Here are this week’s Friday Findings!  Enjoy!

 

iPhone Screenshot 1Timelify:  The Timelify app is a fun keepsake app for parents.  With Timelify, parents can keep track of their child’s memorable moments.  This app makes it fun and easy to save these moments as they happen, using both photos and text.  Parents can keep individual timelines for each child.  With Timelify, parents can virtually watch their children grow up!  This app also provides sharing on Facebook for selected memories of your choice.  If you would like to keep track of all your child’s special moments on your iOS device, be sure to check out Timelify!  Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Requires iOS 7.0 or later.  This app is optimized for iPhone 5.  Price: FREE ~ See Timelify in the App Store

 

iPad Screenshot 2What do you want to be when you grow up?:  The What do you want to be when you grow up? app is an application which introduces basic professions to children.  This app is geared towards children ages 6 and older.  All of the content and instructions is vocalized and easy for younger children to understand.  There is a “Choose your profession” section, in which your child can choose what he/she wants to be and create a certificate with his/her photo inserted into a character dressed in the outfit of the chosen profession!  There are also three interesting games which allow your child to show what they have learned about the professions: 1) What is my profession?, 2) Who am I?, and 3) Hidden Objects.  The app includes 12 professions to learn about.  If you would like to teach your child about different professions, be sure to check out What do you want to be when you grow up?  Requirements: Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 6.0 or later.  Price: $1.99 ~ See What do you want to be when you grow up? in the App Store

 

iPhone Screenshot 3Word Ship:  The Word Ship app is a great vocabulary building app for children.  With Word Ship, kids can load the letters onto the ship and make them into words.  Kids will drag the letters hanging in the air into the boxes on top of the ship, matching the colors, to complete the word.  The app will vocalize the words, and show pictures as well.  Kids can learn various skills while playing, including: cognitive skills such as problem solving, fine motor skills, language skills, reading & writing skills, and vocabulary skills.  If you would like to share a vocabulary building app with your child, be sure to check out Word Ship!  Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.  Requires iOS 5.0 or later.  This app is optimized for iPhone 5.  Price: $0.99 ~ See Word Ship in the App Store

 

iPhone Screenshot 4Connect the Dots!:  The Connect the Dots! app is a fun puzzle app for children.  With Connect the Dots!, kids can connect the dots to find the hidden picture.  This app allows children to develop their visual perception skills through a fun and engaging activity.  The app also helps children develop their problem solving skills, fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination.  Children will start at the first blinking red dot and slide their finger on the screen to the next blinking red dot, until they have connected all the dots correctly.  Red dots become green as they are connected in the correct order, and the next dot in the sequence starts blinking red to help kids follow along in order.  When all dots have been connected, the picture will be revealed.  If you would like to share a fun connect-the-dots style game with your child, be sure to check out Connect the Dots!  Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Requires iOS 5.0 or later.  This app is optimized for iPhone 5.  Price: $1.99 ~ See Connect the Dots! in the App Store

 

iPhone Screenshot 4Let’s colour!:  The Let’s colour! app is a fun coloring app for children.  With Let’s colour!, kids can enjoy a palette full of bright colors and lots of different pictures to color.  Kids can select the drawing they would like to color from various categories.  Then, to choose a color, children will simply tap on the colors on the palette at the bottom of the screen.  There is an eraser to erase any part of the picture for kids to use any time they want.  Once kids have finished, they can save their picture by tapping on the disk image on the palette (saves to the Photo Gallery on your iPad).  This app is a great way to help children develop their creativity, concept of colors, and fine motor skills.  If you would like to share a fun creative coloring app with your child, be sure to check out Let’s colour!  Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Requires iOS 5.0 or later.  This app is optimized for iPhone 5.  Price: $1.99 ~ See Let’s colour! in the App Store

 

iPhone Screenshot 4Scratch & See!:  The Scratch & See! app is a fun “reveal-the-picture” style app for kids.  With Scratch & See!, kids can scratch the surface and see what is hidden underneath.  This app is filled with colorful illustrations of cute animals, such as: parrots, butterflies, and more!  The app is designed to help children develop their fine motor skills, as well as their hand-eye coordination.  Children will simply slide their finger in any direction on the screen and discover the surprise picture hidden underneath.  If you would like to share a fun hidden picture app with your child, be sure to check out Scratch & See!  Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Requires iOS 5.0 or later.  This app is optimized for iPhone 5.  Price: $1.99 ~ See Scratch & See! in the App Store

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