The Jellybean Tunes App Report 31 – Check out the latest apps released in the last 1 week


The Jellybean Tunes App Report 31

The Jellybean Tunes App Report

The Jellybean Tunes App Report 31

Win a bundle of 7 apps, create a group story, drive a car, race with puzzles, pick up some summer reading, or play with science. The 31st app report brings you the latest news and product announcements from the members of the Moms With Apps network. Be sure to check out the new sales and promotions section below.

Parents, please take a moment to read the full app descriptions, and to screen the apps you download, to fully understand the features and elements in the app. If you find an app you like, please write a review.

- Garry Froehlich | Jellybean Tunes

Apps for Little Ones

Puzzle Race HD Puzzle Race HD by Anlock: Welcome to “Puzzle Race HD” the ultimate children’s puzzle app for iPad. It includes up to 320 (yes, 320!!!) picture perfect frame tray and shape puzzles for endless educational gaming. And it is the only app on the App Store that family members can “Puzzle Race” each other to top the family chart! iPhone and iPad – Free with In-App Purchases
Happi Full Throttle Happi Full Throttle by Serendipity: Happi Full Throttle puts your child in the driver’s seat of 4 really cool vehicles. With the help of the iPad’s camera and a dashboard full of buttons, levers and of course a steering wheel, Happi Full Throttle will make your child feel like a real Fireman, Race car driver, Pilot or Submarine captain. (Watch Video) iPad – $1.99
Toot Toot USA Toot Toot USA by GamesLabApps: Toot Toot USA is an interactive learning adventure where young children can enjoy an introduction to the alphabet, numbers and a range of wacky animals as they journey along with the Toot Toot trains. (Watch Video) iPhone and iPad – $1.99, Google Play – $0.99
Bo's Dinnertime Bo’s Dinnertime by Heppi: Are mealtimes in your home sometimes a source of conflict rather than fun? If so, then Bo’s Dinnertime is an app for you. Bo, the colorful, cheerful giraffe, will help your child to learn about all the routines of a meal, from shopping through cooking and enjoying delicious food to washing up. (Watch Video) iPhone and iPad – $1.99, Google Play – $1.99


The Berenstain Bears and the Big Spelling Bee The Berenstain Bears and the Big Spelling Bee by Oceanhouse Media: When it’s Spelling Bee time at Bear Country School, the pressure builds up and it’s hard to keep cool! Join Sister Bear (and Papa Bear) as they practice . . . and practice . . . and practice for the big day. But will all of this p-r-a-c-t-i-c-e take the fun out of spelling? iPhone and iPad – $2.99 (introductory price)
Celtic Run Celtic Run by Sean Vogel (and PicPocket Books): Jake, a 14-year-old gadget whiz, didn’t plan on a summer full of treasure, thieves, and danger. He just got lucky. While in Ireland on a class trip, Jake stumbles upon the first clue to a treasure missing from the Spanish Armada. Dodging would-be thieves, exchanging wisecracks with Zach, and concocting ingenious devices to get them out of scrapes, Jake leads the team as they connect piece after piece to the more than 400-year-old mystery. (Watch Video) iBooks – $8.99
The Snow Queen Musical Children's Interactive Storybook Adventure The Snow Queen Musical Children’s Interactive Storybook Adventure by Sunshine Musicals: The Snow Queen is an adventurous tale of friendship between two children Gerda and Kai. When Kai is kidnapped by the evil Snow Queen, Gerda undertakes an epic journey to bring him home. Along the way she encounters colorful characters, such as the Queen of Spring, a group of tricky bandits, and a magical reindeer! With 5 beautifully produced original songs, both children and parents can sing-a-long together, while enjoying this timeless tale of friendship. iPhone and iPad – $2.99, Amazon – $2.99

Creative Play

Color Vacuum Color Vacuum by Curious Hat: This unique, interactive and educational app by Curious Hat encourages children to explore, experience and experiment with the world of color in their immediate environment. This app uses your mobile device’s camera to transform it into Professor Vapori’s Color Vacuum so you can interact with your physical surroundings. Wherever you go, there are colors and the Color Vacuum will suck them up to stimulate observation and playfully teach color theory to all. iPhone and iPad – $0.99
Story Dice - creative storytelling cubes for plot, character, and setting ideas Story Dice – creative storytelling cubes for plot, character, and setting ideas by Thinkamingo: Story Dice is a creative tool to prompt ideas for plot, character, and setting. Gather your friends, roll the dice, tell your part of the story using the pictograms, pass to the next person, and repeat, adding on to the story! This is a great game for road trips, waiting at restaurants/doctor offices/movies, and for just plain hanging out with your friends having fun! iPhone and iPad – $1.99


Learn U.S. President - Kids Word Search Game Learn U.S. President – Kids Word Search Game by KwiqApps Inc.: Learn and test your knowledge about US Presidents in a fun way! For kids 6+ years of age, this word search puzzle game engages them to learn the most basic facts about all 44 Presidents of the United States. After playing this game, you child will also be able to spell the names of all US Presidents. iPad – $0.99


Rhyme-N-Time Rhyme-N-Time by Levott LLC: Rhyme-N-Time is an educational app that focuses on, as you might guess, rhyming. Your child will have to find words that rhyme and words that do not in a fun format. There is also a wonderful rhyming story that goes along with the game. You can keep track of how your child is doing on a stats screen we provide. iPad – $1.99
WORD Pig Spell WORD Pig Spell by ZiggityZoom: Word Pig is a fun and educational, early learning, spelling-based app for preschool and kindergarten children. In this school readiness app, using the vowel “i”, children can choose to play one of two different levels, “making” 3 letter words OR “spelling” the given three letter words. iPhone – Free, iPad – Free


Puzzle MasterPics by Lemberg Solutions: Rotate and move the puzzle tiles, play the sliding puzzle and get cool pictures on your mobile screen. There are three different modes and three different levels of complexity! Google Play – Free


Fun Science Lab Fun Science Lab by Zonkey Interactive: For children ages 5-12, the Fun Science Lab is designed to give kids a fun and entertaining way to learn some basic principles of science by encouraging them to interact with the different elements in each experiment and igniting their curiosity. Guide a hot air balloon past dangerous obstacles, use batteries to help the robots give the light bulb electricity, and more! (Watch Video) iPad – $1.99 (introductory price)

Special Needs

My Visual Timer for iPad My Visual Timer for iPad by SFS, LLC.: “My Visual Timer” comes with 12 different visual timers. There are no complicated settings, easy to use, reduced distractions, and a gentle sounding ding when time is up. Visual Supports are recognized as Evidence-Based Practices for educating children with Autism. “My Visual Timer” is perfect for students who struggle with concept of time, and transitioning between activities. iPad – $1.99
Fonemo Fonemo by Kapabia: Make speech therapy fun with Fonemo! Fonemo is a tool to help children with speech sound disorders. With Fonemo you can practice the sound s and r in many ways. To make the training of phonemes fun, Fonemo works as a game. Saying words out loud is part of the game. You can record the childs pronunciation and together you can listen to it. iPad – $4.99 plus In-App Purchase
MatchwithTouch MatchwithTouch by Benster Tan: Build unlimited number of game sets and/or lessons using pictures to encourage learning through play. It is very well suited for early learning. These games would be based on identification and matching using pictures that would be beneficial at a cognitive level. Use it as part of an Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) program or other picture cards program. iPhone and iPad – $12.99

Sales and Promotions

Sale: iTouchiLearn Words for Preschool Kids: Letters, Spelling & Reading by Staytoooned: 50% off now through the Memorial Day weekend. iPhone and iPad – $0.99
Giveaway: Enter for a chance to win 7 of your favorite family friendly apps! Includes Kid-Capsule, A Royal Little Pest, Felt Board, Jellybean Tunes, Murky Reef – Science, Rhyme-N-Time and Kids Crosswords. (Visit here to enter.)

News and Reviews

Finnish Word Wizard by L’Escapadou: The Word Wizard app called “Speak ‘N Spell for the iPad Generation” by the New-York Times & featured by Apple is now available in Finnish. iPhone and iPad – $4.99
ilearnwords Japanese by Chrome InfoTech LLP: iLearnwords now available in a Japanese version and gives the opportunity to children to familiarize themselves with the real social world in Japanese. iPhone – $0.99
Oceanhouse Media invites you to check out the Educators section of their website and download the free teacher’s guides to get the most out of your omBooks. New guides are available for The Berenstain Bears and the Big Spelling Bee, The Berenstain Bears’ Bedtime Battle and The Berenstain Bears’ BIG Bedtime Book.


MathLands – Kids Logic Game & Brain Builder for Math and Critical Thinking by Mamanijo: With MathLands, kids will develop their mathematical intuition and beg for more math time. Now includes hints, plus history, math theory, and solutions for parents in each puzzle. iPad – Free with In-App Purchases
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