Monday, September 22nd, 2014

Want to learn how to write Chinese? Aedify Technology Limited has recently launched a chinese writing app named “My Chinese Copybook” for kids to learn Chinese writing with correct stroke order. My 5-year-old was the tester of the app. Since she’s very used to playing with apps on the iPad – she easily understood how to navigate [...]

Loud Crow Interactive has done it again. They have developed a new digital story app for A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving in honor of the animated special’s 40th anniversary. I grew up on watching it and I had the book – so to have it on my iPad so my kids can read it is great! [...]

Sometimes it’s nice to read a story on iPad at bedtime.  Here’s one that will delight boys and girls. Bramble Berry Tales has launched their newest app – The Great Sasquatch. It’s book two from a series of three tales created by Loud Crow Interactive Inc. STORY: After a day exploring the wonderful west coast [...]

A great new app has arrived for children who love cars. In My Little work Garage you get to run your own garage with customers lining up for help! Fuel or charge vehicles, change parts and wheels of the cars and give them a spray paint job to create thousands of extraordinary and funny cars. Fix [...]

Hasbro and PlayDate Digital have launched the My Little Pony educational app called My Little Pony: Party for One. The $2.99 app is designed as an interactive storybook that helps children expand their vocabulary and learn great life lessons like sharing and friendship. The app stars PINKIE PIE, RAINBOW DASH, FLUTTERSHY, APPLEJACK, TWILIGHT SPARKLE and [...]

How about playing with PLAY-DOH on the iPad or iPhone? The new app PLAY-DOH Create ABCs helps young children learn their alphabet while enjoying the pretend feeling of playing with the product. Through a series of exciting play modes, children will learn the Alphabetic Principle – to recognize letters, write letters in proper stroke order [...]

For preschoolers here’s a new app – More Trucks! It’s the follow up to Duck Duck Moose’s popular Trucks app. Trucks, introduced in May 2012, has garnered Parents’ Choice and Children’s Technology Editors’ Choice awards and outsold Angry Birds for iPad at launch. The new More Trucks app teaches children about construction, stacking, sequencing and [...]

Do your kids like cooking? Need some new apps to download for those times you need to keep them busy. Here are five free cooking apps for the iPhone. I downloaded all of them for my 4-year-old who loves to play cooking apps on the iTouch. Her two faves are Chinese Food! and Cake Pop [...]

New giveaway! Mercer Mayer will be celebrating his birthday on December 30 and he is signing autographed books to give away. He has published over 300 books using a wide range of illustrative styles, although he is probably best known for his Little Critter® and Little Monster series of books. TO ENTER – simply email [...]

I really like this iPad app When I Grow Up. It’s a new project – targeted for kids between 0-5 years old. Children can develop their vocabulary learning skills and practice reading and writing. There are 5 modes adapted to different ages. This time it’s all about showing some of the professions that the youngest [...]

Here’s a beautiful iPad app. It’s Thumbelina – created by Pogr Art. The interactive book illustrated by Alexander Pogrebniak takes readers on a magic journey through Andersen’s fairy tale. Kids of all ages and adults can enter the magical world of nature and join the brave tiny girl in her whimsical adventures. App Description: A [...]

I recently downloaded a new app that is truly a keeper for the iPad. Punky Dunk and the Goldfish – narrated by Matthew Modine – is based on a children’s book from a century ago. It’s interactive with a Spanish-language option included (Kate del Castillo voices that version). Excerpt from press release: Punky Dunk is [...]

If you adore Miffy and Friends, you’ll adore the iPad app that just launched. Miffy Goes Flying was created in conjunction with Sanoma Media Netherlands and is available in Dutch and English. “Miffy Goes Flying” sells for $4.99 and is suitable for children ages 2 and up. In the app, Miffy goes flying with her [...]

The app reviewed today is called Flutterby Butterflies and is the first one created by FeeFiFoFun. Flutterby Butterflies is an interactive multi-level matching game teaching Colors, ABCs and first rhyming and site words;  designed to prepare toddlers to learn to read. For preschool learners ages 18 months to 6 years. The app features original artwork by legendary [...]

I’ve never heard of the Pip the Penguin books until I downloaded the app Draw Along Pip to the iPad recently. Pip the Penguin has so far sold 600,000 copies in hard cover worldwide, and has been translated into Japanese, Swedish and French. Now it’s an eBook thanks to the development team at Ottawa-based Skyreader. [...]