App Friday: BrightKnight & Quibble Kids!

Welcome to App Friday, our weekly link exchange of family-friendly apps. This week we have two featured apps for kids. First is BrightKnight Kingdom, an interactive comic book with reading quizzes & challenges. Second is Quibble Kids, a matching game for both readers and pre-readers. Both apps demonstrate innovative ways to for making quizzes fun!

What is BrightKnight Kingdom about? BrightKnight Kingdom is a fun educational adventure game for the entire family. It has an interactive comic book style that keeps everyone entertained, while improving reading and math skills. You get to interact with the story of BrightKnight Kingdom and each time you play, the storyline will be slightly different based on your answers.

Why is it special? This app combines elements that kids like such as castles, knights, princesses, and presents in an interactive comic book style. At BrightKnight Kingdom science always triumphs the power of magic, and as you answer questions correctly you earn points and control the storyline. This makes kids want to read this comic-book app over and over again. The storyline was designed by a teacher/writer to teach kids about manners, spelling, and math. The app also features classical music and fun mazes. You can watch a trailer of the BrightKnight Kingdom app at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjBv-9QgAOo.

What is Quibble Kids about? Quibble Kids is a picture match game designed by an Emergency Medicine physician and his wife who were concerned about the quality of games available on the iPhone for their four small children.  They partnered with their friends at Night & Day Studios to create an app that is both fun and educational.  Quibble Kids comes with over 50 puzzle sets that include more than 200 images. It provides an intuitive interface that will be familiar to any child who has ever played with blocks.

Why is it special? Quibble Kids is more than just a standard picture match game.  It uses three-dimensional spinning cubes to help develop a child’s spatial reasoning, memory, and logic skills. The game incorporates original music based on classic tunes like Yankee Doodle Dandy.  As your child solves each side of the cubes, the music score grows with added instruments, creating a sense of discovery and progress.  Kids will also be encouraged by the child’s voice that guides them through the game.  Finally, Quibble Kids grows with your child by offering more than just picture-based games. Additional puzzle packs can be purchased from within the app itself and include more picture-match games, as well as math skills and word association games for children up to 12 years old. Whether your kids are pre-school age or a little older and needing to improve math skills or expand their vocabulary, Quibble Kids offers challenging, age-appropriate games.

What’s in it for me this App Friday?

App Friday Link Exchange Our goal at Moms With Apps is to spread the word about family-friendly apps. We also like to let you know when there is a good deal out there on an app. Do YOU have some app news to share? If so, please participate in our link exchange and post it down below. Include the app name (& details) in the Link Title, your email, and a URL to the app. Thanks for your participation!

App Friday: Pocket Zoo with Live Animal Cams

Welcome to App Friday, our weekly link exchange of family-friendly apps. This week we are taking a field trip to the ZOO! Come and explore Pocket Zoo with Live Animal Cams; an amazing way to see, hear and learn all about your favorite animals straight from your iPhone. The Mom and Dad developers and their team at Tiny Hearts are making a huge impression with animal fans world-wide. I don’t know about you, but this App Friday I’m goin to the ZOO!

What is your app about? Pocket Zoo™ with LIVE Animal Cams is a wonderfully wild portable zoo for nature lovers. Our app puts your very own zoo at your finger tips with brilliant animal photos, real sounds, fun facts and LIVE Animal Cams.There’s a lot more than lions, tigers and bears in this addictive virtual zoo. It’s great fun for the whole family!

Why is it special? One of the coolest things about Pocket Zoo™ is the Live Cams. You can keep tabs on a Panda in San Diego, watch Penguins in Japan or Siberian Tigers from Sweden thanks to live video streaming. See the animals doing something interesting? Capture an image from the cams, and share it with friends via email or Twitter – or save it to your Photo Album. Another neat feature is our unique earth-like zoo map interface, that allows you to explore and discover over 40 original animal illustrations. If you’re an animal lover and are looking for a fun and educational app…then Pocket Zoo is for you!

What’s in it for me? For App Friday August 13th, the developers at Tiny Hearts have set Pocket Zoo to FREE on the iTunes App Store. So give your iPhone a great big bear hug and DOWNLOAD before the app goes back to regular price (which is usually about 8pm US Pacific Time according to iTunes).

More Apps by the developers of Moms With Apps: Click to the page tabs at the top of our blog to scroll through lists of apps for kids and families. We highlight apps for learning, fun & creativity, reading, special needs, travel, and parents.

App Friday Link Exchange Our goal at Moms With Apps is to spread the word about family-friendly apps. Do YOU have a favorite app to share? Please participate in our link exchange and post it down below. Include the app name in the Link Title, your email, and a URL to the app. Thanks for your participation!

App Friday: Madera & Figaro Save The Day

Welcome to App Friday, our weekly link exchange of family-friendly apps. Today we are featuring Madera & Figaro Save the Day, an interactive storybook adventure with fun superhero characters Madera Monkey andFigaro Frog. The second in the series from Lyn and Line, Save the Day is making waves on the iTunes charts and is turning out to be a big hit with families. Let’s go see what these superheroes have been up to!

What is your app about? Madera & Figaro Save The Day is an interactive picture book. The app is an original story about a monkey named Madera andher best friend, a frog named Figaro, and their adventure to clean up their town after a big storm. Each page is filled with interactive elements for your child to discover. It contains a number of small mini games that aim to teach numbers, letters, colors, matching, and counting. It has been featured by Apple as “New And Noteworthy” in several countries including the US, the UK, and Canada. It was also featured as “What’s Hot” in the US.

Why is it special?We feel Save The Day is special because of how interactive it is. It is a storybook, but it was written and designed to take full advantage of the iPhone/iPad/iPod touch screens. Also our mini games in the app were designed to be integrated in with what is actually happening in the storyline. We felt this was important so that your child can feel like they are part of helping save the day. [Special note: Our music is done by the multi-talented singer, songwriter, composer, Tim Eilers, who also happens to be the voices of the turtles in The Rescue of Ginger, Mr. Butterman in Save The day, and most of the mice.]

What’s in it for me? For App Friday July 2nd, Madera & Figaro Save the Day will be set to FREE on iTunes! Act quickly (like a superhero) because the app will go back to regular price after the promotion ends.

Related Apps? Interested in how the characters got started? Check out their first superhero adventure: Madera & Figaro and the Rescue of Ginger. Still have space on your phone? A list of Apps for Fun and Apps for Learning by the developers at Moms With Apps are listed HERE and HERE.

App Friday Link Exchange Our goal at Moms With Apps is to spread the word about family-friendly apps. Do YOU have a favorite app to share? An interactive app, or just one your family enjoys? Please participate in our link exchange and post it down below. Include the app name in the Link Title, your email, and a URL to the app. Thanks for your participation!

App Friday: Round is a Mooncake


Welcome to App Friday, our weekly link exchange of family-friendly apps. Today we are featuring Round is a Mooncake, a children’s picture book brought to the iPhone and iPod Touch by PicPocket Books. The PicPocket Books Apps range from board book style books to concept books, easy readers, fairy tales and more.

What is the book about?
Round Is A Mooncake, A Book of Shapes, explores the shapes of Asian and universal objects in a young girls’ urban neighborhood. The Mooncake app retains the charm and simplicity of the print version while introducing interactive features on the mobile digital platform. Touch the mouse, cat, crickets, abacus and more to find all the hidden sounds in the app.

Why is it special?
Originally published by Chronicle Books, an independent publisher of distinctive books, Round Is A Mooncake, A Book of Shapes, is a multi-cultural gem of a book. Bright, whimsical art accompanies narrative rhyme and a short glossary adds cultural significance to the objects featured in the book. The author, Roseanne Thong, and the illustrator, Grace Lin (2010 Newbery Honor recipient), have both won numerous awards for their work.

What’s in it for me?
PicPocket Books is offering FREE DOWNLOADS FROM THE APP STORE ON FRIDAY, APRIL 2ND of Round is a Mooncake. This is the perfect time to add a bright new title to your virtual library!

App Friday Link Exchange
Do you have a family-friendly app to share, either a personal favorite or one you developed yourself? Please, post it in the link below! This way, visitors can see a variety of apps for kids and families. Include your name (with app name) in the Link Title, your email, and a URL to the app. Once you submit this in the Simply Linked form, it shows up just like example #1 in the link below. Thank you for your participation!