App of the Week :: Pan: The Fearless Beribolt by Hullabalu


    Wow!  I am impressed with the Pan: The Fearless Beribolt storybook app from Hullabalu.   Pan: The Fearless Beribolt features an adorable purple panda named Pandora.  The developer sent me an email claiming that Penelope the Purple Pirate would most definitely be friends with Pandora the Purple Panda.  I think she is quite correct in that observation as they both like to have fun and be adventurous!  The first page opens up and we see Pandora inside a puffy cloud floating in the sky telling us to tap on the screen to get started.  Once we tap on the screen, she yells "Let's Go!"  The narrator tells us the back story of Pandora and the Beribolts tribe who called the clouds their home.  We are told: When an ancient force began to darken the winds, the tribe sent their most capable elders to investigate.  The storm soon calmed but the two never returned.  They left behind … [Read more...]

App of the Week: Pictures Book Circus


Pictures Book Circus is part of a toddler app series by developer kidEbook.  I have looked at their other toddler apps and think they do a really fine job at creating apps that will engage your little one.  From the colors, sound effects, animation and topics (who doesn't love the circus?) you will find your toddler laughing at the silly things the animals do throughout the app. In Pictures Book Circus, we find a mix of circus animals including an elephant, a hippopotamus, penguin and lion among others.  Each animal does a trick when you touch the screen.  The animations are simple but effective at engaging a child.  I liked the elephant because when he flips the balls in the air with his trunk, his ears wiggle back and forth.  Also, there is fun music each time an animal performs his trick and most of them are giggling.  Anything from whistles, a train going by, to a trumpet can be … [Read more...]