News – The Jellybean Tunes App Report 65: Even More Chances to Win an iPad Mini!

The Jellybean Tunes App Report 65: Even More Chances to Win an iPad Mini!

Go on a jungle picnic, sing along to the little red wagon, and round some decimals with new apps from our family-friendly app network, and be sure to enter the latest iPad Mini contests. If you find an app you like, please write a review.

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– Garry Froehlich | Jellybean Tunes

 

News

Two More Chances to Win an iPad Mini

Penelope the Purple Pirate and the Dandelion Moms have put together two new iPad Mini contests.

Penelope’s 2nd Birthday iPad Mini Giveaway

Dandelion Moms APPY LOVE iPad Mini Giveaway

 

In the Spotlight with The iMums

Who are the iMums? Find out in their interview with Melissa Northway.

Read the Interview
The iMums Go Mini and give away an iPad Mini

 

Apps for Little Ones

PICME Moviebook - You are the Star!

PICME Moviebook

by Four Pin Plug

Storytime comes to life with PICME Moviebook,where your child can be the star of their very own interactive storybook and animated movie! In a few simple steps you can personalize PICME with your child’s face to transform them into a cartoon star. Your preschooler will love the colourful world of PICME, packed with bright animation, bold colors and loveable characters. PICME Moviebook is an enjoyable and engaging way for preschoolers to learn basic skills through imaginative play and discovery (Watch Video)

iPad: $2.99

 

Jungle Picnic

Jungle Picnic

by Shiny Things

Jungle Picnic is an interactive storybook with embedded puzzles designed to teach children vital pre-numeracy skills, including matching, sorting and one-to-one correspondence. Kids of ages 2-4 will love joining Charlie, Alice and Ralph on their picnic adventure.

iPad: $0.99

 

Frosby Learning Games

Frosby Learning Games

by Frosby Studios

Updated with 8 new activities! Frosby Learning Games is a unique early learning app for the 2-5 age group with an emphasis on fun and play in every scene. Learn colors, size, and play counting games by touching, dragging objects and rubbing out pictures to reveal what’s underneath. (Watch Video)

iPhone and iPad: $1.99, Amazon: $1.99, Nook: $1.99

 

Frosby Learning Games 2

Frosby Learning Games 2

by Frosby Studios

The cat and mouse return in the fun-filled second installment of the hit preschool app ‘Frosby Learning Games’! Packed with many entertaining mini-adventures, and ‘physics based’ gameplay, ‘Frosby Learning Games 2’ is the perfect treat for your child! This app is designed for children aged 2-5. All of our mini-games have been approved by teachers and by a group of 2-5 year olds – so we know our games are perfect for children and their parents.

iPhone and iPad: $1.99, Amazon: $1.99, Nook: $1.99

 

Cat Doorman's Little Red Wagon

Cat Doorman’s Little Red Wagon

by Night & Day Studios, Inc.

Based upon the classic folk tune, Little Red Wagon is both a musical songbook and a delightful adventure game full of open-ended play. Upon launching the app kids will be prompted to choose which musical version of the song they’d like to hear: guitar, piano, or the full band. Once selected, kids can follow the highlighted lyrics and accompanying musical notes that continuously run along the bottom of the screen. The game begins as one guides the sweet girl and her red wagon to a Dairy, Bakery, Garden, and Orchard to gather supplies for a picnic. Children will love discovering hidden animations and cute characters along the way!

iPad: $2.99

 

Classics

The Pilgrim's Progress

The Pilgrim’s Progress

by Nation9

Regarded as one of the most significant works in religious English literature, The Pilgrim’s Progress has been translated to more than 200 languages and has never been out of print since it was first published in 1678. Nation9’s adaptation of this classic features custom 3D animation, story-line interactivity, captivating original music, and optional narration that will be sure to captivate young readers time and time again. (Watch Video)

iPad: $4.99

 

Math

Decimal Rounding

Decimal Rounding

by iDevBooks

This math app can be used to teach and study the rounding of decimals. You can set your own problems or solve random problems. The decimal numbers can be rounded to nearest whole number, tenth, hundredth or thousandth. They can also be rounded to 0, 1, 2 or 3 decimal places. The app guides you step by step when you solve each problem and there are no penalties for wrong answers. Clean interface and the total lack of timers ensures a stress free learning environment. (Watch Video)

iPhone and iPad: $3.99

 

Parents

uSit iSit Babysitting Co-op Swap—Trade Sitting Duties with Friends & Save $

uSit iSit

by Kudzu Properties, LLC

uSit iSit reinvents the babysitting co-op for the Mobile Mom. No strangers sitting your child, only trusted friends. Completely automated scheduling, tracking and notifications! (Watch Video)

iPhone: Free

 

Quizzes and Trivia

Astroloquiz

Astroloquiz

by Together Learning Media

Astroloquiz provides a fun learning experience based around the 12 signs of the zodiac. Over 90 definitions of personalities are presented in a way that young learners and old alike can easily understand the meaning of personality adjectives. Young learners will be intrigued by how their friends will react to the 48 separate scenarios presented in this book. It is a springboard for discussion about how we all react differently to the situations we face every day. (Watch Video)

iPad: $3.99

 

What's Faster - Ultimate Trivia & Puzzle Game

What’s Faster – Ultimate Trivia & Puzzle Game

by Garage Door Media

Have you even wondered what’s faster? A Porsche or a BMW, a Lion or a Jaguar, a jumbo jet or a fighter jet? My 8 year old son came up with the idea and we ran with it…. What’s Faster is an iPad app dedicated to your curiosity of speed! The game has over 625,000 comparisons to test your knowledge of speed all around you. (Watch Video)

iPad: $0.99 + In-App Purhases

 

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.



News – All aboard! Trains bring the fun to category learning app from Therapy Box!



(PRWEB) January 29, 2013 — Therapy Box, award winning communication and therapy app producers, have launched their latest app for the iPad. The newly released Sort This Out Pack is designed to encourage young learners to work on important categorisation skills with a fun and motivating train game that features lively animation and sound effects.

The game calls on children to categorise items that appear in eight boxes lined up along a station platform with bears their very own name! The child works to sort each of the eight items into two categories by placing them in either of the two train carriages following its arrival at the station.

Each box contains a colourful and engaging Widgit symbol, or your very own photo or image. This leads to the app being easily customised to tailor the content to suit the child’s learning needs. With over 20 categories and 264 individual everyday items for the child to sort, it is designed to keep the learner engaged at any level.

“Our new Sort This Out Pack makes learning fun” Rebecca Bright, Speech and Language Therapist and Therapy Box Director explains, “This app’s fun train station animation will be a big hit with early learners, and in turn, with the teachers, parents and speech therapists who work with them.”

Teachers, speech therapists and parents will appreciate the level of customisation available to ensure that the learning task caters to the child’s abilities. With features such as errorless learning and the ability to adjust the difficulty; this app delivers a powerful tool for the classroom or home.

“We know that when a child is having fun, they are more likely to remain engaged and motivated. Our Sort This Out Pack for iPad ticks all the boxes – fun for learners and a simple to use, customisable app for their instructor,” said Rebecca.

Sort This Out Pack from Therapy Box is available for £9.99 on iTunes for the iPad. Therapy Box, award winning communication and therapy app producers, have launched their latest app for the iPad. The newly released Sort This Out Pack is designed to encourage young learners to work on important categorisation skills with a fun and motivating train game that features lively animation and sound effects.

The game calls on children to categorise items that appear in eight boxes lined up along a station platform with bears their very own name! The child works to sort each of the eight items into two categories by placing them in either of the two train carriages following its arrival at the station.

Each box contains a colourful and engaging Widgit symbol, or your very own photo or image. This leads to the app being easily customised to tailor the content to suit the child’s learning needs. With over 20 categories and 264 individual everyday items for the child to sort, it is designed to keep the learner engaged at any level.

“Our new Sort This Out Pack makes learning fun” Rebecca Bright, Speech and Language Therapist and Therapy Box Director explains, “This app’s fun train station animation will be a big hit with early learners, and in turn, with the teachers, parents and speech therapists who work with them.”

Teachers, speech therapists and parents will appreciate the level of customisation available to ensure that the learning task caters to the child’s abilities. With features such as errorless learning and the ability to adjust the difficulty; this app delivers a powerful tool for the classroom or home.

“We know that when a child is having fun, they are more likely to remain engaged and motivated. Our Sort This Out Pack for iPad ticks all the boxes – fun for learners and a simple to use, customisable app for their instructor,” said Rebecca.

Sort This Out Pack features:

  •     Suitable for pre-school and primary school students, with a fun game designed to be engaging and motivating
  •     264 clear colourful Widgit symbols to sort into categories
  •     Choice of 22 categories covering a range of everyday items and concepts
  •     Customisable set up to allow for targeting specific vocabulary or concepts
  •     Option for adding your own images
  •     Record labels for each of the items for added auditory feedback
  •     Option to turn on errorless learning which promotes early success, by not allowing the child to move an item into an incorrect carriage, it will ‘bump’ out the item and encourage the child to allocate the item to the correct carriage – turn off errorless learning to increase the level of difficulty and promote problem solving skill development
  •     Choose to display the symbol (or image) only, the symbol and the word or just the word – by having this choice you can focus on different skills relevant to the child’s literacy levels
  •     Auditory feedback for each of the items
  •     Ability to turn off the music loop or audio support to reduce distractions if needed
  •     Ability to pause the app to encourage discussion or to pace the app to suit the student’s needs
  •     Colourful results table can be emailed out of the app for the student or to share with parents
  •     In app ‘How To Play’ guide with simple steps
Sort This Out Pack Sort This Out Pack by Therapy Box Limited
Category: Education, Medical
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, iPad75-iPad75, iPad76-iPad76
Size: 344.14 MB

$1.99USD

The Australian iMum Amanda is a married mother of three young boys from North Queensland and has a background in Business Administration and Information Technology. An Apple enthusiast since 2005, Amanda was donned the nickname ‘The iMum’ due to her growing addiction to their products and her many, many apps. She now owns an iPod Nano, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad Mini, 27″ iMac, 13″ Macbook Air and two Apple TV’s.

News – New iOS/Android Game Offers Thrilling Historical Treasure Hunts for Kids!

Icon-114[prMac.com] Stockholm, Sweden – Available January 31, 2013, Wombi Treasures is an application that offers players a chance to go on the ultimate treasure hunt. They will have to navigate the maps, visit the sites, and chip away at the game’s puzzles using the tools at their disposal. Kids ages four and up will have a way to travel the world hunting for hidden artifacts and treasures simply through their iOS or Android devices.

Wombi’s initiative is to get kids “playing to learn,” so what will children take away from Wombi Treasures? This game is fun to play, and it drives at several educational angles. One lesson involves world geography. Players will familiarize themselves with the continents, varying terrains, and an array of maps when hunting for their treasure. Wombi Treasures also builds skills in persistence, thoroughness, and logic. Locating the treasure involves keeping a sharp eye through a telescope gadget, and the use of process of elimination will eventually lead players to the right spot. The game also challenges kids on archaeology and the tools associated with it. With the help of a spade shovel, pickaxe, brush, and more in their tool belts, kids must choose the best ways to dig up the treasure in different environments. Finally, the treasures are a lesson in history as they range from Inca masks to Roman gold coins.

Wombi Treasures dons a familiar sporty raccoon character named Scouty, who appears in other Wombi games. The detailed illustrations take players on a visually exciting, multi-terrain exploration. From snaking rivers and camel-strewn deserts to icy coves, kids will venture around the world through the touchscreens of their application devices.

“Wombi Treasures is a rewarding game for children,” explains application developer Daniel Lodin. “Players have to put on their thinking caps to explore all the right directions, but uncovering the treasure is an exciting, adventurous process with a gratifying outcome.”

Wombi Treasures will be available starting January 31, 2013 in the App Store and the Google Play store. It can be enjoyed on the iPad, iPod, iPhone, and Android devices with no hidden fees or advertisements.

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Wombi Apps was founded in January 2011 and has, since starting, released 22 apps for kids. Behind the company stand two childhood friends who share the ambition of making fun and educational apps for kids. Copyright (C) 2013 Wombi. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

The Australian iMum Amanda is a married mother of three young boys from North Queensland and has a background in Business Administration and Information Technology. An Apple enthusiast since 2005, Amanda was donned the nickname ‘The iMum’ due to her growing addiction to their products and her many, many apps. She now owns an iPod Nano, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad Mini, 27″ iMac, 13″ Macbook Air and two Apple TV’s.



News – Fingerpaint Magic – The magic of finger painting on iPhone and iPad!



[prMac.com] Varazdin, Croatia – Meritum Soft d.o.o. has announced the release and immediate availability of Fingerpaint Magic 1.0 for iOS. Bringing users a unique experience and magic of finger painting in this doodle-style art app, Fingerpaint Magic helps kids explore their inter-artist to create amazing works of art. The app works on both iPhone as iPad device and it’s optimized for iPhone 5 Retina graphic.

From the creators of famous ‘Meritum Paint’ app Meritum Soft brings you a magical experience for the whole family to enjoy. No knowledge or experience is needed. With simple doodle style finger movements on the screen, users can create true works of art! Can be used to edit your photos, share words of art with friends and family and create your own personalized wallpapers.

Using the knowledge and experience gathered with world famous Meritum Paint app, the company was able to develop Fingerpaint Magic as an answer to the growing number of users requesting a simplistic yet powerful app for their children to play and experience the magic of painting on iPhone and iPad device. Developed for the whole family, Fingerpaint Magic offers an easy to use and fun to play solution.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch and iPad
* Requires iOS 4.3 or later
* Optimized for iPhone 5
* 2.1 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Fingerpaint Magic 1.0 is only $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Entertainment category.

Fingerpaint Magic Fingerpaint Magic by Meritum Soft d.o.o.
Category: Entertainment, Family, 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, iPad75-iPad75, iPad76-iPad76
Size: 47.67 MB

$FREE

Based in Varazdin, Croatia, the Meritum Soft d.o.o. is a private technology company. Committed to providing the highest quality information technology, Meritum Soft was founded in 2007 for the purpose of providing the best and most modern ITC solutions for every client’s unique situation, with a major emphasis on total customer satisfaction. Copyright (C) 2007-2013 Meritum Soft doo. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iTunes, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

The Australian iMum Amanda is a married mother of three young boys from North Queensland and has a background in Business Administration and Information Technology. An Apple enthusiast since 2005, Amanda was donned the nickname ‘The iMum’ due to her growing addiction to their products and her many, many apps. She now owns an iPod Nano, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad Mini, 27″ iMac, 13″ Macbook Air and two Apple TV’s.

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