed puzzle! iPhone and iPad
Funky Fruitilicious Funky Fruitilicious by ONCE: Funky Fruitilicious is a fun and intuitive educational app for pre-school kids, aimed to guide them in the learning process of gaining their first knowledge in the basics of numbers and the concept of counting. The app provides a fun learning environment and engages children using visual learning techniques. iPad
Word Craft DE Word Craft DE by JANES Works Co.: If you love word games and trivia, then you will love Word Craft: Dictionary Edition! Test your word skills while helping to build your vocabulary and knowledge. Play alone or with a group of friends and family. Words, both common and unusual, are broken up into word blocks. Your job is to pick the right word pieces in the correct order to spell the word defined. Every word comes with a complete dictionary definition, including the etymology for most words.iPhone and iPad, Android, Amazon, Nook (coming soon)

App News

Alphabeast by James Kelleher: has been shortlisted for the BolognaRagazzi Digital Award at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair. iPad
Shape up by Des Carabistouilles SPRL-BVBA: adds American English to the language selections, updates and improves the games and Moo boxes have been transformed into Jack-in-the-Boxes (random): flying butterflies, flying cows, cows at the seaside… iPhone and iPad
Montessori Crosswords by L’Escapadou: now includes a dialog to prevent kids from using external links, and reorders the words in the “Focos on one sound” section. iPhone and iPad
Word Wizard by L’Escapadou: now includes a an option to check capitalization in spelling tests, new abreviations, and a dialog to prevent kids from using external links. iPhone and iPad
The Math Rat by boaneo: now available for iPhone

The Jellybean Tunes App Report: Volume 21

Welcome to the 21st weekly app report, collecting news and product announcements from the members of the Moms With Apps network. Before we get to the apps this week, I’d like to highlight a couple of new projects designed to help parents find good apps.

First, AppStar Picks is an app catalog for children’s apps. So what sets it apart from other catalogs? It takes the top picks from veteran review sites that you are likely already familiar with, including Fun Educational Apps, Digital Storytime, Applicable2U and Teachers with Apps and presents them in a colorful and easy to use app.

Second, APPraisal (on Facebook) is “… looking for parents and educators who enjoy receiving promo codes for apps. In turn, an honest review must be written in iTunes in a timely fashion. This is one way we can show our support and our thanks to the developers and their apps.”

As both a parent and a developer I know how hard it is to find apps, which is why this App Report exists, so it is great to see these additional efforts. I’m also happy to say we have another diverse collection of apps to share with you this week.

Apps for Little Ones: Recognize musical instruments with Accelerated Learning. Join in on the Voyages of Professor Pelican. Sing along with My 1st Songs Collection. Learn numbers with Learn to Count.

Books: We’re happy to have a pair of titles from Pickpocket Books this week: Super Harry’s Rotten Luck and Choco Gets a Check Up. AppBooks brings an app version of The Waterhole by Graeme Base (New and Noteworthy in Australia). Make sense of the world with Striding Bird, learn about our senses with Doctor W and meet the Honeycomb family with HoneyComb & The Little Mouse.

Creative Play: Bring drawings to life with Magic Doodles. Make up funny fellows with Character Creations. Scary Story Kit (ages 9+) will enhance your storytelling sessions with spooky images and sounds.

Math: Learn multiplication to stop the Invasion of the Moon Monkeys.

Chess: Yes, chess. Chess Academy for Kids teaches basic moves and strategy.

Games: Janes Chalkboard Games 2 includes five new games and is available on the iPad, Nook, Kindle Fire and on Google Play.

Parents: Keep track of all of the little family details with Family & Friends. Scan barcodes to keep track of the physical books your child reads with iReadIt.

DoInk Animation and Drawing has been awarded an Editor’s Choise from Children’s Technology Review. The hard working developers behind Sight Words Hangman, iLuv Drawing Animals and Janes ABCs 123s have all updated their apps with new content. Fraction Math has become a universal app, and the incredibly popular Noodle Words is now available for the iPhone.

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

– Garry Froehlich | Jellybean Tunes

Books

Striding Bird - An Interactive Tale Striding Bird – An Interactive Tale by Comicorp: Join Striding Bird as he struggles to make sense of the world around him. Follow his footsteps in self discovery and engage in his journey to discover the true meaning of happiness and self-identity. (Watch Video) iPad
Doctor W Doctor W by PipilApps: Welcome to the interactive book of Dr. W. The Mysterious Case of the Missing Sense! In this adventure you will have to help the Doctor to find the missing sense, mysteriously disappeared , and with your active contribution on every page of this amazing adventure, learn more about the human body senses , and enjoy this fascinating search for the sensibilities. iPad
Super Harry Super Harry by PicPocket Books: Have you ever had a day – or a WEEK – of rotten luck? Harry can’t believe how one boy could have so much rotten luck. So he decides to do something about it…with surprising results. Super Harry’s Rotten Luck is a funny and uplifting tale about how changing your actions can change your luck! iPhone, iPad
The Waterhole The Waterhole by AppBooks: The original book, The Waterhole by Graeme Base, is an ingenious fusion of counting book, puzzle book, storybook and art book – an exhilarating journey of discovery from the plains of Africa and the jungles of the Amazon to the woodlands of North America and the desert of outback Australia. Our App brings Graeme’s wonderful art to digital life with an animated read through and an array of games to challenge and delight kids and adults alike. iPad
Choco Gets A Check Up Choco Gets A Check Up by PicPocket Books: Choco is a little brown pet bunny who loves to learn and do new things. Today, though, Choco has to do something that makes him a bit nervous. He has to go … to the doctor! This whimsical photo book will ease the fears of any child as they join Choco on a visit to Dr. Poppi in his cabin in the woods. Photo pages of a real check-up and a story line based on Fry’s Instant Words add meaning and educational value to the beautiful photos of Choco and his friends. iPhone, iPad
HoneyComb & The Little Mouse HoneyComb & The Little Mouse by Marcio Morais: Meet the HoneyComb Family and their magic adventures. These tiny characters have wings on their feet and magical little antennas, and they are always ready to help their friends and entertain the children. Suitable for children in preschool age, this adventure shows solidarity and team spirit. A great history for anyone who loves sweets, pies and candies. iPad

Catalogs

AppStar Picks AppStar Picks by AppGrade: AppStar Picks is a collection of over 250 top picks apps for kids reviewed and tested by well-established independent review sites. It offers a large selection of curated apps for kids of all ages – from toddlers to teenagers. AppStar Picks is specifically designed to allow parents, grandparents, teachers and carers to easily find the best apps for kids available via a friendly interface and an amazing smart search engine. iPhone and iPad

Education

Multiplication: Invasion of the Moon Monkeys Multiplication: Invasion of the Moon Monkeys by EduGame UK: The Moon Monkeys are multiplying, it’s time to turn the tables! Test your multiplication skills to the limit as you battle to save the world in a thrilling arcade style invasion adventure you just won’t want to stop playing! iPhone and iPad
Accelerated Learning - Flashing - Musical Instruments Accelerated Learning – Flashing – Musical Instruments by Mercury Learning Systems LLC: Imagine your child able to instantly remember then accurately recall hundreds of objects, their names and unique facts about them with lightning speed. This app focusses on musical instruments. iPad
The voyages of Professor Pelican The voyages of Professor Pelican by mobix e.K.: Join the inquisitive Professor Pelican on his journeys around the world. Whether it is a farmyard, old temple ruins in the jungle or a valley in the African savannah, Professor Pelican enjoys every new place, finds interesting animals everywhere and loves to listen to the animal sounds … by day and even by night. iPhone and iPad
Chess Academy for Kids by Geek Kids Chess Academy for Kids by Geek Kids by Next is Great: Designed for children ages 5 – 99 who want to learn basic moves & strategy and challenge their friends and parents in chess duels, Chess Academy teaches chess in an engaging, step-by-step rewarding way where learning is well balanced with practice. iPhone and iPad
Magic Doodles HD Magic Doodles HD by G S Phinest: Magic Doodles is an innovative doodling application for kids where doodles you draw come to life with magic.
Kids will be amazed when their drawings come to life with animation and sound effects. (Watch Video) iPad

Entertainment

Character Creations Character Creations by Dave Baxter: Do you like using your imagination to create funny characters? Download Character Creations, using a simple drag and drop interface you can create all the funny looking characters you want. You can then email the characters you have created to your friends or post them on Facebook. (Watch Video) iPhone and iPad

Games

JANES Chalkboard Games 2 HD JANES Chalkboard Games 2 HD by JANES Works Co.: Following in the footsteps of the bestselling Chalkboard Games HD, Chalkboard Games 2 HD brings you 5 more classic games all in a single app. It is “chalk”-full of hours of fun with five classic games all in one app, including: Code Breaker (like Mastermind), Apple Speller (Hangman with a twist), Copycat (like Simon, the classic electronic game), Leapfrog (like Marble Solitaire), and Tic Tac Gobble (Tic Tac Toe with a twist). Except for Leapfrog, all of the games come with 2-player as well as 1-player modes. iPad, Android, Nook, Amazon
My 1st Songs Collection My 1st Songs Collection by Pixel Interactive: From the multimedia team of Pixel Interactive and A-Star comes this fully animated collection of lovely nursery songs that touch on nursery themes like garden, my body, occupations plus favs like ‘Do your ears hang low, Incey Wincey Spider and a touching Cabin Song. (Watch Video) iPhone, iPad
Learn To Count for iPhone Learn To Count by Pixel Interactive: What better way for children to learn counting than through rhymes and songs. This cheerful and heart-warming collection will get every child learning to count. Hidden from children who are having fun singing or reciting is the pedagogy that lays the foundation for multiplication skills. While children are counting in two’s and three’s, they are actually learning to multiply without realising it! (Watch Video) iPhone, iPad

Productivity

Family & Friends Family & Friends by Vesta Software, LLC: Families are filled with details. Organize and keep track of them with Family & Friends. Family & Friends uses a clean, easy to use drag & swipe interface. Minimal use of buttons, just use your finger to swipe and drag your way through the app. Track birthdays, clothing sizes, medications, contact information, favorite foods and more. iPhone

Utilities

Scary Story Kit Scary Story Kit by Comicorp: Bring traditional storytelling to the 21st century with a toolkit for creating extraordinary scary story telling experiences! Create and edit pictures, select from a range of sounds and use a dynamic screen light that reacts to your voice. NOTE: rated ages 9+ (Watch Video) iPhone
iReadIt iReadIt by coderighter: iReadIt helps parents easily keep track of the books their child reads. By simply scanning the book’s ISBN barcode on the back of the book, you can start adding books to their reading list. After adding a book, you can track and rate the books. iReadIt will show you trends and opportunities for challenges (and rewards) in your child’s reading habits. iPhone

App News

Sight Words Hangman by Marcel Widarto: updated with new flash card mode, difficulty levels, and the ability to view details of all games played. iPhone and iPad
The Gift: An Interactive Storybook by Persian Cat Press: now available in a lite version. iPhone and iPad
DoInk Animation & Drawing by DK Pictures, Inc.: was awarded the Editor’s Choice Award in the latest issue (March) of Children’s Technology Review. iPhone and iPad
iLuv Drawing Animals by MyVijan LLC: adds the ability to print your drawings, adds animated thumbnails, and removes Facebook and share with us buttons. iPad
JANES ABCs 123s by JANES Works Co.: upated to include a brand-new ABC song as well as the addition of a Color song. iPhone and iPad, Android, Nook, Kindle
Fraction Math by Esa Helttula: now a universal app for both the iPhone and iPad
Noodle Words by NoodleWorks: now available for the iPhone (available March 14, 2012), also available for iPad

The Jellybean Tunes App Report: Volume 20

The App Report, our weekly collection of product announcements and news from the members of the Moms With Apps network, turns 20 today and we’ve reported on over 300 apps so far. Are we resting on our laurels? Not a chance. Let’s see what we have this week.

Early Learning: My A-Z by Night & Day Studios gives you a way to create custom alphabet cards (and was chosen as New and Noteworthy by Apple). Learn to tell time with the Bubbimals, the names of tools with Accelerated Learning, and the names of animals with Animal Tiles. Sing your numbers with Over in the Meadow.

Hashi Khushi takes the classic book for learning the Bengali alphabet and translates it into an app.

Literacy: Sound Sort Blends introduces children to blending letter sounds.

Books: We have our first eBook this week entitled “eReading: The Best Thing” teaching Dolch sight words. Sam and Ben celebrates our differences and similarities. My Colorful Life tells a story through color. It’s Time for Carrots makes me want to eat vegetables, and The Lost Gorilla inserts your child into an African adventure.

Creative Play: Draw and Tell by Duck Duck Moose brings together drawing tools, stickers, animation and voice recording (also chosen as New and Noteworthy by Apple). Felt Board by Software Smoothie lets kids create characters and use props to tell an endless array of stories.

Photos: Dollar Dogs intriguingly promises to insert fun 3D animations into your camera view.

In other news, Murky Reef from Frolyc is now available as a series of apps organized by subject and grade level. StudyPad has a lite version of their popular Splash Math 4th grade worksheets.

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

– Garry Froehlich | Jellybean Tunes

Books

Sam and Ben Sam and Ben by InteractBooks LLC: Sam and Ben are twins, which means they were once squished together inside their mama’s belly. But that doesn’t mean they are like two peas in a pod. They look different, they act differently and when they see the same object their imaginations take off in different directions! Beautifully illustrated, this book about twin brothers celebrates their differences as well as their similarities. (Watch Video) iPhone and iPad
My Colourful Life My Colourful Life by Glitch Games: Experience life in a whole new way; through the eyes of a unique boy named Jack! Contains multiple modes: story, play and learning. Includes interactive objects, puzzles minigames and lexical and phoenetic learning elements. (Watch Video) iPad
It's Time for Carrots It’s Time for Carrots by InteractBooks LLC: ‘It’s Time For Carrots’ is the first interactive picture book in the ‘Grandpa Joe and Rufus’ series and shows just how easy and how much fun it is to grow carrots. Engendering a healthy desire in young children to eat vegetables as part of their everyday diet is notoriously difficult but now thanks to everyone’s favourite grandpa and his dog healthy food is back on the menu. (Watch Video) iPhone and iPad
The Lost Gorilla - Mom, It's Me!™ The Lost Gorilla – Mom, It’s Me! by My Digital Photo Story: This is our best book yet! This time the magical kite will take your child to an adventure in Africa – helping a baby gorilla find her parents. Your child will need to spot the different animals hiding in each page before eventually reaching the parents gorillas. All of the this embedded in a fun story in which your child is the star! (Watch Video) iPhone and iPad
eReading: The Best Thing eReading: The Best Thing by eReadingbook: The story is of a prince who is on a quest to find the best thing in the kingdom in order to take it back to his father, the old king. This multi-sensory story uses ALL the 220 Dolch sight words and includes animation, individual word highlighting, easy to read text, unique illustrations with contextual clues, and comprehension questions. This eReading iBook teaches children sight words, especially children who prefer visual, auditory, and kinesthetic experiences. This is a book for the iBooks app on the iPad.

Education

Animal Tiles for Kids Animal Tiles for Kids by Apps and Kids: If you want your child to learn recognizing patterns, practice problem solving and coordinate their little fingers better, than Animal Tiles for Kids is a game to have. Collecting the scattered tiles, your kids will learn different animals, hear the sounds they make and will surely have lots of fun. iPhone and iPad
Accelerated Learning - Flashing - Tools and Instruments Accelerated Learning – Flashing – Tools and Instruments by Mercury Learning Systems LLC: Imagine your child able to instantly remember then accurately recall hundreds of objects, their names and unique facts about them with lightning speed. This app focusses on tools. iPad
Draw and Tell - by Duck Duck Moose Draw and Tell – by Duck Duck Moose by Duck Duck Moose: Draw and Tell is a drawing app for kids of all ages. Draw or color, add stickers, then talk about your drawing and create an animation! Your memories and voice recording will be saved with your drawing. (Watch Video) iPhone, iPad
My A-Z My A-Z by Night & Day Studios, Inc.: My A-Z is designed to be a way for kids (and families) to create and customize their own alphabet cards. The app includes a basic set of words and fun illustrations. Kids can build upon these basics by making their own cards by choosing the words and colors, taking pictures, and recording sounds from their environment for each letter. iPhone
Sound Sort Blends Sound Sort Blends by JFK4SDK: This game introduces kid to blending by matching pictures to the letters or blending sounds shown. The app automatically saves each child’s name and where they left off, so when they return, they resume play quickly. Teachers will love this app since it allows them to set up ten student names per device. iPhone
Felt Board Felt Board by Software Smoothie: Felt Board for the iPad is inspired by actual felt boards used by children, teachers and storytellers worldwide. Create characters by selecting skin color, hair and facial features. Choose from a wide variety of costumes, settings and props for hours of magical make believe play. And because it is an app, the pieces will never get lost. iPad
Tell the Time with Bubbimals Tell the Time with Bubbimals by Playerthree: This easy to use app features cute speaking-clock audio in a child’s voice alongside fun, rewarding, visual feedback from the cute animated Bubbimals, encouraging your child to learn to tell the time. Parents can easily see how well their child is learning to read the time, understand clock faces, and interactively set the clock’s hands. iPhone and iPad
Hashi Khushi Hashi Khushi by NabaUnmesh Knowledge Services Pvt. Ltd.: We at Naba Unmesh India have developed an educational iPhone app to make kids learn Bengali alphabet(South East Asian, India). See your toddler touch the alphabets and how they animate and the rhyme text is played out with rich and colorful images. A cool game of “drag-and-drop” that will help your child recognize the alphabets and learn the pronunciation. (Watch Video) iPhone

Games

Over In The Meadow: Sing Your Numbers Over In The Meadow: Sing Your Numbers by Tiger Stripes LLC: Over In The Meadow is an Early Learning app for ages 1-5. Learn numbers through song with over 5 immersive scenes that follow the classic nursery song plus educational counting and matching games. Songs and Music were professionally recorded for this app.(Watch Video) iPhone and iPad

Photo and Video

Dollar Dogs 3D Creative Photos and Camera Dollar Dogs 3D Creative Photos and Camera by Jadaplay: Dollar Dogs is a photo taking and sharing app for kids of all ages. Unlike all other photo apps, Dollar Dogs fills the camera view with fun 3D animations and augmented reality, so photo taking becomes more playful and fun. While composing a photo, open up the drawer and drag fun 3D objects on to the screen to take photos of your friends and family. iPhone and iPad

App News

Murky Reef by Frolyc: now available as a series of apps by subject and grade. The content in the apps are aligned with Common Core Standards at each grade level. All of these apps are for the iPad. Murky Reef – English Language Arts for Grade 1, Murky Reef – English Language Arts for Grade 2, Murky Reef – Math for Grade 1, Murky Reef – Math & Logic for Grade 2, Complete Version containing content from all the other apps
4th Grade Math: Splash Math Worksheets App by StudyPad, Inc. now available in a lite version. iPad

The Jellybean Tunes App Report: Volume 19

Welcome to the 19th installment of the App Report, our weekly collection of product announcements and news from the members of the Moms With Apps network. We break the apps out into categories to easier to find ones you may like.

Early Learning: Shapes Circus, Toddler Time!, Accelerated Learning and The Farm Animals are all here to teach about shapes and animals. Kids Trucks introduces letters, numbers and colors with a truck theme. Learn all about the alphabet with Small abc.

Literacy: Build figures out of animals and learn how to spell with Happipets. Practice reading and learn about nature in Polar Bear Horizon from Oceanhouse Media and the Smithsonian Oceanic Collection. Learn basic reading skills with Sight Words Flash Cards.

Math: Math Rat introduces adding and subtracting.

Art: Learn painting with Momalo, or learn about symmetry while creating snowflakes in Snowflake Station.

Science: Find fossils and learn All About Dinosaurs with the Cat in the Hat and Oceanhouse Media.

Parents: Turn your iPad or iPhone into a baby monitor with Baby Monitor 3G.

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

– Garry Froehlich | Jellybean Tunes

Books

Polar Bear Horizon - Smithsonian Oceanic Collection Polar Bear Horizon – Smithsonian Oceanic Collection by Oceanhouse Media: It’s early spring at the top of the world and snow stretches to the horizon and beyond. Polar Bear and her two cubs are growing hungry after spending the cold winter months in their den. When they emerge, Polar Bear checks for danger and waits for the cubs to acclimate to the ice. Learn about their long and dangerous journey to sea as this arctic adventure unfolds. How will Polar Bear find food and protect her hungry cubs? iPhone and iPad, Android

Education

Shapes Circus for Toddlers Shapes Circus for Toddlers by Lizz Campbell: From five shapes, your child will choose the correct match to the shape presented in the circus. After getting three in a row right, they will be rewarded with a sticker which they can use to create their own scene in the Circus Tent. Each screen is accompanied by wonderful circus music and sound effects. All of this combined with the colorful and fun artwork will make learning shapes as much fun as going to the circus! iPhone
Oh Say Can You Say Di-No-Saur? - All About Dinosaurs Oh Say Can You Say Di-No-Saur? – All About Dinosaurs by Oceanhouse Media: Put on your digging caps and join the Cat in the Hat on an expedition millions of years back in time to find dinosaur fossils. Then travel to the modern day Super Dino Museum, where you’ll discover amazing facts and stunning visuals of some of your favorite dinosaurs! iPhone and iPad
Momalo Momalo by Peter Druska: MOMALO represents a one of kind way how to learn painting with the iPad, both for kids and adults. By using down-home templates you learn how to mix colours thanks to their mutual overlapping. Broaden the perception of your kids, refine your attention, single-mindedness, creativity and imagination. iPad
MathRat MathRat by boaneo: The Math Rat teaches kids to count and do simple math. Through six levels of difficulty, the child is introduced to counting, adding, subtracting and larger/smaller than. Success is rewarded with medals and virtual candy, but watch out for the rat – He is sneaking around trying to steal your goodies and will if you don’t tap him quickly. iPad
Toddler Time! 3 Toddler Time! 3 by Picoman Games: With fun animations, high quality images, professional voice talent and easy navigation Toddler Time! 3 encourages children to repeat and copy – helping to enhance their vocabulary and knowledge. Includes musical instruments, pets, places and farm animals. iPhone
Happipets Happipets by Happi: The 1st spelling App where children can learn words by building figures using letters: move, rotate, flip, turn and resize letters and combine them to create a Lion (12 real animals included) or an Edufefeo (12 fantastic beasts included) or your own Happipet (more than 140 letters and infinite combinations). iPad
Accelerated Learning - Flashing - Animals From Around the World Accelerated Learning – Flashing – Animals From Around the World by Mercury Learning Systems LLC: Imagine your child able to instantly remember then accurately recall hundreds of objects, their names and unique facts about them with lightning speed. Children learn about common and unusual animals from around the world. Five categories of objects (separate apps): Animals From Around the World, Foods From Around the World, Sports Equipment and Games, Musical Instruments, and Tools and Instruments. iPad
Kids Trucks: Preschool Learning Kids Trucks: Preschool Learning 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 (including celebratory fireworks!). iPhone and iPad
Sight Words Flash Cards - list of sightwords for kids in preschool, kindergarten, 1st  and 2nd grade with questions Sight Words Flash Cards – list of sightwords for kids in preschool, kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade with questions by eFlashApps: Sight Words Flash Cards is designed to develop pre-reading skills such as recognizing common words by sight and sound. Sight Words Flash Cards are divided into 4 categories: Pre-primary, kindergarten, 1st grade & 2nd grade. Each grade has an accompanying Question Mode to test and enhance reading skills. iPhone and iPad
Small abc :- Fun Learning Alphabet for toddlers and preschool kids Small abc :- Fun Learning Alphabet for toddlers and preschool kids by redbytes software: Small abc as the name suggests is about small letters of the English language. The app aims at strengthening and developing visual and auditory associations with an emphasis on phonic sound while the activities section is designed to build analytical thinking and recognition skills of the child. iPad

Games

The Farm Animals The Farm Animals by Lizz Campbell: Teach your young children about farm animals and the sounds they make. Simply touch the screen to hear the sound, teaching cause and effect. Learn from the letters spelling out each animal’s name. iPhone
Snowflake Station Snowflake Station by KBooM Games: This game offers young learners a foundation to learn about symmetry, a key concept important to math, science, art and architecture. Snowflake Station encourages children to fold, cut, decorate, and display their own snowflakes on the iPad screen. Winter settings and accompanying music will add a bit of warmth on the chilliest of days. It’s all the fun of the classic classroom craft of snowflake-making, but with none of the mess. Every day can be a snow day at Snowflake Station! iPad

Lifestyle

Baby Monitor 3G Baby Monitor 3G by TappyTaps s.r.o.: Just install “Baby Monitor 3G” on two iOS devices (iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch are all supported) and use them as a GENUINE Baby Monitor! One device will stay in baby’s room as the Baby Station, while the second device remains with you as the Parent Station. You will be able to hear immediately what is happening in the baby’s room, you can take photographs remotely to see whether your baby is sleeping, and you can even talk to your baby. iPhone and iPad

App News

Word Book and Puzzle Box HD by Anlock: updated to include new letter images and corrected phonics. iPad
Rocket Speller by Little Big Thinkers: updated to include more than 30 new words. iPhone and iPad
Elfishki and the Giant Cake (English + Russian) by kidsiphoneapps.net: now in English and Russian. iPad