Clever Crazes for Kids Apps – Today’s Featured Free Apps



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What are Featured Free Apps? The iMums showcase quality free apps that we have installed, tested and recommend. Featured Free Apps are not lite versions, they are full versions that are free for a limited time only so you’ll need to be quick to grab them at the reduced price. Be sure to sign up to The iMums Daily Digest so you never miss a free app. Enjoy!

These 9 educational apps are based on the popular games and lessons on the clevercrazes.com website. The clevercrazes.com curriculum integrates 9 academic areas of focus for grades K-8. Students will learn STEM content (how Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics are integrated into their everyday lives) and explore the social sciences. Check out the website where kids will be introduced to STEM careers, among many other resources.

Here is a brief description of each of the 9 apps/academic areas:-

You and Your Insides

Students will examine the human body systems including: skeletal, digestive, respiratory, circulatory, reproductive and nervous systems. Kids will also learn about growth and development, traits and survival, cellular development and strategies for learning.

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You and Outer Space

Students will explore our solar system, our universe and other galaxies. Some special points of focus include the interactions of the sun, Earth and moon, as well as man’s observations and interactions with other planets and objects in the sky. Here, Newton’s Laws of Gravity, Kepler’s Laws of Motion and other celestial forces will also be addressed.

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You and Our Home Planet

Students will learn about the structure of the Earth, the properties of Earth’s materials and our weather. Here, relationships between populations, resources and environments are also explored.

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You and How Things Work

Students learn about physics, chemistry and associated topics including heat, light and sound. Electricity and magnetism are addressed as well. Students will also explore the properties and characteristics of matter.

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You, the Time Traveler

This includes history and social studies. Students will learn how individual people and cultures of the past have helped shape our world today. Mapping skills, tracking time periods, and recognizing artifacts will also be covered.

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You and Your Money

This curriculum will have students learn about the concepts of supply and demand through the lens of microeconomics. They will learn how money is earned, spent, saved and donated to help others. Business ethics, career preparation and responsible economic principles are important topics that will be addressed in this app.

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You and Biodiversity

Students will learn about the diversity of life on Earth through the exploration of living things,
their life cycles and the environments which they inhabit. Kids will explore how living and non living things work together in a healthy ecosystem.

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You, the Future Voter

This will teach kids about the United States government and how it functions, including the values and principles of democracy, our Constitution and the meaning of citizenship.

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You, the Athlete

Students will learn how aerobic activity stimulates brain activity and enhances memory. Kids will be able to identify healthy behaviors such as getting fit, eating smart and staying healthy and safe. Topics range from causes of disease and consequences of drug abuse to the physiology of nutrition. Here, students will also learn about ethics, what bullying is, appropriate social behavior, and how to be a friend.

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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.



News – New App Brings Back The Handwritten Note: Signed, Sealed, Delivered, All From Your iPad



TELLURIDE, Co., April. 30, 2013: Felt, a first-of-its-kind iPad app, enables people to write and send personal, handwritten cards in the mail. Instead of hunting for a stamp or envelope, you can now simply pull out your iPad, select from one of many expertly designed cards and handwrite a personal message on the touchscreen. Felt then prints, seals, stamps and sends the card for you.

Sending a handwritten thank you note was once a time-honored tradition. But with the rise of email, text messaging and social sites like Facebook, the majority of our correspondence has gone digital. Many people can’t remember the last time they sent or received a handwritten card––a fact Felt hopes to change.

“We’re communicating now more than ever, but nothing can replace the feeling of receiving something uniquely personal from a friend or loved one in the mail.” says founder Tomer Alpert. “With Felt we wanted to make it easier for anyone to send a handwritten note, and bring back the excitement of opening your mailbox.”

The Felt app offers several tools to customize your personal message, including different pens and inks, and a handy eraser. After composing your message, you also address the envelope by hand.  For a flat rate of $3.99, your writing is printed on premium Mohawk card stock and a kraft paper envelope, then stamped and mailed within 24 hours via the US Postal Service.

Felt features multiple card designs to choose from, for occasions ranging from birthdays to professional thank yous to baby showers. You can jot a quick note using just your finger, but the app’s creators recommend using a stylus to write a longer message in your familiar pen stroke.

“Even though Felt cards are written on the iPad, when someone receives one in the mail, it looks just like you wrote it with a pen and paper,” says Alpert.  “And they can tell you really took the time to do something thoughtful.”

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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.



The Artist Mortimer by Bo Zaunders and OCG Studios – Guest Post from Digital Storytime



Guest post by Carissa of Digital Storytime

The Artist Mortimer

April 22, 2013

By: Carisa Kluver

Mortimer and his magical paintings …

The Artist Who Stole Bits of The World is an original storybook app with text and artwork by Bo Zaunders. It was created with OCG Studios “Develop Your Own (DYO)” book app creation tool. It is a charming story about an artist who has a unique ability to capture whatever he paints permanently on his canvas. If he paints the ocean, he carries away all the water when he takes his masterpiece home, for instance. Soon everyone insists he stop painting until Mortimer finds a unique solution that will enchant readers age 4 and up.

This app is lightly animated and interactive, with nice hints for many of the touch-points. It has ample settings to adjust the music, sound effects and narration, which includes nice word-for-word highlighting. This title also has a page guide and recording available for your own, personalized voice-over. Links that leave the app are tucked into a ‘Parents’ section with a 3-second tap & hold to protect it from little fingers.

Overall, this is a beautifully illustrated and well-crafted tale that will appeal to both kids and adults. It’s very short, but sweet and makes a great bedtime read. Light animation and interactivity is polished, and all the enhancements are pitch-perfect for the story.

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The Artist Mortimer
The Artist Mortimer
by OCG Studios

Category: Books
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
Size: 89.87 MB

$FREE

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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.



Dr. Panda Daycare by Dr. Panda and Second Grade Reading Comprehension by AbiTalk – Today’s Featured Free App at The iMums



What are Featured Free Apps? The iMums showcase a quality free app that we have installed, tested and recommend. Featured Free Apps are not lite versions, they are full versions that are free for a limited time only so you’ll need to be quick to grab them at the reduced price. Be sure to sign up to The iMums Daily Digest so you never miss a free app. Enjoy!

Dr. Panda's DaycareDr. Panda’s Daycare by Dr. Panda one of the many apps in the Dr. Panda series. Their app features Dr. Panda in a daycare setting where your child is in a virtual playhouse with five baby animals. The animals have a playroom where they can rock on a rocking horse, bounce on a ball or play with a train. In the kitchen they can pretend to have a birthday party, have breakfast or lunch and cook foods. Upstairs there is a stage and instruments for them to play with and a naptime room. There is also a backyard where kids can play with a slide, bouncy pit or pool. Read our full review

Dr. Panda Daycare Dr. Panda Daycare by Dr. Panda Ltd
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
Size: 75.74 MB

$2.99USD


Second Grade Reading Comprehension Second Grade Reading Comprehension by Abitalk is great for early readers – each story has about 150 words and introduces vocabulary and concepts and then after the story is completed measures comprehension.   The app provides detailed reports on progress which are perfect for a parent or a teacher.  I loved that you can create and add your own stories, images and questions and you can sync via DropBox to another iPad!

 

Second Grade Reading Comprehension Second Grade Reading Comprehension by AbiTalk Incorporated
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
Size: 57.51 MB

$3.99USD

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