Outside Your Door! Learning Library Collection (Dr. Seuss/Cat in the Hat) by Oceanhouse Media – Review and Giveaway



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What we love…

Very educational, provides a ton of information without being overwhelming, entertaining read.

What we’d love to see…

None, I love it as it is!

Summary

A collection of four books that will get children excited about trees, plants, butterflies, and birds.

Our Rating

Do you want get your kids excited to spend some time outdoors, not just to run and play, but also to explore, make discoveries, and take in all the beauty and wonder that nature has to offer? Then you’ll definitely want to get them Outside Your Door! a Dr. Seuss Learning Library Collection by Oceanhouse Media. It includes four books: I Can Name 50 Trees Today!, Oh Say Can You Seed, My, Oh My – A Butterfly!, and Fine Feathered Friends.

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In I Can Name 50 Trees Today! children will learn to identify trees by the leaf and bark features. They will learn about tree parts and their function. They will also learn some fascinating facts about trees from all over the world. In Oh Say Can You Seed, children will take a look inside a seed and discover what a seed is and does. They will learn about the parts of a plant, parts of a flower, and how they all work together to help the plant grow and reproduce. They will also learn about the different ways plants are used and how they help us. In My, Oh My – A Butterfly! children will study the life cycle of a butterfly, distinguish between moths and butterflies, and find out how different butterflies got their names. In Fine Feathered Friends, children will take a look at various birds, their features, and their habits.

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Outside Your Door! has two reading options: Read To Me and Read It Myself. It also has all the wonderful features found in Oceanhouse Media apps such as text highlighting, voice recording, tappable words and pictures, and movable objects. It enhances the learning experience with interactive diagrams and bold words that give more detailed information, including definitions, when clicked. There are external links, but they can only be accessed by following a specific direction written in a pop-up box.

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This collection of books is a terrific supplement to science lessons. They are sure to be loved by children from preschool to early elementary. By the time they finished reading these books, your children will be asking you for a blank journal so they can collect leaves, keep track of the birds and butterflies they see, and maybe even draw some interesting plants or seeds they come across. I wholeheartedly recommend it!

 

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20 Code Giveaway for Play and Discover – Shapes, Numbers, Music and More by Croco Studio



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Play and Discover - Shapes, Numbers, Music and MoreThanks to Croco Studio we have  20 promo codes to give away for Play and Discover – Shapes, Numbers, Music and More. This is an educational app for young children and is the winner of an “Editor’s Choice Award” from Children’s Technology Review.

Venture out on some educational field trips with animal friends at the beach, circus, North Pole, underwater and in the kitchen. Using snap and fit pieces, kids create 12 different interactive scenes. Each one presents a unique early learning challenge from counting how many fish the bear plucks from the ice to watching an elephant blow up different shaped balloons using his trunk. Kids five and under can explore basic preschool concepts in this inviting app from the creators of the Kids Store featured Build and Play 3D.

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Educational Activities:
Play and Discover provides opportunities for active, hands-on learning that engage the senses. It introduces and reinforces these skills in a supported playful environment:
•MUSIC: Make music with a magical frog
•COLORS: Learn colors at the beach with flying sea turtles
•COUNT: See how many fish the polar bear catches
•LETTERS: Sing the ABC song under the sea
•SHAPES: Join a talented elephant making balloon shapes at the circus
•ANIMALS: Help an artistic sheep paint his animal subjects
•FRUITS: Bake some tasty fruit pies with a lion
•MOVEMENT: Dance to the rhythm with the animal band at the beach

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Play and Discover
by Croco Studio

Category: Education, Games, Puzzle
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
Size: 235.96 MB

$FREE

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1000 Adventures by Sebastia Serra & DADA Company -Review




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What we love…

A celebration of the power of imagination, totally child-safe, fun interactive elements, bright, colorful illustrations

What we’d love to see…

word highlighting as it is read, options to turn off music and narration, interactions delayed until narration is completed

Summary

Overall, a fun app that celebrates the power of imaginary play. This app contains a virtual treasure trove of interactive elements and encourages children to have fun using their imagination !

Our Rating

1000 Adventures1000 Adventures is an interactive book app by Sebastia Serra and Spanish app developer DADA Company . It is a celebration of imagination. The story is narrated in the first person by a child, so that you follow him through his imaginary adventures. The story text appears on the screen, but there is no word highlighting as it is read. A navigation screen allows the reader to easily return to their favorite pages. it is totally child-safe, with no adverts, in-app purchases or external links. The last page does show their other apps ,and mention their Facebook page but there are no live links to either.

The tale begins on an ordinary day as the boy gets out of bed and thinks about what the day will bring, he declares “Today I will experience a thousand adventures!”. As he goes through his day he uses his imagination to turn all his normal day-to-day activities into adventures. On each page there are interactive elements that allow the reader to experience the adventure with him. In a virtual treasure hunt the app counts down how many undiscovered interactions are left on each page, and congratulates the reader when they find them all. Every page of the story has a whole cornucopia of interactions to find, complete with animations and sound effects. Even something as simple as getting up in the morning can turns into a jungle adventure as his dad turns into an elephant, and his mum a monkey; everything around him transforms until you are no longer in a bedroom but instead in a jungle clearing.

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Driving to school turns into a futuristic adventure as everyone travels in personal spacecraft, and at school he steps back in time to the age of the dinosaurs. On each page once all the interactions have been found the reader can play around with the scene turning individual elements back and forth between imagination and reality. Even helping around the house is an adventure as he feeds the Nile crocodile instead of his pet dog and dad fans him instead of dusting the shelves.

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Children can have a lot of fun with this app and it encourages them to use their own imagination and think up fantastical adventures for themselves. This app is suited to children from toddlers up to first grade, the storyline is very simple – the book is more about the interactions than the text. I would encourage parents to talk about the boys imaginary adventures and have children use their own imagination to guess what might happen before triggering the hotspots. There are a few changes I would like to see in a future update- I’d like to see word highlighting as it is read; an option to switch off narration for children who would like to read themselves; an option to turn off background music; and for the interactions to be locked until the narration is complete so children don’t get distracted by the animations and not listen to the story.

Overall, a fun app that celebrates the power of imaginary play. This app contains a virtual treasure trove of interactive elements and encourages children to have fun using their imagination !

1000 Adventures – DADA Company

1000 Adventures - An interactive storybook, with animals, robots, dinosaurs, pirates, princesses …
1000 Adventures - An interactive storybook, with animals, robots, dinosaurs, pirates, princesses …
by DADA Company

Category: Books, Education
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
Size: 209 MB

$1.99USD

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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.

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).



Bug Art By Little Bit Studio, LLC. Review + Giveaway




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What we love…

Bugs that come alive, beautiful graphics and animations, imaginative art tools, fun games

What we’d love to see…

Move stickers at any time, artwork to be saved in the camera roll, difficulty setting for games

Summary

A unique and outstanding art app with a splash of magic!

Our Rating

Bug ArtHow can you make art even more fun? By doing it with bugs, of course! Bug Art by Little Bit Studio is an exciting and outstanding new app that is unlike any I have ever seen. It features five fun activities, vibrant illustrations, out of this world animation, and tons of interactivity. In essence, it is art with a splash of magic!

 

The opening sequence in Bug Art makes it look like a package has just arrived and there is excitement as the child shakes it and opens it to see what is inside. Underneath the Styrofoam packing peanuts, children discover that there are five items to play with it: Free Paint, Bug Designer, Bug Race, Butterfly Valley, and Playground.

 

Free Paint and Bug Designer encourage children to use their imagination and creativity as they construct masterpieces and design new bugs using a variety of tools including a 36 color palette, 3 different sized paintbrushes, a marker, a pencil, glitter, stickers, stamps, a camera, and 7 special bug brushes. Yes, bug brushes! Children will absolutely enjoy discovering each bug’s whimsical pattern.


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In Free Paint children can choose to make artwork with a blank canvas or choose from one of several backgrounds. They can also learn how to draw different bugs, and Bug Art’s precise interactive tracing makes it very easy to do so. All artwork can be saved within the app and edited at any time.

 

Bug Designer gives children an opportunity to create their own bugs. There are nine bug stencils to color, stamp, and paint as they choose. What is amazing is that with just a touch of a button the bugs they create come alive! They can even take their new bugs out to play in three fun activities.

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Crawling bugs can compete in Bug Race. Flying bugs can take a leisurely flight by following a path among the dandelions in Butterfly Valley. Crawling and flying bugs alike can explore and discover fun things to do in the garden Playground. These activities, besides being incredibly fun and very easy to play, also work on gross motor movement, fine motor movement, memorization, and counting skills.

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Bug Art comes with gorgeous HD retina graphics. It has 12 language settings: Chinese, German, Spanish, Italian, Korean, Portuguese, Danish, English, French, Japanese, Dutch, and Swedish. It can be played by multiple children and each child will be assigned his or her very own bug box. It does not have any external links, which to me is like icing on a cake!

 

There are a few minor things I would love to see in future updates. I would like to be able to move stickers on the page even after it has been applied. There were a couple of times my daughter decided she wanted the sticker somewhere else, but since she already applied it she could no longer move it. I would also like to be able to save artwork in the camera roll to make it easy to save a copy on the computer and share with family and friends. I think Bug Art could easily be enjoyed by older kids as well and it would be a great addition to have a difficulty setting for Bug Race and Butterfly Valley.

 

Little Bit Studio, developers of award winning Bugs and Bubbles, does not fail to deliver and impress. Bug Art is sure to be another hit. It is intelligent, beautiful, entertaining, educational, and is as limitless as children’s imaginations. I highly recommend it because I know, without a doubt, that you are going to love it! Highly recommended for ages 3-6 years.

 

Bug Art – Little Bit Studio, LLC.


Bug Art Bug Art by Little Bit Studio, LLC.

Price: $1.99 USD

Bugs, big and small, come to life right underneath your fingertips! Choose from over 60 tools, including beautiful stickers, to customize your very own pet insects! Then, set your lovable little bugs .

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