The iMums’ Eleven Pipers Piping iPads! Win an iPad Mini + Case + Apps – Mini Madness #11

The iMums’ Eleven Pipers Piping iPads! Win an iPad Mini + Case + Apps – Mini Madness #11

The iMums are very pleased announce the ELEVENTH in our series of iPad Mini giveaways, this is sponsored by  Hamaguchi AppsWeiner Family StudiosFairlady Media and Wanderful Interactive Storybooks. The iPad mini is the hot gift this holiday season and is a great size for children – lighter and easier to carry than the original iPad, but with access to the same great catalog of apps. The prize package, which totals to over $400, includes all you need to get started:-

  • A new Apple iPad mini 16GB WiFi;
  • A Cygnett Workmate shock-absorbing iPad mini case;
  • A huge collection of apps to kickstart your iTunes library!

Introducing our sponsors:

Hamaguchi Apps for Speech, Language & Auditory Development was founded by Speech Language Pathologist Patti Hamaguchi. Patti has been practicing as an SLP for 30 years and creating apps for the last 2 years. The company is based in California, very close to Apple HQ. The iMums have reviewed many of their apps including Fun With Directions,  More Fun With Directions, First Words International,  and Picture The Sentence. Their most recent apps are  Between the Lines level 1, level 2 and Between the Lines Advanced a series of apps to help children with Autism or others who need help interpreting vocal intonation, facial expressions, perspective-taking, body language, and idiomatic or slang expressions. All of the apps from Hamaguchi are known for being engaging with built-in reward systems that keep students motivated to practice their skills.

 

Weiner Family Studios  builds apps their own family loves to play. Their first app, A Family Matters was one of Apple’s “What’s Hot” apps and has helped thousands of families find interesting things to do and talk about in various venues. Billed as “the only app you will want your children playing at the dinner table”. It is a communication tool used by therapists with special needs children, grandparents connecting with their grandchildren,  as well as parents trying to spend a few quality minutes with their kids. Parents have used it while waiting at a restaurant, in the doctor’s office, even in line at Disney World. Weiner Family Studios also has a collection of holiday themed coloring books, perfect for helping little ones create festive pictures in a musically themed environment that is simple and fun to use.  Children enjoy the festive design and large selection of pictures. The easy-to-use tap and fill coloring style makes it perfect for younger artists. The large variety of colors and holiday patterns makes an almost unlimited number of pictures possible. All ages can enjoy these apps on their iPad, iPod or iPhone but especially 4-8 yr olds will find it engaging. Parents and therapists of children with motor skill issues and autism have commented on the hours of enjoyment this brought their children. Coloring books include: Coloring Christmas!A Valentines Coloring Book, and  Spooky Coloring Pages. To learn more about Weiner Family Studios read our developer interview.

 Fairlady Media is based in North Carolina and was founded in 2009. To date they have designed and created over 30 apps including 13 of their own such as Grandpa’s Workshop. Their newest game for children is Grandpa’s Workshop. It is a follow-up, or companion game, to their recent popular game for kids, Grandma’s Garden. They are interested in developing games for children that include more real-world content and application and a workshop seemed like a great setting to learn things like measuring, fractions, colors, and number groups. Connie designs the artwork for the apps herself. Be sure to read our review of Grandpa’s Workshop. To learn more about Fairlady Media read the developer interview.

 


Wanderful Interactive Storybooks inspires young and emerging readers to build a lasting love of language, reading and learning with rich interactive story-telling apps faithfully recreated from the works of well-known children’s authors. Their storybook apps are based on the award-winning Living Books series; indeed, the Wanderful team is led by the same team that created Living Books. We believe Wanderful storybooks are among the best examples of interactive media now available to anyone with a tablet or mobile phone, true to the authors’ original works while adding sound, music and animation to bring these storybooks fully to life. We hope you’ll agree.

Cygnett designs, develops and manufactures innovative digital accessories for the world’s most popular gadgets and technology. From cases and accessories for iPod, iPhone, iPad, smartphones and tablets to portable speakers, earphones, power products and laptop bags. The Workmate case features a heavy duty and impact cushioning layered design. The dual material case is shock-absorbing without adding bulk, offering robust defence when at work or play.

Don’t forget to also visit our  Mini Madness Page where you will find links to our other iPad Mini Giveaways and our Giveaways Page where you can enter to win more great prizes.

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Please enter via the Rafflecopter widget below. The giveaway is open worldwide, you must be over 18 years old to enter. The winners must contact The iMums within 48 hours of being announced to claim their prize and must have a valid postal address. We notify winners by email as well as announcing on our website, so make sure info(at)theimum.com is on your safe senders list so the email doesn’t get caught in your spam filter or junk mail folder.

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The iMums Give Away 14 iPad Minis in Mini Madness Campaign – News

The iMums Give Away 14 iPad Minis in Mini Madness Campaign – News

 Twelve iPad minis are being given away through Dec. 31 in a “Mini Madness” global campaign to promote quality children’s educational apps. App developers from ten countries on four continents have joined in the giveaway, which is organized by The iMums, a children’s tech review site run by four moms from four corners of the earth.

UPDATE: 14 iPad mini giveaways will be launched by Dec 10th

Open worldwide, the iPad mini giveaways kicked off in early November at www.theimums.com and will continue through Dec. 31, 2012. New giveaways will begin each Monday through Dec. 10 and will last three weeks, so some will overlap. Each giveaway is valued at over US$400 and contains an Apple iPad mini (16GB/WiFi), a ‘Workmate’ case from Cygnett and apps from the sponsoring developers.

“We wanted to do something special for the holidays, and the iPad mini would be a great family gift,” said iMum Mary Mahon, a United Kingdom native now living in California. “The iTunes platform has already been a game changer in making quality educational apps available at an affordable price. The biggest stumbling block with parents and schools getting access to these apps has been the price of the iPad. This has been gradually coming down and the mini lowers that even further.”

The iMums are a group of four moms who met online while searching for and reviewing apps for their own children. In 2011, they formed a children’s tech review site to help parents and educators find the best educational apps and technology products. The iMums are founder Amanda Powell of Australia, Alison Hirst of the U.S., Grace Shirley Chong of Singapore and Mahon. Collectively, the group has 11 children ages 1 to 18.

“We are all part of one global community of parents, teachers, therapists and developers from around the world who come together to talk about the best children’s apps, and how to make them even better,” Mahon said. “It is amazing to work with the other iMums from around the globe. We have a common goal of ensuring that our children get the best learning opportunities from these devices and are protected from inappropriate content.”

For the giveaway, The iMums pulled together developers from over 10 countries including the U.S., Canada, Singapore, The Netherlands, Australia, United Kingdom, China, France, Belarus, Greece, and Israel. Participating developers include Bamba, Heppi Apps, Loeschware, SoGaBee, Little Learning Tots, Dr Panda, Hamaguchi Apps, Curious Hat, Apps With Curriculum, Smarty Britches Nouns, Fairlady Media, Budge Studios, Wasabipro, Brush of Truth by Story Bayou, Anlock Apps, Shoe the Goose, Kidoodle, Human Body Detectives, demografix, Pic-See, Penelope the Purple Pirate, Dandelion MomsKeyStageFun, iStoryTime, Eric Sailers Apps, Tizio, KidsAndBeyond, Busy Bee Studios, Sneaky Sam, iLearnWith, Kids 1st Shape Puzzle, Treasure Kai, Ansel and Clair, Short Bald and Lanky, Oceanhouse Media, Weiner Family Studios, Frosby Apps, VCare Creation, Abitalk, Baby Learns, Mobile Education Store, Les Trois Elles InteractivePete and SneakersSmarty Ears , Wanderful interactive storybooks, Maximize Games Belugabloo and Beck and Bo.  Each iPad Mini will come with a case sponsored by Cygnett and apps donating by the participating developers.

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 The iMums’ Halloween Picks for Fun and Learning

The iMums’ Halloween Picks for Fun and Learning



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This is the second of our articles on our top Halloween App picks. The first covers Halloween book apps. This time we are focusing on Halloween apps that are fun or educational or both.

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]

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 Brett. In 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.,

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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]

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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!

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 Apps. Aimed 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.

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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]

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

Casper’s 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]

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Toca Kitchen Monsters by Toca Boca. In this 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]

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

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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.

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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

Wood Puzzle Halloween HD by Tropisounds. This puzzle app contains 15 different Halloween themed 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, preschoolers and kindergarteners. iPhone version also available.

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 (99c)

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

LEGO® Halloween Creationary by The Lego Group. In this free app you throw the dice to choose the category then race against the clock to pick which one of four spooky Lego models s being built. You can get up to 15 turns to aim for your highest score, but as soon as you guess wrongly you lose your turn.

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Tricks and Treats HD by Notus Games.This is a Halloween themed app that will appeal to parents and older children. It is a classic match three type game but all the pieces are Halloween themed, the background story is about getting ready for a Halloween party, and the app is accompanied by Halloween music. there are 100 levels and when playing the game you earn gold and silver coins which you can use to decorate the haunted house or to buy power ups (these are all bought using coins earned in the app not using actual money). The premium version contains no in app purchases, there is also a free app which allows you to lay some levels – that has an IAP for the full game. Suitable for the whole family from elementary school age up.

Tricks And Treats HD (Premium) Tricks And Treats HD (Premium) by Notus Games Ltd
Category: Games, Puzzle, Action
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: 90.75 MB

$6.99USD

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.

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

iLuv Drawing Monsters by Learn with Fun Apps. With this app your child can learn how to draw 20 different monsters by following step by step directions. 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.

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Size: 0 MB

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Eye Paint by Curious Hat. With this new FREE app you can use your creative side to produce some fun Halloween pictures. The app includes a choice of seven different pictures to color. These are fun, cartoon- like renditions of traditional Halloween pictures such as a witch, bats, and a ghost. 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 ghost could be in your living room or the witch 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.

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

Five Little Monkeys Halloween by Loeschware. With this new 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.

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

 

 

Mary is originally from England but now lives in California with her husband, dog, cat and three children. Mary and her family love Apple products and own an iPad2, iPad3, iPad Mini, iTouch, iPhone5 and several MacBook Pros. They also love cub scouts, skiing, camping and hiking. The family iPads are also used for therapy for their daughters Apraxia (speech disorder).
The Top 10 Highest User Rated Apps of 2011

The Top 10 Highest User Rated Apps of 2011

The year 2011 has come to an end and what a busy year it has been for the reviewers at TheiMum.com. We have been doing our best to bring you great, informative reviews on quality apps for the kids (and even some for the parents) but this site wouldn’t be much without the support of our loyal readers. In saying that, here they are as voted by you, TheiMum.com’s Top 10 Highest User Rated Apps of 2011!

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20111111-173306.jpgFamily Matters by Weiner Family Studios

#10 “Family Matters provides topics for your family to discuss in a variety of situations from at the dinner table, waiting in line, at a resturant, at an airport and in the doctor’s office. This app was designed because the owner was looking for a project to do with his family. Part of the proceeds from this app are donated to a family-oriented charity based on a suggestion from his children.” [Full review]

20111216-115516.jpgPreschool Edukitty by Cubic Frog Apps

#9 “A universal app which provides hours of fun teaching children a variety of games from matching patterns and sounds to colors, shapes, numbers, big and small sizes, as well as the alphabet guided by the cute kitty. There are three different skill levels that a parent can choose as well as a reward system which includes a visual reward of the kitty sliding down a slide and stamps.” [Full review]

Alien Buddies IconAlien Buddies by Artgig Apps

#8 “A universal app by Artgig Studios provides hours of fun and learning for children from preschool to early elementary school. Games include: dot to dot, matching by color, shape, letter and number (both audio and visual modes), and stickers. Using the friendly alien buddies, children can learn from a variety of characters who will teach them skills such as color recognition, letter recogntion, shapes and skills such as dragging and dropping to enhance fine motor skills.” [Full review]

Riley and the Magical Laundry Basket by Monkey Prism

#7 “The adorable Riley (voiced by an actual baby… awww) is transported to an imaginary world after falling asleep in a magical laundry basket while her Mum does the cleaning. Riley’s mission is to get to the Cupcake Palace to see the Cupcake Queen and along the way she meets some fun and interesting characters such as Jojo the helpful monkey, the beautiful magical fairy, the little candy men, the dancing dinosaurs and more (unicorns!).” [Full review]

The Monster at the end of this Book by Callaway Digital Arts

#6 “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. It was easy to figure out what you were supposed to do on each page, because a yellow circle appeared with each task, something that is very good for young readers.” [Full review]

Serving Sizer Recipe Cards by Creative Algorithms

#5 “This app allows you to copy your recipes into a database where they are all easy to find and re-size as necessary. Once you have entered the recipe, you can change the serving size and the entire recipe is converted to the number of people you need to serve. I used this app on Thanksgiving and found it was very useful in sizing recipes down for my family, plus taking photos of the various creations was wonderful so I can pull up a recipe card and see what it is that I made via a photo.” [Full review]

Toca Kitchen by Toca Boca

#4 “Toca Kitchen eatures the opportunity for children to choose a variety of foods to feed to the four characters who range from a boy and a girl to a cat and a cow. A variety of foods including: vegtables, meat, fish and fruit are available in the refrigerator waiting to be chosen by the child. The food is removed from the refrigerator and placed on the plate in front of the charater and then the preperation steps begin which range from using a food processor, boiling the item, knife, frying pan or the microwave” [Full review]

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My Playhome by Shimon Young

#3 “My Playhome brings the dollhouse into the digital age by offering an entire virtual home, complete with an adorable family of five, that kids can explore and interact with. Also available on the iPhone (Pocket Playhome!), this app features beautiful hand-drawn illustrations and realistic sounds associated with each interaction. My Playhome also has a simple user interface very easy for little fingers to control.” [Full review]

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No Dogs Allowed by Tizio Publishing

#2 “The “No Dog” is a mythical creature that can only be seen by children. You can’t say his name out loud – “he’ll hide if he hears it and just fade away”. The No Dog is a cute ball of fluff with big floppy ears, six legs, two tails and wings. The No Dog is “cuddly, and furry and bright. His job is to love kids and protect you at night.” [Full review]

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Stay At Home Mum – The Secret to Living on One Wage by Jody Allen

#1“This practical app features the same informative articles as the web-based site in a well organised, easily accessible format for your iDevice. You’ll find advice on how save money, simple and scrumptious recipes and ultimately, tips on how to live more frugally and survive on one wage.” [Full review]

The users have spoken! A huge congratulations to the developers of these wonderful apps. Our #1 app receives three months free advertising on TheiMum.com! You can vote for your favourite apps at any time by giving them a rating at the bottom of their review and the highest rated apps at the end of the year will once again be featured. We look forward to bringing you more reviews in 2012!

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