Here is this week’s 10 Awesome Apps For Tuesday! Our weekly roundup of the best apps for parents this week.
The ABC-X-Plorer app is a fun educational app for younger children. With ABC-X-Plorer, kids can learn the alphabet in an entertaining and engaging way. Through using intuitive touch, children can explore the letters of the alphabet from A to Z. This app features 3D graphics, fun animations, special effects and interesting sounds. The app helps children learn how to make the connection between alphabet letters and associated objects. Little ones can also learn about cause and effect. The app also features The Alphabet Song to sing along with. If you would like to share a fun alphabet themed app with your child, be sure to check out ABC-X-Plorer!
Requirements: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5. Price: $0.99 ~ See ABC-X-Plorer in the App Store
The Let’s Fold Collection – Origami Puzzle Game introduces children into the art of origami! With Let’s Fold Collection – Origami Puzzle Game, children can complete fun origami puzzles on their device. This app features lots of fun characters, such as elephants and foxes, for children to create through origami. Children will feel proud when they complete these deceptively simple, fun origami puzzles and show them off to their friends and family. This Let’s Fold Collection app is perfect for all ages and skill levels. If you would like to introduce your child to the art of origami, be sure to download Let’s Fold Collection – Origami Puzzle Game!
Requirements: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPad 2 Wi-Fi, iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G, iPad Wi-Fi (3rd generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (3rd generation), iPad Wi-Fi (4th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (4th generation), iPad mini Wi-Fi, iPad mini Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini with Retina display, iPad mini with Retina display Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPod touch (4th generation), and iPod touch (5th generation). This app is optimized for iPhone 5. Price: FREE ~ See Let’s Fold Collection – Origami Puzzle Game in the App Store
The Mini-U: Buttons app is a fun creativity app for children. With Mini-U: Buttons, children can create anything from fairy-tale heroes to favorite animals through using a wide range of colorful buttons! In this game, children just need to sew the selected button on the right place on the template and watch as the picture unfolds. This app will help children learn numbers by placing buttons on the needed spot with the number on it. There is also a freehand mode where kids can choose any color of button they like and use their imagination to create their very own work of art! The app features a basic set of 6 templates for free, and parents can buy an additional “Pirates” set which includes 24 other templates – be on the lookout for “Fairy” and “Celebrities” templates which are coming out soon! This app features kid-friendly intuitive gameplay, and there are no time limits or third-party ads to worry about. If you would like to share a fun new creative app with your child, be sure to check out Mini-U: Buttons!
Requirements: Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 5.1.1 or later. Price: FREE ~ See Mini-U: Buttons in the App Store
The Feed ’em Bugs app is a fun game for kids. With Feed ’em Bugs, kids can play an app that is based on a childhood board game, with a modern twist. This app is designed for all ages and can be played either as a single player or with up to four players. The goal is to flip the spiders, centipedes and flying insects into the frog’s mouth. Simply swipe the crawling bugs onto the mechanical catapult hand to flip them into the spinning frog’s moving mouth, not as easy as it sounds! There is a special photo feature that allows you to take a photo of you or one of your friends/family or upload a photo to replace the frog’s picture, now it’s a spinning, chomping person! If you would like to share a fun new game with your child, be sure to check out Feed ’em Bugs!
Requirements: Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Price: $0.99 ~ See Feed ’em Bugs in the App Store
The Learny app is a great educational app designed for children ages 2 through 5 years old. With Learny, kids can enjoy more than 15 different educational games on their device. The app provides games and exercises that focus on different developmental areas, and children can play and learn at their own pace. All of the games range from easy to difficult levels. There are games that focus on colors, recognizing different colors and an introduction to negation. Some games focus on recognizing different shapes and kids can play a game where they create bridges with the correct shapes. There are also games that focus on letter recognition as well as associating letters to words. Children can also work on their memory skills by playing a game where they use their memory to make pairs of pictures. If you would like to share a fun educational app with your child, be sure to check out Learny!
Requirements: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPad. Price: $2.99 ~ See Learny – Colors, Shapes and Letters in the App Store
The Spell Tower Step Two app is a great spelling app for children. With Spell Tower Step Two, kids can enjoy a game with more than 110 words to spell, as well as 70 fun activity spelling words and 45 additional sight words! The STEP spelling system lets children drag letter blocks, bounce balls, draw with pens, and much more. The game features words from BIKE to TANK, and KITE to CHAIN – and everything makes sounds and moves along with a real gaming physics engine! Kids will love the letter-shooting cannons, bonus games and fireworks, too. This app will allow children to form a solid base in spelling and prepare them for reading on their own. If you would like to share a fun spelling game with your child, be sure to check out Spell Tower Step Two!
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Requires iOS 4.3 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5. Price: $1.99 ~ See Spell Tower Step Two in the App Store
The Kidz Learn app is a fun educational app for preschool and kindergarten age children. With Kidz Learn, children can learn through several different categories: Alphabet, Numbers, Colors, Story, Body Parts and Shapes. The app features animations and voiceovers which help to keep children entertained while they learn. The Alphabet mode features letters A through Z, as well as accompanying words that begin with each letter. The Numbers section covers numbers 1 through 25. The Colors and Shapes sections teach children about various colors and shapes and their names. There are 7 stories in the Story mode, which teach children to appreciate nature and other fun things. The Body Parts mode will teach children about all the external parts in the human body. If you would like to share an educational app with your preschooler, be sure to check out Kidz Learn!
Requirements: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5. Price: $1.99 ~ See Kidz Learn in the App Store
The Kids Yogaverse: I AM SUN, I AM MOON app is a great introduction to yoga for kids. With Kids Yogaverse: I AM SUN, I AM MOON, children can learn about two of the most loved yoga flows known as the Sun and Moon Salutations of Hatha yoga. This app provides the building blocks for yoga practices worldwide, as well as the fundamental postures that will offer children healthy ways to awaken the body and settle the mind. This app features beautifully hand drawn pages, and retells the story of yoga’s birth through the eyes and hearts of two mythological children from India’s Indus Valley. The app provides an experience where yoga, art, music, movement, creativity and culture collide! If you would like to share an introduction to yoga with your child, be sure to check out Kids Yogaverse!
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Requires iOS 7.1 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5. Price: $1.99 ~ See Kids Yogaverse: I AM SUN, I AM MOON in the App Store
The Block! app is an exciting block fitting game that is similar to Tetris. With Block!, players of all ages can enjoy a fun puzzle game that will test their skills. The game is easy to play, and very addictive. Simply drag all the blocks one by one to fill up the grid. The app is basically a Tangrams puzzle. The rules are as follows: drag the blocks to move them, try to fit them all in the frame, blocks cannot be rotated, and there are no time limits! This app features over 1,000 free levels across various stages. Kids will enjoy the animations, as well as the sound effects. And, there is one free hint per 5 minutes of play. If you would like to share a fun puzzle game with your child, be sure to check out Block!
Requirements: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5. Price: FREE ~ See Block! in the App Store
The Fun with Colors app is a great book and game combined into one app. With Fun with Colors, children can enjoy a lovingly illustrated coloring app that is filled with animations and interactions. Children can dive into the story, play with colors and learn how to assign colors to various objects (i.e. elephants are gray). There are also numerous animations and funny sound effects that help to make the app engaging. In addition to reading the story and playing with colors, children are also encouraged to show off their own creativity and imagination by creating their own picture and works of art. The app is available in English, Chinese, Spanish, Portuguese, German and Turkish. If you would like to share a fun app about colors with your child, be sure to check out Fun with Colors!
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Requires iOS 6.0 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5. Price: $2.99~ See Fun with Colors in the App Store