Here is this week’s 5 Fun Apps For Friday! Our weekly roundup of the best apps for parents this week.

Gravity Lab!

The Gravity Lab! app is a fun puzzle game for children.  With Gravity Lab!, kids can navigate gravity shifts, bounce pads, portals, cannons, and more in this easy to play but difficult to master puzzle game.  Kids will help launch robot Steve through more than 200 levels of physics-based puzzles, while collecting stars and unlocking new challenges along the way!  This app contains fun physics-based mechanics, as well as a store featuring fun, customizable looks for robot Steve.  If you would like to share a fun puzzle game with your child, be sure to check out Gravity Lab!

Requirements: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5. Price: FREE ~ See Gravity Lab! in the App Store

 

 

Quick Fractions

The Quick Fractions app is a great way to help your child master their fractions skills.  With Quick Fractions, kids can get help if they are just starting out with fractions, or for more advanced students, there are more challenging modes.  This app features four game modes: 1) Equivalence – kids will create equivalence with fractions, decimal and percentages, 2) Compare – kids will use estimation and fraction knowledge to compare fractions, decimals and percentages, 3) Addition and Subtraction – kids will use mental arithmetic to add and subtract using proper and improper fractions and mixed numerals, and 4) Multiplication and Division – kids will use mental arithmetic to multiply and divide using proper and improper fractions and mixed numerals.  Kids will handwrite their answers on the screen, which will help them work out the answer instead of guessing from a range of presented options.  Parents can track their child’s progress in each mode and difficulty level.  If you would like to share an app all about practicing fractions with your child, be sure to check out Quick Fractions!

Requirements: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5. Price: $1.99 ~ See Quick Fractions in the App Store

 

 

100 Shapes and Colours for Babies and Toddlers

The 100 Shapes and Colours for Babies and Toddlers app is a great educational app for babies and toddlers.  With 100 Shapes and Colours for Babies and Toddlers, children can improve their speech and vocabulary skills.  This app is geared towards children ages 6 months through 4 years old.  The app uses colorful graphics, energetic sounds and cute animations to teach children how to recognize key shapes, objects and colours.  There are 12 categories for learning, including: Animals, Insects, Beach items, Clothes and accessories, Things found in the garden, Shapes, Vehicles, In the sky, At school, At home, Food and Storybook characters.  Children will hear a clear voiceover, in either American or British English, as they see each new word, shape and color.  If you would like to help your child expand their vocabulary, be sure to check out 100 Shapes and Colours for Babies and Toddlers!

Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Requires iOS 5.1 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5. Price: FREE ~ See 100 Shapes and Colours for Babies and Toddlers in the App Store

 

 

HappyClock: How to Tell Time on Clocks

The HappyClock: How to Tell Time on Clocks app is a great way to help your child learn how to read a clock.  With HappyClock: How to Tell Time on Clocks, children can learn how to read time on a conventional clock.  This app features three difficulty levels and a set-and-learn mode.  There are three types of dials – with seconds, with Arabic and Roman numerals.  The clock hands will give hints to your child when they are having a hard time.  Kids will be guided with a pleasant voiceover that will help them work through complications.  If you would like to help your child learn how to tell time on a clock, be sure to check out HappyClock!

Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Requires iOS 5.0 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5. Price: $0.99 ~ See HappyClock: How to Tell Time on Clocks in the App Store

 

 

BoomBons – an interactive magazine for kids

The BoomBons app is a fun interactive magazine for kids.  With BoomBons, preschoolers (and beyond) can develop important skills as they read exciting adventures featuring the Boombons four cheerful kids – Lola, Tina, Oscar and Max.  The BoomBons app is free and the first full-length magazine issue is free as well!  The app features exciting new adventures, fun challenges designed to help your child learn, as well as intriguing puzzles that develop your child’s problem-solving abilities.  There are also creative games that inspire the imagination and help develop fine motor skills.  The app features over 25 activity pages of unique content, as well as over 60 various scenes with fun challenges and mini-games.  If you would like to share a fun magazine app with your child, be sure to check out BoomBons – an interactive magazine for kids!

Requirements: Requires iOS 5.1 or later. Compatible with iPad.  Price: FREE ~ See BoomBons – an interactive magazine for kids in the App Store

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