FREE for a limited time – Toca 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.
FREE for a limited time – Pepi Bath 2. This educational app is the second installment of a role-playing game that teaches kids (ages 2 – 6) about personal hygiene. Kids start by choosing one of four characters: a boy, a girl, a cat or a dog. Then they choose one of six situations: brushing teeth, taking a bath, washing clothes, using the toilet, ironing or choosing an outfit. In each scene kids learn to take care of themselves and they have fun along the way – adding bubbles to the bath, popping bubbles, etc. There are also some good lessons built into the app. For example – when the scissors are chosen, the character shakes his/her head no. Also, the characters are VERY polite – always saying thank you! Check it out for some good clean fun!
FREE 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 – 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 – Swapsies Sports. This educational app features 10 mini games based on sports: football, basketball, baseball, soccer, hockey, golf, tennis, boxing, cycling and skateboarding. There are two different modes: a dress-up game and an interactive quiz. In the dress-up game mode, kids mix-and-match hats, tops, & bottoms to find the correct combination. Kids will have lots of fun matching and mismatching the clothes on 6 different characters. Once the clothes are properly matched, a fun activity is unlocked for each sport. The quiz mode is age-appropriate. Kids are asked to make connections, reason, and classify. Nicely done for little ones!
FREE for a limited time – Quick Math Junior, another great educational app for kids (ages 3 – 7) from Shiny Things. Kids play six games that cover beginning math concepts such as number sense, number sequencing, counting, place value, addition, subtraction and more. There are so many fabulous things about this app. The games are aligned with the U.S. Common Core Standards and the Australian National Curriculum. There are unlimited player profiles available for easy sharing of devices. The difficulty of each game adapts to an individual’s understanding so every child is being challenged at his/her level. Players progress from multiple choice questions to handwritten answers. As a reward for their success, kids create their own monsters to use within the app. Very creatively presented, very fun, very age-appropriate – another wonderful app from Shiny Things!
FREE for a limited time – Babel’s ABC – multilingual alphabet, an educational ABC app in three languages. Babel, a curious ET, comes to Earth on vacation. He has the ability to speak all languages in the universe but on this trip he only speaks three – English, Portuguese and Spanish. Kids learn to pronounce each letter’s name and a word that begins with that letter. The words used in the app were carefully chosen so that the first letters are the same in all 3 languages. Switching to another languages is easy. Kids simply push the button on Babel’s tummy. It’s fun for kids to see how the words are written and pronounced because there are so many similarities. Colorful drawings and fun sound effects complete this nicely done app!