App of the Week :: Play and Learn with Wallace by Priddy Books


  Years ago we purchased some Priddy Books for my daughter so she could start learning her letters and sounds.  Seeing the name and logo brings back good memories of when she was a toddler and we really enjoyed using the Priddy Books, the best-selling publisher of over 100 million books worldwide!  They have released a new app called Play and Learn with Wallace that is perfect for toddlers on up to first graders looking to have some fun while learning about shapes, simple math skills, sounds, letters, and much more.  Play and Learn with Wallace is an exciting new series of preschool apps guided by the best practices of early learning experts and teachers. It combines educational games and stimulating interactive play in one dynamic environment to engage preschoolers through first graders in a multitude of ways.     The Home Page opens up to to Wallace the … [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...]