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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 iTunes information 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 03/08/13 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.
Professor Kim - What´s missing here? - Rated 4 Stars by Deanne
Bottom line: Innovative and challenging visual/memory game for one or two players that completely avoids the "matching pairs" cliche. Definitely worth a look.
Marble Math - Rated 4 Stars by Ron - Based on the Common Core Curriculum, Marble Math is an engaging way for upper elementary students to practice mental math. Earn new marbles and collect bonuses while reinforcing key concepts in pursuit of a high score. But watch out math whizzes! You’ll need to be focused and nimble to avoid the obstacles in your path.
Merry Cubes HD - Toddlers and kids from 2 to 7 will have fun with this really engaging cube matching game. Just swipe the cube and tap to rotate it and reconstruct the whole picture. Watch every matched fruit dancing as a reward and a real fruit disco as a grand prix!
Henrietta is Hungry HD - Rated 4 Stars by Jill
Bottom Line: a fun tale for kids that are adventurous and willing to try new things like eating snails. It's an easy read for ages 4-8.
PUZZINGO Princess Toddler & Kid Puzzle Game - There are 7 princess and fairy puzzles in this app. There is the fairytale princess and the pirate princess. Then, there are the fairies – from the house where they live, to teaching birds to fly, to the tailor shop, to the all too famous Fairy rock band! Once you are done with the puzzle, then it’s time to dress up the princesses!
Tempo Tim - Taking Turns with Tempo Tim is a tool to help kids share an iPad. At specified intervals, Tim will interrupt whatever App is running on the iPad or iPhone and tell the user that it is time to switch.
With Tim, there is no more arguing over whos turn it is, or who has been using the iPad or iPhone more. Tim will start timing as soon as you leave the app, and continue for the set duration.
Baseball Card Pro - make your own custom trading cards - Make your own customized sports card with Baseball Card Pro and email to your family and friends, share on Facebook, or save to the camera roll to print later.Anyone can use the simple design and easy-to use interface. Make cards for your friends and teammates! Team parents and coaches can create a card for each player, save to the camera roll, then print a season souvenir.
That's it for the MWA Free App Friday apps but here are a few more apps that have gone free for a limited time and I recommend you take a look at them also.
Macrophonics HD - MACROPHONICS is a fun new alphabet game for children aged 3-5, featuring CAT and DOG the stars of the IFTA award-winning animated short film MACROPOLIS. CAT and DOG are two physically impaired toys, who have come to life and escaped from the factory production line. They explore the world around them by reinterpreting everyday objects in fun and exciting ways.
(New app - not priced as yet)
Wombi Helicopter - build your own helicopter and fly it - The citizens of your city have taken too many balloons and are floating into the sky! Can you build the perfect helicopter to go on a rescue mission? Design your own aircraft, pick your own colors, and fly through the clustered city to pick up passengers before it’s too late!
(New app - not priced as yet)
Recycle Hero for Kids - ★★★ FEATURED AS NEW & NOTEWORTHY IN THE EDUCATION CATEGORY ★★★
Recycle Hero is an adventure game that teaches kids about recycling and taking care of the environment in a fun way. Help your kid be a Hero and save the world from being polluted, make your kid take action with this 21st Century Skills game for kids.
Sheldon's Adventure: Cornered! - “Sticks and stones will break my bones but names will never hurt me!” Sadly, being called names DOES hurt, and being bullied makes kids feel sad and lonely. Sometimes it helps to have someone remind us that we are all special in our own way, and sometimes, we just have to find out for ourselves.
Rockford's Rock Opera 1 – Children's Musical Audio Book - Welcome to the award winning Rockford’s Rock Opera® – the world’s most popular children’s audiobook app, and the best enhanced audio book for kids there is! With this App you get over an hour of a wonderful narrated adventure story with music, pictures, songs and CGI animated videos – Rockford’s Rock Opera (Part One) – FREE!
Magic Piano - From Bruno Mars to Mozart, play the hottest songs effortlessly on the #1 piano game, now also available in HD for iPad and iPad mini! Get free songs every day and enjoy the largest catalog of songs in any piano app. Turn on game mode to unlock achievements and free songs, or just relax and play your favorite tunes.
Get 6 songs FREE for a limited time (save $6.00)
Magnet Monkey - Tap your way through awesome adventures in this action packed physics puzzler that is easy to pick up and hard to put down! This challenging iPhone title invites you to manipulate magnetic fields and take control of Mongo, the adorable fridge magnet, in a series of world-wide adventures.
Normally $0.99 - (iPhone only, but works well 2x on iPads)
Animal Alphabet by 7H - African Antelope, Diving Dolphin, Enormous Elephant, Orange Octopus, and other hilarious animals will introduce your child into the world of letters and words. Every one of those charming characters presents one letter of the alphabet. Your child will learn how to spell it while listening to the funny stories that contain plenty of words using each letter.
Join Ling Ling and her panda friend Bao Bao - "Ling Ling Looked in the Mirror" is the story of a feisty girl who knows she can be anything she wants to be. Some of them are silly (a bubble-bath maker), others are serious (marine biologist), but they are all fun, happy, and beautifully illustrated. Perfect for showing kids at a young age that they can dream big!
Normally $2.99 (will go FREE at approx 2am CST)
Bottom line: a gorgeous app full of craft ideas for kids, requiring varying levels of help from a grown-up. Incredibly well-done and certain to put you in touch with your inner Martha Stewart if you're into that sort of thing.
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Lisa McCormack is often seen around town sporting a little Grover on her palm. She dreams of the day that someone comes up to her and say 'Hey, you're the lady that gets us all those free apps!'. Will that day be today?