In case you didn't know (and I had no idea) The Electric Company is back! The original show that many of us remember from our childhood ran on PBS from 1971-1977 and included such luminaries as Morgan Freeman, Bill Cosby and Rita Moreno in its original cast.
The new show started production in 2009 and has an app that's all about feelings! (Sorry, U.S. only...)
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Are you feeling delighted? Astonished? Anxious? “Feel Electric!” explores all these emotions and more! Part of the Military Families “Finding the Right Word” initiative, this app offers engaging tools that use content and curriculum from The Electric Company to provide opportunities to explore emotional vocabulary and self-expression. Hosted by Electric Company cast members Jessica Ruiz and Danny Rebus, “Feel Electric!” features three fast-paced games, a digital diary to record daily moods, a zany story maker, and more!
** NOTE: Supports iPhone 3GS, iPod touch Gen 3, iPad 1 and later models. **
▪ 3 vocabulary-based games
▪ A digital diary
▪ A glossary of 50 emotion vocabulary words and definitions
▪ 10 zany story makers
▪ Hosts Jessica Ruiz and Danny Rebus
▪ A library of Electric Company music, photos, and video
▪ Add your own music, photos, and video
▪ Create your own mood dude
▪ Fun point system and scoreboard
“Feel Electric!” empowers children to explore their emotions by building expressive vocabulary skills.
▪ Introduces 50 emotion words and definitions
▪ Builds emotional awareness
▪ Encourages self-expression
About Military Families Near and Far
Military Families Near and Far is a free, bilingual (English and Spanish) website where families can create, communicate, and stay connected. Developed for military families, the site provides new ways for preschool and school-aged children to express themselves and communicate within their own family networks. This website and its materials are an extension of Sesame Workshop’s ongoing efforts to support our troops and their families, which include digital media tools, on-the-ground efforts, plus video and print resources on the topics of deployment, changes, and grief.
For more information, please visit www.FamiliesNearAndFar.org.
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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.
We then present them to you to read, download, and share so, based on which ones got the most hits, here are your Top 55 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)
8) Play 123
9) Rover (flash-enabled browser for kids)
11) The Lorax
14) Hide Run Growl
15) Draw Something (Pictionary online!)
16) NASA App HD
18) Khan Academy
20) MeeGenius (six ebooks for free!)
21) Math Bingo Games
22) Scribble Press (make an ebook!)
24) Monkey Drum
25) PBS Kids Video
27) Little Stars - Toddler Games (letters, numbers, shapes, colors, first words)
28) I Can Write 2 (make sentences about images)
31) Sprout's Good Night Star (nighttime routine)
32) Color Uncovered (please don't let your dog drive)
33) Rocket Speller
35) ABC Alphabet Phonics '
37) Goodnight Safari
38) Art Maker
39) Little Finder
41) Lego Duplo Jams
42) iTunes U (go to college on your iOS device)
43) Squiggles (bring scribbles to life)
44) Articulation Station (lite version)
45) Brain Quest
48) The Lorax Truffula Shuffle (U.S. only for some reason)
49) Math Vs. Zombies
52) DialSafe Pro (teach kids emergency dialing)
53) Google Earth
54) Screen Chomp
55) Jingle All The Way (Christmas app)