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Dr. Panda’s Restaurant 2

imageFREE for a limited time – Dr. Panda’s Restaurant 2, an educational app for preschoolers. This adorable app was previously named App of the Week by Apple. It’s colorful, creative, and sure to be a hit with preschoolers. Guests to Dr. Panda’s Restaurant arrive by boat. They order things such as pastas, salads, pizzas, etc. Then the fun begins as kids assume the role of Dr. Panda, the head chef. Kids choose ingredients to add to their dishes. Then they decide how to prepare them. They can chop, blend, grate, bake, fry, or boil the ingredients. When their culinary creations are complete, they serve them to the customers and wait for their reactions. There are dozens of different reactions which change every time. If a dish is too spicy, a customer may even breathe fire! Kids will have hours of fun learning about food and how things work in a kitchen with this nicely done app.

Download link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dr.-pandas-restaurant-2/id796333129?mt=8&uo=4

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Drive About Number Neighborhood

drive aroundFREE for a limited time – Drive About Number Neighborhood, an educational app that helps kids practice beginning numbers. Kids are required to match, count, write, identify, or order numbers in nine fun games. They tap sea pickles with the correct the target number in Catch-a-Sea-Pickle. They trace numbers in the sky in Cloud Writing. See-Saw has kids balancing animals to make equal sums. All of the games in Drive About: Number Neighborhood give your child practice in early numeracy. Kids can proceed at their own pace as they drive, fly or sail in a world of educational free play – perfect for preschoolers!!
Direct Link https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/drive-about-number-neighborhood/id864136403?mt=8&uo=6

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iOrnament: draw creative geometry art

iOrnament

FREE again – iOrnament: draw creative geometry art. This educational app is the perfect blend of art and math! Kids draw strokes and the app repeats them according to the rules of symmetry. The result is fabulous ornaments with intricate designs. The app also contains an interactive pop-up book with drawing tips. Kids of all ages will enjoy creating with this app that makes mathematical theory come alive. Fabulous and fun!

Download link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/iornament-draw-creative-geometry/id534529876?mt=8&uo=4

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Santa’s Home

Santa's home
“He sees you when you’re sleeping. He knows when you’re awake.”
Now you can see what Santa is doing with Santa’s Home, a fun holiday app that is currently FREE!  The app is a “LIVE” feed of Santa’s house – the bedroom, the kitchen, the living room, his office/workshop, and the outside grounds. Kids can keep track of what Santa is doing up at the North Pole. I checked in on Santa a few times – first, he was in the kitchen washing his dishes, then he was on the computer checking his list, and a little after 11 PM he was in bed snoring. The app even displays the correct date and time to make it seem more realistic. The app also gives adults the option of subscribing to Santa’s newsletter. Adults can also help kids send Santa one of their drawings that he will display in his workshop. Super cute!!
Teachers – This would be a fun one to use for creative writing!! It would also be fun for teaching prediction. :)
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ABC Star – Letter Tracing

ABC Star – Letter Tracing is FREE for a limited time. Kids learn to write the upper and lower case letters of the English alphabet by tracing them. A friendly and interactive pet hatches and grows as the child practices. The app teaches uppercase and lowercase letters A-Z and numbers 0-9. Each letter or number is pronounced. Kids are guided to correctly trace over dotted lines to form each letter. They can choose their own color for tracing – yellow, green. blue, purple or pink. The app is great for preschoolers who are learning their letters as well as kindergarten and first graders who need practice.

Direct Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/abc-star-letter-tracing/id1252191274?mt=8

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Stickyboard 2

stickyboard-2-ipad-appFREE for a limited time – Stickyboard 2, a giant whiteboard with a never-ending stack of sticky notes. If you are looking to capture ideas in your classroom or at your next meeting, check out the electronic version of this classic organizer. Unlike their paper counterparts, these sticky notes don’t fall off or get lost. And, they are more environmentally friendly. The app also features Magic Arrange which makes arranging and rearranging the notes much simpler. Entire boards can be emailed as PDF files – great for sharing ideas. Check out this fabulous tool while it’s FREE!

Download link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/stickyboard-2/id466102928?mt=8&uo=4

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Earth 3D – Amazing Atlas

earth 3dOnly $.99 – Earth 3D-Amazing Atlas, an educational app about our planet. The interactive globe includes: a relief model of Earth, political and geographic maps, 1400 geographic objects, and 330 wonders of the world. As kids explore the globe they can tap on places or objects to learn more. Full descriptions are included as well as more than 900 photos. The app is very user-friendly – just a tap along the bottom accesses its different features. Kids can also explore Earth by searching for a particular place. The app can be easily be changed from a geographic map to a political map. Latitude and longitude lines can be turned on. Kids can click a button to turn on the weather. The app is full of information! It would be a great addition to any classroom – perfect for projecting on to a Smartboard.

Download link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/earth-3d-amazing-atlas/id581911397?mt=8&uo=4