Here are this week’s Friday Findings! Enjoy!
Elly the Reindeer Book 11: In this app, Elly the Reindeer is back for her 11th adventure with all of her woodland friends! Come along with Elly as she goes on an exciting camping trip at Feelgood Forest. Camping is so much fun – but when night falls, Elly and her friends hear a strange noise in the woods…time for Elly to grab her torch and find that noise! The Elly the Reindeer series of eBooks for toddlers is very cute and features a simple yet beautiful design. Young readers will enjoy the “Read-to-Me” narration and all the fun interactions on each page. If you are looking for a fun new book to read with your little ones – be sure to check out Elly the Reindder Book 11! Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.0 or later. Price: $0.99 ~ See Elly the Reindeer Book 11 in the App Store
Recycle HD: The Recycle HD app helps to explain to kids the “why” and the “how” of the 3 R’s – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle – in a fun and interactive way. Questions such as, “Why should you buy in bulk?” and “What are upcycling and refurbishing?”, are explained to children. This app features interesting and educational photos and video supplements to help further explain the content. There is also a “Did You Know” section with “WOW” facts about each topic. Kids can use the “text to speech” feature to listen to each section (narration) if they wish. Once kids have listened to all the information, they can play a visual matching game to reinforce the concepts taught in the app or they can take a quiz (easy, intermediate, and advanced levels of questions). If you have kids who are interested in recycling or that you would like to teach about recycling – be sure to check out the Recycle HD app! Requirements: Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Price: $1.99 ~ See Recycle HD in the App Store
KombiKids – My First Logic Puzzle: The KombiKids – My First Logic Puzzle app is a great app for children ages 3 and older. This app teaches concepts that help promote logic and critical thinking skills. Children are able to participate in activities such as: dragging a string to connect the cards that belong together (i.e. a seal and a fish) and much more. The illustrations and artwork are beautiful and the sound effects are fun. This app is completely ad-free and features gameplay that is simple and kid-friendly. If you are looking for a puzzle app for your little ones – be sure to check out KombiKids – My First Logic Puzzle! 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 KombiKids – My First Logic Puzzle in the App Store
Long Division Touch: The Long Division Touch app is a great way to learn the mechanics of long division through a touch interface. Kids will be able to drag digits down, slide the decimal into the correct position, and tap to identify repeating decimals – all of these interactions will help to enhance the learning process. Learning long division can be difficult – and this app aims to make it more accessible for kids. The lessons on the app include: Long Division Basics, Zero Up Top, Remainders, Decimals, Repeating Decimals, and Decimals in the Divisor. If you have a child at home who is learning long division – why not give this app a try? 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: FREE ~ See Long Division Touch in the App Store
Good Shepherd HD: The Good Shepherd app is an easy game that is geared towards younger children. This app features a safe and family-friendly game with kid-friendly gameplay. The artwork is bright and cheery and the sound effects are fun. In the game, the sheep have wandered off and it’s up to you, The Good Shepherd, to bring them home safely. There are 5 fun and easy levels for kids to play where they will guide sheep along a path to collect flowers and find hidden stars – but, watch out, there are obstacles, too! If you are looking for a fun game for your little one – be sure to check out Good Shepherd HD! Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later. Price: $0.99 ~ See Good Shepherd HD in the App Store
My Story App: The My Story App offers a new “spin” on children’s storybook apps – this time they are telling their own story! This app allows children to tell original stories that have the feel of old-fashioned storytelling. There are over a billion story lines that could be created! Kids will be able to “spin” their own story by using the spinners to customize their story – they can select either adjectives, characters, actions, or locations and then spin to see what happens next! Complete with fun sound effects, narrated and visual prompts, and unique quick endings this app will be sure to keep your kids spinning new stories. If you are looking for a fun new storybook app for your kids – be sure to check out the My Story App! 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 My Story App in the App Store
Preschool Fun: Preschool Fun is a Montessori based app that features over 40 animated scenes that teach letters, numbers, and music too! This app is perfect for children ages 2 through 6 years old. Children will be able to learn how to write a letter or number, and hear and learn its name. There is a mode where little ones can practice writing and tracing a letter, number or even their own name using colored pencils. In addition to learning to write letters, children will also be taught how to count. For more complex concepts, little ones will learn clock time, shapes, how to solve a simple puzzle and much more. There is even a basic music lesson with a keyboard and other different musical instruments! If you have preschoolers – be sure to check out Preschool Fun! Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5. Price: FREE ~ See Preschool Fun in the App Store