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Little Red Hen

Little Red Hen is a re-tell of the classic story from McGraw-Hill.  It teaches kids the value of hard work.  It is FREE for limited time.  It works on iPAD only. Introduction from the App Store:  The classic fable, retold like your child aged 3-8 has never experienced it before. In this retelling, your child not only hears the story of the industrious hen and learns about the value of hard work, but becomes a part of the action. Engaging… Read More

FREE App: ABCmouse.com – The Grand Canyon post image

ABCmouse.com's Search and Explore: The Grand Canyon is the first title of the ABCmouse.com’s Search and Explore series.  ABCmouse.com is a fee-based pre-school/kindergarten website with learning games and books.  The Search and Explore Series teaches young children about geography, national landmarks, and points of interest around the world through engaging stories featuring computer mice named as ABC, 123, and DoReMi. The mice inside the computer decide to visit Grand Canyon.  They travel to a computer in a ranger station near… Read More

Educational App Giveaway – Monster Physics post image

iGameMom has one copy of Monster Physics to giveaway.  To learn more about the app, please see iGameMom’s earlier post. Six ways to win: 1. If you are not following this blog AT THIS NEW SITE, “Sign Up” at the top of the left panel to follow the blog. Make sure to click the confirmation link in the confirmation email after you sign up. Otherwise your name won’t show up. Each sign up earns one entry. 2. If you are following… Read More

Bag It – turning an ordinary activity into a learning game post image

Bag It is a puzzle game that turns bagging groceries into a challenge.  To win the game, you need to have a very good sense of space and relative weights of different items. In the game, you take groceries off a conveyor belt and put them into a brown paper bag.  By tapping the objects, you can rotate each item to fit into the bag better and not to crush anything. The objective is to place all the groceries that… Read More


iGameMom has one copy of each of the Mindsnacks language app for Spanish, Chinese, French, and ESL (English as Second Language) to giveaway.  To learn more about the app, please see iGameMom's earlier post. How to win: 1. If you are not following this blog AT THIS NEW SITE, “Sign Up” at the top of the left panel to follow the blog. Make sure to click the confirmation link in the confirmation email after you sign up. Otherwise your name won’t show… Read More


The Monster at the End of This Book is an app version of the classic Sesame Street picture book from the 1970s. In the book, the adorable Muppet Grover tries to stop children from turning the pages so they will never reach the end of the book, where he believes there will be a monster. However, it turns out that at the end of the book there is only Grover himself.  The app enables the interactive activities kids can have… Read More


Feel Electric! is another app that teaches kids emotions and language skills. An earlier post introduced “ABA Flash Card and Games - Emotion”, which is designed for babies and toddlers.  Feel Electric is design for kids 6 and older, or kids who have some basic reading and spelling skills. It is a fun app teaching kids emotion expression skills. The app's characters are from the cast of the PBS show The Electric Company.  Through fun games and activities, it teaches… Read More


Faces iMake is a creative art app and more.  It lets kids create arts with objects they see every day, such as brush, banana, plates, and buttons.  Kids can re-size, rotate, flip the objects they choose, and then put the pieces together to make a masterpiece.  There is no limit to the imagination. The app was developed with renowned artist, children’s book author and educator Hanoch Piven and is based on the creative workshops he conducted all around the world.  According to Piven, the… Read More

ABA Flash Card & Games – Emotions post image

This is an app that helps babies and toddlers understand people all have different feelings and emotions.  By showing various pictures of people (mostly kids) with different emotions, it teaches kids to recognize different emotions. It has a play mode – the flash cards will be randomly shown and read to the kids.  You can also choose the game mode – the kids can play some matching games.  As parents, you can decide which card to be shown.  You can also… Read More

How to Manage In-App Purchase? post image

While looking at the App store Top Grossing list, I was quite surprised to see Dragon Vale was at the top as #1.  I was surprised because Dragon Vale is a free app.  In fact the top 5 grossing apps are all free apps.  How can they make money?  Obviously, these free apps get money through In-App Purchase.  This sends a strong message to all app buyers, especially all the parents: free apps are NOT free, be aware of the In-App… Read More

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