Monday, August 25, 2014
**App Sale** PBS Kids has seven apps on sale for Back to School!
My kids, like many, grew up watching the educational programing on PBS Kids. From Caillou to Dinosaur Train, kids have been learning and laughing with many characters on these popular shows. I was so excited when PBS Kids started developing apps to further children's curiosity and learning. In preparation for back to school, PBS kids has put seven of their popular apps on sale! Hurry, this is a limited time discount!
** Please note: Some of these apps have in-app purchases, but they can easily be disabled in the settings of your device. There are also ads and social network links in some of these apps.
Only the app's developer can control when an app is discounted or not. All apps that we post as on sale are verified at the time of this post. We make no guarantees otherwise.**
Daniel Tiger's Day & Night -- $1.99 regularly $2.99
Daniel Tiger’s Day & Night is based on the PBS KIDS series Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, produced by The Fred Rogers Company. The app is designed to extend the series’ social-emotional curriculum, helping kids practice important daily routines.
•8 games about morning and nighttime routines
•Sing-along songs that help make routines familiar and fun
•A musical timer to help keep routines on-track
Swing with orangutans, swim with dolphins and tap along with woodpeckers in the ultimate adventure app from the hit PBS KIDS show, WILD KRATTS!
Children ages 4 to 8 can tilt and tap their way through multi-level games that encourage exploration of habitats around the world. Focusing on science, each game lets kids observe, explore and use creature power suits to complete missions and help the Kratt Brothers. As levels are completed, kids earn creature power “selfies,” habitat stickers and “Wow! Facts” that help further their animal science and natural history learning.
Put your vocabulary skills to the test and see if you have what it takes to be WordGirl’s sidekick! Create superhero avatars and train with WordGirl in this adventurous PBS KIDS app designed for kids 6 to 8
• 4 mini games with 30 levels each
• Iconic WordGirl villains
• A deeply embedded vocabulary curriculum
• 12 HD clips featuring WordGirl and Captain Huggy Face in action
• Customizable superhero avatar creator
• 48 pieces of earnable gear to customize your avatar
PEG + CAT Big Gig, based on the PBS KIDS series PEG + CAT, is a musical app that invites you to pick an instrument and play songs with Peg, Cat and their friends in different worlds featured in the show – on the farm, Pirate Island, the Magic Forest, and even on the Purple Planet!
In the Big Gig, while playing simple melodies from PEG + CAT, practice preschool math skills including identifying numbers, counting up and down by ones and twos, adding ones, and extending patterns. After you play a song, you’re treated to a show – characters rocking out just for you!
Join Caillou and friends for exciting and imaginative learning adventures! In this PBS KIDS app, explore with dinosaurs, discover the ocean, and help out in the kitchen with Caillou!
Caillou Let’s Pretend is based on the PBS KIDS series Caillou, produced by DHX Media. Targeting kids ages 2-5, the app is designed to extend the series’ social-emotional curriculum, helping kids build skills such as observation, listening, persistence, reasoning, and imagination.
This essential dinosaur collection will not only help kids build reading skills, but will also encourage the exploration of life science and natural history through discovery, play and reading! Through the letters of the alphabet, your child will learn about 26 dinosaurs by touching and feeding them, x-raying them, discovering dinosaur facts and more!
Super Why Phonics Fair -- $1.99 regularly $2.99
It’s Phonics Fair time! In this app from the hit PBS KIDS preschool series SUPER WHY, kids ages 3-6 celebrate as they learn reading, word-building and phonics skills through classic carnival-themed games.
•5 interactive literacy games designed for phonics practice
•30 key word families that are needed to learn to read are featured in each game (such as the –ALL word family, with words like “ball,” “tall,” “wall”).
•Over 130 stickers that kids can earn and decorate within the Phonics Fair Prize Booth
•8 phonics-themed SUPER WHY music videos
Rachel H's kids had their first day of school today. She celebrated by sitting back, watching a movie or her choosing and drinking coffee in peace for a couple of uninterrupted hours.