Sunday, March 29, 2015

Featured App: Crazy Gears is crazy good, and discounted until April 9!

Screen Shot 2015-03-28 at 11.51.04 PMDid you catch Kelli's review of Crazy Gears? She made it our newest Top Pick app, rating it 4.5 stars, and she's got all kinds of good things to say about it. You really should go read it, because she's detailed and the Crazy Gears really is that much fun. For the shortened version, keep reading and make sure whatever you do, you download Crazy Gears now while it's still discounted. This app is amazing!

If you’d like to download Crazy Gears (iPad/iPhone, $1.99 regular price, but just $0.99 through April 9), support Smart Apps For Kids and use our download button:
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Crazy Gears is a physics puzzle game that lets early elementary aged kids explore how gears work together. It's really addicting from the beginning, and I didn't even want to put it down! There is so much exploration in this app, and I'm very happy that it's designed for kids from ages 5-9. It's even safe for kids to play (yay no ads!).

Download this great app now, while it's still discounted. It's definitely a must-have for parents and teachers of kids from about ages 5-9. To find out more, be sure to visit.

From Tunes:
Explore a captivating digital playground in this tantalizing puzzle game! Children manipulate gears, chains, rods, and pulleys, to pull themselves through each level, which teaches them how different mechanisms affect one another when constructing a machine. Each reasoning challenge was carefully designed to adhere to the theories of educational technology pioneer, mathematician, computer scientist, and designer of the first programming language for children, Seymour Papert.

“The best use of games is to leverage their tendency to enhance learning”- Papert
Recommended Ages 5-9 

Crazy1As a child, Papert fell in love with gears. Their movement fascinated him in every way and inspired his career. Crazy Gears was conceived not only as a tribute to him, but with the hope of providing a child with the inspiration to discover and understand the physical properties of mechanisms found in their everyday lives. Such complex notions include, tension, motion, and gravity. We achieve this by encouraging the child to manipulate the objects in each level to determine how they work together to accomplish a goal. Interactions with technology give kids the power to construct their understanding of STEM subjects in meaningful ways. Here we engage them in play that does just that!

• No rules
• No explicit instructions 
• Kid Friendly Design
• Powerful Artificial Intelligence
• Seamless Interaction
• Multiple Language Support
• Crash Resistant Design
• Bold, bright colors
• Automatic Memory

• Gears 
• Mechanical Systems (simple and complex) 
• Action and Reaction 
• Motion (circular, rotary, and reciprocating) 
• Ratios
• Tension
• Torque and Speed
• Mechanical Advantage 

Seven Academy’s mission is to provide children with enjoyable early-learning activities 
using the latest technologies. Our team members, many of whom are young parents or 
teachers, strive to produce tools that motivate and inspire children to learn, play, and progress. 

We take your child’s privacy very seriously, for this reason, we are proud to offer a product 
that is certified COPPA compliant by PRIVO. 

If you have any support requests, comments, or questions do not hesitate to contact us at or visit the Seven Academy Online Community at We’d love to hear from you!


Heather H was watching the men's college basketball tournament while writing this post. Any typos are the result of her team losing.

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