Here are this week’s Friday Findings!  Enjoy!

 

iPad Screenshot 1Meet Science: Magnetism and Electricity:  The Meet Science: Magnetism and Electricity app is a fun app for school-aged children.  With Meet Science: Magnetism and Electricity, kids can explore the fundamental concepts of magnetism and electricity through a variety of fun features, such as: animations, experiments, and mini-games!  Kids can review what they have learned through OX and word quizzes.  Some of the learning topics include: magnet’s poles, attraction and repulsion, voltage and current, and the characteristics of electromagnets.  There are quizzes available on each topic.  The experiments are fun and interactive and show kids how to make a motor or a generator with a magnet by watching all 20 experiments.  There are neatly summarized notes to help kids comprehend the experiments in a clear, concise manner.  Kids can also check out the Glossary section to grasp the meaning of the words within the app.  For extra fun, kids can play the following mini-games: 1) Bounce Bounce, UFO – change the poles of the electromagnet and defeat all the aliens, 2) Pop Pop, Lights On – identify and connect all conductors and non-conductors to turn on the lights, and 3) Tap Tap, Connect the Circuit – remember all the circuit symbols and complete the puzzle.  If you would like to share a fun science based app with your child, be sure to check out Meet Science: Magnets and Electricity!  Requirements: Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 6.0 or later.  Price: $3.99~ See Meet Science: Magnetism and Electricity in the App Store

 

iPhone Screenshot 1StarStruck Bird:  The StarStruck Bird app is a fun game for kids.  With StarStruck Bird, kids can play as a bird that is trying to collect stars.  Play as the bird as you dodge the arrows and help the bird gather as many stars as you can.  This app can be very challenging, yet it’s easy to pick up and hard to put down!  Can you reach the ranking of StarStruck Bird??  There are lots of GameCenter achievements to unlock, as well as a special achievement for 3,000 stars.  If you would like to share a fun new game with your child, be sure to check out StarStruck Bird!  Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Requires iOS 5.0 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.  Price: FREE ~ See StarStruck Bird in the App Store

 

iPhone Screenshot 2Fishy Rush:  The Fishy Rush app is a fun game that both kids and adults can enjoy.  If you enjoy games that are easy to pick up and play for a bit, this is the game for you.  With Fishy Rush, you will guide your fish to collect as many coins as you can.  Along the way, try to catch power-ups, perform quests and buy upgrades!  This app is quite addictive and features fun and challenging levels across the underwater world.  If you would like to share a fun new game with your child, be sure to check out Fishy Rush!  Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.  Requires iOS 4.3 or later.  This app is optimized for iPhone 5.  Price: FREE ~ See Fishy Rush in the App Store

 

iPhone Screenshot 1Between The Flies:  The Between The Flies app is a fun game that both kids and their parents can enjoy.  With Between The Flies, players can enjoy an easy one-tap control feature.  This game is easy to play, and hard to put down.  The game is perfect for quick play, and can be enjoyed over and over.  Kids will enjoy the cool graphics and sound effects.  If you would like to share a fun new game with your child, be sure to check out Between The Flies!  Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPhone. Requires iOS 6.0 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.  Price: FREE~ See Between The Flies in the App Store

 

iPad Screenshot 1School of Dragons:  The School of Dragons app is a great app for fans of the movie How To Train Your Dragon!  With the School of Dragons app, kids can join Hiccup, Toothless, and Gobber on an adventure.  Kids will learn everything from science basics to the art of shooting fireballs, all while soaring through the skies on their very own dragon!  Your child will be able to raise, nurture, and train their dragon, and the more that they bond with their dragon the higher they will rise in the ranks at the School of Dragons!  This app features a 3D world with familiar friends from the “How To Train Your Dragon” franchise, clips from the movie, and kids can even create their own avatar!  If you would like to share a fun new How To Train Your Dragon app with your child, be sure to check out School of Dragons!  Requirements: Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Price: FREE ~ See School of Dragons in the App Store

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About The Author

Nikki

Nikki is a retired bookkeeper, starting her second career as a stay at home mom. She lives with her husband, son and yellow lab in North Carolina. She loves technology and gadgets – and her iPad is one of her favorites. One of her favorite things about apps is that they are so versatile – there are apps for teaching kids, apps for entertainment, apps for hobbies…She definitely believes the phrase “There’s an app for that…”

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