The Jellybean Tunes App Report 90: Bo's School Day, Crackers and Goo, News Tutor and More

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Learn about a day at kindergarten with Bo, tell quirky stories with "InfiniScroll", practice math with "Crackers and Goo" and the adorable "ToDo K-2 Math Practice", or take on the role of a reporter in "News Tutor". Plus learn the ABCs, play with planes, and read a good book this week with apps from our family-friendly app network.

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- Garry Froehlich | Jellybean Tunes

Apps for Little Ones

Bo's School Day

Bo's School Day

by Heppi

Bo's School Day offers kids a fun and educational story-game that shows them in 10 scenes how a day at kindergarten or school could look like. In the start screen, kids can also choose the separate puzzle option and just make jigsaw puzzles! Features 10 engaging and fun scenes and 3 great songs in English, German or Dutch.

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


Annie's Picking Apples 2 : Learning Games

Annie's Picking Apples 2

by Real Fun Learning

Annie's Picking Apples 2 is an app for kids in kindergarten and first grade, to help them practice counting from 1-20, to practice some reading in 4 languages (en,sp,fr,ge), and visual-motor coordination. All of this helping Annie the squirrel to pick apples, enjoying preparing apple pies and putting together beautiful puzzles. It has 27 worlds, parents section, time control screen to set the time the child may play if needed, and settings in the iPad to configure according to the child's age. (Watch Video)

iPad: $2.99


Learn the ABC

Learn the ABC

by the-nerd

Learn the ABC is an educational app for kids who want to learn the English alphabet. It has been created based on the beautiful illustrations of Bart De Keyzer who mixed up typography and animals to create a great environment for the kids to play in! (Watch Video)

iPad: $2.99


Books

My Beastly ABCs

My Beastly ABCs

by Duncan Studio

Updated with support for the iPhone Created by world-renowned artists and featuring narration by beloved actor Jim Dale of Harry Potter audiobook fame. Join this delightful interactive adventure as a timid boy experiences a magical day filled with friendly monsters from around the world! See this brilliant original story come to life in a fun experience sure to enchant adults and kids alike! (Watch Video)

iPhone and iPad: $2.99


Good Night Wubbzy Bedtime Counting

Good Night Wubbzy Bedtime Counting

by Cupcake Digital

Help Wubbzy, Walden, Widget, Daizy, and some of Wuzzleburg's kookiest residents get ready for beddy-bye in this special sleepy time story. Kids will enjoy turning off the lights, counting to sleep and saying good night to their favorite Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! friends. (Watch Video)

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


The Earth Book: Round Like a Ball

The Earth Book: Round Like a Ball

by CJ Educations

A new storybook app about the earth with a guessing game. Try to guess what is ROUND LIKE A BALL from the series of clues. Each short riddle and response features loads of descriptive words to encourage new and advanced readers alike to expand their vocabulary base. This ecologically-friendly story offers a beautifully illustrated tribute to Earth and is an ideal starting point for a discussion about how we can each help take care of the planet on which we live.

iPad: $0.99


Fraggle Rock Game Day

Fraggle Rock Game Day

by Cupcake Digital

Meet Red, Fraggle Rock's cute pig-tailed friend who loves being best of the best, whether she's playing sports and competing with her fellow Fraggles. But on Record-Breaking Day, while Red is busy breaking one record after another - from washing the most laundry to making the biggest, wettest splash - all of her best friends are captured by Junior Gorg! Join Red as she helps Boober, Gobo, Mokey, and Wembley with her record-breaking rescue! (Watch Video)

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


Oscar Finds A Home

Oscar Finds A Home

by You Tell Me

Oscar Finds a Home enhanced children's e-book incorporates You TELL Me Stories' exclusive WordWinks and Retell, Record & Share features. WordWinks weaves questions and comments into the story to maximize listening and comprehension. The Retell, Record & Share features allow a child to practice story retelling abilities, which are important in building listening and speaking skills. Retell, Record & Share also allows a child to utilize new vocabulary, identify important details and build memory.

iPhone and iPad: $3.99


Creative Play

InfiniScroll

InfiniScroll

by Curious Hat

InfiniScroll is an open ended storytelling tool for curious minds. InfiniScroll breaks the rules of linear storytelling by creating a never ending magical visual exploration of the wonderful drawings by Francesco Chiacchio. Discover the storyteller in your children (and in you). Narrate the visual stories you select or the ones randomly created by the app. (Watch Video)

iPhone and iPad: $3.99


Games

Planes Challenge For Kids

Planes Challenge for Kids

by PlaneTree Family Productions

A fun challenging game for kids. With a user-interface designed specifically for kids and challenging levels suited for little ones that will develop their logical thinking and improve their fine motor skills. Help the fuel plane bring to landing his friend the battle plane. Collect all the stars and be sure to avoid the enemy planes. The sky is the limit! No ads, No In-App Purchase! Ideal for kids ages 4-9

iPhone and iPad: $0.99


Math

Crackers And Goo

Crackers and Goo

by PJ Apps

Math is the science of patterns, and Crackers and Goo uses patterns and math strategies to teach children critical thinking skills. Crackers and Goo shows children multiple math strategies for solving problems, teaching them to look at any problem from multiple perspectives and come up with creative solutions. Crackers and Goo was designed specifically for the Common Core Standards of Mathematics. (Watch Video)

iPad: Free + $3.99 In-App Purchase


Todo K-2 Math Practice

Todo K-2 Math Practice

by LocoMotive Labs

Todo K-2 Math Practice is a series of 6 fun and engaging multi-level games that offer children practice and support in Pre-K through 2nd grade math fluency skills including: counting, writing numerals, addition and subtraction. Developed by award-winning game designers and in collaboration with teachers and math experts, Todo K-2 Math Practice offers meaningful play for students who struggle to master early elementary math. (Watch Video)

iPad: Free


News/Media Literacy

News Tutor

News Tutor

by Colleen Krantz

News Tutor allows you to assume the role of a reporter as you make decisions related to creating accurate and fair journalism. Learn to pinpoint the sometimes subtle differences between quality news reports and careless ones by reporters who are unaware of or inattentive to their personal bias. The four levels are designed to work well for iPad-using teachers, professors and parents wanting news literacy lessons for students, ideally those 12 and older. (Watch Video)

iPad: $0.99


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