Thursday, June 26, 2014
NEW RELEASE School Zone Apps - 30% Off Regular Pricing (best educational Android kids apps)
School Zone is a well known publisher of educational materials. Their workbooks can be seen in newsagents and supermarkets across the country. They are great for parents who want to give their child a little more help at home, and also for homeschooling families. Their apps are just as high quality and brand new to the app store are four new flashcard apps for the special introductory price of $1.99 (regular price $2.99). This pricing will not last long, so get in quick before they go back to full price.
From A to Z and apple to zipper, learn ABCs letter by letter! Flash cards are a super, time-tested way to learn fundamentals, and this self-paced flash card app puts the emphasis on fun. What is the letter that begins the word “penguin”? Say it, then tap the card to turn it over and hear the letter and word pronounced, as they also appear onscreen. Swipe to move on to the next card or back up to the previous. Two different sets of word-picture cards give 52-card practice in uppercase and lowercase alphabet letters. Ready for a different activity? Play a fun alphabet game. In Level 1, complete the ABC order by choosing letters. In level 2, pick the picture that starts with the missing letter. Level 3 combines letters and pictures. Starburst animations and audio praise reward correct moves and answers. Gentle audio cues point out mistakes. Make the first step into the wonderful world of words a winner!
Learn and practice numbers 0-25. Again and again, flash cards prove virtually unbeatable for reinforcing skills. Turn a boring wait into a focused learning opportunity with this self-paced, flash card app. What is this number? Say it, then tap the card to turn it over and hear the number pronounced, see the number, see the number word, and watch and listen to that number of objects counted out. Swipe to move on to the next card or back up to earlier ones. Or switch to game mode, with three levels of play that further reinforce counting by working with sequencing and object sets. Complete the 123 order several different ways, and count out loud, along with the narrator. Starburst animations and audio praise reward correct moves and answers. Gentle audio cues point out mistakes. Make navigating numbers a rewarding ride!
Playfully learn and reinforce colors and shapes. Some things just need practice to form a solid foundation. Flash cards are a great, time-tested way to do that. But this flash card apps turns traditional into sensational! What is this color? Tap to flip the card to see the color word and hear it pronounced; swipe to move to the next one. Do the same thing for shapes. Or play a simple but delightful game to help little ones identify 12 basic colors and 9 basic shapes. Twirling shapes and objects burst rapid-fire across the screen. What is purple? Hurry! Tap the correct match before they fall out of view. Choose wrong? The correct pick will be displayed and pronounced. Along the way, get audio encouragement such as “Way to go!” and “Good job!” along with gentle corrective feedback to help redirect to the right choice. After successfully completing the entire game, see all the characters dance onscreen to the tune of a merry march.
Tick-tock, it’s time to tell time! Knowing what time the watch or clock says is an all-the-time, lifetime skill. Even in a world of digital clocks and LED displays, “20 minutes from now” and “2:30” are essential calculations! Let this fun app turn minutes into hours of play. Choose Time or Game play. In Time mode, what time is showing on the clock? Tap the card to turn it over and hear the time. Swipe to go to the next card. The effect produces flash card-like drills. Step up the pace for added challenge! In Game mode, move the hands of the clock to set the correct time, and you’ll get a surprise. Both modes have Easy and Hard levels of play. The Easy level uses hour and half hour times, while Hard includes quarter-hour and five-minute increments. Put the gift of time in your child’s hands!
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