Angus and Max Blast Off! – a deep space adventure – A mysterious noise from the backyard wakes Angus from his sleep, and he soon finds himself taking off into the wondrous depths of the solar system with his eager dog Max. Get involved in the story as you get to help with a variety of tasks, as Angus and Max whiz past planets, stars, comets and asteroids on the way to the fascinating dwarf planet Pluto. A fully animated and interactive environment for kids, Angus and Max Blast Off! helps kids to explore over 10 different locations on Earth and in space. With this book your child will also discover interesting and odd facts about the planets that make up our solar system. The story comes to life, when children touch and interact with different items and characters during the story; at certain points in the book, kids help Angus accomplish tasks to ensure that the story can progress. Angus and Max Blast Off!  is designed for children ages 4 and up. Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.0 or later. Price: $2.99 ~ See Angus and Max Blast Off! – a deep space adventure in the App Store

Baby Play Face – fun early childhood learning! – Baby Play Face has been designed exclusively for babies. Touch the face, and watch adorable animations accompany both written and spoken words for each facial feature. Heartwarming music and sound effects round out this earliest of educational experiences. Baby Play Face features Video Recording; you can document your baby learning face words and share the memory via Facebook, Twitter and email. With AirPlay, iPad2 users can mirror on large displays, so even though Baby Play Face is on a single device, it’s now twice the fun. Expressions (triggered when a baby shakes the device), Recording Studio (record your own voice to speak face words), and Multi-Lingual Mode (voice can speak in multiple languages) can all be purchased in-app for $.99 each or all together for $1.99. Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.2 or later. Price: FREE ~ See Baby Play Face – fun early childhood learning! in the App Store

PreggoBooth – Thinking about having a baby? Ever wonder what you’d look like pregnant? Get pregnant instantly with PreggoBooth. See what you look like 3 months, 6 months and even 9 months pregnant. Simulate your pregnant self…bum, boobs, and belly. PreggoBooth is a fun way to instantly see what you and your friends (female or male) will look like when you’re expecting. The fun doesn’t stop there, scare your parents (or kids) by sharing the photos with them via email, MMS, Facebook, and Twitter. This app works with new and existent photos taken with your iPhone/iPod Touch camera or from your photo library. The progression of photos is saved in the application library so you can come back to it later for other changes. Unlike real pregnancy, PreggoBooth only takes a few seconds to see the transformation. Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.0 or later. Price: $.99 ~ See PreggoBooth in the App Store

Cinderella by LullaTales – Touching and beautiful, Cinderella’s story is still moving and exciting. Hundreds of years after its publication, and it is yet to grow old. Modesty, kindness and beauty stand up against cruel and impudent vanity. Read as the magical touch of true love helps liberate Cinderella from the slavery of her stepmother. LullaTales offers great features that breath new life into this amazing story. Cinderella by LullaTales features gorgeous songs that you and your child will immediately fall in love. Cinderella is read by professional actors and text is highlighted while read by the narrator. Well-designed animations give the impression that you have a real book in your hands. Time to reach for the classics and, together with the whole family, enjoy the most fascinating stories about magic, incredible adventures and everlasting battle of good and the evil. *Cinderella by LullaTales is currently only available on the iPad. Requirements: Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Price: $1.99 (limited time)~ See Cinderella by LullaTales in the App Store

Hello to the Moon! – This fully animated, interactive storybook app makes kids everywhere look forward to bedtime! The sweet story shares how the moon can make us feel connected to other people, even if they are far away from us. On every page, a small animation (such as a light flashing in a window, or stars twinkling) begins after the lines from the story are read. Touch the screen to activate fun animations and sound effects (such as the scene changing from day to night). Each word is highlighted as it is spoken, to assist early readers. Vivid imagery, a story about human connectedness, and a playful spirit make this app a perfect bedtime story for kids of all ages. *Hello to the Moon! is currently only available on the iPad. Requirements: Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 4.0 or later. Price: $1.99 ~ See Hello to the Moon! in the App Store

Chifan Chinese Recipe – Chi Fan is a handy Chinese recipe app and will teach you how to cook delicious and traditional Chinese dishes easily. All of the steps are easy to follow so you won’t get lost. All recipes include beautiful photographs and clear guidelines. A clear and beautiful shopping list helps you to prep all the ingredients in an organized way. Contents can be switched to English/Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese. Exclusive cooking tips help you to become a professional Chinese cook in seconds. Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.0 or later. Price: FREE ~ See Chifan Chinese Recipe in the App Store

Mini Fish Tale – Mini Fish Tale, is an interactive storybook app where young readers can read, listen and paint. The story revolves around a little girl Mini and her two little fish friends named Nivea and Mirinda. The story is a colorful illustration of friendship, companionship and freedom. The narration brings the story to life. One can tilt and move the fishes on the homepage. Kids can paint the turtle and the whale while learning interesting facts about them. The paintings can be saved to the Image gallery too. A jigsaw puzzle for the jellyfish will further engage the young minds. No advertisements and external links make the experience fun and safe. Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Price: FREE ~ See Mini Fish Tale in the App Store

Manoni – Manoni is a word game where the player must turn the letters in their right position . Several letters have multiple meanings . Rotate the letters and find the right word . The full game includes 10 levels of 20 exercises with increasing difficulty and more letters. Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.2 or later. Price: $.99 ~ See Manoni in the App Store

PicturePages® Letter Play – Preschool and ESL Alphabet Flashcards – Letter Play is designed to stimulate the development of relevant cognitive skills for children ages 3 – 5 through an enjoyable and elegant interactive experience. The PicturePages® philosophy is based upon widely accepted educational studies. With Letter Play, children will learn their letters and increase their vocabulary.  Giving children a foundational array of tools at an early age will invite curiosity, and provide them new ways to describe and share their experiences as they explore the world around them. Children will be able to learn their letters and build vocabulary in multiple languages, English, French and Spanish. Kids can also practice writing letters with free-form letter tracing of upper and lowercase. Printable pages double as a coloring book and flash cards. Requirements: Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation) and iPad. Requires iOS 4.0 or later. Price: FREE ~ See PicturePages® Letter Play – Preschool and ESL Alphabet Flashcards in the App Store

Flow And His Glowing Pebbles – This interactive book app is a colorful, engaging voyage filled with magical animations, sounds, music and narration. Embark on a journey under the sea with Flow the stingray as he collects glowing pebbles on his way home. This app is an amazing educational and interactive book for toddlers. With Flow and His Glowing Pebbles, toddlers learn to count from 1 to 10 with interaction and fun animations. You can read the story to your little ones or have it narrated and let them discover the interactive fun elements. After reading the interactive storybook, you download free drawing papers and music from the Itay Cohen Productions website. *Flow And His Glowing Pebbles is currently only available on the iPad. Requirements: Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 4.2 or later. Price: $1.99 ~ See Flow And His Glowing Pebbles in the App Store

Ella Bella Bingo – Meet five-year-old Ella Bella Bingo of Sunshine Garden. Her world of magical interaction is engaging, fun and empowering for kids of all ages. This app offers nine different games and activities to choose from. All of the activities are intuitive and easy to play. Join Ella Bella Bingo and her friends at Sunshine Garden, where you can play soccer, dance with the twins, paint, solve puzzles, help Mr. Johansen in his workshop and much more! This acclaimed app has been developed with pedagogues in co-operation with Myrertoppen Kindergarten. The app is ranked among the best children apps in Norway and nominated for best children game at Nordic Games 2012. Requirements: Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation) and iPad. Requires iOS 4.0 or later. Price: $2.99 ~ See Ella Bella Bingo in the App Store

Wonder Fish – Run a fishing business in the easy to play Wonder Fish, which combines the zen-like aspect of decorating and tending your aquariums while providing the excitement of catching fish with your Facebook friends. Wonder Fish features 3 Different islands to choose all with different fishes to catch. Catch over 250 fishes using different equipment combinations during the day or night. More than 100 decorations will help you make the most amazing aquarium. Social features let you visit friend’s aquariums or send them gifts. Receive gifts yourself. Join us in the world of Wonder Fish and start your path towards being the best angler. Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.0 or later. Price: FREE ~ See Wonder Fish in the App Store

Math vs. Aliens – It’s begun, Aliens have arrived to steal all of Earth’s animals. There’s only one way to save the day…Math Problems! Math vs. Aliens is the perfect game for building the skills needed to succeed in adding and subtracting numbers. This app features over one hundred fun and challenging levels. Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Price: $1.99 ~ See Math vs. Aliens in the App Store

The Thames: London’s Crown Jewel – Created in partnership with the Thames Diamond Jubilee Foundation, this official App follows the route of the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant. The user is taken on a multi-media journey along the river, viewing 60 iconic London landmarks along the way to celebrate 60 years of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign. Beginning with the contemporary buildings and modern architecture of Chelsea Harbor and ending with the iconic 126-year-old Tower Bridge, the App navigates the river and its historical surroundings through stunning photographs, narrative text, audio clips, music and video. The App has been designed to be engaging, entertaining and educational for people of all ages from all over the world. Whether you’re a Londoner wanting to know some interesting facts about your own city, or a viewer from afar, the App showcases the Thames at its best. *The Thames: London’s Crown Jewel is currently only available on the iPad. Requirements: Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Price: $2.99 ~ See The Thames: London’s Crown Jewel in the App Store

Bubble Head Pop Free – a game for babies – Bubble Head Pop Free – a game for babies is a simple, fun bubble pop game for babies of all ages, infants, toddlers and preschool kids ages 0 to 5. The little character has a balloon bubble with a funny face on it for a head. Touch to pop the bubble and he grows a new bubblehead with a new funny face; fifteen heads are included. Bubble Head Pop combines the fun of a balloon pop game or bubble popper game with the baby faces games infants and toddlers love to play so much. Baby Gamer apps are designed as simple and engaging mobile games for babies to play by themselves, providing precious minutes of distraction and entertainment whenever and wherever you need it most. Requirements: Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation) and iPad. Requires iOS 4.0 or later. Price: FREE ~ See Bubble Head Pop Free – a game for babies in the App Store

MemoCards – MemoCards is the ultimate flashcard app for language learners. Fun associative images and audio bites recorded by native speakers enable you to memorize thousands of words in multiple languages. Almost 3000 pre-installed flash cards and an embedded review calendar help to organize your study process. MemoCards is available in 6 languages: English, Spanish, French, German, Italian and Russian. Each card contains one of the 3000 most frequently used words of the language with an audio sample and a cool picture. Following each lesson, MemoCards offers a self-control test ranking your progress, and a notification system reminds you to revise new words. Fun associative images and a unique mnemonic technique enable you to learn and more importantly, remember more words than any other system. Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.0 or later. Price: FREE ~ See MemoCards in the App Store

Disclosure: I have not personally tried any of these apps. These descriptions come from the developers with some minor editing (and perhaps commentary) by myself.

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