15 Hot Holiday Gift Ideas for Kids

These are The iMums Top Picks for gifts for kids this holiday season. We have gifts in a variety of price ranges to suit children from tots to teens. #STEM and #STEAM gifts are hot this year and we have plenty of gifts that are educational and help kids to nurture their love of science, technology and creativity. Let us know which of these gift choices are top of your kid’s wish list.

 

Circuit Scribe Ultimate Kit

circuit-scribe_electroninks_wallpaper-logo-3-1_lrFor the budding engineer Circuit Scribe Kits provide a great introduction to electronics. A really neat feature of the Circuit Scribe sets is you can complete the projects and make connections without needing to solder- you just draw the wires with the included conductive silver ink pen. The Ultimate Kit contains over 30 electronic components and instructions for lots of projects. Not only does the kit provide a lot of projects but it also teaches kids about electrical components – so they really understand what components like resistors are and learn to draw circuit diagrams as well as build projects. As the students learn about the components they are encourage to be creative and design their own circuits, the Ultimate kit is even compatible with Arduino and Raspberry Pi. Available from CircuitScribe.com,Amazon and other retailers for US$99.99, other kits are available for a variety of prices including a mini kit at $9.99, Basic Kit at $44.99. A great #STEM gift for ages 8-adult. Read our review and enter to win a Maker Kit

 

Design Your Own Maze Plus VR Viewer

maze Design Your Own Maze by Seedling not only lets you create your own wooden marble maze but it lets you use Virtual Reality to step inside it too! The kit also includes a cardboard VR viewer which you can use with your smartphone. Maze is a classic labyrinth game where you use the knobs to tilt the playing field to guide a metal marble from start to finish without falling down any holes. Instead of coming with a pre-made maze it contains bases and 42 wooden wall pieces that you use to create and re-create your own mazes that you can make as simple or as challenging as you like. Once you have created a physical maze you can turn it into a virtual maze by scanning it into the free Maze app. You can customize the maze by adding music, photos, traps, themes and more. If you put your smartphone into the included cardboard Virtual Reality Viewer you can even step inside your maze, turning your head to turn as you weave through its labyrinth. A very cool and creative #STEAM gift that combines both hands on creativity and Virtual Reality. Ages 6+ Available from Seedling.com, Amazonand other retailers for US$59.99

 

Puzzlets Starter Kit- learn to code

kidsPuzzlets from Digital Dream Labs is a hands-on physical toy that allows children from Kindergarten age upwards to learn coding principles whilst playing. The starter pack includes  a Bluetooth enabled play tray and 22 programming puzzlets plus a Cork the Volcano video game which can be played on an iPhone, iPad, Mac or Android smartphone/ tablet.  The kids place the puzzlet tiles in the play tray to control the characters on screen and thus use them to solve a variety of challenges. Puzzlets combines hands on play with interactive gaming and encourages kids to be creative, as many of the levels can be solved in more than one way. It can be enjoyed by 1 or 2 kids at a time and is suitable for ages 5 and above (under 6’s may need some help from an older child or adult).  #STEAM. Available from Amazon and other retailers  for US$99. More games due to be released in 2017. Read our review and enter to win

Square Panda Phonics Set

squarepanda-638-edit1080_grandeSquare Panda Phonics Playset by Square Panda which features a bluetooth enabled playset to engage kids in learning a variety of activities from learning letters, spelling, letter sounds, rhymes, learning new vocabulary words and more.  The set consists of 45 Smart Letters, a Playset box which you pair to your iPad and holds your device while in use, access to the Square Panda Playground where you can manage a parent account, see information about your child’s progress and additional learning opportunities as well as 4 AA Batteries.  The Square Panda Playset requires either iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad Mini, iPad Air 2 or iPad Pro in order to run and you must be running iOS 8.x and above.  Read our full review to learn more and enter to win. Available from Square Panda for US$119 USD

Sphero Star Wars BB-8 App Controlled Robot

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We are Star Wars Junkies at our house.  Check out this BB-8 app-enabled Droid that includes an adaptive personality as you play including emotions and lets you give voice commands. Connect BB-8™ to the app and watch your Droid™ come to life. Drive BB-8 by sliding your finger on the driving pad, send him on patrol to investigate your surroundings, record and view holographic messages, and more. BB-8 droid is more than a toy – it’s your companion. You can even watch the force awakens with him and see his reactions! This is a “hot” must have toy that we can’t wait to get our hands on!Available from Sphero, Amazon and Target for US$149

 

Pokemon Go Plus

pokemon-go-plusPokemon Go has been the big mobile app hit of the year with millions of kids (and adults!) up and walking around searching for Pokemon, Poke Balls, Berries, and Pokemon Eggs. I love how it gets my kids out and active but don’t always love how they hog my phone when playing. The much anticipated Pokemon Go Plus is a wearable device that links to your smartphone through Bluetooth. It lets you know when a Pokemon is nearby by the LED flashing and the device mildly vibrates. With it they can collect Poke Balls, Berries, and Pokemon Eggs without having to look at your smart phone and receive notifications when they are near a Pokestop. They still need to have your phone nearby but it can spend most of its time in your pocket and they can look at their surroundings instead of at a screen. This is such a hot item that it is really hard to find but we’d recommend you keep checking Amazon in case more come into stock. Available fromAmazon and other retailers RRP US$39.99

 

BlueBee Pals Pro

Huhudson-the-puppy-pro-510x510dson the Puppy from Bluebee Pals is a talking toy that works with your smartphone or tablet. It is designed for toddler through early elementary school age children, and by pairing it with apps can be educational as well as fun. You don’t need to buy proprietary apps for Hudson to work- he works with the educational apps you already own.  The Bluebee Pal connects to your iOS, Android or Bluetooth enabled device and the mouth of the toy moves while connected to a huge variety of apps including the ability to read a story including from an app on your smartphone, play music, interact with AAC apps, and speech related apps. My two year old loves to hear stories and will sit and have the “read to me mode” activated while he listens to his favorite stories and looks at the pictures on my iPad Mini.  Available from BlueBee Pals and Amazon for US$64.99. Read our review and enter to win

Skylanders Imaginators

skylandersimaginatorsSkylanders , the original and immensely popular, toys-to -life action figure and video game is back with a new adventure- Skylanders Imaginators. Kaos is back and with the ancient power of Mind Magic creating an unstoppable army of Doomlanders! But Eon is undeterred and is fighting back with the help of a new series of characters: Skylands’ greatest mystic warriors, the Senseis. As well as the Senseis you can use all your old characters from previous Skylanders games and  use the power of your imagination to create your own Skylanders help to save Skylands. It is available for Wii U, XBox 1, XBox 360, PS3 and PS4. Available from Amazon , Target and many retailers for US$74.99 

 

Malia’s House

beach_house_2_web_large-800x546Malia’s House from Build & Imagine combines dress up dolls, a building toy and a dolls house all-in-one. The award winning Build & Imagine toys were designed to get girls interested in building by providing them with a more creative, imaginative experience than standard building blocks. The kit has 10 square, 4 triangular and 2 rectangular panels. These are illustrated on both sides and snap together magnetically. The child can use their imagination to decide which scenes to include and what shape to build, every time they play they can rebuild it in a slightly different way. There is a working door and lots of different rooms and scenes illustrated on the panels, including furniture and indoor and outdoor scenes such as a kitchen, bedrooms, beach, garden and pool. The kit also includes 2 magnetic dolls- Malia and her friend Skyler plus lots of magnetic clothes, pets and accessories than can be used with the set. I love how my daughter not only creates different scenes and dollhouses with it, but that she also loves to tell stories about what is happening as she plays. A great #STEAM gift and it can be combined with other Build & Imagine play sets for even more creative possibilities. Read our review and enter to win
 Available from Amazon and toyshops for US$59.99

 

Zumo Learning System with Android Tablet

ZumoLearning_Image3Zumo Learning System with Tablet from Zyrobotics is a learning system that makes apps switch accessible so everyone can use them.  In the box is Zumo the Turtle, an Android Tablet in a kid proof case which comes pre-loaded with Zyrobotics apps. You can either buy the turtle switch and use it with your own tablet or buy the entire Zumo Learning System.  Read our full review to learn more about the great apps and how the turtle makes items accessible
Available from Amazon for US$159

 

RCA PRO12 Android 2-in-1 RCA PRO 12 inch HD 32GB 2-in-1 Android Tablet Hybrid

rct6223w87sk_black_2Many kids and college students are doing a lot of schoolwork now on Chromebooks or tablets. For many Google docs seem to be replacing using Word. A great gift for older kids, teen and college student is a 2-in-1  such as the new RCA Pro12. This allows them to use it like a Chromebook or laptop to work in Google documents and search the web, but also acts as a touchscreen tablet for educational apps. The new RCA Pro12 has a 12.2″ HD screen and 32GB built in storage which you can affordably expand by up to an additional 128GB by adding a Micro-SD card such as the SanDisk Ultra 128GB . It comes with a removable folio keyboard case that attaches easily and securely via a magnetic connector. The PRO12 has a 13.GHZ quad core processor and uses native Android Marshmallow 6.o as it’s operating system. Users can choose from the huge range of apps available from the Google Play Appstore. It can be powered by the included AC adapter or via micro-USB, it has a rechargeable battery that lasts up to 8hrs. This is a great gift for students of all ages that they can use to do homework, listen to music, watch videos, search the web, answer emails and play fun and educational apps. Available from Amazon and other suppliers RRP  US$279.99. Look at for it on Home Shopping Network on December 2nd too!

 

Kensington Hi-Fi Headphones with Mic

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If your kid loves playing games, doing schoolwork, or watching videos on a tablet or computer a must-have to save your sanity is a good pair of headphones. Kensington’s Hi-Fi Headphones with Mic are a great option and good value for money too. They are designed especially for kids head, yet look grown up enough that a teen or tween won’t be embarrassed to use them. They are well made, durable, have good sound quality, will fit a variety of head sizes and are a great choice both for home and school use. Priced at under $25 they are a great value. They even have a microphone which folds away when not in use. Available Kensington.com, Amazon and other retailers.from  for US$24.99. (Currently only $19.99) Read our review.

 Motion Pen Kids – Stylus for Children

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The MotionPen Kids Stylus by Widevantage is a rounded thick stylus designed especially for kids, even younger ones that may not yet have a mature grasp pattern.  The stylus is rounded and has a rubberized tip on each end.  There are native apps made by Widevantage that you can use, which include erasing simply by flipping over the stylus, hovering your stylus over your device and more.  No batteries to replace, no Bluetooth to connect, simply pull out of the box, enter the number of your stylus and you are on your way to drawing fun.  My 8 year old had so much fun with the Motion Crayon app and we even played Pictionary using our iPad Mini. Read our full review and enter to win. Available from Widevantage and Amazon for US$22.25

Galaxy ZEGA Tank Battle Game

galaxyzega2In Galaxy ZEGA, the real and virtual worlds collide. The kit comes with 2 remote control tanks (others can be purchased separately) and a magnetic snap together battlefield. Galaxy ZEGA is a tank battle toy,  played with individuals and teams on a real-world battlefield using palm-sized tanks (called ZEGAs). Players shoot their opponents with lights to gain points and eventually earn up to 30 more skills so they can disable other ZEGAs with virtual ‘oil spills,’ freeze opponent’s speed and more to win battles.  I got to play this hands-on recently and it was really fun, the ZEGAS are very fast, responsive and easy to control via your tablet or smartphone. If you want to play quickly they can be used as remote control vehicles without the battlefield, but using it gives places for the tanks to hide and using it adds anther dimension to the play.  Starter Set available from GalaxyZEGA.com and other retailers for US$149.99

Know Yourself Adventure Series

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The Know Yourself Adventure Series is a monthly subscription kit which explores a new system of the human body each month.  I tested a kit that included the five senses which included an interactive comic book,  time travel, hands on experiments including the cylinders to capture items related to our senses, historical figures and stories which explained the body or a mystery of the mind.  This is a great monthly gift that keeps on giving.  Be sure to read our full review for a chance to win a 3 month subscription. Available from Know Yourself for US$29/month or $359/year.  As a subscription box this is a gift that keeps on giving throughout the year. Read our review and enter to win a 3 month subscription

 

For additional gift ideas check out our other Holiday Gift Guides.
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Stack the States® 2 by Freecloud Design, Inc. – Review



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What we love…

beautiful graphics, fun educational learning app that has kids wanting more!

What we’d love to see…

more backgrounds to stack the states on, ability to have multiple chances to guess the answer

Summary

Fun educational app that has fantastic content and leaves kids asking for more iPad time so they can play and learn!  I call that a huge win!

Our Rating

 

Stack the States® 2Stack the States 2 is a fun new app from FreeCloud Design’s Dan Russell Pinson.  You learn state capitals, cities, shapes, landmarks, flags and then after you answer a question correctly you can drop the animate state on the screen – but watch out if you are not careful your hard work tumbles away!   In our house – my son doesn’t always realize how lucky he is to test out brand new apps before they are released in the app store.

I’m happy to say that Stack the States 2 is our latest “must have”!  My son woke up this morning and told me he had to show me how many new states he had earned and at the same time showed me that he had learned all of this great trivia and what states looked like what.  I call that a huge win especially because educational apps are not always his first choice to play during free time.

After successfully completing each level, you earn a new state.  The app allows you to set up multiple profiles so a parent can have a different profile than kids or multiple kids can play and the app can narrate and be based on what they have completed so far.  The app includes an interactive map with major cities and a 3D visual of each state with 10 different 3D scenes with various locations – we loved New York, Hawaii and Chicago the most especially the dolphins jumping.  As you become more proficient with the app, you earn new states and unlock new games.  I also liked that if you answered a question wrong, the app told which state you answered incorrectly and gave you the chance to learn.  The app contains new questions, two bonus games Connect 2 and Capital Tap as well as 3D models of 90 landmarks!  You can read our review of the original Stack the States which we also rated five stars here.  The questions are laid out in a simple format easy for early readers and in the Capital Game it also shows the state as well as a field of four choices to pick from.

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I love the graphics, the narration, the ability to practice motor planning to set the states correctly so they don’t tumble but most of all I love all of the educational value in the app.  The voice mode is very helpful for non-readers or early readers who are not yet able to read the trivia questions.  When you are in the trivia game and answer correctly you “drop” or place the state to stack them – it’s fun for a variety of reasons but with Chicago it’s even more fun because you get the bean shape to stack on.  I also loved that I could share tidbits about each state with my son – his class recently did a travel fair and learned a little about a number of states while focusing on a specific one.  I liked that he was able to translate some of the things he learned in school from the shape of the state to the capital and use that knowledge within the app.  When I was younger I had the opportunity to travel via motor home to many of the states in the United States – I’m glad I can share my love for states with my son via the iPad and he can experience it sooner than I did in a fun interactive way!  Even as a mom, I found myself playing Stack the States more than a few times.  It’s addictive, it’s fun and it’s a great way to practice critical thinking and recall skills.  My son studied Alaska for the travel fair and was excited to show me “what it really looked like” in topography as well as cities and landmarks including Mt. Denali.  It was great to see he took what he had learned through research and was able to translate that to the app.  I also liked that it did not have a timer which reduced the anxiety of my son to “be right” he could answer quickly if he knew the answer or narrow it down if he did not.

In terms of enhancements, I’d love to see more backgrounds to stack the states on.  I also found that at times I would earn the same state in the same game multiple times.  I’m sure some of this was because I missed questions or my son did, but to get the same state right after previously getting it was a bit surprising.  It might also be nice for younger users if you could toggle to have two chances to guess correctly – sometimes my 7 year old was able to narrow it down to one or the other and made a guess.

Stack the States 2 moves the bar higher from a traditional learn about this state app – to one that is more interactive and fun for kids to play.  I love seeing my son’s “aha moments” as he grasps new facts he has learned and shows me his knowledge within the app.  The bar has been set high here and I can’t wait to see what other apps come from FreeCloud design.  There are no in-app purchases, external links or integration with social networks.  It is pure geographic fun!


Stack the States® 2
Stack the States® 2
by Freecloud Design, Inc.

Category: Education, Family, Educational, Games
Requirements: Compatible with iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPhone4S-iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5-iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen-iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPhone5c-iPhone5c, iPhone5s-iPhone5s, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6-iPhone6, iPhone6Plus-iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen-iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s-iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus-iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE-iPhoneSE, iPhone7-iPhone7, iPhone7Plus-iPhone7Plus, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74
Size: 150.15 MB

$2.99USD

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12 Great Christmas Gifts for Kids from Tots to Teens- The iMums Christmas Gift Guide 2015 Part 1

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As the holidays draw near it is time to start thinking of Christmas Shopping. Santa is busy checking his list to see who’s naughty or nice, but what is on your shopping list this year? The iMums have 12 great gift ideas for the children on your list from tots to teens. We have included educational toys and games that get children thinking, creating, reading and moving. For the older kids we have included products to teach them about electronics, robotics, STEM, as well as affordable cellphones and gifts for the Minecraft fan and music lover.

 

Bluebee Pals Interactive Bluetooth Enabled Soft Toys

BBPALS2BlueBee Pals are big, cuddly, totally adorable stuffed animals that connect to your iPad, iPhone or other device via Bluetooth. They act as a speaker for the music or app playing on your device and can also be used as a speakerphone. The animal’s mouth moves in time to what is being said/ sung to give the illusion that the animal is actually talking! They are a great way to get children engaged with educational apps and stories. Available from the BlueBee Pals website ,  Toys R Us, Walmart and other retailers. Price: $64.99. Read our full review and ENTER TO WIN!!

Lil’ Monkey Climbing Dome

lilMonkey3Lil’ Monkey Climbing Dome is a climbing dome with a difference- not only is it a lightweight, flexible climbing frame, it also comes with it’s own augmented reality app! It is easy to assemble, lightweight & flexible yet strong and well-made. It can be used outside or indoors- where It also makes a great base for a fort when used indoors! The target age range of 3-6 is a good guide, but slightly older kids will enjoy it also. Available from Amazon Price: $139.99. Read our full review.

Tiggly Shapes by Tiggly

tigglyTiggly Shapes is a physical toy which is used with your iPad or Android device. It is designed to help 18 – 36 month olds learn basic shapes in a tactile format as well as on the iPad. It comes with three different fun apps: Tiggly Safari, Tiggly Stamp and Tiggly Draw. Toddlers can touch the shapes physically and feel the “bumps” which make the shape, as well interact with the iPad apps by pressing the shapes on the screen and the app will identify if it is the correct shape or not. Read our full review . Available from Amazon or Tiggly.com Price: $20-30

Smart Toy by Fisher Price

mrmThe Smart Toy – or as my kids call him Mr. M has brought delight to both my 18 month old and 7 year old. He helps us practice our clean-up skills when we are done playing, reads stories and adventures that are developmentally appropriate depending on your kids age and more. One of my favorite features is that Mr. M will listen to what my kids tell him and then remember it. Each time he “wakes up” which is done by turning the power on, he states the date, the weather and says hello to his “friend”.Read our full reviewAvailable from Toys R Us Price: $99.99

Dash™ Robot by Wonder Workshop

Dash draws 2Dash is a really fun educational Robot. He comes with 5 different free apps allowing children to operate him with a simple remote control on a tablet, or learn to program him to do complex tasks using Blockly or Wonder. He is very maneuverable and has proximity sensors, lights, microphone and speakers. New challenges are constantly being added to keep children engaged and learning. Brick connectors let you add your own accessories using Lego, a variety of accessories are also available. designed for ages 5-12+. Read our full review. Available from Wonder Workshop and Amazon Price: $149.99

 

Flash & Thunder by INVICTA Challenge

PDFforReferenceFlash & Thunder is set during WW2 and tells the story of Turner Turnbull, a Native American paratrooper, and his incredible leadership during D-Day. The set includes a graphic novel, a mission packet with 15 cards, maps, a 6″ action figure and online interactive video game (which will be available in app form soon.) The player reads the mission cards and studies the maps to learn the historical background before reading the novel. As they read the story they need to make decisions that decide the fate of Turner and his men, and affect the course of history. Will the mission succeed or fail? That depends on how well they have studied the operations packet. Read our full review and ENTER TO WIN! Available from Barnes & Noble Price: $34.99

 

Pet Portrait Studio by Build and Imagine

Build-Imagine_Pet_portrait_bath_closeup_WEBWith the Pet Portrait Studio from Build & Imagine right brain meets left brain with a combination of a magnetic building set and creative storytelling inspiration. The set includes 10 dual-sided magnetic panels, 2 dress up dolls, 4 wooden pets and 40+ magnetic accessories. The child can build their pet studio in any configuration they like using the panels, and then use the people, pets and accessories to act out stories.  Read our Full Review.  Available from Build & Imagine, Amazon& other retailers. Price: $49.99

 Ozobot Bit 2.0

ozobotOzobot Bit 2.0 is a tiny, fun, interactive must have science and learning toy which will teach your kids the fundamentals of Blocky programming while they are having fun and grooving to the music! Read our full review. Available from Amazon Price: $59.99

 

Gameband + Minecraft Wearable

GAMEBAND-BIG_1For Minecraft fans the GameBand+ is both a fashion statement and a way to take your Minecraft worlds on the go. It is a digital watch, a cool wearable, and a secure way to back up and carry your Minecraft worlds, allowing you to use them on any computer. As well as the physical backup on the Gameband there is also a backup via the cloud to the Gameband servers so if you ever lose or damage your Gameband you can still recover your worlds. Read our full review. Available from  AmazonTarget, GameStop, Best Buy &  Microsoft Stores. Price: $79.99

TEXTNOW Affordable No Contract Smartphones

If your Tween or Teen wants a Cellphone for Xmas TEXTNOW is an affordable way of  providing them with their own no-contract smartphone. The handsets are very affordable, there is no commitment and no overage fees. Plans start at $18.99/ month including unlimited texts, US calls and 2g data, plus varying amounts of 3G/ 4G data. Phone prices include:  LG Realm and LG Tribute are free;  Moto G is just $4.99, and the Galaxy S4 for just $149.99. On Black Friday they have even better deals! Read our full reviewAvailable from  the TEXTNOW website.

 

iBT29 Bluetooth Color Changing Dual Alarm Clock FM Radio from iHome

iBT29_DC2_48cH9MV.jpg.450x400_q85Do you have a teen who has a hard time getting up in the morning? The iBT29 could be the perfect gift for them. It has dual alarms, an FM radio and allows them to play music from their Smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth or aux-in jack. It also has a USB charging port and fun color changing light display.Available from iHome, Amazon, Bed,Bath & Beyond and other retailers. Price: $59.99

DIY GAMER KIT from Technology Will Save Us

DIYGAMER The DIY Gamer Kit includes an Arduino microprocessor and all the components needed to build a hand held gaming unit with 8 x 8 LED matrix display. As they build it the teen learns about electronics and soldering. Once it is built they can learn to code classic games on it and then design their own games. For ages 12+ Available from Technology Will Save Us. Price: $98 (free shipping)

You may also wish to check out our Christmas Gift Guide 2015- Part 2- 22 Terrific Tech Gifts.

GIVEAWAYS

Enter to win an adorable Sammy Bear from Bluebee Pals ($64.99 VALUE)

Enter to win a complete Flash & Thunder set from Invicta Challenge including Interactive Graphic novel, Mission Cards, Map, Video game and Figure ($34.99 VALUE)

Enter to win a Bevy Photo Storage Device ($299Value)

25 Great Halloween Book Apps For Kids



Halloween is almost upon us, and a great way to get in the mood is to read Halloween books on the iPad with your children. You will find classic Halloween tales and new original stories. There are stories about witches, pumpkins, bats, vampires and Trick or Treating. From stories for toddlers and pre-schoolers to ones the whole family will enjoy. We first published this list in October 2012 and have updated it for Halloween 2014.

Here are some of our favorite Halloween Book apps:


It’s The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown
by Loud Crow. For Halloween nostalgia nothing beats the peanuts gang. Loud Crow have done a great job of bringing this Halloween Classic to life. It is presented as a pop-up book and you can read it yourself or have it narrated by Peter Robbins (the original Charlie Brown). It has animations, interactive elements and the original music and dialog. You can also carve a pumpkin which then appears in the app. There is also an option to dress a Peanuts Character in a costume and he will appear in the app wearing it. The developer has recently removed all in-app purchases, and the huge range of costumes are now free. A must have Halloween app.
Download here:It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown – Loud Crow Interactive Inc.
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Category: Books, Entertainment
Requirements: Compatible with iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPhone4S-iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5-iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen-iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPhone5c-iPhone5c, iPhone5s-iPhone5s, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6-iPhone6, iPhone6Plus-iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen-iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s-iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus-iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE-iPhoneSE, iPhone7-iPhone7, iPhone7Plus-iPhone7Plus, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74
Size: 134.86 MB

$5.99USD

What Was I Scared Of ? by Dr Seuss  by Oceanhouse Media. This is one of my all time favorite Dr Seuss books and it is great to have it available as an app. In this classic tale the hero meets “a pair of pale green pants with no-body inside them”, at first he convinces himself that he isn’t scared but the more often he seems them the more terrified he gets. Eventually he discovers that the pale green pants are just as scared of him, and they both realize that just because they are different it doesn’t seem they should be afraid of each other and they become friends. [Here is our full review]
Download here:What was I Scared of? – Dr. Seuss – Oceanhouse Media
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The Witch With No Name by SlimCricket. A funny and very interactive tale about a witch who has lost her name, and is very grumpy as a result. Her Bat Battina decides to help her find her name, and together they go about collecting all the ingredients needed for a spell to find out her name. This app is really well done, fun, well narrated and the reader really gets to be part of the story with several mini-games, such as tiding and sorting a room when trying to find a missing ingredient and helping to cast spells. This will be enjoyed by pre-schoolers and elementary school aged children. A beautiful 3-D story, well worth the price tag. there is also a cheaper iPhone version, and a free lite available.

Download here: The Witch With No Name HD – SlimCricket

The Witch With No Name HD The Witch With No Name HD by SlimCricket
Category: Books, Games, Adventure, Educational
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone3GS-iPhone-3GS, iPhone4-iPhone4, iPodTouchFourthGen-iPodTouchFourthGen, iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPhone4S-iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5-iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen-iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPhone5c-iPhone5c, iPhone5s-iPhone5s, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6-iPhone6, iPhone6Plus-iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen-iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s-iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus-iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE-iPhoneSE, iPhone7-iPhone7, iPhone7Plus-iPhone7Plus, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74
Size: 268.04 MB

$2.99USD

The Little Witch at School by SlimCricket. This is the prequel to The Witch With no Name. The Little Witch is a pupil at the Chickenwich Elementary School, she and her classmates are preparing to take their first witchery and wizardry examination. Will the Little Witch and Peepo pass all the challenges ? Will their spells work ? How does the Little Witch lose her name ? You’ll have to read the story to find out. This interactive book app includes six games as well as the story and the game difficulty can be adjusted. This will be enjoyed by pre-schoolers and elementary school aged children. is a free lite version available

Download here: The Little Witch at School – SlimCricket

The Little Witch at School The Little Witch at School by SlimCricket
Category: Books, Education
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone3GS-iPhone-3GS, iPhone4-iPhone4, iPodTouchFourthGen-iPodTouchFourthGen, iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPhone4S-iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5-iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen-iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPhone5c-iPhone5c, iPhone5s-iPhone5s, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6-iPhone6, iPhone6Plus-iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen-iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s-iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus-iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE-iPhoneSE, iPhone7-iPhone7, iPhone7Plus-iPhone7Plus, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74
Size: 210.48 MB

$2.99USD


The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin
 by Oceanhouse media.The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin is a charming, wholesome story about social acceptance and includes a very important message for kids (and adults) that it’s OK to be different. In the story, Spookley is ostracised by the other pumpkins because of his odd shape but as the storm sets in and rolls the round pumpkins uncontrollably across the pumpkin patch towards a raging river, Spookley saves the day by blocking the hole in the fence where the round pumpkins are escaping. This is one of our must-have apps! [Here is our full review]
Download here: The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin – Oceanhouse Media
The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin by Oceanhouse Media
Category: Books, Education
Requirements: Compatible with iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPhone4S-iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5-iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen-iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPhone5c-iPhone5c, iPhone5s-iPhone5s, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6-iPhone6, iPhone6Plus-iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen-iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s-iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus-iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE-iPhoneSE, iPhone7-iPhone7, iPhone7Plus-iPhone7Plus, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74
Size: 35.23 MB

$2.99USD

The Berenstain Bears Go On A Ghost Walk by Oceanhouse Media. In this tale Berenstain Bears are getting ready for Halloween and Papa Bear is in charge of setting up the school’s Ghost Walk. He gets carried away and forgets Mama Bear’s advice that “one person’s fun is another person’s nightmare”. Papa Bear learns his lesson and realizes that Halloween can be fun without being scary, he then scales back the fright factor and everyone has a fun time at the Ghost Walk. A great app for talking to children about all the elements of Halloween in a non-scary way. [Here is our full review]
The Berenstain Bears Go on a Ghost Walk The Berenstain Bears Go on a Ghost Walk by Oceanhouse Media
Category: Books, Entertainment
Requirements: Compatible with iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPhone4S-iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5-iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen-iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPhone5c-iPhone5c, iPhone5s-iPhone5s, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6-iPhone6, iPhone6Plus-iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen-iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s-iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus-iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE-iPhoneSE, iPhone7-iPhone7, iPhone7Plus-iPhone7Plus, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74
Size: 27.65 MB

$3.99USD

CountDracu1 by Denny Kurien is an interactive book app staring Count Dracu jr. a friendly vampire from Toronto, Canada. It is designed for preschoolers and aims to introduce kids to multiculturalism while they have fun solving problems. The action takes place in Count Dracu’s house where players get to explore 11 scenes in sequence and meet his 11 multicultural friends.
[Read our full review]
Download here: CountDracu1 : Meet My Monster Friends Storybook – Denny Kurien

CountDracu1 CountDracu1 by Denny Kurien
Category: Books, Entertainment
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone3GS-iPhone-3GS, iPhone4-iPhone4, iPodTouchFourthGen-iPodTouchFourthGen, iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPhone4S-iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5-iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen-iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPhone5c-iPhone5c, iPhone5s-iPhone5s, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6-iPhone6, iPhone6Plus-iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen-iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s-iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus-iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE-iPhoneSE, iPhone7-iPhone7, iPhone7Plus-iPhone7Plus, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74
Size: 68.45 MB

$0.99USD

Even Monsters Get Sick by Busy Bee Studios is an adorable story about a boy named Harry and his new pet monster Zub.  Harry had to disguise his new friend Zub before bringing him home through his neighborhood.  Unfortunately, Zub wasn’t as interactive as Harry would have liked, despite a trip to the movies and a peppermint ice cream sandwich.  Finally, Zub sneezed and Harry discovered his friend was sick. [Read our full review.]

Even Monsters Get Sick Even Monsters Get Sick by Busy Bee Studios
Category: Education, Books
Requirements: Compatible with iPadWifi-iPadWifi, iPad3G-iPad3G, iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74
Size: 154.64 MB

$0.99USD

Even Monsters Are Shy by Busy Bee Studios  tells the story of Ben and his monster Gurk. Ben receives Gurk as a birthday present and although they have a lot of fun together, they are unable to enjoy group activities because Gurk is extremely shy. Ben wants to take Gurk to see the circus and tries to help him be more comfortable making new friends and being with others, but nothing works… [Read our full review.]

Download here:Even Monsters Are Shy – Busy Bee Studios
Even Monsters Are Shy Even Monsters Are Shy by Busy Bee Studios
Category: Education, Books
Requirements: Compatible with iPadWifi-iPadWifi, iPad3G-iPad3G, iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74
Size: 381.11 MB

$0.99USD

Trick or Treat – Little Critter by Oceanhouse Media. This gentle tale is a perfect introduction to Halloween for Toddlers, preschoolers and Kindergarten students. Little Critter is preparing for Halloween, he goes shopping for Halloween decorations and costumes. Then the family go to a farm to choose a pumpkin, they have a hayride and pick the perfect pumpkin. His little sister doesn’t want the pumpkin to be carved so they draw on it instead. On Halloween they have a party at school and go trick or treating.
Trick or Treat - Little Critter Trick or Treat - Little Critter by Oceanhouse Media
Category: Books, Education
Requirements: Compatible with iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPhone4S-iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5-iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen-iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPhone5c-iPhone5c, iPhone5s-iPhone5s, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6-iPhone6, iPhone6Plus-iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen-iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s-iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus-iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE-iPhoneSE, iPhone7-iPhone7, iPhone7Plus-iPhone7Plus, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74
Size: 34.08 MB

$0.99USD

Tilly Witch – by Don Freeman from Auryn This is a classic Halloween story based on the book published in 1969 by Don Freeman, the author of the Corduroy books. Tilly is the Queen of Halloween, the meanest witch in all Witchdom. One day she is playing at being happy and it sticks – she can’t go back to being mean. But what does this mean for Halloween, who will scare the children? Tilly gets sent back to witch finishing school  to re-learn the tricks of the trade. There is a free lite version available.

Download here: Tilly Witch – Don Freeman’s classic Halloween story book for kids (iPad version, by Auryn Apps) – Auryn Inc.

Tilly Witch Tilly Witch by Auryn Inc.
Category: Education, Books
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone3GS-iPhone-3GS, iPhone4-iPhone4, iPodTouchFourthGen-iPodTouchFourthGen, iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPhone4S-iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5-iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen-iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPhone5c-iPhone5c, iPhone5s-iPhone5s, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6-iPhone6, iPhone6Plus-iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen-iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s-iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus-iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE-iPhoneSE, iPhone7-iPhone7, iPhone7Plus-iPhone7Plus, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74
Size: 184.98 MB

$1.99USD

 

Monsters University Storybook Deluxe by Disney. The story introduces us to Mike, whose dream is to enter “the best scaring program in the world” at Monster’s University. As the story of how Mike and Sully became BFFs unfolds, the reader receives gentle prompts to investigate the app’s hot spots. As it begins, the story draws the reader in, inviting her to create an ID -– just like at a real college! Kids can also return later to create additional IDs for their siblings, friends, or even their stuffed animals….. [Read our full review.]

Download here:Monsters University Storybook Deluxe – Disney
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Hattie, the Backstage Bat – by Don Freeman. Another classic tale from Don Freeman. Hattie lives alone in the dark backstage of a deserted theatre. Mr Collins, the stage doorman is her friend and they keep each other company. One day a theatre company comes to stage a new play and Mr Collins tells Hattie to hide away. The play is a mystery and Hattie is fascinated by a character dressed as a bat, can she resist the temptation to fly on stage during the performance? There is a free lite version available.

Download here: Hattie, the Backstage Bat : a classic Don Freeman story book for kids (iPad version, by Auryn Apps) – Auryn Inc.

Hattie, the Backstage Bat Hattie, the Backstage Bat by Auryn Inc.
Category: Education, Books
Requirements: Compatible with iPadWifi-iPadWifi, iPad3G-iPad3G, iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74
Size: 84.5 MB

$1.99USD

 

Doubting Dasha– by Tatyana Miranova. This is a story best suited to older children (9+), its  haunting background music and gloomy colors may a little scary for younger children. In this epic tale Dasha is a brave and kind little girl who ventures into the forest in her search for her village’s stolen grain. The reader gets to choose which of the 4 paths Dasha should take, depending on which path is taken, the Hungry Zombie, Scary Witch, Werewolf or Giant Troll await. These strange creatures speak in rhymes and they look menacing, however Dasha does not believe they are evil, she immediately senses their troubles and offers to help them.   [Here is our full review]

Download here: Doubting Dasha – Lazy Bird, Inc.

Doubting Dasha Doubting Dasha by Lazy Bird, Inc.
Category: Books
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone3GS-iPhone-3GS, iPadWifi-iPadWifi, iPad3G-iPad3G, iPodTouchThirdGen-iPodTouchThirdGen, iPhone4-iPhone4, iPodTouchFourthGen-iPodTouchFourthGen, iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPhone4S-iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5-iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen-iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPhone5c-iPhone5c, iPhone5s-iPhone5s, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6-iPhone6, iPhone6Plus-iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen-iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s-iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus-iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE-iPhoneSE, iPhone7-iPhone7, iPhone7Plus-iPhone7Plus, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74
Size: 48.66 MB

$2.99USD

BOO! from Picpocket books is a very gentle introduction to Halloween for young readers. It has cute illustrations, piano music playing in the background, and a child narrator who introduces witches, ghosts, bats, a haunted house and more in a totally non-scary way. Good for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and early elementary school-aged children.

Download here: Boo! HD – PicPocket Books
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I Don’t Like Spiders They Walk on The Sky by Touchscreen Tales is an imaginative story about how a little girl and her daddy got tricked by a spider who wanted to eat them and how they were saved! A new update is in the works for Halloween where children get to dress up their illustrated and animated on-screen alter-ego with plenty of scary costumes, save it to the camera roll and share it! This fun storybook is full of actions and will appeal to children up to lower elementary school level.  [Here is our review]
Download here: I Don’t Like Spiders, They Walk On The Sky – Touchscreen Tales
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I’m Scared –  By Blackfish Customizabooks. This FREE book app is very customizable. In this story the chid meets a creature that scares them, but they find out the creature is as scared as they are, and that they actually have a lot in common,  and they end up becoming friends. You can change the names and sexes of the characters, and even what kind of creature the child is scared of. All of its customizable features make it a great app for working through a child’s own fears, and you can also change it to include classic Halloween characters such as a Zombie,  giant spider, ghost or skeleton. It includes an IAP ($1.99) for a second book “The Halloween Monsters” about monsters who like to dress up as kids on Halloween.

Download here: I’m Scared plus The Halloween Monsters – A Blackfish Children’s Book – Customizabooks LLC

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The Monster at The End of This Book ….. Starring Grover by Sesame Street. The main character in this story, loveable furry old Grover comes to life through animations and activities throughout the book. I really liked that the reader could personalize their name on the bookplate. Grover acts out the various scenes in the book which include: tying the pages together, building a wooden wall and finally building a brick wall. [Read our full review]
Download here The Monster at the End of This Book…starring Grover! – Sesame Street
The Monster at the End of This Book...starring Grover! The Monster at the End of This Book...starring Grover! by Sesame Street
Category: Books, Entertainment
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone3GS-iPhone-3GS, iPadWifi-iPadWifi, iPad3G-iPad3G, iPodTouchThirdGen-iPodTouchThirdGen, iPhone4-iPhone4, iPodTouchFourthGen-iPodTouchFourthGen, iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPhone4S-iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5-iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen-iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPhone5c-iPhone5c, iPhone5s-iPhone5s, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6-iPhone6, iPhone6Plus-iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen-iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s-iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus-iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE-iPhoneSE, iPhone7-iPhone7, iPhone7Plus-iPhone7Plus, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74
Size: 194.42 MB

$4.99USD

Another Monster at the End of This Book….Starring Grover and Elmo by Sesame Street, is a wonderful sequel to the original Monster at the End of this Book. The book features lovable Furry old Grover and his pal Elmo as they read the story. The book provides an interesting contrast as Elmo is excited to get to the end of the book, while Grover is worried about what lies ahead.

[Read our full review]
Download here Another Monster at the End of This Book…Starring Grover & Elmo! – Sesame Street

Another Monster at the End of This Book...Starring Grover & Elmo! Another Monster at the End of This Book...Starring Grover & Elmo! by Sesame Street
Category: Books, Family, Games, Educational
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone3GS-iPhone-3GS, iPadWifi-iPadWifi, iPad3G-iPad3G, iPodTouchThirdGen-iPodTouchThirdGen, iPhone4-iPhone4, iPodTouchFourthGen-iPodTouchFourthGen, iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPhone4S-iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5-iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen-iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPhone5c-iPhone5c, iPhone5s-iPhone5s, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6-iPhone6, iPhone6Plus-iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen-iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s-iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus-iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE-iPhoneSE, iPhone7-iPhone7, iPhone7Plus-iPhone7Plus, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74
Size: 188.47 MB

$3.99USD

Biscuit Visits The Pumpkin Patch by Zuuka Incorporated is a sweet storybook app aimed at young toddlers and preschoolers telling the tale of Biscuit the delightful yellow puppy and his adventures at the pumpkin patch.  This universal app features Biscuit as he meets up with various friends in the pumpkin patch including a puppy and a bunny.  The app features narration with word highlighting and has bonus features like a sticker book, coloring pages and animation on many of the pages.

Download here:Biscuit Visits the Pumpkin Patch – zuuka incorporated

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Elly Book: 9 – The Spooky Party by Jon Higham. Elly the Reindeer is back for her 9th adventure – this time Elly has been invited to a Halloween themed costume party and she has a hard time deciding what to wear. She visits her friends to get costume advice and help making her costume. This is a book for younger readers and is not scary at all – recommended for toddlers, preschoolers and early elementary school age children. [Here is our full review]
Download here:Elly Book 9 – the spooky party – Dipali Vaidya
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Vlad’s Vampire Bats
 by Frosby apps. Vlad is is vampire with a problem – every animal he touches turns into a bat, so his castle is full of them. He feels sorry for all the bats he has created, and is also sad – he’d love to meet another vampire but they are all scared off by his bats. Then he meets Vera he loves him just as he is. It is a cute story with some fun interactive elements, and is nicely narrated with word highlighting as it is read. Suitable for preschool and early elementary school age children.
Download here: Vlad’s Vampire Bats – Frosby Studios
Vlad's Vampire Bats Vlad's Vampire Bats by Frosby Designs Ltd.
Category: Books, Education
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone3GS-iPhone-3GS, iPhone4-iPhone4, iPodTouchFourthGen-iPodTouchFourthGen, iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPhone4S-iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5-iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen-iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPhone5c-iPhone5c, iPhone5s-iPhone5s, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6-iPhone6, iPhone6Plus-iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen-iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s-iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus-iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE-iPhoneSE, iPhone7-iPhone7, iPhone7Plus-iPhone7Plus, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74
Size: 29.76 MB

$1.99USD

Five Little Pumpkins by Dan Yaccarino. In this iBook adaptation of the classic Halloween Rhyme Dan Yaccarino’s beautiful artwork brings the story to life. There is spooky background music, optional narration and interactive elements such as pumpkins that light up, ghosts and witches that fly away A great rendition of this classic Halloween rhyme for toddlers, preschoolers and early elementary school age children.
Download here: Five Little Pumpkins – Dan Yaccarino
Five Little Pumpkins Five Little Pumpkins by Dan Yaccarino
Category: Counting & Numbers, Books, Kids, Basic Concepts, Young Adult, Holidays & Celebrations, Halloween
Requirements: Compatible with
Size: 7.36 MB

$5.99USD

Haunted House ~ 3D Pop-Up Activity Book by StoryToys Entertainment Limited is not a story but rather a series of fun interactive activities presented as a 3-D pop-up book. It has eleven different 3-D scenes to explore with ghoulish games and creepy activities. It is professionally narrated and can be enjoyed in English, French, German or Spanish. The eerie background music and sound effects really set the scene. It does have in-app purchases for additional activities (stickers and jigsaw puzzles – currently $2.99 to unlock all) but the book is very enjoyable without these.
Download Here: Haunted House ~ 3D Pop-Up Activity Book – StoryToys Entertainment Limited
Haunted House ~ 3D Pop-Up Activity Book Haunted House ~ 3D Pop-Up Activity Book by StoryToys Entertainment Limited
Category: Books, Entertainment
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone3GS-iPhone-3GS, iPhone4-iPhone4, iPodTouchFourthGen-iPodTouchFourthGen, iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPhone4S-iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5-iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen-iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPhone5c-iPhone5c, iPhone5s-iPhone5s, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6-iPhone6, iPhone6Plus-iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen-iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s-iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus-iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE-iPhoneSE, iPhone7-iPhone7, iPhone7Plus-iPhone7Plus, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74
Size: 142.95 MB

$1.99USD

Rio 2 Sky Soccer Halloween by Cupcake Digital is a universal app which stars the characters from the hit movie Rio 2. It is a really two apps in one –  a narrated storybook app and a game app. The story is not Halloween themed, it retells part of the Rio2 movie, but the app also includes 3 different soccer related games including Spooky Soccer especially for Halloween. In Spooky Soccer the graphics, music, obstacles and sound effects and all create a spooky atmosphere. The soccer ball is replaced by a Jack-o-Lantern, and there are 40 levels to unlock. The dead trees littering the landscape add even more challenge as the player tries to navigate around them, or use them for rebounds. [Read our full review]
Download here:

RIO 2 Sky Soccer Halloween! – Cupcake Digital

Angry Birds Angry Birds by Rovio Entertainment Ltd
Category: Games, Arcade, Entertainment, Action
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone4-iPhone4, iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPhone4S-iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5-iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen-iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPhone5c-iPhone5c, iPhone5s-iPhone5s, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6-iPhone6, iPhone6Plus-iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen-iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s-iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus-iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE-iPhoneSE, iPhone7-iPhone7, iPhone7Plus-iPhone7Plus, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74
Size: 167.37 MB

$FREE

The iMums Favorite iOS Accessories for Health and Fitness

With today’s hectic lifestyles keeping fit and healthy in both body and mind can be a real challenge. However as time goes by there are more and more accessories available for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch that aim to help with encouraging us to lead a healthier lifestyle. Over the last few months The iMums have been testing out many of these products and here are some of our favorites.

iBitz™ PowerKey and Unity Activity Trackers unity black
iBitz™ PowerKey and Unity Activity Trackers by Geopalz are a great solution if you want to get the whole family exercising more. They come in a range of colors so every family member can choose their own color. The Powerkey is designed for children and comes with their own app. Children can earn points for exercising which can be exchanged for time playing video games or coins for Club Penguin or virtual food and energy for their virtual pet. The Unity is designed for parents and you can link the whole families trackers to the parent app. The trackers are tiny and operate on a button battery that lasts approximately 6 months. They track steps, distance and calories burned.  Read our full review here. Available from iBitz.com and many retailers for US$$34.99  Powerkey and $49.99 Unity

 

TINKÉ tinke blue
TINKÉ by Zensorium is a tiny little device that you attach to your iPhone or iPad to monitor your fitness and wellness with the touch of a thumb! It measures 4 parameters – breathing rate, heart rate, Blood Oxygen Saturation % and Heart Rate Variability (HRV). It is available in Apple 30 pin and Lightning versions. It has 2 modes- Vita where you measure you overall fitness by checking Heart and respiratory rates and blood oxygen, and Zen where you measure your HRV. In Zen mode you can practice slow, steady breathing whilst watching expanding and contracting concentric circles to help calm and de-stress you. I love how small and portable it is and that once it is plugged into the iPhone or iPad you literally only touch your thumb to it to start recording.  Read our full review here. Available from Zensorium.com for US$119

 

Fitbit One fitbit
Fitbit One by Fitbit  is a small wearable device, around the size of a thumb drive, that keeps track of how many steps you take in a 24 hour period and will also track the distance you’ve travelled, the number of stairs climbed, the amount of calories you’ve burned and can monitor your sleeping habits. What I love most about the Fitbit, apart from being a fantastic source of motivation, is the social aspect. You can share your achievements with your friends online and even make new friends through the supportive community found on the Fitbit website. Read our full review here.  Available from FitBit.com and major retailers for US$99.95

 

BodyMedia CORE Armband bodymedia core
BodyMedia CORE Armband by BodyMedia is a band designed to be worn on your arm that tracks your sleep and movements to track exercise.  he device works using two silver plates which are on the underside which collect information about skin tempature, and response as well as an accelerometer help it to collect data on your movement and activities.  One of the things to consider with this device, is that access to the dashboard requires a subscription which is available either monthly or annually for about $6.99 a month.  I found that BodyMedia made me more accountable for my exercise and helped me ensure I met my goals each day.  .  Read our full review here. BodyMedia CORE retails for between $99 – $150 USD at retailers and can also be purchased via the BodyMedia website

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Inner Balance by HeartMath. Managing stress levels is a vital part of your overall health and wellness and the Inner Balance is designed to help with that. It consists of a sensor that clips to your earlobe and is connected via a wire to a dongle that plugs into your iPhone or iPad (30 Pin version available, lightning version coming soon). The app aims to de-stress you and improve your HRV (Heart Rate Variability). It does this by coaching you and getting you to practice heart-focused breathing and activate a positive feeling.  It recommends practicing 3x a day and keeps a record of your practice sessions, the app includes 3 different screens you can choose from to focus on during your sessions. Read our full review here. Available from: the Heart Math website, it is available in different bundles priced from $99.

Fitbug Air fitbug air
Fitbug Air by Fitbug . The FitBug Air is one of a variety of fitness trackers available from FitBug. The Air measures your steps and calculates calories burned. the number of steps can be viewed directly on the device or on the free iOS app. FitBug also has a website where you can track your calorie intake, find healthy recipes and fitness advice.By filling out a health profile, answering some questions and doing a simple fitness test FitBug will tailor your goals to suit your current fitness levels and targets. It gives you goals for total daily steps, aerobic steps and nutritional intake. If you need some additional encouragement you can join in their online community and join a “footfall fantasy league” where you compete against family and friends or strangers to see how many steps you can take. Available from FitBug.com for US$49.99 including 12 months membership of FitBug.com

HB234JayBird BlueBuds X Premium Bluetooth Headphones
The BlueBuds X from JayBird are sweat proof Bluetooth Headphones that allow you to listen to your favorite music using your iPhone or Android Smartphone via Bluetooth without any cords.   They have a great battery life of about 8 hours when listening to music, which I typically stream, and allow you to have a telephone conversation as well.  I loved that you could share them within the household and that they would pair to multiple devices; and that I wasn’t constrained by having to ensure that my cord was long enough to reach from my pocket where my iPhone was to the headphones. Read our full review of BlueBuds Xhere. Available from JayBird, Amazon and other retailers.  RRP: $169

Mystery Math Museum by Artgig Apps – Review



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Review by Fides

What we love…

Museum theme that exposes children to history and the arts, multi-user capabilities, ability to change skill setting anytime during the game

What we’d love to see…

Short description for each museum piece

Summary

A top notch app that gives children plenty of opportunites to sharpen their math skills while having fun.

Our Rating

Mystery Math Museum is an excellent follow up to Artgig Apps’ Mystery Math Town.  In Mystery Math Town, children solved addition, subtraction, and multiplication problems while searching houses and mansions for coins and missing fireflies.  This time, along with addition, subtraction, and multiplication, they will also be solving division problems while searching different museums for coins and missing dragonflies.

I really like the museum theme because it introduces and exposes children to history and the arts.  They have an art, music, western, ancient culture, sports, prehistoric, and space museums.  Children are sure to be entertained by all the items they see in the museums.  Clicking on museum items will bring up an audio related to the particular piece.  I like this feature specially in the music museum since it helps children learn what the instruments sound like.  I think it would be great if, in the future, clicking in museum items would also bring up a short description of the item.  Imagine what amazing educational value it adds if, say, when you click on a piano you get a pop-up that shows the type and name of the musical instrument; or when you click on a painting, you get a description that includes the name, artist, time period, and medium used for the piece.

Other things I like in Mystery Math Museum include the ability to create accounts for multiple users, the ease of setting skill levels before and anytime during game play, the option to include tally marks and dice.  The game play is simple to understand, a lot of fun, and gives children so many opportunities to sharpen their math skills.  They will have to go through each museum once to find the dragonflies and several times more to find coins that will earn them paintings for their own gallery.

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Mystery Math Museum is a top notch app for developing mathematical skills that children will absolutely enjoy.  I highly recommend it!

You can download the app here for $2.99!

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Category: Education, Strategy, Games, Educational
Requirements: Compatible with iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74
Size: 506.54 MB

$3.99USD

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The iMums’ Halloween Picks for Fun and Learning 2013



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We first published this list in October 2013 and have updated it to include some new favorites. In this selection you will find educational apps and apps that are just for fun. The apps include ones that word on spelling, early maths, puzzles, dot-to-dot, hidden objects, music, coloring,  and drawing. we have included many free and low-priced apps. Also check out our Favorite Halloween Book Apps.

Room on The Broom Games by Magic Light Pictures. This delightful app is a collection of mini-games suitable for preschool and early elementary school age children. It is based on the award winning book “Room on the Broom” written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler. The app is accompanied by peaceful background music, but Axel’s beautiful illustrations are really the star of the show. For fans of Room on the Broom this is a must-have app, and those not familiar with the book will enjoy it too – and may be tempted to get the book or the movie! This app is a great choice for a non-scary Halloween themed app. [Here is our full review]

Download here: Room on the Broom Games – Magic Light Pictures Ltd.

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Category: Education, Educational, Family, Games
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone3GS-iPhone-3GS, iPhone4-iPhone4, iPodTouchFourthGen-iPodTouchFourthGen, iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPhone4S-iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5-iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen-iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPhone5c-iPhone5c, iPhone5s-iPhone5s, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6-iPhone6, iPhone6Plus-iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen-iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s-iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus-iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE-iPhoneSE, iPhone7-iPhone7, iPhone7Plus-iPhone7Plus, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74
Size: 152.5 MB

$2.99USD

iLuv Drawing Halloween by Learn with Fun Apps. With this app your child can learn how to draw 14 Halloween characters by following step by step directions. Included in the app are a vampire, mummy, pumpkin, owl, bat, zombie, ghost, devil, skeleton and mummy and more. They can choose from a selection of different backgrounds and decorate it with stickers too. Using the iLuv drawing apps is great for increasing their confidence in their ability to draw, learning new drawing skills and it improves their on paper drawing skills too.

Download here: iLuv Drawing Halloween HD – learn how to draw halloween characters step by step – MyVijan LLC

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My Beastly ABC’s by Duncan Studios. My Beastly ABC’s by Duncan Studios is a delightfully designed ABC app designed to teach and entertain children with an interactive storybook format featuring vibrant illustrations and animations that children and their parents will love. The interactive story features a little boy who goes from morning when he gets up on the “wrong side of the bed” and his beastly adventures throughout the day with a variety of mythical creatures on every page in alphabetical order. The app is narrated or “performed” by the well-known British actor Jim Dale, who has narrated all seven books in the Harry Potter series. [Here is our full review]

Download here: My Beastly ABCs – Duncan Studio

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Mystery Math Town by Artgig Studios. Educational and entertaining, this beautifully done app will sharpen children’s mathematical skills as they explore Mystery Math Town and get acquainted with it’s fascinating residents and learning at the same time. This app is geared toward elementary school age children and practices addition, subtraction and multiplication. [Here is our full review]

Download here: Mystery Math Town – Artgig Studio

Mystery Math Town Mystery Math Town by Artgig Studio
Category: Education, Games, Educational, Strategy
Requirements: Compatible with iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74
Size: 304.82 MB

$3.99USD

Toontastic by LaunchPad Toys. Toontastic is a fun creative storytelling tool. Children can use it to create their own spooky Halloween cartoons using characters in the app or ones they create themselves. It comes in 2 versions – Toontastic Free, which has in-app purchases for additional character sets and creative tools,  and Toontastic All Access which includes all the characters and tools. Your child can upload their finished cartoons to the ToonTube to share with family and friends. Check out our great Toontastic Halloween competition. [Here is our full review of Toontastic All Access]

Download here: Toontastic: FREE – Launchpad Toys

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Giggle Ghosts by Busy Bee Studios. Aimed at children aged 2 – 99 this app is an adorable way to practice physics while also practicing our counting skills, trajectory (ghost bounces) and having fun at the same time. This app goes from easy levels to more progressively difficult and you may find that younger children have a difficult time with the higher levels. Even as a parent, I enjoy this one! [Here is our full review]

Download here:Giggle Ghosts – Busy Bee Studios

Giggle Ghosts: Counting Fun! Giggle Ghosts: Counting Fun! by Busy Bee Studios
Category: Education, Educational, Games, Family
Requirements: Compatible with iPadWifi-iPadWifi, iPad3G-iPad3G, iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74
Size: 30.1 MB

$0.99USD

Plume’s School Halloween  by Mathilde Lemee is about Plume and her friends as they learn words related to Halloween. The app practices vocabulary, practicing ABCs, fine motor skills through drag and drop, memory skills by matching a written word to an image. The app is available in English and French and is geared to children from preschool through early elementary school.

Download here: Plume’s school – Halloween – HD – for 2-7 years old – Mathilde Lemee

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Category: Education, Games, Educational, Family
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone3GS-iPhone-3GS, iPadWifi-iPadWifi, iPad3G-iPad3G, iPodTouchThirdGen-iPodTouchThirdGen, iPhone4-iPhone4, iPodTouchFourthGen-iPodTouchFourthGen, iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPhone4S-iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5-iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen-iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPhone5c-iPhone5c, iPhone5s-iPhone5s, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6-iPhone6, iPhone6Plus-iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen-iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s-iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus-iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE-iPhoneSE, iPhone7-iPhone7, iPhone7Plus-iPhone7Plus, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74
Size: 25.38 MB

$FREE

Eye Paint Monsters by Curious Hat. With this FREE app you can use your creative side to produce some fun Halloween pictures, including monsters, bats, a ghost and a witch. The app includes pictures by artist Francesco Chiacchio. These are fun, cartoon- like renditions and you can use your iPad or iPhone camera to find the right color for a section you want to color in. You can also use your camera to create the background for the picture – so the monster could be in your living room or the ghost sitting next to your child. The brush feature gives you more creative possibilities by letting you just use your camera image in the area you draw with the paintbrush.

Download here:EyePaint Monsters – Curious Hat

EyePaint Monsters EyePaint Monsters by Curious Hat
Category: Education, Entertainment
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone3GS-iPhone-3GS, iPadWifi-iPadWifi, iPad3G-iPad3G, iPodTouchThirdGen-iPodTouchThirdGen, iPhone4-iPhone4, iPodTouchFourthGen-iPodTouchFourthGen, iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPhone4S-iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5-iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen-iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPhone5c-iPhone5c, iPhone5s-iPhone5s, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6-iPhone6, iPhone6Plus-iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen-iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s-iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus-iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE-iPhoneSE, iPhone7-iPhone7, iPhone7Plus-iPhone7Plus, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74
Size: 60.14 MB

$FREE

Halloween Heroes – Fun & Ecofriendly costumes for kids by Yogome. Want to celebrate Halloween in a green way ? This app from Yogome encourages children to think green, it has 5 fun Halloween themed mini-games which all involve sorting recyclables. It also contains tips for a greener Halloween and Halloween crafts from recycled and re-purposed materials.
Download here:Halloween Heroes – Fun & Ecofriendly costumes for kids – Yogome, Inc

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First Words Halloween by Learning Touch. This app by Learning Touch is for pre-readers to learn letter recognition with fun animations and sound effects. This app features bright illustrations and entertaining sounds focused on a Halloween theme and includes objects and costumes such as a witch, hat, pumpkin and many more. [Here is our full review]
Download here:First Words Halloween – Learning Touch

First Words Halloween First Words Halloween by Learning Touch LLC
Category: Games, Education, Educational
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone3GS-iPhone-3GS, iPhone4-iPhone4, iPodTouchFourthGen-iPodTouchFourthGen, iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPhone4S-iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5-iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen-iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPhone5c-iPhone5c, iPhone5s-iPhone5s, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6-iPhone6, iPhone6Plus-iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen-iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s-iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus-iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE-iPhoneSE, iPhone7-iPhone7, iPhone7Plus-iPhone7Plus, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74
Size: 15.56 MB

$1.99USD

Build A Scare by BrettIn this cute app you get to build your own monster and then turn him into a jigsaw puzzle. You start by picking a background and a body. Then for arms, legs, noses, eyes, ears/horns, and mouths you spin a spinner to see how many parts you can add e.g. 3 noses, then you pick the noses from a selection of ten different ones. Once you have made your monster you can save him to your photo roll, make a puzzle from him (with 3 difficulty levels), make a new monster or make a jigsaw out of any picture in you photo library. Very bright colorful graphics make cheerful friendly monsters. This app can be enjoyed from toddlers up through elementary school age.

Download here:Build a Scare HD – Brett Latimer

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Spooky Groove Created by Twiny Vine Apps, this app is “spooktacular” and promises musical Halloween delight. It is a musical game app which allows the user to tap on a variety of objects in a Halloween themed background using the objects as instruments including: pumpkins, gravestones, a witch’s hat, a boiling cauldron and five instruments. The user can turn on and off various lights as well as find hidden objects within the scene. Aimed at children age 3 and older. [Here is our full review]

Download here: Spooky Groove – Jill Pestka

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Spooky Story Dice by Thinkamigo. If you love telling spooky stories, especially over Halloween, you’ll love Spooky Story Dice. Featuring realistic dice sounds and images, you roll the dice to generate different ideas for a scary story. This app is great for all ages and you don’t need to be able to read to play but you do need an imagination!

Download here:Spooky Story Dice – Thinkamingo

Spooky Story Dice Spooky Story Dice by Thinkamingo
Category: Education, Games, Educational, Dice
Requirements: Compatible with iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPhone4S-iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5-iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen-iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPhone5c-iPhone5c, iPhone5s-iPhone5s, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6-iPhone6, iPhone6Plus-iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen-iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s-iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus-iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE-iPhoneSE, iPhone7-iPhone7, iPhone7Plus-iPhone7Plus, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74
Size: 36.69 MB

$0.99USD

Henry’s Spooky Headlamp by Campfire AppsAimed at children aged 2 – 6 this app is a “find a hidden object” app where you have a flashlight controlled by your fingertip and you must find a variety of objects within the app. My son loves playing with this app and it helps practice fine motor skills, search and find, matching as well as having the “spooky” component to it, but is not too scary.

Download here:Henry’s Spooky Headlamp – Campfire Apps, LLC.

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Casper Scare School -Costume Closet by Mindshapes. Aimed at children 3-6 years, this app will help strengthen the users short-term memory and introduce them to memory recall, object recognition, sorting and grouping by mixing and matching a variety of costumes for Casper and his friends, Mantha and Ra, to dress up in. They can be anything from Frankenstein or a Fairy to a hairy Werewolf and all spooky things in between! [Here is our full review]

Download here:Casper Scare School – Costume Closet – Mindshapes Limited

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Toca Kitchen Monsters by Toca Boca. In this FREE monster version of Toca Kitchen, children will love to cook and feed the monsters while they watch the monsters play and mess around with the food! There are the usual kitchen appliances and food can be seasoned, cut, boiled, fried, microwaved, blended or prepared in any combination of these methods. Children can explore what food each monster like or hate and the preferred way of food preparation while learning about the simple science of cooking and food vocabulary. There is even a vegetarian food option. [Here is our full review]

Download here:Toca Kitchen Monsters – Toca Boca AB

Toca Kitchen Monsters Toca Kitchen Monsters by Toca Boca AB
Category: Education, Entertainment
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone3GS-iPhone-3GS, iPhone4-iPhone4, iPodTouchFourthGen-iPodTouchFourthGen, iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPhone4S-iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5-iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen-iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPhone5c-iPhone5c, iPhone5s-iPhone5s, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6-iPhone6, iPhone6Plus-iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen-iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s-iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus-iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE-iPhoneSE, iPhone7-iPhone7, iPhone7Plus-iPhone7Plus, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74
Size: 61.42 MB

$FREE

Coloring Pages – Spooky coloring book for kids full of fun monsters like zombies, witches, ghosts and vampires By Weiner Family Studios. is a cute coloring book app with monsters, ghosts and vampires. You use the app like a coloring page and then you can save your images to the camera roll, look at older versions of the same picture while being able to share them with others. A delightful twist on a spooky (but not scary) classic coloring book.

Download here:Coloring Pages – Spooky coloring book for kids full of fun monsters like zombies, witches, ghosts and vampires – Weiner Family Studios

Coloring Pages - Spooky coloring book for kids full of fun monsters like zombies, witches,  ghosts and vampires Coloring Pages - Spooky coloring book for kids full of fun monsters like zombies, witches, ghosts and vampires by Weiner Family Studios
Category: Education, Family, Games
Requirements: Compatible with iPodTouchSecondGen-iPod-touch-with-mic, iPhone3G-iPhone-3G, iPhone3GS-iPhone-3GS, iPadWifi-iPadWifi, iPad3G-iPad3G, iPodTouchThirdGen-iPodTouchThirdGen, iPhone4-iPhone4, iPodTouchFourthGen-iPodTouchFourthGen, iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPhone4S-iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5-iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen-iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPhone5c-iPhone5c, iPhone5s-iPhone5s, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6-iPhone6, iPhone6Plus-iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen-iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s-iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus-iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE-iPhoneSE, iPhone7-iPhone7, iPhone7Plus-iPhone7Plus, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74
Size: 9.44 MB

$1.99USD

Halloween Kids Puzzles: Pirate, Vampire and Mummy Games for Toddlers, Boys and Girls by Scott Adelman

This Halloween puzzle app contains 12 different Halloween themed jigsaw puzzles. For each puzzle you can vary the number of pieces- 9,12, 16, 20 or 24 pieces, and switch the background picture and piece outlines on or off. The pictures are colorful, friendly images based on the Halloween theme such as dancing ghosts or children trick or treating. Completing the puzzle triggers an animation. A free lite version is also available.

Download here:Halloween Kids Puzzles: Pirate, Vampire and Mummy Games for Toddlers, Boys and Girls – Scott Adelman

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Category: Games, Puzzle, Education, Family
Requirements: Compatible with iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPhone4S-iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5-iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen-iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPhone5c-iPhone5c, iPhone5s-iPhone5s, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6-iPhone6, iPhone6Plus-iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen-iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s-iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus-iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE-iPhoneSE, iPhone7-iPhone7, iPhone7Plus-iPhone7Plus, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74
Size: 53.3 MB

$1.99USD

Wood Puzzle Halloween HD by Tropisounds. This puzzle app is suitable for very young children, it contains 15 different Halloween themed shaped “wood puzzles” which are are accompanied by Halloween sound effects and children saying “Trick or Treat”. The pictures are cute not scary (for instance the ghost costume comes apart to show the child underneath the costume). There is a baby mode where the puzzle puts itself together and 2 levels of difficulty- with rotation of pieces on or off. Suitable for toddlers and preschoolers. iPhone version also available.

Download here:Wood Puzzle Halloween HD – Tropisounds

Wood Puzzle Halloween HD Wood Puzzle Halloween HD by Tropisounds
Category: Education, Games, Puzzle
Requirements: Compatible with iPadWifi-iPadWifi, iPad3G-iPad3G, iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74
Size: 26.79 MB

$0.99USD

I SPY Spooky Mansion HD by Scholastic. Classic ISPY game where you hunt for hidden objects all over a spooky mansion, you can zoom in and out to look for details. Good for elementary school age children, my son has had hours of fun with this app. There is also an iPhone version available.

Download here:I SPY Spooky Mansion for iPad – Scholastic Inc.

I SPY Spooky Mansion for iPad I SPY Spooky Mansion for iPad by Scholastic Inc.
Category: Games, Puzzle, Education, Family
Requirements: Compatible with iPadWifi-iPadWifi, iPad3G-iPad3G, iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74
Size: 128.64 MB

$3.99USD

Carve-a-Pumpkin from Parents® magazine. With this FREE app you can pick and carve your Jack-o-Lantern with no knives required ! Choose from a variety of pumpkins, then “carve” your pattern or choose from a variety of wacky eyes, noses, and mouths. You can save your creation to your camera roll or share it.

Download here: Carve-a-Pumpkin from Parents magazine – Resolute Digital, LLC

Carve-a-Pumpkin from Parents magazine Carve-a-Pumpkin from Parents magazine by Resolute Digital, LLC
Category: Entertainment, Games
Requirements: Compatible with iPodTouchSecondGen-iPod-touch-with-mic, iPhone3G-iPhone-3G, iPhone3GS-iPhone-3GS, iPadWifi-iPadWifi, iPad3G-iPad3G, iPodTouchThirdGen-iPodTouchThirdGen, iPhone4-iPhone4, iPodTouchFourthGen-iPodTouchFourthGen, iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPhone4S-iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5-iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen-iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPhone5c-iPhone5c, iPhone5s-iPhone5s, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6-iPhone6, iPhone6Plus-iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen-iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s-iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus-iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE-iPhoneSE, iPhone7-iPhone7, iPhone7Plus-iPhone7Plus, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74
Size: 17.98 MB

$FREE

Five Little Monkeys Halloween by Loeschware. With this app your children can practice addition and subtraction of Halloween clad monkey’s, opposites such as stop/go, on/off, open/close, and touching a variety of objects within the room.  Reading and Singing using word highlighting to encourage early pre-reading skills.  Fun interactive elements include a candy surprise, a friendly spider, Halloween costumes on the characters as well as a dancing skeleton.
Download here:Five Little Monkeys Halloween HD – LoeschWare

Five Little Monkeys Halloween HD Five Little Monkeys Halloween HD by LoeschWare
Category: Games, Education, Educational
Requirements: Compatible with iPadWifi-iPadWifi, iPad3G-iPad3G, iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74
Size: 21.07 MB

$1.99USD

The iMums Favorite Protective Cases for the iPad and iPad mini

The iMums are proud to showcase some of our favorite case reviews that we have done.  Many of these are “durable” cases for your iPad to help keep it child-safe and protected despite any unexpected drops, finger print smudges or other things that your child might do to your iPad.

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Survivor from Griffin Technology

Are you looking for a child friendly case for your iPad 2 or iPad 3 which meets or exceeds US Department of Defense Standards? Griffin’s Survivor does all that and more. The Survivor features a poly carbonate frame with shock absorbing silicone and a built- in screen protector to ensure your screen doesn’t get scratched, covered with fingerprints or worst case cracked in a fall. There are hinged plugs which seal the dock connector, camera lens, headphone port, volume controls and also a bonus stand for ease of viewing your iPad on a flat surface. Available from Griffin Technology, Amazon.com,  and other retailers. RRP: US$199.99. Read our full review here

apl2-imin1-t8-1Otterbox Defender for iPad Mini from Otterbox

The Otterbox Defender cases are tough protective cases built to withstand drops, bumps and shocks. This is a very well-made case and has 3 layers: an inner hard plastic shell which includes a built-in screen protector, an outer silicone layer and a removable shield/ stand. The multiple layers of the case do a great job of protecting the mini.  It feels rugged enough to protect against bumps and falls and I feel comfortable with my children using the mini in this case. It is not waterproof, there are cutouts over speakers. headphone jacks etc, but otherwise feels like it can take pretty much whatever else your child is likely to throw at it. The outer layer has a slight texture to it that makes it feel nice and “grippy” in your hands, and unlike cases with a smoother cover it doesn’t feel likely to slip out of your hands. Highly recommended when using the iPad Mini with children or in any situation where you want a tough protective case that also looks good and has the added benefits of a built-in stand and screen protector.

Available from Mobile FunAmazon and many other retailers RRP $69.99. Read our full review here

krackenKracken A.M. S. iPad Case by Trident

The Trident Kraken A.M.S. series is Trident’s most protective line of cases.The case comes in 3 pieces and is very easy to assemble.

Inner silicone layer: this just slips on and includes plugs over the mute button, charging and headphone ports. Back cover: this is a hard polycarbonate shell that covers the back of the iPad, it clips on over the silicone layer giving extra strength and protection. it has cut-outs over the various ports and also allows the silicone to be exposed in certain areas so that the case is more “grippy”. Screen cover : the screen cover is attached to a hard plastic rim that covers the front edges of the iPad. This is slightly overlapped by the back cover around the edges of the iPad and the 2 parts of the hard plastic cover clip firmly together.  The rear cutout is where the A.M.S. accessories attach, there is an iPad stand (sold separately) which can attach here and more accessories are planned.

This is great everyday case for use with kids.  Available from Trident, Amazon and many other retailers.  RRP: $35 – 70. Read our full review here

Lifedge iPad case by Lifedge

Lifedge-iPad-2-Case-Pink-Strap-300x248Are you looking for an iPad case that takes whatever life (or your child) throws at it? Then you should check out the Lifedge iPad case. Lifedge’s parent company is Scan Strut a British company that has been designing products for marine electronics for over 25 years, so they have plenty of experience in protecting delicate electronics from the environment. This case was originally designed for use on boats so has a number of features that make it useful in that environment, but also make it great for use with kids. It is totally waterproof, dustproof and it floats. As a parent, drop protection is really important to me, and it performs well there too. The company has tested it by dropping it from 1 meter onto concrete, dropping on all its edges, and both the case and the iPad were unharmed.. Available from: LifeEdge. RRP $ £99 / $155 Read our full review here

GripCase and GripBase by Gripcase USA

gripcase-insideLooking for a lightweight case for your iPad that provides protection, portability, handles and is made of non-toxic materials safe for children?  Meet Gripcase and GripBase  by Gripcase USA this is a protective, lightweight case for your iPad or iPad Mini.

This case allows you to securely click in your iPad using the snug edges to hold it in while providing full access to your ports and allowing you to hold the iPad either via the handles or place it in a secure stand.  The case is made with Eva Foam and is one of the most lightweight and durable cases that I have tested on my iPad.

Speck iGuy Case & Stand

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iGuy is a freestanding case for your iPad 2/3/4 which brings a whole new level of personality to your device.  I loved that you could stand him on the coffee table with your iPad and watch a video, hold him on your lap to play with an app and even have the tactile touches of the case.  The case also worked well for Skype with family as he would stand on the table during the call instead of you having to hold the iPad steady for the camera.

The case is sturdy and easy to balance on your lap while using the iPad.  My son enjoyed carrying around the case using the arms of iGuy – something that made me a little bit nervous but the iPad seemed well protected.

Gumdrop Drop Tech Series by Gumdrop

gumdropGumDrop Drop Tech Series How do you trust your three year old with your iPad? For us, the solution was a Gumdrop  DropTech Series case. This case consists of a screen protector, clamshell plastic case covered by a rubberized “gasket” which goes around the back of the iPad.  The case also has covers over the headphone jack, power button, sound buttons as well as covering the port where you plug in your iPad into the cord for recharging.  The covers allow for easy use, but protect the actual iPad as well.

This case was the one that has the plastic hardshell on the back and an integrated screen protector. Available from Gumdrop and Amazon RRP £45, ships worldwideRead our full review here

Seidio Active iPad Case with Multi Purpose Cover For iPad 2 and 3

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Seidio Active iPad Case with Multi-Purpose Cover For iPad 2 and 3 is Seidio’s most protective iPad case. It is a 2-layer case with a matching “mounting cover” which can be used to cover the screen when not in use, or used as a stand. The main case comes in 2 parts and is very easy to assemble. First you slip on a black rubber polymer skin, making sure to line up the cutouts with the right places on the iPad. Next you clip on the hard polycarbonate “skeleton”. This cover most of the back of the iPad with fingers going up and covering all 4 corners and the mid-points of the two long sides. It includes a clear window over the Apple logo.  The case is very easy to put on and take off. It’s dual layers feel like it would protect the case pretty well in a fall, and I like that the corners are well protected.  Read our full review.  Available from Amazon for US $30.


Product pricing was correct at the time of publishing this article but is subject to change so check before purchasing. Please check the suppliers website to see if these products are available to your country.

The iMums Favorite Accessories for Dads and Graduates for iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Android and More!

As a busy parent, we love our accessories for our devices.  Below we have highlighted a few of our favorites for our Dad’s, Grads and anyone else special in your life.  All of the accessories work with a variety of tablets and smartphones including Apple, Android and more.

BlueBuds X from JayBird As a busy Mom, I like knowing that I can get my workout in – without having to worry about being tethered to my iPhone while listening to my favorite music on Pandora.  BlueBuds X from Jaybird are Bluetooth enabled earbuds that allow you to stash your iPhone or device safely in a pocket while listening to your music and doing your workout at the same time.  I love the long battery life (8 hours so you can go all week without needing a charge!), secure fit (plus the ability to take an occasional call during my walks) as well as the fact that I don’t have to worry about tangling my headphones during exercise.  They have a great case to store in as well when you are not using them.  We tested these with a wide variety of music and loved them!  Available from JayBird, Amazon and other retailers.  RRP: $169

 

Seagate Wireless Plus from Seagate  Great device for storing movies, documents, videos on the go and a fantastic alternative to bringing a portable DVD player on trips.  This device will work for many including families, travellers or anyone with an overflowing smartphone or tablet.   Portable easy to use wireless solution for storing movies, videos, pictures all without having to take up space on your device.  Also loved it streamed to three devices at once and the ability to only have to connect once Available from Seagate, Amazon and many retailers. RRP: US$199.99. Read our full review here

Room Rocker from ION Audio As a family we love music.  I was really excited to try out the Room Rocker from iON over the past month and our family is in love with it!  This speaker, which now resides in our living room has essentially replaced our music system downstairs.    We have our music collection on CD as well as iTunes and listening to it with our devices was great, but it didn’t really carry throughout the house.  The Room Rocker allows you to stream music from your bluetooth enabled device such as an iPhone, iPad, Android, laptop  or there is a port where you can plug in a separate device like an MP3 player or cellphone  and play it through the speaker.  We used it to play music from our iTunes collection as well as streaming Pandora and it sounded fantastic!  The sound in the speaker is much better than we had originally anticipated and it fills the room with great sound!  Available from ION AudioAmazon and many other retailers RRP $149.99. Read our full review here

Kensington Contour™ Overnight Backpack kensington contour open It is a very well designed overnight laptop bag, comfortable to carry, ruggedly made, with lots of cargo space. It is very well organized and well designed for simplifying airport security. The rear compartment contains the laptop compartment, which fits a laptop up to 15.6″; and the liquids pouch. It has a double zipper that allows the bag to lie flat with the laptop compartment and liquids pouch separate making it easy to put through the x-ray machine at airport security. The middle compartment has room for clothes and all his overnight essentials. The front two pockets organize his smart phone, keys, pens, credit cards, charging cables, backup batteries and other essentials. I love this backpack and highly recommend it. Perfect for the business traveller on an overnight trip. Available from many retailers including Amazon.com Kensington Contour Backpack and Laptop Case for Laptops up to 15.6 Inches (K62594AM) RRP: $89. Read our full review here

Image of FrameShift Pro iPad StandFrameShift Pro The FrameShift Pro by Insanely Great Products is designed for business use, using the iPad in the home office, using at a trade show, cooking in the kitchen and more.  The FrameShift Pro allows you to mount the iPad 2/3/4 in the stand to a table or countertop (with no tools!) and even allows you to route a charging cable in through the back of the frame, allowing your iPad to be topped with energy all day to stream video, watch video’s, mirror your iPad onto a monitor for a demonstration and more. Available from: Insanely Great Products RRP $150.00 Read our full review here

    Timbuk2 Slide Backpack for MacBook Pro and iPad HB233_AV5 The Timbuk2 Slide Backpack by Timbuk2 is a  stylish, easy to carry backpack for busy parents and families on the go. It easily carries your idevices and accessories all in a compact lightweight bag that is waterproof and ready for all of the elements. 15″ Slide Backpack for Macbook Pro and iPad is a perfect fit for busy moms and dad’s on the go!  The slim backpack has two pockets inside one for a laptop up to 15 inches and a second padded pocket which will hold an iPad.    Timbuk2 based in San Francisco, California was started in 1989 by a bike messenger named Rob Honeycutt after he had trouble finding a bag to suit his needs as a messenger.  Bags from Timbuk2 offer a lifetime warranty on the backpack and many are able to be customized, other products include luggage, messenger bags and laptop bags.RRP: US$79.95 Read our full review here

 

Breffo Spiderpodium Spiderpodium iPhone_holder_1 If you are looking for a smart phone holder you can take anywhere, the British-made Spiderpodium by Breffo is a great choice.  It is very lightweight and portable, made of soft-touch rubber coated steel but what makes it unique is its eight really flexible legs. They easily bend to any shape you need, and fold flat for storage. They can snugly hold your device, be straight, curved or curled around.The legs allow you to use it as a desk stand, connect it to a bike handlebar, a windsurfer, the air vents on your car dashboard or where ever you want to attach your phone. As well as holding  just about any smart phone you can also use it with a GPS device and with the optional camera mount kit you can even use it as a tripod or mount for your camera too. There is also a bigger version available for iPads and other tablets- the Spiderpodium Tablet. It is available in a variety of colors and is a great solution for the active man on the go to take his smart phone, GPS or camera anywhere. Available from Breffo.com RRP: US $19.99,  $30 with the camera mount .(Tablet version is $34.99). Read our full review here

 

Cygnett Workmate iPhone case  20120929-203508.jpg   The Cygnett WorkMate case for combines a heavy duty shell and impact resistant inner to defend your iPhone at work or play. Made tough for harsh environments, the WorkMate offers excellent protection from inevitable drops and knocks. The slim fit, dual material case is pocket-friendly and sure to be a favourite of the tradies. There’s access to all buttons and functions and a screen protector included.  Available from Cygnett, Amazon and other retailersRRP: US$25.00  Read our full review here 

 

Stone 3 Universal 7800mAh Extended Battery

powerocks stone 3 The Stone 3 is one of a range of back up batteries available from Powerocks. The Stone 3 capable of recharging two devices at a time and is compatible with both Apple and Android devices. It measures approximately 3″ x 3″ x 1″ and weighs approximately 250gm (about 1/2lb), making it lightweight and portable enough to easily slip in a briefcase or bag. It comes with a charging cable for charging from a USB port, and a drawstring carrying bag that has a separate section for cables. We love that it is compatible with a range of devices, can charge an iPad and iPhone at the same time, is capable of charging an iPad to 80% charge and comes with carrying bag. A great solution for charging on the go. Available from  Powerocksusa.com , AmazonPowerocks Stone 3 Universal 7800mAh Extended Battery or other retailers Cost $47-99.  Read our full review here.

ApoTop DW09 Wi-Reader APOTOP DW09The DW09 Wi-Reader is an incredibly useful gadget in a very portable package, it weights only 2 ounces and fits in the palm of your hand.  It allows easy wireless transfer of photos, videos, music and documents to and from tablets and smart phones. You can easily share these files with friends using the free Wi-reader app. It is compatible with SD cards and USB drives.  You can store your  photos, videos and music on a USB  drive, freeing up space on your iPad or iPhone then wirelessly stream it from the DW09 to up to 3 devices at once.  It also makes it easy to download or upload photos from a SD card to and from your iPad or iPhone and converts wired internet into wireless. Available online from New Egg for US$79.99. Read our full review here

For additional gift ideas check out our other gift articles for men:  Great Gifts for Dads – accessories for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch that he’ll love and 10 Cool Phone and iPad Accessories for Men you just might be tempted to keep for yourself. Product pricing was correct at the time of publishing this article but is subject to change so check before purchasing. Please check the suppliers website to see if these products are available to your country.

App Roundup – Apps for Autism Awareness 2013




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Did you know a staggering 1 in 88 people are diagnosed with Autism? April is Autism Awareness Month and The iMums wanted to showcase some of the apps that are helpful to people with this complex neurodevelopmental disorder. In addition to the apps listed below, we have reviewed a number of other special needs apps and encourage readers to visit the Special Needs category on our website to see if any would be of interest. The list was updated in April 2013  to include some newer apps that we have reviewed since the list was first published.  Also – be sure to check our our giveaways of a DreamCatcher Weighted Blanket , Print books and more on our giveaways page.  We will be launching a number of new giveaways later this week as well.  Our friends at Appabled have some fantastic giveaways well so be sure to stop by!

 

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Toby Playpad by Autism West

“TOBY (Therapy Outcomes by You) Playpad by Autism West is a comprehensive Early Intervention Program designed for parents to implement at home with their children with Autism. It is designed for children up to age six, who are not yet receiving specific interventions for Autism, or are in the early stages of therapy. TOBY has its foundation in the evidence-based interventions for children with Autism and was created by a team of professionals specializing in treatment of children with ASD, including a speech pathologist, a clinical psychologist and an occupational therapist. It combines an extensive Help Guide, Dynamic Syllabus of iPad activities and Natural Environment Training, Daily Plans and Reports all in one app.” [Full review]

TOBY Autism Therapy - On Screen & Real World Play Based Interactive Activites TOBY Autism Therapy - On Screen & Real World Play Based Interactive Activites by Autism West
Category: Education, Health & Fitness
Requirements: Compatible with iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74
Size: 292.94 MB

$25.99USD


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The Social Express by The Language Express

“The Social Express by The Language Express, Inc. is an app for children and young adults with social learning challenges. It is available for the iPad, Mac and PC.  The app consists of a series of short, high quality, animated videos about a group of friends. You see the characters interacting with each other and choose what they will say or do next, and then you get to see the consequences of that choice. The ideas behind it – the “hidden social cues” are simple basic rules for social interactions, but ones that children on the Autism Spectrum can need a lot of help learning.[Full review] Enter to win a copy! 

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   Injini Child Development Game Suite by Injini and NCsoft

“Injini is a collection of games providing learning experiences to children with developmental delays. The app has a “toy box” which includes 11 games – 10 feature games, plus the farm, which consists of 8 mini-games.  A team of game developers and early intervention specialists created the app with feedback from parents, educators and speech therapists.” [Full review]

Injini: Child Development Game Suite Injini: Child Development Game Suite by NCSOFT
Category: Education
Requirements: Compatible with iPadWifi-iPadWifi, iPad3G-iPad3G, iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74
Size: 453.72 MB

$29.99USD

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Custom Boards Premium by Smarty Ears

“An app for making your own visuals and activity worksheets using 111 easy-to-use templates and a built-in library of over 11 thousands Smarty Symbols or your own images.  The templates are grouped into 6 categories: Activities & Games, Grids & Boards, Schedules & Calendars, Worksheets, Devices & Switches, Signs & Labels. ” [Full review]

Custom Boards- Premium Custom Boards- Premium by Smarty Ears
Category: Education, Medical
Requirements: Compatible with iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74
Size: 439.46 MB

$49.99USD

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Articulate it! by Smarty Ears

“The app includes a video tutorial, which is worth watching to get an overview of how the app works and the various settings. You can choose your target words by phoneme, phonological process or manner or articulation or you can repeat the previous session. The app allows you to track data on multiple students. Once you have chosen e.g. phonemes and “s” – you have the option of working on initial, medial or final position (or any combination). When working on the target words you can see a picture, with or without text or audio. You also have the option to record the child and play it back – which children love to do” [Full review]

Articulate it! Pro Articulate it! Pro by Smarty Ears
Category: Education, Educational, Games
Requirements: Compatible with iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPhone4S-iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5-iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen-iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPhone5c-iPhone5c, iPhone5s-iPhone5s, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6-iPhone6, iPhone6Plus-iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen-iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s-iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus-iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE-iPhoneSE, iPhone7-iPhone7, iPhone7Plus-iPhone7Plus, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74
Size: 541.99 MB

$42.99USD

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Proloquo2Go by AssistiveWare

“Proloquo2Go by AssistiveWare is an Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) App, it is a universal app that can be used on  iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. The purpose of the app is to give users a voice and the ability to communicate. I found Proloquo2Go to be an app that surpassed my expectations for performance. I was blown away with the available help on the website and the seemingly endless custom options that were very easy to learn and implement.” [Full review]

Proloquo2Go - Symbol-based AAC Proloquo2Go - Symbol-based AAC by AssistiveWare
Category: Education, Medical
Requirements: Compatible with iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPhone4S-iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5-iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen-iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPhone5c-iPhone5c, iPhone5s-iPhone5s, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6-iPhone6, iPhone6Plus-iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen-iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s-iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus-iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE-iPhoneSE, iPhone7-iPhone7, iPhone7Plus-iPhone7Plus, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74
Size: 703.2 MB

$249.99USD

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Alexicom Elements Child Home by Alexicom Tech

“With over 160 Augmentative and Alternative Communication applications in the App Store and more being added every week, it is hard to imagine an AAC developer bringing anything new to the table. Alexicom has somehow managed this with its Elements series.  The Child Home app is a fully functional AAC solution geared specifically to young children.  It comes with 70 preconfigured pages that include the vocabulary and associated pictures that a child would encounter going through his day. These include eating, dressing, washing, and a wide variety of leisure activity pages. Core words are also included.” [Full review] 

Alexicom Elements Child Home (Male) Alexicom Elements Child Home (Male) by Alexicom Tech LLC
Category: Education, Medical
Requirements: Compatible with iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74
Size: 38.54 MB

$19.99USD

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Articulation Station Pro by Little Bee Speech

“Articulation Station Pro by Little Bee Speech is a very comprehensive articulation app that provides multiple opportunities for your child to pronounce and practice all the 22 speech sounds in the English language.  It is the first and only articulation app offering practice at the word, sentence and story levels.” [Full review]

Articulation Station Pro Articulation Station Pro by Little Bee Speech
Category: Education
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone4-iPhone4, iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPhone4S-iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5-iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen-iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPhone5c-iPhone5c, iPhone5s-iPhone5s, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6-iPhone6, iPhone6Plus-iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen-iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s-iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus-iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE-iPhoneSE, iPhone7-iPhone7, iPhone7Plus-iPhone7Plus, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74
Size: 406.19 MB

$59.99USD

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Picture The Sentence  by Hamaguchi Apps

“This app designed by a SLP, is used to practice listening skills, using basic pronouns and prepositions concepts, and how to process these parts into a whole sentence. Each part of the phrase is represented by a simple picture e.g. he is cutting the grass would be 3 pictures – a boy, someone cutting, and grass. The child then has to picture putting all those together in their mind and choose a picture of a boy cutting the grass from the presented images. ” [Full review]

Picture the Sentence HD Picture the Sentence HD by Hamaguchi Apps for Speech, Language & Auditory Development
Category: Education, Educational, Games
Requirements: Compatible with iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74
Size: 119.58 MB

$9.99USD

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WH Questions by Smarty Ears

“An app such as WhQuestions from Smarty Ears is an absolute life-saver. It is designed to help children acquire the important social skill of answering Wh Questions – What, Who, Where, When, Why and How. It is easy to use and has a video tutorial for beginners. It features over 200 questions in both audio and written forms, performance tracking and reporting, multiple or single players and turn-taking capability where each player can answer up to 4 questions at each turn.” [Full review]

WhQuestions WhQuestions by Smarty Ears
Category: Education, Health & Fitness
Requirements: Compatible with iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPhone4S-iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5-iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen-iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPhone5c-iPhone5c, iPhone5s-iPhone5s, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6-iPhone6, iPhone6Plus-iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen-iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s-iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus-iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE-iPhoneSE, iPhone7-iPhone7, iPhone7Plus-iPhone7Plus, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74
Size: 82.68 MB

$9.99USD

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See.Touch.Learn Pro 2012 by Brain Parade

” See.Touch.Learn Pro  is produced by Stamford, Connecticut based developer Brain Parade. The original See.Touch.Learn has been the #1 free iPad app in Australia and New Zealand and the #4 free iPad app in the USA, it is a free app with in-app purchases. STL Pro  has all the content of the original with all the in-app purchases included. The app is based on a set of high quality photo flashcards incorporated into an app. There are currently over 4,000 pictures and over 2,000 pre-made exercises, plus the ability to create your own cards and lessons. The flashcards and lessons were designed to be used for ABA therapy for Autism, and to help other special needs children to learn, but they are flexible enough that they can be used to help any child learn.” [Full review]

See.Touch.Learn Pro See.Touch.Learn Pro by Brain Parade
Category: Education, Games, Educational
Requirements: Compatible with iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74
Size: 65.53 MB

$49.99USD

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 Conversation Builder by Mobile Education Store

” Conversation Builder is part of the Builder series of Language apps from Mobile Education Store, which was founded by Kyle Thomson, to create engaging language apps for children with high functioning Autism. The concept is simple – the student sees a photograph of a child engaging in an activity, and then has a conversation with the child based on the activity. At each turn the student has to choose from 3 responses, and pick the best one for moving the conversation forward in a natural way. If they choose an inappropriate response they are gently redirected to try again, once they have the correct response they can record themselves, and then hear a pre-recorded response. This pattern is repeated, and then the student gets to play back the whole conversation – and basically hears themselves conversing with the child in the picture. This provides incredible feedback – students just love to hear themselves having a successful 2-way conversation.” [Full review]

ConversationBuilder™ ConversationBuilder™ by Mobile Education Store LLC
Category: Education, Medical
Requirements: Compatible with iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74
Size: 121.29 MB

$19.99USD

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SpeechTree by IAC Professionals

” SpeechTree is the first & only AAC app that combines a Complete AAC Communication System with an Interactive Learning Program.  The combination benefits both beginning and emerging communicators who require a lot of  practice, encouragement, instruction, and support to develop their communication skills properly.” [Full review]

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SpeechHero AAC by Andrew McKinney

” SpeechHero is an Augmentative & Alternative Communication app (AAC) designed for the iPad. The app was designed to be used without any training on AAC devices, and contains a native tutorial and integrated help system to guide users throughout the app with an easy to use interface. The app includes CoreUtterance©, which predicts likely tiles based on the last one entered. The app is loaded with thousands of such utterances generated from common English speech.”  [Full review]

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Size: 0 MB

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 Go-Go Games by Go-Go Games Studio

” Go-Go Games from Go-Go Games Studios, is an iPad only app. It is a suite of games designed to help children on the Autism Spectrum learn to notice multiple features of an object rather than honing in on just one feature. This is a perceptual skill that many children with ASD have difficulty with, and the app works to address that by using a series of fun games that work on this skill.There are 3 games in the Go-Go Games suite – Build-a-train, Wheels and Roads and Out of this World” [Full review]

Go Go Games Go Go Games by Go Go Games Studios, LLC
Category: Education, Games, Educational
Requirements: Compatible with iPadWifi-iPadWifi, iPad3G-iPad3G, iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74
Size: 20.55 MB

$3.99USD

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Kid in Story by LocoMotive Labs

“Kid in Story was designed to help parents and therapists easily produce their own stories for children. As children with Autism often respond well to social stories that include them, they wanted to include a way to easily add the child into the story.It has a tutorial book and one book included, plus templates to help you easily create your own stories. There are currently 8 templates available with more to come. They have recently added a “community library” allowing people to email them completed stories which can then be shared via the app allowing anyone with the app to download it.” [Full review]

Articulate it! Pro Articulate it! Pro by Smarty Ears
Category: Education, Educational, Games
Requirements: Compatible with iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPhone4S-iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5-iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen-iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPhone5c-iPhone5c, iPhone5s-iPhone5s, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6-iPhone6, iPhone6Plus-iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen-iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s-iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus-iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE-iPhoneSE, iPhone7-iPhone7, iPhone7Plus-iPhone7Plus, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74
Size: 541.99 MB

$42.99USD

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SpeechBox by Jonah Bonah Learning

“Speechbox for Speech Therapy by the Jonah Bonah Learning Company is an app for articulation practice, and is available in iPad or iPhone versions. It has voice prompts available in US/ UK and Australian English or you can record your own. The app contains over 700 high quality color pictures divided into “Speech Boxes.” Twenty of these are organized by letter sound e.g. “m” or “th” and there are also ten organized by subject e.g. family, clothing, colors. One of my favorite features of this app is how easy it is to make your own custom cards and boxes. Parents will really appreciate how simple this app is to use.  Highly recommended for parents and SLP’s who want a very easy to use, high quality, customizable app for articulation practice.”Speechbox is donating 5% of all sales in April to support Developers Supporting Exceptional People

SpeechBox for Articulation Speech Therapy - iPad Edition SpeechBox for Articulation Speech Therapy - iPad Edition by Jonah Bonah Learning LLC
Category: Education, Medical
Requirements: Compatible with iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74
Size: 440.82 MB

$19.99USD


SpeechBox™ for Speech Therapy (Apraxia, Autism, Down's Syndrome) - iPhone Edition SpeechBox™ for Speech Therapy (Apraxia, Autism, Down's Syndrome) - iPhone Edition by Jonah Bonah Learning LLC
Category: Education, Lifestyle
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone3GS-iPhone-3GS, iPadWifi-iPadWifi, iPad3G-iPad3G, iPodTouchThirdGen-iPodTouchThirdGen, iPhone4-iPhone4, iPodTouchFourthGen-iPodTouchFourthGen, iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPhone4S-iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5-iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen-iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPhone5c-iPhone5c, iPhone5s-iPhone5s, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6-iPhone6, iPhone6Plus-iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen-iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s-iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus-iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE-iPhoneSE, iPhone7-iPhone7, iPhone7Plus-iPhone7Plus, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74
Size: 145.93 MB

$9.99USD

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i Learn With Poko: Emotions and Colors! by TribalNova

“i Learn With Poko: Emotions and Colors! by TribalNova is an app for the iPad which features colors and emotions together. The app includes three levels in the emotions section where the child watches and listens to a video and then picks out how the character in the story feels.  in the first level it depends on your child watching facial expressions, in the second level there are additional feelings which may not exactly match the expressions of the monkey. When they identify the correct feeling they are rewarded with fireworks. The third level requires your child to identify how each character feels and find a way to make them feel good based on the scene such as giving an animal a hug after falling or fixing the snowman based on a field of three choices. This is a fantastic app for kids who need help with emotional intelligence and autism.

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Bo’s Dinnertime by Heppi Apps

“Overall this is a nice, bright, cheerful app for Toddlers and Pre-schoolers, it will appeal most to two to four year olds, but older children will have some fun with it too. It helps to get children more interested in real-life mealtimes by making a game of learning about everything involved. It is good for working on fine motor skills, counting from 1-3, following directions, simple jigsaws and shape matching. It has some fun hidden sound effects too – such as a radio you can turn on on burps when eating.  This is a great app to practice sequencing and routines for all children, not just those with special needs or autism”  [Full review]

Bo's Dinnertime Story Bo's Dinnertime Story by Heppi
Category: Education, Games, Educational, Family
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone3GS-iPhone-3GS, iPhone4-iPhone4, iPodTouchFourthGen-iPodTouchFourthGen, iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPhone4S-iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5-iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen-iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPhone5c-iPhone5c, iPhone5s-iPhone5s, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6-iPhone6, iPhone6Plus-iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen-iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s-iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus-iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE-iPhoneSE, iPhone7-iPhone7, iPhone7Plus-iPhone7Plus, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74
Size: 31.67 MB

$2.99USD

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These apps were specifically chosen to highlight Autism Awareness Month, but are only a few of the many wonderful apps available to help children on the Autism Spectrum. If you know of any other apps related to this category that you think we should review, please contact us.