Here are this week’s Friday Findings!  Enjoy!


Junior Typer:  
The Junior Typer app is designed for children who love to type on the iPad or computer.  With Junior Typer, kids can enjoy typing on the iPad without any extra buttons, settings, ads, sharing links, or other things that might get in their way.  The Junior Typer app is simply a keyboard, a typing area, an erase button, and a few other customization options.  Kids can change the font color, font size, and background colors – all just by pressing a single button.  The keyboard will appear on the screen upon launching the app, all your little one has to do is type and have fun!  This app would be perfect for the early elementary classroom as well.  I should mention that this app only works in vertical orientation, and there is no printing or saving feature yet.  If you would like to share a fun typing app with your little one, be sure to check out Junior Typer!  Requirements: Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 6.0 or later.  Price: $0.99 ~ See Junior Typer in the App Store

 

iPhone Screenshot 1A To Z Sign Language Alphabet Flash Cards:  The A To Z Sign Language Alphabet Flash Cards app was designed to help children (and adults) learn sign language.  With A To Z Sign Language Alphabet Flash Cards, kids will be able to learn with easy to use, kid-friendly flash cards.  Each letter of the alphabet is shown in a large format.  The menu will let kids go to a specific letter right away if they wish.  This app features kid-friendly controls, and easy to use forward and back buttons for navigation.  If you would like to help your kids learn sign language, be sure to check out A To Z Sign Language Alphabet Flash Cards!  Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later.  Price: $0.99 ~ See A To Z Sign Language Alphabet Flash Cards in the App Store

 

iPhone Screenshot 1The Little Mermaid – 3D Interactive Pop-Up Book:  The Little Mermaid – 3D Interactive Pop-Up Book is a new interactive storybook app for children.  With The Little Mermaid – 3D Interactive Pop-Up Book, kids will enjoy swimming through the depths of the ocean with the Little Mermaid as she goes on an adventure!  This app features beautiful 3D pop-up illustrations and a variety of fun and engaging activities for kids.  Children can help plant underwater seeds and watch flowers grow, play mermaid tunes with magical musical shells, make a magical potion, and so much more!  The app features three reading modes: Read to Me, Read it Myself, and Autoplay to accommodate all reading levels.  There are 32 pages of text and 9 interactive 3D pop-up scenes (with simple tasks and games).  If you would like to share the story of the Little Mermaid with your little one, be sure to check out The Little Mermaid – 3D Interactive Pop-Up Book!  Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.  Requires iOS 5.0 or later.  This app is optimized for iPhone 5.  Price: $4.99 ~ See The Little Mermaid – 3D Interactive Pop-Up Book in the App Store 

 

iPhone Screenshot 1ABCmouse.com 26 A-Z Music Videos:  The ABCmouse.com 26 A-Z Music Videos app is a fun musical app designed for kids.  With ABCmouse.com 26 A-Z Music Videos, children can watch 26 animated music videos – one for each letter of the alphabet, of course!  Kids will start out the 3 HD music videos, letters A through C – they will also have 100 virtual tickets that they can use to unlock any 2 other videos of their choice.  Little ones will earn more tickets by watching music videos to be able to continue unlocking videos.  (You can unlock videos more quickly by an in-app purchase if you wish).  The music videos are designed to help children learn and remember the names and sounds of the letters of the alphabet.  If you would like to help your little one learn the alphabet through music, be sure to check out ABCmouse.com 26 A-Z Music Videos!  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: FREE ~ See ABCmouse.com 26 A-Z Music Videos in the App Store

 


iPhone Screenshot 1Letter Monster:  The Letter Monster app by Wombi Apps is designed as a new way for kids to learn their ABC’s!  With Letter Monster, children can help the Letter Monster who is hungry at sea, and he needs them to feed him the right letters!  This game will help children to practice letters outside of the ordered context of the alphabet, and it will serve as an introduction to the differences between lowercase and capital letters as well.  The app is intended for children 3 years old and up.  This app features an easy to play click-and-drag interface with verbal cues from the monster to teach them the correlation between sound and letter.  There are also visual cues available as a game setting option.  Kids will love the fun, colorful animations and funny characters.  Parents will love the options and ability to set up the app to their child’s needs (i.e. incorporating capital letters, visual cues, etc.).  This app is available in four languages: English, Danish, Norwegian and Swedish.  If you have a little one that is learning their letters, you should definitely check out Letter Monster! Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later.  This app is optimized for iPhone 5.  Price: 2.99 ~ See Letter Monster in the App Store

 

iPhone Screenshot 1Number Monster:  The Number Monster app is another great children’s app brought to you by Wombi Apps!  With Number Monster, kids can join a three-eyed scientist who loves numbers in a fun number learning adventure!  The Number Monster will help teach children the numbers 1 through 20 in an exciting beaker-filled science lab.  This app is designed for children ages 3 and older.  Children will be able to play along by following the scientist’s verbal instructions, and parents can also choose to have visual cues as well in the setup screen.  The app features an easy to play click-and-drag interface.  There are two levels of play:  the first level teaches numbers 1 through 10, and the second level focuses on a cumulative lesson for numbers 1 through 20.  Kids will love the bright, cheery graphics and animations.  This app is available in four languages: English, Danish, Norwegian and Swedish.  If you have a little one who is learning their numbers, be sure to check out Number Monster!  Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later.  This app is optimized for iPhone 5.  Price: $2.99 ~ See Number Monster in the App Store

 

iPhone Screenshot 1Shape Monster:  The Shape Monster is a great new app brought to you by Wombi Apps!  With Shape Monster, kids will be able to join a demanding chef (the Shape Monster) who is very specific about the shapes of his ingredients.  Among the spice racks, stacked plates, and oozing stockpot…kids will have to feed this hungry monster the correct shapes.  This app is designed for children ages 2 and older.  Children can play along with the chef’s verbal instructions, and can also have visual cues (if selected in the setup menu).  The app features a simple click-and-drag interface.  There are two levels of play – in the first level, kids will learn basic shapes, such as circle and triangles. The second level contains more complex characters like hexagons and octagons.  Kids will love the colorful graphics and fun animations.  If you would like to share a fun shape-teaching app with your child, be sure to check out Shape Monster!  Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later.  This app is optimized for iPhone 5.  Price: FREE ~ See Shape Monster in the App Store

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