App of the Week :: VeggieTales It’s a Very Merry Larry Christmas

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  A couple years ago my daughter and went to the movie theater with some of her preschool buddies to see the VeggieTales Pirate movie and since then we have been a fan of this fun crew!  Cupcake Digital released VeggieTales It's a Very Merry Larry Christmas last month in time for the holidays.  This is such a fun app anytime of year!  The opening scene takes us to Larry the cucumber singing and asking us: "Do you like to talk with vegetables and walk down the produce aisle - then they have a show for us!".  VeggieTales... VeggieTales... is the chorus and you find yourself singing along with them.  When you touch the green arrow you are taken to elf Larry in front of the Spring Valley Mall where he is working as head elf.  It is has been a busy season for him and he wants to know if we can help him.  He reminds us that Christmas is a time for giving after … [Read more...]

App of the Week :: Yo Gabba Gabba! Party in My Tummy

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  We are big fans of Yo Gabba Gabba so I am super excited to review their new app by Cupcake Digital and share it with you all!  We love to watch this show and have had more than a couple dance parties in our living room dancing to the great bands and catchy songs that are featured on the show. In fact, we saw one of our favorite bands, MGMT, for the first time on Yo Gabba Gabba!   And one of our favorite songs to dance and sing along to is There's a Party in My Tummy.  If you haven't check it out yet - you must!  You can't help but smile every time you see DJ Lance Rock the Yo Gabba Gabba! crew.  One year I tried to convince my husband to go as DJ Lance for Halloween but with no success.  Something about wearing a skin-tight orange track suit threw him off.  But I deter, the Yo Gabba Gabba! Party in My Tummy app by Cupcake Digital is as fun as the … [Read more...]

App of the Week :: Strawberry Shortcake Berryfest Princess

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  New York based app developer Cupcake Digital has recently released Strawberry Princess featuring one of our favorite redheads - Strawberry Shortcake!  My niece dressed up as Strawberry Shortcake one year and looked adorable!  What's not to love about this cute character.  The first page opens up and you have a choice between reading the story (or have it read to you), have a little Tea Party, Play Croquet or Color in some pages from the story.   There is also a section where you can practice your spelling.     We started with the story and we are told that Berry Bitty City (too cute) was buzzing with excitement for the Berryfest Ball and that this year there would be a special surprise... whoever found the hidden Berry Crown would be the princess!  There are some cute animations like when you touch the little strawberries holding strawberry balloons (of … [Read more...]

App of the Week :: Tickety Toc Bubble Time by Cupcake Digital

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    My daughter and I have really enjoyed reviewing Cupcake Digitals latest storybook apps.  One of our favorites is the new Jim Henson's Fraggle Rock Game Day and we really enjoyed reviewing their latest Tickety Toc Bubble Time which features twins Tommy and Tallulah from the hit TV show Tickety Toc.  They live in a very special clock and love to have Tickety Toc adventures.  There is a Grown Up's Corner that provides some questions that you can go over with your children after the story such as "What did Tommy and Tallulah decide to do with McCoggin's bubble mixture?"  The Grown-Up's Corner supports ELA (English Language Arts) exploration of the story elements in which children are prompted to think and respond to questions asked about the story and characters.  They also offer Chime Time which supports math learning as children can practice telling time to the … [Read more...]

App of the Week :: Wubbzy’s Dance Party

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  The Wow Wow Wubbzy's song is very pretty popular around our household!  It is very catchy what can I say?!  The new Wow! Wow! Wuzzby app by Cupcake Digital is pretty catchy and quite fun as well!  The first page opens up and we can chose between three different color stars - a purple, blue and pink one.  Of course we started out with the purple star and the story starts off.  It was a busy day in Wuzzleburg.  Wubbzy and his friends were getting the Wubb Club ready for the annual dance party.  You can have it read to you or you can read it yourself.  Flying across the first page are two little blue birds that squawk when you touch them and fly across the screen.  You will also see little sparkles around areas you should touch.  When you touch them, the characters from the story come out and say hello.  This is a really fun addition and there are several places you are asked to … [Read more...]

App of the Week :: Fraggle Rock Game Day by Cupcake Digital

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I grew up watching Jim Henson's The Muppets and to this day have a soft spot for anything his company is connected to!  Jim Henson's Fraggle Rock Game Day by Cupcake Digital is so fun and lively!  Just open to the first page and you can see what I mean by lively - as you have the Fraggle Rock crew singing about "Dance your fears away, worries are for another day." You have the option to have it read to you or to read it yourself.  The main character is Red and  she announces that "Today is my Record-Breaking Day!" and she plans to "break records all day by doing everything faster... and higher... and LOUDER!"  Oh boy, are we in for a fun ride!  The animations are simple but I like that there are little sparkles that pop up to tell you where to touch on the screen.  When we touch the character they do a little dance or pop out of a rock, or in the case of the meat-eating plant (with teeth … [Read more...]