Here are this week’s Friday Findings! Enjoy!
Go Yeti!: The Go Yeti! app is a fun new children’s game. With Go Yeti!, kids will play a fun and action-packed flying carpet game where they will fly their Yeti through a beautifully illustrated world of pyramids, mountains…and even to outer space! As children fly their Yeti, they will also be trying to collect gold coins all while avoiding creatures and obstacles. Gold coins can be spent on clothes, jokes and magic powers in the Yeti Shop! There are 4 cute and unique characters that kids can choose from to be their Yeti. As kids play more and more, they can buy outfits and accessories for their Yeti, and purchase power-ups such as Wizard, Cowboy, Clown or Flying Scotsman. If you would like to share a fun new game with your kids, be sure to check out Go Yeti! Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Price: $0.99 ~ See Go Yeti! in the App Store
The Electric Company Party Game: Lost on Prankster Planet: The Electric Company Party Game: Lost on Prankster Planet is a new educational children’s app. I want to mention that this app is based on the PBS KIDS series The Electric Company for those who are familiar with the show! With The Electric Company Party Game: Lost on Prankster Planet, kids will help Marcus and Jessica who are stuck on Prankster Planet by completing physical challenges, silly brainstorms, and math questions. This app features collaborative play, a digital board game, and hours of fun unrepeated fast-paced games and more! Plus, kids can play as their favorite Electric Company member. Most of the educational goals in this app are part of 1st and 2nd grade math and literacy curriculum, and include the following: geometry, addition and subtraction, data analysis and graphing, telling time, coin value and recognition, and more. If you would like to share a fun, educational game with your kids, be sure to check out The Electric Company Party Game: Lost on Prankster Planet! Requirements: Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Price: FREE ~ See The Electric Company Party Game: Lost on Prankster Planet in the App Store
Coin Quiz: The Coin Quiz app was designed to help teach students of all ages how to count U.S. coins. With Coin Quiz, kids will enjoy a fun interactive U.S. coin counting game. Gameplay is simple, kids will watch coins fly across the screen and then add up the value to choose the correct answer from the 4 multiple choice options provided at the bottom of the screen. As children answer correctly their virtual “pockets” will get heavier…but, be careful, incorrect answers will deduct funds! If you would like to help your children learn about counting U.S coins – be sure to check out Coin Quiz! 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 Coin Quiz in the App Store
BabyProof: The BabyProof app was designed to help parents baby-proof their homes. With BabyProof, parents can utilize a checklist of child safety issues in the home to get a head start on safety. Parents can use the app to check through each room in their home for risks which may cause an accident or harm to their child. The app comes with a list of common risks for each room in the home, and will let parents add other risks that they find in their specific house. The app will also suggest how to remove or reduce each risk in the home. One helpful feature for new parents is that the app will indicate when each common risk will typically present itself based on age, etc. There is even an estimated cost provided for each risk to help with planning a safety plan budget. Parents can review reports on the risks identified in their home that are sorted by room, urgency, estimated cost and their safety plan action date. If you would like help baby-proofing your home, be sure to check out BabyProof! 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: FREE ~ See BabyProof in the App Store