Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Top Apps: Sanity saving games to entertain girls aged 7-10



Over on our Facebook Fan page, we hold a regular discussion time where you can ask all our fans for advice.  If you have a question to ask, please head over to our Facebook page where you can easily enter your question for discussion by using the Questions tab.  Lyn asked:

I am looking for games for girls from the age of 7 to 10.  Can you help at all please?

It seems that 7-10 year old girls are hard to buy for in more ways than one and that a lot of people have this same question.  Answers from our fans allowed us to produce the following list of games for girls aged 7-10.
** Please note: Some of these apps have in-app purchases, but they can easily be disabled in the settings of your device. There are also ads and social network links in some of these apps. Only the app's developer can control when an app is free or not. All apps that we post as free are verified to be free at the time of this post. We make no guarantees otherwise.**


Minecraft - Pocket Edition by Mojang

Rivkah replied: Not sure if you could call it a game but mine loves Minecraft (I hate it when her brothers join the game lol).  My daughter is 9.

From iTunes:
Minecraft is about placing blocks to build things and going on adventures!

Pocket Edition includes randomly generated worlds, multiplayer over a local Wi-Fi network, and Survival and Creative modes. You can craft and create with your friends anywhere in the world so long as you have hands spare and battery to burn. 

Our most recent update added the iconic Creepers. They’re big, green, mean and explody. But it’s just one of many. Since Minecraft — Pocket Edition first appeared, we’re continuing to add loads of new features, including...



- Support for the iPhone 5’s widescreen display
- Food! Now you can cook and go hungry
- Swords! Bows! TNT! Armor!
- Chests
- Skeletons
- Spiders
- Beds
- Paintings
- Lots more!


If you would like to purchase this app, please support Smart Apps For Special Needs by clicking this button:

($6.99, iPhone/iPad)


_________________________________________________________

Temple Run


Marjorie said: We have a ton of educational apps but my 9 year old daughter loves Temple Run.

About Temple Run - from iTunes:
* Simple swipe and tilt controls that are easy to use and just feel right 
* Level up your character and use crazy powerups 
* Original 3D running mechanic combining turning, jumping, sliding and tilting - the first of its kind! 
* Play as 7 different characters!
* Game Center Leaderboards and Achievements to compete with your friends 
* Incredibly fun, just one more time, endless game play!


I love Temple Run and I just discovered that there are two Disney versions, one based on the movie Brave and one on The Wizard of Oz.  I have included screenshots from the different versions.

If you would like to purchase these apps, please support Smart Apps For Special Needs by clicking the following buttons:

Temple Run by Imangi Studios
(FREE, iPhone/iPad)



Temple Run 2 by Imangi Studios
(FREE, iPhone/iPad)


Temple Run Brave by Disney
($0.99, iPhone/iPad)


Temple Run Oz by Disney
($0.99, iPhone/iPad)


_________________________________________________________

Angelique commented: My 7 year old daughter likes Tunnel Town, Hay Day and any drawing App.

Tunnel Town by Smart Bomb Interactive


From iTunes:
Tunnel Town is a hopping new 3D game experience where you can create an underground wonderland for some very unusual rabbits! 

Help the rabbits of Jamaa build an underground empire! Feed baby rabbits by hand and watch them grow. Dig new tunnels and chambers, then decorate them with toys and furniture your bunnies will really use. Hit the dance floor with different bunny combinations to discover amazing new species. Visit your friends' burrows through Game Center, and show off your own. 


Play online or offline: Tunnel Town is as deep as your imagination! 

Tunnel Town features: 

- Curious bunnies you can pick up and play with! 
- Amazing high resolution 3D graphics and animation! 
- Infinite possibilities: design your own underground world! 
- Zillions of items for your burrowers to interact with! 
- Game Center link to connect with friends! 
- Gardens to grow and treasure to discover! 
- Make baby bunnies the old-fashioned way: on the dance floor! 
- Scads of bunny types you've probably never seen. Can you breed the elusive Butterfly Bunny? 

NOTES: 

- Tunnel Town is completely FREE to download and play, but you can also purchase Gems and Stars for real money through the in-game shop. If you don’t want to use this feature, please disable in-app purchases on your device. 
- You must have an Internet connection the first time you launch the game, but you can play online or offline thereafter. 


If you would like to purchase this app, please support Smart Apps For Special Needs by clicking this button:

(FREE, iPhone/iPad)


_________________________________________________________

Hay Day by Supercell


From iTunes:
Hay Day is a totally new farming experience with smooth gestural controls lovingly handcrafted for your iPad or iPhone.

PLEASE NOTE! Hay Day is completely free to play, however some game items can also be purchased for real money. If you don't want to use this feature, please disable in-app purchases in your device's settings. 

Get back to nature and experience the peaceful, simple life of working the land and rearing chickens, pigs, cows and sheep.

Make a name for yourself by harvesting crops and building bakeries, sugar mills and dairies that turn your fresh produce into wholesome goods you can trade with your friends at your very own Farmer's Market.

FEATURES


• FREE TO PLAY!
• Produce delicious food using natural ingredients from your very own farm
• Buy and sell your healthy, farm-fresh produce at the Farmer’s Market
• Play and trade with your friends on Game Center and Facebook
• Easy, fun touch gestures that mimic real farming activities
• Raise and care for funny farm animals with quirky personalities!
• Build processing facilities like a sugar mill or a loom
• Work the land and improve your farm with different tools
• Beautiful animations and sounds. Your farm really feels alive!


If you would like to purchase this app, please support Smart Apps For Special Needs by clicking this button:

(FREE, iPhone/iPad)

_________________________________________________________

Drawing app - Drawing with Carl by Tayasui

Angelique suggested any drawing app so I decided to feature my favorite drawing app - Drawing with Carl.

From iTunes:
Simply the best drawing App for kids in the Appstore. 
Making beautiful drawings has never been so easy thanks to Carl.
You can even play with talking stickers that repeat anything you say with a funny voice!

Enjoy many powerful and easy to use tools that helps you make great drawings.
Create your own set with Talking Carl and draw Talking Monsters!
Explore creative drawing with Mirror painting.
Easily share your drawings and vote for the best ones.

Write your name with sticker letters.
Draw mustaches or funny eyes on your friends pictures.
Add stickers of Carl and his friends.
Share your creations on FaceBook or by email.
Save to the photo Album.

FEATURES:
• Easy and fun drawing tools
• Talking Stickers
• Magical pattern paint bucket
• Mirror drawing
• Cool stickers of Carl and friends
• Share on Facebook Wall
• Email your drawings
• Import from photo libraty
• Save and load
• iPad compatible


Specifically designed for kids, Drawing with Carl help you make great drawings and share them with your parents and friends.

If you would like to purchase this app, please support Smart Apps For Special Needs by clicking this button:

($1.99, iPhone/iPad)


_________________________________________________________

Smart Apps for Special Needs Staff came up with the following app suggestions:

Fruit Ninja apps by Halfbrick Studios

From iTunes:
Fruit Ninja is a juicy action game with squishy, splatty and satisfying fruit carnage! Become the ultimate bringer of sweet, tasty destruction with every slash.

Swipe up to EIGHT fingers across the screen to deliciously slash fruit like a true ninja warrior, taking in all of the crisp detailed effects which have been radically improved from the iPhone version. With two games modes in single player and worldwide leaderboards using Game Center, the addictive gameplay will keep you coming back for even higher scores.

MULTIPLAYER has now arrived on Fruit Ninja HD! Two players can play head-to-head in unique gameplay modes Classic Attack and Zen Duel. It's always fast, frantic and hilarious action with two players battling to achieve sweet sweet victory!


If you would like to purchase this app, please support Smart Apps For Special Needs by clicking the following buttons:

Fruit Ninja HD Free
(FREE, iPad only)


Fruit Ninja HD
($2.99, iPad only)


Fruit Ninja Free
(FREE, iPhone)


Fruit Ninja
($0.99, iPhone)


Fruit Ninja Puss in Boots Free
(FREE, iPhone)


Fruit Ninja Puss in Boots
($0.99, iPhone)

_________________________________________________________

My Little Pony - Magic of Friendship by Game Loft


From iTunes:
Saddle up for adventure with Twilight Sparkle & friends! 

After being locked away in the moon for centuries, Nightmare Moon is set free and spreading night across Ponyville! Only Twilight Sparkle and her friends can free Ponyville from her grasp and bring light and friendship back to the land. Help them rebuild the town and reach their dreams in exciting quests!

* Your favorite ponies are here: Rainbow Dash, Fluttershy, Applejack and more!
* Make your Ponyville the most magical place in Equestria.
* Play fun mini-games with your ponies: Ball Bounce, Apple-Picking and Magic Wings!
* Interact with your friends and feel the Magic of Friendship!
* Enjoy official TV show voice talents featured in the game!

MY LITTLE PONY - Friendship is Magic is free to play, but if you wish you can enrich your experience by purchasing game items with real money. You can disable in-app purchases by adjusting your device’s settings.


If you would like to purchase this app, please support Smart Apps For Special Needs by clicking this button:
 
(FREE, iPhone/iPad)


_________________________________________________________

Horse Life Adventures Free by Pulse Play


From iTunes:
YOUR VERY OWN HORSE AND DREAM RANCH ARE JUST A TAP AWAY! 

Join thousands of other horse lovers in Horse Life Adventures. Build your dream ranch, spanning wide open grass lands with horse stables, sweet smelling apple orchards, training grounds, and a picturesque homestead. Add those personal touches with 50+ decorations as you create the perfect home for you and your horses. 

Bond with your stable of horses as you care for and train them to the best of your abilities. Cheer as you enter different competitions and watch your horses bring home the blue ribbon for all to see. 

Your challenging Horse Life Adventure awaits you!

MILLIONS OF HORSES - Bond with and train the horses that are just right for you. There are many different breeds to choose from like the French Saddle Horse or Mustang. Discover Endless combinations of coats, manes, traits, and tails.

RANCH OWNER and HORSE LOVER - Start with a humble homestead, a horse, and desire to grow. Soon you'll be on your way, building the ranch of your dreams.

CARE FOR YOUR HORSES - enjoy their appreciation as you pet, wash and feed them.

CHALLENGE - Running your own ranch involves hard work and competitive challenges to overcome. Train your horses & compete in a range of competitions including: Jumping, Racing, Driving and more.

CHAMPIONSHIP STABLES - Build your dream ranch with over 60 buildings, more than 100 pieces of horse tack, 50+ decorations and over 70 quests to complete.

BREEDING - Breed your favorite horses creating a horse that is completely unique to you!

SHARE WITH FRIENDS - Share your awards & accomplishments with your friends on Facebook.


WiFi not necessary to play!

FREE Updates all the time for more fun and more horses!


If you would like to purchase this app, please support Smart Apps For Special Needs by clicking this button:

(FREE, iPhone/iPad)



_________________________________________________________

The Grunts Beard of Bees by Nosy Crow


From iTunes:

Build a beard of buzzing bees for Mr. Grunt!

This funny, fun (and rather addictive) game is a tie-in app for The Grunts book series, written by Philip Ardagh and with original artwork by The Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler.

The game requires fast fingers, quick thinking… and no fear of bees! Build the biggest beard of buzzing bees as possible for Mr Grunt before the time runs out, but be careful – flowers, birds, and butterflies will all make his bees fly away. Collecting bees quickly means bonus time rewards. You can even join the fun on Twitter, recording your score with the #beardofbees hashtag.

+ All-new artwork by The Grunts illustrator Axel Scheffler
+ Hilarious voice narration by series author Philip Ardagh
+ An original score by BAFTA-winning composer Robin Beanland
+ Ingenious gameplay by Nosy Crow’s award-winning app developer team

If you would like to purchase this app, please support Smart Apps For Special Needs by clicking this button:
 
(FREE, iPhone/iPad)


_________________________________________________________

Cake Pop Maker by Bluebear


From iTunes:
CAKE POPS! is the newest in BLUEBEAR’s range of food-making games. Ever felt like makin’ and bakin’ your very own cake-pop creation? Now you can make as many as you like! Mix ingredients together, put them in the oven and bake them, throw on some goodies and gobble it up! 
You can also challenge your friends to make cake pops just as tasty as yours, or share your tasty creations! 


If you would like to purchase this app, please support Smart Apps For Special Needs by clicking this button:
 
(FREE, iPhone/iPad)



_________________________________________________________

Cloudy with a chance of Meatballs 2 Foodimal Frenzy


From iTunes:

FREE fun puzzle game. Connect matching foodimals to rescue them across 75+ levels with more coming!

==Story==
Inventor Flint Lockwood has discovered that his beloved home of Swallow Falls has been overrun by extraordinary (and kind of adorable) foodimals: food-animal hybrids! Join Flint, Sam, Steve and other favorites on a deliciously dangerous journey back to Swallow Falls!

==Features==
● Easy to play, but hard to master gameplay.
● Fun trace-to-match puzzle game using cute foodimals from the movie!
● Play as inventor Flint Lockwood and encounter dozens of characters from the movie
● Over 75+ fun and challenging levels with more coming soon!
● Use game boosts, like Flint's Organizerator, to help with difficult levels
● Every level has fun and challenging objectives to complete
● Earn collectibles of Flint, Sam, Barry, and your favorite characters!

*Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2: Foodimal Frenzy is FREE, but contains content that can be purchased for real money. You can disable In-App Purchases in your device settings.



If you would like to purchase this app, please support Smart Apps For Special Needs by clicking this button:
 
(FREE, iPhone/iPad)


_________________________________________________________
If you have your own question to ask, please head over to our Facebook page where you can easily enter your question for discussion by using the Questions tab.
_________________________________________________________


Odd Socks Mummy has had the longest day in the history of the world!  She may also be prone to exaggerating when tired...

Odd Socks Mummy also writes at Giggles and Chatterbox-ing.

No comments:

Post a Comment