The Jellybean Tunes App Report: Volume 13

Welcome to the 13th installment of the App Report featuring family friendly apps from the developers that are a part of the Moms With Apps network. This week, we have a focus on literacy and learning. ABC Phonics Rhyming Sorting provides practice with recognizing words that rhyme. Compound Words Montessori helps students combine root words into compound words. Trunky Puzzles focuses on shape recognition for young children, but also includes letter recognition. Lil’ Braniac helps kids associate spoken words with pictures from a variety of subjects and age levels. Finally, practice those reading skills with some books like Goodnight Safari and learn about the ten commandments with Little Ace.

Click on the links to find out more about each app and to determine if it is suitable for you. If you find an app you like, remember to write a review on iTunes.

– Garry Froehlich | Jellybean Tunes

Books

Goodnight Safari by Polk Street Press LLC: Children are at the center of the story as they help the giraffe eat her dinner, the monkey climb to bed, and the elephant kiss goodnight. Simple vocabulary and intuitive interactivity will engage young children while building their comfort with nighttime preparations. A perfect bedtime or storytime accompaniment for young children. iPad
Little Ace and Ten Commandments by Birds of Paradise: Based on the Ten Commandments from the Bible, this book is an interactive tool for parents to help them easily and amusingly introduce biblical principles to their children. Come and explore the Ten Commandments together with Little Ace! iPad

Education

Compound Words Montessori by MontessoriTech: Montessori Compound Words makes matching root words to make compound words fun and challenging! Using a chain/step puzzle format, children (and adults!) enjoy making compound words to unlock the beautiful, original photos of real objects matching the words. iPad
ABC Phonics Rhyming Sorting by Abitalk: Phonics Rhyme Sorting is a fun app for learning to recognize rhyming words, and sort them by sound. A bee carries a heart with a word on it, and your child selects which of two flower pots has a word that rhymes. The bee then carries the heart to the flower, and if correct, a new petal is added to the flower. After each group of rhyming words is completed, the animated flower will review the words. iPad iPad Lite

Games

Trunky Puzzles by Serious Games Interactive: Kids can choose from 27 puzzles and learn how to improve motor skills and shape recognition skills. All they need to do is drag and drop the right shape in the right slot. The puzzle scenes all come from Trunky’s magical world full of goodies and fun characters! Some puzzles even practice spelling and letter recognition! iPad
Lil’ Brainiac by GetBonkers, Inc.: Lil’ Brainiac helps children of all ages learn language by stimulating their visual, auditory and tactile senses. The game board presents a range of visual images matched with audio clues. When your child hears the audio clue, they touch the corresponding picture and receive positive reinforcement as they learn. Game packs range in age and skill level; from basic shapes and colors to advanced geography. iPhone and iPad

App News

Word Book and Puzzle Box: Children Learn Phonics, Spelling and Improve Observational Skills by Anlock: updated with a new puzzle strip and better performance. iPad iPad Lite
Chasing Fireflies: A Haiku Collection by Honeybee Labs: recommended in the New York Times. iPad

The Jellybean Tunes App Report: Volume 12

Welcome to the 12th installment of the App Report featuring family friendly apps from Moms With Apps.

Help Pointy the hedgehog blend in, run a zoo with Dr. Suess or find the sleeping baby with this week’s books.

In Education, play memory matching games, learn the Russian alphabet or keep a mood journal. Learn to read with Sleepy Hollow.  Those with speech challenges can look at SpeakColorsHD and PictureAssistive.

String beads together, then model them in Games.  Learn to Eat Right with TUKU Logics.  Need a little extra incentive with doing chores?  Check out Quick Kids.

Click on the links to find out more about each app and to determine if it is suitable for you.  If you find an app you like, remember to write a review on iTunes.

– Garry Froehlich | Jellybean Tunes

Books

Pointy and Pokey Pointy and Pokey by PixelMat: Pointy, the shy and adorable hedgehog is the best friend of a naughty porcupine, Pokey. Other animals are wary of their sharp quills and stay away from them. So Pointy and Pokey decide to blend in a little more. What do they do to gain acceptance? Who helps them? iPhone iPad
If I Ran the Zoo - Dr. Seuss If I Ran the Zoo – Dr. Suess by Oceanhouse Media: Young Gerald, not impressed by the animals at the zoo, conjures up plans for “New Zoo, McGrew Zoo.” Join him on a globe-trotting safari in search of the world’s most unusual creatures (with equally unusual habits). Come along and discover a zoo like you’ve never imagined, through the eyes of Gerald McGrew and the great Dr. Seuss! iPhone and iPad Android
Sleepy Baby Sleepy Baby by Family Life Studios: Make the babies giggle, pop the balloons, fly in the sky, play in the snow, hum along with the music, make the moon glow, choose your favorite cupcake for baby to eat, play in the rain, turn on the night light, find the sleeping baby, and much more. iPad

Education

Wonkido Mood Journal Wonkido Mood Journal by Brighter Futures For Beautiful Minds: The Wonkido Mood Journal is designed to help children recognize their emotions and journal their feelings in a fun animated way. The mood journal is a mobile application for parents and teachers who recognize when a child would like to use another outlet to express their feelings. Every time a journal entry is saved, a copy of the entry is sent to the email address registered in the application. iPhone
eReading: Sleepy Hollow eReading: Sleepy Hollow by Brain Integration, LLC: eReading: Sleepy Hollow allows users to read the story, or have the story read to them and each word highlighted. Great for those who are slow readers, reluctant readers, dyslexic readers, ESL (English as a second language), and anybody else who enjoys the story of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving. iPhone and iPad
PictureAssistive PictureAssistive by Benster Tan: PictureAssistive provides a means of communicating and sharing using pictures. Create visual schedules to signpost daily routine, transit more easily between activities or even to motivate to work through a less favored activity knowing a favorite activity follows. iPhone and iPad
PictureCanTalk PictureCanTalk by Benster Tan: PictureCanTalk helps individuals faced with speech challenges to communicate their needs with the use of pictures. You could use it as a PECS or AAC tool. iPhone and iPad
KIDiPLAY Match KIDiPlay Match by Ingengo LLC: KIDiPLAY Match offers a unique approach to the memory matching game: in addition to the traditional game, that develops short term visual memory, it features a sound-only memory match for auditory learners, and a game to match pictures that go together for those budding critical thinkers in the room. iPhone and iPad
KIDiLEARN Russian Alphabet KIDiLEARN Russian Alphabet by Ingengo LLC: KIDiLEARN Russian Alphabet is an introduction to Russian letters and sounds for kids and adults alike. It is intended for those who already have a basic level of conversational Russian and would like to take the first steps towards reading, especially for young children. This educational game teaches you the Russian alphabet and makes you use it! iPhone and iPad
SpeakColorsHD SpeakColorsHD by RWH Technology: SpeakColorsHD is a speech therapy app designed to help children learn how to express colors and two word phrases. SpeakColorsHD adds sentences using “the” and “is”. The app is geared toward toddlers with speech and language delays, autism, Down syndrome and other developmental disorders. iPad iPad Lite
MemMagic MemMagic by Anusen Inc: Memory Magic is a fun little game to enhance observation, focus, and memory. To play, look at a screen with multiple objects. After a short time, one object will disappear. Your goal is to find out which object is missing. iPhone and iPad Android Amazon

Games

Kids Beads Kids Beads by Bjorn Fogelberg: Kids Beads is a beading game for preschool kids, age 3-8. It’s very easy to use – simply drag and drop any of the many colorful beads to make a great looking necklace. Try out the sparkling necklace on one of the four girls. iPhone
Eat Right Eat Right by TUKU Logics LLC: It’s a game for kids and adults to learn to eat right and live well. The objective of the game is to navigate the penguin to eat fruits, vegetables, grains, protein and dairy related products and avoid the fatty, greasy and sugary products. iPhone Android

Lifestyle

Quick Kids Quick Kids by Quick Kids: Quick Kids is designed to help children complete every day tasks quickly, eliminating the need for nagging, moaning and pleading from parents. This application links an interactive count down timer to a reward chart. Children are challenged to ‘beat the clock’; if they succeed a star is automatically added to their chart. iPhone

App News

Stack the States by Freecloud Design, Inc.: now available for Windows Phone 7.
Murky Reef : 1st – 2nd Grade Reading, Science & Math by frolyc: updated with new visuals, audio tutorial, performance reports, interactions and kid-friendly curated videos iPad iPad Lite

The Jellybean Tunes App Report: Volume 11

Happy New Year and welcome to the 11th installment of the App Report featuring family friendly apps from the Product Announcements forum at Moms With Apps.   As always, we have an interesting assortment of books, games and educational apps to share with you.

Fancy Nancy makes the leap from book to app.  It turns out Henry is late again, and what does it mean that Luca has magic eyelashes?

Little ones can learn shapes with Shape Up, learn phonics with ABC Phonics, or create stories with VeggieTales. For those that need a little incentive can learn times tables with a pirate twist through 2×2=4.

Kids can explore their surroundings and make movies from the alphabet with ABC Spy. Everyone can recreate moments at the zoo and learn language with GoGo Explorer.

Older kids can take on 4th grade math with Splash Math, plus they can learn all about the science of plants with Plants HD.

Thomas steams in with puzzles and games for fans of the tank engine.  Preschool Kitty provides numerous activities for young kids and Bible Pairs offers a biblical take on matching games.

Finally, if you’ve ever had trouble putting your little one to bed, there’s Bo’s Bedtime Story.

Click on the links to find out more about each app and to determine if you find it suitable.  If you find an app you like, remember to write a review on iTunes.

– Garry Froehlich | Jellybean Tunes

Books

Fancy Nancy Dress Up Fancy Nancy Dress Up by Bean Creative: Make Nancy look extra fancy in this first-ever official Fancy Nancy game app! Nancy’s going to a splendid soiree – that’s fancy for party! Read her storybook and then create fancy outfits on every page. After all, no one knows how to dress up like Fancy Nancy! iPhone and iPad
Henry! you're late AGAIN! Henry! you’re late AGAIN! by ZebraMinds, Inc.: Do you have a wolf waiting in your school if you arrive late? Henry does! Find out who it is and just what makes him late every single day. Humor and quirky pictures will keep you grinning all day. iPad
Luca Lashes The Brown-Eyed Boy with Magic Eyelashes Luca Lashes The Brown-Eyed Boy with Magic Eyelashes by Luca Lashes LLC: This App introduces the series, which follows the exploits of “Luca Lashes, the Brown-eyed Boy with the Magic Eyelashes,” as he discovers the world around him and experiences his “firsts” in life. The App features interactivity (touch, sight, & sound), parent suggestions, a relatable character and is written for children in the 0-4 year range. Each version can be read in English, French, Italian, & Spanish. iPhone and iPad

Education

ABC Phonics Word Family Free ABC Phonics Word Family Free by Abitalk: The Phonics Word Family provides the word phonics spelling, beginning sound, word family phonics, short vowel sound, and images with animations and interactions for each word. There are a total of ten word family groups which focus on the short vowel word family phonics learning. iPhone and iPad
4th Grade Math: Splash Math Worksheets App [HD Full] 4th Grade Math: Splash Math Worksheets App by StudyPad, Inc.: With 140+ adaptive worksheets with virtually infinite problems spanning across 10 chapters, Splash Math Grade 4 covers the entire 4th grade curriculum. All of the included problems are aligned with common core standards for 4th grade. iPad
GoGo Explorer GoGo Explorer by Hagend Lab LLC: Ever been to a zoo and wonder how to fully capture the eye-popping moments beyond just picture or video? With Gogo the Field Trip Explorer, you can now recreate, collaborate and share those thrilling experience in form of a portable field trip on your iPad, tablet, or smart phone! iPhone and iPad
Plants HD Plants HD by Sprout Labs: Plants HD delivers interactive content about plants and their lifecycle. The app provides an in-depth look into topics such as seeds, germination, pollination, flowers, trees, fruits, and dispersal. Scientific information about the various topics is combined with quiz and game to enhance the learning. Flip through photos, read content or have it read to you, listen to music while reading, or just play a game. iPad
2x2=4 2×2=4 by Aplemakh Bros: Learn multiplication and division while dueling with a pirate ship. Get the right answer and earn a cannon ball. Think too long, and the pirate shoots at you. Includes 3 levels of complexity and the ability to choose the range of equations plus track progress with gameplay history. iPhone and iPad
Step-by-Story™ - VeggieTales' The Goofy Gift Step-by-Story – VeggieTales’ The Goofy Gift by Playful Owl, LLC: Step-by-Story builds reading readiness through play for pre-readers and first readers. It is built on classic principles of child development and a deep understanding of children’s play patterns. In “The Goofy Gift”, kids will explore making and giving silly and creative gifts for their favorite VeggieTales Characters. At the end of every story that your child builds, Larry reminds them: Remember, its the thought that counts. iPhone and iPad Android Nook
Shape up Shape up by Des Carabistouilles SPRL-BVBA: Shape Up is an interactive picture book written and illustrated by a qualified physiotherapist that will teach young children the different geometrical forms by asking them to trace the geometric shapes seen during the story. Four little cows – Bluebell, Violet, Rosie and Buttercup – bored of their square meadow, want to escape. To do so they will need the help of the young reader to remove the posts at the corners of the meadow. iPhone and iPad
ABC Spy ABC Spy by Stealth Education: Take a photo, choose a frame, give it a name. Then make a movie of all your photos to share with friends and family. ABC Spy challenges children to create their own ABC experience by taking photos of objects in their world for each letter of the alphabet. iPhone

Games

Thomas & Friends: Engine Activities Thomas & Friends: Engine Activities by Callaway Digital Arts, Inc.: Tap into the fun of Thomas & Friends with this all-new interactive activity app! Little engineers will be entertained for hours as they play with come-alive puzzles, creativity-boosting coloring pages, and brain-building matching games. Extend the play even further by purchasing additional packs with new puzzles, coloring pages, and collectible match cards. iPhone and iPad
Bo's Bedtime Story Bo’s Bedtime Story by Heppi: How can you make going to bed for your kids more fun? 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! iPad
Preschool Kitty Preschool Kitty by KatzApps: Kitty will help your little ones to learn and practice crucial skills. There are 7 types of games including matching objects, spot the difference, where is the object, picture puzzles, patterns, catch the object and find the right images. Difficulty levels and the types of games to be included can be fully customized to ensure the right amount of challenge. iPhone and iPad
Bible Pairs, by Little Scribes Bible Pairs, by Little Scribes by Andrew Hoyer: Bible Pairs makes use of the Little Scribes theme in a fun object matching-type game. An object, person, or place is featured and displayed along with three others, one of which is related somehow. Some are simple relationships, such as a fish and a river, while others require some story knowledge, such as pairing Moses with the burning bush. iPhone and iPad

App News

Montessori Memory by Bonto.ch: now available in a Lite version. iPhone and iPad
KidsAndBeyond interviewed by boston.com, the online version of the Boston Globe
ParisAppTours: Beware Mme la Guillotine, A Revolutionary Tour of Paris by Time Traveler Tours, LLC: named a Top 10 Tried and True Classroom App by Teachers with Apps and a Top 2011 App pick by the School Library Journal iPhone

The Jellybean Tunes App Report: Volume 10

The App Report turns 10 this week with another full selection of family-friendly apps from the developers within the Moms With Apps network.

This week, young readers can look forward to a quirky collection of titles about a dragon with the hiccups, a truly Bizzy Bear, or an Elfishki baker.  We have a watercolor rendition of the classic Cinderella, and for the 7-12 year old set, Plazapatatta.

Early learners can practice their skills in Education.  Preschoolers, or special needs kids, can learn about emotion with iTouchiLearn.  For kids that need a visual representation of their day, see Visual Schedule Planner.  Kids learning to read can try Phonics Silly Sentences, or Read on Sight.  Princesses can Learn Spanish, and everyone else can create comics with Big Nate.

Fingerprint arrives with four Big Kid Life apps for early learning skills (see them in the games category).  Little ones can also create monsters, or play with Anna.  Learn about feelings with FirstWords, or learn to tell time with Tillie’s Time Shop.

Looking for more wallpaper?  Abstractacolor brings over 30 watercolor images.

BinaryLabs, the makers of Dexteria, have released LetterReflex for overcoming common letter reversals.

As always, there is more news at the end, including updates to Montessori Crosswords, Injini and Intellipad.

Click on the links to find out more about each app.  If you find an app you like, remember to write a review on iTunes.

The Jellybean Tunes App Report will return with your regular dose of app news in the new year.  Have a safe and happy holiday everyone.  Warmest wishes.

– Garry Froehlich | Jellybean Tunes

Books

Dragon's Hiccups Dragon’s Hiccups by ClearVision Sp. z o.o.: Once upon a time, far, far, away; there lived Jimmy, a three-headed, fierce-looking dragon. Jimmy had a serious problem; he had the hiccups…. Discover the funny and colorful storybook for younger kids, meet Jimmy’s friends along the way and find out how Jimmy got the hiccups to go away. iPad
Bizzy Bear on the Farm Bizzy Bear on the Farm by Nosy Crow: Meet Bizzy Bear, a very busy little bear! Based on the popular Bizzy Bear board book series, this app offers an original story and lets toddlers help Bizzy with his chores as they explore everything there is to see and do on the farm. iPhone and iPad
Cinderella or The Little Glass Slipper - animated watercolor book by BST for iPhone Cinderella or The Little Glass Slipper by Big Small Things: Featuring expressive, museum quality watercolor paintings, interactive animation, professional narration, record your own narration, three built-in games, and four different languages for text and narration, the ebook was designed to be the most beautiful of all the Cinderella stories. iPhone iPad
Elfishki and the Giant Cake Elfishki and the Giant Cake by kidsiphoneapps.net: Elfizz was an owner of a gloomy restaurant named Chest of Ghosts where the staff was eager to please ghosts. On the opposite side of the square was a bakery, Gingerbread Nook, run by a pretty plump Elfishki lady called Maggie. The two were at odds with each other until one day they had to work side by side… iPad
PlazaPatatta - A Secret Hatch PlazaPatatta – A Secret Hatch by Uitgeverij Nanda: The Secret Hatch, a book by renown author Nanda Roep, is filled with audio fragments, animations, lively illustrations and motion-animation effects that keep the focus on the story as it unfolds. A fully interactive reading book for children from the ages of 7-12. iPad

Education

iTouchiLearn Feelings for Preschool Kids iTouchiLearn Feelings for Preschool Kids by Staytooned: Immerse your child into the world of feelings and emotions. iTouchiLearn Feelings gives preschool, kindergarten and special needs kids the social cues needed to identify every day emotions. By interacting with words and associated actions, children step through the unfolding of events that lead to an emotion. iPhone and iPad
Big Nate: Comix By U! HD Big Nate: Comix By U! by Night & Day Studios, Inc.: Create your own comix with art from BIG NATE! Big Nate, aka 6th grader Nate Wright, is a self-described genius, hilarious “king of detention” and cartoonist extraordinaire. Now just like Nate, YOU can create your own comix, using Lincoln Peirce’s art from the bestselling Big Nate book series. iPhone iPad
Phonics Silly Sentences 2 - Flash Cards, Matching, and Silly Sentences Long Vowels Phonics Silly Sentences 2 by Emmy Chen: This app provides fun activities that introduce vowel sounds and their letter combinations. The activities will help kids identify long vowels. Through the flash cards, matching, sound and sign, and silly sentences, the kids will receive lots of practice distinguishing between the different vowel sounds. iPad
Visual Schedule Planner Visual Schedule Planner by Good Karma Applications, Inc: Visual Schedule Planner is a completely customizable visual schedule iPad app that is designed to give an individual an audio/visual representation of the “events in their day”. In addition, events that require more support can be linked to an “activity schedule” or “video clip” to help model the task even further. iPad
Christmas DuckyTube - Safe YouTube for Kids Christmas DuckyTube – Safe YouTube for Kids by Bockris Systems: This Christmas gift app from DuckyTube shows two of our favorite family Christmas themed YouTube clips on a snowy seasonal backdrop. You can easily add two of your child’s favorite videos from YouTube and you can replace your selected videos as often as you like so your child will never get bored. iPhone
ABCKit ABCKit by Arquinauta Consulting, S.L.: ABCKit is an app to teach kids the letters and words based on the Montessori methodology. With ABCKit your kid will learn to identify and understand letters through an animal or object, recognize, write and pronounce phonograms, and write and trace letters from a-z. iPhone and iPad
Pre-School Classroom Pre-School Classroom by The Pre School Apps Academy: Game consists of short fun rounds in animated classroom setting. Based on early years learning objectives of reading (letters & phonic sounds), writing (line marking) & numbers. Designed with teachers & early childhood development experts. Comes with 30 page activity pack. UK Voice Over iPhone and iPad
Akzara Akzara by Hidden Apps: Accompanying your toddlers while they use iPad apps to learn the alphabet is the best gift you can give them. But for days when you’re not around, Akzara is there to help you. Not only would your toddlers be guided with a clear voice-over while playing and interacting with our animal animations, you’ll be able to read insightful reports on our award-winning Parents Zone feature. iPad
BabyFirst Encyclopedia BabyFirst Encyclopedia by BabyFirst Games: This app is inspired by the Montessori Early Development Methodology. The child chooses and absorbs the material provided in the form of a game by following a natural, inherent learning process. 6 learning categories. 100+ colorful images with voiceovers. iPhone
Read on Sight Read on Sight by tApps: Read on Sight is a great way for early readers to practice sight words, an important building block for independent reading. First a sentence is read aloud, then the word tiles scatter, and the player rebuilds the sentence. iPad
Princesses Learn Spanish Princesses Learn Spanish by earlylanguages.com: Princesses Learn Spanish features a story-based approach, with games and songs, to expose children to Spanish. Discover new Spanish words, integrated in timeless tales. Tales are in English, with a new Spanish word or expression on each page. Includes memory, bingo, sticker, coloring and singing games.iPhone and iPad

Games

Feed The Monster game Feed The Monster game by Huminah Huminah Animation: It’s lunchtime at Hungry Monster High and the Monsters are out of control. Create your own Monster and help him stuff his face until he explodes into 5 tiny monsters! Now you have to catch all of the tiny monsters and stuff them into the merging machine, which will let you create a whole new monster. iPhone
BabyTapBook BabyTapBook by Green Gate Ltd.: Let your youngsters learn new words and explore the world one tap at a time! Utilizing a “baby safe” Play mode that makes accidentally exiting the app nearly impossible, youngsters are presented with a grid of interactive tiles. Each tile includes a unique image which when touch will expand to full screen, featuring corresponding audio effects with an added tap as well.iPhone
Big Kid Life Fire Fighter Big Kid Life Fire Fighter by Fingerprint: Rampaging Fire Monsters are on the loose in Big City -chasing kitties, scaring puppies and setting things on fire! Don’t worry, you are a firefighter – you can do something about it! Use your special backpack hose to drench Fire Monsters, use ladders to climb past obstacles, and save kitties and puppies – all while practicing your skills with numbers, shapes and symbols. iPhone
Big Kid Life Vet Big Kid Life Vet by Fingerprint: Find out what’s ailing your pet! X-Ray your animal and see what’s inside. An exciting seek touch-and-seek game awaits. Logical fun with letters, numbers, colors and shapes. iPhone
Big Kid Life Fairy Princess Big Kid Life Fairy Princess by Fingerprint: Every game tells a story, were everyday activities become fantastic adventures stories. Play through 15 magical adventures creating your very own Fairy Princess story while building comprehension skills. iPhone
Fingerprint Play Maker Fingerprint Play Maker by Fingerprint: Make your own play! Create and customize your character by picking clothing, win and lose animations and your own sound effects to make a learning app as unique your fingerprint. Incorporates number identification, shape and color identification, addition and subtraction, and world building. iPhone
Playtime Anna Playtime Anna by Sprite Labs: Anna is a cute little talking girl who sings, dances, laughs, makes funny faces, gets tickled, dresses up, enjoys cupcakes (but not too many!) and much more. Also included is a beautiful Christmas pack, perfect for this holiday season. It’s loaded with extras like snow falling to Jingle Bells, Anna singing Rudolph the Reindeer, and even a cute Christmas outfit, with reindeer’s antlers and nose. iPhone and iPad
FirstWords: Feelings FirstWords: Feelings by Learning Touch: Let your child express themselves as they learn important pre-reading skills with FirstWords: Feelings. The latest addition to the best-selling FirstWords series from Learning Touch includes 38 words to help your child identify and understand common emotions and feelings by matching letters of the alphabet and spelling words. iPhone and iPad
Tillie's Time Shop Tillie’s Time Shop by My Turn Mobile: What time is it? Time to help Tillie and her friend Sam run her clock shop in Tick Tock Town! Exploring and working in Tillie’s Time Shop will entertain kids while introducing the basics of telling time and how to read a clock. Is it time for school? Is it midnight or noon? In no time your kids will be answering those questions all on their own. iPhone iPad

Lifestyle

Abstractacolor - Abstract Watercolor Wallpapers Abstractacolor – Abstract Watercolor Wallpapers by Jill Pestka: Take pleasure in the beauty of your retina display with the vibrant, textural esemplastic hues of true watercolor! Featuring 30+ hand painted abstract wallpaper images for you to enjoy on your iPad, iPhone or iPod in HD. iPhone and iPad

Medical

LetterReflex - Overcoming Letter Reversals LetterReflex – Overcoming Letter Reversals by BinaryLabs: Does your child get his b’s and d’s mixed up? How about her p’s and q’s? LetterReflex provides a fun way to help overcome common letter reversals. The first activity, Tilt It, uses kinesthetic learning to teach left from right. The second activity, Flip It, allows them to practice what they learned while honing their letter discrimination skills. iPhone and iPad

App News

2BME Firefighter by 2BME Studios: now available in a Lite version. iPhone and iPad
Operation Math by Spinlight Studio: New and Noteworthy in Education. iPad
Alien Buddies by Artgig: The aliens are available in their own Cafe Press store
Baby Learns Colors by Bebebe Co.: now available in a Lite version. iPad
Montessori Crosswords by L’Escapadou: now includes a Christmas words section. iPhone and iPad
Super Speller by Quiet Spark: has added a celebratory balloons and a sample test. iPad
Baby Eggs by Moo Moo Lab LLC: is now sporting a holiday theme. iPhone Lite Version
iLuv Drawing Santa by MyVijan LLC: has added 8 more drawings. iPhone iPad
Injini: Child Development Game Suite by NCSoft: has added a new game. Injini Letters is a fun way to acquaint your child with the alphabet and phonemes without the pressure of mastering them. iPad
Intellipad by Cheryl Bregman: now includes Spanish, French and German Text-to-Speech Acapella voices, word prediction and spell check. iPad

The Jellybean Tunes App Report: Volume 9

Here we are at the ninth installment of the App Report, chock full of family-friendly apps from the developers in the Moms With Apps group.  We have a bumper crop this week.

Read about Elly, Sparky the Shark, The Lonely Stable or Billy the Unicorn in Books. So Ouat applies their literacy techniques to the classic Peter Pan and Oceanhouse Media lets you put your child into a Christmas book.

If you’re looking for education, you’re in the right place.  Learn math with Math Critters, Multiplication Table or Operation Math.  Do a little drawing with iLuv Drawing Santa.  Little ones can check out Baby’s Favorite Words, Montessori Memory, Baby Try to Speak Counting Bees, Jewel River or CVCReader.  Learn a little French or Spanish with Montessori French Letter Sounds or Spanish Word Wizard.  Do a little coloring with Coloring Christmas or Color Mix (Fairy Princess).  Finally, Kindertown arrives with their curated educational app store app.

Build a snowman or color seasonal pictures in Entertainment.

Kids can learn colors, work on early learning skills, practice coloring or put together Penguin Christmas puzzles in Games.  Kids of all ages can build a world, learn a little musical rhythm or play along with a Dr. Suess Band.  The classic Rush Hour returns in a holiday edition sure to perplex us all over again.

Those that look forwards to holidays all year long need look no further than the lifestyle section.

Glowtunes arrives in a holiday flavor in Music.

Looking to learn a little Portuguese?  Check out the travel section.

Click on the links to find out more about each app.  If you find an app you like, remember to write a review on iTunes.

– Garry Froehlich | Jellybean Tunes

Books

Elly Book 10 Elly Book 10 by Dipali Vaidya: In this seasonal tale, Elly is surprised one snowy day by a knock at her door. It turns out to be a polar bear called Lumi, who has lost his way. Together with her friends, Elly makes Lumi feel at home and finds a way to help him back to the North Pole. Elly’s kindness doesn’t go unrewarded as in the final scene something magical happens! iPhone and iPad
Sparky the Shark - A Frighteningly Funny Adventure HD Sparky the Shark – A Frighteningly Funny Adventure by Biscuit Interactive: Sparky is a friendly shark who is misunderstood. In Sparky the Shark, follow Sparky and his penguin pal Dax on their belly-laughing adventure to find Sparky a new ‘look’ so he will be accepted by people. This upbeat and hilariously funny story with ‘hero’s ending’ will be a guaranteed hit with your child. iPad
The Lonely Stable The Lonely Stable by R04R: “The Lonely Stable” is a book app that reminds children that it’s never too late to live out God’s plan for their lives. Told from the stable’s perspective, this intriguing Christmas book tells the story of Jesus’ birth. From time to time, we all wonder about our purpose in life. iPhone and iPad
Billie the Unicorn in 3D - A Peek 'n Play Story App Billy the Unicorn in 3D by Mobad Games: Mobad Media transforms Brianne Drouhard’s charming children’s book into an extraordinary 3D experience for the iPad & iPhone 4. Billie the Unicorn seeks adventure! She leaves her cornfield for the forest where her friendly cousins – Rhubarb and Smudge – grow delightful flowers like magic. Soon Billie learns that gardening takes both skill and love. However, the legend of a Queen’s castle, which holds the world’s grandest garden, lures Billie away! But will Billie discover that friendship matters the most? iPhone and iPad
The Adventures of Peter Pan The Adventures of Peter Pan by So Ouat: Peter Pan, who lives in Neverland, is a boy who refuses to grow up. With the help of the fairy, Tinkerbell, he’ll introduce his new friends, Wendy and John Darling, to this imaginary world. Throughout their adventures, they’ll meet the Lost Boys and scary Captain Hook. Immerse yourself into Peter Pan’s Adventures story with cartoons, karaoke-style reading and sound effects that stimulate the imagination. Give your kids a taste for reading with this intuitive ebook and its enriched content! iPhone and iPad
Picture Me Christmas Cutie Picture Me Christmas Cutie by Oceanhouse Media: Easily take a picture or add photos from your library to the Picture Me Christmas Cutie omBook and your child can see themselves dressed up in various costumes including a helpful Santa’s elf, cute Christmas teddy bear, jolly snowman, cuddly mouse and playful reindeer. Young children will enjoy the playful sounds and interactive objects on every page. The omBook supports pre-literacy skills in the youngest of readers and encourages imaginative play as a child can take on a variety of characters. iPhone and iPad

Education

Math Critters Math Critters by Learning Yard: The Math Critters teach your kids how to add, subtract, multiply and divide with ease as they chase the Math Wizard to improve their arithmetic skills. Choose to embark in an adventure by chasing the Math Wizard across 5 math lands or engage your competitive spirit in unlimited arcade play with 1 or 2 players. iPad
Montessori French Letter Sounds HD - Le Son des Lettres avec Tam et Tao Montessori French Letter Sounds by Les Trois Elles Interactive: Designed by Les Trois Elles Interactive, publisher of the award winning Numberland HD, Montessori Letter Sounds in French is a French language app teaching children letter sounds (and not letter names) to get them ready for reading. Based on sound games, this app is ideal for children between 3 and 7 years old. iPad
Baby's Favorite Words Baby’s Favorite Words by James Elder: Designed for little fingers and big imaginations, Baby’s Favorite Words will delight your child with the big Words, expressive characters, spoken audio, and fun music! Chosen for their simplicity and often occurrence, the 15 words are: Apple, Baby, Ball, Banana, Bib, Blocks, Book, Cat, Cow, Cup, Dog, Fish, Shoes, Spoon, and Truck. iPhone
iLuv Drawing Santa - Learn How To Draw Santa, Christmas Tree. iLuv Drawing Santa by MyVijan LLC: Great Holiday Activity for parents, teachers, kids and students! You can create holiday cards for friends and family while you learn to draw Santa Claus, Snow Man, Reindeer etc for FREE! iPhone iPad
Tapikeo HD - Create with your Kids their Picture Book, Storyboard, Soundboard and Audio Flashcards ! Tapikeo by Jean-Eudes Lepelletier: Tapikeo allows you and your children to easily and quickly create your own audio-enabled picturebooks, storyboards, visual schedules, memory aids, audio flashcards, and more using a versatile grid style layout. Create engaging combinations of your own photographs and narration for pre-reading children to enjoy independently, or watch the imagination of your older children soar with this unique method of creative expression. iPad
Super Speller: Create Your Own Spelling Tests Super Speller: Create Your Own Spelling Tests by Quiet Spark: Super Speller allows your child to practice spelling any word, including those that they are learning at school, to help improve their test scores while making learning fun. In Super Speller, you can easily create spelling tests for your kids. To create a test, you simply enter the word and record yourself speaking that word and, if you like, a sentence to go along with it. Super Speller also includes a study page and a fun feature called “Smiley Hints”, an animated friend that provides your child facial cues based on their spelling of the word. iPad
Montessori Memory Montessori Memory by Bonto.ch: Montessori Memory is a fantastic Educational game that will give the opportunity to all kids to play a classic memory or a learning memory, with a voice telling the name of the objects!
Using this system, the kid can learn the name of the objects listening to the voice and reading the name of the object inside the card. iPhone and iPad
Multiplication Table Multiplication Table by Esa Helttula: This app can be used to visualize the multiplication table. The aim is to increase the intrinsic motivation of a student to learn the multiplication table. There are no quizzes, badges, or timers in this app. Explore the multiplication table, see multiplications as visualizations, see how each number has an unlimited number of multiples and scramble and solve the multiplication table. iPad
Baby, Try To Speak 1 Baby, Try To Speak by eveokom: Discover an interactive world, identify animals by listening to their names or sounds, or play a memory matching game. Three languages (English, French and Spanish) and four levels of difficulty are included. Available for iPhone and iPad in four versions: Farm Animals, Woodland Animals, Sea Animals, and Jungle Animals.
Counting Bees Counting Bees by Piikea St. LLC: Kids will learn counting to 20 by guiding bees to the flowers! As they learn to count, they will fill four big honey bears. This game is relaxing and non-violent and provides a safe and fun environment for kids to learn to count. Learn to count in English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Mandarin Chinese, Cantonese Chinese, and Japanese! iPhone and iPad
Jewel River - Preschool and Kindergarten Math Game Jewel River – Preschool and Kindergarten Math Game by KinderTown: Jewel River is a one-of-a-kind math game that teaches preschoolers and kindergartners how to instantly recognize quantities of objects without counting. Known as “subitizing,” this skill is an important part of early childhood learning, and is an idea taught by the popular Montessori system. What makes Jewel River unique is its additional 2-player mode which encourages kids to cooperate and is also a great way for parents to get involved with what their children are learning. iPad
Color Mix (Fairy Princess) -- Kids Educational Coloring Book App - Paint & draw fairies, unicorns & little girl’s coloring pages while learning colors -- by A+ Kids Apps & Educational Games Color Mix (Fairy Princess) by A+ Kids Apps & Educational Games, LLC: Children love learning that Red and Blue can be mixed to make Purple. Add some Black and it’s a Dark Purple! Other apps only let your children choose a crayon color. Color mixing allows them to explore their creativity by learning to mix colors and then paint “masterpieces” with them. iPhone iPad
CVCReader CVCReader by Elusive Promotions: CVCReader has been designed to help your child learn to read by segmenting and blending the sounds in words. In addition, it provides a fun and enjoyable way to develop their early phonic skills which are essential in improving their ability to read more complicated words. It has been made by teachers with extensive experience of improving the reading levels of children within UK schools. iPad
KinderTown Kindertown by Kindertown: KinderTown is an “educational app store” that helps parents find the best apps for young kids. With more than 47,000 educational apps out there, finding apps that are fun and have learning value can be difficult and time consuming. KinderTown makes it easier. We test apps with teachers, parents, and kids and pick only the best for you to see. We organize those apps by age and subject so you can quickly find ones that will help your child learn. iPhone and iPad
Coloring Christmas! Coloring Christmas! by Weiner Family Studios: Coloring Christmas is a fun holiday coloring activity for children. This Coloring Book app will keep your children busy using a variety of bright colors and seasonal patterns that show off their creativity. If your kids are looking for a fun way to decorate this holiday season try coloring a large variety of pictures including Santa Claus, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, Frosty the snowman, the Nutcracker, presents, winter wonderland friends, nativity scenes and even angels. iPhone and iPad
Operation Math™ Operation Math by Spinlight Studio: Dr. Odd is on a global quest to eliminate the world’s even numbers. And it’s your job to stop him, by seeking out his secret bases, destroying his menacing mainframes and making the world a safer place for math. Complete each mission by solving the equations that lock the doors along your escape route in 60 seconds or less and earn all the uniforms and watches of a seasoned Base10 spy. iPad
Spanish Word Wizard : Spanish Talking Movable Alphabet with Spell Check + Spelling Tests Spanish Word Wizard by L’Escapadou: Spanish 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 spanish words. Spanish Word Wizard also provides spelling practice with a list of more than 1,500 questions and answers, and the best is that you can add your own words to create any spelling quiz. iPhone and iPad

Entertainment

Make-A-Snowman: Holiday Gift Make-A-Snowman: Holiday Gift by SpentakLabs: It’s wintertime again. The snow is coming down hard and you’re stuck in-doors with nothing to do. Well, now you can put all that down time to good use and build a snowman without ever having to step a foot outside! iPhone and iPad
Lil Painter Winter Edition - Creative Coloring Book Lil Painter Winter Edition – Creative Coloring Book by Tapptil: Coloring has never been more fun or creative! Lil Painter Winter Edition is the perfect way for children to get into the Christmas spirit while simultaneously developing their artistic sides and exploring their imaginations! The app includes over 40 winter season illustrations and backgrounds. Can be painted by selecting a tool like paint bucket, magic crayon, paint brush, spray or chalk. iPad

Games

Henry's Smart Headlamp HD Henry’s Smart Headlamp by Campfire Apps, LLC.: Henry will help your child become smarter as they use Henry’s headlamp to search in the night for all of the hidden objects like letters, numbers, shapes, and colors. Simply drag the light around the screen to highlight the hidden objects and get a special surprise when you find the object Henry wants you to look for. Henry’s Smart Headlamp is an engaging way for your child to practice basic early learning skills. iPhone and iPad
Little Star Piano Little Star Piano by Fun To Learn Apps: Little Star Piano is a music rhythm game that is great for kids ( or adults ) who want to start or have just started playing piano. The aim is to improve sight-reading and rhythm by playing the melody to the songs. 12 classic songs and 3 levels of difficulty included. iPhone
World Tree - Christmas Gift Ver World Tree – Christmas Gift Ver. by Singularity Games: World Tree is the first tree world simulation type game. You can build a fantastic world where you control almost everything! By combining 3 types of branches and 12 different patterns of leafs (more to come in future updates), you can grow your tree totally unique from any other one in this world! iPhone
Trunky Memory Game Trunky Memory Game by Serious Games Interactive: The Trunky Memory Game is a matching game with an educational twist. In this game, there are 3 categories (pictures, words, and numbers) with numerous game modes in each. Apart from matching pictures, you can also match words to words, letters, and pictures. In the numbers category, you can match equations to their answer, or numbers to roman numerals, the written form of the number, or pictures. iPad
Magic Coloring - A free draw by numbers game Magic Coloring – A free draw by numbers game by Alexandre Minard: With “Magic Coloring” your child will have fun coloring various original drawings. Magically color the page with the correctly colors in freehand mode, select colors to match a colored pellet, select colors to match a number or select colors that match a simple equation. iPhone and iPad
Baby Learns Colors Baby Learns Colors by Bebebe Co.: This colorful and highly interactive game will help teach your little ones the names of 12 basic colors. It will also be fun for older kids and even adults to learn colors in other languages.
Record and share your own unique and personal voiceovers. iPad
A Penguin Christmas - JigSaw Puzzles for Kids with Santa, Penguins, Polar Bears, Reindeer and Fun Holiday Music! A Penguin Christmas – JigSaw Puzzles for Kids by Apps Kids Love – LLC: Santa visits the penguins of the South Pole for the holidays in A Penguin Christmas – Jigsaw Puzzles! 16 cool and fun penguin cartoons sized from 6 to 20 pieces with a guided mode for younger kids. iPhone and iPad
Dr. Seuss Band Dr. Seuss Band by Oceanhouse Media: Experience the excitement as Dr. Seuss Band transforms your device into a vibrant, energetic musical instrument that all ages will enjoy! Jam along with playful Seussian melodies or create your own whimsical masterpiece. As you play, you’ll unlock new instruments, silly effects and catchy songs. Contains over 120 combinations of sounds, so you’ll always have something new to discover! iPhone and iPad
Rush Hour Holiday Rush Hour Holiday by ThinkFun, Inc.: Rush Hour: Holiday Edition gives ThinkFun’s classic brain game Rush Hour a complete redesign with seasonal graphics, 400 never-released challenges, four levels of play from Easy to Expert, and a whimsical holiday theme. Rush Hour Holiday Edition is a must for Rush Hour fans – and anyone who loves logic games. iPhone and iPad

Lifestyle

Holiday 365 Holiday 365 by SchaetzKc LLC: Holiday 365 is a one stop shop for celebrating the holiday’s 365 days a year. Developed with the holiday lover in mind. The application will allow you to have a countdown to all your favorite holidays, find recipes and search for holiday events in your area. iPhone

Music

GlowTunes Christmas GlowTunes Christmas by Chris Martone: Decorate your tree with music! GlowTunes Christmas lets you decorate a tree with beautiful lights that glow and play unique melodies! It is the absolute best Christmas gift for anyone with an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch! Based on the original best selling music app, GlowTunes, GlowTunes Christmas puts a holiday spin on what has been called “Music Magic”. Simply select a color and tap anywhere on the tree to place your lights, press play and watch a dazzling show of lights and music! Hear your song evolve as you add and remove lights! iPhone and iPad

Travel

brazilian.portuguese.verbs - learn the language brazilian.portuguese.verbs – learn the language by Lux HQ Ltd: Are you an English speaker learning Brazilian Portuguese and looking to expand your vocabulary? Then brazilian.portuguese.verbs was tailored just for you. 99 flash cards, audio samples, sample sentences, made for language learners by language lovers. iPhone

App News

My PlayHome by Shimon Young: now a universal app and named one of the best kids apps of 2011 at bestkidsapps.com. iPhone and iPad
Peekaboo Barn by Night & Day Studios, Inc.: is now sporting a wintery-christmas holiday makeover for a limited time! iPhone iPad
Arthur & Charles Present Create & Play by Moopf: has been made into a FREE app. iPhone and iPad
Shake-a-Phrase by Artgig Studio: has been updated with improved vocabulary and a better starter theme. iPhone and iPad
Curly Hair, Straight Hair by 33 Loretta Kids’ Books LLC: was included in the Critics’ Pick section of Kirkus Reviews. iPad
Sight Words Hangman by Marcel Widarto: has added iPad support and a professional voice actor. iPhone and iPad
Pirate Scribblebeard’s Treasure by Kidoodle Apps: has added 2 new pages. iPad
Simplex Spelling Phonics 1 by Pyxwise Software: New and Noteworthy in Education. iPhone and iPad
Flying Poodles – A Christmas Story by Poodle Dog Productions: Awarded Best Mobile App of 2011 in the Fun Stuff Category by Parent’s Choice Foundation. iPhone and iPad
Kid-Capsule: Family Event Journal by Zen Labs LLC: updated with holiday event layouts, a new calendar view and a brand new way of sharing events and memories with other members of your family. iPhone and iPad
Alien Buddies by Artgig Studio: New and Noteworthy in Education and featured on the App Store Facebook wall. iPhone and iPad

The Jellybean Tunes App Report: Volume 8

If you are looking for family-friendly apps, the developers at Moms With Apps have set out a feast for you this week.

Over in the book section you’ll find an assortment of animated children’s book, featuring everything from classic tales such as the Nutcracker to original stories featuring elephants, monkeys, chefs or little lost aliens.

In Education, kids can be hard at work learning about animals, multiplication and spelling.  Older kids can unscramble definitions in the Enchanted Dictionary.

Toca Boca will entertain the young ones with a Christmas Gift.  That mirror over there?  It will tell you who is the sweetest kid of all.

The younger kids can play matching games with animals while the older kids entertain themselves with Muddle, or learn about The Plague.

Finally, Mom (and Dad!) can browse Apps for Moms and check out the festive wallpapers in iWall Words.

Click on the links to find out more about each app.  If you find an app you like, remember to write a review on iTunes.  The developers will thank you for it.

– Garry Froehlich | Jellybean Tunes

Books

The Berenstain Bears Trim the Tree The Berenstain Bears Trim the Tree by Oceanhouse Media: With Christmas just around the corner, everyone is helping out. Brother and Sister hang the wreath, Papa trims the branches, and Honey Bear puts the star on top! This festive holiday story is perfect for bedtime, or anytime, and is sure to put your whole family in the Christmas spirit! iPhone and iPad
Elmer and Rose Elmer and Rose by Oceanhouse Media: When Grandpa Eldo asks Elmer and his cousin Wilbur to help a young elephant find her way back to her herd, they get a big shock when they see she is pink! No wonder she is called Rose. As they help Rose find her herd, Elmer and Wilbur learn a valuable lesson about being different and fitting in. iPhone and iPad
The Nutcracker Musical Storybook The Nutcracker Musical Storybook by Mouse King Media: Join Clara and The Nutcracker Prince in a fully animated, Cinematic Storybook Adventure of the Christmas classic, The Nutcracker Ballet, combining original artwork by Yoko Tanaka with full symphonic orchestral excerpts of Tchaikovsky’s timeless score. iPhone and iPad
The Adventures of Peter Pan The Adventures of Peter Pan by So Ouat: Designed for ages 3 to 10, this captivating app introduces a new generation to the adventures of Wendy, Peter Pan, and Tinkerbell in an interactive story that will enchant young readers of all skill levels. iPhone and iPad
Five Little Monkeys Bake a Birthday Cake Five Little Monkeys Bake a Birthday Cake by Oceanhouse Media: The five little monkeys wake up early to bake a surprise birthday cake for Mama. Once the cake is in the oven, they start on Mama’s birthday present. Hilarity ensues as the five little monkeys’ rambunctious activities end up drawing some unexpected (but welcomed) visitors to the house. iPhone and iPad
Feed-’Em Fred (The Chef of Dread) interactive storybook (for iPad) Feed-‘Em Fred (The Chef of Dread) by Digital Leaf: This charming, rhyming story is a delight-a-minute classic for young readers (aged 3 and up). It’s all about a young boy who just won’t eat his fruit and vegetables until he meets a chef with a horrible difference. Full of beautiful illustrations and surprising animations it’s great fun for the whole family with a healthy message at its heart. iPad
Alpo finds Alma Alpo finds Alma by Tapisodes Ltd: In this second book from the Alpo series, Alpo embarks on a new adventure with his friend Jimmy. When Alpo hurts his leg, Jimmy puts him in ambulance-pram and drives him to the zoo, where animals can be well looked after. But all the animals at the zoo are too busy to help Alpo. Until Alpo and Jimmy meet a wonderful lady at the ice-cream stall… iPhone and iPad
Billy and the Snowman HD - an interactive Christmas tale Billy and the Snowman by Ever After Publications: Billy, a little boy, builds a snowman but he is missing one thing – his nose! See what happens when Billy finds the perfect nose for his snowman. A genuinely lovely warm story, full of down-to-earth humor told in rhyme. iPad
Liloolee - The Little Lost Alien Liloolee – The Little Lost Alien by Liloolee Enterprises: Liloolee – The Little Lost Alien is an original, heartwarming story that young children will fall in love with. A cute, adorable alien, Liloolee is lost on Earth and is alone until he meets a young girl and her dog. An enjoyable read that makes a great bedtime story. iPhone and iPad

Education

Multiplying Acorns HD - Tasty Math Facts Multiplying Acorns HD – Tasty Math Facts by Operatio: Multiplying Acorns takes your children to the market where they’ll multiply, count, solve, and build confidence while earning coins for their efforts! The realistic, physics enabled 3D acorns create an immersive, manipulative-based environment for a thorough conceptual understanding of the times tables. iPad
Peek-a-Zoo: It's Peekaboo at the Zoo Peek-a-Zoo: It’s Peekaboo at the Zoo by treebetty: Watch your child roar along with the majestic lion, blow bubbles with a swimming polar bear, crow with a proud peacock – these and other magnificent Peek-a-Zoo animals will both entertain and teach your child animal names and sounds in an unforgettable way. iPhone and iPad Lite Version
Simplex Spelling Phonics 1 - Learn How To Spell And Read High Frequency Words With Reverse Phonics, Lessons, Spelling Rules, Word Patterns And 42 Word Lists Simplex Spelling Phonics 1 by Pyxwise Software Inc.: Simplex Spelling Phonics 1 teaches English spelling and reading skills by using a powerful combination of phonics lessons, spelling/word patterns, our unique “reverse phonics” approach and contextually relevant spelling rules. It works like a personal spelling coach with every word while teaching students “how to spell” more than 450 new high frequency English words. iPhone and iPad
Enchanted Dictionary Enchanted Dictionary by Golden Communications LLC: The Enchanted Dictionary is a unique way to learn definitions with a compelling game format. Traditional flash cards focus on simple memorization of vocabulary and definitions. As you play The Enchanted Dictionary you will find yourself focusing on the wording and meaning of the definitions as you build your vocabulary skills. iPad
Viewpoints: The Blue Jackal and the Lion Viewpoints: The Blue Jackal and the Lion by KidsAndBeyond, LLC.: KidsAndBeyond presents the first story in its Viewpoints series: an adaptation of the classic Indian folk tale “The Blue Jackal.” The story of the lonely yet clever Jackal who fools the forest animals into crowning him their king is revamped to give readers the story not only from the jackal’s point of view, but from the hurt and confused lion’s as well! iPad

Entertainment

Toca Hair Salon - Christmas Gift Toca Hair Salon – Christmas Gift by Toca Boca: Cut, color and style Santa Claus beard and hair! In this Christmas edition of the smash hit Toca Hair Salon, you can choose between styling Santa Claus or a funny Christmas tree! And best of all? It’s completely FREE! iPhone and iPad
Sweetest Kid Sweetest Kid by Samuli Viitasaari: A rendition of the classic Snow White scene, Sweetest Kid introduces a very special mirror. Touch the surface and chant: “Mirror, mirror on the wall. Who’s the sweetest kid of all?” – and, with a little magic, your child’s face appears in the reflection – as you know your kid is, after all, the sweetest thing there is. iPhone

Games

Noah's Memory Match Noah’s Memory Match by Elevate Entertainment: Can you help Noah matchup the animals before the flood? The story of Noah’s ark will be brought to life in your child’s imagination with five levels of difficulty and two games modes. In addition to building memory skills, Noah’s Memory Match builds language skills with the ability to play in both English and Spanish. iPhone and iPad Android
Muddle Color HD Muddle / Muddle Doodle / Muddle Color by Play This! Studios: Matching… without the boring bits! Muddle brings action to matching games. With the gameboard changing all the time, can you keep up and find as many matches as possible? Multipliers, combos and wildcards all let you rack up massive scores and test your skills against your friends around the world!
Muddle Color for Kids / Muddle Doodle for older kids / Muddle for adults iPhone and Android versions also available.
The noisy book Games The noisy book Games by Europa-Apps: The noisy book Games is an adaptation of the famous international best-seller The noisy book, written by Soledad Bravi. Children love the pictures of The noisy book: animals, common objects, toys, and more… and they love to imitate, sing, shout or whisper its many sounds. Europa-Apps imagined 4 educational games based on the book, to make children laugh and learn at the same time. iPhone and iPad
Playing History: The Plague Playing History: The Plague by Serious Games Interactive: In this episode of ‘The Plague’, you go back in time to the 14th century in Florence. This amazing city full of wonder and bizarre characters is stricken by a mysterious disease that medics are just beginning to understand. Explore the city, talk to the people in the city and find out how to prevent your mother from getting worse. All the while, you must be careful not to catch it yourself. Learn about history first hand and relive the past! iPad

Lifestyle

iWall Words - Holidays and Seasons iWall Words – Holidays and Seasons by Under the Rainbow Media LLC: I love many of the other wallpaper apps on the market today, but the one thing that drives me nuts is that the designs are so complicated that it interferes with finding what I want. It just becomes too much to look at. So I present to you, iWall Words – Holidays and Seasons! This is the first of a collection of wallpapers designed for those who love organization mixed with pretty, fun and clean designs. iPhone and iPad
Apps For Moms Apps for Moms by Itai Alter: Moms are a force to be reckoned with but even the best multi-tasking moms need a few new tricks in their belt. That’s exactly where Apps for Moms comes in. Developed with a mom’s busy lifestyle in mind, Apps for Moms saves you time by showcasing the most essential utilities, educational, style, fun and educational apps. iPhone

App News

Happy Connect by Onelamp Studio: updated with 50 more pictures. iPad
Lil Sub by Jill Pestka: new Spell and Learn feature. iPad
Photo Table by Paul Solt: Lite version now available. iPhone and iPad
SimpleSort by KidsAndBeyond, LLC.: now includes Spanish as well as a holiday category. iPhone iPad
Miniville’s The Night Before Christmas by John Jumper: has two new games, new music and more interactive content. iPhone and iPad
Jellybean Tunes Holiday Edition by Jellybean Tunes: now create and save your own holiday songs. iPhone and iPad
ParisAppTours: Beware Mme la Guillotine, A Revolutionary Tour of Paris by Time Traveler Tours, LLC: has been named a Top 10 2011 App by School Library Journal. iPhone
French Word Wizard by Pierre – L’Escapedou: is App of the Week in France! iPhone and iPad

The Jellybean Tunes App Report: Volume 7

We have yet another great selection of family-friendly apps from the industrious members of Moms With Apps in this seventh installment of the app report.

The fable, Little Blue Jackal leads off our book section.  Read tales of friendship and trust in Open Wide Snap and Hide Run Growl.  Or search for Another Monster at the End of This Book with Grover and Elmo of Sesame Street.

In Education, kids can learn to spell in one of seven different languages with Smart Speller.  Preschoolers can engage in a variety of early-learning activities with Alien Buddies.

Take a journey with Roxie’s a-MAZE-ing Vacation Adventures in Games.  Want to learn to play piano by ear?  Perfect Pitch Piano has you covered in the music section.

Finally, those looking to get a start on the holiday season can listen to many different stories with Tales2Go, or immerse themselves in the Christmas Song Machine.

Click on the links to find out more about each app.  If you find an app you like, remember to write a review on iTunes.  The developers will thank you for it.

– Garry Froehlich | Jellybean Tunes

Books

Little Blue Jackal (for iPad) - by Niyaa Little Blue Jackal by Niyaa: Classic animal fable with beautiful illustration and kid’s voice for narration. The fable teaches that how we look does not change who we really are. Two little birds follow the Jackal throughout the story and you can tap on them in a fun and interactive way to hear their own story. iPad
Another Monster at the End of This Book...Starring Grover & Elmo! Another Monster at the End of This Book by Sesame Street: There’s something waiting at the end of this book. Could it be… a monster?!? Lovable, furry old Grover is about to find out – and he’s bringing his equally lovable and furry friend Elmo with him! iPhone and iPad
Hide Run Growl Hide Run Growl by Kid-estorybooks: Mummy tiger has hurt her paw. The little tiger cub must go hunting alone for the first time. But all the animals the tiger cub sees are much too long, too fierce or too big, all except for one…. Creative animation and audio bring to life this story of friendship and helping one another, this app will suit the learning abilities of children from ages 2-7. iPhone and iPad
Open Wide Snap Open Wide Snap by Kid-estorybooks: This crocodile needs to clean his teeth before they all go bad. But he just can’t reach all the ones at the back. The crocodile decides to find a helper. He meets many animals on his journey, but none of them are keen to help a reptile of his reputation – except for one. iPhone and iPad

Education

Christmas Song Machine HD Christmas Song Machine by Genera Kids: Christmas carols, games, presents and many more surprises are waiting for you in this seasonal journey which will delight the youngest members of the household. With songs in original scenes and many elements for interaction… because there is no better way to learn than through play! iPad
Tales2Go - Happy Holidays Tales2Go – Happy Holidays by Tales2Go LLC: A selection of twenty seasonal stories culled from the Tales2Go library, which gives teachers and parents instant and unlimited access to over 1,600 audio stories from leading publishers and storytellers to play on Apple mobile devices in the classroom and beyond. Stories include A Christmas Carol, Clifford’s Christmas, The Gift of the Magi, The Great Sled Race, The Brave Tin Soldier, The Red Coat, The Story of Hanukkah, The Night Before Christmas and The Winter Cherries. iPhone
Smart Speller English HD Smart Speller by EduKidsApps: Learning to spell has never been so much fun with the new Smart Speller English HD from EduKidsApps! This simple to use and effective interactive learning game was created by parents for parents to help their children learn to correctly pronounce and spell words and letters. Editor’s note: there are separate versions of this app for English, German, Italian, French, Polish, Ukrainian and Russian! English versions are linked here.
iPad iPhone Android
Alien Buddies Alien Buddies by Artgig Studio: A fun out-of-this-world early learning app for kids ages 3-7. Alien Buddies is designed with a variety of learning games and play modes. Matching: color, shape, letter and number recognition (audio and visual modes). Dot to Dot: sequential counting, fine motor skills. Stickers: creative free play, fine motor skills (over 40 stickers and 8 landscapes). And we think you’ll like the cute and quirky aliens too. iPhone and iPad

Games

Roxie's a-MAZE-ing Vacation Adventures Roxie’s a-MAZE-ing Vacation Adventures by OCG Studios: Your journey starts by driving a car. Find your way through the different land- and cityscapes and stumble upon challenges where you might have to use planes, boats and balloons to continue into this a-MAZE-ing adventure.
Along the way, search for letters, penguins, numbers, ice cream trucks, and lots of other cool surprises, animated by sounds and lively music. Every time you play you’ll find new things. iPad

Music

Perfect Pitch Piano Perfect Pitch Piano by Brad Jasper: Perfect Pitch Piano is an iPhone/iPad/iPod game for learning to play piano by ear! It plays a melody and you play it back. It’s simple and fun. It starts easy with songs like Twinkle Twinkle Little Star and gets harder as you go. iPhone and iPad

The Jellybean Tunes App Report: Volume 6

As I look through all of the new family-friendly apps for this sixth installment of the App Report, I’m once again impressed by the diversity of releases.

The preschool set can read about Mother Goose or Peek-A-Zoo.  They can play with animated words, steer a butterfly or learn about vehicles.  Slightly older kids can go on a coastal quest, explore space with the Cat in the Hat, practice math skills, or create picture books.

Even older kids can delve back to 560 BC and explore the intricacies of the Magic Square. Families can keep in touch with caregivers with HeartStrings Mobile, or interact directly with each other over a Photo Table.

Finally, your very own Jellybean Tunes is excited to bring you a little musical magic with Christmas Piano, just in time for the holiday season.

Click on the links to find out more about each app.  If you find an app you like, remember to write a review on iTunes.

– Garry Froehlich | Jellybean Tunes

Books

Mother Goose On The Loose HD - A Story and Activity Book Mother Goose on the Loose by G S Phinest: “Mother Goose on the Loose” is an interactive rhyming story and activity book for children. Read it yourself or let the narrator read to you. Play exciting and educational games based on the story: spelling, missing letters, memory matching, and more. iPad
Peek-a-Zoo - by Duck Duck Moose Peek-a-Zoo by Duck Duck Moose: Play Peek-a-Zoo where animals are dancing, eating, wagging their tails, wearing sunglasses, sleeping, and much much more! Designed for toddlers, Peek-a-Zoo encourages children to learn the names of animals and identify different details, such as actions, emotions, positions, and attire. iPhone
Coastal Quest Coastal Quest by Hamson Design Group Pty Ltd: A trip to the beach becomes an important adventure. Can you find the clues to help a sea creature in trouble? Explore the different locations at the beach, such as the pier, the caves, the rockpools and the coral reef, and choose the direction the story takes (like the “Choose Your Own Adventure” format), as YOU try to help a sea creature in distress… iPhone and iPad

Education

Math Plus Minus Math Plus Minus by pkclSoft: Math Plus Minus allows your kids to practice basic addition and subtraction by asking simple questions, and providing multiple choice answers. You have complete control over how many questions make up a game, and how large the numbers are that comprise the questions. iPhone and iPad
Noodle Words - Active Word Game Set 1 Noodle Words by NoodleWorks: Dance! Noodle Bugs Dance! The first in a series of animated Word Toys, Noodle Words encourages kids to discover word meanings like they never have before. Through interactive play, our words come to life as the Noodle Bugs demonstrate word meanings with their highly animated antics. iPad
There’s No Place Like Space!: All About Our Solar System There’s No Place Like Space! by Oceanhouse Media: There’s No Place Like Space! kicks off an exciting new series of animated omBooks from The Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library. Children can follow along as the Cat in the Hat takes Sally and Dick on a trip though the solar system, visiting each planet and learning fun facts along the way. iPhone and iPad
Bugs and Buttons Bugs and Buttons by Little Bit Studio, LLC.: It’s fun. It’s unique. Its educational. It has bugs! The kind of bugs that look real and scurry around. Where else can you pick up a tarantula or steer a butterfly? The app goes beyond simply great graphics and beautiful music by engaging children through intriguing game play that progressively adapts to their skill level. iPhone and iPad
HeartStrings Mobile Parent Version HeartStrings Mobile by Appitudez, Inc.: HeartStrings Mobile streamlines the daily activities of early educators and care providers, while also enhancing the important parent-provider relationship. It consists of two apps (one for the Facility and one for the Parents). Facility Version (iPhone) Parent Version (iPhone)
Picturebook: School Edition Picturebook: School Edition by Maplekey Company, LLC: Picturebook features cute illustrations and intuitive controls for authors of all ages. Authors have an open canvas for their imagination and parents can create and then read stories to their children. Picturebook users can also collaborate on their stories by passing them back and forth. Over 200 included illustration to use in your stories! iPhone and iPad

Games

Squared Away! Squared Away! by Binary Bake Sale LLC: In 560 BC, Chinese mathematicians discovered the Magic Square, a matrix of numbers that produces identical sums in every direction. Since that time, Magic Squares of all varieties have been discovered all over the world. In “Squared Away!” there are over 900 Magic Square solutions for you to discover. Simply rearrange the tiles numbered 1 through 16 so that the rows, columns and diagonals all add up to 34. Sound easy? We’ll let you be the judge of that-there are over 20 trillion possible combinations! iPhone
My First App Vehicles My First App Vehicles by appp media: Three great games are featuring lots of vehicles (police car, truck, horse carriage, loader… ) in awesome pictures. No language skills are required. Navigate the app by selecting symbols – even preschool children can play without help. This app features three games: a puzzle, a turning game and a handheld pinball. iPhone

Music

Christmas Kid's Piano - Festive Songs, Carols and Sounds of the Season Christmas Kid’s Piano by Jellybean Tunes: Play popular Christmas carols in three different themes using nine different instruments, listen to the beautiful background tracks, find the hidden sounds, then put it all together to create your own magical holiday music. Our themed piano incorporates songs, background music choices, instruments, sounds and images designed to work together to make it easy for kids to create their own music that evokes the holiday season. iPhone and iPad

Photo and Video

Photo Table Photo Table by Paul Solt: Play with your photos on a virtual tabletop. Tap, zoom, flick, rotate, and drag images around the table and share your experiences with family and friends. Photo Table is a multi-touch interactive slideshow that uses all ten fingers. iPhone and iPad

Apps on New Platforms

25-in-1 free educative games (game previews, includes In App Purchases) by Alexandre Minard: Now available for iPhone
Puzzle Pop by Duck Duck Moose: Now available for iPad

The Jellybean Tunes App Report: Volume 5

The App Report moves into its second month.  It’s fun seeing all the new family-friendly apps from the Moms With Apps members each week and I hope you’re enjoying it as well.

Diving right in, Tacky the Penguin returns in a new adventure, and Little Lilly debuts in a book by Extra Special Kids.  Children can help find Bear, and then help save the planet.  uTales brings their publishing platform to the iPhone and iPad, featuring more books than I could possibly list here.

Kids can learn their ABCs, or move up to reading common words in our Education section.  They can fly across Europe while learning geography, create their own colors in a dinosaur coloring book, or record their own ‘Doodlecast’ as they draw their own masterpieces.

Puzzle lovers can look to the Games section where they can “deduce a whole picture from a tiny fragment,” or find shortcuts in a maze.

Finally, if you have a child that loves firefighters and fire trucks, 2BME Studios offers up a look inside a fire station.

Click on the links to find out more about each app.  If you find an app you like, remember to write a review on iTunes.

– Garry Froehlich | Jellybean Tunes

Books

Tacky and the Emperor Tacky and the Emperor by Oceanhouse Media: It’s common knowledge that Tacky was never the best-dressed penguin, but when he and his friends prepare for the arrival of the emperor, Tacky gets carried away and ends up in more than just elegant attire! Enjoy this wacky addition to Tacky’s myriad adventures in which friendship, kindness, and laughter always win out! iPhone and iPad
uTales uTales by uTales AB: uTales is a new world of digital picture books for kids, driven by a worldwide community of more than 1,000 professional authors and illustrators. All books can be accessed on uTales.com and in the new free uTales app. Also, uTales partners with the non-profit Pencils of Promise to help build schools in developing countries. iPhone and iPad
Little Lilly's Touch Book Little Lilly’s Touch Book by Extra Special Kids, LLC.: Do you know a kid who hates walking on grass? Thinks sand feels yucky beneath their feet?
Meet Lilly – a little girl who loves to boogie barefoot but hates the feeling of just about everything she touches! Award-winning writer Pamela Sloane-Bradbury and veteran cartoonist Allison Garwood created these fun, witty, picture books as a way of helping children with limitations understand their behavior better in a positive and engaging way while boosting their self-esteem. iPad
Not Without Bear Not Without Bear by appropo: Audrey loves to play imaginative games with her favorite Bear, but at bedtime Bear is missing. Young readers can open doors, move bushes, bounce Audrey’s toys and put them back in the basket, sparkle jewels, play a tune on musical treasures, and perform other interactions as they help Audrey and Mama search for Bear, then tuck him in and turn out the light. iPad
EcoZico EcoZico by Silver Angel Publishing: Eco Zico tells the story of Zico, a superhero who goes on a mission to save planet Earth. This superhero story with a twist shows children how everyday actions can make a difference to the world around them and includes useful tips from Eco Zico on how children can help save the world too. iPad

Education

Word Match! Word Match! by Sabi: Word Match engages your 4 to 7 year old in recognizing and identifying commonly read words. Each of the sixty levels introduces your child to a common reading word within a fun and interactive setting. The joy of reading is promoted through a game in which a hungry frog needs your child’s help to feed him flies. iPhone
Doodlecast for Kids Doodlecast for Kids by zinc Roe: Doodlecast is the first drawing app that records your voice as you draw. You can then play back your drawing and even export it to share with friends. The Doodlecast For Kids App comes with more than 20 drawing prompts – simple questions designed to give kids a starting point. Kids can choose from one of the prompts or start a drawing from scratch. The app records the entire drawing process along with audio from the microphone to create videos up to three minutes long. iPhone and iPad
Color Mix (Dinosaur) -- Kids Educational Coloring Book App - Paint & Draw coloring pages of dinosaurs while learning dino colors -- by A+ Kid Apps & Educational Games (for iPhone/iPod Touch) Color Mix (Dinosaur) by A+ Kids Apps & Educational Games, LLC: Children love learning that Red and Blue can be mixed to make Purple. Add some Black and it’s a Dark Purple! Other apps only let your children choose a crayon color. Color mixing allows them to explore their creativity by learning to mix colors and then paint “masterpieces” with them. Using 5 basic paint colors on the palette, a child can mix them to make any color they imagine, then use the saved colors to paint! iPhone, iPad
LearnEarly LearnEarly by Megatronic Games: LearnEarly helps young children learn simple shapes, colours, sounds, letters, words and numbers. Have your child simply tap the objects on screen to hear the pronunciation. Contains flashcards for the alphabet with colourful artwork, numbers 1 through 10, simple geometric shapes, 14 different colours, 10 musical instruments with sample sounds, letter flashcards with phonic and descriptive sounds. iPhone and iPad
Topo Europe HD Topo Europe HD by TopoMonkey: Topo Europe HD helps to learn the countries, capitals and big cities of Europe in a fun and educational way! The goal is to fly your airplane over the map of Europe, looking for countries or cities. The game has a practice-mode and a time race-mode in which the goal is the beat the high scores. iPad
YouLearn ABC YouLearn ABC by Applike Solutions AB: YouLearn ABC is a fun way for your child to learn to spell their first words and learn what the images represents. YouLearn ABC contains 30 different words with associated pictures, sound effects and pronunciations. It contains four different languages; Swedish, English, Russian and Ukrainian. iPhone iPad

Games

Guess What!! Guess What! by BlueFinger: A Great Quiz Game for the whole Family!
The aim is to deduce the whole picture from a tiny fragment. You can find the correct answer by looking at a part of the whole picture with a small magnifying glass. The faster you find the answer, the greater your reward. iPhone
2BME Firefighter 2BME Firefighter! by 2BME Studios: An immersive 3D look into the daily duties of a Firefighter, complete with bright colorful graphics, custom sound effects and more to keep your child engaged. 2BME Studios puts a unique twist on role playing, allowing your child’s imagination to flourish, focusing on both education and fun. iPhone and iPad
ChooChoo Puzzles HD ChooChoo Puzzles HD by Onelamp Studio: Choochoo Puzzles contains 24 puzzle games. A tricky educational game is designed for preschoolers to mind their steps and find the ideal shortcuts in the maze. Either children or adult could get fun of playing the games of different levels, easy, medium and difficult. Now play games together with your kids, and get badges from your achievements. iPad

Apps on New Platforms

Giddy Ghost and Whimsical Witch by PixelMat: Now available for Android on Amazon
Boogie Bugs by Twiny Vine: Now available for iPhone

The Jellybean Tunes App Report

Welcome to the fourth installment of the App Report returning this week with even more family-friendly apps. The Moms With Apps community is growing, and this week new members have brought a generous helping of apps with them.

Kids can read about the Princess and the Frog, follow the adventures of a felt bear across Europe, or insert themselves into a story book.  In Education, they can create circus characters, find out just what is inside that egg, or join Emma on her journey through Africa.

In time for the season, we have an Advent calendar in Entertainment, along with the intriguingly named Bugs and Dolls.  Onelamp Studio has created a pair of games for young children focusing on math, numbers and letters.  Finally, My First Studio, music producers from Australia, brings three new apps to allow youngsters to create electronic music.

Click on the links to find out more about each app.  If you find an app you like, remember to leave a review on iTunes.

– Garry Froehlich | Jellybean Tunes

Books

The Princess and the Frog - based on the tale by Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm The Princess and the Frog by Alexandre Minard: Once upon a time there was a young Princess who was extremely beautiful. She loved to play above anything else, and her most favourite toy was a golden ball, given to her by her fairy god-mother. She took it everywhere with her, throwing and catching it as she went. The universal tale is told in five languages (English, French, Spanish, Italian and German). iPad
The adventurous journey of Bobik Bombastinov The adventurous journey of Bobik Bombastinov by JustKidsApps: Join Bobik, the crafted felt bear, on his 45 pages long journey from Kiev (Ukraine) to Zurich (Switzerland). Made up of photo compositions with a crafted felt bear, this funny book by Viviane Dommann will delight young and old alike.
Bilingual text in German and English. iPad
JibJab Jr. Books JibJab Jr. Books by JibJab Media Inc.: With JibJab Jr. Books, you can make your child the star of the show. In just a few simple swipes, you can create personalized storybooks that feature your child’s face and name. Your child will be enthralled by the great stories, colorful art, and awesome animations in every JibJab Jr. book. iPad

Education

Oddballz Circus Oddballz Circus by Oddballz Apps: Created by parents, Oddballz At The Circus is a playful, educational app. With a swiping motion, children mix and match heads, bodies, and feet to make their own circus characters! Along the way, they can poke the animals to make them roar, chirp, or tweet, as well as getting balls to bounce, clowns to jump, and many other surprises. iPhone and iPad
Baby Eggs - Play & Learn Baby Eggs – Play & Learn by Moo Moo Lab LLC: Come and find out who is inside each egg! The animals are revealed through interaction. Simply tap the egg to see who is hiding inside. Learn these animal names together with your little one! Whether you’re teaching your child a second language or just want to help him/her learn new words, the app has the option to select from four languages-English, Spanish, French, and Mandarin. iPhone
Book Puzzle - Emma in Africa HD Book Puzzle – Emma in Africa HD by Tropisounds: “Emma in Africa” is the first of a series of Book Puzzles, brought to you by the creators of the award winning and best selling Wood Puzzle apps. It’s a simulated short children’s book that combines amazing images, sounds, music and puzzles, keeping kids entertained and encouraging them to read with its multimedia approach to learning. iPad

Entertainment

Advent Calendar 2011 Advent Calendar 2011 by JustKidsApps: With over 100 pages and behind each window a Christmas short story, a recipe, a little game, an idea for handicraft or a poem, the calendar has something in store for everyone in the family. Zoom into the beautiful and amusing illustrations by Viviane Dommann to see all the details. Her illustrations combine Christmas characters with characters from fairy tales in a funny and whimsical way you probably have never seen before! iPad
Bugs and Dolls Bugs and Dolls by Monkey Prism: Combining beautifully-rendered drawings with engaging audio elements, this new app will surely be a hit with children of any age. Three ways to play. “Sound Box Mode” – touch the objects for fun sounds. “Word Mode” – touch and hear the word read back to you. “Quiz Mode” – answer the questions by touching the screen. iPhone iPad

Games

Math Color HD - Coloring Book for Kids to Learn Math Math Color HD by Onelamp Studio: By playing with the coloring games, the child will study mathematics without even noticing, he will learn to recognize colors, materials, will learn English, and etc. Cute animals, objects, and interesting animations can fully attract the child’s attention; and succeed in the purpose of learning through playing, and playing while learning. iPad
Happy Connect Happy Connect by Onelamp Studio: “Happy Connect” provides children the best online games; kids in the game can improve cognitive ability, expand their imagination, and learn English. Through numbers and letters children are helped to establish connections, and thus get more confidence by playing games. iPad

Music

Play Box Play Box by My First Studio: Teach your kids the joy of sample based music with this fun creative toy. Play rhythms, bass, xylophone, guitar, and even a cat, dog, or cow. Created in conjunction with Music Vs Physics, Play Box is a soundboard of fun samples and exciting musical concepts. iPhone and iPad
Beak Box Beak Box by My First Studio: These beat boxing baby chickens are a fun, yet fully functional, drum machine. Peck out your own beats live or sequence the chics to create cute animated rhythms. Created in conjunction with Music Vs Physics, Beak Box teaches children the basics of writing their own drum beats in a playful environment. iPhone and iPad
Scribble Synth Scribble Synth by My First Studio: Teach your kids the joy of noodling around on a synth by doodling around on a synth. Created in conjunction with Music Vs Physics, this waveform synthesizer is controlled by scribbling and converts your child’s drawn line to a synth line in real-time. Each colour represents a different waveform and they can select from six different arpeggiated scales. iPhone and iPad