App Friday June 9th, 2017

Happy App Friday! This post is published from the weekly App Friday newsletter. Don’t forget to subscribe!

Put yourself in the story with Garden Guardian, practice grammar with Past Tenses, and enjoy the folk tale The Giant Turnip with spoken, written and sign language. Plus, control robots with Apple’s Swift Playgrounds, and can music help with language development?

Garry Froehlich 
Jellybean Tunes

Garden Guardian
by Polished Play

Become a magical garden protector and save the day! Learn how to care for your garden. Protect and raise a baby caterpillar through the stages of metamorphosis. Customize with your own photos. Use up to 10 emotional photo faces to animate your every mood in the story. Hilarious fun for kids and adults.

Planetarix—Memory Challenge
by Whaleby Games

This is the cutest, the most adventurous and challenging memory game in the universe. We predict no one will ever be able to solve ALL of the puzzles.

Planetarix
Planetarix
Price: $1.99

Past Tenses With Splingo
by The Speech And Language Store LLP

Over 60 verbs with Regular and Irregular Past Tense endings can be taught and reinforced through bright colorful images and entertaining game play. Splingo apps also have built-in, motivating reward games to encourage engagement. The reward game for Past Tense with Splingo invites children to create and build alien friends for Splingo!

The Giant Turnip-ASL
by Vineya

The classic Slavic folk tale “The Giant Turnip” takes on new life as a tool for bilingual education of deaf and hard of hearing children! Through this story of a grandpa and his family’s quest to pull out the giant turnip, the young reader can achieve early exposure to bilingualism and improve their language and literacy development.

The Giant Turnip-ASL
The Giant Turnip-ASL
Developer: Vineya
Price: Free

Control Robots with Swift Playgrounds

Apple has extended their learn to code app with support for certain robotic toys, drones, and an interesting looking cube that plays music. Read more at Apple.

Using Music And Rhythm To Help Kids With Grammar And Language

“Gordon is director of the Music Cognition Lab in the Department of Otolaryngology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She studies the connections between rhythm and grammar, and how rhythm and music training might help children with atypical language development.”

This is an ongoing study, but it would be amazing if it turns out music can help with language development. Read more at KQED News.

Judy Games on Android Infected with Malware

Several apps featuring a kid-friendly cartoon character named Judy are infected with malware that uses your phone to run ads in the background. Google has removed them from the store, but if you have one on your phone or tablet, it’s probably best to delete it. Read more at Yahoo.

About App Friday

App Friday highlights kids’ educational apps from family-friendly developers. 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 June 2nd, 2017

Happy App Friday! This post is published from the weekly App Friday newsletter. Don’t forget to subscribe!

Introduce kids to logic and coding with the race cars in Code Karts, read and puzzle out the riddle of St. Ives, and watch and read along with an adaptation of the classic Journey to the West. Plus London city guide for kids, and a Lego Professor of Play.

Garry Froehlich 
Jellybean Tunes

Code Karts – Pre-coding in preschool
by EDOKI ACADEMY

Code Karts is a fun way to introduce children from the age of 4 to the logic of coding.  Designed as a race track, easy to move coding bricks allow the child to decide where the car should go to reach the finish line.  It’s as easy as 123.

St. Ives: book & nursery rhyme
by StoryMax

To amuse and teach at the same time, St. Ives introduces the traditional English nursery rhyme “I was going to St. Ives” with fun and lovely characters: one man, seven women, and many, many cats! This rhyme is also known as a riddle because it encourages children to use logic concepts and deductive skills to find out how many people were going to St. Ives.

Journey to the West 1
by LITTLE FOX INC.

Wukong was punished for causing mischief in the realms of heaven and Earth, and was asked to escort and protect the Tang Monk on a journey to obtain sacred scriptures in India. Can the mischievous troublemaker Sun Wukong arrive safely in India? Find out by watching his exciting adventure!

Traveling with Arthur – London city guide for kids
by Marshmallow Games

Traveling with Arthur lets you travel the world in a single tap! In this app we will take you to the magnicent city of London. You will discover so many unusual things and for every major attraction there will be a different game that will make you feel like real tourists.

Lego Professor of Play

Yes, there is such a title, or there will be starting next year. Cambridge University, with a grant from the Lego Foundation, will focus on the role of play in education. I’m guessing there will be little plastic building bricks involved too. Read more at ITV.

About App Friday

App Friday highlights kids’ educational apps from family-friendly developers. 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 May 26th, 2017

Happy App Friday! This post is published from the weekly App Friday newsletter. Don’t forget to subscribe!

Get a year long subscription to ABCmouse for half price this Friday, engage in math games with Zap Zap Math, help the fire fighters with Little Fire Station, and make funny characters with Alphabet Mixup.  Plus, a study of digital vs. print books, and apps to avert summer slide.

Garry Froehlich 
Jellybean Tunes

ABCmouse.com – Early Learning Academy
by Age of Learning, Inc.

Welcome to ABCmouse.com – the #1 learning program for ages 2-8! You may subscribe to ABCmouse.com from within their app or you can log in to an existing account to get started immediately. ABCmouse.com teaches through a variety of interactive learning activities including games, books, animations, songs, art activities, puzzles and offline printables – all of which can be monitored by parents through an innovative Progress Tracker.

ABCMouse.com is currently offering 50% off a one year subscription on their website (follow this link to get the offer). You can access their main content through their website, or their app.

Zap Zap Math
by Zap Zap Math

Tackle math topics with an emphasis in higher order thinking skills. Zap Zap Math combines playtime and Grade K to 6 Math in the most fun and engaging way. The new multiplayer quiz feature creates a competitive classroom environment to learn math effectively. Parents and teachers get to track their kids math progress in real-time via the Web Dashboard. You can read a review at Teachers With Apps.

Little Fire Station – Fire Engine & Firefighters
by Fox and Sheep GmbH

Help the little fire fighters to go on missions to extinguish a fire, save an animal or to experience many other adventures! But it’s not only about the missions – enjoy the daily routine of our little fire fighters. Explore the fire station and interact with the objects, animals and firefighters in each room.

Alphabet Mixup
by Gothic Projects

This beautifully illustrated children’s book helps with learning the English alphabet. Mix up the top and bottom halves of the page to see some funny characters!

Alphabet Mixup
Alphabet Mixup
Developer: Gothic Projects
Price: $2.99

Preschoolers’ Story Comprehension Similar for Print and Digital Books

“The findings, presented on May 1 at the American Educational Research Association’s annual meeting in San Antonio, suggest that both digital stories and reading storybooks in person present opportunities for learning vocabulary and comprehension.”

They are careful to point out that digital stories are not a substitute for all of the benefits of a parent reading to and interacting with a child, but have found that digital stories can be a good type of “screen time.” Read more at NYU.

Great Apps to Avert Summer Slide – 2017

Yes, summer is coming up quickly. Teachers With Apps has a list of quality apps to help kids keep up their skills. Read more at Teachers With Apps

About App Friday

App Friday highlights kids’ educational apps from family-friendly developers. 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 May 19th, 2017

Happy App Friday! This post is published from the weekly App Friday newsletter. Don’t forget to subscribe!

Get Multi-touch Fractions from iDevBooks free this Friday, develop writing fluency with Fight Write from MadeByEducators, play hide and seek with Fiete, and read along as Mr. Rabbit finds the Missing Friend. Plus, a streaming TV device from PBS Kids, the secret use of the Narwhals’ tusks, and a simply amazing dinosaur fossil.

Garry Froehlich 
Jellybean Tunes

Multi-touch Fractions
by iDevBooks

Explore division of one unit into fractions with multi-touch. Touch any fraction of the unit with two or more fingers to further divide it by the number of touches. Touch two or more fractions with the same denominator to add them. In addition to open ended exploration, search given fractions by dividing and adding fractions until you find the correct fraction. You can also set your own fractions to search. Each fraction has its unique color which creates harmonious and beautiful combinations of fractions.

Multi-touch Fractions
Multi-touch Fractions
Developer: Esa Helttula
Price: $3.99

Fight Write
by MadeByEducators

Fight Write helps children to practice and develop fluency in their writing while having fun.
* Choice of joined up or print style
* Option to add own words allowing children to practice their spelling
* Instant feedback on letter forming accuracy

Fight Write - Writing Fun
Fight Write - Writing Fun
Developer: madebyeducators
Price: $2.99

Fiete Hide and Seek – Animals
by Ahoiii Entertainment

In the kids app Fiete Hide and Seek sailor Fiete has hidden in colorful landscapes and the children need to find him. On their search for Fiete the kids will meet cute animals, like cats, tigers and foxes, that are also waiting for being discovered. Now Available on Google Play.

Fiete Hide and Seek
Fiete Hide and Seek
Price: $2.99

Missing Friend – Icky Mr Fox
by Ickypen

Come along with Mr. Rabbit on an adventure to rescue his dear friend from the mischievous Icky Mr. Fox in this interactive book app. Explore beautiful and interesting scenery, learn new vocabulary and interact with quirky characters. Contains Ads.

Missing Friend - Lite
Missing Friend - Lite
Developer: ICKYPEN
Price: Free
Missing Friend - Icky Mr Fox
Missing Friend - Icky Mr Fox
Developer: IckyPen
Price: Free

PBS Kids Plug & Play

It looks like a toy race car, but it’s actually a stick that plugs into a television and streams PBS Kids’ new 24/7 channel, although it comes preloaded with games and content if there is no wifi available. Dedicated tablets for kids haven’t been particularly successful, but maybe there is room for a streaming device for kids. See more at PBS Kids.

What do the Narwhals do with their tusk?

It’s a little difficult to see what’s going on, but for the first time, scientists have captured footage of male Narwhals using their tusk for feeding, though probably not in the way you would expect. See more at Fisheries and Oceans Canada.

The Amazing Dinosaur Found (Accidentally) by Miners in Canada

This has to be one of the best preserved dinosaur fossils ever. See more at National Geographic.

About App Friday

App Friday highlights kids’ educational apps from family-friendly developers. 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 May 12th, 2017

Happy App Friday! This post is published from the weekly App Friday newsletter. Don’t forget to subscribe!

This week sharpen number sense in a fairy tale setting with Fuzzy Numbers, experience letters with Magic Spell – ABC, practice writing letters and numbers with Scribble Cards, and ride along with Baby Truck. Plus, STEM apps your kids will love, and families bonding over… Pokémon Go.

Garry Froehlich 
Jellybean Tunes

Fuzzy Numbers: Pre-K Number Foundation
by Cognitive ToyBox, Inc.

Fuzzy Numbers provides a fairy tale setting for children to practice foundational early math skills. Your child will love exploring Princess Poodle’s castle, Prince Frog’s beanstalk, Witch Cat’s potion school, and Pirate Whale’s treasure cove. Each scene is designed to help your child exercise his or her intuitive sense of quantity, or “number sense”.

Magic Spell – ABC
by The J

Explore space as an astronaut or fly away on a broomstick in our magical world of ABC. With creative illustrations and engaging sounds, kids can enjoy the fantastic adventure of role-playing by easily combining their face with 26 different characters that represent each letter of the alphabet.

Magic Spell - ABC
Magic Spell - ABC
Developer: The J
Price: $0.99

Scribble Cards
by AlphaDogWare

Is your child ready to learn to write? Try ScribbleCards with handwriting recognition to help children increase hand-eye coordination, writing skills and get a head start for school!

Scribble Cards
Scribble Cards
Developer: Will Summers
Price: $1.99

Baby Truck
by Appelsin Apps AB

Baby Truck is an entertaining and educational vehicle game for young children that will help them recognize numbers, vehicles, sounds and colors in a fun way.

STEM Apps Your Kids Will Love

These apps lean more towards logic and coding, but they’re all good quality and worth a look. Read More at Techwalla.

Families and Pokémon GO

Yes, someone took the time to study families playing Pokémon Go, and surprisingly found a number of positive effects. Imagine this technology being used for an educational game. Read More at LSE.

About App Friday

App Friday highlights kids’ educational apps from family-friendly developers. 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 May 5th, 2017

Happy App Friday! This post is published from the weekly App Friday newsletter. Don’t forget to subscribe!

Color pages and design fashions with Pippapips, solve number puzzles with 123 Awesome Park, help students understand those with disabilities with the comic book Slam Dunk! Home Run!, and learn the “make ten” principle with Two Stars. Plus, discover ways parents can tame their device use, and check out inexpensive Windows laptops for education.

Garry Froehlich 
Jellybean Tunes

Pippapips
by Pippapips Limited

Pippapips is a fashion coloring app that makes your designs come to life. Print – color – scan our free coloring pages from http://www.pippapips.com. Play dress up in the Pippapips App or in Augmented Reality with your own designs! If you don’t have a printer try our in app digital coloring!

Pippapips
Pippapips
Price: Free

123 Awesome Park
by Papumba

One day, Lio sets out on an adventure in a neighborhood park and finds a mysterious lost egg. He enlists the help of his best friends Emma and David to get it back. They need your child to solve the mysteries that help them return the egg! Join Lio and his friends as they explore the park, solving number puzzles and having adventures along the way.

123 Awesome Park - Learn the Numbers
123 Awesome Park - Learn the Numbers

Slam Dunk! Home Run!
by Augusta University

Designed and developed by Augusta University’s Department of Technology Enhanced Learning and Innovation and The College of Education, SLAM DUNK! HOME RUN! is an interactive comic designed to help teachers and students better understand students  in their class who may have disabilities and more specifically understanding that in a physical education setting.  This comic contains English, Chinese and Spanish translations.

Slam Dunk! Home Run!
Slam Dunk! Home Run!
Price: Free

Two Stars Plus – combine number stars to make tens
by Two Pilots doo

Two Stars is a highly explosive math game that train speed in addition. You have to combine number stars to make sums of 10. “Make Ten” is a basic principle for addition within 100. For example: 8+7. How many more are needed to make 10? 2! If the 2 is taken from the 7, how many are left over? 5! So, 8+7 is 10+5, or 15. This principle is also used for addition of bigger numbers, such as 38+7. Two Stars lets you develop this key strategy in addition.

3 Ways Parents Can Tame Their Device Use

While we love apps, we also recognize that screens have their time and place just like anything else. Here’s a quick video with common sense (pun intended) times to put the device away. See it at Common Sense Media.

Microsoft Promises Inexpensive Laptops for the Education Market

Responding to the success of Chromebooks, Microsoft has announced that laptops running their Windows 10 S software will sell for as little as $189 and include Minecraft Education Edition and free Office 365 access for students and teachers. Read more at TechCrunch.

About App Friday

App Friday highlights kids’ educational apps from family-friendly developers. 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 April 28th, 2017

Happy App Friday! This post is published from the weekly App Friday newsletter. Don’t forget to subscribe!

Explore the solar system with Lipa Planets, count and add with Math Tales Ocean, and create a pirate tale with Arthur’s Story Maker. Plus Animal World, Shingu’s Journey, and Apple Clips in the classroom.

Garry Froehlich 
Jellybean Tunes

Lipa Planets: Gods of the Solar System
by Lipa Learning

In this stellar interactive book, kids join Skipper the space dog as he explores our solar system and learns how the planets got their names!

Math Tales Ocean: stories and games for kids
by Marshmallow Games

Every year the Oceanics are held in the ocean: fantastic Olympic Games… underwater! They need your help getting everything ready for the competitions. Follow the rhyme and help count, add and reorder.

Shingu’s Journey
by The Sheeping Company

An adventure for kids in which parents have a specific mission to complete. Kids are collecting badges playing shape-building games (increasing level of difficulty) and parents are responsible for these badges to be kept safe (outside of the game).

Animal World – Animal Sounds For Kids
by Papumba

Your little one will explore the sounds and characteristics of more than 80 animals through an interactive experience centered around eight themes (ranging from the jungle, to the ocean, to farms) and high-quality animations. They can even test their knowledge with stress-free and fun Trivia, Memo-Test, and Match-it mini-games, too!

Arthur’s Story Maker: Pirates
by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Ahoy, matey! Arthur is writing a story about pirates and wants you to be his co-author. Tap into your imagination as you create and watch your own epic pirate adventure unfold.

5 Ways to Use Apple Clips in the Classroom

Apple recently released a simple video editing app called Clips, with some nice features such as automatically being able to translate voice into text, and it plays nicely to the strength of the iPad – as a portable computer capable to easily taking videos. Read more at ictevangelist.com.

A View of Earth from Saturn

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft captured an amazing image of Earth seen through the rings of Saturn. Also check out this image of Earth from Saturn from four years ago. The Cassini mission has been ongoing for over a decade (see some more great images) and will end in September.

About App Friday

App Friday highlights kids’ educational apps from family-friendly developers. 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 April 21st, 2017

Happy App Friday! This post is published from the weekly App Friday newsletter. Don’t forget to subscribe!

Follow the migration of a baby whale in Mother Grey and Little Blue, learn mandarin with HelloChinese, read the story of the 3 Billy Goats Gruff, and play the Egg Match Game (free this weekend). Plus, the hottest edtech of 2017, Sesame Street partners with WriteReader, and a new review of Money Up.

Garry Froehlich 
Jellybean Tunes

Mother Gray and Little Blue
by Oken Studios

Mother Gray and Little Blue is an interactive story app about a baby Gray whale, called Little Blue, and his long migration from California to the Arctic Ocean with his mother.  The app has been carefully designed not only to be engaging but also to help improve the reading skills of children.

HelloChinese
by HelloChinese

HelloChinese is a game-based Chinese language learning app. In addition to containing over 200 bite-sized lessons made of numerous exercises aimed at developing listening, speaking, reading and writing skills, unique speaking features help to correct pronunciation and simulate real conversations. HelloChinese makes learning Chinese both incredibly fun and wondrously easy!

Pocket Charts! Egg Match Game
by Good Neighbor Press, Inc.

Sweet, colorful matching game. Teach visual discrimination using colorful eggs. Developed for the iPad, this Easter-egg-themed game will teach and reinforce discrimination and memory skills. Game play is based on the popular pocket charts used in classrooms around the world. Egg Match requires 3-5 minutes for a young learner to complete, making this iPad app ideal for students with short attention spans or those requiring highly visual or tactile learning experiences.Free through April 25th.

TaleThings: 3 Goats and a Troll (Story Book)
by Possibly Pixels

A humorous retelling of the classic Norwegian fairy tale, 3 Billy Goats Gruff, where 3 brother goats have to outsmart a grumpy troll that is guarding a bridge. Ages 2-4 can marvel at the illustrations, play around with the interactive animations and effects, and listen to the story being told to them by the narrator, their parents or a teacher. Ages 4-7, who are learning to read, can try to follow along with the narrator through our word highlighting feature. Ages 7+ can try to read by themselves, or even try out different combinations of voice and text in multiple languages. Ideal for multilingual households.

Sesame Street and WriteReader partner to improve childhood literacy

WriteReader, an online educational tool for writing and story creation for schools, has partnered with Sesame Street to allow the use of their characters within the tool. Read more at writereader.com.

The Hottest Edtech of 2017

This is a huge list of 82 educational resources, both apps and otherwise. Read more at tutora.co.uk.

Money Up Review

Money Up by pkclSoft is an app for kids for learning how to count and handle money. I always thought it deserved more attention, so it’s great to see a new review. Read more at teacherswithapps.com.

About App Friday

App Friday highlights kids’ educational apps from family-friendly developers. 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!

Raise Environmental Awareness with 5 Apps for Earth Day

America’s first Earth Day was celebrated in April 1970 to raise environmental awareness in both politics and the media. Earth Day is now in its 47th year with events that extend around the globe. Respecting, appreciating and preserving our environment is a goal with universal appeal. Here are some app ideas to raise our environmental awareness all year long.

Get outdoors with Recreation.gov

Enjoy the great outdoors by making plans to explore our national parks and federal lands. Recreation.gov is the website and app that make putting trips together a breeze. Enter a destination, and then search for nearby campgrounds, forests and national monuments.

Use a scheduling app for local public transportation

Heading to a city? Is it possible to take the bus, train or subway? Find out quickly with an app that supports your nearest public transportation service. In the Bay Area, we use Caltrain to get to and from San Francisco. I found this Caltrain scheduling app with a quick search on iTunes. Now I can plan transportation quickly and easily.

CaltrainMe
CaltrainMe
Price: Free+

Plant a garden with Montessori Nature

For some educational gaming fun, check out Montessori Nature by Edoki Academy. Plant, nurture, and grow a virtual garden while managing resources in the Montessori Nature digital ecosystem. Seeing your own seeds sprout online may encourage little gardeners to plant their own food sources!

Montessori Nature
Montessori Nature
Developer: EDOKI ACADEMY
Price: $2.99

Understand your recycling options

Search the name of your local recycling center on iTunes to see if they have an app. Recology is the recycling center for my neighborhood, and their app displays a recycling calendar for each service area, plus solutions for recycling different types of items. Approach zero waste by learning about strategies for recycling, reducing and reusing our resources.

Recology
Recology
Developer: Recology
Price: Free

Eat from sustainable food sources with Seafood Watch

Are you an ocean lover? Me too! Seafood Watch by the Monterey Bay Aquarium educates consumers about seafood that is fished or farmed in sustainable ways. Use the app to avoid choices that contribute to overfishing and pollution. Make choices that preserve the environment for us and for future generations.

Seafood Watch
Seafood Watch
Price: Free

 

Do you have more app ideas for boosting our environmental stewardship? If so, send them along!

Lorraine Akemann | Co-Founder and Editor | Moms With Apps

Photo credit [Flickr creative commons]

App Friday April 14th, 2017

Happy App Friday! This post is published from the weekly App Friday newsletter. Don’t forget to subscribe!

Enjoy the Mother Goose Club from StoryToys, find Easter eggs with Fiete, put together animated jigsaws with Number Puzzles from Scott Adelman, brave bedtime with the first story in Love Laugh Read Children’s Books, and practice speech sounds with Boo Articulation Helper. Plus, the New York Times’ list of apps and games for kids on the go, and can doodling be good for you?

Garry Froehlich 
Jellybean Tunes

Mother Goose Club: Kids & Baby Video, Books, Games
by StoryToys

Turn screen time into learning time with Mother Goose Club! Our award winning content is beloved by preschoolers, parents and teachers worldwide. Using song, rhyme, play and dance, Mother Goose Club’s characters – Baa Baa Sheep, Eep the Mouse, Little Bo Peep, Jack B. Nimble, Mary Quite Contrary and Teddy Bear – bring preschool to the world and promote early literacy, mathematics, and more! Video

Fiete Hide and Seek
by Ahoiii Entertainment

Let´s seek Easter eggs with sailor Fiete. Fiete has hidden. Can you find him? Travel to enchanted forests, colorful jungles or rocky stone deserts, and tempt Fiete out of his hideout. On the journey through colorful landscapes kids will find cute animals like cats, rascals, little tigers and, of course, Easter eggs. Video

Fiete Hide and Seek
Fiete Hide and Seek
Price: $2.99

Number Puzzles for Kids: Counting Games
by Scott Adelman Apps

Kids learning to count will love these cute ocean-themed animated jigsaw puzzles! Put together the puzzle and the scene comes to life. The animals move and dance while children can “pop” numbers that fall from the sky for a ton of interactive fun.

Love Laugh Read Children’s Books
by Love Laugh Read

Braving Bedtime is the first installment of Allison Johnson’s children’s book series. Johnson’s books offer a fresh take on themes of gratitude, sportmanship, and love – within a beautiful biracial family. When her kids were four and five years old they started waking up with bad dreams. Johnson told them a bedtime story to help them conquer their nighttime fears. Now the family sleeps soundly through the night… and “Braving Bedtime” has gone on to help other children learn to be brave. Video

Boo Articulation Helper
by Bildligt talat AB

Boo Articulation Helper is an app that helps children with articulation difficulties by enticing the spontaneous exercise of individual speech sounds in a fun and functional way. Video

Apps and Games for Children on the Go

Whether you are travelling or just looking for something new, the New York Times has a list of worthwhile apps nicely broken up into age groups from toddlers to elementary school. Read more at nytimes.com.

Making Learning Visible: Doodling Helps Memories Stick

I suppose it depends on what they are doodling, but this is interesting – those little doodles could be improving memory. Read more at kqed.org.

About App Friday

App Friday highlights kids’ educational apps from family-friendly developers. 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!