Saturday, June 7, 2014

Featured Free and Discounted Apps — June 7 including Arthur, PBS Kids and Montessori!

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Students in the United States may be getting ready for (or have already started) summer vacation, but that doesn't mean learning stops. Today's list has plenty of apps to help kids learn this summer! Math, science, reading and logic--these apps provide practice AND fun.
Arthur books and Go Away, Big Red Monster are some of my favorite to target prediction skills, and I'm looking forward to my 10 year old practicing math with AppTutor LM - Introduction to Long Multiplication this summer!

There are 33 apps on today's list, with a total savings of $76!


** Only the app's developer can control when an app is free/discounted or not. The prices of apps are verified to be correct at the time of this post. We make no guarantees otherwise.
Please note: Some of these apps 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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 Montessori PRO - Things That Go Together Matching Game for Kids
iPad/iPhone - $2.99 to FREE
Problem solving is a hugely important developmental skill for any child. With the Montessori Things That Go Together app, we bring you six interactive workbooks and games to help your child develop their analytical and critical thinking skills.
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Screen Shot 2014-06-06 at 8.21.33 PMHexoscope
iPad only - $2.99 to $.99
Hexoscope is a new puzzle game that challenges your skills to Create from Chaos. Goal: arrange the chaotic combination of Energy Channels that connect the hexagonal chips. Swap positions of chips to combine separate random Channels into long Power Chains. The level will be solved when you connect Power Source with Power Receiver by Chain.
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 AppTutor LM - Introduction to Long Multiplication
iPad/iPhone - $.99 to FREE
Welcome to AppTutor “Appetizer” - Introduction to Long Multiplication. This app actually TEACHES math! Not just another quiz or worksheet app, this app shows how AppTutor teaches and interacts with students to truly grasp the subject at hand. Includes lessons, tools, printable worksheets and more! Great for grades 2 thru 5.
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Screen Shot 2014-06-06 at 8.19.42 PMAwa, you dream too much!
iPad only - $3.99 to $.99
The plaits sticking up on Awa’s head look like baobabs…
And at the foot of the baobab, there is maybe a lion roaring… And termites which build mountains… And ants which dig caves where genies can hide…
Like a big river of enchanted colours, Awa’s dreams burst the banks and carry us away…
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Screen Shot 2014-06-06 at 8.25.47 PMHappi & The Pirates - A Spelling, Math and Logic Game for Kids by Happi Papi
iPad only - $2.99 to $.99
Happi & The Pirates is a fast paced and visually stunning learning game aimed at teachers and families with children in elementary school. It takes cues from acclaimed hit games such as Happi Spells and Happi 123 but raises the bar on both these games as well as the whole children’s educational game genre.
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Screen Shot 2014-06-06 at 8.27.51 PMSymmetry – The Board Game
iPhone, x2 iPad - $.99 to FREE
Black and white take turns to put their stones on the board. The magic happens if the placing of a stone causes a square to be completely covered in a way that creates a mirror symmetry, horizontal or vertical. 

The winner will be the player who in the end has the most stones of their color on the board!
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Screen Shot 2014-06-06 at 8.37.23 PMRichard Scarry's Busytown
iPad/iPhone - $1.99 to $.99
Busytown, the memorable storybook world filled with adorable animal families, outrageous pickle cars, and endless items to discover and examine has now come to life! This is not another videogame. It's an exploration of Richard Scarry's Busytown, where his drawings come to life.
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Good Night
iPad/iPhone - $.99 to FREE
"I'm going to wish all the animals good night", Paul the little bear announces, as the sun is setting behind the mountains. And off he goes. But the ducks, the rabbits and the other animals are hiding and the little bear needs all the help he can get. Since he's learning the numbers 1 to 10, Paul doesn’t just need help finding the animals, he needs help counting them as well!
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Screen Shot 2014-06-06 at 8.31.54 PMOrdered Fractions: Compare and Order Fractions Game
iPad/iPhone - $1.99 to $.99
Ordered Fractions game begins by rolling the dice, students then insert these numbers into the boxes on the board, which creates the fractions. Students then position the fractions in ascending (or descending) order by comparing fractions. Students also have the option of exchanging the current set of numbers and re-rolling the dice.
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Screen Shot 2014-06-06 at 8.33.32 PMI Love My Dad
iPad only - $4.99 to $2.99
Meet Ollie, a gorgeous lively Zebra and Fred the dog. Help Ollie play and enjoy a fun day with Dad by touching any of the characters on the page to make them move. Make a cake, go to the park, ride a bicycle and climb a tree full of singing birds. Soon it is time for bed and Dad falls asleep reading to Ollie.
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Screen Shot 2014-06-06 at 8.35.08 PMGo Away, Big Green Monster!
iPad/iPhone - $2.99 to $1.99
Ed Emberley's beloved and best-selling book comes to mobile! Cleverly diecut with bold colors and overlapping pages, Go Away, Big Green Monster! is an entertaining book that turns scary into silly, and empowers kids to take control of their fears.
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Screen Shot 2014-06-06 at 8.41.04 PMBuild a Ship with Kate and Harry
iPad/iPhone - $1.99 to FREE (in-app purchase for extra parts)
Build funny ships in five very simple steps and watch them sail through the seas! A carefully designed interactive toy app that focuses on child’s creativity and experimenting, perfect for the youngest audience around the world. Surprise! If the ship parts you have used come from one set, Kate and Harry will wear special outfits in the docks!
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Screen Shot 2014-06-06 at 9.14.04 PMCircus Math
iPad/iPhone - $.99 to FREE
"Circus Math" makes addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division fun for children ages 6 - 11. Kids earn virtual tokens by solving math problems. Don't worry parents, there are no in-app purchases or ads involved! Children use the virtual tokens that they earn to fill their circus tent with acrobats, clowns, elephants and other colorful animals and objects!
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Screen Shot 2014-06-06 at 9.16.03 PMWild Kratts World Adventure
iPad/iPhone - $2.99 to $.99
Children ages 4 to 8 can tilt and tap their way through multi-level games that encourage exploration of habitats around the world. Focusing on science, each game lets kids observe, explore and use creature power suits to complete missions and help the Kratt Brothers. As levels are completed, kids earn creature power “selfies,” habitat stickers and “Wow! Facts”
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Screen Shot 2014-06-06 at 9.36.42 PMCaillou's World
 iPhone, x2 iPad - $2.99 to $1.99
In Caillou’s World choose one of the familiar scenes from Caillou's life (such as his playground, playschool, or attic). At first the scene will be drawn in black outlines just like a coloring book.  As you look around, an element of the scene--a toy, animal, tool, or object--will light up for a moment.  Touch it and try to figure out which letter its name begins with.
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Screen Shot 2014-06-06 at 9.39.04 PMArthur's Pet Business - by Marc Brown
iPad/iPhone - $2.99 to $1.99
ARTHUR'S PET BUSINESS: To show he is responsible enough to have a puppy, Arthur begins a pet care business. Soon the house is overrun with animals: an ant farm, a canary, frogs and even a snake! Will Arthur ever get the puppy he so desperately wants?
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Screen Shot 2014-06-06 at 9.40.20 PMArthur Turns Green - by Marc Brown
iPad/iPhone - $2.99 to $1.99
Customize your reading experience to fit bedtime, car rides, or the classroom. ARTHUR TURNS GREEN: When Arthur comes home from school acting suspicious and talking about a Big Green Machine, D.W. begins to worry. What is this machine? And why are Arthur’s hands turning green?
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Screen Shot 2014-06-06 at 9.41.45 PMArthur Meets the President - by Marc Brown
iPad/iPhone - $2.99 to $1.99
ARTHUR MEETS THE PRESIDENT: When his essay wins a contest, Arthur is invited to recite it in front of the President of the United States. But on the day of his speech, his notes are blown away! How will Arthur be able to face the crowd without them?
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Screen Shot 2014-06-06 at 9.42.45 PMArthur's Teacher Trouble - by Marc Brown
iPad/iPhone - $2.99 to $1.99
ARTHUR'S TEACHER TROUBLE: Determined not to let down his new teacher, Mr. Ratburn, Arthur sets his mind on winning the Spellathon. But can he possibly beat last year’s champion?
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Screen Shot 2014-06-06 at 9.43.53 PMArthur's Baby - by Marc Brown
iPad/iPhone - $2.99 to $1.99
ARTHUR'S BABY: Arthur becomes anxious about the changes his mom’s pregnancy will bring to his life. Meanwhile, D.W. could not be more excited. But when D.W. needs help with the new baby, it’s up to Arthur to save the day.
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Screen Shot 2014-06-06 at 9.46.16 PMABCDiversity
iPad/iPhone - $.99 to FREE
ABCDiversity is a first alphabet with a twist, that teaches children about diversity from an early age, by getting to know 26 multicultural characters from different ethnicities and with different interests, each one of them represented by a letter.
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Screen Shot 2014-06-06 at 9.52.00 PMWhy Does The Earth Smells So Bad - No Ads
iPad/iPhone - $.99 to FREE
Once upon a time, far far away in the galaxy lived happy little monsters. They were always wondering: "Why does the Earth smell so bad?" One day they decided to find out! One little monster was sent on a quest to find the source of the smell. Help little monster to travel around the Earth.
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 Math Racer 2.0 - Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division Tables Speed Game
iPad/iPhone - $1.99 to $.99
Math Racer is by far the fastest Math Speed Testing App on the App Store. Our simple interface removes all possible barriers between your brain and your reaction time. All times are measured to the hundredth of a second for even more fun.
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Screen Shot 2014-06-06 at 9.56.07 PMDinosaurs 360 Gold
iPad/iPhone - $2.99 to $.99
All dinosaurs on your iPhone/iPad, and much more: so many high-definition photos with zoom to discover every single detail, sound simulation, accurate detailed cards, a series of tours on set, recognition quizzes and, puzzles of different difficulty level.
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 Photo Reminders
iPad/iPhone - $.99 to FREE
“Photo Reminders” is the opportunity to make a reminder quickly and clearly about any event: a meeting, a birthday gift purchase, a concert, an important call or simply an evening walk with your pet. It’s enough to * Choose the photo from the Photos app, * Make a photo or * Record a voice message”. “Photo Reminders” enables to create reminders instantly.
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Screen Shot 2014-06-06 at 9.58.37 PMSUPER WHY Phonics Fair
iPad/iPhone - $2.99 TO $.99
It’s Phonics Fair time! In this app from the hit PBS KIDS preschool series SUPER WHY, kids ages 3-6 celebrate as they learn reading, word-building and phonics skills through classic carnival-themed games. Features 5 interactive literacy games designed for phonics practice. 30 key word families that are needed to learn to read are featured in each game.
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Screen Shot 2014-06-06 at 10.01.25 PMVideoMonster - YouTube for kids
iPad/iPhone - $4.99 to $.99
VideoMonster is the YouTube player especially for children. Your children only see videos they should see – because you’ve selected them. Search and select videos from YouTube in the VideoChooser and store them as playlists for your children. Access to the Video Chooser is protected by a PIN.
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Screen Shot 2014-06-06 at 10.03.26 PMRead with Biff, Chip & Kipper: Levels 1-3
iPad/iPhone - $35.99 to $15.99
24 interactive eBooks included. Starring the much loved characters from Oxford Reading Tree, Read with Biff, Chip & Kipper complements what children are learning at school and helps parents support their child's development.
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Screen Shot 2014-06-06 at 10.06.12 PMRead with Biff, Chip & Kipper: Level 2
iPad/iPhone - $13.99 to $1.99
Level 2: Starting to read. 8 interactive eBooks. Age 4-5 years. Starring the much loved characters from Oxford Reading Tree, Read with Biff, Chip & Kipper complements what children are learning at school and helps parents support their child's development. Used to teach reading in 80% of UK primary schools. First Stories are motivating stories.
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Screen Shot 2014-06-06 at 10.08.19 PMCountOnForest - Playing with numbers
iPad/iPhone - $3.99 to $2.99
In CountOnForest the animals play with numbers! The frog counts how many flies it can eat, the squirrel must choose the right den and the fox is ready for a bike ride! CountOnForest is the first of a series of apps dedicated to children and to enhancing their intelligence.
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Screen Shot 2014-06-06 at 10.10.08 PMZala and the Treasure Cave - Interactive Adventure for Kids
iPad only - $3.99 to $2.99
"Zala and the Treasure Cave" tells the adventure of Zala and her two friends Kisha and Bobo in Africa. The lovingly told story is a balanced mix of animated film and game. The games and puzzles are woven seamlessly into the story. This app is recommended for children ages 4-6.
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Screen Shot 2014-06-06 at 10.12.58 PMKindermusik Radio App (includes lyrics!)
iPhone, x2 iPad - $1.99 to $.99
Dance, march, skip, and stretch. Swing your partner and then rock to a lullaby. Smile and laugh. Just like a mini Kindermusik class, the Kindermusik Radio app provides parents with a way to engage and interact with their children—at home, on the go, anywhere.
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Screen Shot 2014-06-06 at 10.18.58 PMHugless Douglas – An Interactive Book by David Melling, read by Alan Davies
iPad/iPhone - $2.99 to $1.99
Join Hugless Douglas on his search for the perfect hug in this engaging app with animations, sound effects and music. When Douglas, a huggable lovable bear, wakes up one morning in need of a hug, he goes to try and find one… but none of them seem quite right.
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