TouchyBooks 2.0 reaffirms its position in the digital book revolution, bringing stories together in an easy to use and very practical digital bookstore app. TouchyBooks incorporates so many characteristics that make their books stand out. Many of the interactive features in the books stimulate children’s intuition and motor skills. Each feature is carefully studied by educators and parents to enhance a child’s experience.
California based 77SPARX Studio today introduces Puzzingo 1.0 for all iOS devices. Puzzingo re-imagines the classic toddlers’ wooden and jigsaw puzzles for the iPad and iPhone. It preserves the best of these puzzles – pattern matching, motor control, and logical thinking while incorporating animations, sound, and engaging interactivity made possible by the new technologies. Over the course of the game, kids also learn the names and sounds of different animals, letters, numbers, and toys.
Independent development team, Etienne Nguyen Tan Hon and Yong Jie Hu today introduce Wondershape 1.0, their new traditional papercutting application exclusively created for iPad. Incredible pieces of art can be instantly created giving the real life experience of cutting and design. Varied cutting and painting tools can be efficiently mixed to make authentical masterpieces. Papercutting is a full art, coming to us from the 6th century.
Available for iPhone and iPod touch, the problem solving games in Creative Genius On-the-Go! help kids learn creative thinking skills while they have a ton of fun. This convenient app provides open-ended creativity for young minds with 150 quick challenges, diversions, and scenarios that can be played anytime, anywhere. The app contains short, written prompts offering activities that children can play independently, or with family or friends. It’s a “must-have” app for travel with kids.
Marware, Inc. and Apps For Children With Special Needs are teaming up to help children by starting the 50 iPads for 50 children with special needs in 50 States campaign. Marware will be donating the first 5 iPads along with 5 Marware prize packs, to be awarded to Special Needs families in Florida, California, New York, Texas and Ohio. Businesses are encouraged to help A4cwsn reach their goal of 50 iPads by visiting their website for more information and donating whatever they can.
PixelMat has released Play Zoo 1.0 for iPad. Play Zoo is an interactive game based approach to introduce children to 18 diverse and whimsical animals, ranging from leopards and kangaroos to peacocks and ostriches. Each of the 18 animal pages is a game. A child has to find where a baby animal is hiding and then collect food or play things for the animal. Play Zoo is ideally a joint activity for a parent and a child, although children can also play with the app on their own.
Swiss development company, RIAMS Software today introduces PadDraw 1.0, their new drawing app for iPad. This children’s oriented art app gives kids of any age the power to color in scenes from PadDraw’s original picture book using a variety of tools. The app’s coloring tools range from those easy enough for a toddler to utilize, to more advanced techniques that challenge young users to color in the lines themselves, without any additional aide.
One Hundred Robots Corporation today introduces Hildegard Sings 1.0, a children’s book app about an opera-singing hippo for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. Illustrated in watercolor with 28 interactive, surprise-packed pages, this is an unforgettable story of Hildegard Rhineheffer, a lovable hippo who dreams of being an opera star. Interactive features include the ability to feed Hildegard a feast, help her try on whimsical hats, pop bubbles in her bath, and raise the curtain on opening night.
Oye Faction today announces the release of Zuma Seasons 1.0.1, an exciting new web game for iOS. The game invites players into a feud between a ferocious, child-eating eagle and a heroic and fatherly eagle who only wants to save his children from the evil eagle who kidnapped them. Players are taken on a colorful and fun visual and auditory journey and must face a wide range of obstacles throughout four major levels of play, which are divided into seasons.
The first episode of Zachy the Robot, a new interactive educational children’s cartoon series, is now available at the iTunes App Store for the Apple iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. Zachy the Robot follows the adventures of a young robot named Zachy and his friends, the Repairbots, as they fix things in Robocity. By combining over ten minutes of full-screen animation, narrative story lines and interactivity, GenevaMars is taking a new approach to children’s educational entertainment.
Kids’ favorite Lola Panda provides fun and educational moments for children between 4 – 8 years with a free new and exciting puzzle game. Lola’s Magic Cube HD Lite 1.0 is the first puzzle game in the Lola Panda game family and it has the same goal as the previous Lola games – to become kids’ global educational favorite. This cleverly designed puzzle game is a great way for kids to have fun, but also develop their skills and show their innate abilities.
Beiz announces the release of Lola’s Magic Cube 1.0 for iOS Kids’ favorite Lola Panda provides fun and educational moments for children between 4 – 8 years with a free new and exciting puzzle game. Lola’s Magic Cube is the first puzzle game in the Lola Panda game family and it has the same goal as the previous Lola games – to become kids’ global educational favorite. It comes with 3 difficulty levels and the easiest level can be played even by 4-year-old kids.
BrendaBeeBooks has released their first children’s book for iOS, Rain, Rain – Go Away! 1.1. Rain, Rain – Go Away! is a cleverly written, beautifully illustrated, interactive children’s book. The rhyming verses make it easy for kids to remember – sort of like a snappy word game. Complete with original music, interactive characters and sound effects on each page, along with read-along feature. This book is sure to be a favorite for kids and parents alike.
Tribal Nova has decided to make its iPhone app available for free and to reduce the price of its iPad apps on June 11th as a way to support Gary James’ Apps for Children With Special Needs giveaway party and the Special Needs community. This concerns i Learn With Poko: Seasons and Weather! for iPhone and iPad as well as i Learn With the Mighty Jungle: Animals! on iPad. I Learn With is a cross curricular game-based program helping prepare children for school, while having fun, one app at a time.