Guest Post by: Garry Froehlich | Jellybean Tunes
Welcome to the 19th installment of the App Report, our weekly collection of product announcements and news from the members of the Moms With Apps network. We break the apps out into categories to easier to find ones you may like.
Early Learning: Shapes Circus, Toddler Time!, Accelerated Learning and The Farm Animals are all here to teach about shapes and animals. Kids Trucks introduces letters, numbers and colors with a truck theme. Learn all about the alphabet with Small abc.
Literacy: Build figures out of animals and learn how to spell with Happipets. Practice reading and learn about nature in Polar Bear Horizon from Oceanhouse Media and the Smithsonian Oceanic Collection. Learn basic reading skills with Sight Words Flash Cards.
Math: Math Rat introduces adding and subtracting.
Art: Learn painting with Momalo, or learn about symmetry while creating snowflakes in Snowflake Station.
Science: Find fossils and learn All About Dinosaurs with the Cat in the Hat and Oceanhouse Media.
Parents: Turn your iPad or iPhone into a baby monitor with Baby Monitor 3G.
Parents, please take a moment to read the iTunes app descriptions, and to screen the apps you download, to fully understand the features and elements in the app. If you find an app you like, remember to write a review.
|Polar Bear Horizon - Smithsonian Oceanic Collection by Oceanhouse Media: It's early spring at the top of the world and snow stretches to the horizon and beyond. Polar Bear and her two cubs are growing hungry after spending the cold winter months in their den. When they emerge, Polar Bear checks for danger and waits for the cubs to acclimate to the ice. Learn about their long and dangerous journey to sea as this arctic adventure unfolds. How will Polar Bear find food and protect her hungry cubs? iPhone and iPad, Android|
|Shapes Circus for Toddlers by Lizz Campbell: From five shapes, your child will choose the correct match to the shape presented in the circus. After getting three in a row right, they will be rewarded with a sticker which they can use to create their own scene in the Circus Tent. Each screen is accompanied by wonderful circus music and sound effects. All of this combined with the colorful and fun artwork will make learning shapes as much fun as going to the circus! iPhone|
|Oh Say Can You Say Di-No-Saur? - All About Dinosaurs by Oceanhouse Media: Put on your digging caps and join the Cat in the Hat on an expedition millions of years back in time to find dinosaur fossils. Then travel to the modern day Super Dino Museum, where you'll discover amazing facts and stunning visuals of some of your favorite dinosaurs! iPhone and iPad|
|Momalo by Peter Druska: MOMALO represents a one of kind way how to learn painting with the iPad, both for kids and adults. By using down-home templates you learn how to mix colours thanks to their mutual overlapping. Broaden the perception of your kids, refine your attention, single-mindedness, creativity and imagination. iPad|
|MathRat by boaneo: The Math Rat teaches kids to count and do simple math. Through six levels of difficulty, the child is introduced to counting, adding, subtracting and larger/smaller than. Success is rewarded with medals and virtual candy, but watch out for the rat - He is sneaking around trying to steal your goodies and will if you don't tap him quickly. iPad|
|Toddler Time! 3 by Picoman Games: With fun animations, high quality images, professional voice talent and easy navigation Toddler Time! 3 encourages children to repeat and copy - helping to enhance their vocabulary and knowledge. Includes musical instruments, pets, places and farm animals. iPhone|
|Happipets by Happi: The 1st spelling App where children can learn words by building figures using letters: move, rotate, flip, turn and resize letters and combine them to create a Lion (12 real animals included) or an Edufefeo (12 fantastic beasts included) or your own Happipet (more than 140 letters and infinite combinations). iPad|
|Accelerated Learning - Flashing - Animals From Around the World by Mercury Learning Systems LLC: Imagine your child able to instantly remember then accurately recall hundreds of objects, their names and unique facts about them with lightning speed. Children learn about common and unusual animals from around the world. Five categories of objects (separate apps): Animals From Around the World, Foods From Around the World, Sports Equipment and Games, Musical Instruments, and Tools and Instruments. iPad|
|Kids Trucks: Preschool Learning by Scott Adelman: What is Kids Trucks: Preschool Learning? It is a lot of truck learning fun packed into one app. This app works with toddlers and preschoolers on learning their letters, numbers, colors, and shapes. It provides a lot of positive encouragement and incentives to help motivate children to learn and to feel good about their accomplishments (including celebratory fireworks!). iPhone and iPad|
|Sight Words Flash Cards - list of sightwords for kids in preschool, kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade with questions by eFlashApps: Sight Words Flash Cards is designed to develop pre-reading skills such as recognizing common words by sight and sound. Sight Words Flash Cards are divided into 4 categories: Pre-primary, kindergarten, 1st grade & 2nd grade. Each grade has an accompanying Question Mode to test and enhance reading skills. iPhone and iPad|
|Small abc :- Fun Learning Alphabet for toddlers and preschool kids by redbytes software: Small abc as the name suggests is about small letters of the English language. The app aims at strengthening and developing visual and auditory associations with an emphasis on phonic sound while the activities section is designed to build analytical thinking and recognition skills of the child. iPad|
|The Farm Animals by Lizz Campbell: Teach your young children about farm animals and the sounds they make. Simply touch the screen to hear the sound, teaching cause and effect. Learn from the letters spelling out each animal's name. iPhone|
|Snowflake Station by KBooM Games: This game offers young learners a foundation to learn about symmetry, a key concept important to math, science, art and architecture. Snowflake Station encourages children to fold, cut, decorate, and display their own snowflakes on the iPad screen. Winter settings and accompanying music will add a bit of warmth on the chilliest of days. It's all the fun of the classic classroom craft of snowflake-making, but with none of the mess. Every day can be a snow day at Snowflake Station! iPad|
|Baby Monitor 3G by TappyTaps s.r.o.: Just install "Baby Monitor 3G" on two iOS devices (iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch are all supported) and use them as a GENUINE Baby Monitor! One device will stay in baby's room as the Baby Station, while the second device remains with you as the Parent Station. You will be able to hear immediately what is happening in the baby's room, you can take photographs remotely to see whether your baby is sleeping, and you can even talk to your baby. iPhone and iPad|
|Word Book and Puzzle Box HD by Anlock: updated to include new letter images and corrected phonics. iPad|
|Rocket Speller by Little Big Thinkers: updated to include more than 30 new words. iPhone and iPad|
|Elfishki and the Giant Cake (English + Russian) by kidsiphoneapps.net: now in English and Russian. iPad|