Sunday, August 3, 2014

Good Free App of the Day: Yipy Garden Farm -- Save $2.99 and learn about gardening!

This is a great app for the summer--get out and garden with your kids (or even just plant some beans in a simple pot), then use this app to reinforce the learning. It's a good pick for fine-motor skills, as I found the games to be creatively designed. To pick the carrot, say, it needs more than a tap--the carrot actually has to be pulled up out of the dirt.The app has great graphics, is safe for kids to play and it's overall just pretty adorable.

Start learning about gardening with your kids and support Smart Apps for Special Needs by using our handy download link (iPad/iPhone, FREE for a limited time, regular price $2.99):


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I just happened upon this app when searching for an app to share today, but it's a great find! It's in the style of popular apps from Dr. Panda and Toca Boca, with a garden theme. Each gardening activity includes a mini game before starting--whack-a-mole before planting carrots, put the garden tools away (like a puzzle) before working in the greenhouse. 

App play is more open-ended, with no time pressure or scoring, making this app good for younger players as well as those who are too easily frustrated with potential "failure" on games. There are twelve different areas to explore on the farm, making it a great amount of content, even for the regular price of $2.99. And for the even better price of FREE, this is a must-download app. 

From iTunes:

Plow, plant, water and harvest in Yipy Garden Farm!
In Yipy Garden Farm your little farmer will grow all kinds of veggies and fruits for their very own animal customers!
Kids can cultivate and harvest over 10 different fruits, veggies and flowers in Yipy Garden Farm, combining fun with clear educational values. Yipy Garden Farm familiarises kids with the process of planting and growing different vegetables and fruits.
In total 12 mini games gives kids a creative, educational and entertaining time.
Great learning value for kids and parents alike while having fun!

- More than 30 different steps including digging, plowing, sowing, watering and harvesting
- Includes educational games to take care of the environment
- 8 funny animal customers
- 10 different vegetables, flowers and fruits
- Beautiful original artwork
 YiPY YiPY games have the following educational values and policy:
- No rules or stress – play any way you want to!
- Intuitive, safe and kid-friendly interface
- No scoring or time pressure, which creates a relaxing environment to stimulate creativity and learning
- Kid safe
- No third-party advertising
- No in-app purchases
This all contributes to make our brand YiPY YiPY and its products trusted by parents.
Heather H. prefers this type of gardening, due to severe allergies.

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