Bottom Line: The folks at Seven Academy have made my day. Crazy Gears is an app that opens up a world of play revolving around gears and pulleys and problem solving. It’s a free-play app about how things work together! Your kids will put their creative problem-solving skills to use the moment they start playing Crazy Gears.
This brand new app is 50 percent off until April 9.
Bottom Line: Designed for speech-language pathologists and parents to target early language development and verb tense, Key Verbs with Steffy & James is priced right for use by all kids. The graphics are phenomenal, and with a large number of target verbs, it’s great for grammar and sentence expansion in therapy. A must-have for SLPs in early childhood education!
Bottom Line: Just released today!! Dr. Panda has ventured into the business of making unique and over-the-top ice cream treats in his latest app, Dr. Panda's Ice Cream Truck. Full of the easy-to-use and imaginative elements that set Dr. Panda apps apart from others, Dr. Panda's Ice Cream Truck is a new top pick for preschoolers (though my 9 year old is in love with it as well).
Bottom Line: A game-style app for basic addition fact fluency drill. Somewhat influenced by speed but not in an overwhelming way, this game is the best option I’ve seen for timed drill. Marketed for special needs, it’s even switch accessible and provides leveled practice for math addition facts 0-10, in a way much more appealing than timed tests.