The Jellybean Tunes App Report 80: What is the Terrifying Building in Eyeville?

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How do you explain cancer to a child? The Terrifying Building in Eyeville offers an allegorical tale to ease that conversation. Apps Kids Love returns with Cars Jigsaw Puzzles, the latest in their popular line of animated puzzles. Challenge your child or yourself with Blocks Rock! from Zephyr Games (developers of Math Evolve along with Interaction Education). Plus, a curated youtube app for children, an introduction to animals and climate zones, and a news magazine for kids this week in apps from our family-friendly app network.

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- Garry Froehlich | Jellybean Tunes

Apps for Little Ones

Cars Jigsaw Puzzles for Kids with Fun Car and Truck Cartoons

Cars Jigsaw Puzzles

by Apps Kids Love - LLC

Cars Jigsaw Puzzles 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 learn how the cars work and what they will do next.

iPhone and iPad: Free + $0.99 In-App Purchase


Alphabeasties

Alphabeasties

by CJ Educations

Alphabeasties Amazing Activities is an interactive version of the original follow-up activity book, created by award-winning graphic designers Sharon Werner and Sarah Forss. From an alligator made from the letter A to a yak made from Ys, Alphabeasties Amazing Activities includes 26 original letter tracing - beastie revealing activities, 26 uniquely interactive coloring, sticker, and activity pages, with a full bonus set of animated flashcards.

iPad: $3.99


100 Trucks

100 Trucks

by Whyse ApS

Know a child who love to look at and talk about large trucks? We've got them! 100+ high quality truck photos. Videos of trucks in action.

iPhone and iPad: $0.99 + $0.99 In-App Purchase


Shiny Party

Shiny Party

by Shiny Things

Charlie and Alice are throwing a surprise birthday party for their friend, Ralph! Can you help them throw a party to remember? Shiny Party is a learning tool for 2-5 year olds, providing a fun and engaging way for children to explore vital early mathematics concepts. As children play Shiny Party they will be practicing essential basic geometry skills, but they'll never know that they're learning!

iPhone and iPad: $2.99


Toonia Colorbook - Color Animals, Monsters, Aliens, Robots, Trains, Flowers and More - FREE Coloring Book App for Kids

Toonia Colorbook

by 3fs

Toonia Colorbook turns your iPad into a beautiful coloring book with 48 Toonia designed coloring pages in 6 themes. Each theme comes with a unique selection of crayons for your children to discover and combine in any way they like. Toonia Colorbook also supports multi-touch so your kids can color together with friends or siblings and learn about the importance of cooperation and the joy of sharing. The more fingers the merrier! (Watch Video)

iPad: Free + $0.99 In-App Purchase


ChildrenTV

ChildrenTV

by CyberWalkAbout

With more than 1,000 videos and growing, the app provides a fun way to keep kids both occupied and educated during long car rides. ChildrenTV is carefully designed and tailored for kids age 2-10 years old. Cute and colorful graphics, an array of entertaining cartoons in 10 languages, together with a kid-friendly interface make ChildrenTV a great addition to a child's iPhone library. (Watch Video)

iPhone and iPad: Free


Books

The Terrifying Building in Eyeville

The Terrifying Building in Eyeville

by Joel Grondrup

The purpose of this story is to give parents and grandparents the opportunity to explain to children what cancer is - through colorful storytelling. This isn't a perfect allegory for the nature of cancer, and the goal is that the child won't even realize that the story is about the illness. In this way, it's up to parents to explain what the story can represent. Thus, the story also works as a good children's story. (Watch Video)

iPhone and iPad: $0.99


Daniel and the Lions' Den

Daniel and the Lions' Den

by NEST Family Apps

Read the enduring story of Daniel's powerful faith during his time in the den of lions, brought to you by NEST Learning - recognized by Parenting Magazine and The Parents' Choice Foundation. This enlightening story is enhanced with educational moments. Enjoy reflective family study with NEST Family Chat. It is also a wonderful teaching aid, the source material for this app has received the highest rating from Practical Homeschooling.

iPhone and iPad: $2.99, Google Play: $2.99, Amazon: $2.99, Nook: $2.99


Games

Blocks Rock! - A Fun Puzzle Game for Kids

Blocks Rock! - A Fun Puzzle Game for Kids

by Zephyr Games

From the minds of middle school students, to their classroom, to a board game - Blocks Rock! has arrived on the app store and is ready to bring the puzzles and fun to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. Blocks Rock! is a great way to challenge the growing minds of elementary school kids - and big "kids" who want to keep their minds sharp! Blocks Rock! is suitable for ages 5 and up and involves color and shape identification, visual perception structure coordination and computation.

iPhone and iPad: Free + In-App Purchases from $0.99 to $1.99


Wubbzy's Mash-Em Fun

Wubbzy's Mash-Em Fun

by Cupcake Digital

Get ready to Mash-Em! The Robot-Cluck 3000 and hundreds of robo-chicks are on the loose and it's up to you to save Wuzzleburg! Pick up a mallet and tap, tap, tap to mash! Mash-Em Fun is Wubbtastic gameplay with two levels to challenge kids of all ages. You'll love the bright graphics, awesome sound effects and easy-to-play interaction. a

iPhone and iPad: $1.99, Google Play: $1.99, Amazon: $1.99


Kids Boats

Kids Boats

by Pyjamas Apps

Pyjamas Apps - a team creating educational games for kids - just released Kids Boats. In the game players will need to maneuver a paper boat in the river collecting stars, messages in the bottles and evading obstacles. The game introduces kids to different climate zones and animals living there - so they will learn to recognize different animals and environments. A variety of control options develops fine motor skill and allows selecting the most comfortable one for every child. (Watch Video)

iPhone and iPad: Free + $0.99 In-App Purchase


Magazines

News-O-Matic, Daily for Kids

News-o-matic, daily for kids

by Press4Kids

News-O-Matic is an exciting and fun newspaper for kids! Kids will love reading every day about current events, including sports, science and much more. They will love playing fun & new educational games every day all in an interactive and safe environment. A child-psychologist vets every article!

iPad: Free + In-App Subscriptions from $1.99 to $49.99


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