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App Went Free: Adventure Story and Board Game in One App post image

Pixel and Parker is a unique adventure story app for kids. It is a story app, and it is also a board game app. Kids explore a different path every time they read the story, and they get to pick the path by playing games. I love the interesting combination of both game and story to make the app intriguing and engaging for the kids. It is currently free, but even it is not free, I still think it is… Read More

Interactive 3D Pop-up Fairy Tales App for Kids post image

Do you read traditional fairy tales with your kids?  There have been some discussions about the benefits of reading fairy tales with kids. Some are concerned about the dark side of the stories, some don’t like those traditional princess images who overly depend on others. However, there are still places for fairy tales in children’s literature. With the right stories, kids will learn the right moral value, gain vocabulary and grow their imagination. My best advice is to read ahead… Read More

App Went Free: Fun Game for Visual Pattern Recognition post image

Link That Gugl is a fun app for any one, no matter how old you are. There are similar games on the App Store, but I like this one for the fun characters of the Gugls. Kids will gain visual pattern recognition and fine motor skills while playing. It is also a game for the family to play together. Gugls are the cute and round little guys in different colors and hues. With two big eyes, baby'ish voices, and bouncy… Read More

App Went Free: Strategy Math Games for Kids post image

Math Ahoy is a math strategy game app for kids in kindergarten to early elementary school. Kids must use their math skill and strategy to win the game. In addition to math, kids will also learn world geography. It is available on both iOS devices and Android devices, and it is free for limited time. The app is essentially a board game. Kids will be the captain of the pirate ship to collect treasures from cities all around the world… Read More

Things for iPad App

Things for iPad and Things (for iPhone iPod) are great productivity apps that help you manage the tasks, or things you have to do. They are chosen as apps of the week on App Store, and are free now, from the respective price of $20 and $10. I just downloaded the apps on both my iPhone and iPad and really like what I see so far. If you are looking for a task management app, don’t miss this opportunity. What… Read More

Have Fun Playing with Hat Monkey post image

I liked the app Petting Zoo a lot, so when I saw the same developer has another app Hat Monkey, I had to get it. Hat Monkey is an interactive book app for toddlers to kindergarteners. But I ensure you that people of all ages will love it. It is a story about a cute monkey who wears a hat all the time. Kids are welcomed by the monkey on the opening screen, pointing to the arrow that opens up… Read More

App Went Free: Stay Active with Go Dance post image

With the weather getting colder, we start looking for more ideas to stay active inside. I was excited to see the app Go Dance is free today and gave it a little try. I like it! It is a great way to get kids moving in the house when it is too cold to play outside. The app is not perfect, but as long as you are not using it competitively, ie. not trying to get the highest score, it… Read More

Millk Hunt Kids Math Game App

Do you have children who like playing games? They will love this app Milk Hunt Kids Math Game. It is a fast paced game app where kids have to solve math problems to move up the levels. The math included in the app are common core aligned. Given the fast pace, all math have to be solved mentally, and all are during the games. It is a good exercise for quick math facts and mental agility. Before kids start the… Read More

My Monster Mayhem book app for kids

My Monster Mayhem is an interactive book app for young children. It is listed among our 25 Monster Apps for Kids as a monster themed book app. It is a fun read, even if it is not during Halloween season. It is free for limited time, so definitely grab it before the price goes up. A young girl gets in trouble with her mom for many reasons, sometime it is to slam the door, sometime it is to splash bath… Read More

App Went Free: 2 Everyday Mathematics Apps for Addition and Comparison post image

McGrow Hills has a series of math apps based on Everyday Mathematics. Today two of them are free for limited time: Monster Squeeze and Addition Top It. Both apps are designed to be played by two children, but can also be played by one child. Monster Squeeze is to compare the numbers, Addition Top It is simple addition. Both are available on iPhone and iPad, Monster Squeeze is also available on Google Play. Monster Squeeze is designed to help kids… Read More

App Went Free: Build and Test Robot at Toca Robot Lab post image

We love Toca Boca apps. Although the apps are designed for young children in toddler and preschool age, my older child and myself have always enjoyed playing with Toca apps. I like the design concepts behind their apps – they want their apps be kids’ toys, not games. The difference is playing toys doesn’t follow rules, kids can play anyway they want to. This is how we feel about Toca Robot Lab. It is a fun toy for anyone who… Read More

Fun Matching Game for Kids – Whose Toes Are Those post image

Whose Toes are Those is a very fun matching game app for kids - and adults. It is a quick and easy play for kids any age. Kids match animal feet to their heads, which train their observation skills. It is available for both Apple devices and Android devices. It is free for limited time on App Store. The play is simple. When kids open the app, they will see 3 animal pictures in front of the curtain, and 2… Read More

Chess Academy for Kids post image

Chess Academy for Kids is a Chess Tutorial app designed for kids. It teaches how to play chess, from the very basic, like what is each piece, rules for the movements, winning strategies. It is a handy tool for kids to learn the game on their own. There are 140 lessons in the app. I like how visual the instruction is. For example, the first lesson is about King. When it teaches how King move, kids will see the King… Read More

Sago Mini Monsters App

Sago Mini has a series apps designed for very young children. Most of their apps are targeted at toddler and preschool kids, although I always had fun with their apps too. Sago Mini Monsters is a fun creative monster app for the same age group. It is free for limited time on Apple App Store. Kids start the app by making a monster first. The monster making process is quite unique, yet fit the monster theme perfectly. Kids will see… Read More

Moon and Sun Book App

Today we have a lovely book app for kids – Moon and Sun. It is a beautiful picture book for young children, with bright pictures and loving tones. With a story about friendship, Moon and Sun is a great book for bed time story time. It is usually $3.99, and it is free for now. Moon and Sun had never met before, and one day, the moon was bored and walked out of the dark sky. She saw the Sun… Read More