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: Help little Lipa Knight save the princess from the horrible, terrible (incredibly cute and misunderstood) Cyclops. Your child will have to use his problem solving skills to help the little knight travel across the countryside in search of the Cyclops’ house. Can he save the little princess and win her heart?
I know many preschoolers who love firefighters, and this app looks like a great way for them to learn while pretending to be a firefighter. There are six learning games, designed just for younger players. It's really a great pick for both learning and entertainment. But don't take my word for it — you can watch Ellie's excellent demo video. Her videos are the best available, and let you have a peek into the app and its play before you download it!
One of the first apps my kids fell in love with was Preschool Monkey Lunchbox ($1.99). Even though they are a little older now, they still get excited and beg for the latest "Monkey Preschool" app from THUP Games. The latest in the series is Zuzu's Bananas: A Monkey Preschool Game lives up to the rest. With over 50 fun and silly games as well as various "Banana Dance" clips, this game is sure to entertain as well as educate. Zuzu's Bananas: A Monkey Preschool Game goes beyond shapes, numbers and colors like many of the other apps from THUP games. It works on pattern recognition, executive functioning and logic skills.