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Duck Duck Moose Apps – free today! August 26, 2016

Duck Duck Moose

It’s been awhile. Our summer has been PACKED with activities. I’m looking forward to the fall when things slow down, and we are back into our homeschooling rhythm and routine.

I saw this fabulous deal today…seriously DO NOT miss out on this freebie deal. Duck Duck Moose made all their apps free today. I simply love their learning apps for kids. They develop wonderfully interactive and engaging apps. I haven’t ventured over to check out their offerings in a while since we are well past early learning apps. Some of our all time faves: Old MacDonald, Wheels on the Bus, Fish School, Moose Math, Park Math and Word Wagon….plus a lot of others.

I am excited to get out Pet Bingo, Chatterpix and Wizard School which are targeted towards older elementary kids.

Ages: 2 to 12 (depending on the app)

L@WS

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WeDo 2.0 Curriculum Pack – One cent sale! (regular $289.95) February 13, 2016

Filed under: STEM,Upper Elementary — lifeatwarpspeed @ 6:43 pm
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Built on Next Generation Science Standards, the WeDo 2.0 Curriculum Pack aids second through fourth grade educators in delivering key science content.

If you have the Lego WeDo kits which introduce robotics to 2nd to 4th graders…this upgrade kit (targeted to teachers) is only ONE PENNY right now.  Quick jump on this here:  WeDo 2.0. It’s legit…I just got this for my Jr. First Lego League team. We will now be able to get to interface with our iPads. Learn more about WeDo here: WeDo

L@WS

 

Lots of currently free apps from Toca Boca, Boca, Tiggly and Swiggles November 6, 2015

Filed under: Kids — lifeatwarpspeed @ 8:19 pm
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Source: Tiggly Doctor: Check up on your verbs in this fun spelling game on the App Store

Source: Tiggly Story Maker: Build Words and Record Your Own Tales on the App Store

Source: Tiggly Submarine: Preschool ABC Game on the App Store

Source: Bamba Surprise on the App Store

Source: Toca Hair Salon on the App Store

Source: Swiggles – A fun and simple game for toddlers on the App Store

Source: Swiggles Colors on the App Store

These apps are currently free, but I don’t know how long they will last. The Tiggly apps are aimed at early learning skills. The ones I linked are best for ages 3 to 6. They introduce spelling, phonemic awareness and vocabulary. Tiggly has designed these apps to interact with Tiggly toys, but you can play using the touch screen option. There are other Tiggly apps that are also free like Tiggly Chef, Tiggly Safari, Tiggly Draw, Tiggley Addventure, Tiggly Cardtoons and Tiggly Stamp which focus of early math skills.

Bamba is another maker of early learning apps which are aimed at a slightly younger age range at 2 and up. The one I linked is aimed more at preschoolers while their other pretend play apps like Bamba Burger, Bamba Ice Cream, Bamba Pizza and Bamba Post Office are fun for younger kids.

Toca Hair Salon is just fun playful app for ages 3 to 6. Toca Boca develops some of the best apps on the market for this age group. They should be scooped up when they are free. These are must have apps. Younger kids can also play with Toca Boca apps as tapping and swiping will always do something on the screen.

Swiggles is a decent app for very young kids in the toddler age range. It will flip through the silly monster faces with a peekaboo effect with one type of app motion like swiping, tapping, and shaking. The second one names the colors as the faces rotate through. It’s fine for a free app, but I wouldn’t actually pay money for this one.

Other app makers that I like for the younger set (ages 2 to 5) which may or may not be free right now are Tizzy, Wonderkind (makes the uber fun Seek and Find and Tiny apps), Fairlady Media, Gazilli, Dr. Panda, Duck Duck Goose, Tropisounds (wooden puzzles), Wombi puzzle, Tribal Nova, Little Bit Studio (math), Build A Word by @Reks, Playsmart-Kids, Bugsy, Klicktock (hidden pictures), Innovative Mobile, Fisher Price, Lego Duplo, Lakeshore Learning Materials, Tappi Bear (just for fun) apps. Older kids also still love to play these apps as well though they may not want to admit it. There are plenty more out there that I didn’t list on here.

For toddlers and preschoolers, hands down the best app bargain is the Teach Me series of apps which go from toddler to 3rd grade which you can read about here: http://wp.me/p1M41l-fU

L@WS

 

 

Fireworks Lab – currently free

Filed under: Kids — lifeatwarpspeed @ 3:39 pm
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Source: Fireworks Lab on the App Store

Fun app for toddlers and preschoolers to play with fireworks. This app is normally $1.99. Design your own displays and tap to make them explode across a starry night sky.

Recommended for toddlers and pre-K. Older kids may still enjoy this, but this game play is very simple which makes it perfect for the younger set.
L@WS

 

Ticket to Ride Pocket – currently free

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Source: Ticket to Ride Pocket on the App Store

Source: Ticket to Ride Europe Pocket on the App Store

This is one of my all time favorite German style board games to play. The mobile pocket versions is totally free right now. This is an award winning app. This is perfect to whiling away time on your holiday travels for yourself or the kids. I love that you can opt to play locally over wi-fi or bluetooth so that you can play with whoever you are hanging out with.

I love that Ticket to Ride engages you in thinking strategically since you are not building routes in isolation.

Recommended ages 8 and up.

L@WS

ETA: Be sure you are looking at iPhone apps on your device.

 

Dr. Panda’s Mailman – free for a limited time. October 26, 2015

Filed under: Kids — lifeatwarpspeed @ 8:11 pm
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Source: Dr. Panda’s Mailman on the App Store

We love Dr. Panda apps over here. This is such a fun app for kids ages 4 to 6 to engage in pretend play. You get to be a mailman and deliver mail to 10 different animals in different places as you explore the Dr. Panda world. This is an award-winning app for children. Grab this deal while it’s free because this app for the iPad/iPhone is normally $3.99. Just in time to save this game for holiday travel entertainment.

Recommended for ages 4 to 6.

L@WS

 

Touchpress’s Chemistry Apps – currently 75%-80% off for a limited time July 26, 2015

Filed under: High School,Homeschooling Apps,Middle School — lifeatwarpspeed @ 12:40 am
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The Elements: A Visual Exploration on the App Store on iTunes.

This deal is not to be missed!

This Chemistry app is on sale today for a steal at $2.99. (Normally $13.99) It is a visually stunning and great supplement to anyone studying chemistry. This is far better than a run of the mill periodic table poster and really bring chemistry to life. This app was named one of the year’s top apps by the Apple Store.

My son just loves this app as he has mad love for all things related to chemistry right now. We were lucky enough to score a free one last year. After having it, this is a great deal. It really bring the periodic table to life with amazing, breathtaking images of various elements. The companion Molecules app is currently $2.99 and the Elements in Action is $0.99. The Elements Flashcards app is free. All of these are really fantastic supplement for studying chemistry.

“Elements is based on the internationally best-selling hard cover edition of The Elements by Theodore Gray, Popular Science Magazine’s Gray Matter columnist. ”

Highly recommended for anyone studying chemistry.

L@WS

 

 
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