The Jellybean Tunes App Report 98: Explore the Enchanted Forest with Buddy & Me

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Go on an adventure with the incredibly charming game Buddy & Me, teach a robot to navigate to its beloved teddy bear in Robo & Bobo, or read about an adventurous princess in Strangebeard - The Pirate Princess. Plus, learn about chemistry, make Christmas trees, and hop back on the Zoo Train with apps from our family-friendly app network. And if that wasn't all, many of the apps this week are also available for Android (just check the links after each app).

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

Apps for Little Ones

Zoo Train

Zoo Train

by Busy Bee Studios

Newly updated! Zoo Train features 5 games made especially for kids 2-5. Featuring colorful and playful illustrations, the games entertain kids while exposing them to letters, word building, music, and shape & pattern recognition. Fun animations, sounds and even stickers keep kids engaged for more learning! (Watch Video)

iPhone and iPad: $1.99, Google Play: $0.99, Amazon: $0.99, Nook: $0.99, Windows 8: $1.49

Binny's Advent Calendar 2013

Binny's Advent Calendar 2013

by Binny Illustration

Suspense and excitement is the magic of Christmas. The tingle in the fingers, the butterflies in the tummy. Children, young and old, look forward to this time of year, counting down the days with anticipation. This year children will have their anticipation heightened to fever pitch with the launch of the magical Binny's Advent Calendar App 2013. Award winning Illustrator, Binny Talib, has created a new enchanting new Advent Calendar for the modern Yuletide celebration.

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

Christmas Games for Kids: Cool Santa Claus, Snowman, and Reindeer Jigsaw Puzzles for Toddlers, Boys, and Girls HD

Christmas Games for Kids: Cool Santa Claus, Snowman, and Reindeer Jigsaw Puzzles for Toddlers, Boys, and Girls HD

by Scott Adelman

Do your kids love Christmas? Do they love Santa Claus, cute reindeer, a frosty snowman, and puzzles too? Look no further. Christmas Games for Kids: Cool Santa Claus, Snowman, and Reindeer Jigsaw Puzzles for Toddlers, Boys, and Girls HD is a fun animated puzzle game for toddlers, preschoolers, and kids from ages 2 to 6. The app includes twelve different child and toddler friendly, jigsaw-style puzzles with options to change the number of pieces and remove other helpers.

iPhone and iPad: Free + $1.99 In-App Purchase, Google Play: Free + $1.99 In-App Purchase, Amazon: Free + $1.99 In-App Purchase, Nook: $1.99


Strangebeard - The Pirate Princess ~ 3D Interactive Pop-up Book

Strangebeard - The Pirate Princess

by StoryToys

Tired of princesses being rescued by princes? Want to see a feisty, adventurous action heroine for a change? Then look no further and get ready for a rip-roaring, swashbuckling adventure with Strangebeard - The Pirate Princess! (Watch Video)

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

Creative Play

Robo & Bobo

Robo & Bobo

by Nice Touch Games Ltd.

Inside a vast robot factory the scientists are testing a robot's love for its teddy bear to the limits. You must program Robo using the intuitive, text-free controls and help him pass increasingly difficult test-chambers to reach Bobo, his one and only friend. Featuring 3D puzzles that have you thinking like a programmer, fiendish levels with moving platforms, teleporters, and other hazards, adorable and funny characters and beautiful graphics, animations, and music. (Watch Video)

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

Fun Town for Kids -  Creative Play by Touch & Learn

Fun Town

by Touch & Learn

'Fun Town' sees a beautifully animated town environment turned into a virtual children's playground. Kids can interact with the townsfolk and vehicles, or visit the shops - each its own mini-game with 14 beautifully animated mini-games to discover in total. Learn how to grow your favourite flower in the florist, make a hamburger in the restaurant, sort the money in the bank, match the pairs of shoes in the shoe shop, fix the phone booth, build a bike, go shopping and much more.

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

Fold-Challenge Edu


by Cribster

Our app Fold-Challenge won the "Pädi Award" for pedagogical valuable multimedia products a few days ago. It is a game for two players starting from 5 years. The purpose of the game is to be as quick and accurate as possible in coloring shapes. Both opponents choose a theme from our great and colorful sample of shapes and try to draw better and faster than the other one.

iPad: $4.99

123 Kids Fun Christmas Tree

123 Kids Fun Christmas Tree

by RosMedia

Make your own unique Christmas Tree! 6 Christmas Trees to choose from with 16 drawers with animated ornaments grouped by themes. You can make baubles with photo of your Mum, friends, etc. Make your own Christmas Tree, take a photo of it, write the wishes, and send an original Christmas card to your friends. SURPRISE! Since 1 December, every day you will find a present under your Christmas Tree! (Watch Video)

iPhone and iPad: Free + $2.99 In-App Purchase


Buddy & Me

Buddy & Me

by Sunbreak Games

Explore the enchanted forest of a young boy's dreams, running alongside his best friend, a magical creature named Buddy. Jump, bounce, swing, glide, and fly together on an endless adventure about friendship, discovering a beautiful world of treehouse-inspired obstacles, curious critters, and natural wonders. An award-winning re-imagining of the endless runner game, Buddy & Me's challenges quietly adapt to each player's skills, to be enjoyed by our children, or the grown-up kid inside each of us. (Watch Video)

iPhone and iPad: $1.99, Amazon: $1.99


theGames: Kindergarten Math Standards

theGames: Kindergarten Math Standards

by MaypopDesigns

theGames: Kindergarten Math Standards is an innovative and colorful learning game app for practicing all topics of the Kindergarten Math Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Comprehensive Number Sense and Geometry Sense skills, such as counting, geometry, patterns, addition, subtraction and comparisons are progressively introduced throughout the app. Whimsical hand-drawn animals and shapes engage learners with multiple mathematical problem solving approaches and spatial reasoning exercises.

iPhone: $2.99


Elements Compounds Mixtures HD

Elements Compounds Mixtures HD

by Sprout Labs

Elements Compounds Mixtures HD explores the chemistry topic of elements, compounds, and mixtures in a multimodal learning environment spanning multiple grade levels. If you have ever wondered about questions like: - What are the different types of mixtures? - How is an element different from a compound? - What are the different types of bonds? - Is milk a mixture? - What is the periodic table and who invented it? You can find out about these questions and many more in this app!

iPad: $0.99

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