Bottom Line: A space education app that introduces users to more than 70 fun facts about outer space and offers nine mini-games as well. Recommended for ages 6-8, but probably more appropriate for younger kids. Check out the free lite version before buying!
It's the day before the US Thanksgiving, and there is certainly a lot to be thankful for in this app list. Get two Magic School Bus apps at a big discount. In all, there are 18 apps on this list, with 14 of them currently FREE! Don't wait, though, because unlike our thankfulness, these discounts won't last.
The other day when I was milling around at the school waiting for my kids to come outside, I overheard a parent and teacher talking. The little boy has pretty severe asthma and seasonal allergies are one of his major triggers. The teacher was concerned because when the class went outside, he started wheezing. For certain kids with special needs, breathing issues can be a concern and airborne allergies can cause issues. I just stumbled upon the ZYRTEC® ALLERGYCAST™ app which parents and caregivers may find helpful in tracking and forecasting airborne allergies.
It's turtle (and sponge) time! Nickelodeon is having a before-Black Friday sale on three of their most popular apps--and it's easy to see why. These well-known characters have worked their way into the hearts of almost every child who attends the elementary school I work at, and I would bet into the lives of kiddos you know, too.
Grab these apps while they're all $2 off and maybe, just maybe, traveling over the holidays will be a little more quiet in the back seat.
Bottom Line: When I first reviewed Mr. Shape's TouchCard, I commented on the fun involved in each interactive puzzle to help teach basic vocabulary. This review focuses on the entire content of the app with available in-app purchases. Spoiler alert: It's still a fun, interactive app for toddlers and young preschool kids, though interested parents should read on to determine if some issues are a factor. The in-app purchases all cost $1.99, each adding nine additional cards to the app.
Bottom Line: An app with a seemingly endless amount of content for your preschooler. Ebooks, songs, videos, puzzles and games will keep little ones occupied and learning for hours. Some content is free; the rest can be unlocked for an in-app purchase of $2.99. Try before you buy — some of the activities are a little advanced for toddlers and preschoolers.