Alphabet Aquarium App Review

Alphabet Aquarium is a bright and colorful puzzle-based alphabet app that contains a HUGE number of alphabet puzzles.  With 4 different puzzle types there are104 educational puzzles in all!  With lots of alphabet words and sentences included, the app also makes a nice first-words alphabet storybook that’s driven by puzzle completion.

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Reading Raven App Review

Finally – a seriously educational app that leads children from early phonological awareness and phonics right up to reading full sentences while integrating printing skills and teaching through games. Reading Raven is an incredible learn-to-read app, easily the best I’ve encountered to date in the App Store. I’m in love, and so are my kids.

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Meek-a-Moo App Review

Meek-a-Moo is a fun-filled, bi-lingual (English/Spanish) app for toddlers and preschoolers including both an interactive first-words style storybook and a playful peek-a-boo game. By using visual and auditory discrimination your child can identify forty animals across four colorful settings. Cheerful characters, rich realistic animal sound effects, and gorgeous design make this app a delight to play together with little ones.

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Barn Door Four: Home Edition App Review

Barn Door Four: Home Edition includes a wealth of economically priced, well-designed exercises (29 in all) targeting fine motor skills, visual performance, communication, and sequencing designed to support children with autism and other developmental delays.  Parents will appreciate the ability to engage their child with a large collection of activities, create customized lesson plans, and to generate a wide range of reports (full version only).

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Emotions, Feelings & Colors App Review

Emotions, Feelings and Colors ! helps to develop positive social skills and awareness of the feelings of others along with a coloring activity that helps children practice virtual color mixing and matching skills. With rich parental tracking features, animated examples, and fun rewards for children – this app is at home both with preschoolers and special needs children.

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Play Foods: Words

Play Words: Foods is a cute, multilingual (English, Spanish, Portuguese) first words app for the toddler set that focuses on common fruit and vegetable names. While filled with quality art and playful feedback, the app still needs some tweaks to see it live up to its full potential.

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Native Numbers App Review

Native Numbers goes far beyond your standard flashcards or object counting app by developing a rich, integrated understanding of quantity and numbers through 25 comprehensive activities that incorporate a wide range of educational approaches. This is the kind of app that should really be the standard for interactive education, but sadly, is almost impossible to find. I’m so glad that it’s been developed!

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Interactive Alphabet ABCs App Review

Interactive Alphabet ABCs is a classic alphabet app, containing everything a parent could want in a digital ABC book while having clear, simple navigation that even toddlers can work with. Letter names, letter sounds, the alphabet song – its all here and its all done well. There’s a reason Interactive Alphabet has remained a top seller in the App Store for years.

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Counting Bees App Review

Counting Bees is a uniquely interactive and fun approach to counting and early number recognition from 1-20. This high quality app encourages a relaxed way of playing in a number-enhanced environment and is also multi-lingual, allowing your child to explore counting in eight languages.

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The Beginner’s Bible App Review

With The Beginner’s Bible now available as an iPad app, I’ll finally be able to stop buying replacement copies of our well-worn print version of this book. Whether used as a Bible story primer for preschoolers or as a reader for emerging readers just stepping into their own Bible reading times, this book-turned app is a fine choice. The inclusion of additional coloring pages, puzzles, and activities is an added bonus!

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Pocket Charts! Pro App Review

Pocket Charts! Pro is an amazing value with twenty distinct, hands-on educational activities in total. Ranging from preschool through to grade 1 skills, the activities in this app combine the traditional and effective methodology of pocket charts without the muss, fuss, pieces, or set-up time AND it’s lap-sized for friendly sharing between parent and child!

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i Learn With Boing: Ocean Adventures! App Review

i Learn With Boing: Ocean Adventures! is an excellent addition to the integrated i Learn With series of early educational apps. With three educational mini-games related to early language development skills (vocabulary, listening comprehension, and sentence formation as well as skills like categorization and spatial awareness), this high-quality app with virtual rewards and tracking for parents has been a winner here at our house.

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ABC Day App Review

ABC Day contains a sweet variety of early literacy activities that are cute and nicely designed for young children. The navigational options and inclusion of both lower and upper case, letter names and phonics, alphabet book, song, and tracing practice will make this app a great comprehensive choice for Pre/K once a few more kinks are worked out. Keep an eye on this one.

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Let’s Make a Rhyme App Review

Let’s Make a Rhyme has a lot of potential in not only introducing and reinforcing classic nursery rhymes with young children, but also in gently introducing older children to writing their own poetry by switching out parts of the rhymes with their own text. It does need some polishing but my children really love customizing their own nursery rhyme books by modifying drawings of the characters.

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