Here are this week’s Friday Findings!  Enjoy!

 

Mission: MATH…Sabotage at the Space Station:   The Mission: MATH…Sabotage at the Space Station app is a math adventure game geared towards children ages 9 and older (somewhat geared towards girls).  With Mission: MATH…Sabotage at the Space Station, kids will use their math skills to help the astronauts repair the science labs and discover who sabotaged the space station.  In this app, everyone is a suspect…can you solve the mystery and save the space station?  This app is priced at $7.99, but includes everything, there are no in-app purchases or additional modules to buy (there are also no links to outside websites for parents to worry about).  The math in the app consists of material that most students learn by the end of fourth grade, the game consists of a set of mini-games focused on different skills; and each mini-game has three levels of difficulty.  The personalized interactive features allow each player to become the star of their own adventure by creating a custom avatar that looks like them (avatar is a girl).  If you would like to share a fun math adventure game with your child, be sure to check out Mission: MATH…Sabotage at the Space Station!  Requirements: Compatible with iPad.  Requires iOS 6.0 or later.  Price: $7.99 ~ See Mission: MATH…Sabotage at the Space Station in the App Store

 

iPhone Screenshot 1NameGames:  The NameGames app is designed for younger children.  With NameGames, children ages 8 months and up can learn the names and faces of the important people in their lives.  This app helps to foster strong, early relationships with family and friends.  Parents can turn their photo albums into interactive learning games within the app (you can import or take photos).  Parents can add names by recording names with the custom audio feature.  The learning goals of this app are: strengthening pre-literacy & language skills, improving facial recognition, encouraging fine-motor control and hand-eye coordination, fostering knowledge of self & others, establishing consequentiality, quantitative reasoning & categorization skills.  If you would like to help your little one learn about the important people in their lives, be sure to check out NameGames!  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 3.1.3 or later This app is optimized for iPhone 5.  Price: FREE ~ See NameGames in the App Store

 

iPhone Screenshot 1Soundpic:  The Soundpic app allows users to capture just the right moment by combining photos and videos.  With Soundpic, just record a video of everything now, and then later easily select the most memorable still image and sound.  You can share a Soundpic very easily and it is like sharing the essence of the moment – without sending an entire video.  The process can be done in three simple steps: 1) Choose or record a video that you love, 2) Select a still image plus a sound to create a Soundpic, 3) Share your Soundpic via Facebook or email.  If you would like to start sharing memories, be sure to check out Soundpic!  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 6.0 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.  Price: FREE ~ See Soundpic in the App Store

 

iPad Screenshot 2Home KG:  The Home KG app is a free learning app for preschoolers.  With Home KG, parents can teach their children how to write the alphabet & numbers, as well as how to recognize different shapes.  The app includes the English alphabet, digits from 0 to 9, and 10 different shapes.  Kids can learn to trace the alphabet, numbers and shapes with their finger.  The app is aimed at children ages 3 and up, those who have not yet begun school but would benefit greatly from early literacy applications.  This app is intended to help parents interactively teach children basic writing skills, as well as letter, number and shape recognition.  If you would like to share a preschool learning app with your little one, be sure to check out Home KG!  Requirements: Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 5.1 or later.  Price: FREE ~ See Home KG in the App Store

 

iPhone Screenshot 2Toothbrush Fitness:  The Toothbrush Fitness app is a professional utility app that will show you how to brush your teeth.  With Toothbrush Fitness, kids can use a precise timer and 3D animation to show when, where and how to brush their teeth.  This app also provides daily dental tips from experts, as well as different techniques for the regular and electric toothbrush.  There are a variety of skins and music available to match your personality.  If you would like to help your kids with their teeth brushing, be sure to check out Toothbrush Fitness!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 Toothbrush Fitness in the App Store

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