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Amy Solomon

with the 148Apps Network since August 3, 2013



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Duckie Deck Huff n’ Puff Review

Duckie Deck Huff n’ Puff Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Duckie Deck Huff n’ Puff is an early science app for toddlers with a lovely sense of style.

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Sago Mini Monsters Review

Sago Mini Monsters Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Sago Mini Monsters is a creative and charming early app for children will a fun monster theme.

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Petites Choses Review

Petites Choses Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Petites Choses is a simple interactive app for young children filled with memorable images and music.

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Dinosaur Train A to Z  Review

Dinosaur Train A to Z Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Dinosaur Train A to Z is an educational app about dinosaurs that includes In-App Purchases.

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Piig Labs Review

Piig Labs Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Piig Labs allows young children to build and perform basic science experiments, introducing them to early science themes.

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Kapu Forest Review

Kapu Forest Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Kapu Forest is a simple, beautiful interactive app for young children and their families.

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Dipdap Review

Dipdap Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Dipdap is an interactive app allowing children to include with own illustrated elements to become apart of these animated scenes.

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Toca Pet Doctor Review

Toca Pet Doctor Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Toca Pet Doctor will allow young children a chance to express their empathy as they mend sick or injured animals.

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Pillowcapers: A Sleepy Adventure Review

Pillowcapers: A Sleepy Adventure Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Pillowcapers: A Sleepy Adventure is an interactive storybook that is superlative in every way.

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Dr. Panda’s Restaurant 2 Review

Dr. Panda’s Restaurant 2 Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Dr. Panda’s Restaurant 2 allows children to cook and prepare dishes for animal patrons.

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seusssaleI am excited to let readers know about the important sale that Oceanhouse Media will be having from Friday, February 28, through Thursday, March 6, discounting their entire library of Dr. Seuss apps – including both the classic Dr. Seuss titles as well as apps from The Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library, all to celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday on March 2nd. Personally, I can tell readers that during the years before I had the opportunity to review applications I would take full advantage of this annual super-Seuss sale, gathering titles for my son at a wonderful discount that allowed me to try stories with I was not familiar for little financial risk and with great success, creating new family-favorite tales that I thoroughly enjoy to this day.

I greatly appreciate being able to listen to the optional professional narration included within each of these apps as I honestly find much of Dr. Seuss difficult to effectively read out loud. Subtle, pitch-perfect sound effects can be found within these adaptations of which I quite fond, adding new dimensions to these timeless titles. The original illustrations are included within and look bright and appealing against the backlit screens of the iPad or iPhone. Children will benefit from the highlighted text as well as the ability to tap a word to hear pronunciations if extra help is needed while reading as well as other features associated with these applications.

For the first time, this sale includes each of the 44 classic storybooks by Dr. Seuss and those from the related The Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library; including Oceanhouse Media’s anthology applications Dr. Seuss Beginner Book Collection 1 and 2, Dr. Seuss Short Story Collection, I Can Lick 30 Tigers Today! and Other Stories – Dr. Seuss and The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories – Dr. Seuss. Enjoy 80% off of five of Oceanhouse Media’s most popular Dr. Seuss apps, as well as one dollar off other titles and special pricing for the storybook collection apps. These thoughtfully narrated Dr. Seuss apps have allowed me to sit back and listen to these stories along with my child, and I can say that I enjoy these storybook apps sometimes more than even he may, making this yearly sale truly wonderful.

Hit the jump to see all of the Oceanhouse Media titles on sale or head to the App Store directly to check out their full list.

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source: Oceanhouse Media on the App Store
Sago Mini Ocean Swimmer Review

Sago Mini Ocean Swimmer Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Explore Sago Mini Ocean Swimmer alongside Fins the fish for a delightful interactive romp in the ocean.

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MarcoPolo Ocean Review

MarcoPolo Ocean Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
MarcoPolo Ocean is a cute and fun interactive oceanic introduction for young children.

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Pigeon Presents: Mo… on the Go! Review

Pigeon Presents: Mo… on the Go! Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Pigeon Presents: Mo... on the Go! includes a collection of activities based on the storybooks by Mo Willems.

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Toca Lab Review

Toca Lab Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Toca Lab allows for safe experimenting as well as the Periodic Table in a way that may or may not appeal to adults.

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Love, the app Review

Love, the app Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Love, the app is a thoughtful adaptation of a stylized storybook full of paper art and a memorable story.

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Lipa Train Review

Lipa Train Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Lipa Train is a thoughtful educational app with maze elements young children will enjoy.

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Kapu Blocks Review

Kapu Blocks Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
KAPU Blocks is a construction app for toddlers with an elegant sense of style parents will adore.

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Miner Birds – Mental Math Review

Miner Birds – Mental Math Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Miner Birds - Mental Math includes some unique gameplay that makes this app stand out from the rest.

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Gro Garden Review

Gro Garden Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Gro Garden is a new app in a series dedicated to teaching sustainabiliey to children.

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The Animal Alphabet Singers Review

The Animal Alphabet Singers Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
The Animal Alphabet Singers introduces both letters and well as animals to children with a great use of style.

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Toca Hair Salon Me Review

Toca Hair Salon Me Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Toca Hair Salon Me now allows players to add a photo to create a character in which to create a new look.

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Snowball Shootout Review

Snowball Shootout Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Snowball Shootout is a quirky game with arcade elements children and their parents will enjoy.

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Mr. Elephant & Mr. Mouse Review

Mr. Elephant & Mr. Mouse Review

Mr. Elephant & Mr. Mouse is a wonderful, unique storybook with delightful interactive moments.

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Three Little Pigs. The Story Review

Three Little Pigs. The Story Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Crafted with tremendous care, Three Little Pigs includes stellar claymation that all ages will enjoy.

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My Little Garage Review

My Little Garage Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
My Little Garage will keep children busy with bright and colorful garage-themed role-play activities.

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Fiete Review

Fiete Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Fiete is a charming, stylized app full of mini games young children will enjoy.

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Fun Town for Kids Review

Fun Town for Kids Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Fun Town for Kids includes fourteen town-themed interactive mini-games young children will be fond of.

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Recently the writers at 148Apps chose some of their most used apps of 2013. Although I focus on apps for educational interest and storybooks for children, I was given the opportunity to list applications that I personally use and could not live without as an adult. Here is my embarrassing confession: I really don’t use my iPhone and iPad much in that capacity. If I were to be asked to name a well-known utility, lifestyle or entertainment app, I would be at a loss as I find my devices are best served when I need my son safety tucked away in his room as I make important phone calls or do other errands without distractions. To me, these are productivity apps.

No parents are proud of the fact that they sometimes ask their child to give them enough space to prepare a meal, call a plumber, or put out other daily fires, but in my world this is an unpleasant necessity. Because of this I have a list of apps – here focused on releases from 2013 – that will engage my child for a nice stretch and where I can feel comfortable with him spending his precious time on. These apps don’t necessarily have to be educational in the most concrete way of thinking, but must further some aspect of his development such as logic or creativity.

Continue reading 148Apps 2013 wrAPP-Up – A Few Noteworthy Children’s Apps From Throughout the Year »

Jolly Try-N-Spy Review

Jolly Try-N-Spy Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Jolly Try-N-Spy is a delightful hidden puzzle app with a Christmas theme.

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