Bean’s Baby by appropo – Guest post from Digital Storytime

Bean’s Baby by appropo – Guest post from Digital Storytime



Reviewed by Carisa Kluver of Digital Storytime

What we love…

simple story – similar to a board book designed for the youngest of listeners from baby through age three; beautiful illustrations

Summary

I rarely recommend an app for children under two, but this one is well adapted to the developmental needs of even the youngest listeners

Our Rating

An adorable black cat named Bean joins the app world after being introduced to toddlers in print in 1998. This is a precious series about a cat and “his” baby. We see Bean’s many ‘possessions’ … since anyone with a cat knows they ‘own’ everything in their environment. But in addition to Bean’s ball and his window, there is a baby introduced … so of course this will be Bean’s baby too. Cat and baby lovers will find this equally satisfying, as the timeless love affair begins between a real baby and the ‘baby’ of the household. Families will enjoy this book as they identify with the tension between a beloved pet and a new bundle of joy.

Author Sarah Hines Stephens shares this well-crafted story for the very youngest readers, with illustrations by Anna Grossnickle Hines. Anna’s illustrations can also be seen in another sweet book app, Not Without Bear. In print, this title was well-loved. It is pitch perfect for little fingers and ears, with a slow paced and simple story that begins with a single word, “Bean”, accompanied by an image of a beautiful black cat with green eyes.

This is not a riveting storyline … more akin to an early reader or board book. Very light animation and sound effects enhance the title in a very minimal way that is especially appropriate for young listeners. Lovely narration is optional, including word-for-word highlighting to enhance early literacy. The animation and interactivity could be more polished, but this title, created with Kwiksher software, is a great example of how to enhance a book for babies.

For audiences ages three and under, titles need to follow the motto of “less is more”. Bean’s Baby is a title that clearly took this advice to heart. When reading this book app with a young child, parents and caregivers can expect the minimal use of ‘bells and whistles’ to help kids focus on the main elements of the simple story. Books like this, in digital or print, are the backbone of building early literacy and for that reason alone, I highly recommend this title.

 

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The temptation among many developers of children’s stories in the app world is to add everything possible, but in the end it can overwhelm and over-stimulate young readers. The Bean’s Baby series shows off a style that is spot on for developmentally appropriate reading in app form. This book is available (at time of review) for free, with additional titles available for $1.99, making this a very reasonably priced series to add to any digital library for babies & toddlers. I rarely recommend an app for children under two, but this one is well adapted to the developmental needs of even the youngest listeners. Recommended! –

See the original review at Digital Storytime.


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Carisa Kluver is the the editor of Digital-Storytime.com, an iPad children’s book review site. She has a BA in Anthropology from UC Berkeley and an MSW from the University of Washington. Before starting this project, she was a school counselor, health educator and researcher in child & maternal health.
 The Berenstain Bears Go Out to Eat by Oceanhouse Media – Review

The Berenstain Bears Go Out to Eat by Oceanhouse Media – Review



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What we love…

Great story, excellent features, plenty of reading and learning opportunities

What we’d love to see…

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Summary

A fantastic, feature-filled book that teaches children proper etiquette when dining out and appreciation of Mama’s hard work.

Our Rating

 

Oceanhouse Media continues to improve their already high quality reading apps.  One of the new things I noticed is the child safety/parent control feature.  On the bottom of the page are links to the OM Bookshelf, other OM apps, and parent info.  However, in order to access external links, the app instructs the user to swipe the screen with two fingers either to the left, right, top, or bottom.  The direction changes each time you try to access any of the links, making it more difficult for children to access areas they are not allowed to.  Of courses if your child is a reader, they will figure this out easily so I still recommend activating your device’s parent control options.  I have disabled in-app purchases on mine and always require a password for any App Store purchases or installations.

This app contains all the fantastic features Oceanhouse Media offers including the three reading options – Read To Me, Read by Myself, and Auto Play. Words are highlighted as they are read in the Read To Me and Auto Play option.  When you tap on individual words, that specific word is highlighted and read out loud.  Tapping on the picture on the page also causes the words associated with it to be highlighted or to pop-up and be read out loud.  It is amazing how almost everything on every picture has a word associated with it.  It definitely provides ample reading opportunities.  My favorite feature would have to be the voice over option.  Not only is it a wonderful tool to get a recording of your child’s voice and a great way to encourage verbalizations, but it also allows you to record multiple children and send the recordings to family and friends.

I think I may have found my favorite Berenstain  Bears book yet.  Of course, I may be just a tad biased since in Oceanhouse Media’s The Berenstain Bears Go Out To Eat, Mama Bear’s hard work is acknowledged and she gets taken out to dinner by Papa Bear and the cubs.

My children are Berenstain Bear fans and they absolutely loved this story.  It’s funny how our dining out experiences mimic the Bears’, right down to things getting spilled and the kids busying themselves with drawing or coloring as they wait for their food. I also completely agree with the Bears that the best thing about eating out is not having to do dishes afterwards!

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This is a fantastic book that highlights Mama Bear and her hard work and teaches children that manners and eating healthy still apply even when dining out.  It is an absolute must-have to any Berenstain Bears collection.


The Berenstain Bears Go Out to Eat
The Berenstain Bears Go Out to Eat
by Oceanhouse Media

Category: Books
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
Size: 49.95 MB

$2.99USD

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 Grandma Loves Bugs by Fairlady Media – Review & Giveaway

Grandma Loves Bugs by Fairlady Media – Review & Giveaway



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Reviewed by Alison

What we love…

ability to tailor learning to your child’s level by picking the mini games that are best suited to their ability; educational learning content that is fun and has kids playing without even realizing they are learning

What we’d love to see…

“hint” option  as well as the ability to “count” items like fireflies using your finger rather than choosing the wrong choice.

Summary

Fantastic educational app that lets you target a variety of skills for preschool through early elementary school aged children

Our Rating

Grandma Loves Bugs by Fairlady Media for iOS is the newest addition to their educational app collection.  The app includes ten mini games including: spot the difference, magic coloring, letter match, bug spelling, counting fireflies, number groups, bug identification, feed the baby bird, bug matching and building a spider web.  The app incorporates skills for children aged preschool through early elementary school who are learning while they are having fun!  Be sure to check out our reviews of Grandma’s Kitchen and Grandpa’s Workshop, two of the other apps in their collection.  This would be a great app for practicing fine motor, speech skills including spoken and understood directions, counting.  I can also see it being used by speech therapists.

One of my favorite features of the app – other than the fact that my son is learning without even realizing is that I can go into the parental settings and choose which games I want him to play to target specific skill sets.  The app has very good photos of bugs that are realistic while providing educational content for children.  It was nice that Grandma gave an overview of what we were looking at while we used the magnifying glass.  My son’s favorite game was bug spelling – and I liked that it required you to put the letters on in order for the word to be spelled.  My son also loved building a spider web and trying to catch the bugs as they flew by.

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In terms of enhancements, for the counting fireflies, it would be nice for children to be able to touch the bugs for counting or at least have a setting for them to do so as my son is used to touching to count and got the answer wrong several times when he tapped on them to count. A “hint” option for children struggling and getting the answer wrong multiple times.

This app is a fun app for your bug loving preschoolers through early elementary aged children which ties learning to fun with bugs!  Be sure to Grandma Loves Bugs – Fairlady Media“>grab it while the app is on an introductory sale for 50% off!

Grandma Loves Bugs
Grandma Loves Bugs
by Fairlady Media

Category: Education, Games, Educational, Family
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
Size: 89.83 MB

$2.99USD

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NOTE: A fee was received to expedite this review to the top of our waiting list but this payment has not influenced the objectivity of the review and all opinions have been offered honestly.

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Alison, the American iMum is from Massachusetts. She lives there with her sons and husband. In their spare time, they enjoy playing outside, enjoying nature and of course testing apps and fantastic products on their devices. They have a variety of devices including an iPad, iPhone, and an iPod and is often found with a device! 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.
 The iMums’ Halloween Picks for Fun and Learning 2013

The iMums’ Halloween Picks for Fun and Learning 2013



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We first published this list in October 2013 and have updated it to include some new favorites. In this selection you will find educational apps and apps that are just for fun. The apps include ones that word on spelling, early maths, puzzles, dot-to-dot, hidden objects, music, coloring,  and drawing. we have included many free and low-priced apps. Also check out our Favorite Halloween Book Apps.

Room on The Broom Games by Magic Light Pictures. This delightful app is a collection of mini-games suitable for preschool and early elementary school age children. It is based on the award winning book “Room on the Broom” written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler. The app is accompanied by peaceful background music, but Axel’s beautiful illustrations are really the star of the show. For fans of Room on the Broom this is a must-have app, and those not familiar with the book will enjoy it too – and may be tempted to get the book or the movie! This app is a great choice for a non-scary Halloween themed app. [Here is our full review]

Download here: Room on the Broom Games – Magic Light Pictures Ltd.

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Category: Education, Educational, 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
Size: 152.5 MB

$2.99USD

iLuv Drawing Halloween by Learn with Fun Apps. With this app your child can learn how to draw 14 Halloween characters by following step by step directions. Included in the app are a vampire, mummy, pumpkin, owl, bat, zombie, ghost, devil, skeleton and mummy and more. They can choose from a selection of different backgrounds and decorate it with stickers too. Using the iLuv drawing apps is great for increasing their confidence in their ability to draw, learning new drawing skills and it improves their on paper drawing skills too.

Download here: iLuv Drawing Halloween HD – learn how to draw halloween characters step by step – MyVijan LLC

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My Beastly ABC’s by Duncan Studios. My Beastly ABC’s by Duncan Studios is a delightfully designed ABC app designed to teach and entertain children with an interactive storybook format featuring vibrant illustrations and animations that children and their parents will love. The interactive story features a little boy who goes from morning when he gets up on the “wrong side of the bed” and his beastly adventures throughout the day with a variety of mythical creatures on every page in alphabetical order. The app is narrated or “performed” by the well-known British actor Jim Dale, who has narrated all seven books in the Harry Potter series. [Here is our full review]

Download here: My Beastly ABCs – Duncan Studio

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Mystery Math Town by Artgig Studios. Educational and entertaining, this beautifully done app will sharpen children’s mathematical skills as they explore Mystery Math Town and get acquainted with it’s fascinating residents and learning at the same time. This app is geared toward elementary school age children and practices addition, subtraction and multiplication. [Here is our full review]

Download here: Mystery Math Town – Artgig Studio

Mystery Math Town Mystery Math Town by Artgig Studio
Category: Education, Games, Educational, Strategy
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: 304.82 MB

$3.99USD

Toontastic by LaunchPad Toys. Toontastic is a fun creative storytelling tool. Children can use it to create their own spooky Halloween cartoons using characters in the app or ones they create themselves. It comes in 2 versions – Toontastic Free, which has in-app purchases for additional character sets and creative tools,  and Toontastic All Access which includes all the characters and tools. Your child can upload their finished cartoons to the ToonTube to share with family and friends. Check out our great Toontastic Halloween competition. [Here is our full review of Toontastic All Access]

Download here: Toontastic: FREE – Launchpad Toys

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Giggle Ghosts by Busy Bee Studios. Aimed at children aged 2 – 99 this app is an adorable way to practice physics while also practicing our counting skills, trajectory (ghost bounces) and having fun at the same time. This app goes from easy levels to more progressively difficult and you may find that younger children have a difficult time with the higher levels. Even as a parent, I enjoy this one! [Here is our full review]

Download here:Giggle Ghosts – Busy Bee Studios

Giggle Ghosts: Counting Fun! Giggle Ghosts: Counting Fun! by Busy Bee Studios
Category: Education, Educational, Games, Family
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
Size: 30.1 MB

$0.99USD

Plume’s School Halloween  by Mathilde Lemee is about Plume and her friends as they learn words related to Halloween. The app practices vocabulary, practicing ABCs, fine motor skills through drag and drop, memory skills by matching a written word to an image. The app is available in English and French and is geared to children from preschool through early elementary school.

Download here: Plume’s school – Halloween – HD – for 2-7 years old – Mathilde Lemee

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Category: Education, Games, Educational, 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
Size: 25.38 MB

$FREE

Eye Paint Monsters by Curious Hat. With this FREE app you can use your creative side to produce some fun Halloween pictures, including monsters, bats, a ghost and a witch. The app includes pictures by artist Francesco Chiacchio. These are fun, cartoon- like renditions and you can use your iPad or iPhone camera to find the right color for a section you want to color in. You can also use your camera to create the background for the picture – so the monster could be in your living room or the ghost sitting next to your child. The brush feature gives you more creative possibilities by letting you just use your camera image in the area you draw with the paintbrush.

Download here:EyePaint Monsters – Curious Hat

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Category: Education, Entertainment
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
Size: 60.14 MB

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Halloween Heroes – Fun & Ecofriendly costumes for kids by Yogome. Want to celebrate Halloween in a green way ? This app from Yogome encourages children to think green, it has 5 fun Halloween themed mini-games which all involve sorting recyclables. It also contains tips for a greener Halloween and Halloween crafts from recycled and re-purposed materials.
Download here:Halloween Heroes – Fun & Ecofriendly costumes for kids – Yogome, Inc

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First Words Halloween by Learning Touch. This app by Learning Touch is for pre-readers to learn letter recognition with fun animations and sound effects. This app features bright illustrations and entertaining sounds focused on a Halloween theme and includes objects and costumes such as a witch, hat, pumpkin and many more. [Here is our full review]
Download here:First Words Halloween – Learning Touch

First Words Halloween First Words Halloween by Learning Touch LLC
Category: Games, Education, Educational
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
Size: 15.56 MB

$1.99USD

Build A Scare by BrettIn this cute app you get to build your own monster and then turn him into a jigsaw puzzle. You start by picking a background and a body. Then for arms, legs, noses, eyes, ears/horns, and mouths you spin a spinner to see how many parts you can add e.g. 3 noses, then you pick the noses from a selection of ten different ones. Once you have made your monster you can save him to your photo roll, make a puzzle from him (with 3 difficulty levels), make a new monster or make a jigsaw out of any picture in you photo library. Very bright colorful graphics make cheerful friendly monsters. This app can be enjoyed from toddlers up through elementary school age.

Download here:Build a Scare HD – Brett Latimer

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Spooky Groove Created by Twiny Vine Apps, this app is “spooktacular” and promises musical Halloween delight. It is a musical game app which allows the user to tap on a variety of objects in a Halloween themed background using the objects as instruments including: pumpkins, gravestones, a witch’s hat, a boiling cauldron and five instruments. The user can turn on and off various lights as well as find hidden objects within the scene. Aimed at children age 3 and older. [Here is our full review]

Download here: Spooky Groove – Jill Pestka

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Spooky Story Dice by Thinkamigo. If you love telling spooky stories, especially over Halloween, you’ll love Spooky Story Dice. Featuring realistic dice sounds and images, you roll the dice to generate different ideas for a scary story. This app is great for all ages and you don’t need to be able to read to play but you do need an imagination!

Download here:Spooky Story Dice – Thinkamingo

Spooky Story Dice Spooky Story Dice by Thinkamingo
Category: Education, Games, Educational, Dice
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
Size: 36.69 MB

$0.99USD

Henry’s Spooky Headlamp by Campfire AppsAimed at children aged 2 – 6 this app is a “find a hidden object” app where you have a flashlight controlled by your fingertip and you must find a variety of objects within the app. My son loves playing with this app and it helps practice fine motor skills, search and find, matching as well as having the “spooky” component to it, but is not too scary.

Download here:Henry’s Spooky Headlamp – Campfire Apps, LLC.

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Casper Scare School -Costume Closet by Mindshapes. Aimed at children 3-6 years, this app will help strengthen the users short-term memory and introduce them to memory recall, object recognition, sorting and grouping by mixing and matching a variety of costumes for Casper and his friends, Mantha and Ra, to dress up in. They can be anything from Frankenstein or a Fairy to a hairy Werewolf and all spooky things in between! [Here is our full review]

Download here:Casper Scare School – Costume Closet – Mindshapes Limited

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Toca Kitchen Monsters by Toca Boca. In this FREE monster version of Toca Kitchen, children will love to cook and feed the monsters while they watch the monsters play and mess around with the food! There are the usual kitchen appliances and food can be seasoned, cut, boiled, fried, microwaved, blended or prepared in any combination of these methods. Children can explore what food each monster like or hate and the preferred way of food preparation while learning about the simple science of cooking and food vocabulary. There is even a vegetarian food option. [Here is our full review]

Download here:Toca Kitchen Monsters – Toca Boca AB

Toca Kitchen Monsters Toca Kitchen Monsters by Toca Boca AB
Category: Education, Entertainment
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
Size: 61.42 MB

$FREE

Coloring Pages – Spooky coloring book for kids full of fun monsters like zombies, witches, ghosts and vampires By Weiner Family Studios. is a cute coloring book app with monsters, ghosts and vampires. You use the app like a coloring page and then you can save your images to the camera roll, look at older versions of the same picture while being able to share them with others. A delightful twist on a spooky (but not scary) classic coloring book.

Download here:Coloring Pages – Spooky coloring book for kids full of fun monsters like zombies, witches, ghosts and vampires – Weiner Family Studios

Coloring Pages - Spooky coloring book for kids full of fun monsters like zombies, witches,  ghosts and vampires Coloring Pages - Spooky coloring book for kids full of fun monsters like zombies, witches, ghosts and vampires by Weiner Family Studios
Category: Education, Family, Games
Requirements: Compatible with iPodTouchSecondGen-iPod-touch-with-mic, iPhone3G-iPhone-3G, 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
Size: 9.44 MB

$1.99USD

Halloween Kids Puzzles: Pirate, Vampire and Mummy Games for Toddlers, Boys and Girls by Scott Adelman

This Halloween puzzle app contains 12 different Halloween themed jigsaw puzzles. For each puzzle you can vary the number of pieces- 9,12, 16, 20 or 24 pieces, and switch the background picture and piece outlines on or off. The pictures are colorful, friendly images based on the Halloween theme such as dancing ghosts or children trick or treating. Completing the puzzle triggers an animation. A free lite version is also available.

Download here:Halloween Kids Puzzles: Pirate, Vampire and Mummy Games for Toddlers, Boys and Girls – Scott Adelman

Halloween Kids Puzzles: Gold Halloween Kids Puzzles: Gold by Scott Adelman Apps Inc
Category: Games, Puzzle, Education, Family
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
Size: 53.3 MB

$1.99USD

Wood Puzzle Halloween HD by Tropisounds. This puzzle app is suitable for very young children, it contains 15 different Halloween themed shaped “wood puzzles” which are are accompanied by Halloween sound effects and children saying “Trick or Treat”. The pictures are cute not scary (for instance the ghost costume comes apart to show the child underneath the costume). There is a baby mode where the puzzle puts itself together and 2 levels of difficulty- with rotation of pieces on or off. Suitable for toddlers and preschoolers. iPhone version also available.

Download here:Wood Puzzle Halloween HD – Tropisounds

Wood Puzzle Halloween HD Wood Puzzle Halloween HD by Tropisounds
Category: Education, Games, Puzzle
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
Size: 26.79 MB

$0.99USD

I SPY Spooky Mansion HD by Scholastic. Classic ISPY game where you hunt for hidden objects all over a spooky mansion, you can zoom in and out to look for details. Good for elementary school age children, my son has had hours of fun with this app. There is also an iPhone version available.

Download here:I SPY Spooky Mansion for iPad – Scholastic Inc.

I SPY Spooky Mansion for iPad I SPY Spooky Mansion for iPad by Scholastic Inc.
Category: Games, Puzzle, Education, Family
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
Size: 128.64 MB

$3.99USD

Carve-a-Pumpkin from Parents® magazine. With this FREE app you can pick and carve your Jack-o-Lantern with no knives required ! Choose from a variety of pumpkins, then “carve” your pattern or choose from a variety of wacky eyes, noses, and mouths. You can save your creation to your camera roll or share it.

Download here: Carve-a-Pumpkin from Parents magazine – Resolute Digital, LLC

Carve-a-Pumpkin from Parents magazine Carve-a-Pumpkin from Parents magazine by Resolute Digital, LLC
Category: Entertainment, Games
Requirements: Compatible with iPodTouchSecondGen-iPod-touch-with-mic, iPhone3G-iPhone-3G, 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
Size: 17.98 MB

$FREE

Five Little Monkeys Halloween by Loeschware. With this app your children can practice addition and subtraction of Halloween clad monkey’s, opposites such as stop/go, on/off, open/close, and touching a variety of objects within the room.  Reading and Singing using word highlighting to encourage early pre-reading skills.  Fun interactive elements include a candy surprise, a friendly spider, Halloween costumes on the characters as well as a dancing skeleton.
Download here:Five Little Monkeys Halloween HD – LoeschWare

Five Little Monkeys Halloween HD Five Little Monkeys Halloween HD by LoeschWare
Category: Games, Education, Educational
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
Size: 21.07 MB

$1.99USD

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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