Friday Findings

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Posted July 19, 2013 by Nikki - Features

Here are this week’s Friday Findings!  Enjoy!

 

iPhone Screenshot 1Bartholomew and the Oobleck – Dr. Seuss:  The new Bartholomew and the Oobleck – Dr. Seuss app is a perfect storybook app for any Dr. Seuss fan!  With Bartholomew and the Oobleck – Dr. Seuss, kids can read a story about King Derwin of Didd, and his page boy Bartholomew…and, course, the green blobs called “oobleck” that fall from the sky!  This story is recommended for children ages 6 through 12 years old.  The interactive storybook app features professional narration, background audio and enlarged artwork for each scene.  To promote reading in younger children, individual words are highlighted as the story is read and words zoom up when pictures are touched (great for picture/word association as well)!  There are three ways to read this omBook: “Read to Me”, “Read it Myself”, and “Auto Play”.  Kids can even record their own voice as the narrator and share voice tracks with others that own the app as well.  If you would like to share a fun Dr. Seuss book with your child, be sure to check out Bartholomew and the Oobleck – Dr. Seuss!  Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later.  Price: $3.99 ~ See Bartholomew and the Oobleck – Dr. Seuss in the App Store

 

iPhone Screenshot 2Luca Lashes Visits the Doctor:  The Luca Lashes Visits the Doctor app is a great way to teach your children about going to the doctor.  With Luca Lashes Visits the Doctor, kids can read an interactive storybook that shows kids going to the doctor isn’t so scary when you know what to expect.  The app is multilingual and can be read in Chinese, English, French, Italian, and Spanish.  This app is geared towards children under 4 years old – to promote reading in younger children, individual words are highlighted as the story is read.  While reading the story, children will be able to experience Luca’s pediatric appointment interactively through touch, sight, and sound.  There is a “Read to Me” as well as a “By Myself” option.  If you would like to share a story about going to the doctor to help your child understand the situation better, be sure to check out Luca Lashes Visits the Doctor!  Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later.  This app is optimized for iPhone 5.  Price: $1.99 ~ See Luca Lashes Visits the Doctor in the App Store

 

iPhone Screenshot 1Play & Match Kids Logic Game:  The Play & Match Kids Logic Game is a logic-developing picture matching game for kids of all ages.  With Play & Match Kids Logic Game, children will develop their logic, math and concentration skills while playing a fun game.  This app helps children answer questions like: “Where does the polar bear live?”, “What kind of road does a train travel on?”, and “What kind of ball does a soccer player have?”…all of the questions will be answered by matching pictures of the correct object/setting.  The app features an easy, intuitive interface for children of all ages.  This app features 240 pictures to match, all with beautiful graphics.  There are lots of themes included, some of which are: Animals, Clothes, Colors, Household, Sports, Transportation, Weather and many more!  If you would like to help your child develop their logic skills and concentration – be sure to check out Play & Match Kids Logic Game!  Requirements: Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation) and iPad. Requires iOS 4.0 or later.  Price: $0.99 ~ See Play & Match Kids Logic Game in the App Store

 

iPhone Screenshot 1Twitchy the Witch:  The Twitchy the Witch app is a fun interactive storybook for kids.  With Twitchy the Witch, kids can help Twitchy turn herself pretty, by helping her find all the ingredients!  There are 5 creatures that make up the special recipe, your kids will lead Twitchy to the ingredients in this “choose-your-own-way” style of play app.  Kids will adventure through 5 different lands in this fully animated and interactive environment.  Children will be able to touch and interact with different items and characters as they journey along throughout the story.  This app is designed for children ages 4 and older.  The story can be enjoyed by reading it on your own, with a parent, or having it read to you (narration).  If you would like to share a fun new interactive, “choose-your-own-adventure” storybook with your child, be sure to check out Twitchy the Witch!  Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.  Price: $2.99 ~ See Twitchy the Witch in the App Store

 

iPhone Screenshot 2iStoryTime – Turbo Movie Storybook Deluxe:  The iStoryTime – Turbo Movie Storybook Deluxe app is a great interactive storybook for fans of the movie Turbo!  With iStoryTime – Turbo Movie Storybook Deluxe, kids can ride along for “the greatest under-snail story of all time”!  Turbo (the snail) wants to be a race car driver like his hero, Guy Gagne, more than anything in the world.  Will Turbo make his dreams come true and race in the Indy 500?  You will have to read to find out!  This app features the following reading modes: “Auto Play”, “Read To Me” and “Read To Myself”.  There is highlighted text to help younger readers.  Kids will love the animations and genuine character audio from the film!  Once kids have finished reading the story, they can do the “Turbo-ize” activity and customize Turbo’s shell, as well as watch videos from the film!  If you would like to share a fun Turbo movie app with your child, be sure to check out iStoryTime – Turbo Movie Storybook Deluxe!  Requirements: Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation) and iPad. Requires iOS 5.1 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.  Price: $3.99 ~ See iStoryTime – Turbo Movie Storybook Deluxe in the App Store


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