Bottom Line:The Lonely Beast 123 is a very cute, well executed counting book for the very youngest of preschoolers. The Beast is a charming character and the interactive elements will entertain while teaching. But it was a little disappointing that the app only goes up to 12.
Bottom Line: An incredibly well thought-out open-ended adventure game for kids ages 3-9. Allows kids to style their own experience every time, giving the app nearly unlimited potential for repeat play. I don't think my daughter will be surrendering the iPad anytime soon now that she's discovered this one. **FREE lite version available**
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For Cheap Tuesday we have apps for math, phonics, reading, reading comprehension, robots, animation and chores. There's also a bingo app for kindergarten kids and an app that teaches your child to stay in bed for longer in the morning (priceless!!)
Download these ASAP as most are discounted/free for a limited time only.
Bottom Line: This app is designed specifically for kids ages 2 to 8 with Language Disorder or Delay, Apraxia of Speech, Autism Spectrum Disorder and learners of English as a second language. It is a great app, especially for receptive language skills, but the price is a little high without the expected level of customization and data collection for a therapy app.
How it works: I go through the current iTunes top 100 free educational apps list and take out the ones with in-app purchases and ads and also the ones for teachers/classrooms/adults until I have a Top 10 list.
That leaves us with the very long title of Top 10 Current Best-Selling Completely Free Educational Apps!
Bottom Line: A simple story book app with limited interactions that can be read with or without narration. It has a unique night mode to lessen the light and sounds for use as a bedtime story. Follow the lost note as she searches for her instrument.