Only $.99 for a limited time – Dr. Panda Mailman, another great app for preschoolers from Dr. Panda Ltd. Kids become mail carriers and deliver mail in a fun-filled interactive world. There are four areas for kids to explore – the mountains, a village, a forests, and fields. First they create their own postcards or wrap their own packages. Then it’s time to deliver their creations. The recipients are different animals, each with his or her own unique personality. As they ride down the road delivering the mail, kids are free go off the beaten path and explore.This app is great for developing vocabulary and creating stories. It’s a big fun world with no rules, points, timers, etc. – just open-ended exploration.
FREE for a limited time – Martha Speaks Word Spinner from PBS. Up to four players can play the six interactive games in this educational app. Each player selects a game piece (a favorite dog from the Martha Speaks television series). Players move on the board by completing games that build storytelling skills and oral vocabulary skills. In Bucket Ball, players catapult balls into moving buckets that illustrated with key vocabulary words. Name 5 Things asks players to name things that are part of a category. In Story Sounds, players have to tell a story that incorporates six silly sound effects. In Stuff Sort, kids sort through a huge pile of stuff looking for things that belong to a certain category. Who Am I? has players acting out occupations. And finally, Word Connector asks players to match pictures by making connections (for example artwork, money, clothing).
Martha Speaks is a PBS Kids series for children between the ages of four and seven. It is based on a delightful children’s book series by Susan Meddaugh. Martha, the beloved family dog, acquires the power of speech after eating some alphabet soup. What a fun premise for a story! Visit the series website at http://pbskids.org/martha/
FREE again – Toddler Tap!, an educational app for your youngest iPad user. The app is very simple to use. Kids tap an object and the object is named. There are 8 categories of words – colors, numbers, shapes, letters, vegetables, fruits, pets, vehicles, instruments, and home. The app is visually appealing – uncluttered pages of simple and colorful drawings. The voice can be turned on/off and the language can be switched from English to Spanish. There is also the option to print the pictures. Parents/teachers can create magnets or stickers for sorting and classifying activities. Check it out while it is FREE. 🙂
On sale for $.99 – Toca Life: Town, a digital town where kids rule. Toca Town features twenty-one playful characters and seven locations to explore – park, pond, store, police station, restaurant, house, and apartment. As kids move around the town, they choose their own adventures. They can grocery shop, cook thirty different dishes at the restaurant, visit the police station, or just hang out with friends. With a tap of the sun, kids can change day into night – perfect for camping in the dark! The app is full of interactive surprises for kids to discover – presents to wrap, lights that turn on and off, etc. Toca Town is great for vocabulary development and oral story telling. Don’t miss this great app from Toca Boca.
Other Toca Life Apps that are on sale:
Toca Life: City https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/toca-life-city/id988318940?mt=8
Toca Life: School https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/toca-life-school/id1043579926?mt=8
FREE again – the full version of Whose Toes are Those, a very cute app for preschoolers. The app has a game show host, music, and an audience. Kids (contestants) have to identify which animal/person is behind the curtain by their toes. If the child chooses correctly, the animal/person does a silly dance – really cute and sure to bring some giggles! Little ones will have fun building their matching skills with this app!!
FREE for a limited time – Ocean – Animal Adventures for Kids, an educational app for preschoolers. Kids will become sea life experts as they explore 3 ocean scenes – a coral reef, a shark reef, and the deep-sea. The app has two modes – one for tapping/interacting with the creatures and the other for listening to/learning facts about them. Kids will learn fun facts about 30+ animals and they will be delighted with the 60+ animations. The app is narrated in 12 languages – English, German, French, Spanish, Russian, Swedish, Japanese, Chinese, Portuguese (Brazilian), Turkish, Dutch and Italian. Check out this cute interactive book for your preschooler today. 🙂
FREE for a limited time – Sago Mini Boats, an adorable app for preschoolers. Kids go on a boat trip with Harvey the dog. Each adventure begins with kids making three choices: where to go, what to pack, and which boat to drive. Kids choose one of five destinations – anything from a tropical island to a big city. Once kids decide where to go, it’s time to pack their suitcases with the appropriate clothing and items for their chosen destination. Then they choose a fun boat to drive – a pirate ship, a canoe, a bathtub, a pickle, etc.! On their voyage they can stop to pick pineapples, get an ice cream treat, meet some undersea creatures, or they can just to enjoy the sites along the way. Sago Mini Boats will spark fun conversations as kids prepare for their trips, especially when they go to pack their bags. This educational app is not only fun but it’s also great for language development!