Montezuma Puzzle 4 Premium

“Montezuma Puzzle 4 Premium” is developed by ECO Pawel Jarosz. It is normally $0.99 and is free for a limited time. It does not contain in-app purchases. It is compatible with the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch and requires iOS 4.3 or later.

Montezuma Puzzle is a relaxing and logical tiling Puzzle game in the Ancient Aztec Empire scenery. Arrange the puzzle shapes in the right patterns. Sounds simple? Try out!

New version of this successful puzzler!

Thanks to our players and their support, the Game is even greater challenge and fun now!

Features:

-100 unique patterns to arrange
-easy and intuitive
-one touch control system
-delightful graphics and chill music
-unlimited hints

iPhone/iPod Link: Montezuma Puzzle 4 Premium – ECO Pawel Jarosz

iPad Link: Montezuma Puzzle 4 Premium – ECO Pawel Jarosz

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AWEsum Plus

“AWEsum Plus” is developed by NOMAD Apps. It is normally $1.99 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 4.3 or later.

***50% off through Christmas Day!*** By popular demand from teachers and parents, NOMAD, the creators of the award-winning casual game “AWEsum!”, now proudly present AWEsum Plus, a more skills-focused version of the action-packed puzzle game. Co-designed by a veteran K-12 math supervisor and a former console game designer, AWEsum Plus is a pedagogically sound technique for moving the human brain from concrete to abstract representations of numbers – the foundation cognitive principle for success in K-12 mathematics. In simpler terms, the types of thinking required in this game have been shown to mathematically attune students of all ages – and even adults! The object of the game is to guide and place a pair of falling number cubes onto other cubes below so that the single digits assigned to each cube, when added together, equal the game’s predetermined “AWEsum”. Correctly paired cubes result in their disappearance, preventing the “cube wall” from reaching the top of the board and ending the game. Receive scoring bonuses by power-dropping cubes, matching cube colors, or making multiple AWEsum pairs at once. The AWEsum changes periodically throughout the game – keeping you on your mathematical toes! Game speed progressively increases and “special” cubes with powerful cube-bursting features are introduced as periodic rewards to players who demonstrate proficiency. AWEsum Plus is extremely configurable, allowing the parent, teacher, or child to restrict the randomly appearing AWEsums and game speed to a certain range or single value, modify the appearance of Swap spheres and Special cubes, eliminate periodic piece drop to remove time constraints, etc. A Skills Assessment screen summarizes the user’s strengths & weaknesses. ——————————————————————– Game features: • Selectable cube wall height and starting level • Natural, fluid tap/drag/flick controls • Simple in-game instructions • Incredibly easy to learn, by all ages • Subtly hone rapid mental math skills while playing • Vibrant colors and backgrounds • Special cubes: Number Bomb, Double Arrows, Color Star • Earn big bonuses for clearing the board of cubes • Flick Swap spheres to destroy undesirable cubes • Accumulate more Swaps by pairing both falling cubes • High-quality stereo soundtrack and effects ——————————————————————– VISIT US AT: Web: http://www.nomadapps.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/nomadapps Twitter: @NOMAD_Apps

iPhone/iPod Link: AWEsum Plus – NOMAD Apps

iPad Link: AWEsum Plus – NOMAD Apps

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Play Phone by BabyFirst

“Play Phone by BabyFirst” is developed by BFTV, LLC. 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 4.3 or later.

Teach your child to dial, talk and text with BabyFirst’s Play Phone! Learn numbers, send emoticons, and have your baby converse with their favorite BabyFirst friends like Tillie, VocabuLarry, Sammy, Blossom and more.

Your child can interact with numbers and friendly characters, too. Play Phone brings the classic nursery toy to a new level with interactive features and cute animations.

The app provides three main game functions to bring your child fun and entertainment:

Dialing: Learn numbers with each touch of a digit, and hit send to say hello to different characters! Numbers are read out loud to children as they tap each key to introduce your young ones to the 123s!
Phone Book: Choose from ten of your little one’s favorite BabyFirst characters and “talk” to them! Three conversations per character are available. Loaded with cheerful and friendly animations.
Texting: Your baby can send emoticons and get character-based emoticons back! Choose from smiley faces, cute animals, and common objects to send to your child’s favorite BabyFirst characters.

* Allows baby to dial numbers and have “conversations”
* Provides an introduction to numbers 0-9
* Dozens of cute animations and sweet sounds
* Encourages coordination
* Visually stimulating and engaging
* Brought to you by the hit TV channel BabyFirst
* Parental lock keeps young ones out of your phone book and settings

Play phone is the perfect app for entertaining children in the car, store, at home, or anywhere at all! It keeps toddlers’ attention by letting them interact with numbers and TV characters.

Download today!

About BabyFirst: BabyFirst is a global TV network made just for babies, toddlers and parents. Developed by educational experts, all BabyFirst content is designed to introduce babies to basic building blocks from numbers and language to music and art. Look for BabyFirst in the U.S. on Comcast, DIRECTV, Dish Network, AT&T U-verse, and more. http://www.babyfirsttv.com

To find more trusted applications from the BabyFirst family of apps, search “BF123” in the App Store.

iPhone/iPod Link: Play Phone by BabyFirst – BFTV, LLC

iPad Link: Play Phone by BabyFirst – BFTV, LLC

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Fizzy’s Lunch Lab Fresh Pick

“Fizzy’s Lunch Lab Fresh Pick” is developed by PBS KIDS. 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.

ARE YOU THE NEXT LUNCH LABBER?
Professor Fizzy, star of the PBS KIDS web series, “Fizzy’s Lunch Lab,” is holding a competition to see who has what it take to be the next Lunch Labber! Think it’s going to be easy cheesy? Well think again! Take on 8 exciting challenges that will put your math and problem solving skills to the test. If you can navigate your way through the grocery store, come up with right amount of change in the check-out line, and successfully serve food to a room full of hungry customers, you may just have what it takes to become the next member of the Lunch Lab!

CHALLENGE SPECIFICS
• For kids ages 6-8, and Lunch Lab fans of all ages
• From the 3-time Emmy Nominated PBS KIDS Web Series, Fizzy’s Lunch Lab
• Combines video narratives with interactive challenges
• Covers math topics such as deductive reasoning, mapping, sorting and classifying
• Has self-leveling games that make the challenge specific to each user
• Funded by a Ready to Learn Grant from the US Department of Education

THE LUNCH LAB
For more on Fizzy and the rest of the Lunch Labbers, visit pbskids.org/lunchlab

DISCLAIMER
The contents of this mobile game were developed under a cooperative agreement, #PRU295A100025, from the U.S. Department of Education. However, those contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.

iPad Link: Fizzy’s Lunch Lab Fresh Pick – PBS KIDS

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Sight Words List – Learn to Read Flash Cards & Games

“Sight Words List – Learn to Read Flash Cards & Games” is developed by Innovative Mobile Apps. 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 4.3 or later.

“Fun, simple, and fully customizable. I can even create my own lists. Love it!” – iPhone Mom and Teacher

Help Your Child Learn to Read
Sight Words, also known as the Dolch List are an integral part in learning how to read. The Dolch Word list contains 315 words that are broken down into appropriate age groups. It is important for young readers to be able to instantly recognize these high frequency words in order to be proficient and fluent readers.

Why Sight Words from Alligator Apps? We believe that educational apps should be ridiculously fun, immensely educational, and affordable for all.
Fortunately, hundreds of thousands of parents agree and have turned us into one of the hottest app developers for kids on the iPad. 🙂

Ideal for Kids 1 – 4 Years Old

Alligator Apps User Stories:

“I love this app! It’s so awesome because you can make your own cards! And you can record your own voice. I made a card for my pet cat Byron. It’s so cute!”

“Must-have app! My daughter (23 months) loves the flashcards with the sounds as my wife and I have recorded our voices with the sounds each animal makes! Outstanding as whenever we ask our daughter if she wants to do words, she laughs and screams Yes! Keep up the excellent work and we look forward to more outstanding products!”

“Wonderful App! As a mom & as a certified Kindergarten teacher, I love this app. I use it with my infant twins daily & am brainstorming ways to use it with my students in the fall (specifically the shapes)!”

“I love this app. You can customize all the flashcards with your own voice plus add your own. My baby loves it and his older siblings had so much fun recording their voices to the animal flashcards along with silly animal sounds. It is probably one if the most fun baby apps available.”

Why you and your kids will love this app:

• Add your own cards – you can add an unlimited number of new words and record your own voice

• Add new lists – you can add and group flash cards into customizable lists which is ideal for learning

• Fun & engaging voice artist keeps kids engaged

• The application works both in portrait and landscape mode

• 5 unique game modes from easy (2 words only) to challenging (6 words per page)

• Support three learning modes i. new word on click with audio ii. new word on click with no default audio iii. new word on swipe with audio on click

• Fully customizable font size, font color, spelling (upper case, lower case, etc.)

• Unique continuous looping feature so you can go through hundreds of flashcards automatically

• Customizable speed – you decide how fast to go from flashcard to flashcard

• Infant mode – includes ability to select extra large font size and red font color (ideal for babies less than 12 months of age)

• Don’t want to teach a given word? No problem, just delete the card

• Multi-sensory learning tool – combining audio, voice, and written words

• Backup, synch, and share your custom flashcards via Dropbox integration

Unprecedented Heroic Support

Heroic Support is not just what we do. It’s really what makes us, well, us. It’s that drive to make a difference in your life – no matter how big or small. Really, it’s our way of life because we want you to be our customer for a lifetime of fun and learning.

Have questions? We are here to help. Email us at support@alligatorapps.com

iPhone/iPod Link: Sight Words List – Learn to Read Flash Cards & Games – Innovative Mobile Apps

iPad Link: Sight Words List – Learn to Read Flash Cards & Games – Innovative Mobile Apps

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PanPaTan

“PanPaTan” is developed by Mosster. It is normally $2.99 and is on sale for $1.99 for a limited time. It does not contain in-app purchases. It is only compatible with the iPad and requires iOS 4.3 or later.

Four Giant Siblings play together in a band, bringing music and fun to a big magical city. They will explore the city and turn everything they find from buildings to towers with helicopters into instruments to play a fun melodic tune.

PanPaTan was designed for little minds to explore musical sounds while using the screen device in a different way. PanPaTan encourages kids to use other movements, apart from clicking such as dragging a xylophone on a building or strumming carriages. The best part of PanPaTan is that it allows four players at one time to play instruments together, producing a wonderful tune and encouraging sharing! We guarantee that the tune is musical and not just banging drums and noise!

PanPaTan will definitely get your little ones smiling and dancing along with the Four Giant Siblings.

Features:
– No in app purchases
– Advertising free
– Designed for toddlers but enjoyable for kids 2+ as well
– Multiplayer promoting togetherness and sharing
– Original music with pleasant and melodic sounds
– Handmade, inspiring and fun characters design
– 16 musical instruments with 24 possible combinations of musicians and sounds
– Simple play, with self directed exploration or parent guided exploration

Our app encourages:
– Playing with other kids that owns Mosster apps as apps all work together musically
– Playing with real musical toys, which are usually in tune with the same scale we used for our music apps

About Mosster Toys:
At Mosster we want to transform phones and tablets into real world toys that kids can use to play with their friends and explore the world around them.

“We believe real toys have always been incredibly important social tools for the development of children. And that’s something we are trying to bring to our digital medium”.

Featuring professional animation, artwork and music by award winning artists, our uniquely designed and handmade apps are designed to encourage parent interaction and promote a child’s engagement outside of the mobile device. Developed with intuitive ease of use, these digital products keep children entertained as they engage with quirky characters in a fascinating world.

iPad Link: PanPaTan – Mosster

Source: Smart Apps For Kids

Alphabetics

“Alphabetics” is developed by For Dyslexia S.L. It is normally $3.99 and is on sale for $0.99 for a limited time. It does not contain in-app purchases. It is compatible with the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch and requires iOS 4.3 or later.

*** Learn the sounds and shapes of letters of the alphabet with MULTISENSORY games! ***
*** Developed in collaboration with experts in the field of education and reading difficulties. ***

Alphabetics will capture the attention of your child while she or he plays games that teach the shapes and sounds of the alphabet. It is a wonderful app for phonemic awareness and shape recognition!

Also a terrific app for English Language Learners (ELL)!

Phonemes are the smallest units of sound in language and are an important step for learning how to read. Children will learn the most common phoneme of each letter of the alphabet with Alphabetics.

Alphabetics is now includes illustrations for older children, but if you are struggling with beginning reading skills, it can be used at any age.

ForDyslexia has done its best to assure the effectiveness of the app by consulting scientific and educational experts in the field of dyslexia. We are especially grateful to the mentorship provided by Dr. Guinevere Eden, Immediate Past President of the International Dyslexia Association and Director of the Center for the Study of Learning at Georgetown University.

What is taught:
•The shape and principal sound of each letter of the alphabet.

How it is taught:
•Through a series of simple games, children will hear, trace, pronounce and identify the letters. The letters are introduced in 6 small sets. After they complete a series of multisensory exercises, they are quizzed on their understanding of the concepts and it is recorded in the Progress Report in the Parents Zone.

How teachers and parents can use the app:
•Through individualized Progress Reports teachers and parents can monitor what children have learned for each letter of the alphabet and how long it has taken them to master them.

This app is appropriate to use with children who have dyslexia because, as Margaret Byrd Rawson, former President of the International Dyslexia Association (IDA), put so well:
“Dyslexic students need a different approach to learning language from that employed in most classrooms. They need to be taught, slowly and thoroughly, the basic elements of their language—the sounds and the letters which represent them—and how to put these together and take them apart. They have to have lots of practice in having their writing hands, eyes, ears, and voices working together for conscious organization and retention of their learning.”

We love getting feedback from our users. If you have any comments or questions, please send them to suggestionbox@fordyslexia.com

Copyright 2013 ForDyslexia, S.L.

iPhone/iPod Link: Alphabetics – For Dyslexia S.L.

iPad Link: Alphabetics – For Dyslexia S.L.

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Alphabetics Free

“Alphabetics Free” is developed by For Dyslexia S.L. It is free to download and does not contain in-app purchases. It is compatible with the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPhone and requires iOS 4.3 or later.

*** Learn the sounds and shapes of letters of the alphabet with MULTISENSORY games! ***
*** Developed in collaboration with experts in the field of education and reading difficulties. ***

Alphabetics will capture the attention of your child while she or he plays games that teach the shapes and sounds of the alphabet. It is a wonderful app for phonemic awareness and shape recognition!

Also a terrific app for English Language Learners (ELL)!

Phonemes are the smallest units of sound in language and are an important step for learning how to read. Children will learn the most common phoneme of each letter of the alphabet with Alphabetics.

Alphabetics is now includes illustrations for older children, but if you are struggling with beginning reading skills, it can be used at any age.

ForDyslexia has done its best to assure the effectiveness of the app by consulting scientific and educational experts in the field of dyslexia. We are especially grateful to the mentorship provided by Dr. Guinevere Eden, Immediate Past President of the International Dyslexia Association and Director of the Center for the Study of Learning at Georgetown University.

What is taught:
•The shape and principal sound of each letter of the alphabet.

How it is taught:
•Through a series of simple games, children will hear, trace, pronounce and identify the letters. The letters are introduced in 6 small sets. After they complete a series of multisensory exercises, they are quizzed on their understanding of the concepts and it is recorded in the Progress Report in the Parents Zone.

How teachers and parents can use the app:
•Through individualized Progress Reports teachers and parents can monitor what children have learned for each letter of the alphabet and how long it has taken them to master them.

This app is appropriate to use with children who have dyslexia because, as Margaret Byrd Rawson, former President of the International Dyslexia Association (IDA), put so well:
“Dyslexic students need a different approach to learning language from that employed in most classrooms. They need to be taught, slowly and thoroughly, the basic elements of their language—the sounds and the letters which represent them—and how to put these together and take them apart. They have to have lots of practice in having their writing hands, eyes, ears, and voices working together for conscious organization and retention of their learning.”

We love getting feedback from our users. If you have any comments or questions, please send them to suggestionbox@fordyslexia.com

Copyright 2013 ForDyslexia, S.L.

iPhone/iPod Link: Alphabetics Free – For Dyslexia S.L.

iPad Link: Alphabetics Free – For Dyslexia S.L.

Source: Smart Apps For Kids

TVOKids Hop Frog Hop

“TVOKids Hop Frog Hop” is developed by TVO Apps. 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.

Hop, Frog, Hop, helps strengthen your child’s working memory skills. Working memory has been found to be strongly linked to many cognitive tasks, such as reading, writing and math. Research shows that improving working memory improves the opportunities for learning!

About TVOKids
Ontarians rate TVOKids as the most trusted and most educational media brand in Canada when it comes to delivering content to children. TVOKids is available on-air and online at TVOKids.com, an award-winning website that’s home to over 160 educational games that help make learning fun. All TVOKids games and activities are based on the Ontario school curriculum, are student and teacher-tested and are developed in collaboration with TVO’s on-staff educator and other experts from across the province.

iPad Link: TVOKids Hop Frog Hop – TVO Apps

Source: Smart Apps For Kids

Sushi Monster

“Sushi Monster” is developed by Scholastic. 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 4.3 or later.

Meet Sushi Monster! Scholastic’s new 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

Privacy Policy: http://www.scholastic.com/privacy.htm

Developer: Scholastic Inc., 557 Broadway, New York, New York 10012, 800-SCHOLASTIC, custserv@scholastic.com

iPhone/iPod Link: Sushi Monster – Scholastic

iPad Link: Sushi Monster – Scholastic

Source: Smart Apps For Kids