Here is this week’s 10 Fun Apps For Friday! Our weekly roundup of the best apps for parents this week.

Squareland HD

The Squareland HD app is a fun strategy puzzle game that both kids and adults will enjoy.  With Squareland HD, kids will help Blu the Owl smash, dodge and fly across the four corners of the forest with his guide Pixie as he squares off against the dangerous cubic world!  The app features physics-based puzzles for kids to solve, and has original block-breaking gameplay.  There are 80 exciting levels across 4 colorful worlds.  Kids will love the cast of crazy cubic creatures, and the fun retro 8-bit soundtrack.  If you would like to share a fun puzzle game with your child, be sure to check out Squareland HD! Requirements:  Requires iOS 6.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.  Price: $1.99 ~ See Squareland HD in the App Store

SlapSticker

The SlapSticker app is a fun photo sticker app.  With SlapSticker, kids can turn their photos and selfies into fun SlapStickers!  There are over 300 stickers to slap on any picture, which will create hilarious snapshots to share on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social media outlets, email, too.  The app is very simple to use, only 3 clicks of a button and the SlapSticker is ready to go.  This sticker app is available for FREE.  If kids would like, they can upgrade their SlapStickers with premium sticker collections as well.  If you would like to share a fun photo sticker app with your child, be sure to check out SlapSticker!  Requirements:  Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.  Price: FREE ~ See SlapSticker in the App Store

Termotic

The Termotic app has been developed in collaboration with expert educators, and is designed to teach children how to identify the basic emotions and the intensity with which they are felt.  With Termotic, kids can learn all about their emotions and how to express them.  This app allows you to create different users in order to provide personalized monitoring of emotions – kids can create a personal diary about their own emotions easily and intuitively.  Using the app is simple: first, choose an emotion, then recognize it in different situations, and finally use the thermometer to determine the mood.  The app also includes a pairing game in which your child can learn the emotions and their intensity by identifying them in real situations.  There are two game modes, as well as three difficulty levels for each mode.  The app has been developed for children ages 8 and up, and could be beneficial for those with ASD.  If you would like to share an app all about emotions with your child, be sure to check out Termotic!  Requirements: Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 6.0 or later.  Price: $0.99 ~ See Termotic in the App Store

Dreamjob Veterinarian

The Dreamjob Veterinarian app is a fun doctor app for children.  With Dreamjob Veterinarian, kids can open their own veterinary practice and fill the role of veterinarian.  There are lots of fluffy patients to tend to, with all different types of ailments.  This app will teach children about dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs and birds.  There are fun graphics and realistic sound effects as well.  As kids care for the animals, they will learn how to help out our animal friends when they are sick.  Kids will ask the pet owners detailed questions, as well as examine the animals, even perform x-rays, take blood samples, vaccinate and more!  If you would like to share a fun animal doctor app with your child, be sure to check out Dreamjob Veterinarian!  Requirements:  Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Requires iOS 4.3 or later.  This app is optimized for iPhone 5.  Price: $3.99 ~ See Dreamjob Veterinarian in the App Store

UrbanSitter

The UrbanSitter app is a great way for parents to find and book experienced babysitters near them.  With UrbanSitter, parents can find a babysitter for their last minute, occasional, or even long term childcare needs.  Parents can view detailed babysitter profiles with videos, book jobs instantly, and even call babysitters at the click of a button.  When parents identify their child’s school and other local organizations (like your mom’s group), they will see babysitters and nannies recommended by parents they know and trust!  Parents can get notified instantly when a babysitter has replied to their request, and message or call babysitters directly from their phone.  The app even allows parents to pay babysitters using any major credit card!  If you would like to try out a new babysitting option, be sure to check out UrbanSitter!  Requirements: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.  This app is optimized for iPhone 5.  Price: FREE ~ See UrbanSitter in the App Store

Stickie

The Stickie app is a fun photography app that both kids and adults will enjoy.  With Stickie, users can get more Instagram likes and followers in a fun and easy way.  Here’s how it works: 1) Tap a picture in your Stickie gallery, 2) Tap the Instagram icon and then “get more likes” circle, and 3) The picture will open in Instagram, press next then share.  This app provides a fast upload to Instagram, and lots of great pre-populated hashtags to use.  If you would like to share a fun new photography app with your child, be sure to check out Stickie!  Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Requires iOS 7.0 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.  Price: FREE ~ See Stickie in the App Store

Tree Fu Tom 3D Adventures

The Tree Fu Tom 3D Adventures app is an officially licensed app based on the hugely popular pre-school TV show, Tree Fu Tom!  With Tree Fu Tom 3D Adventures, kids can experience a cutting edge Augmented Reality application that combines highly interactive gameplay and the magical new SLAM Augmented Reality technology.  When kids simply hold their smartphone or tablet above a magazine or book, Tom & Twigs can then be launched into the real world allowing children to walk, fly or leaf board them across the room, land on objects and use Tree Fu Magic in their own environment!  This app is designed for kids ages 3 through 5 years old, but could be enjoyed by various age ranges.  If you would like to share a fun Tree Fu Tom themed app with your child, be sure to check out Tree Fu Tom 3D Adventures!  Requirements: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPad and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.  Price: $4.99 ~ See Tree Fu Tom 3D Adventures in the App Store

 

Zingyland

The Zingyland app offers the best in class interactive books to children and their families.  With Zingyland, all stories, kids games and rewards in the app have been certified by the kidSAFE program.  This app is full of interactive stories, fun games and rewarding badges for kids up to 8 years old.  Kids can enjoy reading in a safe digital environment, as well as play with puzzles, paint and memory cards.  Upon downloading, kids will receive a free book and 3 free educational games.  There are new stories added every week to the collection.  Kids can enjoy the books in 3 reading modes: Read to me, Read by myself, and Autoplay.  The stories feature unique stories and characters, as well as vibrant illustrations and original music.  Parents can do an easy search by age or by category when downloading books for their child.  (The app features a parental section where parents can control Zingyland as far as book purchases, book deletions, and notification settings).  There is multi-lingual content: English, French, Spanish and Greek.  If you would like to share a fun storybook app with your child, be sure to check out Zingyland!  Requirements: Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 6.0 or later.  Price: FREE ~ See Zingyland in the App Store

 

Ib the Dog

The Ib the Dog app is about a fun little hand drawn dog named Ib.  With Ib the Dog, kids can join Ib in his hand drawn universe on all his adventures.  Kids can feed Ib sausages, help him make footprints in the snow and play with snowballs, skate on the lake and drive tractors, sweep the sidewalk and so much more!  There are a few different levels: snow level, forest level, and the race level.  The app features touch based physics gameplay that helps children improve their motor skills.  There are no in-app purchases or links to worry about.  If you would like to share a fun app about a cute dog with your child, be sure to check out Ib the Dog!  Requirements: Requires iOS 3.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPad, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), and iPod touch (5th generation). This app is optimized for iPhone 5.  Price: $2.99 ~ See Ib the Dog in the App Store

 

Braveland

The Braveland app is a turn-based game that is inspired by old-school strategies.  With Braveland, players will start as a humble warrior’s son whose village was cruelly raided by bandits – now, it’s up to you to use your wits and skill to become a commander of your own army!  This game story takes place in a carefully drawn colorful world, in three separate corners of the world.  There are more than 25 warriors and creatures from Goblins to Golems and Ice Guards.  At the end of each story chapter there is a boss fight.  As kids play, they can evolve their hero and customize their army.  There are also various artifacts and magic to find along the way.  If you would like to share a fun strategy game with your child, be sure to check out Braveland!  Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Requires iOS 5.1 or later.  This app is optimized for iPhone 5.  Price: $2.99 ~ See Braveland in the App Store

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Nikki

Nikki is a retired bookkeeper, starting her second career as a stay at home mom. She lives with her husband, son and yellow lab in North Carolina. She loves technology and gadgets – and her iPad is one of her favorites. One of her favorite things about apps is that they are so versatile – there are apps for teaching kids, apps for entertainment, apps for hobbies…She definitely believes the phrase “There’s an app for that…”

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