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Tiny Journey app – free today! February 2, 2012

Filed under: Apps,Kids — lifeatwarpspeed @ 1:22 pm
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Tiny Journey HD for iPad on the iTunes App Store.

Tiny Journey is a pretty fun train app for the iPad and iPhone is just got listed for free right now for download in honor of the lead programmer’s birthday. This is a great train app for kids to play and it incorporate maze solving skills that build up in difficulty. With 5 worlds to explore currently and over 130 different levels, there is plenty to keep to your LO busy playing. You have to make sure your train avoids any obstacles, switch tracks so your train doesn’t crash, pick up all your passengers, and deliver your train to its destination.

This is an excellent choice for any train mad kid with an easy to use and master interface. Hurry and grab this before this offer ends!

Highly recommended for preschoolers and up!



Hongen Chinese Learning apps – Free (limited time!)

Filed under: Apps,Kids,Learning Chinese — lifeatwarpspeed @ 12:33 am
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500 Chinese Characters – Preschool Must-have for iPad on the iTunes App Store.

Just saw that Hongen Education and Technology company that designed a lot of Chinese learning apps put a hundred of their apps for free or at a reduced price during the Chinese Spring Festival. Chinese New Year generally marks the beginning of the Festival, so I assume that it runs for the first 15 days of the new lunar year. If so, today is day 11, so you may want to download what you want now and sort through it later.

We had this 500 Chinese characters for preschoolers app for the last month or so as well as several other of the Hongen apps. I thought they were pretty well developed considering a lot of the Chinese apps that are friendly enough for Westerners to use are pretty awful in quality. Some of the apps I couldn’t use like the parenting ones since you have to be fluent in Chinese, but the ones geared for children are pretty good.

Recommended for anyone who would like to teach their children Chinese or reinforce what they are already learning. Grab the free ones while this deal lasts!



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