The Jellybean Tunes App Report 112: Be a Sandwich Chef

The Jellybean Tunes App Report 112: Be a Sandwich Chef

This week, make sandwiches into art with Duckie Deck Sandwich Chef and promote healthy eating at the same time. Les Trois Elles Interactive brings us a major update to their popular phonics app Montessori Letter Sounds, now supporting four languages. Sprout Labs invites us to investigate the science of Light and Sound. Plus, explore the world of kindergarten, learn to tidy up, and practice math skills with apps 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.

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

– Garry Froehlich | Jellybean Tunes

Apps for Little Ones

Duckie Deck Sandwich Chef

by Duckie Deck

Even the pickiest eater won’t be able to resist playing Sandwich Chef, where tasty ingredients take on a whole new shape. Sandwich Chef supports wholesome eating habits from an early age, encouraging kids to sample a variety of healthy foods. Decorating your sandwich with funny faces and playful shapes is sure to work up an appetite! (Watch Video)

iPhone and iPad: $1.99

Montessori Letter Sounds – Phonics in English, Spanish, French & Italian

by Les Trois Elles Interactive

An award-winning phonics app that just went from having one language to having 4 languages! Montessori Letter Sounds offers children over 100 words of vocabulary, 4 different games and lots of practicing activities like tracing letters in a sandbox. Moreover, this app offers a unique feature for children who want to learn another language. They can learn letter sounds in English for instance but listen to the instructions in Spanish. This app is a must-have for all children between 5 and 7. (Watch Video)

iPhone and iPad: $4.99

TidyUp! clean the room & house – puzzle for smart kids

by TobiGames

TidyUp! is a game for small kids. The game speaks English and it teaches them new vocabulary. It teaches the kids to clean different rooms in the house. They have to move objects to the right places on the screen. Each object speaks if you move it to the right place, give advice if you move it to the wrong place or introduces itself if you touch it.

iPad: Free + $0.99 In-App Purchase

Little Explorer in Kindergarten

by Skills Factory For Kids Sp. z o.o.

Little Explorer is an invitation to the exciting world of kindergarten. Step by step the game introduces children to kindergarten life and its daily routine. Parents can journey into the preschool world with their children by sharing memories of their time at kindergarten. At this stage in development the best way to develop social skills is through play. Playing Little Explorer will help your child develop a positive attitude towards kindergarten. (Watch Video)

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

Math

ArithMetric

by Nanny Moo Cow Productions

ArithMetric is a basic maths Application designed for use by both Children and Adults wishing to improve their basic maths skills. Practice addition and subtraction using: – Whole numbers numbers (ranging from 1-10 through to 9999) – Decimals (to two decimal places) – Money. To assist in these activities there are also: – 10s & Units. – 100 Square. – Progress Charts. – Short test sessions (up to 4 minutes) are provided to test for each math level.

iPad: $0.99

theGames: Kindergarten Math Standards

by MaypopDesigns

theGames: Kindergarten Math Standards is an innovative fun and colorful learning game app that engages young students in all topics of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for Mathematics at the Kindergarten Level. Comprehensive Number Sense and Geometry Sense skills are progressively introduced throughout the app, providing math practice throughout the Kindergarten year. Now in Spanish: losJuegos: Mates de Kinder! A fresh new look and World Wide Animal rewards. (Watch Video)

iPhone and iPad: $2.99, Google Play: $1.99, Amazon: $1.99

Parents

Keepy: kids, art, photos, love

by keepy Inc

Updated! Keepy is the new way for families to save & share memories. Childhood goes by in a flash! We built Keepy so you can preserve the magic of childhood: photos, art, schoolwork, mementos and more, enrich them with voice overs and videos, and share them with your children’s grandparents and loved ones. (Watch Video)

iPhone: Free + In-App Purchases, Google Play: Free + In-App Purchases, Amazon: Free + In-App Purchases

Science

Light Sound HD

by Sprout Labs

The Light and Sound HD app covers the topics of light and sound in a multi-modal learning environment. The content of the app spans several grade levels and the various learning modes are designed to facilitate easier learning and to improve attention.

iPad: $1.99

The Jellybean Tunes App Report 108: Healthy Heroes

The Jellybean Tunes App Report 108: Healthy Heroes

Enter to win an iPad mini. Learn about the five food groups and balanced meals with Healthy Heroes, or explore early math skills with Shiny Bakery (which will be FREE on March 28th). Learn that the dark isn’t so bad with Duckie Deck Monsters, and turn shadows into fun characters with Shadows. Plus, do Easter themed puzzles, find out what it’s like to be a bike replaced by a shiny new scooter, and learn speech sounds with our collection of family-friendly apps.

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.

Have news or an app to announce? Visit the information page.

– Garry Froehlich | Jellybean Tunes

News

Win an iPad Mini from The iMums and Bamba

Win an iPad Mini from The iMums and Bamba

Win an iPad Mini!

Celebrate the launch of Bamba Kids’ newest app Bamba Craft along with the iMums and enter to win a new Apple iPad mini original 16GB WiFi!

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Apps for Little Ones

Shiny Bakery

Shiny Bakery

by Shiny Things

Get this app free on March 28th! Shiny Bakery is a learning tool for 2 – 5 year olds, which introduces early number sense through counting, measuring, dividing, and sequencing activities. In this latest app from Shiny Things, children will develop understanding of mathematical fundamentals such as number, cause and effect, matching, and division. (Watch Video)

iPhone and iPad: $2.99

Duckie Deck Monsters

Duckie Deck Monsters

by Duckie Deck

Stop hiding under those covers, come out and meet your new Monster friends! Most youngsters have a fear of the dark at some point. With the help of Monsters, we want to enable kids to not only adjust to the dark, but to befriend it as well! Soon, their active imaginations will be transforming the spookiest shadows into jolly characters. Each monster has a unique personality and voice, as well as interactive features and accessories.

iPhone and iPad: $2.99

Shadows ­- your toddler’s creativity comes to light

Shadows

by Mofables Sp. z o.o.

Two years of experience in making apps for toddlers gathered in our newest app “Shadows.” Sing, play and laugh together with your shadow friends. Turn a pile of everyday items into hilarious monsters! “Shadows” is a simple yet incredibly enjoyable creativity-oriented game designed specifically for kids aged 2-3. Turn boring everyday items into your own creations and play with them in the app that is FREE for limited time ONLY! (Watch Video)

iPhone and iPad: Free, Google Play: Free

Easter Bunny Games for Kids: Easter Egg Hunt Jigsaw Puzzles HD for Toddler and Preschool

Easter Bunny Games for Kids: Easter Egg Hunt Jigsaw Puzzles HD for Toddler and Preschool

by Scott Adelman

Do your kids love Easter? Do they love the Easter bunny, Easter egg hunts, Easter baskets, and puzzles too? Look no further. Easter Bunny Games for Kids: Easter Egg Hunt Jigsaw Puzzles HD for Toddler and Preschool 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: $1.99, Nook: $1.99

Books

The gorgeous bike

The gorgeous bike

by SulaWorks

The gorgeous bike has been replaced by a shiny new scooter. Standing sadly in the garage all by itself it has an idea when a rainbow appears in the sky. It rides to the end of the rainbow and hops through to change its color. It then experiences several adventures, such as helping a kitten climb back down a tree after turning red like the firefighters. But in the end the bike feels homesick and realizes that it is best being oneself after all. So the bike just wants to be gorgeous again. (Watch Video)

iPhone and iPad: $2.99

Literacy

Letter Sounds 2 Pro: Easily teach the links between letter patterns and speech sounds for reading and spelling with phonics

Letter Sounds 2 Pro

by ReadingDoctor Pty Ltd

The evidence from reading research is clear: letter-sound knowledge is crucial in learning to read and spell. However, learning the links between letter patterns and speech sounds is not easy! Developed by reading specialist and SLP Dr. Bartek Rajkowski, PhD, LetterSounds 2 Pro provides a unique, fun and highly engaging way for students of all ages to learn the relationships between groups of letters and speech sounds for reading and spelling!

iPad: $23.99, Google Play: $23.99

Nutrition

Healthy Heroes 2: My Plate for Kids

Healthy Heroes 2: My plate for kids

by Yogome Inc.

Healthy Heroes 2 seeks to teach kids the basics of holistic eating by combining a compulsively playable “matching game” puzzle mechanic with a story that seamlessly ties together the five food groups (i.e., fruits, vegetables, cereals, proteins, and dairy) and rewards learning. There are plenty of different morsels to find for each food group in the pyramid – over 30 healthy foods in all! Healthy Heroes 2 teaches kids about balanced meals using the USDA’s ChooseMyPlate.gov model.

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

Science

Buggy World

Buggy World

by Kidz Learn

Buggy World (iOS) or Bug’s World (Android) is a fun application to know about extraordinary behavior of bug’s and their importance in nature. Bug’s are classified in to several categories for kid’s to enjoy and learn. The application also allows kid’s and parents to collect images of bug’s and also view other bug collection’s.
(Watch Video)

iPhone and iPad: $1.99, Google Play: $0.99, Amazon: $1.99

AQ

The Jellybean Tunes App Report 102: Doodlers, Detectives and Curious Cats

The Jellybean Tunes App Report 102: Doodlers, Detectives and Curious Cats

We’re back with a brand new group of quality apps. Jamaroos Musical ABCs stands out as a colourful, cute and fun way to learn letters. The professional Key Words Kids supports language development and comprehension. Unleash your child’s inner artist with Doodle Fun, solve mysteries with You’re the Detective! and find out why you should listen to your mother with Panda: The Curious Cat. If that wasn’t enough, learn how to dress, mix colours and grab a free walkie-talkie with apps from our family-friendly developers.

Check out all the great apps below, and 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

Apps for Little Ones

Jamaroos Musical ABCs

Jamaroos Musical ABCs

by Iggy Learning, LLC

Jamaroos Musical ABCs’ colorful menagerie of 26 animal characters-one for each letter of the alphabet-comes to life with enchanting animated musical performances. A medley of phonetic sounds, letters, words, movable images, and music-plus loads of interactive touch points and zany sound effects, spring forth from each page to jumpstart preschoolers’ reading and vocabulary skills in this Phonetics Language Curriculum-based app for preschoolers created by an award-winning animator.

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

Key Word Kids

Alex learns how to dress

by Didactic Apps

This educational app has been designed by a team of pedagogues, psychologists and parents with the main objective of helping kids to get dressed by themselves or to improve their dressing skills. The app includes animations that show step by step the dressing process as well as audio (in 5 languages) explaining each sequence. Contains in-app purchase. (Watch Video)

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

Panda: The Curious Cat

Panda: The Curious Cat

by Agro Studios

The super cool and interactive story about a cat that gets in trouble for not listening his mother. For children, ages 4 to 8. Unlike most kids books, the history happens as you progress with the character, following your touch. Kids will love taking Panda over the furniture, to bath, to sleep and after the birds! They will be encouraged on the importance of hygiene, sleeping and respect to parents. (Watch Video)

iPad: $2.99, Google Play: $2.99

Live colors for kids

Live colors for kids

by Omega-R

Does your child like coloring and dream of being a magician? Help them work magic in this coloring book by making pictures alive! Our painting application will also help to develop your child’s talents: to inspire confidence and creativity, develop motor activity; teach about the correlation among colors, and the process of creating new ones. Your young artist will surely have lots of fun coloring funny animated animals and objects!

iPad (Lite): Free, iPad (Full): $4.99

Books

You're the Detective!

You’re the Detective!

by AppEndix LLC

Who stole the jade horse from under Jenny Jackalanda’s nose? What did Cheri’s mysterious letter really say? Who took Minnie Rahrah’s diamond necklace? You find out! The clues are in the picture: it’s up to you, the young detective, to size up the situation and solve the mystery: – Read the story – Look at the picture – And SOLVE IT YOURSELF! (Watch Video)

iPhone and iPad: $0.99

Creative Play

Doodle Fun! - Draw & Play Paint Scribble Sketch & Color Creative Adventure Game for Kids Boys and Girls Explorers: Preschool Kindergarten Grade 1 2 3 and 4

Doodle Fun!

by Gil Weiss

Doodle Fun! is a fun and stylish app that allows kids to doodle, draw and complete pictures based on their imagination and creativity. An exciting game perfect for artists, drawers, doodlers and scribblers, filled with an astonishing selection of activities, from adding wiggly legs to jelly fish, feeding the monster, creating monsters, doodling patterns and lines to flowers, candy and castles and lots, lots, more. (Watch Video)

iPhone and iPad: $1.99

Piiig Talk

Piiig Talk

by Piiig Inc.

Piiig Talk is a digital Walkie Talkie for children aged 5 and up. Piiig Talk lets kids talk in real time to friends and family on the same Wi-Fi network, as well as send secure voice messages via email to family members and other distant friends or relatives. When by themselves, kids can also chat with the built-in characters (Leon and Lila) and hear their own voices in a funny distorted way. (Watch Video)

iPhone and iPad: Free

Language

Key Word Kids

Key Word Kids

by Language and Learning Steps Pty Ltd

Key Word Kids is an Educational Therapy Program App, supporting children’s language development by increasing their understanding of instructions through Key Words. Visit various scenes to listen, retain information from increasingly complex sentences, and act out instructions to improve comprehension skills. Join Key Word Kids, Steffy and James in fun scenarios, with optional text for reading comprehension, a ‘level check’ to recommend a starting level, free-play expression and fun mini-games. (Watch Video)

iPad: $27.99

The Jellybean Tunes App Report 100: Christmas Bonanza

The Jellybean Tunes App Report 100: Christmas Bonanza

Welcome to 100th App Report! Many thanks to all the great sites that carry the report and to all of you who read it. We have a double-sized roundup of great apps this week. Spell with Pip from Oxford University Press, do science experiments with Piiig Labs, or sing along with Christmas Karaoke. Let kids care for a virtual child in Big Baby, build 3D brick creations in Bloxy World, and enjoy the tale of Sydney the Scarecrow told in felt board style. Plus learn phonics, take on geometry challenges and then save Christmas with apps from our family-friendly app network.

If you find an app you like, don’t forget to write a review.

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

– Garry Froehlich | Jellybean Tunes

Apps for Little Ones

Niki Words

Niki Words

by Alessandro La Rocca

Niki Words teaches children the letter sounds (phonics) as well as more than 350 useful words. Children learn with fun playing 3 games: play with words, crosswords and magic blackboard. Children can play with letter colors and types, and even switch language to learn english, french, italian and swedish. This app is based on the Montessori Method, designed to take full advantage of the children desire to learn and their unique ability to develop their own capabilities (Watch Video)

iPad: $2.99

Sydney the Scarecrow

Sydney the Scarecrow

by Felt Board Lady

This entertaining tale is filled with colorful scenes and engaging interactions, bringing story-time to life! Felt Board Lady needs your child’s help to tell the story of Sydney the Scarecrow, keeping your little one busy with adventure! For ages 2 to 7. (Watch Video)

iPhone and iPad: $1.99

Plume's School - Saving Christmas - Discover and learn the christmas vocabulary - Ideal for kids from 2 to 7 !

Plume’s school – Saving Christmas

by Aetys

Discover and learn a lot of Christmas words. Based on a well-tried method, the child will learn and recognize different words about Christmas (fireplace, bauble, tinsel …). Smaller kids will first discover new vocabulary, older ones will be assisted in their apprenticeship of reading during all the levels offered by this app! (Watch Video)

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

What's Inside my body for kids

What’s Inside my body for kids

by The Treehouse Apps

What’s Inside My Body it’s the first app of the series What’s Inside, a The Treehouse Apps’ project. Children can find out “what’s inside” things simply erasing layer by layer. Starting from a child with a coat, you can remove the first layer with the sponge or tapping the arrow on the top of the screen. At the end, the picture will show muscles and bones with the main organs. The entire app is drawn in pencil and painted with acrylic paint and the sounds are live recorded. (Watch Video)

Google Play: $1.28

Books

Rom and the whale of dreams

Rom and the whale of dreams

by Belmontis Publishers Pte. Ltd.

Belmontis presents its first interactive, multilingual storybook app for children. A magical tale that will delight children and parents alike! Features: 25 pages of original illustrations and music, carefully selected interactivity to enhance the reading experience, English, Spanish and Chinese narration, and language learning (vocabulary and expressions) on every page. Get ready to be delighted… page after page! (Watch Video)

iPad: $2.99

Creative Play

Bloxy World. Bricks For Kids

Bloxy World. Bricks For Kids

by Bloxy

Bloxy is a 3D World reinvented for children on mobile devices assisted by web and mobile community: www.bloxyworld.com. Children can build using over 250 bricks of a wide range of styles, colours and textures, supplemented by mini figures, animals, special items and themes. Every project can be shared on a creative web and mobile community site: www.bloxyworld.com. It allows kids to view and download other users’ projects directly into their app and even to re-build these again themselves. (Watch Video)

iPhone and iPad: Free + $8.99 In-App Purchase

Big Baby

Big Baby

by Big Ice Cream

Updated with Christmas content! Big Baby is a virtual toy that encourages creative learning. It gives children a baby of their own to comfort, feed, dress, tickle and care for. The baby has life-like reactions and a mind of it’s own! It lets children explore, discover and learn in their own way. Big Baby is designed around emotions and reactions. This encourages empathy and investigation of the universal theme of family. The ability to empathise is a vital part of character development.

iPhone and iPad: $1.99

Fold-Challenge

Fold-Challenge

by Cribster

The free-to-try version of 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: Free + $1.99 In-App Purchase

Games

Ballet dancer princess - Ballerina fairy tale game for kids featuring classical music

Ballet dancer princess – Ballerina fairy tale game for kids featuring classical music

by PlaneTree Family Productions

A fun challenging game for kids. The child is put in control of two beautiful dancers which are attached to each other by a magical stars rope. The kid must slowly but surely move each dancer across the stage by dragging them to stars and collect pink hearts on the way. So join and dance to a beautiful classical music since girls deserve much more than makeup and dress up apps!!

iPhone and iPad: $1.99

Literacy

Spell with Pip: An Oxford Spelling Game

Spell with Pip: An Oxford Spelling Game

by Oxford University Press

Spell with Pip is the new spelling game from Oxford University Press which combines practice with arcade-style gameplay, and bright, beautiful graphics. For children aged 4-8 years. So much fun children won’t even notice they are practising their spelling, as they help Pip the Parrot get back the jungle. Children will love the vibrant and absorbing gameplay. Focuses on words that children commonly find hard to spell, based on the latest research from Oxford University Press. (Watch Video)

iPad: $4.99

Pili Pop Christmas

Pili Pop Christmas

by Pili Pop

Pili Pop Christmas helps kids ages 4 – 10 learn their first English words while helping Santa prepare the Christmas presents! Pili Pop Christmas provides your child with more than 80 vital English words to learn including Christmas vocabulary and fun games where your child will wrap-up presents with the elves and help Santa deliver them! And best of all? We have made the app FREE as a Christmas present from us to everyone! (Watch Video)

iPhone and iPad: Free

Word Wheel: Short Vowels

Word Wheel: Short Vowels

by Teknos Interactive

Our app, Word Wheel: Short Vowels , is a phonics app for kids that focuses on short sounds. The interface is simple, allowing the user to navigate the word list very easily. Our artwork was done by a professional artist and revolves around a colorful and kid friendly theme. We also decided to record our sounds for the pronunciation of the words as opposed to using a Text to Speech function.

iPad: $2.99

Math

Shape Arts: Geometry Creations

Shape Arts: Geometry Creations

by Lighthouse Learning

Can you make a mermaid, a spaceship or a fierce shark with just 7 shapes? Go furry, aquatic, spiky – your shape creations can be anything you imagine! Build geometry skills, creativity and problem-solving in this fun educational app for age 7+. (Watch Video)

iPad: $1.99

Nommons: Math Universe

Nommons: Math Universe

by YummyYummyTummy, Inc

A space voyage for kids aged 6-10. Players fly a spaceship to go on an adventure in various worlds, but when it crashes, they have to patch it up by solving math questions. Kids who have tried our game had so much fun and ended up spent 30 minutes or more practicing math! Children can collect over 100 items to re-design the world that leads to 1 trillion combinations! A great way to show off their creativity! (Watch Video)

iPhone and iPad: $2.99

Music

Christmas Karaoke App : 12 Carols

Christmas Karaoke App: 12 Carols

by Popcorn Grenade

With the Christmas Karaoke App, you can sing along to 12 of your favorite Christmas holiday carols in true Karaoke fashion. The 12 songs include: Jingle Bells, We Wish you a MerryChristmas, Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer, Joy The World, First Noel, Hark The Herald, Winter Wonderland, Silent Night, The Little Drummer Boy, Feliz Navidad, Jingle Bell Rock, and Auld Lang Syne. (Watch Video)

iPad: $0.99

Science

PlayScience III Lite

PlayScience III Lite

by Bellurbis Technologies

PlayScience III will take you on a journey of educational fun like never before! For children studying in Grade 3 – PlayScience III is the perfect way to build up their science skills. Your child will be able to enjoy a constructive, supportive, interactive fun filled environment while mastering different science concepts.

iPad: Free + In-App Purchase

Piiig Labs

Piiig Labs

by Piiig Inc.

Piiig Labs is a digital playground for kids aged 3 to 7 to do science experiments without the mess! By assembling mini projects and learning through interaction and trial and error, kids can begin to grasp concepts like colors, sounds, electricity and chemical reactions at a young age. (Watch Video)

iPad: $2.99

Yogome Holidays Recycle Hero - Recycling for Kids

Yogome Holidays Recycle Hero – Recycling for Kids

by Yogome Inc.

The snowy world of Yogome is preparing for Christmas! Recycle Heroes: Holiday Missions is the newest release in the Recycle Heroes lineup. Players will have to rely on recycling principles they learned in past titles and learn new ones to thwart the dirty Ignarus and save the festivities. From spotting and throwing out trash in a toy store to stopping evil yetis who want to pollute the landscape, the Yogotars will have their hands (and mittens) full of things to do.

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