Thursday, January 12, 2012

More Favorite Apps

As Matthew grows, so does our app collection! Here are a few more that have captured his attention in the past few weeks:

Harold and the Purple Crayon:

This app is $6.99, but well worth it. It's an interactive story that's pretty unique, requires Matthew to listen and follow directions for images to appear, has puzzles inter-weaved in the story and some coloring that's basic and easy, but very engaging. He loves this app so much that I decided to stick a crowbar in my wallet and buy him the holiday version.

Harold at the North Pole:
This one is also $6.99. Matthew gets just as much out of this one as he does the original. Worth it for sure!

My Coloring Book:
I was looking through the top free apps when I came across this coloring book. A lot of the free books are rather cheesy, but this one is pretty neat. It has a nice range of pictures and a nice color palette. It's tap to fill which is nice - otherwise Matthew just scribbles!

I like these puzzles for Matthew because it has little "cheats" - if he doesn't make the connection between the letters, the app helps him out (as you can see from the picture). There are a range of pictures from animal scenes to words, numbers, etc. Worth the $1.99 price. There's also a LITE version that you can download for free to try it out.

There's a new educational children's app coming out from a new company called Mitchlehan Media that looks pretty cool. Here are a few of the animals they've created to be part of the app:
One of my favorite blogs - Life Of A Sippy Cup Mom - is hosting a giveaway of an 8GB iPod Touch for the launch of this new app (the winner will also be able to download the app for free). You can check out the giveaway here.

I'm always on the lookout for new apps -educational and fun - so, as always, if you have any suggestions, let me know!


Jennifer said...

Heading to check out the coloring app. We have been looking for a good one and couldn't seem to find one. Thanks for sharing!

Mama Hen said...

What a great post my friend! There are so many great things for kids today. Wonderful art project in the last post! Have a great weekend!

Mama Hen

Kathy said...

I always have loved Harold and the Purple Crayon. What a cool looking App. Thanks for the other suggestions as well. I was glad to find you on voiceBoks and am now happily following your site. I look forward to reading more.

Rosann said...

Awesome Apps. I wonder if these are available for the iPhone too, or just the iPad? My 3yr old loves playing the SuperWhy App on my iPhone and Monkey Preschool. :)