Smart Apps For Android: Free App Friday for August 29, 2014 (best free Andriod Apps)

Friday, August 29, 2014

Free App Friday for August 29, 2014 (best free Andriod Apps)

Ah, Friday is here yet again, bringing the month of August *almost* to a close. What better way to bid the month farewell than with 10 FREE apps with no in-app purchases? 

This week's line up includes gems from PBS and Lego and one from the popular teacher resource Learning A-Z.  We don't know how long these apps are free, though, so download them now while they're still free.

Remember, only an app's developer can control the price of an app. These apps were verified as free at the time of this posting, but prices can change without notice.


Sago Mini Space Explorer
WHO WE ARE:
Our team of designers and developers create apps that children love and parents trust. We build on kids' natural sense of wonder, creativity and curiosity to make apps that are safe, positive and fun. Sago Mini are the ideal first apps for your little one.


EXPLORE:
Space Explorer lets kids drive the experience while moving at their own pace. Blast into outer space with Harvey the dog and play amongst the stars and planets. Discover dozens of delightful surprises! Make new alien friends, zip around in a flying saucer, meet the lovable hug-bot, and enjoy an interstellar picnic.

Made with care, Sago Mini Space Explorer puts kids in control. Part of the AWARD-WINNING suite of Sago Mini apps, the app is sure to bring smiles to your little one. 



Reduced from $2.99, now FREE




The Adventures of Patch
Here is a truly cheerful fun for your child and you. 
Go through the mazes, avoid traps, earn bonus seconds, and be the fastest! 
Change animal characters and use their unique features to overcome obstacles. 

How to play 

• Select the level of difficulty (easy / difficult). 
• Play to unlock new levels: mazes with various traps and surprises, ballooning or race the kart track. 
• Reach the target in the shortest possible time, collecting the greatest number of bonus seconds. 

Features 


• 5 unique animal character to play with 

• 8 different competitions 
• 2 levels of difficulty 
• kids friendly graphics 
• arcade game for kids and their parents 

For children 4 to 8 years old




Reduced from $2.99 to FREE




Eggy Alphabet
Eggy Alphabet is an educational application designed to help children learn the Alphabet.
When learning the alphabet, young children need to learn each letter’s name and its sound, the shape of the letter and how to create it correctly when writing. Research shows that knowing the alphabet, especially the sound and shape of each letter, is a strong indicator for reading success in school.
The Eggy Alphabet App builds alphabet knowledge and handwriting skills in a comprehensive, educationally sound app that makes learning the alphabet memorable, highly interactive and full of fun rewards.
Eggy Alphabet covers both upper and lower case letters for each of the 26 letters of the alphabet. For each letter there are three handwriting activities that stress the correct formation of each letter. Another 2 activities build phonemic awareness and letter sound skills. When learning to form each letter, children use a finger to trace and draw each letter.
Eggy Alphabet is brought to you by the makers of popular educational website Reading Eggs – a team of educators with more than 20 years’ experience in early childhood education, who believe learning to read should be fun, motivating, and full of success.


Reduced from $1.99 now FREE









Eggy Words
Eggy Words 250HD is an application designed to help children recognise and learn sight words. Sight words are words that readers should know automatically “at sight”, such as he, the, was and where. This app covers the first 250HD sight words using a fun and motivating game to keep kids learning.
Learning to read is an important milestone in every child’s life. Knowing these sight words makes fluent reading easier, which lets the brain focus on the real enjoyment of reading – comprehension – understanding and enjoying what you read.
Eggs Words 250 is brought to you by the team behind the popular educational website Reading Eggs. Developed by educators with more than 20 years experience, the program comes highly recommended by parents and teachers worldwide.




Reduced from $0.99 now FREE


The Electric Company Party Game: Lost on Prankster Planet
HEY YOU GUYYYYYS! Marcus and Jessica are stuck on Prankster Planet and they need your help! Complete physical challenges, silly brainstorms, and math questions in this exciting multiplayer game.

From wacky challenges to counting races, this game will have your team laughing and learning as you add, draw, discuss, think, act, problem solve, and dance your way back to Earth. The app is based on the PBS KIDS series The Electric Company.

EDUCATIONAL GOALS
These goals are part of 1st and 2nd grade math and literacy curricula and include:

•Geometry
•Addition and subtraction
•Data analysis and graphing
•Telling Time
•Coin value and recognition
•And more!



 

Laugh and Learn Shapes and Colors Music Show for Babies
Babies are encouraged to learn about shapes and colors through interactions with engaging animations, sounds and sing along songs! Baby can tap or tilt the screen to set a learning world in motion! Designed for babies 6 months & up. 

Features: 
• Baby can tap or tilt the screen to interact with the on-screen shapes & colors. 

• Two levels of play to grow with baby: 
- In Level 1, tap the screen to hear the name of the shape or color - or - tilt the device to make the shapes bounce around the screen. 
- In Level two, tap the screen to hear the name of the shape or color, tilt the device to make the shapes slide across the screen or play the piano at the bottom of the screen. 

• Baby can dance along with five sung ditties and two sing along songs! 

• Teaches shapes, colors, first words and action/reaction.



Raz-Kids Welcome to Learning A-Z’s app for reading eBooks from Raz-Kids!

If you already use Raz-Kids, this app lets you access eBooks and eQuizzes for the 300+ titles on Raz-Kids, all on your tablet! Don’t have Raz-Kids and don’t know what it is? Raz-Kids.com gives you hundreds of interactive, leveled books spanning 27 levels of difficulty, covering a wide range of subjects. In addition to engaging kids at their reading level and in their area of interest, this award-winning website gives kids 24/7 Web access to the practice they need to become better, more confident readers. At the same time, teachers can customize assignments, view reports, and track student progress every step of the way. All student activity in the app is captured and reported to teachers at Raz-Kids.com, thus helping teachers monitor student progress and determine the instruction needed for each student.

Do you already use both Raz-Kids and Reading A-Z? If so, this app gives you 1,100+ eBooks and eQuizzes from the "On Your Own" area of Raz-Kids! That’s nearly four times the number of reading resources when compared to what you get with just Raz-Kids! Not sure what Reading A-Z is? ReadingA-Z.com is the CODiE Award-winning website that teachers use to get thousands of reading resources, including printable and projectable leveled books, quizzes, lesson plans, worksheets, phonics resources, as well as resources for implementing Common Core, and much more. When combined with Raz-Kids, Reading A-Z provides teachers and students with the ultimate blended reading solution!










TinyTap-Educational Games

**Winner of Verizon Powerful Answers in Education Award**
Ever wanted to create your own educational game? Now you can!
With TinyTap you can easily create your own personalized games using your photos, images or videos.
All you need to do is add your media, record your questions, trace the answers and you’re ready to play!
***TinyTap has been named among the best in family-friendly media, products and services by the Mom’s Choice Awards®***
Our social market place also allows you to play thousands of games created by other users, teachers, authors and kids worldwide.

TinyTap is the perfect teaching aid for learning and developing different skills, such as language, math, geography, memory, visual perception and many more.

CyberChase Shape Quest!
From PBS KIDS and Cyberchase comes Shape Quest, a captivating app combining games, puzzles and 3D augmented reality! Shape Quest challenges kids ages 6-9 to use geometry and spatial reasoning to hone their problem solving skills.

Features
• NOTICE: Only works with tablet devices that feature rear-facing cameras.
• 3 different games focused on building geometry, spatial reasoning and problem solving skills
• 80 fun-filled educational puzzles
• 5 fantastic Botopolis environments each with its own animal friends
• Augmented reality game interface brings the Patch The Path game into the physical world, fully engaging the player's senses and spatial thinking skills

Buzz and Delete are back in Botopolis for another fun-filled adventure. Play with them and their animal friends through these three different math-based games.

Lego Juniors Create and Cruise
In LEGO® Juniors Create & Cruise, children age 4-7 can use their imagination to create their very own LEGO® vehicles and minifigures. 

Cruising for coins will unlock virtual LEGO® sets that can be built with a few easy touches - and which will become part of the game’s colourful 3D scenery for your child’s next drive-through. 

Create & Cruise provides plenty of inspiration for real-life LEGO® builds and imaginative play scenarios you can talk to your child about - like why the pretty princess is driving a police car that has legs instead of wheels. 

Features: 
*Bright, fun and friendly animations and soundtrack 
*Intuitive icons and navigation for easy gameplay 
*Virtual building with LEGO® bricks 
*No in-app purchases 
*No third-party advertising 
*No links to websites 



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Rachel J. secretly wishes she had a lifetime supply of Tootsie Rolls.


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