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App Reviews and Articles, October - December, 2015

Here are the app reviews and articles from The Book Chook from October, November and December, 2015.

Book Chook Favourites - Word Game Apps

I've tried many word games on my iPad. Mostly what happens with me is they're okay at first, but I quickly lose interest. Or (shudder) there are game design elements that don't suit me - like aggressive ads, or a cynical and grasping business model.
Read more at The Book Chook.

Children's iPad App, Toca Band

Here's a digital toy that's not just a lot of fun, but offers kids the chance to interact with sounds and play with music creation. From the developer: √ Background music, animation and fun sound effects. √ 16 colorful characters, each with their own unique sounds and moves! Read more at The Book Chook.

Children's iPad App, Little Story Creator

Here's a fast and fun story creation app that will encourage kids to create. It's called Little Story Creator. Read more at The Book Chook.

Children's iPad App, Toontastic

One of the most exciting things about technology is what it offers us for digital storytelling. Toontastic is an app that encourages children to make stories by using animation. Read more at The Book Chook.

Children's iPad App, Whose Toes are Those

Here's a simple app that actually rejoices in the name: "Animal Game Show - Whose Toes are Those? - Matching Fun for Kids and Family - Ultimate Edition". But then, I rejoice in the name, The Book Chook!

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Using iPad App, PicsArt, with Pencil

I was thrilled to discover that the useful photo editor iPad app, PicsArt, could now be used in conjunction with Pencil, the stylus made by the same people who made Paper by 53. Read more at The Book Chook.

Children's iPad App, Nature Workshop

Nature Workshop - Creative Crafts for Kids comes from the same developers who created Puppet Workshop. I was pleased to find another app that encourages kids to create, this time to build an image from items like virtual sticks, pebbles, shells, seeds, leaves etc. Read more at The Book Chook.

Recommended App Gifts for Kids

With Christmas not far off, parents' and relatives' minds often turn to gifts they can buy for kids. You'll find lots of suggestions in my recent article, Bookish Christmas Gift Suggestions for Kids, but today I want to focus more on iPad and some Android apps. Read more at The Book Chook.