Posts Tagged With ‘free apps for kids’


Best Christmas and Holiday Apps for Kids

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By Jinny Gudmundsen

December 20, 2017

Looking for a way to enhance your child’s holiday experience? There are a lot of apps that can add pizzazz to the holidays, whether it be by reading and playing in classic holiday stories, discovering festive games, or exploring holiday-themed creativity projects.

Check out our list of Fun Christmas & Holiday Apps.


Top Earth Day Apps for Kids

by Jinny Gudmundsen, Editor of Tech with Kids Magazine

April 21, 2017

Looking for the best apps to use with your kids on Earth Day? We have two rec lists we would recommend:

Of course, we recommend actually going out in nature on Earth Day, and then, when the kids are ready for some quiet time, fire up some of the apps to reinforce ecology and nature concepts.


Toca Life: School Giveaway!

January 6, 2016

by Staff of Tech with Kids

We have 3 Promo Codes for Toca Life: School to giveaway!

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How to Enter the Tech with Kids’ Toca Boca Giveaway

All you have to do to enter  our Giveaway for Toca Life: School apps is to subscribe to our YouTube channel. If you are a private subscriber, then you will need to let us know that you subscribed by emailing us at abc[at]TechwithKids.com.

If you are already a subscriber, then simply leave a comment under our video review of Toca Life: School telling us why you want this app for your child.

This Giveaway ends on Monday, Jan. 11, 2016 at 5:00 EST.

Giveaway Rules and Disclaimer

We will use a randomizer to draw the three winners to this giveaway. We will then contact you via email. If we don’t hear back from you in 24 hours, we will move on to another winner. But we hope this doesn’t happen, so respond quickly.

You may only enter once.  If you aren’t on YouTube, you can participate by sending us an email with the subject line “TWK Toca Life: School Giveaway” to abc[at]TechwithKids.com.

You must be over 13 to participate. If you violate the rules of this giveaway, we will disqualify you. This giveaway is void where prohibited; and Federal, state, and local taxes, if any, are the sole responsibility of the winner.


GIVEAWAY of Kids Apps!

December 17, 2015 by the Editors of Tech with Kids

Every year we create a rec list of the TOP KIDS APPS for the year. We are working on the 2015 list (“and checking it twice”). However, we have already determined some of the winners!

After learning of their selection, the companies we have told generously offered us some redeem codes to use in giveaways.

For the next week, we are going to be offering giveaways of some of the apps that are making our list.

The first giveaway is from Nosy Crow for their — drum-roll please — Goldilocks and Little Bear app! It made our list because it is the MOST Innovative Fairy Tale in 2015! Kids read parallel stories about Goldilocks and Little Bear by simply turning their device upside down.IMG_5579

 

We are giving away 5 apps (each app costs $4.99) for iOS and the giveaway ends at 7:00 EST on Dec. 22, 2015.

To Enter Goldilocks and Little Bear App Giveaway:

Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter by clicking here.

This will automatically enter you in the drawing.

[If you are already a subscriber, you can enter this giveaway by either:

**Following us on Twitter (@TechwKids) AND tweeting about our Goldilocks and Little Bear review using this link: http://www.techwithkids.com/Review_SR01288S_goldilocks-and-little-bear-by-nosy-crow and the hashtag: #TWKgoldilocks.

Here’s a sample tweet for you to copy and paste:

Hope to win Goldilocks and Little Bear app in @TechwKids giveaway! http://www.techwithkids.com/Review_SR01288S_goldilocks-and-little-bear-by-nosy-crow #TWKgoldilocks

OR
**Liking our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/TechwithKids AND sharing our Goldilocks and Little Bear review using this link: http://www.techwithkids.com/Review_SR01288S_goldilocks-and-little-bear-by-nosy-crow on your feed. Please include @TechwithKids.com in your post and when our name pops up, link it to us. So that we know how to reach you, please also send an email sharing your Facebook link to us at abc[at]TechwithKids.com]

OR

You can enter by sending us an email with the subject line “TWKGoldilocks” to abc[at]TechwithKids.com (but we would rather you subscribe, tweet, or like us on Facebook!)

Giveaway Rules and Disclaimer

We will use a randomizer to draw the winners to this giveaway. We will tally the number of entries then use the Random Integer Generator on Random.org to determine the 5 winners. We will then contact you via email. If we don’t hear back from you in 24 hours, we will move on to another winner. But we hope this doesn’t happen, so respond quickly.

You may only enter once by either becoming a subscriber or, if you are already a subscriber before Dec. 17, 2015, then by following us on twitter (see instructions above about a tweet) or by liking us on Facebook (see instructions above about sharing a post). If you aren’t on Twitter or Facebook, you can participate by sending us an email with the subject line “TWKGoldilocks” to abc[at]TechwithKids.com

You must be over 13 to participate. If you violate the rules of this giveaway, we will disqualify you.

This giveaway is void where prohibited; and Federal, state, and local taxes, if any, are the sole responsibility of the winner.


Want to Teach Your Child the ABCs? There’s an App for That!

In the old days, we used flashcards to teach ABCs — now there are apps! With apps, the alphabet learning becomes interactive, animated, and personal to your child. In other words: exciting!

Here’s a list for the top ABC apps:

AMAZING ALPHABET APPS:

ELMO LOVES ABCs for iPAD

Adorable Elmo serves as your child’s cheerleader while he or she explores the letters of the alphabet. Kids will trace the letters, learn their beginning sounds, and play games with the letters. Elmo energizes the learning with his silly antics.

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ALPHATOTS

When each letter of the alphabet is introduced, kids get to play a game that reinforces the letter sounds. They will build a robot with the letter “R” and kick the soccer ball with the letter “K.” This app turns learning the alphabet into hands-on learning.

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AVOKIDDO ABC RIDE

This app takes kids on a bike ride to find the hiding letters of the alphabet. At 26 different locations, kids first find the hidden letter and then enjoy silly antics with it, such as jumping on jiggling jelly!

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FACES iMAKE -ABC

Puzzle play is what sets this ABC app apart from the others. Each letter has a fun puzzle that kids put together.

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METAMORPHABET

This ABC app is the most visually exciting of the ones on this list. It mesmerizes children (and adults) with its dazzling transformations and intriguing animations. Each touch of a letter produces something new. Don’t miss this one.

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ENDLESS ALPHABET

Silly monsters act out the meaning of words that start with the letters of the alphabet. The animations are great and hilarious.

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MY BEASTLY ABCs

My Beastly ABCs uses mythical creatures and beasts to demonstrate each letter of the alphabet. Told in a book app format, this tale about a timid boy playing with monsters is told by the master narrator Jim Dale of Harry Potter fame!

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Editor Jinny Gudmundsen Talks Best Kid Apps with NPR’s All Sides With Ann Fisher

JinnyBio2TWK2014On Tuesday, January 27, 2015, our Editor Jinny Gudmundsen spoke on the NPR radio show All Sides with Ann Fisher. Jinny and host Ann had a lively discussion about the pitfalls of freemium apps and how to find the best apps for kids.

Jinny then shared the details about four of the top apps for kids.

 

The apps discussed were:

Elmo-Loves-You-iconElmo Loves You

A preschool app where kids snuggle up with Elmo to learn the meaning of love.

To read our full review, click here

 

Peg-Cat-icon175x175Peg + Cat: The Tree Problem

Peg and her pet Cat provide hilarious situations for kids to use logical thinking and math in rescuing the tree-climbing feline. –

To read our full review, click here

 

Kalleys-Machine-icon175x175Kalley’s Machine Plus Cats

An outrageously inventive story app where kids get hands-on time with a fantastical food-making machine. 

To read our full review, click here

 

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Hoopa City

An adorable and easy city-building sim that rewards exploration.

To read our full review, click here

 

 

To listen to Jinny talking on Ann Fisher’s NPR show, click here.