Guest Post by: Garry Froehlich | Jellybean Tunes
40! Over the past forty issues we've covered hundreds of apps and expanded to sales, promotions, updates, news and reviews. Thanks for following along and making the app report a success.
But that's not all. Our very own Jellybean Tunes is turning one this weekend. Watch for a great deal this App Friday.
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|Nature's Friends by BumbleBeembie interactive studio: It's a coloring book with short child friendly stories about all those things that even little kids can do to help keep our environment nice and clean. You'll get 15 coloring pages and 45 worksheets to learn about letters, numbers, opposites, shapes and much more. iPad: $1.99|
Apps for Little Ones
|Animal Puzzle for Toddlers and Preschoolers by Pixel Envision: A beautiful high quality puzzle game for toddlers and kids from ages 1 to 6 featuring 20 lovely designed animals in 23 puzzles! When a puzzle is completed kids are rewarded with a variety of "celebrations" and interactions. iPhone and iPad: Free + $1.99 In-App Purchase, Amazon: Free + In-App Purchase|
|Build with Blocks HD by Jocoda: A toddler building block toy. Now with 5 levels of different difficulties. This App is designed for toddlers to keep them entertained. It has bright colours and is very easy to use. iPad: $0.99|
|Goodnight ABC by Quasar Alliance, Inc: Goodnight ABC is a fully interactive App that makes learning ABC and Phonics feel like playing an exciting game. Filled with colorful original art, sound effects, animals, whimsical objects, and tons of interactive features and animation on every page, the app teaches letters and letter sounds, while also providing your child with hundreds of new vocabulary words, knowledge of numbers, colors, the basics of nature, animal world, technology, and a lot more. iPad: $1.99|
|A Heart Pumping Adventure HD by PicPocket Books: Human Body Detectives: A Heart-Pumping Adventure: The Human Body Detectives stories feature Merrin and Pearl, sisters who find they have a magical ability to enter different systems in people’s bodies to solve health mysteries. In their latest journey, A Heart-Pumping Adventure, you’ll learn how the circulatory system works and which food best fuels a healthy heart. iPad: $2.99|
|Alligator at Saw Grass Road - Smithsonian's Backyard by Oceanhouse Media: "Alligator at Saw Grass Road" takes children on an exciting adventure through the dangerous life of an alligator and her young. While Alligator is hunting for food, a red-bellied turtle climbs into the nest to lay eggs. Will Alligator discover the turtle eggs? iPhone and iPad: $1.99|
|Thinking Thingamabob by Thinking Thingamabob Pty Ltd: The Thinking Thingamabob is a creative thinking tool to help you create wonderful new ideas! If you are an author suffering from writer's block, an artist in need of inspiration, looking for a new invention or business idea or a parent encouraging your children to learn to think more creatively then the Thinking Thingamabob is for you. iPad: Free + In-App Purchases|
|Yum Num's Galaxy by Goodhustle Studios, Inc.: In the future, all healthy food has been blasted into space. Only fast food remains. One brave kitty searches for tasty recipes that can save the galaxy! Collect nutritious ingredients from savory solar systems and prepare them by the power of cooking. When alien customers cry out for tasty vittles, only YOU and Captain Yum Num are adventurous enough to satisfy their hunger! iPad: $0.99 (launch sale)|
|Seek! by Wizkeit Games: A delightfully simple seek and find game for you and your kidlets. Unique in its richly detailed esthetic, Seek! is kind of like if Waldo and the I Spy guy discovered crafts. It's an entirely different take on the hidden object/seek-and-find genre that's engaging for young and old. iPhone: $0.99|
|Maths with Springbird by Broccol-E-Games: New and Noteworthy in Education in Australia and #1 in Education in Australia! Maths with Springbird is a fun and educational game available on the iPad, designed for children aged 4-6 years old. Help your child master their maths skills by freeing all of Springbird's friends! iPad: Free + $3.99 In-App Purchase|
|3rd Grade Math: Summer Review Splash Math App by StudyPad, Inc.: Splash Math is a fun and innovative way to practice math. With 16 chapters covering over 200 math skills and an endless supply of problems, it is by far the most comprehensive math workbook in the app store. iPad: $4.99|
|Shape Analogies by flowcrow: Shape Analogies provides interactive practice problems for The Cognitive Abilities Test, which is a K-12 assessment test often used to make placement decisions for gifted programs. These problems include shape or figure matrices where the student must determine the relationship between the shapes in the first row and then find the matching shape for the second row that would make them related in the same way as the first row. iPhone and iPad: $2.99, Amazon: $2.99, Google Play: $2.99|
|75% Off Wasabi Productions apps over the next few weeks. All apps will be marked down from $3.99 to 0.99 cents (one at a time).|
|The Cat in the Hat omBook is on sale for 99 cents for a limited time! Check out the list of omBooks on sale at Oceanhouse Media.|
|Holt Smith Kids Summer Sale All apps are $0.99 or Free for July! The Holt Smith parent developed school readiness apps are compelling primers that help children scaffold the concepts of letters, word structure, spelling, rhyming, numbers, counting, and addition through tracing, picture and color association, and phonics.|
|Brush of Truth was named a 2012 Media of the Year winner in the Interactive Book Apps category in the annual Creative Toy Awards contest conducted by Creative Child magazine. Brush of Truth is a reading app for kids 8-12, in a choose-your-adventure format. Visit Story Bayou for more details.|
|In the Spotlight with Zen Labs. Check out the interview with Anahelena Natera at melissanorthway.com|
|Alphabet Jumbled by Pixel Interactive: Had enough of same old Alphabet song, flash cards and posters? Here’s a fun interactive app to get your kids started on their ABCs! Now a universal app for iPhone and iPad: $1.99|