Here are this week’s Friday Findings! Enjoy!
Kids Stories in English: The Boy Who Cried Wolf: The Boy Who Cried Wolf is a children’s fairy tale favorite – and is now available in a unique learning app! This app features professional HD video storytelling and several fun educational activities to help young learners, and is specifically geared towards children ages 3 through 6 years old. Besides watching the HD storytelling video, kids may also read the story and flip through the beautifully illustrated pages. Once finished with the story, kids may play with flash cards, play a word quiz, or even share their own story. In the “share their story” section, kids are able to record themselves while practicing reading the words on their own and then share it with friends and family. If you are looking for a fun new storybook app to read with your children – be sure to check out The Boy Who Cried Wolf! Requirements: Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Price: $1.99 ~ See The Boy Who Cried Wolf in the App Store
Kids Stories in English: The Hare and the Tortoise: Bring the classic tale of The Hare and the Tortoise to life with this new unique learning app. This app is geared towards children ages 3 through 6 years old. Children can watch an HD video of storytelling or read the story on their own by flipping through beautifully illustrated pages (reading on their own or listening to narration). Once finished with the story, kids can enjoy a flash cards game that will help them learn new words and understand the vocabulary from the story. There is also a fun word quiz to play. Kids can share their own story by recording themselves reading the story and then sharing their version with family and friends! If you are looking for a fun new storybook app for your little ones – be sure to check out The Hare and the Tortoise app! Requirements: Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Price: $1.99 ~ See The Hare and the Tortoise in the App Store
Animal High Five: Little kids love animals…and they also love high fives. So why not combine the two in one fun game called Animal High Five? The Animal High Five app is a multi-sensory, educational game that both children and parents will love. The game comes with settings for “babies” or “toddlers”. In “Baby mode”, little ones will be able to high five animals and try to make the animal noises, too. This mode will help babies to begin recognizing the colors, shapes, and sounds of their favorite animals – there are no scoring or time limits in this mode. In “Toddler mode”, little ones will be able to improve their reactions by trying to high five as many animals as they can in a certain amount of time. If you are looking for a cute, educational game for your little ones – be sure to check out Animal High Five! Requirements: Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Price: $0.99 ~ See Animal High Five in the App Store
Grimm’s Sleeping Beauty: Children will love this new app featuring the classic Grimm’s fairytale of Sleeping Beauty. This wonderful classic has been brought into the digital age, and is stunning with 3D interactive pop-up scenes, wonderful music, narration, and sound effects. The app features three reading modes: Read to Me, Read it Myself, and Autoplay. There are 35 pages of beautifully illustrated artwork and text, as well as 11 interactive 3D pop-up scenes with simple tasks to perform and games. Children will be able to interact with ease by touching and dragging objects on the screen. If you are looking for a new spin on an old classic fairytale – be sure to check out Grimm’s Sleeping Beauty! Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5. Price: $4.99 ~ See Grimm’s Sleeping Beauty in the App Store
50,000 Baby Names FREE: The 50,000 Baby Names FREE app is 100% free and offers thousands of baby names for you to look through. This app features over 50,000 baby names for boys and girls. There are tons of search, sort and filter options when looking for names – for example, sorting by boys names or girls names. You can choose to see similar names, or similar sounding names. Parents can browse names by origin and view the name meaning, origin, popularity, etc. There is even the option to add your own custom name should you come up with an original name not on the list. Once you have found your favorites you can store them and share the names via email. Or, if you cannot decide – why not play around with the fun new random name button and see what comes up? If you are looking for the perfect baby name – be sure to check out 50,000 Baby Names FREE! Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.0 or later. Price: FREE ~ See 50,000 Baby Names FREE in the App Store
Mathificent: The Mathificent app is a great Math practice app for all kids. This app helps kids master basic Math skills by just practicing a little every day. Players can choose the numbers and operation (addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division) that they wish to work on and then see how many math problems they can answer in 60 seconds. Once kids have mastered each number, they unlock the next level. This app features helpful items like multiplication tables that make practicing easy. Parents can check on their child’s progress by looking at the app as well. If you are looking for a great math practice app for your kids – be sure to check out Mathficent! 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 5.1 or later. Price: $2.99 ~ See Mathificent in the App Store