At a kids event, I can walk right past regular puppets like "whatever, I don't care," but if I see sock puppets, I'm grabbing my kids and watching from beginning to end and laughing at everything they do. They don't even have to be well-designed sock puppets. Even if it's just a pair of eyes glued to a sock, I'm there.
Thus explains my very positive reaction to Sock Puppets, today's Good Free App of the Day.
The app is similar to Toontastic and does include in-app purchases for additional puppets and scenery, but kids can do quite a bit with the freebies included without having to spend any money.
** 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. **
Sock Puppets lets you create your own lip-synched videos and share them on Facebook and YouTube. Add Puppets, props, scenery, and backgrounds and start creating. Hit the record button and the puppets automatically lip-synch to your voice.
Friends can work together with multiple puppets and create hilarious conversations. While recording, simply tap a puppet and that puppet will lip-synch, tap a different puppet and switch auto lip-synching to it. Switch backgrounds to take your puppets to different places, move the puppets, props and scenery to animate them while recording. Cartoon and photo realistic puppets are included.
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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)