Here is this week’s Ten For Tuesday!

 

iPhone Screenshot 2theGames: Kindergarten Math Standards:  With theGames: Kindergarten Math Standards, kids can play a comprehensive math practice game.  This app is designed for kindergarten age/level kids.  The app features whimsically drawn animals that create a fun and motivating environment for learning.  theGames series of apps showcases a unique multiple-choice gameplay that allows kids to self-check their answers.  By sliding up the tab at the bottom of the screen, kids can check to see if the puzzle pieces are in the right place, and, if not, they will know there are some wrong answers they need to fix.  Kids can tap misplaced pieces to send them back to the game and keep playing.  Each puzzle features 9 squares, 9 questions, and 9 answers.  Some of the concepts taught in this app are recognition, counting, sequencing, addition, subtraction, colors, patterns, and much more!  If you would like to share a fun math game with your kindergartener, be sure to check out theGames: Kindergarten Math Standards!  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 theGames: Kindergarten Math Standards in the App Store

 

iPhone Screenshot 1The Berenstain Bears Lose A Friend:  The Berenstain Bears Lose A Friend is an interactive storybook recommended for children ages 4 through 8 years old.  With The Berenstain Bears Lose A Friend, children can read about Sister who experiences heartbreak after losing her dear pet fish Goldie…this story will help children learn how to cope with such a loss.  Kids can explore pictures, learn new vocabulary, and personalize the story with their own narration.  The app encourages literacy in younger children, as it features highlighted narration and tappable words and pictures (great vocabulary builder).  If you would like to share a storybook with a great message, be sure to check out The Berenstain Bears Lose A Friend!  Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Requires iOS 5.0 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.  Price: $3.99 ~ See The Berenstain Bears Lose A Friend in the App Store

 

iPhone Screenshot 2Saber-Tooth Trap – Smithsonian’s Prehistoric Pals:  The Saber-Tooth Trap – Smithsonian’s Prehistoric Pals app is a great educational app for kids.  With Saber-Tooth Trap, children can learn all about saber tooth tigers in this Smithsonian Institution/Soundprints collaboration app.  This app is recommended for children ages 3 through 8 years old.  The app features amazing full-color illustrations and powerful sound effects, and has been carefully reviewed by paleontologists at the Smithsonian Institution to provide accurate, fascinating information about the prehistoric world.  There are three ways to read: “Read to Me”, “Read it Myself”, and “Auto Play”.  The app is great for picture/word association, as words zoom up and are spoken when pictures are touched.  This app features professional narration and custom background audio for each scene.  Kids can even record their own narration and share voice tracks with others that own the app as well.  If you would like to share a fun educational app with your child, be sure to check out Saber-Tooth Trap!  Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Requires iOS 5.0 or later.  This app is optimized for iPhone 5.  Price: $2.99 ~ See Saber-Tooth Trap – Smithsonian’s Prehistoric Pals  in the App Store

 

iPhone Screenshot 1The Berenstain Bears and the Tooth Fairy:  The Berenstain Bears and the Tooth Fairy is a fun interactive book about when Sister Bear loses a tooth and gets a visit from the Tooth Fairy!  This app is designed for children ages 4 through 8 years old.  Kids can explore pictures, learn new vocabulary, and personalize the story with their own narration.  The app encourages literacy skills in young children with highlighted narration, as well as tappable words and pictures.  Children can record their own narration and share voice tracks with others that own the app as well.  If you would like to share a great story about the Tooth Fairy with your child, be sure to check out The Berenstain Bears and the Tooth Fairy!  Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Requires iOS 5.0 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.  Price: $3.99 ~ See The Berenstain Bears and the Tooth Fairy in the App Store

 

iPad Screenshot 2Monster Eat Sushi:  The Monster Eat Sushi app is a free cooking game for kids.  With Monster Eat Sushi, kids will feed hungry monsters in their very own sushi bar.  Can you survive the waves of sushi loving monsters in this fun, action packed game?  Kids will toss nigiri and maki rolls at the monsters to satisfy their orders.  There are lots of different sushi rolls, and lots of monster with different behaviors and types of orders.  Kids can earn power-ups to blast the monsters’ hunger away.  There are lots of levels with new and exciting challenges, as well as bonus achievements for Sushi Masters.  If you would like to share a cute, fun game with your child, be sure to check out Monster Eat Sushi!  Requirements: Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later.  Price: FREE ~ See Monster Eat Sushi in the App Store

 

iPhone Screenshot 1MONOPOLY Bingo:  The MONOPOLY Bingo app is a game where the beloved world of MONOPOLY meets the game of bingo!  With MONOPOLY Bingo, players will take a walk around the MONOPOLY neighborhood, visit themed rooms and put the “GO” in bingo with collectible tokens and much more!  Players can play up to 16 cards at a time on their iPad, or up to 8 cards at a time on their iPhone.  As players collect all their favorite MONOPOLY properties, tokens, and upgrades (like houses and hotels) they can try to own it all.  There are also mini-games to play, like Chance scratcher cards, or choose your lucky number with each game and “GO” for a bonus.  If you would like to play a MONOPOLY version of bingo, be sure to check out this app!  Requirements: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPad 2 Wi-Fi, iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G, iPad Wi-Fi (3rd generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (3rd generation), iPad Wi-Fi (4th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (4th generation), iPad mini Wi-Fi, iPad mini Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini with Retina display, iPad mini with Retina display Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPod touch (4th generation), and iPod touch (5th generation). This app is optimized for iPhone 5.  Price: FREE ~ See MONOPOLY Bingo in the App Store

 

iPhone Screenshot 2Smart Truck – Cargo Delivery:  The Smart Truck – Cargo Delivery app is a fun game for children.  With Smart Truck – Cargo Delivery, kids can deliver cargo as they improve their logic skills.  The goal is to deliver cargo to the finish in safety, all while getting bonuses for speed and collecting stars which improve your rates.  There are 3 kinds of locations: forest, desert, and winter.  The app features 30 levels, 10 in each location.  There are alternating day and night levels as well.  Kids will love upgrading their truck, too.  If you would like to share a fun new game with your child, be sure to check out Smart Truck – Cargo Delivery!  Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Requires iOS 5.0 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone5.  Price: $0.99 ~ See Smart Truck – Cargo Delivery in the App Store

 

iPad Screenshot 1Reading Rainbow:  The Reading Rainbow app is a great educational app for children.  With Reading Rainbow, kids can experience a chart topping reading, literacy and book app from one of the most trusted names in education, Reading Rainbow and LeVar Burton!  This app is geared towards children ages 3 through 9 years old.  The app is hosted by LeVar Burton, and features an unlimited reading service that offers a trusted library of books that are customized to your child’s interests.  There are also exciting video field trips where your kids can visit fascinating people and places!  New books and videos are added each week to expand the collection.  The app has over 300 books and 50 video field trips total.  Parents can have accounts for up to five children in the family, at no additional cost.  There are Read to Me and Read on my Own options to accommodate kids of various reading levels.  Downloaded books can be read offline, in the car, on planes, in restaurants, etc.  If you would like to share a fun new reading app with your child, be sure to check out Reading Rainbow!  Requirements: Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 5.1 or later.  Price: FREE ~ See Reading Rainbow in the App Store

 

iPhone Screenshot 1Obaby:  The Obaby app will help parents tell their baby’s stories with handcrafted artwork on photos!  With Obaby, parents can share their baby’s story in a unique way.  The Obaby app includes an extensive range of milestones, classic baby sayings, and special moments from pregnancy and adoption, all the way up to age two!  Here is how the app works: first, pick a pregnancy or baby photo and crop it.  Then, select from hundreds of illustrations, choose the size, color, and position of the artwork.  Now, you can save and share with family and friends!  There are 11 artwork categories: dates, doodles, borders, anytime, announcements, pregnancy, labor & birth, adoption, first year, second year, and family & friends!  Each category has between 14 – 50 illustrations available (additional available through in-app purchasing).  If you would like to share a unique baby story with your friends and family, be sure to check out Obaby!  Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Requires iOS 6.0 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.  Price: $0.99 ~ See Obaby in the App Store

 

iPhone Screenshot 1ABCSounds:  The ABCSounds app was developed by popular early childhood educator, Barbara Milne.  With ABCSounds, children can experience an interactive way to learn phonetic sounds used in the English language.  This app is multi-sensory, and combines audio, voice and written words.  Children can develop auditory discrimination by introducing the letter names and sounds, as well as hand-eye coordination by touching letters.  Kids will also learn to recognize the word by the sounds they hear in the app.  The pictures within the app look more like the actual letter and have a “hidden letter” inside the picture.  If you would like to share a fun alphabet app with your child, be sure to check out ABCSounds!  Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Requires iOS 4.3 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.  Price: $1.99 ~ See ABCSounds in the App Store

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