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Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Mobile Apps

Bob Books Reading Magic Sight Words
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This is easily one of the best educational apps we've seen, with artwork, animations and game play that engage children to the fullest. Each of the app's four distinctly different games follows a simple but clever format in which a charming black-and-white illustration morphs into a gorgeous full-color animation as soon as the word activity is completed. Each animation acts out the sentence in which the sight ...Read More
BOSEbuild
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Age 8-13 yrs.

BOSEbuild

BOSEbuild Speaker Cube takes children on an extraordinary educational journey through which they learn about the science behind how speakers work. An easy-to-use mobile app guides kids as they put the kit's high-quality physical components through various configurations, building, testing, and modifying as they go. Each section of the app unlocks the next, and the hands-on experiments contained within these s ...Read More
codeSpark Academy with The Foos
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Age 5-11 yrs.

codeSpark Academy with The Foos

As the makers of this delightful and highly effective free app well know, becoming a skilled programmer isn't so much about learning code as it is about developing a way of thinking that enhances problem-solving in any context. The Foos are tiny, adorable characters, each of whom has a range of abilities, some shared, some unique. The games are entirely non-verbal. By manipulating graphics, kids issue a serie ...Read More
Disney Buddies: ABCs
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This fun, interactive app makes learning the letters and associated sounds of the alphabet a joyful and enriching experience. Tapping any letter of the alphabet (all 26 of which are onscreen at all times) triggers a distinct play activity that incorporates the letter name, letter sound, and an example verb that starts with that letter. Each letter becomes an interactive mini-game/story in which youngsters eng ...Read More
Finding Dory: Just Keep Swimming
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One of the many things that make this app such great fun is the player's sense of being part of an unfolding story, rich in humor and detail. The lovable goofiness embodied by Dory's character permeates the action, eliciting an unusually high number of smiles per minute from players. At the beginning of each level, Dory prompts the player to select and remember two objects that later become part of the story ...Read More
Fun Ocean
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Age 2-6 yrs.

Fun Ocean

The fun educational activities contained in this free mobile app enable children to playfully explore life undersea and learn about marine biology along the way. Kids join Dot, a copperband butterflyfish, in adventures in which they meet a host of varied and sometimes exotic sea creatures. Players match silhouettes to actual sea life, learn important facts about the creatures and invite these new undersea fri ...Read More
Kadho English
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Age 3-10 yrs.

Kadho English

Kadho English is a carefully constructed learning vehicle that helps children build a strong English language foundation, step by enjoyable step. This free app provides a delightful mix of adorable animated characters, buoyant background music, and a multitude of letter- and word-based games that keep kids happily engaged. The intuitive interface allows multiple children to log into the app over time and trac ...Read More
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