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Walking with Dinosaurs

Do your children like dinosaurs? Many children are captivated by these fascinating creatures and there is so much to learn about them. Recently, the Walking with the Dinosaurs franchise revamped their app with better graphics and latest facts, and for limited time, they have it for free.  Even if you are not very interested in dinosaurs, this is still an app worth to check out. There are 3 parts in the app: Features, Dinosaurs, and Dinosaur Hunters. The most amazing… Read more

Sago Mini Ocean Swimmer

Sago Mini is a fun series of apps for kids of all ages, including very young kids. The Sago Mini Ocean Swimmer is free right now. We had a good time playing with it. It is a fun app for kids of any age. If you are looking for something on iPad that is fun and safe for young children like preschool age kids, this is an ideal app for them. It is an open-ended game app. Kids guide the… Read more

MarcoPolo Ocean

Summer is a good time to learn about ocean and ocean animals. MarcoPolo Ocean is the perfect app for that. It takes kids to the fascinating ocean with fun learning activities. Kids will build submersibles and boats, travel the ocean and learn about ocean animals and environments. It is a great learning app for a beach vacation.  When kids start the app, they can find all the puzzles they can build by tapping on the little puzzle piece on the… Read more

On beyond bugs all about insects

Do you have a child who like to play with bugs? Or do you have a child who’s afraid of bugs? Spring time is a good time to learn about bugs and get some hands on experience with them. Today we have 10 kids apps about bugs. If your child loves to play with bugs, these apps will help them to learn more about them, and even expand from their interest in bugs into learning other subjects. If your child… Read more

A Great Day for Pup

A Great Day for Pup is another book app from Dr. Seuss Cat in the Hat Learning Library. It is based on the original print book of the same title. We have recently become big fans of Cat in the Hat in our household and this book app was an immediate favorite. It has great educational information about various wild baby animals while providing that familiarity that comes with the Cat in the Hat. Book apps promote literacy, word recognition… Read more

Animal Planet Hide and Seek Pets

Who doesn’t like playful learning ideas? Animal Planet Hide and Seek Pets is a fun learning app for kids around preschool age (3 to 6). Kids learn about animals, letters, practice observation, memory and fine motor skills, all through animal themed fun games. It is free today. When kids open the app, they are asked to spin the wheel for a hamster. The hamster will pick one of the 6 mystery animals for kids to play with. First kids have… Read more

Disneynature Explore

Disneynature Explore is a wonderful free app for kids to explore and learn about the 5 nature animals included in this app. It is a companion app for the Disney Nature movies. There is a dedicated website for all the Disneynature movies. On the website there are many well designed learning materials that you can have for free. The app has games and learning activities for 5 animals: Brown Bear, Monarch Butterfly, Chimpanzee, African Lion, and Loggerhead Sea Turtle. Each animal… Read more

Drawnimal app

Drawnimal is a fun drawing app teaching alphabet. Kids will learn to draw 26 animals, one for each letter. I love it for its simplistic style and funny animations.  I believe you and your child will like it too. It is a great way for kids to learn ABC, and drawing. It is been free for a week, and still is. Grab it when you can, but even if you missed the deal, I think it still worth it. What… Read more

National Geographic Young Explorer

Recently I found a wonderful free resource from National Geographic for kids – National Geographic Young Explorer Magazine. It is available for free on their website, and as apps for both iPad and Android devices. There are 7 issues every year. Each issue covers 3 topics about nature, such as rain; plant roots; animals cover – fur, feather, and scales. Each page is mostly a big image with one line of text. The images are stunning. Kids can choose to… Read more

Jamaroos Musical ABCs

There are so many ways to learn alphabet, and it is never too many if you find a good way to associate words with alphabet for young kids. Jamaroos musical ABCs is a fun alphabet app with a little different musical twist, and it might just be the one your little one will love. The pictures and characters are inviting and entertaining. With bright colors, fun music and easy interface, kids will be playing in the Jamaroos musical jungle for… Read more

Ranger Rick Jr. Bear App

The Ranger Rick Jr Appventures series is a great app series for kids age 3 to 8 to learn about animals. The Ranger Rick Jr – Bear is the 2nd app in the series. The first app is about Lion. In this 2nd app, kids will learn everything about bears with Ranger Rick Jr. I like apps that are the most comprehensive in their subject matter. They often use varying methods to impart information to your child and common core standards are generally followed. What we… Read more

Petting Zoo

Petting Zoo is a wonderful cartoon book app, from acclaimed author and illustrator Christoph Niemann. We bought it a while ago and still play with it and still love it.  It is available on both Apple devices and Android devices. The app has 21 interactive animals, each will react to your touch in a different way: the elephant in the bathtub will shower himself if you guide his trunk to point at different body parts, the lion’s mane will change its… Read more

Millie Book App Series

Millie is an interactive adventure app series for kids. We are big fans of Millie and have been so ever since her first adventure, Millie Was Here. By her second adventure, Millie and the Lost Key, we fell in love with her even more as she roamed and combed vast and mysterious regions (some of which look suspiciously like Central Park in New York) in search of a lost key. She encountered several treacherous obstacles and enemies on her quest and no… Read more

Underwater learning adventure app

Underwater Learning Adventure is an ocean themed learning app for toddlers, preschoolers and kindergarteners. It helps kids develop picture and name recognition skills, receptive vocabulary, numbers, counting, memory and executive functioning.  With adaptive learning system, it adjusts the difficulty levels based on child’s performance. There are 3 games in the app: Game 1- counting kids pop the numbered bubbles in the order from the smallest to the biggest number.  It starts with 5 numbers.  If kids correctly identify the order… Read more

Meet the Insects – Water and Grass Edition

Last year I introduced a multimedia insects encyclopedia: Meet the Insects – Forest Edition. I was very impressed by the app. I am glad to find out the same developer NCSOFT now has another insects app out: Meet the Insects – Water and Grass Edition. This one focuses on insects living near water and in grassland. Not surprisingly, this one is just as wonderful as the Forest Edition, with beautiful photograph and art works, high quality videos, smooth transitions between sections. It… Read more