Here are this week’s Friday Findings!  Enjoy!

Word Sling!:  Word Sling! is a fun new word game that has an arcade feel to it.  With Word Sling, players will shoot letters from their sling shot to make words and score points!  Once players score enough points, they will be able to move on to the next level (the app features 12 levels to complete and master).  Each level features crazy unique letter arrangements for added difficulty.  There are various game modes, including: extreme vowels, 4 letters to win, and more.  Players have several items at their disposal – they can use bomb shots to remove any unwanted letters, use the letter reserve to save letters for later, use score multipliers and more.  The game also has an arcade feel – as players will have to aim their sling to fit words at tricky angles.  If you are looking for a fun new word game – be sure to check out Word Sling!  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 4.3 or later.  This app is optimized for iPhone 5.  Price: $0.99 ~ See Word Sling! in the App Store

 

iPad Screenshot 1Sequences by EdNinja:  The Sequences by EdNinja app is designed as an educational game for children.  The goal of this app is to help children improve their communication and learning skills, while also improving their ability to relate to other children of their same age.  Some of the areas focused on in this app are: storytelling skills, ability to build and structure his/her language, spatial depth orientation, and communication & social skills.  The app features the ability to create multiple personalized profiles for each child complete with their picture & their own options (great for parents with more than one child).  There are 12 fun and engaging stories that are based on common everyday children’s activities, and you can even create your own sequences by using your own photos and audio!  Parents are able to track their child’s progress and keep records in each profile.  This app is great for both parents and teachers, and has been designed as a special educational tool by teachers and therapists (which means that the app can be used by children that have special needs such as autism or other cognitive conditions).  If you are looking for an app to help your child with their communication needs – be sure to check out Sequences by EdNinja!  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 5.0 or later.  Price: $3.99 ~ See  Sequences by EdNinja in the App Store

 

iPad Screenshot 2Pogo Pig Savings:  The Pogo Pig Savings app is designed to help younger children learn about the concept of saving.  Geared towards children ages 2 through 4, Pogo Pig Savings explores how to save money for the future.  Kids will learn how to save money in order to get what they want through a fun and interactive game.  This will also teach kids the concept of self-control, because they will have to save and keep saving to have enough for what it is they want.  Using Pogo Pig Savings, kids will be able to save “money” and then use that money to buy prizes and rewards.  If you would like to teach your children the concept of saving, you should definitely check out Pogo Pig Savings!  Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.0 or later.  Price: $0.99 ~ See Pogo Pig Savings in the App Store

 

iPad Screenshot 1Ashlad and the Troll’s Silver Ducks:  Share a Norwegian fairytale classic with your children by reading Ashlad and the Troll’s Silver Ducks!  Brothers Ashlad, Per and Paul have embarked on a journey to the King’s mansion…and along the way they will encounter trolls, magic harps, silver ducks and much more.  You will have to read to see what happens!  This app features an interactive take on the old fairytale classic, and has stunning graphics and artwork.  The app has several interactive animated characters, captivating scenery, and an original music score!  Children can tap on characters and animals to hear fun sound effects.  Learning to read is encouraged with follow-along text as you listen to the wonderful narration.  This app has been optimized for the iPad, and also there is a HD version for retina display iPads available as well!  If you would like to share a classic Norwegian fairytale with your little ones or are looking for a great new interactive storybook – be sure to check out Ashlad and the Troll’s Silver Ducks!  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 5.0 or later.  This app is optimized for iPhone 5.  Price: $5.99 ~ See Ashlad and the Troll’s Silver Ducks in the App Store

 

iPad Screenshot 3Dog Tales:  Come along with Chips the dog on a rescue mission, he has been saving money in his piggy bank only to find that it has been stolen!  Chips is chasing after the thief, because he has discovered that there is a hole in the thief’s bag and the money is dropping out as he escapes!  The goal of Dog Tales is to help Chips the dog recover as much of his money as possible, all while avoiding the traps, robots, etc. that the thief has laid in your path!  This app is not only fun for kids, but also educational, because while kids are helping Chips they will be solving addition and multiplication problems and puzzles to navigate through the levels of play.  There are 10 difficulty levels, so parents can set the difficulty level to something that will be good for their specific child.  If you are looking for a fun math and puzzles game for your kids – be sure to check out Dog Tales!  Requirements: Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 4.0 or later.  Price: FREE ~ See Dog Tales in the App Store

 

iPad Screenshot 22BME Aviator:  2BME Studios has bundled both education and fun into one with the highly anticipated 2BME Aviator app!  If you have kids that are interested in planes and flying – this is a must-try app!  With 2BME Aviator, children will experience an immersive 3D look into the life of an Aviator.  This app features bright colorful graphics, custom sound effects, and much more.  Kids will be able to take an interactive tour of the Airport, where they can learn how to become an Aviator – they can even dress the Aviator, gas up the airplane, fly the helicopter on a mission and much more!  Kids will love being able to fly in a stunt show and see how many stunts they can perform!  This app features a fully guided, interactive tutorial and will teach children all about aviation.  If you have children who are interested in aviation and planes, etc. – you should definitely check out 2BME Aviator!  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.  This app is optimized for iPhone 5.  Price: $0.99 ~ See 2BME Aviator in the App Store

 

iPad Screenshot 2Blossom Dress Up Friends:  With Blossom Dress Up Friends, little ones will be able to have a little girls’ backyard dress-up party!  Your kids will be able to play dress-up with sweet dresses, sporty styles, fantasy costumes (ballgowns, etc.), and even cozy pajamas!  This app features a magical finger-painting feature that is great for children of all ages — little ones can experiment with colors, while older children can design their own unique fashions with diverse brush sizes, patterns, and colors.  You can upgrade for extra fun: there are 4 adorable little girls to dress up, dozens of stylish outfits, as well as a cute selection of hats and shoes.  If you have little ones that like to play dress-up, you should definitely check out Blosoom Dress Up Friends!  Requirements: Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later.  Price: FREE ~ See Blossom Dress Up Friends in the App Store

 

iPad Screenshot 1Air Hippo:  Christmas is coming and there are millions of children waiting for their gifts…but Santa needs help!  Time for Air Hippo to come in and help Santa deliver his gifts to the children of the world.  With Air Hippo, kids will play as the Christmas hippo and control the hippo as she gives gifts to the happy children.  While playing, you will need to go as fast as possible to deliver the gifts.  This app features fun and unique game mechanics, as well as a fun Christmas atmosphere.  The app is totally FREE!  Kids can challenge their friends to a competition.  There are even postcards that you can send to your friends (within the app).  If you are looking for a fun game with a Christmas theme – be sure to check out Air Hippo!  Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later.  This app is optimized for iPhone 5.  Price: FREE ~ See Air Hippo in the App Store

 

iPad Screenshot 1Magic Music Box:  The Magic Music Box is a fun musical app for children.  With Magic Music Box children will play with a beautiful songbook with fun interactive elements.  The Little Knights Band is giving a concert, and you and your child have been invited!  Kids will experience playing with a vintage gramophone.  There is a Listen mode in which children can enjoy a song while exploring many interactive elements and even add their own beats by using the different fun tools.  There is also a Play mode in which kids can trigger the slot machine in the bar or the roulette at the beach…then one of the band musicians will get under the spot light.  Now, it is up to your little one to try to play the instrument by following the visual cues on the screen: bang the drums, pick the guitar strings, or pop the musical bubbles.  If you have children who enjoy music – you should definitely check out Magic Music Box!  Requirements: Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later.  Price: $0.99 ~ See Magic Music Box in the App Store

 

iPhone Screenshot 1To Bee or not to Bear?:  The game of To Bee or not to Bear? is a game of strategy.  The Bee is the “cool, hard-working, jokingly-colored” guy, while the Bear is “impudent, smells bad, pokes his nose where he mustn’t, and is not your bro”, so…the bees make honey and the bears try to steal it.  The goal of To Bee or not to Bear? is to cut the bungee hoses that the bears use to climb and get inside the hives full of honey.  If you see a bear trying to get inside of the hive, cut his hose and protect the honey!  This game is a game of quick reaction and features 10 levels.  If you are looking for a fun new game, check out To Bee or not to Bear?  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 4.3 or later.  This app is optimized for iPhone 5.  Price: $0.99 ~ See To Bee or not to Bear? in the App Store

 

iPhone Screenshot 2Crazy Bowl:  Crazy Bowl brings the game of bowling to a new level.  With Crazy Bowl, players can transform their friends or foes into interactive bowling pins.  You will use a photo of your friend or foe, and then finger pinch them to fit into the bowling pin!  This game features either a Wild Wild West Arena or a Haunted House Arena.  There is both an easy mode and a hard mode.  The app also features 3 default villains to use as bowling pins.  After you have finished bowling, you can save an image of the pin’s bruised face in your photo album to share it with friends – even on Facebook or Twitter!  If you would like to check out a bowling game with a crazy spin – check out Crazy Bowl!  Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later.  Price: $0.99 ~ See Crazy Bowl in the App Store

 

iPad Screenshot 3Oh, the Pets You Can Get!: All About Our Animal Friends:  If you have kids that love their pets, or kids that love Dr. Seuss – you should definitely check out Oh, the Pets You Can Get!: All About Our Animal Friends!  This app will take kids on a tour with Sally and Dick as they go to the faraway land of Gerpletz to learn how to feed, shelter, and care for their pets.  The Cat in the Hat will be your guide as you visit the Play with Your Pet Park, the Finer Pet Diner, and the Pets of Gerpletz TV show!  This app features playful puppies, purring kittens, flying birds and much more.  Kids will learn all about different types of animals and how to care for them.  This app teaches children about animal behavior and how we can help keep our pets happy and healthy.  Thing 1 and Thing 2 will present information cards about pet safety and more.  This app is part of The Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library.  There are two ways to read this omBook (Oceanhouse Media digital book): “Read to Me” – listen to the narrated story with words highlighted as they are read, still allows you to explore the interactiveness, or “Read it Myself” – read the book in its traditional form and explore the interactive qualities.  This app is great for teaching picture/word association as the words zoom up and are spoken when pictures are touched, and you can tap on glossary words throughout the story to learn their meaning.  There are plenty of interactive animated objects on each page, professional audio narration, and custom background audio for each scene.  If you are a Dr. Seuss fan – this is a must-try app!  Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later.  This app is optimized for iPhone 5.  Price: $5.99 ~ See Oh, the Pets You Can Get! in the App Store

 

iPad Screenshot 5Wombi Ice Cream  With the Wombi Ice Cream app, kids can make their own ice cream cones!  The customers are lining up outside of your ice cream truck and now it’s time for you to make lots of ice cream…Kids can decide if the ice cream will be in cups, cones or bowls, as well as what flavors to use and all of the toppings!  By dragging, pointing, and clicking – kids can create their tasty treats.  After they have finished their masterpiece, it’s time to see what the customers think about their ice cream.  This app features 5 different cups, bowls and cones, as well as 12 different ice cream flavors, lots of toppings and decorations (including sprinkles, of course).  There are 6 different customers with new requests each time.  Kids will love serving all the customers and making their own ice cream treats.  If you have kids who like to pretend to cook or play kitchen – be sure to check out Wombi Ice Cream!  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 Wombi Ice Cream in the App Store

 

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