SlateMath for Kids – Kindergarten and 1st Grade Games

“SlateMath for Kids – Kindergarten and 1st Grade Games” is developed by Slate Science. It is free to download and does not contain in-app purchases. It is only compatible with the iPad and requires iOS 4.3 or later.

SlateMath is an iPad app that develops mathematical intuition and skills through playful interaction. The app’s 38 activities prepare children for kindergarten and first grade math.
SlateMath forms the foundation of numbers, digit writing, counting, addition, order relation, patterns, parity and problem solving.

SlateMath’s topic selection follows the common core state standard, and launches a series of products that empower the entire Kindergarten to sixth grade math curriculum. SlateMath’s award winning technology was developed from the ground up for the iPad, with extreme utilization of touch and physical gestures.

The SlateMath pedagogy is crafted by world-class early-age math education experts, and is based on many years of experience and research. Endorsed by math teachers around the world, SlateMath is the product of choice for developing early-age math problem solving and quantitative reasoning skills.

iPad Link: SlateMath for Kids – Kindergarten and 1st Grade Games – Slate Science

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Microtrip

“Microtrip” is developed by Arthur Guibert. It is normally $0.99 and is free for a limited time. It does not contain in-app purchases. It is compatible with the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch and requires iOS 6.0 or later.

“Simple, squashy and with plenty of just-one-more-go addictiveness.” – The Guardian

“Microtrip is a simple, cheerful little physics-based arcade game” – 148apps

“Microtrip Adds Science Into Fun Gameplay” – Cult of Mac

“it’s proving to be quite a fun inclusion on my iPhone.” – AppAdvice

Microtrip is a physics arcade game set inside the body of a strange creature. Its unique soft-body physics and the procedural generated levels make the game different and challenging every time you play.

The goal is simple: go as deep as possible. For completing such a task you need to dodge the monsters as well as eating the white cells that are keeping you alive. The game is punctuated by special pills that give the blob a weird yet amazing power. How far can you go?

Packed with cool features:
– Realistic soft-body physics
– Smooth graphics at 60fps
– Two control schemes: tilt or touch
– Awesome super bonus pills
– Procedurally generated levels

iPhone/iPod Link: Microtrip – Arthur Guibert

iPad Link: Microtrip – Arthur Guibert

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Fix Shapes

“Fix Shapes” is developed by Abdusodiq Saidov. It is normally $2.99 and is free for a limited time. It does not contain in-app purchases. It is compatible with the Mac and requires OS X 10.6 or later and a 64-bit processor.

### Free For Launch Event – Only for a couple of days ###

Fix Shapes is a puzzle game. Game is played on board and you should move and rotate shapes to to fit the board. Shapes are consists of 4 blocks and there are different colors.

Mac Link: Fix Shapes – Abdusodiq Saidov

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Week Calendar for iPad

“Week Calendar for iPad” is developed by UtiliTap. It is normally $3.99 and is on sale for $1.99 for a limited time. It does contain in-app purchases. It is only compatible with the iPad and requires iOS 5.0 or later.

***** BEST CALENDAR APP WORLDWIDE *****
Does your ordinary iPhone, iPod or iPad calendar give you insufficient insight and options? Then Week Calendar is the solution for you. Whether you use iCloud, Exchange or Google calendar, Week Calendar is the most user friendly and the all-round calendar app worldwide for everyone that needs to get the most out of their calendar app.

AVAILABLE IN 24 DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
Week Calendar is available on iPad (Week Calendar for iPad), iPhone and iPod touch (Week Calendar) and will soon be released on other platforms. Week Calendar supports 24 different languages.

FAST AND EASY TO USE
Adding, repeating and moving events is now much easier than ever before. And with its magnificent interface and intuitive usability, working with Week Calendar is a pleasure for both light as extensive users.

CALENDAR CLARITY
Week Calendar provides a clear and detailed overview based on day, week, (mini)month or year level. Furthermore, Week calendar takes away the limitations of the standard iPhone calendar, for example by showing a weekly overview of all your appointments for the upcoming week.

PACKED WITH USEFUL FUNCTIONS
Move your appointments by simply dragging, copying and pasting them. Clear up a busy schedule by assigning different colours to various appointments and events. Powerful reminder functions make sure you’ll always remember your events. Customizable week numbers or repetitive options and many other functions suited to your own personal needs. Using your digital calendar was never easier!

SUBSCRIBE TO HOLIDAYS, SPORTS AND OTHER EVENTS
Add additional subscriptions to sports games, national holidays and more to your calendar from the calendar store. Accidentally scheduling an appointment on your free day now belongs to the past!

MOST IMPORTANT FEATURES:
– Magnificent overview of your appointments and events
– Viewing all your events for the week at one glance
– Simply relocate events using drag and drop
– Calendar overview by day, week, month and year
– Batch operations
– Various icons for different events
– Group templates
– Works without setup for all calendar services supported by iPhone (CalDAV, Exchange, iCal, iCloud, birthdays, subscriptions)
– Supports synching of the calendars
– Quickly add events on the right time using tap-and-hold
– Pinch to zoom
– Relocate, cut and paste appointments
– Link contacts to events
– Rotates with iPhone screen
– Templates
– Advance repetition rules
– Customizable display
– Full customization of events
– Full screen support
– Invite participants/ share appointments and events by e-mail
– Time zone support
– Adaptable week numbers
– Better birthday integration (shows age of your contacts)
– Hide weekends when there are no appointments /on weekdays/not rotated
– Completely adaptable and customizable action menu to quickly change appointments and events
– Unlimited search
– Support for TextExpander touch snippet expansion

Do you have questions, complaints or comments? We are more than willing to help or solve any of your questions quickly. You can find the most frequently asked questions on our website or just drop us a line.

iPad Link: Week Calendar for iPad – UtiliTap

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Dr. Panda’s Handyman – Free

“Dr. Panda’s Handyman – Free” is developed by TribePlay. It is free to download and does not contain in-app purchases. It is compatible with the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPad, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), and iPod touch (5th generation) and requires iOS 4.0 or later.

It’s time for some home improvement in the FREE version of Dr. Panda’s Handyman! Help do 5 of the over 13 different home-projects included in the full version of Dr. Panda’s Handyman. Tear down walls, fix chairs, mix paints and more as you help these cute animal families fix their furniture and homes. Get the full version and add three more rooms, nearly triple the number of games, and bring several new animal families in to the mix!

Full Version Key Features:

  • 13 multi-step minigames and activities
  • Great for kids 2-6, for learning about how different tools work and the process of how things get made
  • Let those creative juices flow! Paint and customize many projects as you see fit.
  • Dr. Panda enters the 3rd dimension! Full 3D objects to build and fix.
  • Dr. Panda’s toolbox has over 10 different tools, from screwdrivers to saws… and even a jackhammer!
  • Secrets hidden on every screen, just waiting to be found!
  • Kid-safe; no third-party ads or In-App Purchases. Features a parental lock system so parents can feel confident letting their kids play by themselves.

Privacy Policy

As a designer of kids’ games, we understand how important privacy is in this modern, digital world. You can read our privacy policy here: http://www.drpandagames.com/privacy

ABOUT Dr. Panda

Dr. Panda is a series of games for kids, developed by TribePlay. We develop games with educational values that help kids understand life and the world around them.

If you have any further questions or are interested in how we designed the game together with kids, feel free to contact us any time. Just drop an email to support@drpandagames.com or contact us via Facebook http://www.facebook.com/drpandagames or Twitter https://twitter.com/drpandagames.

iPhone/iPod Link: Dr. Panda’s Handyman – Free – TribePlay

iPad Link: Dr. Panda’s Handyman – Free – TribePlay

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LEGO® STAR WARS™ FUNZONE

“LEGO® STAR WARS™ FUNZONE” is developed by The LEGO Group. It is free to download and does not contain in-app purchases. It is compatible with the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad and requires iOS 5.0 or later.

Take LEGO® Star Wars™ Funzone with you everywhere and immerse yourself in the “Creations” photo gallery stream filled with awesome creations built and shared by fans in the community. You can also be the first to watch all the newest and coolest LEGO Star Wars videos directly on the app!

VIDEOS
Watch all the latest and coolest LEGO Star Wars movies, animated web comics and commercials. As a bonus feature, you can download each movie to the app, so you can watch movies when you don’t have access to a wireless network or 3G.

CREATIONS
Unleash the force of your creativity. Take pictures of your awesome new creations with the app and upload them directly to the Creations gallery where millions of fans can see and comment on them. Use the app to keep track of what other fans are saying about your creation.

KEY FEATURES
-3G mode can be switched off so users cannot stream content whilst on 3G
-All photos, descriptions, tags and comments are moderated 24/7 to ensure high safety standards for our users
-Unlimited creations can be submitted
-Up to 5 images per creation can be submitted
-Interact with other fans through giving and receiving likes and comments
-Full iPhone, iPod Touch front and back camera support
-Delete downloaded movies within settings
-LEGO ID sign-in is required to upload creations and comment on them (you can sign-up through LEGO.com or through the app if you don’t already have a free account) – but is not required to browse creations and/or watch movie content
-Move the iOS device to activate lightsaber sounds

Look out for updates as the LEGO Star Wars team will be adding awesome new features and content.

For more information about LEGO Star Wars, visit LEGO.com/starwars

For app support contact LEGO Consumer Service.
For contact details refer to http://service.lego.com/contactus

Our privacy policy and terms of use for apps are accepted if you download this app.

Read more on http://aboutus.lego.com/legal-notice/Privacy-Policy and http://aboutus.lego.com/en-us/legal-notice/terms-of-use-for-apps

LEGO and the LEGO logo are trademarks of the LEGO Group. ©2013 The LEGO Group.

iPhone/iPod Link: LEGO® STAR WARS™ FUNZONE – The LEGO Group

iPad Link: LEGO® STAR WARS™ FUNZONE – The LEGO Group

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Kindle

“Kindle” is developed by AMZN Mobile LLC. It is free to download and does not contain in-app purchases. It is compatible with the Mac and requires OS X 10.6  or later.

The Kindle app gives users the ability to read Kindle books on a beautiful, easy-to-use interface. You’ll have access to over 1,000,000* books in the Kindle Store, including best sellers and new releases. Amazon Whispersync automatically syncs your last page read, bookmarks, notes, and highlights across devices (including Kindle), so you can pick up where you left off on another device.

Get the best reading experience available on your Mac:

  • Shop the Kindle Store for over 1,000,000* Kindle books, including New Releases and 107 of 111 New York Times Best Sellers. Over 610,000* of these books are $9.99 or less, including 79 New York Times Best Sellers.
  • Start reading immediately with three free books: Pride and Prejudice, Treasure Island, and Aesop’s Fables. Thousands more free classics are available in the Kindle Store.
  • Get free book samples – read the first chapter free before you decide to buy.
  • Customize your reading experience by choosing the background color and font size.
  • Instant dictionary word lookup with 250,000 entries and definitions. Select a word to view the definition. Use the Google and Wikipedia links to get more information.
  • Search inside the book to find a character, topic, or section you want to revisit.
  • Simply click on either side of the screen or press the arrow keys to turn pages.
  • You can also read your Kindle books on your Kindle, Kindle 3G, Kindle DX, iPhone, iPad, PC, Android-based device, BlackBerry, and Windows Phone 7-based device. Our Whispersync technology syncs your last page read, notes, bookmarks, and highlights across devices, so you can pick up where you left off.

* Selection and price of books in the Kindle Store may vary by country.

Mac Link: Kindle – AMZN Mobile LLC

 

PaperPort Notes

“PaperPort Notes” is developed by Nuance Communications. It is free to download and does not contain in-app purchases. It is only compatible with the iPad and requires iOS 5.1.1 or later.

PaperPort Notes is a digital note taking tool for the iPad that is transforming the way people create and share information. Now you can combine documents, web content, audio, typed text as well as hand written notes into a single document that you can easily organize and share with anyone.

PaperPort Notes brings you a complete note taking experience on the iPad that you won’t want to ever be without.

  • Quickly take typed and/or free hand notes
  • Leverage Dragon voice recognition to capture your ideas and notes simply by speaking
  • Convert scanned documents from the camera or photo albumn into editable text using the Nuance OmniPage Cloud service
  • Leverage powerful annotative tools to quickly mark up documents
  • Never miss another detail by adding audio page by page within your notes
  • Combine full documents, individual pages, content from the web and notes into a single document.
  • Powerful search, copy/paste, reordering and bookmarking tools allow you to quickly navigate your notes while staying organized
  • Access and share content using your favorite cloud storage services
  • PaperPort Anywhere connector provides access to files stored online or within PaperPort Desktop
  • Much more… Follow us on twitter for tips and updates @PaperPortNotes

iPad Link: PaperPort Notes – Nuance Communications

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Autism and Siblings

The Autism Society has a great page on their website talking about different aspects of having a sibling with autism. As the older sister of a non-verbal, autistic boy, I recommend that you read this if you are a sibling of a child with autism or you have a child with an autistic sibling.

Below is a quote from the page. Click the following link to read the full article: http://www.autism-society.org/living-with-autism/family-issues/siblings/.

Raising a child with autism places some extraordinary demands on parents as individuals and on the family as a whole. Prime among these demands is the lack of enough hours in the day to do all one wishes. Specifically, the time involved in meeting the needs of a family member with autism may leave parents with little time for their other children.

Many parents feel that even as they do all they can for their child with autism, they are always struggling with how best to respond to the needs of the family as a whole. They say that although their own life as an individual may be put “on hold” and a couple may share an understanding of the need to make sacrifices on behalf of their child with autism, few parents are willing to make that same demand of other children in the family. As a result, there is a continual tension between the needs of the child with autism and those of the other children.

This section offers suggestions to parents about ways to help the other children in the family cope gracefully and effectively with the experience of having a brother or sister with autism. Research indicates that the majority of brothers and sisters of children with autism cope well with their experiences. That does not mean, however, that they do not encounter special challenges in learning how to deal with a sibling who has autism or a related disorder.

There are special demands on these siblings, and learning to manage these demands will make their childhood easier and will teach them skills that will make them more effective and resilient adults. The most important teachers of these coping skills are a child’s mother and father. The gifts you give to your youngsters in childhood will serve them immediately and in all the years ahead. Parents: Click here for important information and practical suggestions for helping and supporting siblings.

 

Dr. Seuss Beginner Book Collection #1

“Dr. Seuss Beginner Book Collection #1” is developed by Oceanhouse Media. It is normally $14.99 and is one sale for $10.99 for a limited time. It does not contain in-app purchases. It is compatible with the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad and requires iOS 5.1 or later.

** Summer Reading Sale! Save $4 for a limited time! **
Dive into 5 exciting Dr. Seuss interactive book apps for young readers! Explore pictures, learn new vocabulary, and personalize the story with your own narration. Enjoy The Cat in the Hat, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, The FOOT Book, Mr. Brown Can MOO! Can You?, and Fox in Socks, all in one convenient place.

Explore the Story:
– ENCOURAGE literacy skills with highlighted narration
– FOLLOW along with three fun ways to read!
– LEARN new vocabulary with tappable words and pictures
– RECORD your own narration & share it with others*
– SELECT a scene with easy-to-use navigation*
– KEEP kids in the story with parental controls*
*features available on iOS devices only

Designed for children ages 2-6

-The Cat in the Hat stars a cheerful and exotic Cat that brings chaos to the house of two young kids on a rainy day while their mother is out.

-One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish is a freewheeling plot about a boy and a girl and the many amazing creatures they meet.

-The FOOT Book introduces the concept of opposites through funny and creative depictions of different kinds of feet!

-Mr. Brown Can MOO! Can You? is Dr. Seuss’s Book of Wonderful Noises and explores with children the sounds they hear everyday, and how to mimic them!

-Fox in Socks features two delightful characters Fox and Knox, who converse almost entirely in rhyming tongue-twisters!

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The Reviews Are In:
– A ‘must download’ for young readers. Highly recommended! – Digital Storytime
– A wonderful combination of capabilities to complement the whimsical artwork of Dr. Seuss – App Advice
– A well-designed experience for even the youngest app users – Common Sense Media

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We’d Love To Hear From You!
– Please share your thoughts in a review! Your experience matters to us.
– Need tech support? Contact us at support@omapp.com
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Official Dr. Seuss licensed App. Dr. Seuss Properties ™ & © 2011 Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P. All rights reserved.

iPhone/iPod Link: Dr. Seuss Beginner Book Collection #1 – Oceanhouse Media

iPad Link: Dr. Seuss Beginner Book Collection #1 – Oceanhouse Media

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