Today's Good Free App of the Day comes compliments of our friends at Digital Storytime: Hiku is a really cute ebook about a penguin and includes a virtual hide-and-seek game, child personalization, and a paint mode for every page!
It's only free until 8 p.m. PST U.S. on April 24, so get it now!
** Please note ** Only the app's developer can control when an app is free or not. All apps that we post as Good Free Apps of the Day are verified to be free at the time of this post. We make no guarantees otherwise. **
From the Digital Storytime review:
Hiku is a truly adorable little penguin who stars on every page of this book with his cute 'heart-shaped' tummy. The interactivity in this book is fun for kids, since it involves trying to find Hiku among the other similar looking penguins. If the child taps on the wrong part of the page, they hear variations on "colder - warmer" as they get closer to Hiku and "Alright!" or "There's Hiku!" or "That's Terrific!" when they tap on Hiku correctly...
...The book also has the dual offering of being a coloring book on every page, and allowing your own paintings & audio narration to be saved and used when watching/listening to the book. All the Q-books also feature "Swipe-to-read, Touch-to-hear, & Touch-to-spell" which basically allows the child to tap on words they don't know and also to have spelling of the words reinforced (for older readers). Overall a nice bundle of features.
If you would like to download Hiku please support Smart Apps for Kids by using the links provided!
Every day we pick what we call the Good Free App of the Day, an app that we have downloaded, tested and certified: It can't have a ton of ads or just a little content with a ton of in-app purchases.
It also has to be good.
Based on which ones received the most traffic, here are your Top 35 Favorite Free Apps. (We've eliminated apps that were only free for a limited period of time.)
2) LEGO App 4+ (build a vehicle and then use it in activities)
6) Play 123
10) Rover (flash-enabled browser for kids)
12) The Lorax
14) Draw Something (Pictionary online!)
15) NASA App HD
16) Hide Run Growl
17) Khan Academy
18) Using I and Me
19) Scribble Press
20) Math Bingo Games
21) PBS Kids Video
22) Color Uncovered (don't let your dog drive)
27) Art Maker
28) I Can Write 2
29) Math Vs. Zombies
30) Awesome Eats
32) Lego Duplo Jams
33) iTunes U
34) Little Finder