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Crayola Light Marker by Griffin Technology Review

The Crayola Light Marker by Griffin Technology allows children to use this chubby crayon-like tool -  part laser pointer of sorts - to draw and in other ways interact with the free Light Marker app.

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iMarker by Griffin Technology with Crayola Colorstudio HD

The iMarker is a large Crayola branded stylus for the iPad. We take a look at it and the iPad app that it's made for, Crayola Colorstudio HD.

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VivaKids’ ABC GiggleApps Review

Amy Solomon over at GiggleApps took a look at VivaKids’ ABC last week:

Simple to use, this app opens up with a row of letters, A-Z, found on the top of the screen, which can be scrolled through with a finger, tapping a letter to choose. A window center screen is the focus here, where one will view these impeccably done letter videos. The background used can also be transformed with a tap to a number of vivid patterns, bold textures, or colors each unique to itself. An artist’s easel can also be touched to bring the player to a section of the app which allows children to trace the letter in question…

For the full review, head on over to GiggleApps.

$2.99
iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Released: 2011-06-24 :: Category: Education

Amy Solomon over at GiggleApps took a look at ABC for the Little Scientist for the iPad last week:

ABC for the Little Scientist for the iPad is a nice, interactive letters app with a science theme. Like other apps such as this, ABC for the Little Scientist consists of letters a to z, each illustrated with its own interactive page where one can tap the letter or word in question to listen to narration, here of either a male or female voice as well as to look for interactive hotspots. I like the fact that this app uses unique words not typically found in apps like this but instead tackles more complex ideas such as “connection” as in internet connection, this page including a roaming satellite and the earth from a view in space. A version for iPhone is also available.

For the full review, head on over to GiggleApps.

$0.99
iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Released: 2011-06-24 :: Category: Education

My Playhome GiggleApps Review

Amy Solomon over at GiggleApps took a look at My Playhome Monday:

My Playhome is a creative and nicely crafted digital dollhouse for iPad that my son really enjoys. Four rooms are included – a family room, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom as well as mom, dad, brother, sister and baby characters. A version for iPhone, Pocket Playhome is also available.

Each room includes objects that the characters can interact with. I like that in the family room, one can switch between cds that play music used throughout this app as background music and one can also turn on the TV to watch a few seconds of muted home video of a family unwrapping gifts – a nice touch. It is also fun that shades can be drawn over the windows to darken the room, and that an aquarium is also included.


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$3.99
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-05-27 :: Category: Entertainment

Harold and the Purple Crayon is a wondrous and thoughtful adaptation of the classic 1955 children’s book of the same name that had been developed into an interactive storybook, now a universal application.

I remember Harold and the Purple Crayon from my childhood and have shared this story with my son as well. Few children’s books that I can think of beg to be turned into an interactive storybook as much as this one does, and I have been eagerly waiting for this to be developed into a universal app, knowing that at some point this was bound to happen.

I am very eager to introduce this app to readers who may not know of its existence. It is the perfect experience that I expected with every element thoughtfully conceived, making this book a joy to share with my son.

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$6.99
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-07-29 :: Category: Books

Hildegard Sings Review

Hildegard Sings is a really fun interactive storybook app from the developers at One Hundred Robots that includes a great story, some nice interactions and interesting extras. Options include narration or reading this book on one’s own, and it is nice that the sound effects and music used can still be enjoyed even with one reading this like a classic book, as well being able to turn on or off these sounds independently as well. Versions of this application are available for both iPad as well as iPhone.

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$0.99
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2011-06-23 :: Category: Books

Create A Monster HD Review

Create A Monster HD is a very creative app for iPad allowing players to create the monster of their dreams with some unique and very helpful features not typically included in apps such as this.

The app offers many different choices including head shape as well the basic eyes, nose, mouth and ears choices, with these choices typically including a monster slant to them, such as bloodshot eyes, single eyeball, and varied fang choices included with the mouths. There are many odd selections available for great interesting details like horns, scars, and antennae, as well as some quirky choices like hair pieces and eyeglasses, plus much more.

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Loris and the Runaway Ball is a simple and lovely universal storybook app about the dangers of running into the street after a run-away ball.

As a parent, one of my biggest concerns is that my fearless child will run into the street to collect a stray ball or other toy and get hit by an oncoming car. As much as we talk about this in order to reinforce this important lesson, I worry that it is never enough for this utterly crucial message to sink in.

This is a sweet story, told from the point-of-view of a loving older brother Lincoln, about how one day he is playing with his little sister Loris and their ball rolls into the street, and now lincoln needs to save his sister from her horrible decision to go after the ball. Luckily the older brother does get to his sister just in time, something I have not yet had to do, and hope I never have to.

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$1.99
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-01-10 :: Category: Books

Go Car Go Review

This iPhone, iPad and iPod app “shows to go you” that science, especially physics, can taught in an interesting way that it is not dry and expressionless as was the case with a few of my junior and high school teachers. Actually, it can be fun, as the information on the app says, for the whole family. Go Car Go also demonstrates that it does not take rocket science to teach science. This is a very simple app that clearly shows how different physical properties and design will alter a car’s performance. If I “get” it, anyone can.

$0.99
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2011-02-28 :: Category: Games

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iLearn With The Mighty Jungle: Animals! Review

iLearn With The Mighty Jungle: Animals! Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
iLearn With The Mighty Jungle: Animals! is a fun and educational app that will be very engaging for children.

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Food Fight! – An Interactive Book is an iPad storybook that my son and I find really enjoyable. It is a unique and original story about two boys from different worlds who at first seem to have a lot of differences but really have much in common.

First you meet Tim, who is a really picky eater and will eat nothing but sausages for every meal and snack. Next, on another planet inhabited by sausage people, we meet Sammy. Sammy eats nothing but little boys the same way Tom delights in eating sausages. Sammy finds out that there is a place where sausages are eaten and goes to earth to confront Tom. At first they cannot get past their differences but are able to work things out, with a witty surprise ending that children will love.

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$2.99
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2010-11-06 :: Category: Books

Cozmo’s Day Off Review

Cozmo’s Day Off is a really fun and creative space-themed universal application which includes both a story as well as numerous highly engaging interactions and mini-games.

I love the look of this app; the illustrations are great as are the various interactions one can find by tapping around the pages. I like that some of the interactions are different each time they are tapped and are sometimes rather involved as well with multiple things happening from just one touch. The look of this app has a nice 1950’s space theme and I like looking at all the retro elements, including a few that remind me of an earlier steampunk style as well. The music as well as the narration is excellent and it is fun that one can change the pitch of the narrator’s voice as well as your own if you choose to make your own recording. Mini-games are also included throughout the app as well as some highly creative and unique elements. One will just have to tap to explore for himself; just be sure to touch and explore everything on the screen. Check out the “help” section if you want direction in finding the interactions that these pages contain. I greatly appreciate this information being included and wish a section like this would be part of app interactive apps.

Read the full review right here on GiggleApps.

Basic Math with Mathaliens Review

Basic Math with Mathaliens Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
The aliens are here, but this time, it's mathematical.

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The Bronto Family Adventure Review

The Bronto Family Adventure Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
A sweet family story about brontosauruses (brontosauri?) for the whole family.

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Monster Memory for iPad Review

Monster Memory for iPad Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Education was never this fun!

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ABC Wildlife! Review

ABC Wildlife! Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
introduce animals and letters to kids with the use of pictures, videos and animal facts.

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Doodle Fishing Review

Doodle Fishing Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Flicking to fish. Now there's an interesting idea!

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iSee123 – A Counting Adventure

iSee123 – A Counting Adventure

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
A nicely animated interactive app that would be a good choice to introduce number recognition.

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WeeMee Avatar Creator

WeeMee Avatar Creator

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Create your own avatar for the Wee World online social networking site.

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