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.
Writing Magic Numbers is a unique app which teaches number recognition, counting and writing numbers from 0-10 through a delightful, magical adventure. Many educational apps are heavily weighted towards either learning or play but Magic Numbers gets the balance just right. (more…)Continue reading "Writing Magic Numbers Review" »
Whether it’s election time or not, kids in the United States could probably use a little help learning their presidents. Here are some apps to help ease the learning process with a spoonful of sugary fun. (more…)Continue reading "Best Apps About the Presidents" »
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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The temporary Halloween stores have already started popping up. The leaves are starting to turn. Corn stalks are showing up outside your neighbor’s house. It’s that time of year again. Here’s a quick list of some fun and safe Halloween-themed apps for your kiddos to enjoy.
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Parents everywhere are getting excited and going around singing “It’s the most wonderful time of the year”. That’s right, it’s back to school time.
But back to school means more than buying school supplies and making sure junior makes the bus, it also means homework, studying and tests. And there are plenty of iPad apps to help you and your little ones brush up on all things education.Continue reading "7 Back to School iPad Apps That We Recommend" »
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" »
Every parent knows that iPads and iPhones are great for making calls, texting, keeping organized and entertaining children. Even babies under the age of one are grabbing their parents phones and playing. But you don’t want them to call China ot to mess up your Draw Something game.
So what’s a parent to do? Download the best apps for their baby, of course.
Here are 6 sensory apps for the iPad and iPhone that will entertain and even educate your little bundle of joy.Continue reading "6 Sensational Sensory Apps for Babies" »
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" »