Here are this week’s Friday Findings! Enjoy!
Night Zookeeper Story Pairs: The Night Zookeeper Story Pairs app features a new adventure every time you play! With Night Zookeeper Story Pairs, kids can compete in a game of pairs where they will collect unique magical animals that have been created by children from all around the world. Each animal children collect comes with its own special “Story Power”! The winner of the Pairs game will take the spotlight and use their magical animals and Story Powers to entertain their fellow players by telling an original story that has never been heard before. Even if you don’t win the Pairs match, you can still “Roar” to join in the fun by affecting the story with one of your own animal’s Story Powers. Each story is recorded so that you can enjoy it again and again. If you would like to share a fun memory matching and imagination game with your child, be sure to check out Night Zookeeper Story Pairs! Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 5.1 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5. Price: $0.99 ~ See Night Zookeeper Story Pairs in the App Store
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly: There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly, the old classic children’s story, has now come to life on the iPad! With There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly, kids can enjoy an interactive story book app that contains beautiful illustrations and exciting animations. Kids will love all the hidden interactive elements. There is an option to have the story read to you by the pre-recorded narration, or record your own voice for even more fun. Kids will love the fun game – drag the animals to the plate and watch the Old Lady make hilarious sounds and faces! This app is recommended for children ages 3 and older. If you would like to share a new version of this classic tale with your child, be sure to check out There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly! Requirements: Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Price: $2.99 ~ See There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly in the App Store
Quick Math+: The Quick Math+ app is a follow-up to the previous top-rated math app. With Quick Math+, kids can take the math challenge to the next level! This app focuses on self-improvement, and encourages the development of mental arithmetic skills as players race the clock to improve on their score and earn stars to unlock exciting new avatars. There are four game modes: 1) Solve – order of operations questions along with the inclusion of indices and negative numbers, 2) Memorize – twice the challenge as players remember hidden numbers from one question to the next, 3) Compare – develop important estimation skills as players race to determine greater than, less than or equal to, and 4) Swap – provides a memory and order of operation challenge as one number or symbol changes with each question. This app is ideal for students who are in grades 5th through 8th, or any child wanting to improve their math skills and response speed. Kids can draw their answers directly on the screen – the app features a beautiful interface with advanced handwriting recognition. If you would like to help your child with their math skills and response time, be sure to check out Quick Math+! Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Requires iOS 6.1 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5. Price: $1.99 ~ See Quick Math+ in the App Store
The Awesome Whiz Quiz: The Awesome Whiz Quiz is a great new quiz game for children. With The Awesome Whiz Quiz, kids can show off their knowledge over several tests with 320+ questions. There are two special tests: the Impossible Test and the Multilingual Test. Each test varies in difficulty. There are 60+ achievements to reach and unlock while completing tests as well. Kids will love the hidden surprises within the game and the wonderful graphics and sound effects. If you would like to share a fun quiz game with your child, be sure to check out The Awesome Whiz Quiz! Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5. Price: FREE ~ See The Awesome Whiz Quiz in the App Store
52 Things to Try Once in Your Life: The 52 Things to Try Once in Your Life app is a great way to get inspired! With 52 Things to Try Once in Your Life, you can browse through (and hopefully try) a 52 card deck of unforgettable activities and excursions! Find new ways to realize your dreams, spice up your life, stretch your limits and rediscover your excitement in life. Here is a sample card: A Spontaneous Trip – on the spur of the moment (unplanned, within eight hours) get on a plane or fill the car with gas and take a trip…to anywhere! You can also email the cards to friends. If you would like to spice up your life, be sure to check out 52 Things to Try Once in Your Life! Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 5.1 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5. Price: $0.99 ~ See 52 Things to Try Once in Your Life in the App Store
The Fall Festival – Little Critter: The Fall Festival – Little Critter app is a perfect app for any Little Critter fan! With The Fall Festival – Little Critter, kids can enjoy a story about Little Critter and his family as they go on an exciting road trip to the Fall Festival. The story includes all the favorite fall activities like apple picking, hay rides, festival games and pumpkin contests. This app is recommended for children ages 2 through 5 years old. There are three ways to read: “Read to Me”, “Read it Myself”, and “Auto Play”. In addition to the story, there are two “find-the-creature” mini games. The app is great for picture/word association as words zoom up and are spoken when pictures are touched. Kids can enjoy professional narration and custom background audio for each scene, as well as the beautiful, original artwork of Mercer Mayer. There is also an option to record your own voice and share voice tracks with others that own the app as well. If you would like to share a fun Little Critter story with your child, be sure to check out The Fall Festival – Little Critter! Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5. Price: $0.99 ~ See The Fall Festival – Little Critter in the App Store