The Jellybean Tunes App Report 61

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Happy New Year! The app report is kicking it off in style with some great giveaways and wonderful new apps from our family-friendly app network.

Please take a moment to read the full app descriptions, and to screen the apps you download, in order to fully understand the features and elements in the app. If you find an app you like, please write a review.

If you are a developer with news or an app to announce, visit the information page.

- Garry Froehlich | Jellybean Tunes

News

Smart Apps for Kids New Years Giveaway: An iPad Mini!

"It's a brand new year and what better way to celebrate 2013 than with a brand new iPad Mini giveaway! Some of you may have been lucky enough to receive one of these scrumptious devices for Christmas. You'll know then what I'm talking about when I say the Mini is light, slim, cute, powerful and AWESOME. But for the rest of you, those without an iPad Mini, this could be your lucky year. Start off the year with a really good intention; enter this giveaway."

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iPad Mini & 2 iPod Shuffles Giveaway

The Blue Jackal is also hosting a giveaway for an iPad Mini. Plus they are offering free gift codes for their new app "The Blue Jackal in America" - simply email them to request one.

Details at the Blue Jackal's Facebook page.

Smart Apps for Kids Open House for Developers

Developers - do you have a deal or giveaway and want to reach out to the readers of Smart Apps for Kids? Now you can! Just join in on the daily Open House post. Please be sure to read the rules before participating.

Open House Pages

Apps for Little Ones

Fire Station

Fire Station

by Jumpseewow, Inc.

Join Clover the Bunny and explore the world of the Fire Station. Swipe and tap to discover the Fire Station videos and animations. Fire Station enables children to watch short, documentary videos about fire vehicles, firefighters, their uniforms, equipment and more. Fire Station provides real world learning and lots of fun. Fire Station features original illustrations and whimsical animations. More than 25 minutes of videos. For children ages 3+.

iPhone and iPad: $2.99


Monster Vs Robot JigSaw Puzzles - Animated Kids Puzzle Fun with Monsters and Robots!

Monster Vs Robot JigSaw Puzzles - Animated Kids Puzzle Fun with Monsters and Robots!

by Apps Kids Love - LLC

Monster Vs Robot JigSaw combines high quality cartoon animations and the classic JigSaw puzzles that kids love! After each puzzle is completed a fun animation plays and kids enthusiastically play each one to see what the crazy monsters and robots do next.

iPhone and iPad: Free + $1.99 In-App Purchase


Jigsaw Zoo Animal Puzzle - Animated Puzzles for Kids with Funny Cartoon Animals!

Jigsaw Zoo Animal Puzzle - Animated Puzzles for Kids with Funny Cartoon Animals!

by Apps Kids Love - LLC

Kids love these hilarious animated cartoon puzzles! Jigsaw Zoo is a fully animated collection of comical jigsaw puzzles for kids. No kids puzzle has ever done this much!

iPhone and iPad: Free + $1.99 In-App Purchase


ART ABC HD

ART ABC

by appsasia

Art ABC introduces little learners to the alphabet in an entertaining, engaging, beautifully illustrated manner. With backgrounds drawn from famous fine art paintings, a soothing narrator, and interactive elements that encourage exploration, Art ABC is a learning app that parents can feel good about. (Watch Video)

iPhone: $0.99, iPad: $0.99


DwellStudio - Good Morning TOUCAN, Goodnight OWL

DwellStudio - Good Morning TOUCAN, Goodnight OWL

by CJ Educations

Toddlers, preschoolers and parents alike will all fall in love with the charming animals in this two-in-one app. Start your child's day with "good morning, TOUCAN", showcasing brightly colored, rainforest animals welcoming a brand new day. Then tuck your little one in for the night with "goodnight, Owl" as Owl visits each of his sleepy woodland friends to tell them goodnight.

iPad: $3.99


Learning World : Flashcards N Puzzles for iPad

Learning World : Flashcards N Puzzles for iPad

by AppStars Studio

Designed (by parents!) exclusively for kids 1-6 years old. Great for preschool, kindergarten to 1st grade children! Learning World (by Appstar Studio) is a great tool to help children (and even babies) learn basics of English . If you have a preschool, kindergarten to 1st grade children, Learning World is a must have. Learning World lets you keep a child learn and play at the same time through a variety of games like Interactive Quizzes and brain healing Puzzles.

iPhone: Free, iPad: Free


Hushabye – Heartbeat, Lullaby, and Natural Water White Noise for Baby Sleep

Hushabye - Heartbeat, Lullaby, and Natural Water White Noise for Baby Sleep

by Mingus & Moko

HUSHABYE is the essential App to calm your baby. Designed by a Mum, this App allows the user to create a customized mix of real heartbeat and natural flowing water sounds, with a unique option to record your own lullaby. Hushabye features white noise generated from natural flowing water, sourced from the purest springs, rivers and tides in New Zealand and Scotland. Through a unique blend of heartbeat, white noise, and mother's voice, Hushabye recreates the sonic ambience of the womb.

iPhone and iPad: $2.99


Books

Hedgehog Book

Hedgehog Book

by Ardozia

The Hedgehog Book is not only about reading. It's about reading while playing with the stories. With an innovative approach for navigation, there's no back or next page action, each story is like a puzzle and the challenge is to get children appreciating the scenes looking carefully at what is being showed. The stories Daisy Girl, Volcano Coffee Pot and Banana Flower have an original soundtrack and voice over designed to stimulate senses and keep attention focused. (Watch Video)

iPad: $1.99


Simms Taback children's Book Collection

Simms Taback children's Book Collection

by CJ Educations

Apps for 2-4 years old children with five sets of whimsical animals, each in its own setting. Based on the beloved books by Caldecott award-winning illustrator Simms Taback and acclaimed children's author Harriet Ziefert, with special collaboration by CJ Educations and Blue Apple Books.

iPad: $6.99


Games

Mom vs Bad

Mom vs Bad

by Digit Entertainment LLC

A fun game that makes Mom the hero she is! Join Mom on her adventures as she battles BAD and rescues some pets in peril! Trouble is afoot and cats are falling from the skies! Can Mom help rescue the falling felines by throwing them parachutes so they safely land on the ground? It's up to you to decide! (Watch Video)

iPhone and iPad: Free + In-App Purchases


Holiday Rider

Holiday Rider

by BRIGHTdriver

Holiday Rider is a trivia game, which tests your holiday knowledge and makes car time fun again. Whether you're by yourself or with the whole family, it's a great way to get into the holiday spirit. Forget, visual and physical distractions, you can test your holiday knowledge using only your voice. As dads, we wanted to create entertainment we could enjoy on our daily commute or as a family. Rather than having our kids tune out to DVD's in the back seat, they can chime in on question.

iPhone: Free


Literacy

Simplex Spelling Phonics - Advanced Phonograms

Simplex Spelling Phonics - Advanced Phonograms

by Pyxwise Software Inc.

Simplex Spelling is one of the best ways to improve English spelling and reading skills. Using a powerful combination of phonics lessons, spelling/word patterns, syllabication, our unique "reverse phonics" (phonics encoding) approach and contextually relevant spelling rules.

iPhone and iPad: $2.99 (40% off)


Sight Words for Kids

Sight Words for Kids

by Nimble Minds

Children will learn the sight words and names of the objects they find in their everyday environments. They will also learn about the different everyday situations/places they encounter in a typical day or will encounter as they grow up. Children learn new words for objects with respect to their environments in which they exist. At the same time, they also understand the relationship of one object with another. (Watch Video)

iPhone and iPad: $2.99, Google Play: $3.99


Math

Patterns by EdNinja

Patterns by EdNinja

by EdNinja

Patterns is an educational game developed by special education professionals designed to help children improve their pattern recognition skills and overall early math skills. The objective of the game is for the player to compare, relate and select an element from a set of images in order to complete a pattern formed by objects, contours and colors.

iPad: $3.99


Splash Money: Counting Coins and Bills [Free]

Splash Money - Counting Coins and Bills [Free]

by StudyPad

Is it time to get your kids started with learning about coins and bills? With Splash Money, start your kid's learning about money from the basic identification of coins & bills to making change. Splash Money includes engaging lessons with natural voice-over and follow-up quizzes that helps students score well in their benchmark and state tests.

iPad: Free + $4.99 In-App Purchase


Geometry Quest

by Bugaboo Math Games For Kids

Attention All Passengers! Board the plane and begin your quest! With Geometry Quest you travel the world solving geometry problems that increase in difficulty with each city. Your worldly adventure will cover geometry concepts such as categorization of shapes, area, perimeter, lines, types of angles, angle measurement, volume, circumference, coordinates, symmetry and the Pythagorean Theorem. Over 190 problems from simple geometry vocabulary to middle-school level concepts.

Google Play: $1.96, Amazon: $1.99


4 Dice: Fraction Games

4 Dice: Fraction Games

by Math File Folder Games

4 Dice: Fraction Games is a math app for middle school and upper elementary students. The goal of the game is to present fractions in a way that is both conducive to learning and fun.

iPhone and iPad: Free


Special Needs

Emotion Cards

Emotion Cards

by Proteon Software

A broad selection of pictures of emotions helps a child find the emotion they're feeling, and express it to a parent or teacher. Emotion Cards has recently received a sizable update. Emotion Cards had audio added for all 81 PECS, so now a nonverbal child can tap the audio button to get the name of the emotion played. It also now includes a show/hide function, so when doing an emotion program or quiz, you can hide the label for all of the emotions. This allows you to show the picture of the emotion to a child, and have them name the emotion.

iPhone: $0.99


Writing

Story Spark - spark creativity in your writing

Story Spark - spark creativity in your writing

by Thinkamingo

Great for the reluctant writer, young and old. Are you worried about what people may say or think about your original story idea? Story Spark can help. Express your creativity by expanding on the Story Spark prompt. Build your creative writing skills by elaborating and embellishing on the trillions of prompts contained in Story Spark.

iPhone and iPad: $2.99


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