App Friday September 15th, 2017

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Find kids safe podcasts with Leela Kids, follow the adventures of Lola Slug at the Exhibition, and discover an Ocean Bakery. Mix the real and digital worlds with kits from Get Qurious now 25% off from their web site. Plus, math apps that cover the school year, and apps to download before a flight.

Garry Froehlich 
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Leela Kids: Podcasts & Stories for 3-18 year olds
by Leela Labs

Use Leela Kids instead to have your kid hear the best content on topics they care about. We have done the hard work of collecting best episodes from different podcasts based on your kids age group and topics of interest (Stories, Science, Space, Curious, Dinosaurs, Ocean, Music & Animals). Just click & listen! As easy as that!

Lola Slug at the Exhibition
by Giulia Olivares

Lola is adorable! Her smart and beautiful story app is as fun as a video game and as educational as a book. Its graphics have been optimised to make it easier for children to read. With just a simple touch, you can choose between uppercase and lowercase text, and listen to the story, or just read it alone with the aid of special rulers.

Lola Slug at the Exhibition
Lola Slug at the Exhibition

Ocean Bakery
by EREO Creatives

In the exquisitely illustrated imaginary world, a little girl is on an adventure finding the cake recipe that captured her heart. This ocean themed app lets kids interact with characters and build their curiosity along the journey.

Ocean Bakery
Ocean Bakery
Developer: EREO Creatives
Price: Free

Get Qurious- Explorer Box
by Get Qurious

Play games and activities in a brilliantly-colored 3D Space universe through the magic of Augmented Reality! Kids have fun while learning STREAM – Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Art, and Math – in both the real and digital worlds with this app + Space Explorer Box (sold separately @ www.getqurious.co).

Get 25% off kits this month with code LOVE25 at www.getcurious.co

Get Qurious - Explorer Box
Get Qurious - Explorer Box

Math Apps to Use During the School Year

“There are many math apps that span a wide spectrum of math content, often a full year’s worth of content that you could easily work into your school or homework plans. It’s helpful to find one your child enjoys and that easily combines with your routine if you feel he needs additional support in math or loves math.” See more at KinderTown. 

(Plus some classic Spelling Apps)

Best Kids’ Apps to Download Before a Flight

“Settling in for hours of air travel? Help mix things up for your kids by offering as many types of activities as cramped seating allows. When books and I Spy run dry, these apps cover a wide variety of interests and ages to keep everyone happy and occupied. Together, play virtual board games, create books, or solve word puzzles . In the mood to play alone? Have kids try sandbox-style games or puzzle apps to keep them interested — and thinking.” See more at Common Sense Media

About App Friday

App Friday highlights new or updated kids educational apps from family-friendly developers. We support independent app makers who design high quality and age appropriate apps with respect for children’s online privacy. Subscribe to our weekly newsletter to find out what’s new in children’s tech. Learn more about App Friday, and how YOU can participate, on the App Friday Info Page. We can’t wait to connect with you!

App Friday September 8th, 2017

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This week, travel and discover in Explore Paris, learn some Spanish with Leo Spanish Crosswords, view some very well done animated stories with Baobab VR (and free too), and practice English and math with Learning Upgrade. We also have links to a great list of back to school apps from Teachers with Apps, and Melinda Gates’ thoughts on kids and technology.

Garry Froehlich
Jellybean Tunes

Explore Paris
by Toowoo

Travel with us, as a cast of more than 60 fun and diverse characters help you explore this wonderful city. Fascinating at every turn, with its famous landmarks, friendly neighbourhoods and vibrant charm, Explore Paris encourages exploration and discovery while introducing your little ones to another language and culture.

Explore Paris
Explore Paris
Developer: Toowoo
Price: $1.99

Leo Spanish Crosswords
by Twenda Learning LLC

Leo Crosswords has been carefully designed to introduce young learners to Spanish, with a focus on vocabulary and pronunciation through fun game play. The program enables students to quickly learn new words that contain Open Syllables (ends in a vowel) or Mixed Syllables (ends in a vowel or a consonant). In addition, students will improve Spanish knowledge by focusing on more challenging words that are Blends (combinations of 2 or 3 consonants such as “bl” or “ch”) and Digraphs (vowel combinations that have distinct sounds like “au” and “eu”).

Leo Spanish Crosswords
Leo Spanish Crosswords
Developer: Twenda Learning
Price: Free

Baobab VR
by Baobab Studios

Watch the most popular Virtual Reality stories and movies from Eric Darnell (director of Madagascar films) and Emmy-winning Baobab studios. Experience film quality animation and explore immersive beautiful 360 environments like being right there inside the story! It’s free to download and easy to use – watch 360 videos on your phone or stick in a cardboard headset for an immersive VR experience.

Learning Upgrade
by Learning Upgrade LLC

Learning Upgrade helps students learn English and math the fun way! Students enjoy lessons filled with music, video, games and rewards. After starting at their own level, students move up through a sequence of lessons and courses, earning certificates along the way.  The goal is rapid growth in English and math.

Learning Upgrade
Learning Upgrade
Developer: Learning Upgrade
Price: Free

Melinda Gates: I spent my career in technology. I wasn’t prepared for its effect on my kids.

Kids are growing up with smartphones that constantly connect them to the digital world, and we still don’t know the consequences of that good and bad, so it’s good to try to take a balanced approach to technology. Read more at the Washington Post.

Back to School Apps – Tried and True with some New

Great list of apps for different age levels, all quality. See more at Teachers With Apps.

About App Friday

App Friday highlights new or updated kids educational apps from family-friendly developers. We support independent app makers who design high quality and age appropriate apps with respect for children’s online privacy. Subscribe to our weekly newsletter to find out what’s new in children’s tech. Learn more about App Friday, and how YOU can participate, on the App Friday Info Page. We can’t wait to connect with you!

App Friday September 1st, 2017

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Find out why Ants Can’t Dance (or can they?), learn a little programming with SpriteBox Coding, find the hidden animals in Mobo Hide and Seek, and learn about monuments to our canine pals in Sniffing the Past. Plus, Masterpiece Mix, and an ancient Babylonian tablet.

Garry Froehlich 
Jellybean Tunes

Ants Can’t Dance
by Joshua Wilson

So, you think you can dance, ants? Put on your best dancing shoes and get ready for a fantastic and fun interactive dance party featuring dozens of dancing animals! The app includes an original story, beautiful illustrations, narration and tons of interactivity on over 25 pages from the award winning team of The Happy Dandelion.

Ants Can't Dance
Ants Can't Dance
Developer: Joshua Wilson
Price: $3.99

SpriteBox Coding
by LightBot Inc.

SpriteBox Coding is a full-blown adventure game that gets you coding. Learn to code from scratch, starting with icon coding and then slowly advancing to using real Swift syntax. Embark on a journey to find the pieces of your broken rocket. You’ll explore different worlds, meet new characters, solve puzzles and unlock cool outfits.

SpriteBox Coding
SpriteBox Coding
Developer: LightBot Inc.
Price: $4.99

Mobo Hide and Seek
by Mobo Kids

The aim of the game is to find different animals that are hidden in a huge house. While searching you can eat some vegetables, watch tv, play with a teddy bear or a train, have fun with some pink soak bubbles and much more.  Try to stay focused, but on the other hand – there is no stress and time limit… so – just enjoy!

Mobo Hide and Seek
Mobo Hide and Seek
Developer: Mobo Kids
Price: $1.99

Sniffing the Past
by University of Liverpool

Sniffing the Past is a project by Dr Chris Pearson, a historian at the University of Liverpool working on the history of dogs in London, New York and Paris, as well as environmental history and French history. Using the Sniffing the Past app, you can now discover how dogs have shaped the great cities of the world through our interactive maps, which guide you through landmarks and points-of-interest.

Sniffing the Past
Sniffing the Past

Children’s Book Review: Masterpiece Mix

Publisher’s Weekly has a brief review of Roxie Munro’s book on works of art. Roxie has been involved in creating some great apps such as Roxie’s a-MAZE-ing Vacation AdventureSee more at Publisher’s Weekly.

This ancient Babylonian tablet may contain the first evidence of trigonometry

While not completely proven, the ancient tablet contains a form of trigonometry table fundamentally different than modern mathematics. It’s not an app, but maybe iDevBooks can be convinced to work on it. Read more at sciencemag.org. 

About App Friday

App Friday highlights new or updated kids educational apps from family-friendly developers. We support independent app makers who design high quality and age appropriate apps with respect for children’s online privacy. Subscribe to our weekly newsletter to find out what’s new in children’s tech. Learn more about App Friday, and how YOU can participate, on the App Friday Info Page. We can’t wait to connect with you!

App Friday August 25th, 2017

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Get Jump Numbers free this Friday from Artgig Studio. Feed the gators and learn math with Calcugators, follow Harald and the Tortoise on an adventure, build personalised web apps with Gabriel’s Seeds, and read along with the Bumble Storybook.

Plus, apps for children with autism, and fourteen futuristic schools.

Garry Froehlich 
Jellybean Tunes

Jump Numbers
by Artgig Studio

FREE (normally $2.99) on Aug 25th. Skip counting provides the foundation for math fluency in calculation, number sense, and as the basis for multiplication and division. The award-winning Jump Numbers is a flexible and fun skip counting game to excite and engage mathematicians of all ages and ability.

Check out this teacher guide, written by Teachley, with some great tips on how to use Jump Numbers for both Kindergarten and 3rd grade.

Jump Numbers
Jump Numbers
Developer: Artgig Studio
Price: $2.99

Calcugators – Addition
by Little 10 Robot, LLC

Pick a trail and feed the gators on a math hike that is sure to challenge young minds and make them smile.

While you will only see addition problems in Calcugators, you may be surprised by just how many ways you will work with numbers. You will need to use all your math strategies: regrouping, counting on, making multiples of ten, subtraction and more. With four levels of difficulty, there is a challenge for just about any age.

Calcugators - Addition
Calcugators - Addition

Harald and the Tortoise
by Midnight Pigeon

Kids from 2-4 years old can learn shapes and strengthen their vocabulary as they follow Harald and his Tortoise on a fun adventure story.

Harald and the Tortoise
Harald and the Tortoise
Developer: Vincent van Geel
Price: Free+

The Bumble Storybook
by 9th Impact

A heart warming children’s story with clay characters and hand-made scenes. The Bumble is a beautiful rhyming story of a grumpy old Bumble and a carefree happy-go-lucky mouse.

This free book is a positive and uplifting story that will teach your kids that you can’t judge a book by its cover and that you see the inner goodness of people through their actions, not their external appearance.

The Bumble Storybook
The Bumble Storybook
Developer: 9th Impact
Price: Free

Gabriel’s Seeds
by Gabriel IS

Gabriel’s Seeds is a website that helps teachers quickly create personalized learning web apps for children K-3. It  is an app generator and can combine online media into learning apps and can target children interests by their talents. Visit their website.

7 Apps for Children with Autism

BridgingApps reviews apps with a focus on special needs. They’ve chosen their list of the best apps for children with autism. See more at BridgingApps.

Futuristic Schools

While I’m not sold on all of these 14 school concepts (continuous video surveillance?), some of them are intriguing, like the floating schools in Bangladesh. See more at Inverse.com.

About App Friday

App Friday highlights new or updated kids educational apps from family-friendly developers. We support independent app makers who design high quality and age appropriate apps with respect for children’s online privacy. Subscribe to our weekly newsletter to find out what’s new in children’s tech. Learn more about App Friday, and how YOU can participate, on the App Friday Info Page. We can’t wait to connect with you!

App Friday August 18th, 2017

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Enjoy the Dr. Seuss tale “The Sneetches” from Oceanhouse Media, learn language with Spanish Fun Adventure, explore the gastrointestinal system with Mind Your Microbes, and see the lines of communication and travel across the globe in Connected Earth. Plus, resources for the upcoming solar eclipse, and great images of crown shyness in trees.

Garry Froehlich 
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The Sneetches – Read & Play – Dr. Seuss
by Oceanhouse Media

The best-selling Dr. Seuss classic “The Sneetches” comes to life with playful interactivity, delightful animations and fun activities!

Spanish Fun Adventure
by Pikala

Spanish Fun Adventure App (SFA) is a tool for kids to learn Spanish through exciting story games. It teaches basic grammar structures, vocabulary, and verbs offering an immersive environment of mysteries and adventures. Complete the entire game to earn a “Diploma de Superaventurero”!

Spanish Fun Adventure
Spanish Fun Adventure
Developer: Pikala
Price: Free

Mind Your Microbes
by AppInstitute

Mind Your Microbes is a free app that allows you to explore the Gastrointestinal System and Microbiome. The Human Microbiome is the collective term used to describe the trillions of different microbes (bacteria, viruses, bacteriophages) that reside in and upon all human beings. They are essential for our overall health and well-being, and affect our immune system, digestion, mood, weight, brain activity and many other functions such as defense and immune response.

Mind Your Microbes
Mind Your Microbes
Developer: AppInstitute
Price: Free

Connected Earth
by Celestial Dynamics AG

(Free) Planet Earth is connected by many ways. Experience connectedness from a global perspective. Overlay roads, railways, navigable rivers, shipping lanes and flight routes to find out how we move across the globe. See the relationships between nodes of transport and communication. Activate the internet connection layer to see the submarine cables and how the populated areas of the world interact with each other.

Connected Earth
Connected Earth
Price: Free

Teaching Students About the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse

McGraw-Hill Education has put up a short video and links to resources on the solar eclipse happening on August 21st. See more on Medium.

The Phenomenon Of “Crown Shyness” Where Trees Avoid Touching

Here are a couple of amazing images of tree canopies looking like puzzle pieces as they try to avoid touching each other. See more at Currents in Biology.

About App Friday

App Friday highlights new or updated kids educational apps from family-friendly developers. We support independent app makers who design high quality and age appropriate apps with respect for children’s online privacy. Subscribe to our weekly newsletter to find out what’s new in children’s tech. Learn more about App Friday, and how YOU can participate, on the App Friday Info Page. We can’t wait to connect with you!

App Friday August 11th, 2017

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Create 3D models with Sketch 3D (free this Friday), create and play with stuffed toys with Plushie Creator, and fly with McPanda: Super Pilot. Plus, fostering creativity in children, and a class action lawsuit against Disney alleging privacy violations.

Garry Froehlich 
Jellybean Tunes

Sketch 3D :Model 3D Objects Easily
by Appy Monkeys

Free Friday August 11th

Sketch 3D is a simple way for anyone to build their ideas in 3D. Push, pull and tap to create 3d models such as chairs and cars to more complex organic models like animals, birds and humans.

Sketch 3D :Model 3D Objects Easily
Sketch 3D :Model 3D Objects Easily

Plushie Creator
by Plush Soft OOD

With Plushie Creator your child can fully customize their own plush toy. They can add accessories, change fur length or interact with the toy. The room behind the Plushie is fully interactable, filled with colorful toys and animations.

McPanda: Super Pilot
by wonderkind GmbH

With this app you can fly exciting missions, experience great adventures, and become a real flying hero. Choose one of the super-cool planes and your favorite pilot. Wow, each aircraft has special abilities that help you solve tasks and missions!

McPanda: Super Pilot
McPanda: Super Pilot
Developer: wonderkind GmbH
Price: Free+

Class Action Lawsuit Claims Disney Apps Collect Kids’ Data

“The Walt Disney Co. secretly collects personal information on some of their youngest customers and shares that data illegally with advertisers without parental consent, according to a federal lawsuit filed late last week in California.”

The lawsuit seems to hinge on whether or not Disney’s partners have embedded tracking software in the apps. You can find a list of the apps in question at the Washington Post.

Fostering Creativity in Children

Minilab Studios shares some ideas on how to encourage children to flex and develop their creativity. Read more at Minicab Studios.

Aliens in Our Midst

This one blew my mind (no pun intended). Despite being very different animals, the brain and nervous system of a mammal and an insect basically work the same. That means there is probably only one way to build a brain… or so we thought. Remarkably, there are animals that have evolved a completely different brain chemistry than our own, making them very alien. Read more at Aeon.co.

About App Friday

App Friday highlights new or updated kids educational apps from family-friendly developers. We support independent app makers who design high quality and age appropriate apps with respect for children’s online privacy. Subscribe to our weekly newsletter to find out what’s new in children’s tech. Learn more about App Friday, and how YOU can participate, on the App Friday Info Page. We can’t wait to connect with you!

App Friday August 4th, 2017

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Enjoy a story and sing-a-long with Miniwalla, play a game with Sherman the Alaskan Cow, tell time view the positions of the sun and stars relative to the Earth with the Swiss made Cosmic-Watch, and find some activities to do with babies in Braiby Parenting. Plus, math apps to tune up for back to school, and how making mistakes helps us learn.

Garry Froehlich 
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Miniwalla the forest story
by Siu lui shirley Choi

Miniwalla is the brand new musical app from award-winning composter Shirley Choi. This app is an educational experience and an interactive e-book. It’s full of sing-a-long songs, curious critters, and amazing adventures.

Miniwalla includes six stories, each teaching lessons about endangered animals, protecting the environment, and how to be a responsible person.

Cosmic-Watch
by Celestial Dynamics AG

Discover the fascinating relation between time and the cosmos. Enjoy this interactive learning tool and understand the concept of the celestial sphere and the apparent movement of the sky.

Cosmic-Watch
Cosmic-Watch
Price: $4.99

Sherman the Alaskan Cow
by MooCow Ink

Sherman the Alaskan Cow is a fun adventure-puzzle game with easy to pick up mechanics for everyone to play. Join Sherman the Alaskan Cow as he makes his way to the evil Moose Corp to save his fellow friends. Help him solve puzzles, and explore hidden areas.

Sherman the Alaskan Cow
Sherman the Alaskan Cow
Developer: MooCow Ink
Price: $0.99

 

Appelsin Stickers – Animals Emoji – Animated
by Appelsin Apps AB

Free for a limited time. This is a collection of animated stickers featuring animal characters in Appelsin Apps games for kids. Stick these awesome emoji stickers on your messages to add a bit more character to your texts.

Note: for use with iMessage.

Sherman the Alaskan Cow
Sherman the Alaskan Cow
Developer: MooCow Ink
Price: $0.99

Braiby: Parenting App

Braiby is a free online tool and app for Moms and Dads. It helps you nurture a baby’s cognitive, emotional & physical development. Learn more at https://braiby.com.

Note: requires email or Facebook login.

Math App Essentials for Back to School

If you are looking to sharpen those math skills before school starts, Teachers With Apps has a fine round up of some of the best math apps on the App Store. See it at Teachers With Apps.

How Making Mistakes Primes Kids To Learn Better

As the father of a child who hates making mistakes (he probably got it from me), I can appreciate this article on how failure can be made to work in our favour. Read more at KQED News. 

About App Friday

App Friday highlights new or updated kids educational apps from family-friendly developers. We support independent app makers who design high quality and age appropriate apps with respect for children’s online privacy. Subscribe to our weekly newsletter to find out what’s new in children’s tech. Learn more about App Friday, and how YOU can participate, on the App Friday Info Page. We can’t wait to connect with you!

App Friday July 28th, 2017

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Ahoiii Entertainment is back with a beautiful new Fiete puzzle app for preschoolers, and Kids17Fun invites kids to learn subtraction visually with eggs. Looking forward to the upcoming solar eclipse? Find out where to view it (and how to view it safely) with the free Totality app. Older kids can puzzle out the anatomy of frogs, worms, fish and humans in Build An Animal. Plus, a selection of podcasts for kids, and a YouTube channel with new arrangements of nursery rhymes.

Garry Froehlich 
Jellybean Tunes

Fiete Puzzle – Kids Games with Animals
by Ahoiii Entertainment

Fiete Puzzle is anything but an ordinary puzzle. With the help of breathtaking camera movements the children can puzzle themselves into 9 exciting puzzle motifs. They can discover Fiete in gorgeous picture book landscape, in the zoo, on the construction site or on the farm. At each camera stop the litte ones have to recognize where the displayed puzzle parts fit. And after each finished puzzle the children can once again move through the puzzle to interact with the animals and figures.

Subtractions with eggs
by Kids17Fun

Subtractions with Eggs provides a simple way to learn subtraction by regrouping. This app uses hatched birds to help kids understand subtraction, and questions are refreshed dynamically to generate plenty of practice questions.

Subtractions with eggs
Subtractions with eggs
Developer: Red Hong
Price: Free+

Totality by Big Kid Science
by Germinate LLC

Want to witness the coast-to-coast solar eclipse of 2017? Totality by Big Kid Science is the free app that will tell you when, where, and what you’ll see on eclipse day.

Totality by Big Kid Science
Totality by Big Kid Science

Build an Animal
by InViVo Communications Inc.

In this gutsy educational game learn about the human body’s major organ systems. Supplement in-class lessons and learn about frog, worm and trout anatomy without the mess. Master the systems. Beat the clock. Climb to the top of the leader board. Have fun learning about biology!

Build an Animal
Build an Animal

20 Podcasts for Kids

Common Sense Media rounded up a list of audio podcasts from stories to children’s music to explanations of science. See More at Common Sense Media.

ItsyBitsyKids

ItsyBitsyKids is a YouTube channel with different takes on classic children’s songs and some lovely animation (although they do run ads on their videos). They release a new song every second Wednesday. See more on YouTube.

About App Friday

App Friday highlights new or updated kids educational apps from family-friendly developers. We support independent app makers who design high quality and age appropriate apps with respect for children’s online privacy. Subscribe to our weekly newsletter to find out what’s new in children’s tech. Learn more about App Friday, and how YOU can participate, on the App Friday Info Page. We can’t wait to connect with you!

App Friday July 21st, 2017

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This week explore, build a community, but respect the forest with Grow Forest, have your kids keep a record of their summer travels with My Journey Journal, get a discount on subscriptions in the math focused Smartick Method, and have some silly fun with Call Lulu Lamb.

Plus, Toca Boca at Target stores, tips for using apps for summer learning, and a flyover of Pluto!

Garry Froehlich 
Jellybean Tunes

Grow Forest
by Gro Play

GROW FOREST is a city builder game and a mini game collection, in which children develop a wonderful, healthy forest community and learn about environmental topics in an entertaining way. The app is free to download with a one time in-app purchase to unlock the full version.

Grow Forest
Grow Forest
Developer: Gro Play
Price: Free+

My Journey Journal
by Art Stories

Long journeys and short journeys, close to home or to the other side of the world: with My Journey Journal, even a short walk becomes an adventure. Observe, explore, document: the app accompanies you to and suggests different activities to be done in various environments – around the city, at the seaside, at the museum. Follow the trail and document your exploration with photos, drawings and sounds: that way, you can save your travel journal and remember all your adventures! Video

My Journey Journal
My Journey Journal
Developer: Art Stories srl
Price: $1.99

Smartick Method
by Smartick

Smartick is an online math learning method that uses the latest Artificial Intelligence to adapt to your child’s learning style. Based on a daily 15-minute session, your child progresses at his or her own pace, building self-confidence, avoiding frustration, and developing a positive attitude towards math.

Until July 31, get a discount on subscriptions to Smartick. Details are on their website.

Smartick - Math for children
Smartick - Math for children
Developer: Smartick
Price: Free+

Call Lulu Lamb
by Appelsin Apps

Talk to Lulu Lamb who repeats what you say. It is a fun voice recording app for kids! Totally free and no ads and no in-app purchases. Video

Toca Boca Jumps into the Clothing Market

Toca Boca is launching a line of clothing, backpacks and back to school accessories at Target stores starting July 17th. Interestingly it sounds like the line will be non gender specific, and some items will include codes to download Toca Boca apps.  See more at TocaBoca.

5 Tips For Using Apps For Summer Learning

Lorraine at Moms with Apps (also the host of App Friday), give tips on finding, organizing, and using educational apps, plus how to ask developers for promo codes. Yes, independent developers really do appreciate reviews. See them at Moms With Apps.

Fly Over Pluto and Charon

NASA has put together an amazing video of what it would be like to fly over the craters and nitrogen ice plains of Pluto, and its moon Charon. See it at NASA.

About App Friday

App Friday highlights new or updated kids educational apps from family-friendly developers. We support independent app makers who design high quality and age appropriate apps with respect for children’s online privacy. Subscribe to our weekly newsletter to find out what’s new in children’s tech. Learn more about App Friday, and how YOU can participate, on the App Friday Info Page. We can’t wait to connect with you!

App Friday July 7th, 2017

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Edoki Academy invites preschoolers to learn with their new comprehensive Montessori Preschool, and Fairlady Media offers up some fun learning and a chance to relive the fireworks celebration with Grandma’s Beach Fun. Zap Zap Kindergarten Math teaches addition, measurement and more, and Money Up (updated with Spanish) teaches about the use of money. Plus, what do the Girl Scouts have to do with cybersecurity, and who doesn’t love a crazy good children’s book app? 

We’ll be away next week, but App Friday will return July 21.

Garry Froehlich 
Jellybean Tunes

Montessori Preschool
by EDOKI ACADEMY

An enchanting and engaging sandbox app that children will love to spend time in. It includes a cafeteria, restrooms, a garden, a playground…and lots of fundamental learning! Children will love the new games added regularly. Parents will love the one glimpse reporting page and the monthly activity to do at home that is included in their subscription!

Montessori Preschool
Montessori Preschool
Developer: EDOKI ACADEMY
Price: Free+

Grandma’s Beach Fun
by Fairlady Media

Join Grandma for fun in the sun! Choose rhyming words to cause airplane acrobatics, match up items under the umbrellas, go waterskiing with Grandpa, solve some coconut math, create crazy beach art, find words in a puzzle, discover wildlife in a tide pool, and finish the day by creating a spectacular fireworks show! Along the way you’ll learn about beach wildlife and water sports. Ages 5-9.

Grandma's Beach Fun
Grandma's Beach Fun
Developer: Fairlady Media
Price: $2.99

Zap Zap Kindergarten Math
by Visual Math Interactive Sdn. Bhd.

Perfect for children aged 3-6, Zap Zap Kindergarten Math is a fast-paced math game that introduces them to the essential foundations of mathematics, namely addition and subtraction, place value, measurement and data, and so much more!

Money Up! – Build Life Skills
by  pkclSoft

Money Up now supports the Spanish language! Looking for an ACCESSIBLE app to teach or reinforce how to use money in real life situations? Money Up is the perfect app for children learning to handle money, kids, teens and adults with developmental disabilities as well as for therapists who work with stroke survivors, those in the early stages of Alzheimer’s, and more.

Money Up! - Build Life Skills
Money Up! - Build Life Skills
Developer: pkclSoft
Price: $15.99

The Girl Scouts Just Created Cybersecurity Badges

Palo Alto Networks is teaming up with the Girl Scouts to promote coding, privacy and security. Sounds like a great idea. Here’s the press releaseRead more at fatherly.com.

Who doesn’t love a crazy good children’s book app?

Teachers with apps has a list of 10 quality book apps to share with your child. As usual, I agree with their choices. Read more at teacherswithapps.com.

About App Friday

App Friday highlights new or updated kids educational apps from family-friendly developers. We support independent app makers who design high quality and age appropriate apps with respect for children’s online privacy. Subscribe to our weekly newsletter to find out what’s new in children’s tech. Learn more about App Friday, and how YOU can participate, on the App Friday Info Page. We can’t wait to connect with you!