Monday, June 9, 2014

Featured Free and Discounted Apps June 10 — including 5-star apps LetterReflex & Cursive Writing Wizard

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Today's list is pretty impressive.  We have 5-star apps LetterReflex — Overcoming Letter Reversals & Backwards Writing and Cursive Writing Wizard  Trace Letters & Words, Dexteria Jr., Dexteria Dots, Dr. Seuss, Little Critter and Arthur's Pet Business.

17 apps including six that are completely free with no in-app purchases.

** 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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Cursive Writing Wizard  Trace Letters & Words  rated 5 Stars by Heather H
iPad/iPhone - $4.99 to $3.99
Bottom Line: Simply an amazing app for kids to learn cursive writing. Cursive Writing Wizard allows customization, keeps data (including actual copies of student tracing!) for multiple individual accounts and is fun to use. It’s a must-have app for any kids learning cursive.
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LetterReflex  Overcoming Letter Reversals & Backwards Writing in Early Childhood Development & Dyslexic Children  rated 5 Stars by Deanne
iPad/iPhone - $3.99 to $2.99
Bottom line: The new app from the developers of Dexteria is must-buy for addressing letter-reversal issues, but also highly recommended for use with younger children learning their letters.
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Dexteria Jr.  Fine Motor Skill Development for Toddlers & Preschoolers  rated 3.5 Stars by Smart Apps for Special Needs
iPad/iPhone - $3.99 to $2.99
Bottom Line: a series of fun exercises to strengthen fine motor control in the littlest of fingers and possibly bring on a serious case of the giggles.

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Balloon Kid
iPhone/2x iPad - $0.99 to FREE
An amazing way to learn the alphabet , the numbers and the colors. It combines gameplay with learning. Kids will have hours and hours of fun playing this game.

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Hop on Pop  Dr. Seuss
iPad/iPhone - $3.99 to $1.99
Dive into the world of Dr. Seuss with this interactive book app for young readers! Explore pictures, learn new vocabulary, and personalize the story with your own narration. Inspire a love of reading with the whimsical rhymes of Dr Seuss!

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Arthur'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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Sticker Play: Knights, Dragons and Castles  Premium
iPad/iPhone - $2.99 to FREE
If your child likes to play with knights this is a perfect app for it! This amazing, interactive stickerbook with sounds and animations offers a lot of creative fun. Create own epic battlefields using different scenes, a variety of knights, king, queen, dragons, catapult, battering ram and many other items.
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Dexteria Dots  Get in Touch with Math 
iPad/iPhone - $3.99 to $2.99
From the makers of the award-winning Dexteria family of apps comes a new universal app all about Math. It combines the intuitive interface of a touch app with conceptual math challenges into a fun learning game for kids age 2-8.

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The Frog and Fish storybook  the interactive nursery rhyme for children
iPad/iPhone - $3.99 to FREE
It’s unlike any nursery rhyme you have ever read before. The Fish and Frog is about two little sea creatures who thought they were brothers! Dive into this underwater, aquatic adventure and explore a wild journey of a fish and a frog who found their differences!

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Just Helping My Dad  Little Critter 
iPad/iPhone - $1.99 to $0.99
Join Little Critter in this interactive book app as he spends the day helping his dad! Explore pictures, learn new vocabulary, and personalize the story with your own narration. From making breakfast to cutting the grass and washing the car, find out how Little Critter always tries his hardest!
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Dr. PetPlay  Pretend Play Veterinarian With Your Own Stuffed Animals — rated 3.5 Stars by Smart Apps for Special Needs
iPad only - $2.99 to $1.99
Dr. PetPlay encourages children to use the iPad as an addition to play. Kids play the app while interacting with their real toys. I like that this app adds an extra layer to the children’s play without having to stare at the screen the whole time. Rachel Hall, Smart Apps for Special Needs
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iPad only - $2.99 to $0.99
A bit of education in every byte with 4 entertaining ways to learn about the alphabet, writing, spelling, and memorization. Kids will love learning the alphabet with fully animated interactions for every letter. They can also learn to write uppercase and lowercase letters through the repetition of tracing.
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Little Pirate – "Saving the Mirandella" 
iPad only - $2.99 to FREE
Your child can become the hero of his or her very own story, and they'll be able to take it with them wherever they go! With just a few taps of a finger you can customize the hero or heroine of the story, "Saving the Mirandella." Your child's name will appear in the title and pages of the book.

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Alice in Wonderland  Interactive story book and coloring pages
iPhone/2x iPad - $2.99 to $0.99
The characters from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll's timeless classic, come to life in this fantastic interactive story book! Each of the twelve beautifully illustrated pages of the story includes several interactive animations and sound effects, as well as a unique coloring page for you to enjoy!
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Red In Bed
iPad/iPhone - $0.99 to FREE
Red In Bed is an original story about the colors of the rainbow who on this particular day cover for Red who stays in bed, sick. It is written, illustrated and developed by Josh On, an interaction designer who wanted to keep the simplicity of a classic children’s book while adding a layer of gentle interactivity to help involve the child in the narrative directly.
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Big Blue Box Farm 
iPad/iPhone - $0.99 to FREE
Who’s that hiding behind the Big Blue Box is a digital game of peek a boo – using the element of surprise to identify images and sounds whilst improving speech development through cognitive play and repetition. Fine motor skills are developed through tapping on the screen and moving puzzle pieces around.
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Crazy Tunes
iPhone/2x iPad - $2.99 to $0.99
This is not your average piano app. In Crazy Tunes, the keys have become adorable and fun cats, dogs, trains, flowers and more! For example, enter the Pet Shop and touch a pet to hear a note, and see the pet roll over. The pictures are filled with fun animations!
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