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

 

iPhone Screenshot 2Get Rocky:  The Get Rocky app is a fun tilt-and-slide adventure to the center of the Earth with Digger the mole!  With Get Rocky, kids can dig and slide through 6 Layers of the Earth – each filled with rocks and minerals to collect and subterranean enemies to defeat.  This app features 18 comic-book movies that tell the mole’s story, as they also teach players about Location, Depth and Geology concepts.  There are 30 levels in the 6 Layers of the Earth, as well as 12 key rocks & minerals to collect for the Get Rocky Collection (with more on the way).  The game features 20 subterranean enemies to defeat, including centipedes and magma men!  Along the way, Digger the mole will also need to acquire tools to help him, like the Laser, Jackhammer and Mushroom Bomb.  There are plenty of power-ups, boosts and upgrades to earn – even a Dino Suit!  If you would share a fun game that introduces geology concepts to your child, be sure to check out Get Rocky!  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 Get Rocky in the App Store

 

iPad Screenshot 2MathWizard Grade-K:   The MathWizard Grade-K app is a great iPad version of a math app.  With MathWizard Grade-K, kids can enjoy a fun app that features simple math questions and games.  This app is geared towards children who are around pre-k or beginning elementary.  The app features a simple to use interface that is perfect for younger children.  This app will generate endless math exercises for children, and features a variety of questions (counting, simple addition, etc.).  Parents will enjoy the results section that helps them see how their child is doing with the app.  If you would like to share a fun math app with your child, be sure to check out MathWizard Grade-K!  Requirements: Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later.  Price: FREE ~ See MathWizard Grade-K in the App Store

 

iPhone Screenshot 2PlayTales Gold!:  The PlayTales Gold! app is a fun interactive library for kids.  With PlayTales Gold!, parents who value both education and entertainment can provide their children with a fun learning experience.  This app provides families and teachers with a great source of unlimited interactive storybooks and activities for kids ages 1 through 12 years old.  The stories teach all sorts of things like new vocabulary, spelling, numbers, word pronunciation, and much more!  There are a variety of stories, coloring activities and games featuring both classics (i.e. Snow White) and new favorites (i.e. Pocoyo)!  Some of the new features available in the app are the Games Corner and Personalized Stories sections.  Kids can download stories and save them in their bookshelf, and then access their stories anytime and anywhere – even without internet (universal subscription between iOS devices)!  There are new books added every week.  The app also features different reading modes: Read to Me, Read by Myself, and Autoplay.  There are stories available in 8 different languages: English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Chinese (Mandarin), and Japanese.  If you would like to share a fun new interactive storybook app with your child, be sure to check out PlayTales Gold!  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: FREE ~ See PlayTales Gold! in the App Store

 

iPhone Screenshot 1Coco Princess:  The Coco Princess app is a fun game for girls who like princesses!  With Coco Princess, kids can dress up their Coco and then play in a 3D game!  There are plenty of dresses, tops, skirts, shoes, hairstyles, accessories, jewelries, eyelashes and skin colors to choose from.  Once you have dressed your princess, it’s time to pick your prince to the ball!  Kids can shift the camera around to watch the dance from different points of view…and there are even fireworks at the end of the ball!  You can even take a picture of Coco and share it with your friends and family via Facebook or email.  There is a weekly contest, “My Princess Coco”, where kids can show their Princess Coco to all the kids around the world!  This app features an easy-to-use interface, no rules or time limits, and no third party advertising.  If you would like to share a fun, creative dress-up app with your child, be sure to check out Coco Princess!  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 Coco Princess in the App Store

 

iPhone Screenshot 1Here’s Talky Pete:  The Here’s Talky Pete app is a fun animal app for kids.  With Here’s Talky Pete, kids can talk to Talky Pete, the lively talking pony!  Kids can type in text to hear Pete say anything they want in a silly voice, or just speak and hear Pete repeat everything!  There is an option to record and share your videos with friends and family via Facebook, YouTube and email.  The talking options in the app are Text and Talk and Mimic.  There are even some cute presets – tap the speech button to hear Pete say amusing preset phrases.  Changing the playback speed and pitch can be fun, too.  Kids will also love the 3 fun emotions that Pete shows as well as his special animations – like his dance moves and jumping!  There is even a random mode – who knows what Talky Pete will say?!  Also, if you love Talky Pete, there are also lots of upgrades to purchase, like additional speech packs, create your own presets and special animation packs.  If you would like to share a fun animal app with your child, be sure to check out Here’s Talky Pete!  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: $0.99 ~ See Here’s Talky Pete in the App Store

 

Ramps to play componentsPlaygrounds For Everyone:  The Playgrounds For Everyone website is an amazing website that is designed to help parents and children who need accessible playgrounds.  With Playgrounds For Everyone, parents can find accessible playgrounds near them.  Why accessible playgrounds?  Because kids in wheelchairs, or who have muscular disabilities, or vision/hearing problems need different types of equipment, etc.  This website aims to create & provide a comprehensive database of inclusive and accessible playgrounds.  You can help by going to this website and then going to your playground – does it have all the features of an accessible playground (refer to website for list)?  Now, search the website to see if that particular playground is already listed.  If not, and your playground meets all expectations/requirements, add your playground to the list!  If you are interested in helping this effort, be sure to check out the Playgrounds For Everyone website!  Requirements: Compatible with various Smartphones.  Price: FREE ~ See Playgrounds For Everyone on the NPR website

 

iPhone Screenshot 1There’s a Map on My Lap! (Dr. Seuss):  There’s a Map on My Lap! is a perfect app for any Dr. Seuss fan!  With There’s a Map on My Lap!, kids can come along with The Cat in the Hat as he travels the world to teach Sally and Dick all about maps.  Kids will learn all the many uses of different types of maps, including city, state, world, topographic, temperature, terrain and more!  Children will also learn about various map formats, such as flat, globe, atlas & puzzle, as well as the tools used to read them (symbols, scales, grids, compasses)!  This app is recommended for children ages 5 through 10 years old.  The app features two ways to read: “Read to Me” and “Read it Myself”.  Kids will be able to learn picture/word association as words zoom up and are spoken when pictures are touched.  There is also an option to tap on glossary words throughout the story to learn their meaning.  Kids can enjoy interacting with various animated objects on each page, as well as professional audio narration and custom background audio for each scene.  If you would like to share a fun Dr. Seuss interactive storybook with your child, be sure to check out There’s a Map on My Lap!  Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.  Price: $3.99 ~ See There’s a Map on My Lap! (Dr. Seuss) in the App Store

 

iPhone Screenshot 1Fraction Calculator Plus Free:  The Fraction Calculator Plus Free app provides an easy way to deal with everyday fraction problems.  With Fraction Calculator Plus Free, you can check fractions homework, prepare recipes, or work on crafts or construction projects.  This app is attractive and effective, as well as efficient!  Need to adjust recipe quantities? or Check your kids’ math homework?…use the Fraction Calculator Plus Free.  The calculations are shown in a crisp, clear, elegant type that you can read at-a-glance from a distance.  There is a triple keypad display that lets you type fast (entering three and three quarters takes just 3 taps)!  Each and every fraction result gets automatically reduced to its simplest form to make your job easy.  Every result is also shown in decimal form to make conversion a breeze.  Adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing fractions is now simple!  If you would like help with your fractions, be sure to check out Fraction Calculator Plus Free!  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 6.0 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.  Price: FREE ~ See Fraction Calculator Plus Free in the App Store

 

iPhone Screenshot 3Link The Slug:  The Link The Slug app is a fun puzzle game for kids.  With Link The Slug, kids are helping Dr. Steven Schrodinstein get rid of all the slugs before they infest his house.  There are 75 levels of wits testing in this user-friendly puzzle game.  Kids will love the easy and addictive gameplay (maybe parents, too)!  There are 3 worlds, 75 levels and more to come.  All of the characters are cute and the graphics are bright and cheery.  This brain-squeezing game is suitable for all ages (parents may have to help younger children).  If you would like to share a fun puzzle game with your child, be sure to check out Link The Slug!  Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.  Price: $0.99 ~ See Link The Slug in the App Store

 

iPad Screenshot 2Kidspiration Maps:  The Kidspiration Maps app is a colorful, constructive way for students to create visual maps that build reading, writing and thinking skills.  With Kidspiration Maps, young readers and writers in grades K-5 can learn how to organize and classify information, gain sight word knowledge and expand their ideas into written and verbal expression!  This app allows children to create story maps, Venn diagrams, and webs – and, by doing so, kids will visualize what they are learning, effectively improving their understanding and comprehension.  Kids can simply tap the screen to transform their visual diagrams into text – this is perfect for pre-writing.  There are built-in activities in reading, writing, social studies, science and math to explore.  This app features a friendly design that was developed specifically for the iPad.  All of the diagrams are easy to build and save instantly, and kids can create an unlimited number of documents.  There is a symbol library with over 1,400 images.  Some of the best features include the Picture-to-Text conversion and SuperGrouper (helps teach students to sort, group and classify objects and ideas), and Audio notes (students/teachers can append audio to any symbol, or record verbal instructions).  Students can share files with other apps on their iPad, such as Pages; and even share files with other iPads via Dropbox, email or iTunes.  If you would like to try out a trial version of this app, be sure to look at Kidspiration Maps Lite.  If you would like to share the whole app with your child, be sure to check out Kidspiration Maps!  Requirements: Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later.  Price: $9.99 ~ See Kidspiration Maps in the App Store

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