The Jellybean Tunes App Report 85: Kick Back and Play in the Sand

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Summer is approaching and while it is still raining here in the land of Jellybean Tunes, we can dream of the beach with the relaxing and free Sand Drawing by Timbuktu. Back from the beach there are plenty of apps to keep kids minds sharp this summer such as Sky Fish Phonics, Rough Science, Fourth Grade Learning Games and more this week 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.

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- Garry Froehlich | Jellybean Tunes

News

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Melissa Northway gets the scoop on the prolific Anlock Apps, the weekly App Friday deals, and a sneek peak at the new Know What's Inside program from Moms With Apps.

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Books

Rumpelstiltskin by Fairytale Studios

Rumpelstiltskin by Fairytale Studios

by Fairytale Studios

Relive the magic of your childhood with the classic story of Rumpelstiltskin. Discover the moving picture book and a completely new take on storytelling. The vintage illustrations come to life with modern technology and take you through a series of games to complement the story. The color transformations of the black and white images are truly special as many of George Halkett's illustrations have never before been seen in color.

iPhone and iPad: $2.99


Catalogues

AppStar Picks: Best Apps for Kids Reviews

AppStar Picks: Best Apps for Kids Reviews

by AppGrade

AppStar Picks is back with version 2.0, featuring new reviews from many of your favorite kids app sites including Fun Educational Apps and the iMums. It includes over 400 top quality app reviews (listed by category) for kids of all ages - from toddlers to teenagers. Now with a much-loved Matching Game!

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


Creative Play

Sand Drawing - by Timbuktu

Sand Drawing - by Timbuktu

by Timbuktu Labs, Inc.

Relax on the beach and draw in the sand! Let the sound of the sea inspire your creativity and explore open-ended drawing possibilities with fun tools and decorations.

iPhone and iPad: Free


General Education

Fourth Grade Learning Games

Fourth Grade Learning Games

by Kevin Bradford

10 all-new educational mini-games for 4th Graders! Help them learn important topics like fractions, spelling, graphs, division, geometry, grammar and more all while they are playing fun and engaging mini-games. They won't even realize they're learning important 4th grade concepts as they fly spaceships, race cars, and throw darts. All 10 games are designed using real fourth grade curriculums and are modeled after Common Core State Standards. This version includes 3 games provided for free, you may unlock all 10 through a simple in-app purchase.

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


Literacy

Sky Fish Phonics

Sky Fish Phonics

by Knowbility

Spark your child's love of reading with an adventure unlike any other! Sky Fish Phonics is a dazzling learn-to-read game that guides your child through our rock-solid curriculum at their own personal pace. Designed by experts. Loved by kids. Prized by parents like you.

iPad: $0.99


Math

My Dear Aunt Sally

My Dear Aunt Sally

by RD Imagine

"My Dear Aunt Sally" comes to life in a new educational app created by award-winning author Ron Larson, Ph.D. Students in grades 2-8 can reinforce many of the skills demanded by the Common Core State Standards in mathematics in over 300 engaging game levels.

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


Science

Rough Science

Rough Science

by Deeper Richer

Presented by well known science educator, Sean M Elliott, Rough Science is a digital learning environment that explores three exciting Australian Curriculum Year 5 & 6 science topics: Layers of the Earth; Solid, Liquid & Gas; and Adaptation & Evolution. Each unit is comprised of a short video and a creative challenge. The App is accompanied by a free Rough Science Teacher Handbook, available from the iTunes store.

iPad: $2.99


Telling Time

Telling The Time

Telling The Time

by The Pre School Apps Academy

Great learning app which teaches children all about types of clocks, the concepts of time and how to tell the time. The game uses fully interactive clock faces and animated sequences with audio to teach the concepts of time. Designed and validated with teachers and early childhood development experts.

iPad: $1.99


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