App Friday is sponsored by momswithapps.com, a group of family-friendly developers who, every Friday, offer a number of apps for either free or at a reduced price.
We've taken a look at the free apps available this week and have listed our general impressions together with download links.
Some of these apps are free ONLY UNTIL 10 p.m. (U.S. CDT) on 10/19/12 so don't delay!
** Please note** Not all of the apps listed here are the level of quality we would expect for one of our Good Free Apps of the Day and we have not reviewed them or tested them extensively.
Memory Game: Multiplication One of our Top Picks - here's our review. A must-download if you don't already have it. Regularly $0.99. iPhone and iPad.
Baby Learns Simple Objects: We reviewed Baby Learns Colors and gave it 3.5 stars. This new app works on the same principles - a Learn and Play section, the ability to record and share voices, earn virtual pets (Bebekas) and color pages. Includes four sections: bedroom, kitchen, playground and a farm scene. Regularly $2.99. iPad only.
Kids Preschool Puzzle: Tough to imagine how many people would find this app useful - children of EU Commissioners or UN delegates? On the plus side it looks nice and the music is very boppy. Includes 60 pictures to assemble using patterned paper pieces which then transform into a solid object. Read and hear the name of the object in 14 languages. Regularly $2.99. iPhone and iPad.
Puzzle Farm: Imagination Adventure : If you are in dire need of another Farm-themed app then you're in luck as this one is free today. Includes ten puzzles; also has social media and iTunes links on the front page. Regularly $1.99. iPhone and iPad.
Baby Development Activities: Well worth downloading if you have a new baby or are expecting one. Designed by an Occupational Therapist this app outlines key developmental milestones for each month of a baby's first year of life, activities you can do to encourage development as well as quizzes, resources, videos. Regularly $1.99 iPad only.
Maddie & Matt's Happy Earth - Described as an interactive storybook but there's no story - it's a brother and sister in different every day scenarios learning how to conserve resources and be more environmentally conscious. Lots of reading small print it didn't appeal much to me. Always Free. iPad only.
UTeach Toddler: The app come with a set of vehicle images but essentially this is a create-your-own flash card app. The only advantage it appears to have over others is that you can customize the text font, size and color. Regularly $0.99 iPhone and iPad.
123 Kids Fun Alphabet: Nice app for kids who are learning their letters, with animated pictures and sounds. Includes two games designed to help children remember what they have learned and a third game to support the development of early writing skills. Regularly $1.99 iPhone and iPad.
Deanne Shoyer is the mother to twin boys on the autism spectrum, blogs at smallbutkindamighty.com, has two history degrees and looks a lot less hip than her avatar.