Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Autism Awareness Month April 24 - FREE & Discounted Apps - $65 in savings

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Today's post is sponsored by Laureate First Words.
This Thrifty Thursday you can grab some great deals on apps such as See.Touch.Learn Pro, Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, The Berenstain Bears: We Love Our Mom, A Whale of a Tale! (Dr. Seuss/Cat in the Hat) and TeachMe: Math Facts.

27 apps (10 completely free with no in-app purchases), $65 in savings



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Today's post is sponsored by Laureate First Words

LauretteThe Laureate First Words™ app uses a clinical expert system to teach young learners with special needs 50 early nouns. This proven, research-based approach has helped thousands of children build communication skills. This app is ideal for children with autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities, language-learning disorders, and hearing impairments.

Reduced from $9.99 to $7.99 - Rated 4.5 Stars from Rachel H
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** Only the app's developer can control when an app is free/discounted. The prices of apps in our post are verified to be correct at the time of this post. We make no guarantees otherwise. Please note: Some of these apps may have in-app purchases, but they can easily be disabled in the settings of your device. There also may be ads and social network links in some of these apps.**

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TeachMe: Math Facts
iPad/iPhone - $1.99 to $0.99
TeachMe: Math Facts is designed to help grade school students memorize math facts in addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Being able to recall simple math facts quickly is essential when doing more complex math. TeachMe: Math Facts is the sixth installment in the popular TeachMe series of educational apps for the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.
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The Berenstain Bears: We Love Our Mom
iPad/iPhone - $3.99 to $2.99
Join the Berenstain Bears in this interactive book app as Brother and Sister bear look for the perfect present to get Mama for Mother's Day. Explore pictures, learn new vocabulary, and personalize the story with your own narration. What can the cubs possibly do to show their mom how much they love her on this special day?
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A Whale of a Tale! (Dr. Seuss/Cat in the Hat)
iPad/iPhone - $3.99 to $2.99
Take to the high seas with the Cat in the Hat as he teaches Dick and Sally all about porpoises, dolphins and whales! Explore pictures and diagrams, learn new vocabulary words, and personalize the story with your own narration. Can you tell the difference between a dolphin nose and a porpoise nose?
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Axel's Chain Reaction - a Top Pick App rated 4.5 stars by Heater H
iPad/iPhone - $2.99 to $0.99
Bottom Line: An app book with a theme many kids can relate to — it’s hard to control impulses! Designed for kids ages 6-9, the lesson makes this e-book worth downloading. It's been updated since the original review, and is now a TOP PICK app!

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The Prisoner of Carrot Castle - rated 3.5 Stars by Heather H
iPad only - $3.99 to $0.99
In “The Prisoner of Carrot Castle” Aiden’s imagination transports him to a far away place where he finds himself a prisoner in a cell made of carrots. What will he do? Must he face the angry King? Will his hate for vegetables get him in trouble? Come along and help Aiden as he tries to escape from Carrot Castle.

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Rounds: Franklin Frog
iPad/iPhone - $3.99 to $0.99
The first in an innovative new series of non-fiction apps based on circular characters whose real life stories start where they end. Rounds: Franklin Frog follows the life cycle of a frog with beautifully simple narrative and design motifs.

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Language Lab: Spin & Speak – Social Skills
iPad only - $4.99 to $0.99
Spin and Speak: Social Skills app is an entertaining board game designed to help teach the pragmatics of language.  The app focuses on the following areas: instrumental (requesting things, asking for help), regulatory (directing others), interactional (exchanging information), personal (maintaining contact, interests), heuristic (discovery, making choices), imaginative (creative imagery) and informative (statements of fact, storytelling).
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Treasure Kai and the Lost Gold of Shark Island - Interactive Book App for Kids
iPad/iPhone - $3.99 to $0.99
A fun adventure story that's a twist on the "choose your own adventure" format. With over 13,000 ways to find the treasure, kids keep reading until they finish the story! See the app demo video at www.treasurekai.com

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Bibo, the little monster
iPad only - $4.99 to FREE
This is a self-published book about a little purple monster called Bibo, who, by some mysterious way, found himself in an ordinary forest with many wild animals. Our tale is not only interesting but is also educational and children will learn a very important lesson. It will teach your little one to be kind.

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Phonics Fun: Ending Sounds
iPad/iPhone - $1.99 to FREE
Ideal for those learning to read, this Clever Goats workbook app helps children learn all about ending sounds. Narrated by one of the Goats, activities include letter tracing, letter identification and finding objects with the corresponding sound.

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Math School Games Learning Counting, Addition, Multiplication & more
iPad/iPhone - $0.99 to FREE
It’s springtime! Educational specialists from award-winning studio 22learn bring to you colorful, spring-themed educational math games that teach essential math skills for school success: numbers, addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.

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Animal Circus: Toddler's Seek & Find. An interactive activity book
iPad/iPhone - $1.99 to FREE
+ the first truly interactive activity book app for children!
+ featured in this app: over 80 great and vivid possibilities to interact
+ lovingly hand-drawn illustrations
+ all animations are supplemented with whimsical sounds

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My Friend Barlow
iPad only - $1.99 to $0.99
My Friend Barlow is an interactive, animated children’s book that invites kids along to play with him, whether it's stacking up blocks, reading, or building a dog house. They can tap on Barlow and watch him come to life. The app has additional special features that let kids play music on Barlow’s piano, or paint a picture on his easel.
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Laureate First Words 4.5 Star Review from Rachel H
iPad only - $9.99 to $7.99
Children will love the engaging animations! When they correctly choose the nouns they are asked to find, Blob, the lovable, bright green master of ceremonies, performs amusing routines. And Zot, the incredibly agile stick man, performs 50 language-enriched skits that take noun learning to a higher level.

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Toy Repair Workshop - fix broken doll, vehicle, robot, plush bear and more toys for kids 
iPad/iPhone - $1.99 to FREE
Toy Repair Workshop is an awesome app. You not only get to use a variety of tools to repair broken toys, you get to create them too. Reactions, ranging from smiles, tears, and WOW!, will help guide you when to experiment.

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Addition Drills - Flashcards
iPad/iPhone - $0.99 to FREE
Flashcard type drills for addition. Ideal for young children recently introduced to addition. Select a number 1 through 10, and random cards will be presented of that number and another number between 0 and 20. Or select ALL to do 1 through 10 randomly. Get 1 point for each correct question. Lose 1 point for each wrong answer.
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A to Z Monsters -Alphabet Learning for Kids
iPad only - $2.99 TO FREE
A to Z Monsters is a quirky app which teaches children the alphabet through some very crazy Monsters.Watch as a bunch of monsters teach you the alphabet! The first step is to release them and watch them go crazy.Next, you catch them. These fun monsters are wacky and entertaining, keeping the young learner engaged and interested in learning the alphabet.

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A To Z Monsters :Alphabet Learning For Kindergarten HD
iPad/iPhone - $0.99 to FREE
A to Z Monsters is a quirky app which teaches children the alphabet through some very crazy Monsters.Watch as a bunch of monsters teach you the alphabet! The first step is to release them and watch them go crazy.Next, you catch them. These crazy monsters are fun and entertaining, keeping the young learner engaged and interested in learning the alphabet.
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I Spell My First Words: Animals 
iPad/iPhone - $1.99 to $0.99
Your kid will have fun spelling words. The game includes about 100 words on 5 different themes: farm, zoo, forest, sea and polar. The aim of the game is to arrange the letters in the correct order to make up a word. Words and letters are pronounced when touched.

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iStopMotion for iPad
iPad only - $9.99 to $4.99
Join many thousands of iStopMotion fans and enjoy the excitement of creating stop motion animations (AKA claymation or stop action movies) and time lapse recordings with the highly-rated iStopMotion on your iPad or iPad mini.

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Mental Math Help – cool brain training, math puzzles, and test prep for kids (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division)
iPad/iPhone - $3.99 to $0.99
Kids! Astonish your parents and teachers by adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing faster than the speed of light. Studies have shown that the best way to develop and maintain mental math abilities is to PRACTICE.

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Prancing, Dancing Lily - An Interactive Storybook by Marsha Diane Arnold
iPad/iPhone - $1.99 to $0.99
Prancing, Dancing Lily is an interactive children's storybook app about an Ayrshire cow who loves to prance and dance, so she doesn't quite fit with her herd. Lily prefers stepping in time to staying in line - so she sets out to travel the globe in search of her perfect dance.

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The Alphabet for Kids
iPad/iPhone - $0.99 to FREE
This is ABC Alphabet Flash Cards Application, Used by educators and speech language pathologists worldwide,our apps are an indispensable part of any speech for language program.


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Truss Me!
iPad/iPhone - $1.99 to $0.99
Designed by a true rocket scientist, Truss Me helps you learn to design structures while having fun! At each challenge, design structures that are light and strong and you will earn precious golden nuts. Truss Me utilizes state of the art simulation techniques used by aerospace, mechanical, and civil engineers to provide the most realistic behavior for your structures.
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DISCOUNTED APPS WITH IN-APP PURCHASES

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See.Touch.Learn Pro - rated  5 Stars by Ron (in-app purchase for student data collection)
iPad only - $39.99 to $29.99
Bottom Line: With the addition of a share community and other interface improvements, the app Ron called "a complete and total game-changer for education on the iPad if you're willing to invest the time" now has the potential to help even those parents and professionals who until version 2.0 never had the time or vision to fully utilize this app.
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Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
iPad/iPhone - $0.99 to FREE
Race as Sonic and a host of legendary All-Stars and prepare to transform! Speed across land, sea and air in a high velocity battle to the finish line, as your amazing transformable vehicle changes from car to boat to plane mid-race. Racing on mobile will never be the same again!

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Anodia (a Peggle-style app)
iPad/iPhone - $2.99 to FREE
Play through over 100 handcrafted and unique levels, compete with your friends on Game Center leader boards, unlock over 30 achievements and simply have a lot of fun with Anodia.


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