The Jellybean Tunes App Report 71: From ABC to DNA

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Read a Little Critter book, play with Nisse, and learn about gene transcription with new apps from our family-friendly app network.

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- Garry Froehlich | Jellybean Tunes

News

Dandelion Moms Project Kindness for National Reading Month

"Recently, we created the dandelion moms project kindness to help spread kindness and loveliness in the world. This month we are helping to fund a much-needed library for a small town in the Dominican Republic. They are in need of new or gently used books and games and contributions. Even $1 is helpful!"

Read More at dandelionmoms.com


Apps for Little Ones

Nisse Playful

Nisse Playful

by Morningdew Media

Nisse Playful is an app for kids age 1-4, where they will discover colors, forms and numbers. Count cookies, fruits, bugs, flowers and much more. Nisse tells you what he wants in his bowl, and you drag the correct item / items to the bowl. Fix Nisse's fence with different forms; like triangle, square etc. The app is localized with English and Swedish voices. (Watch Video)

iPhone and iPad: $1.99


Alphabet Animals: a slide-and-peek adventure is an enchanting picture app, kids will love to learn from. This app teaches animal names, alphabets and their shapes to kids; by Suse MacDonald (iPad version, by Auryn Apps)

Alphabet Animals

by Auryn Inc.

In this app, animals - from an Alligator to a Zebra - take the shapes of all the letters in the alphabet. Each animal represents a different letter - but what could it be? To find the answer, children can tap on the Animal to hear its name, tap to Pull the card and hear the Alphabet. This app is simple enough for children to learn their ABC's and expand their vocabulary while giving parents the visual treat of Suse MacDonald's unique artwork.

iPad: $1.99


Toys Puzzles for Kids - Fun Learning Puzzle for Kids

Animal Puzzles for Kids - Fun Learning Puzzle for Kids

by Mayuir Sidhpara

Children love Jigsaw puzzles! Toys Puzzles for Kids is a jigsaw puzzle designed especially for little children aged between 2 to 6, as this is the best time to develop a child's logical thinking and visual memory. Toys Puzzles for Kids provides a number of interesting toys/objects.

iPad: $1.99


Books

Happy Easter, Little Critter

Happy Easter, Little Critter

by Oceanhouse Media

It's Easter and Little Critter is ready to celebrate! Join Little Critter and his family as they enjoy traditional Easter activities. Plus, go on your very own Easter egg hunt to find 100 eggs hidden throughout this charming story. Can you find all 100?

iPhone and iPad: $0.99, Google Play: $1.00


Just Me and My Little Brother - Little Critter

Just Me and My Little Brother - Little Critter

by Oceanhouse Media

Little Critter is looking forward to all the fun things he can do with his little brother. They'll go trick-or-treating on Halloween, ride bikes, build a snowman, watch spooky shows on TV, and more. Little Critter is eager to share these exciting experiences with his brother, but he'll have to wait since his baby brother must first learn how to walk!

iPhone and iPad: $0.99, Google Play: $1.00


Science

OnScreen DNA Replication

OnScreen DNA Replication

by OnScreen Science, Inc

OnScreen DNA Replication shows all of the steps (indicating the corresponding enzymes responsible for those steps) necessary for one double helix to become two identical to the original. No other simulation, app or internet, shows what happens in DNA replication as thoroughly. Through the use of engaging 3D animations with a virtual double helix model (not a 2D ladder) it makes clear and memorable how DNA daughter strands are constructed nucleotide by nucleotide in replication.

iPad: $2.99


OnScreen Gene Transcription

OnScreen Gene Transcription

by OnScreen Science, Inc

OnScreen Gene Transcription shows how DNA's genetic code actually works. By the use of engaging 3D animations with a virtual double helix model it makes clear and memorable how a recipe for a protein stored in a gene is made available for use by being copied nucleotide by nucleotide in the construction of a messenger RNA molecule. Students from middle school on up can learn from the app, as no advanced knowledge of chemistry is assumed. Looks great on iPad Mini as well as "full-sized" iPads.

iPad: $2.99


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