BBC iPlayer Radio

“BBC iPlayer Radio” is developed by BBC Worldwide. It is free to download and does not contain in-app purchases. It is compatible with the iPod touch, iPhone, and iPad and requires iOS 7.1 or later.

The official BBC iPlayer Radio app for listening to BBC Radio wherever you go.

– Listen live to BBC Radio stations from the World Service and across the UK
– Catch up or listen again to your favourite BBC Radio programmes
– Download podcasts to enjoy anywhere, even when offline
– Browse and listen to carefully curated BBC Radio highlights and collections
– View daily schedules and categories quickly and easily
– Discover audio and video clips, including many live performances
– See what tracks are playing on air as well as track lists for on demand programmes
– Wake up to and doze off to BBC Radio with a built-in alarm clock and night mode

A network connection is required in order to access content.

iPhone/iPod Link: BBC iPlayer Radio – BBC Worldwide

iPad Link: BBC iPlayer Radio – BBC Worldwide

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Sushi Monster

“Sushi Monster” is developed by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. It is free to download and contains no in-app purchases. It is compatible with the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad and requires iOS 5.1.1 or later.

Meet Sushi Monster! A game to practice, reinforce, and extend math fact fluency is completely engaging and appropriately challenging.

Strengthen reasoning strategies for whole number addition and multiplication by helping monsters make a target sum or product. Earn points with each correct answer… but watch out for distractions! To be successful, plan ahead and strategically select numbers from the sushi counter.

Meets Common Core State Standards
Extend fact knowledge to support strategic reasoning and computational flexibility in addition and multiplication.

Features
12 CAREFULLY SEQUENCED LEVELS
– 7 addition levels
– 5 multiplication levels
– 4 rounds in each level
– 14 target numbers per round
– Replay each round with new numbers

ENGAGING GAME PLAY
Use speed and accuracy to place sushi pieces near the monster and make the target number. Make a correct equation to feed the monster.

PROGRESS IS REWARDED
Earn points, stars, trophies, and personal bests to challenge yourself and unlock new levels.

About Sushi Monster & FASTT Math Next Generation
Enjoy this sneak peek of FASTT Math Next Generation! Sushi Monster is just 1 of 18 new games that makes FASTT Math Next Generation smarter, faster, and more fun!
FASTT Math has always provided the most efficient, personalized path to fact fluency for addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.

Disclosure for Parents
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This app does not collect any personally identifiable information.

This app contains:
•No Links to websites
•No social media sharing
•No location tracking functions

iPhone/iPod Link: Sushi Monster – Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

iPad Link: Sushi Monster – Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

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YouTube Kids

“YouTube Kids” is developed by Google, Inc. It is free to download and does not contain in-app purchases. It is compatible with the iPad, iPod touch, and iPhone and requires iOS 7.0 or later.

The official YouTube Kids app is designed for curious little minds to dive into a world of discovery, learning and entertainment. This is a delightfully simple (and free!) app, where kids can discover videos, channels and playlists they love.

We work hard to offer a safer YouTube experience, but no automated system is perfect. If you ever find a video you’re concerned about, please flag it. This helps make YouTube Kids better for everyone. For more important notes about the app, please see below.

*** Please note that the YouTube Kids app is only available in the US, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Spain and Canada excluding Quebec. YouTube Kids is available with YouTube Red in the US, Australia and New Zealand. For more information about app availability, please read our Parental Guide.***

DESIGNED FOR KIDS
To make exploration easy, videos in the app are split into four categories: Shows, Music, Learning and Explore. We also took out the complicated stuff to make an app even little ones can navigate — that means big buttons, easy scrolling, and instant full-screen. And when the whole family wants to enjoy their favorite videos together, everyone can watch on the big screen with Chromecast, Apple TV, game consoles, or smart TVs.

VIDEOS KIDS WILL LOVE
Kids can enjoy favorites like Sesame Street, Thomas & Friends and Talking Tom, online hits like Mother Goose Club, TuTiTu and Stampylonghead, plus anything else they’re into — sports, animals, gaming, crafts and more.

GROWN-UPS ARE IN CONTROL
We know that every family is different, so we’ve included features that let grown-ups tailor the YouTube Kids experience to their family’s needs. Settings are found behind a grown-ups-only lock where you can turn off search for a more restricted experience or set a built-in timer to let kids know when it’s time to stop watching so you don’t have to.

For more information about the app and settings, please read our Parental Guide.

GET YOUTUBE RED AND MAKE SHOW TIME EVEN BETTER
Use YouTube Kids with YouTube Red and let your kids learn and laugh with their favorite characters without paid ads. And with offline videos you’ll always have videos when you need them – whether you’re in the car or on grandma’s couch.
To get started, all parents need is the YouTube Kids app and a YouTube Red membership. Then, just sign in to your YouTube Red account from the parental controls section of the YouTube Kids app and follow a few simple steps. Parents can Try YouTube Red one month free at: http://www.youtube.com/red/kids

IMPORTANT NOTES ABOUT THE APP
– Parental setup is needed to ensure the best experience possible for your child.
– YouTube Kids contains paid ads in order to offer the app for free. Your child may also see videos with commercial content from YouTube creators that are not paid ads. For more information, please check out our Parental Guide.
– Videos in the app are selected by our automated systems. Please note, no system is perfect, and it is possible that your child may find something you don’t want them to watch. If your child finds a video that you feel is inappropriate, please flag the video and it will be reviewed as soon as possible.
– You can restrict your child’s experience by turning search off in the set-up flow or by accessing the settings behind the “grown-ups only” lock. This means your child can’t search for content, which reduces the chances that they will encounter a video you don’t want them to watch.
– Whether search is on or off, the app will recommend videos selected by our automated systems from the broad set of videos accessible in YouTube Kids.

iPhone/iPod Link: YouTube Kids – Google, Inc.

iPad Link: YouTube Kids – Google, Inc.

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Kitchen Scramble: Cooking Game

“Kitchen Scramble: Cooking Game” is developed by RockYou, Inc. It is free to download and contains several in-app purchases. It is compatible with the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch and requires iOS 6.0 or later.

In Kitchen Scramble, anyone can cook! Fulfill your dreams of owning a food truck and traveling around the world! Pair speedy service and sharpen your memory to beat the clock! The hit saga continues with new delectable recipes to put you on the map! Fire up a frenzy at Pittsburger, grub at Vietnomnom, dine in classy Sour Francisdough, and more! Cooking has never been so fun! This hit Facebook game is now available on mobile to play anywhere, anytime!

Game Features
• Download now and play in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, or Portuguese!
• Kitchen Scramble Facebook Players – Sign in with Facebook to share your progress with friends and get separate Supplies on web and mobile!
• Savor hours of content with more than 900 levels in over 35 unique locations, and look for new levels added regularly!
• Whip up thousands of dishes with steps based on real recipes!
• Unlock new locations and vibrant cities like “Guavana”, “Kababylon”, “Mount Foodji”, and more!
• Add a dash of flavor to the local cuisine to delight the demanding and unique customers!
• Power through various challenges like timed levels, minimum scores, and impatient customers!
• Replay levels to improve your scores and earn more Coins!
• Upgrade your appliances to speed up the food line!
• Use Premium Ingredients to earn bigger tips!
• Connect with Game Center or Facebook to find friends and compare high scores!
Stay up to date with the latest dish: new levels, features, and more from Kitchen Scramble!
Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/kitchenscramble
Before you download this experience, please consider that this app contains social media links to connect with others, in-app purchases that cost real money, and push notifications to let you know when we release exciting new content.
Important
• Kitchen Scramble is optimized for iPhone 4S or newer, iPad 2 or newer, iPad Air, and iPod Touch 5.
• Kitchen Scramble is NOT compatible with iPod Touch 4th Gen, iPhone 3GS or iPad 1.
• Kitchen Scramble requires iOS 6.0 or later.

iPhone/iPod Link: Kitchen Scramble: Cooking Game – RockYou, Inc.

iPad Link: Kitchen Scramble: Cooking Game – RockYou, Inc.

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First Words Valentine

“First Words Valentine” is developed by Learning Touch LLC. It is free to download and contains no in-app purchases. It is compatible with the iPod touch, iPhone, and iPad and required iOS 5.0 or later.

Give your little one an app they’ll love with the newest educational app from Learning Touch! More than just a game, First Words Valentine is a powerful educational tool for toddlers and preschoolers.

If your child is old enough to ask for your phone, they’re old enough for First Words Valentine!

First Words Valentine teaches kids about letters, how letters relate to words, and even how to spell words. This app is toddler-tested and approved, with a user-interface designed specifically for the littlest of fingers. The game includes beautiful illustrations, each matched with entertaining sounds and high-quality recordings of letters and words.

Kids can play the game by themselves, but they also enjoy bringing their adults along, talking about the pictures, saying the names of the letters, and watching the pictures spin around and sound off.

This free application includes 8 Valentine’s Day themed words such as love, heart, cupid and kiss! We’ve also included the same great options available in our other First Words apps so you can tailor the app to your child’s needs. If you like First Words Valentine, you can keep your toddler laughing and learning with our other First Words applications.

Here’s what educators and reviewers have said about our First Words apps:

“First Words is an app that teaches letters and words in fun and interactive way. Very easy to use these apps will help support your little ones learning with great illustrations and bright colors. Each app supports kids learning and encourages kids to explore and discover by revealing, rewarding and teaching.”
— Fun Educational Apps

“Excellent – As a teacher, I love this game! Just what technology was meant to do!”
— iTunes Review

“This app has great settings that let you control the level of difficulty for the child – either with lots of hints or almost none at all. The letters slide nicely into each word and when completed the child is rewarded by having the pictured animal enlarge and animate briefly.”
–Carisa Kluver at Digital Stortyime

“First Words Deluxe is a very straightforward word-building game. Words are either said letter by letter as they are dragged into the appropriate gray boxes or, if chosen in the settings, a smaller set of words can be sounded out with phonics. This makes this game a treat for both pre-readers and early spellers.”
–Common Sense Media

“Looking to guide your toddler towards recognizing letters and how to spell words up to eight letters long? Then First Words Deluxe might be just what you are looking for. This pre-reader and spelling application encourages vocabulary development in a wide range of categories such as: vehicles, animals, at home, colors, and shapes.”
–Andrea Gardner at Applicable2u

“First Words is a great app — as I said at the time, ‘Leo loves First Words because it’s fun and easy. I love it because he’s learning to spell words, and the interface makes that learning error-free.'”
—Shannon Des Roches Rosa at Squidalicious

★★★ We love getting feedback from our users. If you have questions or comments, please send them to info@learningtouch.com. ★★★

iPhone/iPod Link: First Words Valentine – Learning Touch LLC

iPad Link: First Words Valentine – Learning Touch LLC

Source: Smart Apps For Kids

Goodreads – Book Recommendations and Reviews for great Books and eBooks

“Goodreads – Book Recommendations and Reviews for great Books and eBooks” is developed by Goodreads. It is free to download and contains no in-app purchases. It is compatible with the iPod touch, iPhone, and iPad and requires iOS 8.0 or later.

I actually use “Goodreads” to discover new books to read and keep lists of books I have read, books I am reading, and books I want to read. You can also leave comments about the book for others to see. I have no problems with this app.

Discover and share books you love on Goodreads, the world’s largest site for readers and book recommendations!

Find new and interesting books by browsing personalized recommendations based on books you’ve read and your favorite genres. See what your friends are reading, write book reviews, and keep track of what you want to read.

Use our barcode scanner the next time you are in a bookstore. Add the book in your hands to your “to-read” shelf and browse reviews before buying.

More than 35 million members have added more than 1 billion books to their shelves. No other app combines the power and depth of the Goodreads community with an enormous catalog of books and reviews.

Features:

• Get personalized recommendations and discover new books based on your tastes.
• Goodreads Choice Awards: vote for your favorite books of the year and see the winners!
• Participate in the Reading Challenge!
• Barcode scanner!
• Keep a want-to-read list.
• See book reviews and updates from your friends.
• Discover new books and explore popular book lists.
• Rate and review any book in our catalog of more than 12 million books.
• Share notes and progress updates as you read.
• Recommend books to friends.
• Join online book clubs and connect with other readers.
• View literary events near you.

iPhone/iPod Link: Goodreads – Book Recommendations and Reviews for great Books and eBooks – Goodreads

iPad Link: Goodreads – Book Recommendations and Reviews for great Books and eBooks – Goodreads

Think & Learn Code-a-pillar™

“Think & Learn Code-a-pillar™” is developed by Fisher-Price. It is free to download and does not contain in-app purchases. It is compatible with the iPod touch, iPad, and iPhone and requires iOS 7.0 or later.

Guess who needs help? The cute, smart and irresistible Code-a-pillar™! Will Code-a-pillar™ make it to the end of the maze? Will he eat the right number of leaves and fill his belly up for the next challenge? It’s in your child’s hands to find out! Fun rewards, sound effects and animations add to the play and learning fun!

Maze and numbers games gets kids thinking through solutions to problems!
Help Code-a-pillar™ meander through obstacles to reach his target by creating a path for him to follow using the included drag and drop command segments. Will he hit the boulder or find his way around with YOUR help? Unlock special coding segments and obstacles as you level up!

After all of his hard work, help Code-a-pillar™ re-fuel and get something to eat! Code-a-pillar™ will ask you to find a specific number of leaf bundles – drag the correct leaf bundles towards his mouth to feed him.

Content levels up as you play!
Challenging levels, increase with complexity – the more you play, the more you learn!

Learning & Curriculum Content:
Planning & sequencing – preschoolers learn to follow multi-step plans to achieve a goal.
Problem Solving – generate and execute a solution to any problem.
Number Recognition – understand and recognize numbers in Code-a-pillar’s™ world.
Counting in Order – gain knowledge about numbers and how they go in order to form a sequence.

For more information about Code-a-pillar™ and the Fisher-Price® Think & Learn line of toys and apps, please visit: http://fisher-price.com/thinkandlearn

iPhone/iPod Link: Think & Learn Code-a-pillar™ – Fisher-Price

iPad Link: Think & Learn Code-a-pillar™ – Fisher-Price

Source: Smart Apps For Kids

Hive

“Hive” is developed by Tom Schulz. It is normally $1.99 but it 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 5.0 or later.

Hive is a board game with a difference. There is no board! The pieces are added to the playing area thus creating the board. As more and more pieces are added the game becomes a fight to see who can be the first to capture the opposing Queen Bee.

The soldier ants battle to keep control of the outside of the hive, whilst the Beetles climb up to dominate the top. Spiders moving into holding positions as the Grasshoppers jump in for the kill. Keeping one eye on the hive and the other on your opponents reserves, the tension builds as one wrong move will see your Queen Bee quickly engulfed; …. game over!

Hive’s unique gameplay is suitable for players of all ages. The game is quickly learned but hard to master like other classic games of its genre. Interface elements clearly indicating where a player may move or place their pieces makes this version easier for the novice to learn than the tabletop version, and players without a partner will be challenged by the AI opponent.

Hive is a beautiful 3D game that allows the player to choose from different sets of pieces and different colored backgrounds. While Hive is not traditionally played on a board, users may display a hex grid to aid their visualization of the game’s possibilities and movements.

This version of Hive includes the Mosquito, a parasitic new Hive piece that takes on the abilities of its neighbors. Use your Mosquito cleverly as an extra Ant, Beetle or Spider. Tournament rules forbidding placement of the Queen Bee as the first move are also an option for each game.

The single player mode features four levels of difficulty. As the player defeats each level, the next is unlocked. Two players can also play each other using one device in hotseat mode.

iPhone/iPod Link: Hive – Tom Schulz

iPad Link: Hive – Tom Schulz

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Tiny Archers

“Tiny Archers” is developed by 1Der Entertainment. It is normally $0.99 to download but it is on sale for free for a limited time. It does contain in-app purchases. It is compatible with the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch and requires iOS 6.0 or later.

War is coming!

DRAW YOUR BOW AND SAVE YOUR KINGDOM from hordes of goblins and trolls that siege your tower! Crush your enemies and become the greatest Tiny Archer in this new challenging, fantasy, action game.

Discover fantastic characters, fight multiple enemies, unlock magic arrows and surprising abilities. Use your archery skills to survive! Defend your tower, defeat countless goblin armies and save the day! Join the ultimate bow and arrow adventure of Tiny Archers!

FEATURES

▶ ATTACK your enemies with 3 amazing characters: human, dwarf and fairy
▶ DISCOVER three surprising stories in this uniquely designed tower defence game
▶ FIGHT an army of goblins and trolls with special arrows, abilities and different attack layers
▶ CHALLENGE yourself in 3 different stories with more than 70 unique tower defence levels!
▶ TRAIN your archery skills to precisely aim attacks that stun, slow down, or kill your enemies instantly!
▶ UPGRADE your characters and collect resources to discover new, magic arrows and skills
▶ DEVELOP your unique strategy and tactics to survive and defend your tower from an army of goblins and trolls!
▶ EARN multiple achievements
▶ EXPLORE diverse locations: elven cities, dwarf mines, valleys, and forests
▶ ENABLE the 18+ features for the full experiment: blood mode, exploding bodies, kill-cam

Become the greatest archery master and save the kingdom in this ultimate bow and arrow defence game!

The game contains rewarded videos as well which are optional to watch.

Do you have any issues, questions or suggestions for improvement? Please send us your ideas and feedback!

Reach us at: info@1der-ent.com

Website: http://www.1der-ent.com
Facebook: facebook.com/TinyArchers
Twitter: twitter.com/1DerEnt
Youtube: youtube.com/user/1DERentertainment

iPhone/iPod Link: Tiny Archers – 1Der Entertainment

iPad Link: Tiny Archers – 1Der Entertainment

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Fantastical 2 for iPhone – Calendar and Reminders

“Fantastical 2 for iPhone – Calendar and Reminders” is developed by Flexibits Inc. It is normally $4.99 but it is on sale for $2.99 for a limited time. It does not contain in-app purchases. It is compatible with the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad and requires iOS 8.0 or later.

** THE SUNRISE SUNSET SALE – 40% OFF FOR A LIMITED TIME **

The award-winning, best-selling calendar app has been redesigned and reimagined for iOS 8, including new features such as reminders, a new week view, and much more!

“Great iOS 7 update to my favorite iPhone calendar app. Looks great, works great, and now integrates iOS reminders.” – John Gruber (Daring Fireball)
“…if you need a pure replacement for the iPhone’s stock calendar-app, Fantastical 2 is your best bet.” – The Verge
“Fantastical is one of those apps that just works. Love it.” – Jim Dalrymple (The Loop)
“Fantastical is my new favorite iPhone app. It looks great, it works reliably, and, more importantly, it made managing my schedule better.” – MacStories
“Fantastical 2 is not only the absolute best calendar app on iOS, but the best reminders app as well.” – iMore

Just enter “Lunch with Elon in Palo Alto on Friday” and Fantastical 2 will schedule it! Or type in “todo buy milk at 5pm” and a reminder will alert you at 5PM! If your device supports dictation, you can speak the details for your event or reminder and Fantastical 2 will handle the rest.

ONE NEW APP, MANY NEW FEATURES
• Reminders!
– See your events and dated reminders together in the main list
– Add reminders directly from the Reminders list or new event screen – just flip the switch to toggle between events and reminders
– Set dates, times, and geofences (when I arrive/when I leave)

• Significant new parser features, including:
– Create reminders by starting your sentence with “reminder”, “todo”, “task”, or “remind me to”
– Expanded, expressive repeating events such as third Thursday of every month, every weekend, last weekday of the month, and more
– Create alerts with phrases such as “remind me tomorrow at 3PM”, “alert 1 hour before”, or “alarm 3PM”

• All-new event details, including a map to show your event’s locations and better repeating event options
• An elegant week view when you rotate your iPhone to landscape
• Background app updating allows events, reminders, and alerts to be pushed to Fantastical 2 even if you don’t launch the app very often
• An extended keyboard when creating new events or reminders, providing instant access to numbers and symbols for dates and times (only for 4″ screens or larger)
• Birthday options – tap on a birthday to see contact information or send a quick greeting
• TextExpander support
• Many other refinements and improvements

ADDING NEW EVENTS OR REMINDERS IS FUN
• The easiest and fastest way to add new events or reminders
• Just type in your details or use dictation and watch your words magically turn into an actual event or reminder!

THE FUTURE LOOKS BRIGHT
• Fantastical 2’s DayTicker is the efficient and enjoyable way to see your schedule
• The expansive and beautiful event list makes it easy to find your events
• Tap an event or reminder to show and edit its details
• Tap and hold an event to duplicate, move, or share
• Use search to instantly locate specific events or reminders
• View your Facebook events

FAST, FRIENDLY, AND FLEXIBLE
• Supports the same calendar services as the built-in Calendar app, including iCloud, Google Calendar, Exchange, and more!
• Fantastical 2 is fully localized in English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish
• Just type or speak your event or reminder in any of these languages and Fantastical will automatically understand
• 3D Touch, including Peek and Pop, for iPhone 6s and 6s Plus
• Accessibility support

iPhone/iPod Link: Fantastical 2 for iPhone – Calendar and Reminders – Flexibits Inc.

iPad Link: Fantastical 2 for iPhone – Calendar and Reminders – Flexibits Inc.

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