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.
We've also thrown in some extra apps which are free today and worth downloading.
Some of these apps are free ONLY UNTIL 10 p.m. (U.S. CDT) on 01/04/13 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.
Number Mate (iPad only) A super fun and engaging app for kids of all ages. Match glistening numbered tiles to a colorful template.
With many interactive sounds, this is a great way for young kids to learn numbers and older kids to use their numbers skills to complete a mosaic picture.
4 Dice: Fraction Games is a math app for middle school and upper elementary students. The goal of the game is to present fractions in a way that is both conducive to learning and fun. 4 Dice teaches the basic concept of fractions by working backwards Jeopardy style by giving the answer first and teaching the methods of getting that answer in an interactive and engaging way.
Dinosaur Jigsaw Puzzles - Puzzleosaurus Kids will love being transported back 250 million years when playing this fact filled prehistoric dinosaur jigsaw puzzle app! 8 beautifully illustrated puzzles to complete with 2 puzzle modes, beginner and advanced.
Piece together a prehistoric creature to learn more about it and become a dinosaur expert!
Puzzle Farm Imagination Adventure - Animal Activity Preschool Shape Puzzles for Kids and Toddlers Featured top kids and family app in 151 countries! Over 100,000 satisfied customers. Thank you!
Puzzle Farm takes kids of all ages on an adventure through their imagination!
Winter Art for Kids (iPhone only) Build a snowman, decorate your Christmas tree and create your own winter wonderland with this set of holiday shapes. Let your child explore the different shapes: drag, resize, rotate and color them to make various drawings while discovering their many characteristics and possibilities.
Move and Match (iPad only) an easy to use customisable app that could be used for many different purposes such as school projects, sentence structure activities, fill-the-gap activites, sequencing and so so so much more!
That's it for the MWA Free App Friday apps but there are a couple other apps that are free (some today only, some always) that I would recommend taking a look at:
Bee Typing (iPad only) A brand new great lite version of Active Typing Bee to help a child learn the position of the alphabetic keys on a QWERTY keyboard. Bee Typing offers an intuitive and innovative way to learn and practice their spelling skills. Parents can create different levels to suit different learning needs, or join in to play and have fun with their kids.
Dinosaurs: The American Museum of Natural History Collections (iPhone only) This app contains a mosaic of more than 1000 images from the Museum's archive, woven together to create a striking image of the world’s most famous dinosaur, the Tyrannosaurus rex. Each interactive photograph includes information about where the fossil was found and the paleontologist who uncovered it. Post notes on photos and read other users’ comments on dinosaurs and science. You can also share favorite photos with friends so they can join your virtual dinosaur dig.
In the Stories section, read about the science and personalities behind the Museum’s world-renowned fossil collection.
iPhone version is always free
Deal or No Deal (iPad only) I had to sneak this one in to our Free App Friday post because it's a fun, popular game show - and the app is great! Try your luck in finding the $1,000,000 briefcase in the only officially licensed app based on the hit TV game show! You'll need nerves of steel and a little good fortune to beat the Banker. No trivia, no stunts. Just one question: Deal or No Deal? Do you have what it takes to make the right deal or will you be left with nothing? Test your skills now.
Always free (with IAP's)
Lisa M has already broken her New Years resolution to eat a healthier diet. It's so hard holidaying two doors down from a takeaway shop that makes the best battered chips in Australia.