Last year Disney released a fantastic app based on the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse episode “Road Rally.” They called the app an “appisode,” which meant that it was basically the episode of the Disney Junior show turned into a game with long clips from the show. In simplest terms, it became an interactive episode for your child on the iPad or other iOS device. Now they’ve completely redone the app and I think its been worth it.
A sign of a good kids game for the iPad is how long a child plays with it. Based on that theory, the new app by one of my favorite kids app developers Duck Duck Moose called “More Trucks HD” should be a hit. After installing the game on my iPad I let my five year old take it for a spin. Ten minutes later I could not get him to give me the iPad. He was to engrossed in having a crane pull boxes over to a wrecking ball and have a bulldozer clean up the mess.
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There are multiple educational apps available for kids via smartphones, tablets, and
computers, which range from free downloads through to paid content. However, sorting
through the choice available can often be difficult, especially when having to deal with issues
like platform compatibility and suitability for ages. The best educational apps help kids to
learn while still being fun, and can take on everything from basic cognition skills through to
more advanced creative abilities. The following list represents a survey of different apps for
kids, and covers both preschool and older targeted apps. (more…)
Magical Music Box is a modern version of the mechanical marvels of yesteryear that entertained our grandparents as children. This time the music box is animated and configurable by you to play familiar classical tunes with imagery that captures the imagination. It’s a new app from studio Kidoteca. I was most impressed with the production quality of the app. The artwork and animation are really well done. The first time I saw it, I thought “This looks interesting.” And I was not disappointed.
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Not all apps are fun and games, or even educational. Some apps are developed to help people.Continue reading "Kid CBT*ABC Way – App Review" »
Educational apps for kids are great. And they’re even better if they are educational apps disguised as fun apps. This way, not only will parents feel better about handing over their iPhone or iPad, but children will learn when they think they’re just playing.Continue reading "Mr. Blimp iPad App Review" »
When your two-year old grabs your iPhone or iPad, you hope that they’ll fall in love with games that will educate them, as well as entertain them. You also hope that they don’t drop your precious gadget.
Monkey Preschool Lunchbox is sure to keep your child’s attention, while teaching them things like colors and numbers. What more can you ask for for $0.99?Continue reading "Monkey Preschool Lunchbox iPad App Review" »
MoMA Art Lab for the iPad was recently released by MoMA (The Museum of Modern Art in New York). Our family reviewed this app this past week and there are many things we really love about it and a few things we just do not like. This app is educational and also very artistic. I think that young children will learn a lot about how art is created by being exposed to this app at an early age.Continue reading "MoMA Art Lab iPad App Review" »
When children reach a certain age, no matter what you’ve taught them and not matter what kind of guilt/fear stuff you’ve instilled in them, one day they are going to try to get something past you. Sometimes it’s as innocent as I snuck a cookie into my room when you weren’t looking. Hopefully it’s not I’ve poisoned the neighbors cat and then buried it in the yard.
Sneaky Sam is the snuck a cookie kind of kid. He plays little tricks on his mom, friends, some pigeons and even his cat. But Sam is harmless and cute. Which is why he has his own app.Continue reading "Sneaky Sam iPad App Review" »