Here is this week’s Ten For Tuesday!  Enjoy!

 

StraightAce:  The StraightAce app is a great learning tool for kids.  I want to mention that this app requires a StraightAce membership.  With StraightAce, kids can experience a self-tutoring service for math.  Kids can learn and practice different math topics anytime, anywhere on their iPhone or iPad.  This app features 150 topics in each grade (6th, 7th, and 8th grades included).  The lessons introduced in this app are concise and easy-to-follow.  There are multiple choice quizzes that help kids master the concepts and put into practice what they have learned while using the app.  If needed, children can get hints for answering questions.  There are step-by-step explanations for every question provided.  Kids can look at “Flashcard” view to remember the previous day’s topic to solidify the lesson.  While playing, kids can receive incentives like winning trophies for fully completed topics, unlocking new backgrounds & avatars, and much more.  If you would like to share a math-tutoring app with your child, be sure to check out StraightAce!  Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later.  Price: FREE ~ See StraightAce in the App Store

 

iPad Screenshot 3A Word’s a Bird:  A Word’s a Bird is a new poetry app that is all about birds.  With A Word’s a Bird, kids can experience a beautiful app with hand-painted watercolors and poetry.  This app features 3 animated and interactive poems, plus a title poem.  Nature blooms through words and pictures on each page.  Kids can compose a melody on the flowering shoots of April and watch the ducklings sing it back to them.  On another page, children can open the peonies that bloom in May and discover the surprises hidden inside them!  In the month of June, kids can put wind in the sail of a honeymoon boat as it carries a young couple across the pond.  Throughout each of the scenes, kids can touch the red cardinal that flies through each scene and sings his song.  Kids can read, listen and play with pictures and words in both English and French.  There are interactive glossaries to learn about words and poetic images.  If you would like to share the world of birds, flowers and Spring with your child, be sure to check out A Word’s a Bird!  Requirements: Compatible with iPad 2 Wi-Fi, iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G, iPad (3rd generation), iPad Wi-Fi + 4G, iPad (4th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (4th generation), iPad mini and iPad mini Wi-Fi + Cellular. Requires iOS 5.0 or later.  Price:  $2.99 ~ See A Word’s a Bird in the App Store

 

iPhone Screenshot 2Rescue Me – The Adventures:  The Rescue Me – The Adventures app is a fun puzzle game for kids.  With Rescue Me – The Adventures, kids can save people who are in “danger” by catching them and dragging them across the levels while avoiding burning buildings and dangerous animals (leopards, spiders)!  This app features an innovative puzzle game that has intuitive drag-and-drop controls.  There are multiple settings, kids will explore – steaming jungles, crowded cities, underground caves, mysterious ruins and more!  While playing, kids will collect coins that they can use to purchase cool power-ups (like slowing down time or getting a better grip on people when saving them).  The controls are very easy to learn – kids will just grab people with their finger and then drag them to a safe zone before letting go.  If you would like to share a fun, fast-paced game with your child, be sure to check out Rescue Me – The Adventures!  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 4.3 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.   Price: FREE ~ See Rescue Me – The Adventures in the App Store

 

iPad Screenshot 2Agent Magic Investigates: Punky Dunk and the Goldfish:  The Agent Magic Investigates: Punky Dunk and the Goldfish app is a great interactive reading app for children.  With Agent Magic Investigates: Punky Dunk and the Goldfish, kids will discover a voice-interactive iPad storybook with a mystery twist!  This app is perfect for kids ages 4 through 6 years old.  The app was designed based on “dialogic reading”, which is an early literacy storytelling approach that is supposed to improve kids’ reading comprehension and verbal vocabulary.  Kids can make their very own “detective badge” as they partner up with Agent Magic!  The app includes built-in sharing features that enable parents to post their favorite recordings of their child’s voice via email and Facebook, as well as FamLoop Family Connect (the private family sharing network for the app).  Come along with Agent Magic and enjoy a modern interpretation of the children’s classic story “Punky Dunk and the Gold Fish”!  Requirements: Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later.  Price: $2.99 ~ See Agent Magic Investigates: Punky Dunk and the Goldfish in the App Store

 

iPhone Screenshot 1Numbers with Dally Dino:  The Numbers with Dally Dino app is a great app for teaching preschoolers how to count and so much more!  With Numbers with Dally Dino, children can learn all about numbers.  This app teaches matching, sorting, sequencing, finding, counting, and more!  There are 7 different fun educational activities within the app: 1) Learn – discover numbers with talking flashcards from 1 to 10, 2) Match – match the numbers with groups of objects, 3) I Spy – use your eagle eyes to spot the right number hidden in a colorful jumble, 4) Pairs – test your memory by remembering the locations of all the items, 5) Sort – move the numbers and pictures to the right spots, 6) Count – practice your counting and grouping skills, 7) Order – fill in the missing digits to complete the numerical sequence.  There is also a Sticker Screen – this is where kids can earn number stickers as they play and then move them around or send them sliding across the screen!  If you would like to share a numbers app with your preschooler, be sure to check out Numbers with Dally Dino!  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 5.0 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.  Price: $1.99 ~ See Numbers with Dally Dino in the App Store

 

iPhone Screenshot 2Colors & Shapes 3D For Kids:  The Colors & Shapes 3D For Kids app is a great educational app for children.  With Colors & Shapes 3D For Kids, children will experience an app that will teach them all about different colors and shapes.  This app is entirely free for the full version!  Kids will enjoy the bright colors and 3D graphics.  The images can be rotated to show kids objects and shapes from different perspectives.  Children can tap on any Simple Shape and see what happens – colors are changed, and more!  If you would like to share an app with your child that is all about colors and shapes, be sure to check this one out!  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 4.3 or later.  This app is optimized for iPhone 5.  Price: FREE ~ See Colors & Shapes 3D For Kids in the App Store

 

iPad Screenshot 1Telling The Time:  The Telling The Time app is a great educational app for children.  With Telling The Time, children can learn all about types of clocks, the concepts of time and how to tell the time.  The game is designed for children ages 5 through 8 years old.  This app uses fully interactive clock faces and animated sequences with audio to teach the concepts of time.  There are various learning methods: tutorial and teach, play and interact, and test your knowledge.  Main topics covered include: types of clocks, clock face and hands, time concepts of am vs. pm, basic time (o’clock, half past, quarter past, quarter to), advanced time (5/10/20/25 minutes past and to).  The app does not require any in-app purchases and features no advertising.  If you would like to share an app all about telling time with your kids, be sure to check out Telling The Time!  Requirements: Compatible with iPad.  Requires iOS 5.0 or later.  Price: $1.99 ~ See Telling The Time in the App Store

 

iPhone Screenshot 2Suitcases – Packing Checklist:  The Suitcases – Packing Checklist app is a great way to help kids and adults pack!  With Suitcases – Packing Checklist, users can be reminded of things that they should take on their trip.  This app has lists for any event: business trips, vacation, camping, and many more custom tailored lists are all within the app!  The app allows users to add suitcases as needed depending on the length of stay, type of trip, etc.  There is even a “Personalizing a Suitcase” option that will allow users to add a suitcase, name it and then add as many items in it that fit your travel plan.  Just simply click on the categories, and automatically the essentials will be listed accordingly…then you can tailor your specific needs!  If you would like help packing for your next trip, be sure to check out Suitcases – Packing Checklist!  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 4.3 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.  Price: $0.99 ~ See Suitcases – Packing Checklist in the App Store

 

iPhone Screenshot 3Word Target:  The Word Target app is a fun word game that kids and adults can enjoy.  With Word Target, players are given a combination of six letters and the goal is to make as many 3 letter words, 4 letter words, 5 letter words and 6 letter words as possible before time runs out!  This app is not only a test of your vocabulary, it also puts your memory to the test…you cannot make the same word twice…and, if you do your score and time will be reduced!  Each time you start a game, you will be given 3 minutes and 6 letters…how many words can you make and how long will your time really last?  If you would like to try out a fun new word game with your kids, check out Word Target!  Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 6.1 or later.  This app is optimized for iPhone 5.  Price: FREE ~ See Word Target in the App Store

 

iPad Screenshot 1Secret Mysteries: Mythical Lands HD:  The Secret Mysteries: Mythical Lands HD app is a fun seek and find hidden objects puzzle for iPad.  With Secret Mysteries: Mythical Lands HD, players will uncover the hidden courtyards of Xanadu, the green gardens of Babylon, the lush jungles of El Dorado, and the great castles of Camelot!  There are more than 1,000 carefully placed objects that players can find in the app.  The app features 2 playing modes: casual and timed.  Players can easily zoom in and out of scenes in El Dorado, Camelot, Xanadu and Babylon.  The fun seek and find gameplay will be entertaining for kids, and the sound effects are immersive art are great!  There are even bonus sliding tile puzzles kids can play.  If you would like to share a fun hidden objects app with your kids, be sure to check out Secret Mysteries: Mythical Lands HD!  Requirements: Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 4.0 or later.  Price: $2.99 ~ See Secret Mysteries: Mythical Lands HD in the App Store

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