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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Stack N’ Puzzles App Review

Stack N’ Puzzles is not only hugely fun with its interactive completed vehicle puzzles and reconstructed town puzzle, but also provides support for first-words style early language development with the English language option turned on. The repeat play value of this app has brought my little ones back to this app again and again.

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Snowflake Station App Review

Snowflake Station lets your child create endless folded paper snowflakes to explore symmetry and spatial thinking in a fun, creative way! Whether using the pre-programmed snowflake workshops or creating free form flakes, this app provides a fun, informal, and more importantly – delightful – way to build early mathematical thinking skills.

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Move the Turtle App Review

Move the Turtle is a comprehensive, self-directed approach to learning a first computer programming language that will help to develop both general programming skills as well as encourage your child to practice logical and spatial thinking abilities. This first step for budding programmers is well designed and naturally engaging.

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Spanish Word Book and Puzzle Box HD App Review

Spanish Word Book and Puzzle Box HD is an incredibly engaging way to practice and reinforce early Spanish and puzzle solving skills for young learners. The combination of Spanish phonics AND Spanish letter names for spelling make this a rich, valuable option for building familiarity with the language through time-tested early literacy methods. The puzzles are awesome too, though not tied directly to Spanish vocabulary.

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1+2=3 Jungle Puzzle App Review

1+2=3 Jungle Puzzle is an app that can grow with your children from blank puzzle pieces through to early addition. This well-designed jungle-themed puzzle app is a joy for my children, and I love that the higher levels require multiple streams of though to solve the puzzles correctly.

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3D Puzzle for Kids App Review

3D Puzzle for Kids combines awesome design with a deeper-than-your-average-puzzle range of spatial and visual skills. This app has drawn in many of our family members in with its high replay value, appealing graphics and intriguing hands-on puzzle play. We highly recommend this unique puzzle app that is filled with a great deal of content (60 puzzles).

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Word Book and Puzzle Box HD App Review

Word Book and Puzzle Box HD contains a huge amount of highly motivating early literacy and spatial skills practice in an incredibly motivating format that my children adore. Whether spelling animal names or building jigsaw and shape-based puzzles, my three oldest children have worked industriously to earn the stars needed to elaborately and distinctly decorate their individual bedrooms. If the phonics were correct, I’d say this app would be a must-have for the early years - I hope someday they will be.

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Shapes & Puzzles by Pirate Trio App Review

We’ve been using Shapes & Puzzles by Pirate Trio for months and it has yet to be unseated as our favorite first tangrams/pattern block/shape puzzle app. It holds a permanent place of honor in my preschool-taming toolkit and is ALWAYS installed on our iDevices.

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