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Backyard at Twilight

Backyard at Twilight is an app from A Stella and Sam Adventure series. It is a series of interactive apps based on the popular Stella and Sam television show and bestselling picture book series by Marie-Louise Gay. It is usually $2.99, today it is free, for limited time.  The app holding the whole series Stella and Sam Story Pack is now on sale for $2.99 (from $6.99).  In Backyard at Twilight, kids will play alongside Stella and Sam and their… Read more

Play and Learn with Wallace

Play and Learn with Wallace is a learning app series designed for preschool kids.  It combines educational games and interactive play to engage preschoolers in a fun learning environment. It is a shell app, holds all the apps coming into the series.  It is free to download, with sample questions from each individual app to play with.  There are currently 4 apps are available, each has 6 games.  The 4 apps are: My first app: Kids learn simple words, numbers… Read more

Sound Touch – Flash Card With Sound post image

Sound Touch is a great learning tool for young children. It is a flash card app geared toward toddlers and preschoolers, but  the simplicity of this app is great for all ages. This app is a virtual version of flash cards, which helps children to learn name recognition as well as teaching them animal sounds and musical noises. The main screen has 12 clip-art images to select from, and once chosen the screen displays a full screen photo of a… Read more

Leo’s Pad – Preschool Learning Series

Leo’s Pad Appisode 3 launched a while ago, and now all three appisodes are put into one app called Leo’s Pad: Preschool Kids Learning Series.  We reviewed Leo’s Pad Appisode 1  and Leo’s Pad Appisode 2, and like them very much. Like previous appisodes, Appisode 3 also has great learning activities built in the storyline. It starts with a painting activity, where kids have to share a brush with others and waiting for their turns; then Leo and Cinder have to… Read more

Guess How Much I Love You

Guess How Much I Love You is an app based on Sam McBratney’s ever-popular book of the same title Guess How Much I Love You. I remember we read the book again and again with my son. I am sure your little one will like the book and this app. It is FREE for limited time. When I first saw the title, I though it is an interactive book. I was wrong. It is actually more like a movie. When… Read more

Timbuktu Magazine

A while ago I discovered a digital kids magazine on iPad called Timbuktu. You access it as an app, and each month you receive a new issue on the app. I like the app a lot, the design is bright and the delivery of the learning is fun and engaging. I invited Francesca Cavallo, Co-founder & Creative Director at Timbuktu Lab give iGameMom readers an introduction about the app magazine.  Here is what Francesca shared with us: Timbuktu Magazine is an interactive educational iPad magazine… Read more

Jakes Never Land Pirate School

Jake’s Never Land Pirate School App from Disney Jr. is really cute. It offers itself (tongue in cheek I think) as Pirate ‘School’ borrowing from other school themed Apps, it has various leveling games laid out in a school room structure. Your child can take classes in: Sailing: a motion activated game where the iPad is tilted from side to side to navigate a ship’s path. Pixie Dust: a maze game where kids collect little clouds of pixie dust along the… Read more

TeachMe 3rd Grade

I was super excited when I got the opportunity to review this app. I absolutely love the Teach Me series of apps by 24x7digitial.  Actually, none of my kids are anywhere near 3rd grade but I really just wanted to see how they changed this series to grow with kids.  Well, they did a great job. There are four areas they focus on here: multiplication, division, spelling, and sight words.  First, the multiplication and division is presented in such a… Read more

Watch Disney App

Do you know you can watch Disney TV shows on the go for FREE?  No subscriptions needed.  With the free apps, Watch Disney, Watch Disney XD, Watch Disney Junior, you can watch the Disney shows on your iPAD, iPhone, or iPod, or any Kindle devices.  You can also watch them on your computers.  All you have to do is to download the apps and start watching the shows.  There are some limitations: It is only available in the US and… Read more

Leos Pad Appisode 2

A while ago, I introduced the educational app for preschooler Leo’s Pad Appisode 1, and I liked it very much.  Now they have the 2nd Appisode out, I found it is as good as the first one, if not better.  For those did not read about Leo’s Pad Appisode 1, you can find out more about it HERE. In Appisode 2, Leo and Gally, with help from their friend Marie, build a rocket for Gally’s birthday.  Kids will help them… Read more

PBS Kids Video

I don’t know why I have not shared PBS Kids video app.  Maybe because we’ve been using it too much, I have assumed everyone should know about it.  But if you don’t know about the app, it is a free app from PBS Kids.  With the app, kids can watch any of the PBS Kids videos from the top PBS Kids and PBS Kids Go television series.  Some of the shows included in the app: Curious George, The Cat in… Read more


When I reviewed the SplashMath App, I was really in love with the app. Because it provides a comprehensive math exercise for kids at elementary school, with all the contents aligned with school curriculum.  Today I am even more excited to share another app that is also linked with school curriculum, and what is more, it includes Math, Language Art, and Science for Grade 3 to 5, and Health for Grade 5 – this is a total of 10 titles. … Read more

Leo’s Pad Appisode 1

Leo’s Pad Appisode 1 is an interactive animated appisode designed for preschoolers by a team including Stanford University education experts.  It is about the adventures of the 8-year-old boy Leonardo da Vinci and his friends.  If you are not sure what appisode is (like me), you can think of appisode as an episode of a TV series.  Leo’s Pad Appisode 1 is Free, but the following Appisodes are not. What I like the most about this free app is it… Read more

Weird But True

Weird But True is a cool app to have around handy. It is FREE on App Store. Based on the National Geographic Kids magazine and best-selling book franchise, the app has more than 300 Weird But True kid-friendly facts! There are wachy sound effects with each fact. You can also search facts based on your interest: alligator, Mars, waterfalls… Introduction on the App Store: ★Winner of Spring 2012 Parents’ Choice Award ★ New York Times App to Keep Kids Happy… Read more

Are you smarter than a Fifth Grader

Have you ever watched “Are you smarter than a fifth grader”?  Do you like it?  Now it has an app with the same name. This is a fun academic family game.  Any one started school can play.  Kids in first or 2nd grade may not be able to answer all the questions, but I am sure, there are some questions they can answer better than mom and dad. There are two ways to play the game: Normal Round and Play… Read more