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Draw Along with Stella and Sam App – Free today only! September 25, 2012

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Draw Along with Stella and Sam for iPad on the iTunes App Store.

I’m not sure exactly how much longer this art app will be free. If you love Stella and Sam, this is a great first art app for little ones. Grab this one while  you can. Normally, this app is $1.99.


BrainPOP Jr App – New and free! June 27, 2012

BrainPOP Jr. Movie of the Week for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation) and iPad on the iTunes App Store.

App Store – BrainPOP Featured Movie.

I have been such a huge fan of BrainPop which are like educational shorts on a wide variety of topics: Science, Social Studies, Reading, Writing, Math, Health, Arts and Technology. I love, love, love how they humorously teach kids, but I have been insanely impatient because BrainPop is aimed at upper elementary students (some junior highers might enjoy them as well). You don’t need an Apple device to access their offerings since they do have websites and where you can see the free movies as well.

However, how cool is it to have access on your iPhone or iPad? There is a free movie offered every week or you can subscribe in-app on a monthly basis for additional access. Keep in mind that you have to go to their website in order to set up your log-in for access for the free trial period. The new BrainPop Jr is targeted to the K to 3rd grade audience which is perfect to supplement for my homeschooling adventures with M.

Highly recommended for kids 4 to 8.



Let’s Color! and Squiggles! Coloring Apps – Free! June 1, 2012

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Let’s Color! for iPad on the iTunes App Store.

Squiggles! for iPad on the iTunes App Store.

Whenever I see coloring apps, I usually yawn because inevitably most coloring apps are pretty much the same after a while. However, Lazoo has two awesome coloring apps that are geared for toddlers and preschoolers that made me sit up and take notice! These apps are free for download with optional in-app purchases for additional scenes.

Just simply select a picture and scribble and draw away. Tap the Go! button and watch your picture come to life. Watch your cars zoom off the screen with your scribbled “exhaust” or the water hose shoot out your scribbles as “water”. This app is so much fun to play for little ones. These are two really excellent apps and even better, there are no ads!

Highly recommended for 2 to 5. Can be used with older toddlers with parental assistance.



Splash of Color App – Free! March 25, 2012

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App Store – Splash of Color.

Splash of Color is a cute free coloring app for the iPhone and iPad. It has some neat little features that makes it pretty fun. I like that they have a lot of different textures that you can color in addition to their color wheel. I also like the “stickers” that you can add to your drawing. There are plenty of “pages” to color. The only downside is that it takes more than one tap to switch colors versus offering a range of colors on a sidebar which makes it less user friendly for very young children.

Recommended for children 3 and up.



Color Wall HD app – Free for limited time! March 22, 2012

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Color Wall HD for iPad on the iTunes App Store.

Color Wall HD is a very nice coloring app for kids. Normally $1.99, it is currently free for download. You can switch between auto-fill or brush coloring. It is very easy to switch colors, and there are plenty of coloring “pages” to play with. I would skip paying for it as there are plenty of free coloring apps available.

Recommended for ages 18 months and up. Grab it while it is free.



Color & Draw for kids app – free today only! March 1, 2012

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App Store – Color & Draw for kids: Coloring book, drawing pad, alphabet tracer, and photo decorator.

Hot download right now. Color & Draw for kids app for iPhone & iPad is free for today only. (Normally $1.99) This app won the Children’s Technology Review Editor’s Choice Award and is an Apple Staff pick . One of the slickest children’s art apps out there.

A coloring book, drawing pad, alphabet tracer, and photo decorator. This app will provide a ton of fun for your child. You actually can get a true curve versus a jagged line when you draw.

Grab this while this deal lasts!

Highly recommended for age older 2’s to 8.




$24.99 Melissa & Doug Deal August 24, 2011

Filed under: Baby/Toddler,Deals,Preschool,Toys — lifeatwarpspeed @ 10:46 am
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Kids.Woot® : One Day, You’ll Understand™.

We love Melissa and Doug toys at our house. They are very sturdy, well designed, and hold up well over time. This 3 pack bundle includes the upper/lower case alphabet wooden puzzle, the ABC stacking/nesting cubes and the upper/lower case alphabet stamp set.

Great pricing. As always, the woot deal is only until 10 pm PST or until they run out.



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