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

The Jellybean Tunes App Report

The Jellybean Tunes App Report returns for the third time with a fresh batch of new family-friendly apps from the highly productive Moms With Apps members.

We have a wonderful collection of books, headlined by none other than a certain famous train, but also including a charming group of teddy bears, dolls, bookworms and aquatic creatures, plus a book that knows if it is day or night.  We have counting, farm animals, memory games and sticker books in Education.  In Games we have apps that ask you to physically get up and move, ghosts, animals, and an invitation to save a coral reef.

It’s always great to see more music apps (hey, we’re Jellybean Tunes after all).  Can you make music from insects and frogs?

The highlight of the week is a group of apps for older kids, including a rhyming word game, an app to make your own comics, and an educational board game focusing on math skills.

Click the links to read more about each app.  Remember, if you purchase an app, please leave a review.

– Garry Froehlich | Jellybean Tunes

Books

Thomas & Friends: Day of the Diesels Thomas & Friends: Day of the Diesels by Callaway Digital Arts, Inc.: It’s Steamies and Diesels in this brand-new interactive adventure starring Thomas, Percy, and all of your favorite engines. Read, watch, listen, and play with multi-touch animation, CGI video, painting, puzzles, and games. iPhone and iPad
Mousey Howsee and the Rescuers Mousey Howsee and the Rescuers by Realversus UAB: This is the first book ever, that changes according to the time of the day. It knows if it’s winter or summer. Mousey Howsee invites you to solve educational riddles, play interactive games and experience many more unexpected adventures. Only you can help Mousey Howsee to survive. iPad
Elmer and the Lost Teddy Elmer and the Lost Teddy by Oceanhouse Media: One night, Elmer hears the sound of crying. It’s Baby Elephant and he can’t sleep because he has lost his teddy. Elmer lends Baby Elephant his teddy for the night and searches for the lost teddy the next day. His cousin, Wilbur, gets involved in the search and plays a joke on Elmer as usual, but one that helps Elmer find the missing teddy bear just in time for bed! iPhone and iPad
Marcel Marcel by KidsAndBeyond, LLC.: This fanciful story begins in winter, when Marcel, the bookworm, finds shelter from the cold in a magical apple that spills out books for Marcel to read. Thus begins Marcel’s adventure, as he travels in his apple home through a year of changing seasons, bringing books to his fellow creatures wherever he goes. iPad
In the Middle of the Lake In the Middle of the Lake by PicPocket Books: The environment of a tranquil lake is the setting for this story, and the home of a fish as we observe him searching for food. His exploration leads him to a place he’s never been before. This sensitive and beautifully illustrated tale introduces the balance and rhythm of nature for young children. iPad
Patchy Patchy by crossroad solutions: Patchy, a little patch doll, has been left behind in an abandoned house. So he sits by himself, and watches the world outside through the window in front of him. One day all of that changes. Patchy hears a little girl cry one rainy evening. He decides to cheer her up, and does the most wonderful thing a Patch doll could ever do. iPad

Education

Farm Buddies Farm Buddies by Megatronic Games: Farm Buddies is a fun and intuitive learning experience for toddlers and pre-schoolers, combining simple child-friendly artwork with interactive farmyard sounds. Simply touch the animal to hear the sound they make, or touch the little fact to hear what they do.
This app is designed to help teach children to identify and label simple farm animals by listening to the descriptive audio definitions. iPhone and iPad
Buildo Rescue Sticker Book Buildo Rescue Sticker Book by JAJDO AB: Imagination and creativity are the greatest gifts our children have. ‘Buildo Rescue’ features 103 hand designed, full-color stickers themed around the Emergency & Rescue Services. There are boats, police cars, ambulances, helicopters, jet skis, scuba divers, doctors, nurses and loads more to choose between! Simply drag a sticker into one of four panoramic soundscapes and watch as an imaginary world comes to life! iPhone and iPad
Count To 20 Count to 20 by Elusive Promotions: This application has been designed to help your child learn their numbers to 20, through listening, counting, reading and writing. It has been made by teachers with extensive experience of improving numeracy levels of children within schools. iPad
Memory Train Memory Train by Piikea St. LLC: Hop on the train with Spacey the elephant and help him focus his memory while on the way to the circus. Memorize the characteristics of objects passing by and recall them to earn stars, badges, and peanuts. Along the way, kids may find a few surprises! iPhone and iPad

Games

Murky Reef Lite - Reading, Math & Logic Games Murky Reef Lite – Reading, Math & Logic Games by Frolyc: Have your kids explore Murky Reef and save it from destruction by overcoming Language, Math and Critical thinking challenges. Armed with their ability to think and their agility on the iPad, your kid overpowers the ravenous shark Ogee and saves the coral reef! Win beautiful sea creatures as you play. iPad
Pop & Dodge Pop & Dodge by Digido Interactive Inc.: Time to get up and get active! Stand up and jump (literally!) in this physical activity game to help Beeker the Penguin avoid getting hit by deadly red dodgeballs. Time your jumps just right, and you’ll pick up coins that can be used to buy powerups. Be careful – 3 hits and you’re out! iPhone
MotionMaze Trick or Treat MotionMaze Trick or Treat by Digido Interactive Inc.: Eek! Boo the Ghost is lost in the graveyard and needs your help. Stand up and walk or jog in place to move Boo through various graveyard mazes. Move it! iPhone
Owl'oween Hustle Owl’oween Hustle by AppParent.ly: Oh no! Orly the Owl has dropped all of his halloween candy! Help him find his lost candy! Watch out for the other trick or treating owls on your way! Use your iOS device to help Orly navigate through the obstacles and collect as many points as you can before being “tricked!” iPhone
Hand Painted - Animals Hand Painted – Animals by Hachisoft Corporation: Let your kids join in an animal adventure as they play this interactive and educational game! Your child will learn animal and letter recognition, basic biology, concentration and reasoning while immersed in original artwork. iPad

Music

Boogie Bugs Boogie Bugs by Twiny Vine Apps: Tap to the rhythms of insects and frogs, each with its own unique nature inspired sound. Turn them all on or select a different group each time you play. Requires no musical experience, just a desire to jam. iPad

Apps for Older Kids

Jixu Math Jixu Math by Flowedo Bvba: Jixu is a board game designed for kids between 7 and 12 years old. It brings real board and digital gaming together and teaches children to solve problems by using mathematical operations. The game is designed to interact with children like a real board game. Picking up the pawns, doing math, taking down scores, etc. This way we keep the values of real board games and don’t loose aspects of creating social skills. iPad
Comixer Zombies - Comics Mixer Comixer Zombies – Comics Mixer by Comixer LLC: Create terrifying and hilarious comics with Comixer Zombies – Comics Mixer. Mix and match comic panels to make an infinite number of creepy comic strips. Choose from dozens of panels drawn by renowned cartoonist Travis Nichols, creator of The Monster Doodle Book. Produced by former editors of Nickelodeon Magazine. iPad
Rhymo Rhymo by Burst Labs: Like word games? You’ve never played one like this. Quick! How many words do you know that rhyme with ‘mode’? How about ‘flicker’? Flex those brain muscles with four addictive levels in this unique rhyming game. Quick wit and fast reflexes are the keys to victory. Got rhymes? Get Rhymo! iPhone

The Jellybean Tunes App Report

Welcome to the second installment of the App Report showcasing family-friendly apps from our Moms With Apps members.  After last week’s bonanza, we have a smaller, but no less exciting selection of apps for you this week.

Halloween is right around the corner. Ghosts, pumpkins, costume parties and spooky stories abound in everything from Books to Education, Entertainment and Games. We even have the Scariest Halloween Story Ever.

Naturally, such a diverse group of developers is also looking beyond the latest holiday.  There are crossword puzzles for kids, cartoon faces, musical animals, and the Ten Commandments. Finally, Duck Duck Moose has been busy, releasing their ninth iPhone app.  Find it in the Games category.

As always, click the links to find the prices for the apps, which may change at any time. And remember, if you purchase an app, please leave a review.

– Garry Froehlich | Jellybean Tunes

Books

Elly Book 9 Elly Book 9 by Dipali Vaidya: Elly’s back with her 9th adventure, this time she’s been invited to a spookily themed costume party by her friend Fin – but what to go as? iPhone and iPad
Tacky Goes to Camp Tacky Goes to Camp by Oceanhouse Media: Tacky and his fellow penguins are off to summer camp in Nice Icy Land to enjoy themselves while Rock Hopping, Line Dancing, and playing Capture the Ice Cube. But after going to bed, something straight out of one of their scary stories pays the sleeping penguins a visit. iPhone and iPad
The Scariest Halloween Story Ever! The Scariest Halloween Story Ever! by 3CD: The Scariest Halloween Story Ever! Follow Candy Corn Man on a reading adventure full of interactive Halloween surprises and unexpected turns. This new interactive book app from 3CD is just the right mix of spooky and funny. iPad
Giddy Ghost and Whimsical Witch Giddy Ghost and Whimsical Witch by PixelMat: Giddy Boooooo! Potiony Potion, Set into Motion!! Help Giddy Ghost get up when he falls down. Watch him vanish and bumble his way around. Help cast spells and conjure potions using jars of toads, slime, gooey goo, bats, tails, Witch Mix … especially Witch Fiery Mix! iPad
Urki, beyond the forest Urki, beyond the forest by PixelMoon: A new way of reading has come to your iPad. PixelMoon presents “Urki beyond the forest”, an original video game book, full of adventure, fantastic creatures and sense of humour. Written in English and Spanish and intended for 7-11 years old readers. iPad

Education

Miniville's Halloween Match Game MiniVille’s Halloween Match Game by John Jumper: With a fun soundtrack and delightful 3D illustrations of ghosts and pumpkins this is sure to delight any child and enhance the Halloween season! Each successful match plays a fun halloween sound effect and a completed puzzle takes them to a playful sound effect scene! iPhone and iPad
God's Ten Commandments Pictures Book God’s Ten Commandments Pictures Book by Apps Cyclone: God’s Ten Commandments application presents God’s Ten Commandments in a very attractive way: nice, high quality pictures, sounds and music. The app also includes an enjoyable game which you can play and have fun together. iPad

Entertainment

My Pumpkins My Pumpkins by Electric Sugar: Choose a pumpkin and press the play button to light a candle, hear creepy Halloween music, and see a spooky friend appear. Swipe across the screen to view different pumpkins, rotate your iPad to switch between tall and wide ones. iPad

Games

Arthur & Charles Present Create & Play Arthur & Charles Present Create & Play by Moopf: A fun and happy app for the whole family! Let your imagination run wild creating unique cartoon faces from over 400 billion possible combinations. Use your wild, whacky, beautiful creations in the memory challenging Card Match, the fast paced Match 3, or test your powers of observation in the Patterns games. iPhone and iPad
Giggle Ghosts Giggle Ghosts by Busy Bee Studios: Help the Giggle Ghosts get to the party in time! Bounce, drag and giggle away as you try to get all 20 ghosts to the party – then see what surprises await you once you’re there! This arcade inspired counting game is designed just for preschoolers and young children learning to count, with a strong reward at the end to keep them engaged as they learn. iPad
Happi Spells - Crossword Puzzles for Kids by Happi Papi Happi Spells – Crossword Puzzles for Kids by Happi Papi: “Happi Spells” is the crossword spelling game where kids can practice spelling in a fun and exciting way by dragging letter tiles on to 48 different mini crossword puzzles. Compete for “snails” and try to improve your own high score. iPhone iPad
Puzzle Pop - by Duck Duck Moose Puzzle Pop by Duck Duck Moose: Animated Puzzles! Puzzle Pop brings puzzles to life for kids ages 3 to 99! Puzzle pieces show animated dancing animals, flying birds, jumping cows, and much more. 27 levels of puzzles for different ages and abilities. Lively jazz versions of popular kids songs, made exclusively for this app with guitar, drums, and cello. iPhone
Pianimals Pianimals by MBXGames: Pianimals is a fun and educational way for your child or toddler to learn about music and animals. Tap on the animals to play the piano, animal voices or animal names. iPhone and iPad

The Jellybean Tunes App Report

Welcome to the very first installment of the Jellybean Tunes App Report!  This column will highlight the incredible selection of new, family friendly apps from our Moms With Apps members.

This week is all about diversity.  In fact, there is far more diversity than I realized when I started this project.  There are of course many apps for the iPhone and iPad, but also a growing number of Android apps, and even something new for the Nook.

We have a wonderful selection of not-too-scary books in time for Halloween, and Miss Melody Kitty makes her return.  Learn to draw animals, mix music, sharpen math skills and more in our Education section.  There are puzzles, bubbles, cars and matching games awaiting you in Games.  Make chores fun, manage an allowance, or design your own Lucha Libra mask (how cool is that?).  There’s even an entry in the Music section from your humble Jellybeans.

Did I mention that Duck Duck Moose has released an album of children’s music, plus an Android version of their incredibly popular Wheels on the Bus app?  Make sure you read to the end.

If you purchase an app, remember to leave a review! For the latest prices (which often change) please click to the iTunes App Descriptions for each app using the links below.

– Garry Froehlich | Jellybean Tunes

Nook Color

DoReMemory by Stacey Jett: DoReMemory is an educational tool for learning music notes on the treble and bass clefs. It’s designed to be fun and rewarding for kids just starting out learning piano. Nook

Books

The Berenstain Bears Go on a Ghost Walk by Oceanhouse Media: As the Ghost Walk approaches, will Papa Bear learn the hard way that one bear’s fun is another bear’s nightmare? BOO!
iPhone and iPad
Android
The Three Pandas Animated Storybook The Three Pandas Animated Storybook by See Here Studios LLC: The Three Pandas is an animated interactive bilingual (English and Chinese) storybook adapted from the Goldilocks and the Three Bears fable transplanted to the bamboo forests of China.
iPhone and iPad
Miss Melody Kitty's Daydream Adventures Miss Melody Kitty’s Daydream Adventures by Spirit-led Designs: A storybook app for the iPad about a special cat who loves to daydream, and is always wishing she could be something other than who she is. Then one day she discovers something very special about herself. Includes a sign language video. iPad
Chrissie's Shell HD Chrissie’s Shell HD by PicPocket Books: “Chrissie’s Shell” is an inspiring story about finding one’s own God-given worth instead of looking at one’s limitations.
iPad
 Boo! by PicPocket Books: Halloween with Sophie and Sam is magical. Come meet the owls, pumpkins and ghosts on Halloween night with a playfully spooky (but not scary) rhyming tale.
iPhone
iPad
 Go Away, Big Green Monster! by Night & Day Studios, Inc.: Turn scary into silly this Halloween when Ed Emberley’s beloved and best-selling book, Go Away, Big Green Monster!, comes to mobile.
iPhone
iPad
 Cherry Tree by Ridili GmbH: The imaginative and funny animated story about a little girl and her beloved cherry tree is available in four languages (English, German, Russian, French). Every scene offers hidden movement and sound effects for the little reader to discover. iPhone
iPad

Education

 25-in-1 free educational games HD by A&R Entertainment: 25-in-1 Free Educational Games HD 1.0 for iPad offers the perfect opportunity to try out 25 different best-selling games from A&R Entertainment for free.
iPad
 Murky Reef: Reading, Math & Logic Games by Frolyc: Puff, a pufferfish and his friends live in Murky Reef. You must answer questions and help Puff stop a ravenous grey reef shark’s repeated attacks. Can you save the reef?
iPad
 Tap Times Tables by pkclSoft: Learn your times tables with a fun and well-paced memory game. Includes Game Center achievements and leaderboards.
iPhone and iPad
 Subtracting Sardines HD by Operatio: Solve math subtraction from 1-9 right up to 9-9. Count from -8 to 8, both visually and verbally (US English). From the makers of Adding Apples.
iPad
 Toddler Activity Island by EduGame UK: Activity Island features four entertaining games which enhances children’s knowledge of basic numeracy, promotes visual discrimination skills and allows the development of creativity.
iPhone
 Color Mix (Halloween) by A+ Kids Apps & Educational Games, LLC: 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
 Cool Backyard Animals by Cool Baby Apps: Take a stroll with our mascot Shortie the Westie as he asks the suspenseful question: “What’s that!?” introducing animals your little one can readily identify outside!
iPhone, Android and Amazon
 DJ Mix Kids by Technolio Inc.: This app turns the iPad/iPhone into a fun musical mixer where children can modify a song they know by adding different beats, percussion instruments, effects and even their own voice (on iPad)!
iPhone and iPad
 iLuv Drawing Animals – Learn to draw 40 animals by MyVijan LLC: Does your child love to draw? They can learn to draw animals by tracing over the simple steps. Encourage their creativity by helping them learn with this easy to use drawing and coloring application.
iPad
 Puzzleography by Free Range Eggheads: Puzzleography is an open ended puzzle style geography app! With tons of content and multiple levels, it’s sure to be challenging and entertaining for kids age 1 to 101.
iPad
 JANES ABCs 123s by JANES Works Co.: JANES ABCs 123s is a set of interactive flash cards, developed mainly to teach children their ABCs and letter sounds to prepare children for reading. The program also includes Numbers, Colors, and Shapes.
iPhone and iPad
Android
Trunky learns letters by Serious Games Interactive: Learning over 200+ Dolch Words (High Frequency) will help your child learn to read better. In the game children must navigate Trunky to find the right letters for a word, and of course Trunky gets thrilled when you succeed.
iPhone and iPad
Trunky learns numbers by Serious Games Interactive: In the game children must navigate Trunky to find the right numbers for algebra questions, and of course Trunky gets thrilled when you succeed. Developed in collaboration with experts in game-based learning.
iPhone and iPad

Entertainment

 Lucha Libra USA: Make you own Masked Warrior by Night & Day Studios, Inc.: Ever dream of stepping into the ring and becoming a Luchastar? Or wearing a mask and creating your own persona to show off to your family and friends? In the Lucha Libre USA Make Your Own Masked Warrior, you can create your very own personalized character and intimidate your enemies.
iPhone

Finance

 iAllowance LT by Jump Gap Software: Put piggy banks and paper money behind you! iAllowance is the only thing you need to manage your child’s finances and teach him or her about saving and spending money.
iPad

Games

 Stop and Go! by Shortstack: Stop and Go! teaches toddlers and preschoolers about different kinds of cars and trucks. They can operate a stoplight, or touch the cars to make them stop and go.
iPhone Lite
iPhone Full
iPad Lite
iPad Full
 PuzSpin by Flouston: If your kids like jigsaw puzzles, this will just tickle them! Move and rotate pieces to make the picture complete. Play with the included pictures – or scan/photograph the favorite drawings of your kids and import them to the game.
iPad
 Muddle Doodle by Play This! Studios: Muddle Doodle brings action to matching games. With the game board changing all the time, can you keep up and find as many matches as you can?
iPhone
iPad
Android
 Musical Bubbles by Free Range Eggheads: Kids ages 1-4 will delight endlessly in this game that combines the joy of bubbling popping and music all in one. Choose from one of twelve available songs and pop away!
iPhone and iPad
A Halloween Coloring Book by Weiner Family Studios: If your kids are looking for a fun way to decorate or KILL some time try coloring a large variety of ghosts, witches, vampires and pumpkins.
iPhone and iPad

Music

Playtunes Piano Lite by Jellybean Tunes: Play songs along with the bouncing starfish, find all of the hidden sounds, and make your own music, both silly and sublime on this bright and colorful piano/trumpet/violin for young children.
iPhone and iPad

Productivity

 You Rule Chores by Opposite Inc: By taking the chore-doing experience and packing it to the brim with imagination, real-life rewards (and reward ideas) and a little competition You Rule transforms kids into chore-doing monsters.
iPhone

Music Album

 Duck Duck Music: Favorite Children’s Songs by Duck Duck Moose: Duck Duck Music features classical music arrangements of timeless children’s songs, which have been passed along for generations. The performers in this album are world-class musicians from the New England Conservatory, Stanford University, and the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra.
iTunesAnd if that wasn’t enough, their fun, interactive musical book Wheels on the Bus is now available for Android.