I loved the illustrations, the introduction to a new culture and traditions, and the positive outlook on death in this app. It's simply gorgeous. - Lisa
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Let your kid take a great journey into a famous Mexican tradition, and experience a sweet illustrated adventure inspired by the popular Mexican festival Days of the Dead or “Dia De los Muertos”. This app is an cute interactive story about a boy and the relationship to his grandfather that has passed away.
YOUR KIDS WILL LEARN ABOUT:
✔ Mexican Culture
✔ Mexican Traditions
✔ Life & Death
✔ No in-app purchases!
✔ No banner ads!
✔ Kid optimized interface!
✔ Bedtime friendly!
✔ Developed together with parents.
✔ Made wordless to reduce stress & unrest.
✔ Localized for 6 languages.
✔ World class illustrations by Wilmer Murillo.
✔ Handmade artwork.
It is the first app in a series of freshly illustrated experiences to introduce kids to the diverse cultures of the world.
✔ Play Mexican Music with the old grandpa.
✔ Let the dogs have a ride in a Ferris wheel.
✔ Give offerings for the grandpa.
✔ Help the balloon vendor to get down from the skies
✔ Pick flowers and bring them to the cemetery
✔ Make it bedtime by turning the moon off
✔ Walk through the Mexican town and join the celebration
✔ This and much more...
Oy Mexico gives the kid a more positive picture of what happens to us after we pass away, and makes the subject much easier to talk with your kid about, something that according to Child Psychologists is very important.
About Oy Ahoy:
Oy Ahoy is a design and development studio that makes cultural learning experiences for kids. We make mobile apps to introduce kids to different cultures and traditions of the world. To ensure the most accurate interpretation of the cultural themes we collaborate with the best illustrators from the given region. Storytelling, game play, and great illustrations are the components we use to engage the kids and to inspire conversations between parent and kids.
Every day we pick what we affectionately 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 and, based on which ones got the most hits, here are your Top 100 Favorite Free Apps!
We've done our best to only include apps that are permanently free, but sometimes developers do change their minds so please leave a comment if you find an app that's no longer free.
2) LEGO App 4+ (build a vehicle and then use it in activities)
3) Toddler/Preschool Flash Cards (they added ads!)
6) Open Wide Snap (we rated five stars)
9) The Lorax
11) Play 123
12) Hide Run Growl (we rated five stars)
15) Rover (flash-enabled browser for kids)
17) Little Stars - Toddler Games (letters, numbers, shapes, colors, first words)
19) NASA App HD
21) Khan Academy (educations videos for adults and older children)
22) Draw Something (Pictionary online! Older kids only)
23) Math Bingo Games
28) Miss Spider apps (Bedtime Story and Tea Party)
30) I Can Write 2 (make sentences about images)
31) PBS Kids Video (all their favorites)
33) Scribble Press (make an book!)
34) Brain Quest (from the people that make those card thingees)
35) Goodnight Safari (baby animals!)
36) ShowMe (virtual whiteboard app)
37) Toca Kitchen Monsters (all kids need Toca Boca)
38) Rocket Speller
39) Color Uncovered (please don't let your dog drive)
40) Little Finder
41) Lego Duplo Jams
42) Agnitus (math, alphabet, fruits, shapes, colors, counting, animals)
43) Spy Mouse
46) Toontastic (we rated five stars)
47) Touch the Sound
48) Bluster! (McGraw-Hill)
50) Let's Color
51) MeeGenius (six ebooks for free!)
52) Articulation Station (lite version)
53) Monkey Drum
54) BrainPop Featured Movie (No. 1 on our Editor's Choice list)
55) Math Vs. Zombies
58) Sock Puppets
60) Sprout's Good Night Star (nighttime routine, brusha! brusha! brusha!)
61) 6-in-1 Children's Games (lite version)
63) iTunes U (go to college on your iOS device)
67) Clockwork Brain (mind-training puzzles)
68) DialSafe Pro (we gave five stars)
70) Screen Chomp (virtual whiteboard)
72) Feel Electric (The Electric Company is back!)
73) Google Earth
75) Squiggles (bring scribbles to life)
79) The Lorax Truffula Shuffle (U.S. only for some reason)
81) Astrid & Siri (ebook)
83) Jingle All the Way (Christmas app)
84) Domino's Pizza Hero (U.S. only)
85) How Stuff Works (older kids that have had "the talk" only)
87) Booksy (one of our Top Picks)
89) Mini Mining
90) AppStar Picks
91) JibJab Jr. Books (put the child's face in a book!)
92) IQ Test - Free Edition (older kids and parents only)
96) Pandora Radio (parents need to control)
97) Nova Elements
98) WebMD (for parents and teachers)
99) Christmas Eve