Monday, September 1, 2014

Back to School Extravaganza - 2nd September including Bug Mazing FREE for the first time!

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Today's post is sponsored  by Field Day: Project-Based Learning Think & Do Tool.

5 Star app Bug Mazing by Little Bit Studio has gone FREE for the first time since it's release!  We also have 41 other fresh apps on today's list with over $90 in savings.

These apps are free/discounted for a limited time only so don't delay downloading.


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Today's post is sponsored by Field Day: Project-Based Learning Think & Do Tool
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“…a unique new learning app. Field Day incorporates project based learning, and has proven to be a teachers favorite in the short time it has been available.” -Andrew Thompson, TechFaster
Have you ever wished you could get your students out in the field, working on a project with supporting tools that help them think AND do? Delve into questions with prompts, strategy creation, and data collection. Learn to develop questions and strategies to answer real world challenges! Field Day lets you explore anywhere while learning.
iPad only - $2.99 to $0.99
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Bug Mazing - Adventures in Learning - rated 5 Stars by Rachel
iPad/iPhone - $2.99 to FREE
Bottom Line: An adventure-themed app from beloved developer Little Bit Studios, Bug Mazing joins the ranks of the other top-notch Bugs apps. Four early learning areas are paired with great graphics and engaging game play geared for ages 6 and under.
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PicoToons - creative app for kids with toon-like coloring pages and a set of intriguing tools for drawing, painting and special effects. - rated 5 Stars by Emily
iPad only - $2.99 to $0.99
Bottom Line: An interactive coloring book for kids ages 3-8 (and older), with a lot of features not typically found in the myriad other coloring apps out there. Offers illustrations to color as well as the opportunity for freehand drawing.
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Articulation Test Center - rated 4.5 Stars by Rachel
iPad only - $49.99 to $24.99
Bottom line: From the wonderful and renowned folks who brought that sweet little articulation bee to so many speech-language pathologists' iPads comes a brand-new app that is worthy of just as much buzz. Articulation Test Center from Little Bee Speech should not go unnoticed by any SLP. A time (and oftentimes brain) saver and a great tool, this app lives up to the Little Bee name.
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Beyond Cats! Grade 1 Math Standards - Practice Common Core Math for 1st Graders - rated 4 Stars by Kelli
iPad/iPhone - $2.99 to $1.99
Bottom Line: Beyond Cats! Grade 1 Math Standards - Practice Common Core Math for 1st Graders is designed to give your child hours of practice on his math skills by sneaking it in in game form. By answering a series of multiple choice questions, your little learner completes puzzles and earns points. Multiple accounts can be set up for families or classrooms. All of the skills are designed to adhere to Common Core standards.
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Beyond Cats! Kindergarten Math Practice - Common Core Math Standards for Kindergarteners
iPad/iPhone - $2.99 to $1.99
Here is the comprehensive MATHS practice game for your Kindergartener that you have been looking for. One app that covers both NUMBERS and GEOMETRY. Players can check their answers at ANY time - just slide out the answer puzzle tab!
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Beyond Cats! Grade 2 Math Standards - Practice Common Core Math for 2nd Graders
iPad/iPhone - $2.99 to $1.99
The Beyond Cats! series of apps showcases a unique multiple-choice game-play that allows the player to self-check his or her answers at ANY time - just slide out the answer puzzle tab! When you slide out the answer puzzle tab, check to see if the puzzle pieces are in the right place.
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Addition: Math Facts Card Matching Game 
iPad/iPhone - $0.99 to FREE
Children of all ages and abilities can benefit using this application. The underlying teaching methodology for this application is to help children with addition as required in today’s elementary school curriculum. You may choose the number of cards to play. Cards are chosen randomly.
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Giggle Ghosts: Counting Fun!
iPad only - $0.99 to FREE
A counting game for toddlers and preschoolers learning numbers, Giggle Ghosts also helps practice hand-eye coordination as kids bounce and count laughing ghosts off of musical chimneys.Help the Giggle Ghosts get to the party on time! Bounce all 20 ghosts across the rooftops, so they can get safely to the party house..
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Anodia (in-app purchases)
iPad/iPhone - $2.99 to FREE
Anodia has a solid 5 stars rating with thousands of comments and is enjoyed by millions of players. Any hesitation? Just read the Customer Reviews and grab it now! 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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Sounds At Home 
iPad only - $6.99 to $4.99
Welcome to Mama Bear’s house! Here children aged between 2 and 6 years can practice a range of auditory skills. The Sounds at Home app was designed by a Speech and Language Pathologist to help young children be aware of sounds in their environments and sounds in words as well as following instructions which requires auditory memory.
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Scarlet Flower fairy tale
iPad only - $2.99 to FREE
The Scarlet Flower fairy tale is not a simple book, but also a toy for children from 3 years. It is not only Aksakov's text, but also original illustrations, interesting interactive animations of characters and subjects, and carefully picked up sound effects for each page.
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Jumble Bugs Book One: Bloomie & The Birthday Blunder
iPad only - $2.99 to FREE
The Jumble Bugs are not just another adaptation of the same old fairy tales and animated movies your kids are growing tired of. The Jumble Bugs are ladybugs “jumbled up” with all sorts of adorable things. They are a refreshingly brand new group of original characters, each with different personalities that kids will love to get to know and identify with.
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Spelling Monster
iPad/iPhone - $1.99 to $0.99
This educational app is a great tool that allows kids to practice their spelling words with fun interactive mini games. Kids can explore this magical world of spelling with our spelling monsters. Just enter your spelling words and the adventure begins.
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RowCol - Educational Cards Matching Game for Kids 
iPad/iPhone - $2.99 to FREE
RowCol is a lovingly designed matching and brain teaser game for children ages 3 to 7. It expands your child's mental abilities by encouraging them to visualize combinations of different colors, shapes, numbers, and other familiar characteristics while having a great time!
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The gorgeous bike
iPad/iPhone - $2.99 to FREE
The gorgeous bike wants to change its color. It discovers a rainbow and decides to hop through. The magical stars in the rainbow turn the bike into several professions and different colors and shows the kids e.g. which duties firefighters or the ambulance have. This way the kids do not only learn about various professions but also about the colors of the rainbow.
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KiddyTube - YouTube safe video selection for toddler online, made simple
iPad only - $2.99 to $1.99
Do you want to leave the iPad to your smaller kids to watch Youtube videos without worrying about undesirable videos and you don't want them to mess with the app options neither with any other application? This is your application.
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Early Literacy
iPad/iPhone - $1.99 to $0.99
The AL – Early Literacy application has activities that are developed for students in pre-kindergarten through first grade. Each activity is geared towards understanding different fundamentals of reading while supporting the Common Core State Standards. The activities are designed to supplement and support an educator's course plan.
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Smash Your Food HD
iPad only - $2.99 to $0.99
Watch your kids SMASH a burger, CRUSH a milkshake, EXPLODE a soda and POUND a pizza, all this fun while learning about nutrition! Get great nutrition tips and advice as your children play! Winner in Michelle Obama's "Apps for Healthy Kids national competition!
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Animal Pre-K Learning Games for Kids with Skills on the Farm
iPad/iPhone - $2.99 to FREE
Explore the farm with a counting sheep named Sherman, Pete the mischievous matching frog and all the barn animals you love as you join Lily the farmer through 100 fun learning games on a quest to help her barnyard buddies find a way home!
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Eat Salad! : First part of "Read With Pen" series - apps that will teach your toddler to read! 
iPad/iPhone - $1.99 to FREE
This app will teach your toddler to read his or her first three-letter words (including MOM and DAD!). We help kids learn by using the Phonemic Awareness method. The app introduces 13 basic phonemes which your child will learn to put together using our Word Machine.
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Sleep Well! : Second part of "Read With Pen" series - apps that will teach your toddler to read!
iPad/iPhone - $1.99 to FREE
You will definitely enjoy this app which combines proven educational methods with heaps of fun and interactive exercises designed specifically for your child... and YOU!
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Saber-Tooth Trap - Smithsonian's Prehistoric Pals
iPad/iPhone - $2.99 to $1.99
Join Saber-Tooth Tiger in this interactive book app as he embarks on a wild hunt during the end of the Ice Age! Explore pictures, learn new vocabulary, and personalize the story with your own narration. Will Saber-Tooth Tiger be able to hunt down his prey?
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Mosasaurus: Mighty Ruler of the Sea - Smithsonian’s Prehistoric Pals 
iPad/iPhone - $2.99 to $1.99
Dive inside the prehistoric sea and follow the story of the enormous Mosasaurus! Explore pictures, learn new vocabulary, and personalize the story with your own narration. Will Mosasaurus make his way through the water safely and find himself a tasty snack?
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Is Apatosaurus Okay? - Smithsonian’s Prehistoric Pals
iPad/iPhone - $2.99 to $1.99
Join Apatosaurus in this interactive book app as he becomes surrounded by a pack of Ceratosaurus while he slowly lumbers toward the stream to eat. Explore pictures, learn new vocabulary, and personalize the story with your own narration. Will Apatosaurus get away from the Ceratosaurus and be okay?
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Woolly Mammoth In Trouble - Smithsonian’s Prehistoric Pals
iPad/iPhone - $2.99 to $1.99
Travel back to the Ice Age and join Woolly Mammoth in the cold, windy plains of Europe. Explore pictures, learn new vocabulary, and personalize the story with your own narration. As a storm comes and heavy snow falls, Woolly Mammoth becomes lost and caught in the sight of a pack of Saber-Tooth Tigers!
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Penguin's Family - Smithsonian Oceanic Collection
iPad/iPhone - $2.99 to $1.99
Come along on an exciting adventure to the west coast of Peru where the Humboldt Penguin family teachers Baby Penguin how to survive. Explore pictures, learn new vocabulary, and personalize the story with your own narration. As Penguin grows older, he must learn to swim by himself. Will Penguin be safe on his own?
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Polar Bear Horizon - Smithsonian Oceanic Collection
iPad/iPhone - $2.99 to $1.99
Come along to the North Pole where Polar Bear and her two cubs are growing hungry after spending the cold winder months in their den. Explore pictures, learn new vocabulary, and personalize the story with your own narration. When they emerge outside, a long and dangerous journey to the sea unfolds.
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Otter on His Own - Smithsonian Oceanic Collection
iPad/iPhone - $2.99 to $1.99
Join Sea Otter as his mother teaches him to dive, hunt, and survive on his own in the ocean. Explore pictures, learn new vocabulary, and personalize the story with your own narration. When the pup follows his mother into the open sea, more than just excitement awaits them- a great white shark lurks nearby! Will they escape the attack?
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Ladybug at Orchard Avenue - Smithsonian's Backyard
iPad/iPhone - $2.99 to $1.99
Join Ladybug in this exciting digital book app as she encounters many predators while hunting for food and searching for a winter home. Explore pictures, learn new vocabulary, and personalize the story with your own narration. Ladybug's bright red coloring helps to keep her safe, but will she find enough food and a safe shelter for the winter months ahead?
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ABC-X-Plorer: Fun with Alphabets
iPad/iPhone - $0.99 to FREE
Take your child on a magical journey into the world of alphabets, in a spaceship that your kid will love to navigate. Your little bundle of joy will not only enjoy learning alphabets while flying through the enchanting world, but will go through different terrains, different weather patterns and different times of day.
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Bogga Vacation
iPad/iPhone - $2.99 to $0.99
Pack your things, kids! Fly off to a tropical island, build sand castles, make your own juice and go treasure hunting! Bogga Vacation is a digital toy for kids, packed with super fun activities that stimulates creativity and logic. Enjoy a summer trip whenever you feel like it!
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School Tool: Rhyming Words
iPad/iPhone - $2.99 to $0.99
We teach students rhyming words to help them develop phonemic awareness which leads to better reading and writing (spelling) success. When a student learns to manipulate words through rhyming and rhyming word games, he has acquired an important skill to break words into smaller parts and to recognize smaller parts in words.
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Categories from I Can Do Apps
iPad/iPhone - $2.99 to $1.99
Categorization is an important cognitive-linguistic skill. The ability to accurately categorize allows individuals to learn and access new vocabulary, increase expressive, receptive and reading skills. Categorizing helps individuals develop associations and connections between concepts.
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Candy Tale
iPad/iPhone - $2.99 to FREE
The story of CANDY TALE consists of exciting logic games intended for children over 4 years of age. A short fairy tale is linked to each exercise. Every game included in this story has been created with the thought of developing certain aspects of a child’s logical and creative thinking, perception of colours and shapes, and memory training.
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ABC Bubbles
iPad/iPhone - $0.99 to FREE
This is the most child-friendly game you can find on the store. No in-app purchases, no social networks, no distractions! The game teaches letters, so we removed all written words from the game, even the name of the game! We only wrote the letters to learn. This makes the game suitable even for your youngest child.
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Boogis Mask Maker
iPad only - $2.99 to $0.99
Boogis Mask Maker engages children in fun and creative play, combining paper craft with your iPad. Decorate masks with your own unique designs using brushes, spray cans, patterns and stickers, and print them out for your next great dressing up adventure.
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Riddle of Scales 
iPad only - $0.99 to FREE
This logic game asks the player to find 1 object out of a total of 12, that differs slightly in weight from the others. It can be either a little heavier, or a little lighter.In order to find the odd one out, the player may use an oldfashioned balance, that compares the objects in both scales, tipping either to the left or to the right, or staying level.
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Match Right 2
iPad only - $0.99 to FREE
How to play:
There are cards with pictures on them. They are placed face down in random arrangement. You need to find matches by turning over two cards at a time. If cards successfully match, they are removed. Otherwise, cards are turned face down again.
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Animals 4 Kids
iPad only - $0.99 to FREE
Learn to spell 3 letter animal words with this fun and entertaining app! Animals 4 Kids is an interactive book for youngsters with simple 3 letter animal words plus funny animations, sounds, puzzles and spelling activities.
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Spell Cubes 
iPad only - $0.99 to FREE
Spell Cubes brings the phonetic sound to the alphabet cubes, and shows how letters form a word. Spell Cubes lets you create and manage words for your child to play with, and spell over and over. Spell Cubes is the toddlers first playful meeting with the phonetic alphabet and the preschoolers place to experience a fun way to learn to spell new words.
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GoNumbers
iPhone/2x iPad - $0.99 to FREE
- Swipe/tap your way through 20 cute & fun interactive pages. Some simple, some complex.
- Helps your child learn numbers while developing fine motor skills.
- Includes numbers 1-10, smiley faces, cute animals, vibrant colors, number pad, & more…
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** Please note ** Not all of the apps listed here are the level of quality we would expect for one of our Good Free Apps of the Day and we have not reviewed them or tested them extensively unless noted.  Pricing and dates are correct at the time of publishing.  Some apps may contain in-app purchases and/or advertising. Only the app's developer can control when an app is free.**

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Lisa M is exhausted... and it's only Day 2 of our Back To School Extravaganza.

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