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

BookKingdom1

The BookKingdom1 app is a great learning tool for children. With BookKingdom1, kids can learn the alphabet, learn how to spell simple words, and also play with puzzles. There are 4 main modes in the BookKingdom1 app: 1) Alphabet Learning, 2) SpellMe, 3) Jigsaw Puzzles, and 4) Rewards. With Alphabet Learning, kids can read and practice the sounds of the alphabet, as well as learn word associations and explore a world of colorful images with animations. The SpellMe mode teaches children to spell words correctly by dragging the alphabet letters into their correct positions and earn fun rewards along the way, too! With the Jigsaw Puzzles section, kids can assemble puzzles and create beautiful alphabetical artwork, earning rewards as they complete puzzles. The Rewards section is a place where kids can earn fun stickers – for example, when the complete the set of three SpellMe games, they earn a reward! If you would like to share a fun learning app with your little one, be sure to check out BookKingdom1!  Requirements: Requires iOS 6.1 or later. Compatible with iPad. Price: FREE ~ See BookKingdom1 in the App Store

 

 

MyFirstTap

The MyFirstTap app is a great first app for children. With MyFirstTap, kids between the ages of 6 months and 36 months can enjoy a fun tappable experience with the iPad. This app features large, colorful animated images that appear at random when kids touch anywhere on the screen. As kids tap, more and more images will keep popping up. Kids will be intrigued by the animations and the effects of their hands tapping on the screen. This app was created to provide an easy and fun first experience with the iPad for young children. If you would like to share a fun first app with your little one, be sure to check out MyFirstTap!  Requirements: Requires iOS 6.1 or later. Compatible with iPad.  Price: FREE ~ See MyFirstTap in the App Store

 

 

 

Talkz

The Talkz app is a fun Talking Stickers messaging app for your device. With Talkz, kids can create Talking Stickers which will say anything you type in their own voice! Kids can make their Talking Stickers for free at Talkz.com as well. The app is simple to use, just type a message to create fun, animated Talking Stickers to send to your friends and family or post on social networks. This app also supports groups and has voice, pictures, doodles, videos, music and more. There are even celebrity voice impersonations, where Talkz will let you send a message with voices of some of your favorite impersonated celebrities. The app also understands many languages and accents, and features speech recognition and text to speech options. If you would like to use a fun Talking Sticker app, be sure to check out Talkz!  Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Requires iOS 7.0 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5. Price: FREE ~ See Talkz in the App Store

 

 

 

Kiwaka

The Kiwaka app is a fun game that teaches children about stars and constellations in an entertaining way. With Kiwaka, kids can learn all about the various stars and constellations in the night sky. This app can be played in the dark for a more delightful visual experience. The adventure begins in Kiwaka, a small location in the African jungle (an actual place), where the strangest creatures live. The creatures want to discover the night sky and it is your job to catch fireflies to help them, each firefly will light one of the stars in the sky! As kids collect fireflies, the constellations will reveal themselves and their hidden mysteries and ancient myths…like the myth of Perseus and how he killed Medusa who turned all who gazed upon her to stone! This app was developed with the collaboration of the European Space Agency (ESA), the European Southern Observatory (ESO) and other leading scientific organizations to display over 120 stunning space images, as well as external links so that kids and their families can explore the cosmos further! The app also includes several videos to help kids and their families locate important stars and constellations in the night sky! If you would like to teach your child about stars and constellations, be sure to check out Kiwaka!  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 Kiwaka in the App Store

 

 

 

Mini Dodge Ninja

The Mini Dodge Ninja app is a fun game that kids and adults will enjoy. With Mini Dodge Ninja, kids will dodge their way through the levels using a roster of cute Mini Dodge Ninja characters that come in all shapes and sizes! Some of the characters included are: cute and cuddly Little Chick, mystical Mr. Frogo and the daring Ninja Cat – each has their own unique playing style, too! This app is free to play. Kids will love the unique gameplay, and the wacky ways to unlock characters (i.e. play upside down). If you would like to share a fun new game with your child, be sure to check out Mini Ninja Dodge!  Requirements: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5. Price: FREE ~ See Mini Dodge Ninja in the App Store

 

 

Bouncy Hamsters

The Bouncy Hamsters app is a fun game that kids will enjoy.  With Bouncy Hamsters, the goal is to help all the hamsters bounce to safety…someone let all the baby hamsters loose, and it’s up to you to save them!  All of the baby hamsters are climbing and jumping like crazy, time to get out the trampoline and make sure they bounce to safety.  This is a game that both young children and older children can enjoy, even parents.  If you are looking for a fun new game, be sure to try out Bouncy Hamsters!  Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Requires iOS 6.0 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5. Price: FREE ~ See Bouncy Hamsters in the App Store

 

 

 

Doting Mom

The Doting Mom app is the perfect app to help new moms easily organize all the important information about their children in a practical way.  With Doting Mom, all you have to do is add the information wherever you are and you will have it available every time you need it.  Moms (and Dads) can download a virtual notebook and start managing their baby’s feedings, naps and diaper changes – this way they can easily view their child’s routine to stay on track.  There is also a place to manage the medication prescribed to your child, with sync option to your iPhone’s calendar, this way you are reminded at the time of doses.  The app allows parents to stay on top of medical history, such as: sickness, symptoms, growth information, immunizations, etc.  This app also allows parents to keep track of milestones and save a diary of their child’s photos, and so much more.  If you would like help keeping a virtual notebook for your child, be sure to check out Doting Mom!  Requirements: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5. Price: FREE ~ See Doting Mom in the App Store

 

 

 

Puzzles & Robofrog

The Puzzles & Robofrog app is a fun game that kids and adults can enjoy.  With Puzzles & Robofrog, players can challenge their skills and hop the day away in three exciting game modes.  The goal is to hop across lily pads and watch out for gators as you solve hundreds of different puzzles in various modes of play.  Mode 1 – Rush – this mode allows players to hop as much as they can and strive for a new high score.  Mode 2 – Survival – this mode encourages players to think fast and see how far they can hop, but make sure not to make a mistake or it’s game over.  Mode 3 – Expert – this mode is the toughest, only attempt this mode if you are an expert hopper!  If you would like to share a fun puzzle game with your child, be sure to check out Puzzles & Robofrog!  Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Requires iOS 4.3 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.  Price: FREE ~ See Puzzles & Robofrog in the App Store

 

 

 

Duckie Deck with Teeth

The Duckie Deck with Teeth app is a great app for teaching children about taking care of their teeth.  With Duckie Deck with Teeth, children will learn the importance of dental care.  This app shows a fun variation on tooth growth and development as well.  Kids can design their own special set of teeth, fangs, and tusks – adjusting their shapes and size any way they wish until they are ready to chomp.  Next, kids can munch down on a tasty snack and see how grimy their new teeth get.  Then, of course, it’s time to brush it all away for a bright and shiny smile!  The app features colorful graphics, dynamic elements and fun sound effects – there is even a special song for when your child brushes their teeth!  If you would like to share an app about dental care with your child, be sure to check out Duckie Deck with Teeth!  Requirements: Requires iOS 5.1.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5. Price: $0.99 ~ See Duckie Deck with Teeth in the App Store

 

 

Tappy Alphabet

The Tappy Alphabet app is a great simple app that will help teach young children the alphabet as well as vocabulary.  With Tappy Alphabet, kids can learn over 100 vocabulary words.  The app features bright, colorful graphics as well as professional voiceover that will keep kids engaged.  Children can tap each letter multiple times to learn up to four words starting with each letter.  The app features upper and lower case letters, 100+ vocabulary words, phonics and more.  If you would like to share a fun alphabet and vocabulary app with your little one, be sure to check out Tappy Alphabet!  Requirements: Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 3.2 or later.  Price: $0.99 ~ See Tappy Alphabet in the App Store

 

 

 

 

 

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