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AlphaTots Review

In AlphaTots, children are presented with a button for each letter of the alphabet and when they press each one, they are brought to a mini-game emphasizing verb that starts with that letter.

The best thing about AlphaTots is its sense of humor. Lily was my official tester for this app and she played it for a LONG time, laughing again at again, especially at the letter Y, which includes a "yank-the-cord" game. She wanted her Mom, Dad and both brothers to see that one.

AlphaTots also features a sing-along for the alphabet song, which is important because I think all preschool apps need to have at least one song.

Features of the app include 26 fun preschool puzzles and mini-games that help kids learn the alphabet! An engaging alphabet sing-a-long song. An interactive alphabet that helps kids recite their ABCs. Upper- and lowercase versions of every letter.
We liked the the hold-to-press functionality, The child must hold their finger down on a letter for a few seconds in order…

Use Yuggler to locate nearby activities to do with your kids - app review

Yuggler has a lot of potential as an app to locate activities for kids in a variety of categories. The interface is smooth, it's visually appealing, and it's completely FREE, even currently without ads! For the app to be useful, the users need to add more content. But even in the beginning stages this app is definitely worth a download for anyone looking for child-friendly activities.

Yuggler is a very promising app. The app is very simple to use and user friendly. To use this app, sign up for an account (or sign in with Facebook or Twitter) then use the Yuggler tools to figure out what to do with the kids, and to share ideas with other parents.

We love the concept, and the interface is very easy to use. Parents can use this app discover kids actitivities in their area. Using this app parents can plan a visit a park or a museum, find out where to rent bicycles on a vacation, or find time-sensitive festivals or events.

Adding activities and sharing with others is super easy w…

Good Free App of the Day: the amazing Autism Learning Games: Camp Discovery!

Camp discovery is designed for kids with autism, and presents concepts in a well structured manner consistent with Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). The structured approach starts with a preference assessment (to guide the rewards for each child!) and then gradually increases the difficulty of the task with successful responses.

This app was great for preschoolers and older students with special needs. It helped in building matching, sorting, and receptive skills.


The teaching methods used in Camp Discovery were designed by experts in the field of autism and are grounded in scientifically proven behavioral principles, including reinforcement and prompting. For correct responses, players receive visual and auditory rewards to keep them motivated and engaged. After incorrect responses, a unique prompting system guides the player to answer correctly. Although Camp Discovery was designed for individuals with autism, all individuals can benefit from its carefully developed teaching methods…

Learn to Read, Write and Spell Pro — an English language skils app

Learn to Read, Write and Spell Pro is an English language skills app which covers a huge amount of material, from learning the letters of the alphabet all the way through to reading and writing at a sixth grade level.

The English language is riddled with anomalies and is incredibly difficult to learn properly. Learn to Read, Write and Spell Pro is designed to make this learning easier by using a graphics-based presentation style.

If you'd like to download Learn to Read, Write and Spell (iPad only), there is a free version to try, and if you like what you see, go ahead and download the full version ($5.99).

This app is divided into six sections:

Blending letters to form wordsReading LessonsWriting LessonsSpelling SkillsLanguage SkillsDictionary Skills
Each section has multiple lessons teaching a new skill or letter, and each one becomes progressively more difficult. At the beginning of the program it is assumed that the student does not know the letters of the alphabet. The program the…

Dexteria App Review

Dexteria turns your iOS and android devices into a therapeutic tool that improves fine motor skills and handwriting readiness in children and adults.

Dexteria’s unique hand and finger activities take full advantage of the iOS multi-touch screen to help build strength, control, and dexterity. The app's efficacy is supported by independent research studies, including a 2016 study by Huntington University published in the Journal of Hand Therapy.

• Increases coordination and motor control in the hands and fingers • Works for kids and adults • Automatically creates performance and usage reports that can be emailed • Speeds recovery from injuries and stroke • Designed in consultation with Occupational Therapists • Turns the iPad into a therapeutic tool
For best therapeutic results the exercises should be done on a regular basis in short sessions. The exercises are designed to be repeatable and engaging.
The automatic tracking and reporting feature makes it easy for parents, teachers an…

Touchable Earth – iPad App Review

Remember those extra classes in school where teachers used to take everyone to the AV room and show videos? Sometimes they would be interesting videos but most often they were boring, filled with dull narration and substandard images. Compare those with what we have in Touchable Earth and you will see why we call it one of the most important kids’ apps on the Apple Store.

Touchable Earth was created as a social studies encyclopedia without the boredom part where text after text gives you information that is hard to digest and retain. Instead, it gives you a platform to learn through informative, fun videos that depict history through the lens of the current times.

It is basically an app where you can get a peek into the lives of other children around the globe. Although still sounding boring, it is much better than opening a history book and reading. What Touchable Earth does – as an app, and not a game – allow you to learn more about different cultures. Which is why it is more target…

Up Your Stargazing Game with Kiwaka – iPad App Review

Ever been asked by your kid what a certain constellation or a combination of stars was called? Ever been in a situation where you had to fire open your phone and depend on Google when it came to space-related questions?

Get Kiwaka and you won’t feel embarrassed anymore. Because this playful app by Landka makes stargazing as easy as counting birds on the sky.

Let’s take a deeper look in this quick iPad app review.
Kiwaka – App Premise

Brought to us by the developer of Kiwaka Story, this one here takes you to a place called Kiwaka. This is a real place situated in Africa where your role is to coordinate with animals and fireflies to look out for constellations.



As you move ahead in the story and find more constellations, you will learn a bit more about how they got their names, what is the significance of a specific constellation, and much more. There is supportive information for you to skim through, ultimately making Kiwaka an app about astronomy.

The high-quality animations as well a…