Giveaway of rubycube Apps, mobile apps for exceptional minds



To celebrate the launch of a new app in the storysmart series of apps on Social Language Skills – Ruby Gets in the Game, Ruby Cube Inc. is giving away promo codes for their first 2 storysmart apps – Trudy Goes to the Beach and Casey’s Big Day.

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Trudy Goes to the Beach

Trudy is taking a beach trip with her family. Can she make expected choices when her sensory system is overloaded and she’s on a different schedule? What if things don’t go her way? She needs your help to make smart and safe choices!

Casey's Big Day

Casey’s Big Day

Casey has many worries and frustrations on his first day of 5th grade. He will need your help to keep his body in control, keep thoughts inside his head, and keep his cool as he navigates his day in class, in the cafeteria, and on the playground. You can do it, Casey!

DESCRIPTION
With storysmart™, our innovative suite of animated story apps, your child can learn important social language skills. Blending clinical expertise with clutter-free design to create an engaging platform which focuses on social expectations, storysmart™ apps were developed by a husband and wife team who have a daughter with high-functioning autism. The combined passions of an experienced speech language pathologist and an award-winning designer come together to support communication skills for this ever-growing population of children.

USE YOUR SOCIAL SMARTS!
storysmart™ users engage in a real-life story — a day in the life of our quirky, adorable characters, but they have to help our characters solve problems, comprehend the setting, and use their social smarts to resolve the story and get positive feedback. The primary goal of the storysmart™ apps is to raise the user’s awareness of social expectations and to stimulate critical thinking skills to achieve the best outcomes in those settings.

“Finally, there’s an app that helps children with HFA learn about social expectations! The founders of rubycube have perfectly blended design geared towards visual thinkers and clinical expertise to create a solid product that addresses the core deficit of children on the spectrum.”
Dr. Gary Mesibov – Former Director TEACCH, UNC Chapel Hill

App features:
– PERSONALIZED AUDIO FEEDBACK
Users’ own sounds are played as feedback after each choice is made – both positive and negative. This provides a humorous and personal auditory reinforcement of the choices the user makes.

– MULTI-SENSORY LEARNING ENVIRONMENT
storysmart™ presents a learning environment whereby the user can actively modify parts of the story – the character’s words, actions and behaviors – to correct what’s unexpected and achieve the best possible outcomes.

– MORE THAN ONE SOLUTION, JUST LIKE REAL LIFE
storysmart™ gives the user multiple paths by which they can appropriately resolve social situations instead of providing a single solution. Like real life, there is more than one way to achieve the expected outcome!

– ACTIONS, WORDS AND BEHAVIORS DEMONSTRATED
storysmart™ provides a variety of familiar social scenarios in which hundreds of unexpected choices occur, each one visually demonstrated to reinforce the consequences of those choices. As the user freely modifies each choice, the visuals change to reflect and provide context for the new choice. They can literally see the effects of their choices.

– RECORD YOUR OWN VOICE WHILE YOU READ
To aid with reading fluency, users can record their own voice while they read and then play it back to check their accuracy.

– NUANCED CHOICES HELP TO PROMPT CONTEXTUAL AWARENESS
storysmart™ provides a menu of phrases which the user can modify with existing phrases. Some phrases will seem appropriate, but may be out of context with that situation. The user needs to attend to contextual cues in order to interpret those choices and select one that best fits. The app also provides controls to adjust the level of challenge for the user.

– ENGAGING BUT NOT OVERSTIMULATING
Stories are accompanied by animated graphics which reinforce the context of each setting and are designed not to visually overwhelm the user. The music is designed to have a calming effect and to keep the user engaged in the activity.

– CLUTTER-FREE INTERFACE FOR VISUAL THINKERS
The storysmart™ interface is specifically designed to facilitate the learning experience by minimizing clutter on the screen. App controls and navigation can be hidden during use which enables the user to stay focused on the content.

storysmart1: Trudy Goes to the Beach – Social Language Skills – Ruby Cube Inc.

storysmart1: Trudy Goes to the Beach - Social Language Skills storysmart1: Trudy Goes to the Beach - Social Language Skills by Ruby Cube Inc.
Category: Education, Books
Requirements: Compatible with iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74
Size: 73.35 MB

$1.99USD

storysmart2: Casey’s Big Day – Social Language Skills – Ruby Cube Inc.

storysmart2: Casey's Big Day - Social Language Skills storysmart2: Casey's Big Day - Social Language Skills by Ruby Cube Inc.
Category: Education, Lifestyle
Requirements: Compatible with iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74
Size: 82.52 MB

$1.99USD

storysmart3: Ruby Gets in the Game – Social Language Skills – Ruby Cube Inc.

storysmart3: Ruby Gets in the Game - Social Language Skills storysmart3: Ruby Gets in the Game - Social Language Skills by Ruby Cube Inc.
Category: Education, Lifestyle
Requirements: Compatible with iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74
Size: 87.43 MB

$1.99USD

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If you would like to win a promo code for either Trudy Goes to the Beach or Casey’s Big Day, please enter via the widget below. Winners will be emailed and must contact The iMums within 48 hours to claim their prize. This giveaway is open to everyone, worldwide, and an iTunes account is required to claim the prize. Please ensure you have read and understand our Terms & Conditions. Good luck!

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Grace was working in the fields of early childhood education and staff training before quitting to attend to her 4 children full time. She and her family live in Singapore, which is well known for her highly competitive education system.


The iMums picks 24 Mom-Approved Learning Apps for Back to School as featured on Boston.com



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“We don’t recommend an app unless we’ve tested it,” said Alison Hirst, one of the mums and a former New Englander now living in Chicago. “We tested all of these apps and talked about them among the four of us. And the kids have tried almost all of them because that’s part of our review process.”

The other mums include Amanda Powell in Australia, Grace Shirley Chong in Singapore, and Mary Mahon from the UK, who now lives in California. They have 11 kids among them, ranging in age from 3 to 23.

So read on for 24 preschool to middle school apps that have impressed The iMums this school year. They took the time to tell our readers why. We’ve also included pricing information. You can read the original article here.

Preschool


$2.99USD
Alien Buddies – Preschool Learning Activities Alien Buddies – Preschool Learning Activities
Artgig Studio
Category: Education, Games
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone3GS-iPhone-3GS, iPadWifi-iPadWifi, iPad3G-iPad3G, iPodTouchThirdGen-iPodTouchThirdGen, iPhone4-iPhone4, iPodTouchFourthGen-iPodTouchFourthGen, iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPhone4S-iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5-iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen-iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPhone5c-iPhone5c, iPhone5s-iPhone5s, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6-iPhone6, iPhone6Plus-iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen-iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s-iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus-iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE-iPhoneSE, iPhone7-iPhone7, iPhone7Plus-iPhone7Plus, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74, iPhone8-iPhone8, iPhone8Plus-iPhone8Plus, iPhoneX-iPhoneX (48.9 MB)


Alien Buddies by Artgig Studios uses friendly alien buddies to teach children color, letter, number and shape recognition and actions such as dragging and dropping to enhance fine motor skills. Activities include: dot-to-dot, matching by color, shape, letter and number (both audio and visual modes), and stickers.



Alien Buddies – Preschool Learning Activities Alien Buddies – Preschool Learning Activities by Artgig Studio

Price: $2.99 USD

Parents' Choice Award Winner
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$0.99USD
Zoo Train Zoo Train
Busy Bee Studios
Category: Education, Games, Family
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone3GS-iPhone-3GS, iPadWifi-iPadWifi, iPad3G-iPad3G, iPodTouchThirdGen-iPodTouchThirdGen, iPhone4-iPhone4, iPodTouchFourthGen-iPodTouchFourthGen, iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPhone4S-iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5-iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen-iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPhone5c-iPhone5c, iPhone5s-iPhone5s, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6-iPhone6, iPhone6Plus-iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen-iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s-iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus-iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE-iPhoneSE, iPhone7-iPhone7, iPhone7Plus-iPhone7Plus, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74, iPhone8-iPhone8, iPhone8Plus-iPhone8Plus, iPhoneX-iPhoneX (118.32 MB)


Zoo Train by Busy Bee Studios features five different train-themed activities – puzzles, music, train builder, word builder and track builder. The puzzle portion allows children to complete simple puzzles and move the train along the track.


$9.99USD
Ready to Print Ready to Print
Essare LLC
Category: Education, Health & Fitness
Requirements: Compatible with iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74 (38.74 MB)


Ready to Print by Essare LLC is an app which works on a range of pre-writing skills, it is designed to teach children the correct patterns for writing and to avoid them developing bad habits. The app progresses with the child and allows customization of size, activity level and specific activity worked on.


$2.99USD
Bugs and Buttons Bugs and Buttons
Little Bit Studio, LLC.
Category: Education, Games, Family
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone3GS-iPhone-3GS, iPadWifi-iPadWifi, iPad3G-iPad3G, iPodTouchThirdGen-iPodTouchThirdGen, iPhone4-iPhone4, iPodTouchFourthGen-iPodTouchFourthGen, iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPhone4S-iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5-iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen-iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPhone5c-iPhone5c, iPhone5s-iPhone5s, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6-iPhone6, iPhone6Plus-iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen-iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s-iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus-iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE-iPhoneSE, iPhone7-iPhone7, iPhone7Plus-iPhone7Plus, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74, iPhone8-iPhone8, iPhone8Plus-iPhone8Plus, iPhoneX-iPhoneX (202.82 MB)


Bugs & Buttons by Little Bit Studio is a unique app with stunning graphics that includes eighteen different games which work on many skills including: patterns, sorting, memory, mazes, counting, and letters. This app is a great brain builder and an even better motor skills builder –it encourages visual tracking, and incorporates many fine motor movements.


$2.99USD
Talking ABC... Talking ABC...
HEY CLAY
Category: Education, Family, Games
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone4-iPhone4, iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPhone4S-iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5-iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen-iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPhone5c-iPhone5c, iPhone5s-iPhone5s, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6-iPhone6, iPhone6Plus-iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen-iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s-iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus-iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE-iPhoneSE, iPhone7-iPhone7, iPhone7Plus-iPhone7Plus, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74, iPhone8-iPhone8, iPhone8Plus-iPhone8Plus, iPhoneX-iPhoneX (381.41 MB)


Talking ABC by Jutiful is a delightful Claymation app that teaches children the letter names and sounds. Each letter turns into an animated Claymation animal, who will repeat back what the child says.


$


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iLuv Drawing People by MyVijan LLC is an app that helps children learn to draw a self-portrait, which is an important skill in kindergarten. This step-by-step drawing app teaches the child how to draw a people using simple shapes, it works on tracing skills, fine motor and drawing skills.

Early Elementary


$1.99USD
Wild Kratts Creature Math Wild Kratts Creature Math
PBS KIDS
Category: Education, Games
Requirements: Compatible with iPadWifi-iPadWifi, iPad3G-iPad3G, iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74 (62.3 MB)


Wild Kratts Creature Math by PBS Kids. This app combines math and science as students join forces with the Kratt brothers to create their own unique animal habitats, whilst working on addition and subtraction. The habitat is constantly changing so students need to keep working on their math skills to earn food and homes for their animals; and they learn animal facts along the way.


$9.99USD
Preschool-Kindergarten Splash Math Learning Games Preschool-Kindergarten Splash Math Learning Games
StudyPad, Inc.
Category: Education, Games, Family
Requirements: Compatible with iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74 (411.31 MB)


Splash Math Kindergarten by Studypad Inc, contains jungle themed math exercises which are very well designed and fun for students. Based on the app’s detailed progress reports, parents are able to set practice goals and select specific math skills to work on, or work on a mixed review of the whole Kindergarten year of math skills.


$3.99USD
Write My Name Write My Name
NCSOFT
Category: Education
Requirements: Compatible with iPadWifi-iPadWifi, iPad3G-iPad3G, iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74 (152.4 MB)


Write my Name by NCSoft helps children learn to write letters and words in both upper and lowercase. As well as letters it includes over 100 Dolch sight words and allows creation of up to 36 personalized words such as the child’s name.


$3.99USD
Reading Raven HD Reading Raven HD
Early Ascent, LLC
Category: Education, Games
Requirements: Compatible with iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74 (147.04 MB)


Reading Raven HD by Early Ascent LLC, takes children all the way from early phonological awareness skills up to reading sentences, it includes 3 levels each taught over 5 lessons. It utilizes a multi-sensory approach where the child reads, speaks and writes as they learn, and are rewarded with stickers as they complete each step.


$2.99USD
Rocket Speller PLUS Rocket Speller PLUS
Little Big Thinkers
Category: Education, Games
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone3GS-iPhone-3GS, iPhone4-iPhone4, iPodTouchFourthGen-iPodTouchFourthGen, iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPhone4S-iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5-iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen-iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPhone5c-iPhone5c, iPhone5s-iPhone5s, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6-iPhone6, iPhone6Plus-iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen-iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s-iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus-iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE-iPhoneSE, iPhone7-iPhone7, iPhone7Plus-iPhone7Plus, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74, iPhone8-iPhone8, iPhone8Plus-iPhone8Plus, iPhoneX-iPhoneX (71.94 MB)


Rocket Speller Plus by Little Big Studio is an app designed to help children learn phonics and early spelling while engaging in a game to build and launch a rocket ship. The app allows parents to select the types of words they want children to work on, and it grows with the child as their skills progress.


$2.99USD
Bo's School Day Bo's School Day
Heppi
Category: Education, Games, Family
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone3GS-iPhone-3GS, iPhone4-iPhone4, iPodTouchFourthGen-iPodTouchFourthGen, iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPhone4S-iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5-iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen-iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPhone5c-iPhone5c, iPhone5s-iPhone5s, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6-iPhone6, iPhone6Plus-iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen-iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s-iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus-iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE-iPhoneSE, iPhone7-iPhone7, iPhone7Plus-iPhone7Plus, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74, iPhone8-iPhone8, iPhone8Plus-iPhone8Plus, iPhoneX-iPhoneX (27.72 MB)


Bo’s School Day by Heppi Apps features Bo the Giraffe as he begins kindergarten, and is a great app for introducing the concept of “big kid” school. It walks the child step by step through the school day: packing a lunch box and backpack, singing the “days of the week” song, making music, having lunch, building with blocks, cleaning up toys/classroom and leaving to go home.


$0.99USD
Smarty Britches: Nouns Smarty Britches: Nouns
Sascyn Publishing, Inc.
Category: Education, Books
Requirements: Compatible with iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74 (59.15 MB)


Smarty Britches: Nouns by Sascyn Publishing, Inc. transports the child to the Deep South where they learn about the different types of nouns. The app tells the story of Jackson, a boy from Arkansas and includes a series of mini-games; a free lesson plan including activities which align with Common Core State Standards is also available.

Late Elementary


$2.99USD
Math Mathews Multiplications Math Mathews Multiplications
Kiupe
Category: Education, Games
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone3GS-iPhone-3GS, iPhone4-iPhone4, iPodTouchFourthGen-iPodTouchFourthGen, iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPhone4S-iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5-iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen-iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPhone5c-iPhone5c, iPhone5s-iPhone5s, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6-iPhone6, iPhone6Plus-iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen-iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s-iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus-iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE-iPhoneSE, iPhone7-iPhone7, iPhone7Plus-iPhone7Plus, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74, iPhone8-iPhone8, iPhone8Plus-iPhone8Plus, iPhoneX-iPhoneX (65.07 MB)


Math Mathews by Kiupe is an engaging, pirate-themed app, containing three mini-games where students work on their multiplication skills and learn the times tables. This app is Pirates of the Caribbean meets Indiana Jones meets multiplication!

$1.99USD
Squeebles Fractions Squeebles Fractions
KeyStageFun
Category: Education, Games
Requirements: Compatible with iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPhone4S-iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5-iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen-iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPhone5c-iPhone5c, iPhone5s-iPhone5s, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6-iPhone6, iPhone6Plus-iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen-iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s-iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus-iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE-iPhoneSE, iPhone7-iPhone7, iPhone7Plus-iPhone7Plus, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74, iPhone8-iPhone8, iPhone8Plus-iPhone8Plus, iPhoneX-iPhoneX (21.51 MB)


Squeebles Fractions by Key Stage Fun contains four mini-games, which teach different aspects of fractions in a fun and visually appealing way. It features cute monsters called Squeebles who are having a cake show; by answering math questions the student earns recipes and ingredients to create cakes for the show.


$


Category:
Requirements: Compatible with (0 MB)


StoryPals by Expressive Solutions LLC allows children to work on both reading comprehension and composition. The app includes twenty-four short stories from reading level 2-6, each with narration, interactive elements and comprehension questions; it also gives them the tools to create their own stories with the same features.


$4.99USD
Simplex Spelling Phonics 3 Simplex Spelling Phonics 3
Pyxwise Software Inc.
Category: Education, Word, Family, Games
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone3GS-iPhone-3GS, iPhone4-iPhone4, iPodTouchFourthGen-iPodTouchFourthGen, iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPhone4S-iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5-iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen-iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPhone5c-iPhone5c, iPhone5s-iPhone5s, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6-iPhone6, iPhone6Plus-iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen-iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s-iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus-iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE-iPhoneSE, iPhone7-iPhone7, iPhone7Plus-iPhone7Plus, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74, iPhone8-iPhone8, iPhone8Plus-iPhone8Plus, iPhoneX-iPhoneX (178.5 MB)


Simplex Spelling Phonics- Advanced Phonograms by Pyxwise Software Inc. is part of a series of apps that use reverse phonics to teach spelling; this app moves on from the basics taught in the previous apps to teach quite complicated phonemes. Where the Simplex Spelling apps excel is actually teaching your child how to spell, rather than just memorize word lists.


$


Category:
Requirements: Compatible with (0 MB)


Ansel and Clair: Paul Revere’s Ride by Cognitive Kid Inc., in this app Ansel and Clair, visitors from the planet Virtoos, take students on an immersing, engaging, interactive history lesson as they join Paul Revere on his infamous ride. This app really brings history to life as it teaches children about this important chapter in American History.


$4.99USD
Bobo Explores Light Bobo Explores Light
Game Collage, LLC
Category: Education, Books
Requirements: Compatible with iPadWifi-iPadWifi, iPad3G-iPad3G, iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74 (253.99 MB)


Bobo Explores Light by Game Collage LLC., is an award-winning science app featuring Bobo the robot who takes the student on a virtual tour of 21 different topics associated with light. From photosynthesis through refraction, space, Thomas Edison and the human eye this app presents an amazing amount of information in a highly engaging way.


$2.99USD
Geography Drive USA Geography Drive USA
Spinlight Studio
Category: Education, Entertainment
Requirements: Compatible with iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74 (107.1 MB)


Geography Drive USA by Spinlight Studio brings geography to life as the student travels from state to state and answers various trivia questions to master each state. This is a great app to complement fourth grade teaching of United States geography and is fun to play as a family as well.

Middle School


$


Category:
Requirements: Compatible with (0 MB)


Math Heroes vs. Dragons by 12 Fingers Studio is an app designed for students from fifth grade onwards and works on a range of math skills including: addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, ordering of fractions; and area and perimeter of triangles and rectangles. Whilst playing the app students play the role of a superhero capturing dragons, earning gold and competing in Boss Battles.


$2.99USD
Hands-On Equations 1: The Fun Way to Learn Algebra Hands-On Equations 1: The Fun Way to Learn Algebra
Hands On Equations
Category: Education, Entertainment
Requirements: Compatible with iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPhone4S-iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5-iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen-iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPhone5c-iPhone5c, iPhone5s-iPhone5s, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6-iPhone6, iPhone6Plus-iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen-iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s-iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus-iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE-iPhoneSE, iPhone7-iPhone7, iPhone7Plus-iPhone7Plus, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74, iPhone8-iPhone8, iPhone8Plus-iPhone8Plus, iPhoneX-iPhoneX (199.85 MB)


Hands-On Equations: The Fun Way to Learn Algebra 1 by Hands on Equations takes a branch of mathematics that many people find intimidating, and turns it into a physical concept that is much easier to grasp. It uses pawns to represent variables and numbered blocks to represent constants, and is based on a system that has been successfully used with over a million students


$FREE
iTooch Middle School iTooch Middle School
eduPad Inc.
Category: Education
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone4-iPhone4, iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPhone4S-iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5-iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen-iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPhone5c-iPhone5c, iPhone5s-iPhone5s, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6-iPhone6, iPhone6Plus-iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen-iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s-iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus-iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE-iPhoneSE, iPhone7-iPhone7, iPhone7Plus-iPhone7Plus, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74, iPhone8-iPhone8, iPhone8Plus-iPhone8Plus, iPhoneX-iPhoneX (68.75 MB)


iTooch Middle School by EduPad Inc, provides a year of curriculum for 6th, 7th or 8th graders, the app includes samples of seven titles for free that you can try before purchasing the remaining content. The lessons were designed by middle school teachers to meet Common Core State Standards in math, language arts, health and music.


$2.99USD
MSC1: Be Confident in Who You Are MSC1: Be Confident in Who You Are
Electric Eggplant
Category: Books, Education
Requirements: Compatible with iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPhone4S-iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5-iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen-iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPhone5c-iPhone5c, iPhone5s-iPhone5s, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6-iPhone6, iPhone6Plus-iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen-iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s-iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus-iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE-iPhoneSE, iPhone7-iPhone7, iPhone7Plus-iPhone7Plus, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74, iPhone8-iPhone8, iPhone8Plus-iPhone8Plus, iPhoneX-iPhoneX (58.17 MB)


Middle School Confidential 1: Be Confident in Who You Are by Electric Eggplant is the first of a series of graphic novels that follow four teens as they navigate some of the tough issues facing Middle School students. In this book they encounter bullying, teasing, self-doubt and worrying too much about what others think; they find ways to cope and learn to believe in themselves.

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Alison, the American iMum is from Massachusetts. She lives there with her two sons and husband. In their spare time, they enjoy playing outside, enjoying nature and of course testing apps and fantastic products on their devices. My older son loves technology and loves testing out the “latest and newest” apps and tech. I love sharing information about apps and products with others to help them make decisions without feeling overwhelmed with all of the choices.


You’re the Storyteller: The Surprise (Home edition) by Hamaguchi Apps – Review & Giveaway



iPad Screenshot 1

Review by Brenda

What we love…

Ease of use, solidly built app, fun storyline that prompts discussion and creativity.

What we’d love to see…

More! Having the opportunity to explore more stories in this manner could replace game night!

Summary

Hamaguchi presents a well-made, fun app that leaves us wanting more.

Our Rating

You’re the Storyteller: The Surprise (Home Edition) HDHamaguchi Apps, founded by speech-language pathologist and author, Patti Hamaguchi, creates apps for speech, language and auditory development.  You’re the StoryTeller: The Surprise, is a brilliantly simple and engaging way to encourage story telling. There is an animated story broken into short sequences with no text or narration. It’s your job to tell the story. Children are encouraged to pay close attention to actions and reasoning so they can share their thoughts. Each sequence has “challenge” words to incorporate in the telling as well as questions to prompt critical thinking. Your child can tell their story by voice narration, text or both. Upon completion, you can enjoy the story your child has created or tell it a new way and record again. Only one story can be saved at a time in the home edition, but up to thirty versions can be saved in the Pro edition.

There was a lot of giggling as my children and I reviewed this app. Not a minute of time felt like work, but every minute was filled with thoughtful consideration for how to incorporate challenge words, create correct sentence structure, and understand why we made certain inferences about character actions. Without giving anything away, there was one scene that my son got so giggly over that we had to go back several times to re-narrate or just plain watch.

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Here is where I am supposed to tell you what I would like to see worked on. The app as it stands, is really wonderful and rivals a family game night. What I would very much like to see, are more versions available in the App Store. When we were finished with this review I was ready to buy more. I hope Hamaguchi has plans to make that a reality!

Overall I am really impressed with this app. There was a lot of potential for mishap in the development with either poor base storyline, lagging video or poor options, but Hamaguchi did a superb job.  My kids and I enjoyed this app and it would be a pleasure to recommend it to others.

Brenda Shetland is a real-life mother and lover of apps, but her name has been changed to protect the innocent, or at least her email inbox. She is looking forward to reviewing bad apps so she can tell it like it is, but was given a great app to start.

You’re the Storyteller: The Surprise Pro HD – Hamaguchi Apps for Speech, Language & Auditory Development

The Surprise (Pro) The Surprise (Pro) by Hamaguchi Apps for Speech, Language & Auditory Development

Price: $2.99 USD

From ConsonantlySpeaking.com: "Hamaguchi Apps has revolutionized storytelling in their application, "You're the Storyteller: The Surprise."

You’re the storyteller! In this beautifully animated.

You’re the Storyteller: The Surprise (Home Edition) HD – Hamaguchi Apps for Speech, Language & Auditory Development

The Surprise (Home) The Surprise (Home) by Hamaguchi Apps for Speech, Language & Auditory Development

Price: $0.99 USD

From ConsonantlySpeaking.com: "Hamaguchi Apps has revolutionized storytelling in their application, "You're the Storyteller: The Surprise."

In this beautifully animated, wordless story, the child.

Brenda Shetland is the mother of three kids and a lover of educational apps and not-so-educational apps (she can usually find a good use for all of them!) She likes reading, laughing and not cleaning her house. Brenda has high standards, but a good heart and loves seeing apps improve because of good critiques. Although she writes under a pseudonym, everything else about her is real and she is very happy to help the amazing iMums!


Reading TherAppy by Tactus Therapy Solutions –Giveaway


4 modes of practice
Reviewed by Grace

After my recent review of Writing TherAppy, I’ve come to expect only the best from Tactus Therapy Solutions’ apps. Its latest app for reading comprehension, Reading TherAppy delivers the same attention to details, high quality photographs, flexibility, ease of use, automated scoring for easy data tracking and the ability for emailing results.

It has 4 modes, each with over 450 exercises, for more than 1800 reading comprehension practice items.

Phrase Matching – A picture will appear on the screen along with 4 phrases from which you choose the one best matches the picture.

Sentence Matching – A picture and 4 sentences will appear for you to choose.

Phrase Completion – An incomplete phrase will appear along with 4 words from which you choose the best to complete the phrase. No picture is shown.

Sentence Completion – Same as the Phrase Completion mode but you are required to complete a sentence instead.

Within each mode, you can choose up to 14 categories to work on – Adjectives, Animals, Body Parts, Clothing, Colors, Concepts, Food, Furnishings, Numbers, Objects, People, Places, Sports and Verbs.

I like it that the app allows you to keep trying to find the correct answer before advancing to the next exercise. Once the correct answer is selected, it is paired with the stimulus (picture/phrase/sentence) for reinforcement and processing of the answer. But if you do not wish to answer any item, you can use the forward button to skip it. There is also a back button allowing you to return to retry these skipped exercises. This flexibility is useful as it allows you to go back to discuss the completed exercises as well.

The matching exercises may seem easy but upon trying, one realize that they are rather challenging. You really need to read carefully and use your problem solving skills before choosing your answer. I do wish that there is an easier level where my youngest son can start with fewer fields to choose from. Due to his limited vocabulary, I got him to try only categories like colors and numbers.

On the other hand, the Phrase and Sentence Completion exercises were great for testing my older kids’ knowledge of common phrases and functional use of the English language. To increase the app’s educational value for students, it would be perfect if a short definition or an example of its use can be added for phrases, especially helpful where the meaning is not so apparent.

As this is an app for reading (as opposed to auditory) comprehension, the words in the app are not read out. Personally, I think this is a wonderful app and the lack of audio stimulus shouldn’t deter you from checking it out. If I have my way, I wish that this app can be put under the Education Category in the App Store. Perhaps then, Reading TherAppy will get the attention from educators and parents that it deserves. Watch the video demo to see if you agree with me.

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Language Therapy Lite Language Therapy Lite by Tactus Therapy Solutions Ltd.
Category: Medical, Education
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone4-iPhone4, iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPhone4S-iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5-iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen-iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPhone5c-iPhone5c, iPhone5s-iPhone5s, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6-iPhone6, iPhone6Plus-iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen-iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s-iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus-iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE-iPhoneSE, iPhone7-iPhone7, iPhone7Plus-iPhone7Plus, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74, iPhone8-iPhone8, iPhone8Plus-iPhone8Plus, iPhoneX-iPhoneX
Size: 88.4 MB

$FREE

Reading Therapy Reading Therapy by Tactus Therapy Solutions Ltd.
Category: Medical, Education
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone4-iPhone4, iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPhone4S-iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5-iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen-iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPhone5c-iPhone5c, iPhone5s-iPhone5s, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6-iPhone6, iPhone6Plus-iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen-iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s-iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus-iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE-iPhoneSE, iPhone7-iPhone7, iPhone7Plus-iPhone7Plus, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74, iPhone8-iPhone8, iPhone8Plus-iPhone8Plus, iPhoneX-iPhoneX
Size: 44.21 MB

$11.99USD

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Grace was working in the fields of early childhood education and staff training before quitting to attend to her 4 children full time. She and her family live in Singapore, which is well known for her highly competitive education system.

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