Bottom Line: Love, The App is a tad dark with a lovely light at the end of the story that reminds readers there are always layers to uncover with people. The transition from paper to iOS has been beautifully executed to create a truly interactive story of peepholes, torn pages and movement without any animation of characters. The app could benefit from the addition of narration and page selection, but is a great find, especially for children who might have trouble fitting in or understanding the behaviors of others.
(check out today's Featured Free and Discounted Apps!)
Teaching coding to kids, even preschool kids, is the newest trend. I heard it on the radio, which makes it surely true, and I bet it was even on the Oscars (disclaimer: I didn't watch the Oscars). But really, in a world with ever-advancing technology, it just makes sense.
So, how do you teach kids if coding doesn't make sense to you? Well, you find a great app, of course! And Light-bot Hour of Code is perfect. It's designed for kids as young as kindergarten to be able to learn coding. It's a big step up from my childhood BASIC computer programming turning the TV monitor colors.
Based on our last reader survey, many, many parents (like me) **really** don't like it when a kids' app says "Free" but it has a bunch of in-app purchases. Some our of readers even reported they won't download a kids app that has in-apps.
So, in that spirit, we took one of our popular posts, the free LEGO apps, and removed all the ones with in-apps to give you a completely free list of apps by everyone's favorite brick-by-brick toy company! - Ron
Bottom Line: Slice Fractions by Ululab is a math app that doesn't feel like a math app. With cute animations and the ability to earn hilariously creative hats for the baby mammoth to wear, this game not only teaches math concepts, but is also actually really fun. Whether you have a student new to learning fractions, or someone who simply enjoys problem solving apps, or maybe someone who collects apps with adorable cartoon mammoths, this is a fantastic app.
(Also check out our Featured Free and Reduced Apps 26th February)
This list keeps growing and growing! Now TWENTY-SIX apps are listed, which includes a great range of apps covering a heap of subjects from telling digital and analogue time to puzzles to phonics to sight words and much more! Most are fully customizable to make them 100 percent suitable for your child.
Bottom Line: A game of finding cheese for Mr. Mousey challenges a user's puzzle solving skills. With no verbal directions available, the app becomes a game of skill, along with trial and error. The user must try to complete the puzzle in the fewest number of taps. It is a fun and challenging app for children.