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App Friday: June 24, 2016

Get Mathie, an early math app, for free this Friday, engage in puppet shows on your Apple TV with Theatre Tales, and learn the recorder with Flute Master. Plus, Tappy Alphabet, Maths Paddocks, a new Sesame Studios channel on YouTube, and more on the state of the app economy.

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Math

Mathie
Mathie

by hoglet studio

Mathie is a logical, path drawing app teaching math for younger kids (3-6). The activities in the game based on early math activities such as tracing shapes and numbers, matching shapes, counting and more. Mathie is aligned with many of the grade level common core standards in mathematics and includes a unique set of lovable characters for preschool and kindergarten children.

iPad: Free Friday June 24 (reg 2.99) -

Creative Play

Theatre Tales
Theatre Tales

by Tenkai.pl

(NOTE: Search for this app on your Apple TV) Puppet shows are among the most enjoyable activities of childhood – and this time a puppet show comes in a fantastic digital version available on Apple TV. Our parents often read us bedtime stories or showed us pictures in books. We have recreated this magical world of fairy tales and fables in Theatre Tales. Theatre Tales gives the ability to play with fairy tale characters presented as puppets, just like the puppets we so enjoyed playing with as children. The game takes us back to the times of childhood, making it not just possible to relieve those days but to enjoy them again with our own children, showing them the magical world of fairly tales and fables in a completely new, digital version. Enter the colourful world of fairy tales with your child!

Apple TV: Watch Video -

Creative Play

Flute Master
Flute Master

by Insignio Labs

Flute Master is a video game that teaches you how to play a real instrument: the recorder. The game came to life from our passion to make learning more engaging by using the power of technology. We firmly believe that Flute Master will make learning recorder much more enjoyable, both at home and in the classroom. In fact, several teachers are already using it to geat effect with their students. The game is played with a real recorder flute (Guitar Hero style), it works by capturing the notes you play through the device's microphone. (almost) All tracks are original compositions, specifically tailored to allow gradual learning and practice of each recorder note. Latest update includes: Music Store, where new tracks will appear in the future. 3 new music tracks, unlocked after beating the game.

Includes In-App Purchases

Universal (iPhone/iPad): 4.99 - Google Play: 4.99 - Windows 8: 9.99 -

Language Arts

Tappy Alphabet
Tappy Alphabet

by TaqTeq

Kids will love this simple alphabet learning app with over 100 vocabulary words on a single screen! Phonics, colorful graphics and professional voice-over help kids learn more effectively. Kids can tap each letter of the alphabet multiple times to learn up to four vocabulary words starting with each letter of the ABCs, as well as beginning-word phonics! One of the easiest to use educational games around. Features: Designed to be very easy to use for kids, even for babies! Upper and lower case letters of the alphabet. 100+ vocabulary words. 40+ beginning letter sounds. Cute, colorful animation and sound effects. Child-friendly voice. No ads!

Universal (iPhone/iPad): 1.99 - Google Play: 1.99 - Amazon App Store: 1.99 -

Math

Maths Paddocks
Maths Paddocks

by Deanavryn Studios

Maths Paddocks is designed to teach 5-7 year olds basic maths. Your child can have fun whilst practising maths. Featuring a choice of Addition, Subtraction and Multiplication or a combination of them all. Playable in 1 or 2 player mode. Players take turns rolling the dice and answering the maths question. A correct answer allows you to select that many paddock squares. The Player with the most paddocks is the winner.

Universal (iPhone/iPad): 1.99 -

Blog Post

Newsworthy
Newsworthy

by App Friday

What’s the State of the App Economy? An Interview with Sarah Towle

Developers of apps for kids continue to search for sustainable business models. 

 

Apple, Microsoft and Google race to introduce your kid to coding

Apple has Swift Playgrounds in the works, Google is working with MIT on the Scratch language for kids, and Microsoft has Minecraft Education Edition. Of the three, only Minecraft Education Edition has moved beyond the 'early developer preview' stage, which seems to me to be important since the others may not be fully available until after the new school year starts.

 

Beyond 'Sesame Street': A New Sesame Studios Channel On YouTube

Sesame Street has a new YouTube channel, although with new characters. This is probably a good move as TV viewing among young people has been declining steadily over the past five years. 

Newsworthy