Here is this week’s Ten For Tuesday!

 

iPhone Screenshot 1Build A Teddy Bear:  The Build A Teddy Bear app is a fun app for all ages.  With Build a Teddy Bear, kids can create a one-of-a-kind Teddy Bear.  This app allows kids to build and design a furry friend, and then Sing-A-Long with their favorite children’s songs.  When creating their bear, children can choose from a variety of colors, textures and accessories.  Kids can take care of their bear by feeding them, and dress them, too.  There is even an option to take a photo together using the Take-A-Photo feature.  If you would like to share a fun build-a-bear app with your child, be sure to check out Build A Teddy Bear!  Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Requires iOS 4.3 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.  Price: FREE ~ See Build A Teddy Bear in the App Store

 

iPhone Screenshot 1Magikid Nian:  The Magikid Nian app is a fun app all about the Chinese New Year.  With Magikid Nian, kids can learn all about the Chinese New Year and why over 1 billion people are celebrating this month.  Kids can play a game where they will defeat the monsters and save the New Year!  Nian is a Chinese monster who comes during the winter to play tricks on children, but this time the Magikid will be ready for him!  This app is great for sharing fun cultural information with children as they discover the ancient and modern traditions of China through stories, plays, songs and flashcards.  Kids can also become the writer, director, and actor in their very own stage-play…what a great way to introduce them to essential concepts such as setting, scenes, characters and narration in a fun environment.  This app is bilingual and is available in English as well as Chinese.  If you would like to share a fun app all about the Chinese New Year with your child, be sure to check out Magikid Nian!  Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Requires iOS 6.0 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.  Price: FREE ~ See Magikid Nian in the App Store

 

iPad Screenshot 1Discovering Emotions with Zeely:  The Discovering Emotions with Zeely app is an innovative new educational tool that teaches children how to identify emotions and practice recognizing facial expressions.  With Discovering Emotions with Zeely, kids can join friendly characters which motivate them to play the game independently.  This app was developed in association with child psychologists and speech and language pathologists, playing the game provides structured repetition and practice of basic emotion recognition skills.  The app has been specifically designed to assist parents, educators, and therapists working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Aspergers Syndrome, ADHD, or other special needs (i.e. Down Syndrome).  Parents can review detailed data collection and reporting tools that help them track their child’s progress and share the information between home, clinic and school.  This app features easy and clear navigation for children to follow as they operate the app independently.  There are three different learning modes with progressive levels of difficulty, each of which feature clear photographs of a wide variety of real faces.  Familiar settings such as a playground, cinema, museum and theme park help to provide social context.  If you know someone who could benefit from this app, be sure to check out Discovering Emotions with Zeely!  Requirements: Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later.  Price: $19.99 ~ See Discovering Emotions with Zeely in the App Store

 

iPhone Screenshot 1Shiny Circus:  The Shiny Circus app is a fun educational game for children ages 4 through 6 years old.  With Shiny Circus, kids can join Charlie, Alice and Ralph as they go to the circus in town.  Charlie will help the clowns prepare for their performance and then all of a sudden finds himself in the spotlight!  This app introduces a range of mathematical concepts in a fun and engaging way.  Kids will explore measurement by making comparisons of length and width, area, distance, and mass, as well as learn the everyday language we use to describe these concepts.  The app includes four educational games, as well as a read-along storybook packed full of interactive features.  If you would like to share a set of fun math games with your child, be sure to check out Shiny Circus!  Requirements: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.  This app is optimized for iPhone 5.  Price: $1.99~ See Shiny Circus in the App Store

 

iPhone Screenshot 1I Imagine:  The I Imagine app is a unique book app for kids.  With I Imagine, children can enjoy an interactive and personalized story designed to bring families closer.  This app is geared towards children ages 3 through 8 years old.  Children will engage with the story and explore the pages to discover lots of fun interactions.  Kids will learn how to listen and follow instructions, as well as how to type their own name.  Children can put themselves into the app by typing and recording their name, taking a photo face and choosing their hair color and clothing.  The app features a great story, illustrations, music and sound effects and narration.  If you would like to share a personalized, interactive story with your child, be sure to check out I Imagine!  Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Requires iOS 6.0 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.  Price: FREE ~ See I Imagine in the App Store

 

iPhone Screenshot 1FamDoo – The Modern Allowance:  The FamDoo – The Modern Allowance app is a great way to teach children how to save, spend and donate!  With FamDoo -The Modern Allowance, kids can use a simple and rewarding tool to save, spend and donate as they do chores and learn to be engaged, responsible citizens!  This app can be customized to work for each unique family and individual child’s needs.  Parents and kids can choose tasks and reward values from pre-set lists or create their own custom chores!  Kids will be empowered to manage their accounts, as well as take initiative to form positive habits.  Parents will be able to fund allowance points through a variety of payment methods for kids to earn real money rewards.  Applying tasks and approving rewards can be done through a simple tap on the screen.  Parents will maintain control of all saving, sharing, and spending with adjustable system settings.  If you would like to help your child become responsible and earn an allowance, be sure to check out FamDoo!  Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.  Requires iOS 6.0 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.  Price: FREE ~ See FamDoo – The Modern Allowance in the App Store

 

iPhone Screenshot 1Stone Skimmer:  The Stone Skimmer app is a fun game for kids.  With Stone Skimmer, kids can skim stones across the beach water.  This exciting skimming game lets you follow the mesmerizing path of stone skimming up to the horizon.  Make sure you don’t let the stone sink deep into the sea, though!  Kids will have to cleverly use the phone to decide the angle and trajectory of the stone to perform the perfect skip!  The app features different sceneries and 6 stone characters sporting unique personalities.  The app also has stunning graphics and visual effects, as well as great sound effects.  If you would like to share a fun virtual stone-skimming app with your child, be sure to check out Stone Skimmer!  Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Requires iOS 5.0 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone5.  Price: FREE ~ See Stone Skimmer in the App Store

 

iPhone Screenshot 1Feelings with Milo:  The Feelings with Milo app is an emotional literacy app that teaches kids about feelings.  With Feelings with Milo, kids can learn to understand emotions.  This app helps kids to learn to manage their emotions as well, in the context of supportive relationships.  This app provides a simple, fun way for parents and therapists to explore emotions and demonstrate to children that feelings, however powerful, come and go.  Kids will be able to identify the image of Milo that best represents what they are feeling, this allows them to see that their feelings are normal.  The Feelings Train will show children how their emotions change over time, and provides parents and therapists with an easy way to keep a record of the context for each reported feeling.  Becoming aware of feelings is an important step in self discovery, self regulation and understanding of oneself and others.  If you would like to help your child understand emotions and feelings, be sure to check out Feelings with Milo!  Requirements: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.  Price: FREE ~ See Feelings with Milo in the App Store

 

iPhone Screenshot 2Lullaby Karaoke:  The Lullaby Karaoke app is a fun bedtime routine app for kids.  With Lullaby Karaoke, kids can use a comforting bedtime routine for a good night’s sleep – karaoke!  Parents can use this app to sing their babies to sleep each night.  This app allows parents to record themselves singing their favorite lullabies accompanied by unique instrumental tracks in the background.  So, even if Mom or Dad (or Grandma/Grandpa even) are out of town, they can still sing their little one to sleep!  Parents can choose from a variety of the world’s most famous lullabies, as well as choose between 3 accompanying instruments for each lullaby.  The lullaby recording can be shared with friends and family, and even via Facebook and Twitter!  Parents can create playlists, shuffle lullabies, or choose one well-loved song to play on repeat.  There are also animations that can accompany the lullabies for extra bedtime entertainment.  For $2.99, parents can download an additional 9 lullabies (the others are free).  If you would like to start singing lullabies at night, be sure to check out Lullaby Karaoke!  Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Requires iOS 6.0 or later.  This app is optimized for iPhone 5.  Price: FREE ~ See Lullaby Karaoke in the App Store

 

iPhone Screenshot 2Ubooly Talks!:  The Ubooly Talks! app is a fun interactive learning companion that listens and responds.  With Ubooly Talks!, kids ages 3 through 10 can play with 100+ fun and educational activities.  Ubooly will act as your child’s companion, tutor and gym coach all in one, as he tells stories, plays games, sings songs, teaches lessons and much more!  Kids can play with just the app or insert their device into the Ubooly plush toy and let the magic begin!  Ubooly will learn your child’s name and birthday, and even share your child’s interests and hobbies.  Parents can add various play packs with just one click.  Kids can customize Ubooly by changing his face, hairstyle and costume.  There are a variety of lessons, including: Alphabet, Counting, Oceans, Space, Spanish and many more.  Kids will be able to learn core skills through games and hands-on activities.  If you would like to share a unique learning buddy with your child, be sure to check out Ubooly Talks!  Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Requires iOS 6.0 or later.  This app is optimized for iPhone 5.  Price: FREE~ See Ubooly Talks! in the App Store

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