The Jellybean Tunes App Report 76: Magic School

First Then Visual Schedule, and Avaz for Autism (an AAC app) kick off this week, plus kids can go to magic school with Wubbzy, create stories, art and music, then drift off to sleep with a good bedtime story all with new apps in this, the 76th Jellybean Tunes App Report. Has it really been 76 weeks already?

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.

If you are a developer with news or an app to announce, visit the information page.

– Garry Froehlich | Jellybean Tunes



The iMums asked me to highlight the many, many giveaways they have for Autism Awareness Month including a custom weighted blanket, iTunes cards, promo codes and more! The highlight this month is a DreamCatcher Weighted Blanket valued at over $200.

See all their giveaways here.

Geek Club Books Celebrates Autism Awareness Month Facebook Party

Geek Club Books in conjunction with Dandelion Moms are hosting a Facebook party on April 17 from 5-7 PM (PST). Stop by for superhero swag, codes, gift cards, books and toys, trivia, discussions and fun!

Details Here

Special Needs

FTVS HD - First Then Visual Schedule HD

FTVS HD – First Then Visual Schedule HD

by Good Karma Applications

Discounted for Autism Awareness Month Visual supports have proven to be beneficial for typically developing younger children, those learning English as a second language, as well as people with developmental and learning disabilities like autism, Down Syndrome and dyslexia. FTVS HD enables you to easily and quickly create First Then boards, visual schedules, task analyses, social stories, choice boards and video models, all in one universal app. (Watch Video)

iPhone and iPad: $9.99

Avaz for Autism

Avaz for Autism

by Avaz

20% off for Autism Awareness Month. Avaz for Autism, a full-featured, research-based AAC app. It is designed to make speech therapy more effective, develop the child’s language and improve his intent to communicate. Avaz has 3 graded, ready-to-use vocabulary sets, with over 5,000 core and peripheral words, organized into intuitive categories. Highlights of Avaz include: automated tracking, instant customization, prediction with pictures, record messages, quick messages for communication and reinforcement through zoom-in animation. (Watch Video)

iPad: $79.99 , Google Play: $79.99, Amazon: $79.99

Apps for Little Ones

Wubbzy's Magic School

Wubbzy’s Magic School

by Cupcake Digital

Presto-chango! Wubbzy & his friends have fun magic to do in this feature-rich, deluxe storybook app, Wubbzy’s Magic School! After a day at Moo Moo the Magician’s Castle, Wubbzy & his friends learn that magic really does happen when you believe in yourself & try your hardest. Help Widget pull a family of rabbits out of her hat, find hidden words in the mirrors & more! Kids & grown-ups will love the tap-and-play interactivity, read-along narration & fun-filled common-core inspired games. (Watch Video)

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

Dave Daring

Dave Daring

by Fantazm

In this colorful illustrated puzzle and exploration app, Dave Daring and Cat experience exciting adventures. While Dave is playing, he loses a lot of stuff and he needs help to find it back. His friend Cat needs to be guided through pathways to collect pieces and fix broken toys. (Watch Video)

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

Funnymalia for iPad

Funnymalia for iPad

by DigiCroc Productions

Funnymalia is a new game for the iPad made for young children. It’s a fun animal-themed memory game with a lot of cute and colorful animal characters. Child can flip the cards on board to find pairs of two similar pictures. At lowest difficulty level, the tableaus are consisting of just 4-8 cards so the game is nicely suitable for ages 3+. For a little bit older players, the difficulty can be adjusted to provide some more challenge. (Watch Video)

iPhone: $0.99, iPad: $1.99


Twinkle, Twinkle, Nighty Night

Twinkle, Twinkle, Nighty Night

by Alexis H. Purcell

Twinkle, Twinkle, Nighty Night is a sweet bedtime storybook app written for the young and young at heart. It is a peaceful and imaginative app with subtle animation that invites the reader to help comfort their animal friends to sleep by giving them “happy dreams”. The sweet and soft music of “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star”, sung at the end of the app, is sure to lull little ones to sleep. Your child will be ready for sleep knowing they will be loved and protected throughout the night.

iPhone and iPad: $2.99

Gaudi Bruno

Gaudi Bruno

by SoftArt s.r.l.

Meet Bruno – the cuddly brown bear cub that just can’t help but to explore! Bruno is just as adventurous as your child, and they can watch his story unfold – just as their story does. Aimed at children from 3-7 years of age, Gaudi Bruno is a fast-paced, exciting and interactive storybook… a beautiful introduction into nature, friendships and discovery. Unlike physical storybooks, Gaudi Bruno is fabulously interactive, allowing your child to feel as if they are exploring the world with Bruno. (Watch Video)

iPad: $2.99, Google Play: $3.99, Amazon: $3.58

Creative Play

My little story factory

My little story factory

by Editions Autrement

My Little Story Factory is a virtually inexhaustible collection of stories (194 481 combinations) that the child constructs by shifting pieces of text he/she has created or chosen from amongst a number of possibilities. Play with the words and background sound to create an infinity of strange, funny, and poetic universes.

iPhone and iPad: $3.99

Mini LopArt

Mini LopArt

by LopLop

Mini LopArt is the first application of a collection of animated art apps!
Mini LopArt was conceived to create animated art. Mini LopArt’s concept is unique: each stroke is original because it has different transparency, tip, duoton and movement. Thanks to the great variety of textures and the motion strokes, your child develops his or her dexterity all the while having fun. Moreover, Mini LopArt has been designed to promote parents’ peace of mind: no in-app purchases or pop-ups. (Watch Video)

iPad: Free

Kids Sounds

Kids Sounds

by Pyjamas Apps

Pyjamas Apps – a team creating educational games for kids – just released Kids Sounds. It’s a digital toy for all kids who loves sounds and music. There are 6 lively scenes, lot’s of objects to interact with – so kids can discover world of sounds and create endless variety of melodies. It teaches kids about animal voices, improves musical skills and allows parents to create interesting stories together with their child. (Watch Video)

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

Puzzles, Games and Toys

Tower Zoo

Tower Zoo

by MiniWorldGames

Tower Zoo is a stunningly original 3D puzzle game, which challenges players to help the animals outwit the evil zoo keeper in a fun, strategic and addictive game which rewards logical thinking and tactical skill. This board game was originally made Math teacher in London, UK. He tested the board game with his middle school students who learnt to master this intelligent game. The board game is easy to pick up like connect-4 but with involves more chess like strategy. (Watch Video)

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

Chatty Addie: A Virtual Friend You Can Talk, Play, Laugh and Grow With

Chatty Addie: A Virtual Friend You Can Talk, Play, Laugh and Grow With

by InfAspire

Chatty Addie is a virtual friend for 4 to 12 year-olds. She listens, understands, and talks with your child in English using voice recognition, a chat engine and speech synthesis. It feels like having a FaceTime video call with a charmingly beautiful animated character featuring full Retina support for all devices. In addition to conversing on a wide variety of topics, she tells jokes and can play word, math and number games that are both entertaining and educational.

iPhone and iPad: $1.99 (1/3 off for a limited time!)

Jackpot Words

Jackpot Words

by LavaMind

Want a Word Game with the excitement of Casino Slots! Jackpot Words is a totally new spin on your favorite Word game. Win jackpots as you create words. Unlock special mini-games and treasures. Earn bigger rewards with each new level. Play by yourself or compete with friends. Create the right word combos and win huge payouts. The more coins you win, the higher you rise! You’ve never had so much fun playing a word game before!

iPhone and iPad: Free + Advertisements and In-App Purchases up to $19.99