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With Valentines Day just around the corner, a great way to get in the mood is to share some Valentine’s themed apps and stories with your children.  Here are some of our favorite apps that feature Valentine’s Day or Love – whether it be for a child, parent, grandparent or friends.

Happy Valentine’s Day, Little Critter by Oceanhouse Media

In this classic story from Mercer Mayer it’s Valentine’s Day and Little Critter is excited as they are having a big Valentines Day party at school. This is a great storybook app for young children as it prepares them for all the Valentine’s day activities they will typically do in pre-school and early Elementary School. It features word highlighting as it is read, record yourself options and touchable words.

 

iTunes Link: Happy Valentine’s Day, Little Critter! – Oceanhouse Media

Happy Valentine’s Day, Little Critter! Happy Valentine’s Day, Little Critter! by Oceanhouse Media

Price: $1.99 USD

*** Featured By Apple - Valentine's Day Fun for Kids ***
*** Top 10 Book Apps - February 2015 ***
*** 100 Noteworthy Apps From 2015 - Children's Technology Review ***
"Looking for a solid app.

Elmo Loves You Pop up Storybook App by Story Toys.
Adorable Elmo and his Sesame Street pals are the stars in this pop -up storybook app. Elmo narrates the sweet simple story and explains that everyone has something they love. On each page Elmo gives examples such as birds love to make music, babies love to make noise and kids love toys. There are lots of fun interactions to find and familiar Sesame Street characters appear throughout the app.
Read our full review here
iTunes Link: Elmo Loves You! – StoryToys Entertainment Limited

Elmo Loves You! Elmo Loves You! by StoryToys Entertainment Limited

Price: $2.99 USD

This is a storybook and early-learning reading app, which will help teach your child about love and friendship as you enjoy storytime together.

** Winner of The Appy Awards Best Book App **

Lipa Knight Valentines Day Edition by Lipa Learning
The brave Lipa Knight is on a mission to rescue the princess from the Cyclops. To save her he needs to get to her , but lots of bridges on the route have fallen down. the player helps the knight on his way by building the bridges and learning some physics principles on the way. The app has just had a Valentine’s themed update.

Read our review

iTunes Link: Lipa Knight Valentine’s – Lipa Learning s.r.o.


Lipa Knight Lipa Knight by Lipa Learning

Price: $FREE

In this logic puzzle game, be the hero and build bridges to help the knight rescue the princess from the speedy cyclops!

• Build bridges and roads across beautifully-animated lands
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I Love You Too – Ziggy Marley by Oceanhouse Media

This is Ziggy Marley’s first children’s book and is based on his 2009 song of the same name. It is about the power of love between a parent and child. It has bright colorful engaging illustrations by Ag Jatkowska and there is even an option to hear Ziggy sing the whole song.

iTunes Link: I Love You Too – Ziggy Marley


I Love You Too - Ziggy Marley I Love You Too - Ziggy Marley by Oceanhouse Media

Price: $3.99 USD

Sing and play with Ziggy Marley as you explore his first children's book based off the song from his Grammy Award winning album "Family Time!" Explore pictures, learn new vocabulary, and personalize the.

I Love You All the Time by Cookie Bear Press

Delightful adaptation of the print book for young children and their families to read together, especially if family lives far away or children simply need reassurance that Mommy and Daddy will always love them no matter what they do. This simple bedtime story features rhyming verse with heartfelt sentiments and bright, simple colorful graphics. The app also has lots of hidden animations, a song and a record it yourself option.
Read our full review

 

 

iTunes Link: I Love You All The Time – Cookie Bear Press, Inc.

I Love You All The Time I Love You All The Time by Cookie Bear Press, Inc.

Price: $1.99 USD

REVIEWS: "...should not be missing in your kids apps collection." topbestappsforkids.com

The light animation and digital enhancements are perfect for the toddler set. Highly Recommended!" www.

Will & Kate by Ink Robin
Will & Kate is about the real life fairytale romance between Prince William and HRH Kate Middeton, Duchess of Cambridge. It is told with hand drawn cartoons, interactive animations and lots of British humor. Sheep and corgis pop up a lot, and kids will have a lot of fun with this app from Ink Robin, and it is currently FREE
iTunes Link: Will & Kate – Ink Robin

Will & Kate Will & Kate by Ink Robin

Price: $FREE

'Will and Kate is a charming, clever, witty and utterly gorgeous e-book. I want to read it over and over again forever ... This is truly one of the best e-books I've seen.' Kids Book Review

'Oozing.

Draw With Hearts- Happy Valentine’s Day by L’Escapadou

Have fun creating your own Valentines Day pictures with this free app from L’Escapadou -the developers of the popular educational apps Word Wizard and Writing Wizard. You can turn your own photos into Valentine’s Day cards by adding animated pulsing hearts in different colors and sizes.

iTunes Link: Draw with Hearts – Happy Valentine’s Day ! – L’Escapadou


Draw with Hearts - Happy Valentine's Day ! Draw with Hearts - Happy Valentine's Day ! by L'Escapadou

Price: $FREE

Note: Screenshot feature does not work anymore in iOS6. So please use the following workaround:
-Press the Home button (the main button below the screen) and Sleep button (on the top edge of the device.

I Love You to the Moon and Back by Auryn Apps

This simple, beautifully illustrated book by Sue Shanahan celebrates a parents love for their children. It has no animation and the only interactivity is naming of objects when touched but it is  beautifully illustrated and beautifully narrated with word highlighting as it is read. A lovely, simple, heartfelt testament to love.
iTunes Link: Love You to the Moon & Back – Auryn Inc.

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My Little Pony: Hearts and Hooves Day by PlayDate Digital.

Little pony fans will enjoy this Valentines-themed storybook app. It is Hearts and Hooves Day in Ponyville – a day when ponies celebrate friendship and caring for one another. The fillies get carried away trying to find a special friend for their teacher Miss Cheerilee. Everything goes wrong but they manage to put it all right and learn a valuable lesson in the process and that Hearts and Hooves Day is really about friendship and caring for one another.

iTunes Link: My Little Pony: Hearts and Hooves Day – PlayDate Digital

My Little Pony: Hearts and Hooves Day My Little Pony: Hearts and Hooves Day by PlayDate Digital

Price: $2.99 USD

It's Hearts and Hooves Day, and all of Ponyville is celebrating friendship!

But that’s not enough for Scootaloo, Sweetie Belle, and Apple Bloom! They want to help their teacher, Miss Cheerilee.

Wubbzy Loves You by Cupcake Digital
A Valentine’s themed app that will appeal to Wow Wow Wubbzy fans. It was time for the annual Wuzzleburg Friendship Day, Daizy and Wubbzy are sad as they haven’t received any Friendship cards. They set out to investigate and end up saving Friendship Day for all the Wuzzleburg residents.

iTunes Link: Wubbzy Loves You – Cupcake Digital

Wubbzy Loves You Wubbzy Loves You by CUPCAKE DIGITAL INC.

Price: $2.99 USD

*** Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Wubbzy and enjoy a sweet friendship story with fun games and holiday themed coloring pages

***Famigo APProved!


***"Your little one will be refining.

A Hug and a Kiss by Tizio BV.
This is sweet simple story for toddlers from Dutch author Sienke de Rooij and illustrator Tineke Meirink. A young boy is looking for a nice hug and a kiss, and he looks in all sorts of places including with his cat, fish, puppy and a variety of wild animals. None of them gives him a nice hug or kiss until he finds his little sister….

iTunes Link: A hug and a kiss! – Tizio BV

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Mary is originally from England but now lives in California with her husband, dog, cat and three children. Mary and her family love Apple products and own an iPad2, iPad3, iPad Mini, iTouch, iPhone5 and several MacBook Pros. They also love cub scouts, skiing, camping and hiking. The family iPads are also used for therapy for their daughters Apraxia (speech disorder).

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