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App Reviews and Articles, July - September, 2015

Here are my children's app reviews between April and June, 2015 at www.thebookchook.com, plus links to collections of earlier educational app reviews.

Children's iPad App, Talking Dino

Here's an exceedingly simple app that's suited to even our youngest learners. Talking Dino is an interactive app that encourages children to make decisions while they create a digital dinosaur.

From the developer (Education Services Australia):_ Design a talking dinosaur to present at show and tell. Create your dinosaur by selecting from a range of elements such as mood, size and colour. Choose a voice and background picture for your dinosaur. Decide on a name that suits your talking dinosaur. Select a note about your dinosaur. Watch the animation. You can change your design as many times as you like. Evaluate the impact of your design by using icons and selecting a comment. This learning object is one in a series of six objects. _

Read more at The Book Chook.

Children's iPad App, YAKiT Kids

Children's iPad App Review by Susan Stephenson, www.thebookchook.com Here's an app that will have your kids fighting to express themselves! Similar to some of the web tools that make an image talk, the YAKiT Kids app has some extra features children will definitely have fun with.

Read more at The Book Chook.

Children's iPad Story App, I learn

Children's iPad Story App, I learn by Susan Stephenson, www.thebookchook.com I learn is an interactive story app from developer, Bizzibrains, and was produced in conjunction with Screen Australia. Bizzibrains also make I imagine, a free story app.

From the developers: Features: √ 11 interactive story pages, hand drawn illustrations, music, sounds and narration.

Read more at The Book Chook.

April - June 2015 iPad App Reviews

I've discovered it's useful to my readers not only to have access to my app reviews, but to have access to reviews according to theme, or in other groups. Accordingly, I've begun a periodic but regular feature where I curate and share my own iPad app reviews and articles. See this List at The Book Chook.

January - March 2015 iPad App Reviews

I've discovered it's useful to my readers not only to have access to my app reviews, but to have access to reviews according to theme, or in other groups. Accordingly, I've begun a periodic but regular feature where I curate and share my own iPad app reviews and articles. See this List at The Book Chook.

October - December 2014 Children's iPad App Reviews

I've discovered it's useful to my readers not only to have access to my app reviews, but to have access to reviews according to theme, or in other groups. See this List at The Book Chook.

Children's iPad App, Infiniscroll

In the last couple of years I've looked at, interacted with, and reviewed many children's apps. I've realised I prefer apps where kids get to create something, and even more so if they're inspired to go on and create something else in real life. With Infiniscroll, kids create a story, a most unusual one. Read more at The Book Chook.

Children's iPad App, Play Opera

Play Opera: Mozart, Puccini, Rossini, and Verdi masterpieces for kids is a recent app created by Dada Company. I have previously reviewed Dada's Peek-a-Word. Play Opera introduces children to the opera through the work of five great composers, encouraging the development and education of musical tastes. Read more at The Book Chook.

Creating with Kids and iPad Apps (July 2015 Update)

I've updated my List, Creating with Children and iPad Apps. Check out the List below (and don't forget to navigate to the second/third page via arrows bottom right) to browse those apps I've reviewed where children can create something. Read more at The Book Chook.

Children's iPad App, Plum's Photo Hunt

Here's a great free app that encourages kids to explore with the iPad's Camera. Plum's Photo Hunt is part of PLUM LANDING, an environmental science media property designed to get kids excited about exploring the wonders of our planet. Read more at The Book Chook.

Book Chook Favourites - iPad Apps for Drawing

Most kids like to draw, or maybe they call it fooling around with a pencil or paintbrush. By encouraging our kids to experiment with digital drawing, we're providing them with an opportunity to create something, an activity I believe is worthwhile and educational. Read more at The Book Chook.

iPad App, Lark by Storybird

Perhaps you already know Storybird, a website where kids and adults can immerse themselves in building their own stories with others' art. Now we have Storybird's new app, Lark. Its purpose is to make and share art-inspired poetry. Read more at The Book Chook.

Review: iPad and Android App, Alphabear

Alphabear was suggested to me by my son. He thought I would find the combination of word game and teddy bears irresistible. I did! From the developer: Alphabear is an original word puzzle game by Spry Fox, the developer of the award winning game Triple Town. Read more at The Book Chook.

Children's iPad App, LEGO Movie Maker

The LEGO Movie Maker app makes it fairly straightforward for kids create a stop motion movie. Read more at The Book Chook.

Update on iPad App, Paper by 53

I thought you might be interested in discovering more about the iPad app I mentioned in Review of iPad App, Paper by 53 and Playing with Paper by 53, especially now all the in-app tools are free. Read more at The Book Chook.