Smart Apps For Android: Free App Friday for August 26, 2014 (Best Android Apps for Kids)

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Free App Friday for August 26, 2014 (Best Android Apps for Kids)

What day is it? Free App Friday! That's right--100% free apps. No in-app purchases, nothing.
Today's list has a $5 Sonic the Hedgehog app gone TOTALLY free, a few early reading apps, and a just-for-fun pumpkin carving app because I'm excited for fall and I don't care who knows it.
Be sure to grab all ten of these wonderful apps and then tell all your friends so they will finally realize just how much of a good friend you are.

GRE Vocabulary Builder
Build your GRE vocabulary with Magoosh's free GRE vocabulary game for your Android phone or tablet. Quiz yourself every day to learn the 1000 most important words and ace the test!
☞ 1000 vocab words picked by an expert GRE tutor
☞ Definitions and example sentences for every word
☞ Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced vocabulary sections
☞ Beat levels to unlock new words
☞ Track your progress as you study

This app gives you free access to all of Magoosh’s GRE vocab quiz. Sign in with a Magoosh account (or create a new one) to save your progress to the web. You can continue your practice online at

Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode 2 
The Sonic 4 Saga continues in Episode II with the return of a beloved side kick and fan-favorite villains!

Following the events of Episode I, Metal Sonic has returned to form a formidable alliance with Dr. Eggman! To face this new evil, Sonic will have to call upon an old friend to help him save the day! Now joined by Tails, race across four brand new Zones and take down fearsome new badniks with deadly combination moves in order to put an end to this dastardly duo’s plans!

New and Improved
Episode II features an all-new engine; bringing you gameplay with updated physics and Zones in stunning HD graphics.

Minion Racer
- 1st thing, the car rider is the MINION :)
- Infinite track
- Multiple enemy cars, different size.
- increased difficulty with levels
- best game to play in the toilet when you're obliged to stay there a bit long time ( I am serious about that )
- Speed up on tap
- Multiple levels, difficulty increase with levels.

Reduced from $4.99 to FREE

Kid's Reading Sight Words Lite
Intellijoy's latest app and newest craze is here! Kids Sight Words is a delightful app across the board for children, parents and teachers!
Join Tammy the frog on a journey through four exciting activities (this lite version contains only two activities) as she hops from one screen to the next to learn and review commonly used English words from the list of 220 Dolch sight words. There are five levels of vocabulary for the child to learn and review.
In Kids Sight Words, children will:
- listen to common words and identify the correct sight word
- learn to recognize common words at their reading level
- improve reading skills by practicing words that they may have seen or are familiar with
- (improve reading fluency)

Kids Sight Words is the newest addition to our dynamic collection of English apps. It is for children who are already familiar with letter sounds and blending words. If your children are not at this level yet, we recommend downloading Intellijoy apps such as, Kids ABC Letters, Kids ABC Trains, Kids ABC Phonics, and Kids Reading apps.

Intellijoy's educational games which delight children through fun and learning allows children and parents to love our distraction-free games. All of the apps focus on specific learning concepts, without the distraction of unnecessary sounds or images on the screen, ads, pop-ups, or unrelated subject matter. 

Kid's Animals Lite
If your child loves visiting the zoo, they will love Kids Animals. In fact, once they are done playing Kids Animals, your children will know more about animals than you do - guaranteed. With its HD graphics, vivid animal sounds and lively voiceover, this game will quickly become your kids' favorite animals game.

The paid version of Kids Animals contains 90+ questions and educational descriptions for more than 70 animals. It is divided into four different "zones": Farm and Domestic, Forest Wildlife, Africa Wildlife, and North and South Pole.

This free version contains 1 out 4 available zones.

Kids Animals is intended for children ages 3 to 9. 

Halloween Pumpkin Carver
A fun and easy to use pumpkin carver!
Great for the kids and family! Use your fingers to carve your very own pumpkin and save it to your photo gallery. No mess, no fuss, just loads of fun! 

Fizzy's Lunch Lab Fresh Pick
Professor Fizzy, star of the PBS KIDS web series, "Fizzy's Lunch Lab," is holding a competition to see who has what it take to be the next Lunch Labber! Think it's going to be easy cheesy? Well think again! Take on 8 exciting challenges that will put your math and problem solving skills to the test. If you can navigate your way through the grocery store, come up with right amount of change in the check-out line, and successfully serve food to a room full of hungry customers, you may just have what it takes to become the next member of the Lunch Lab!

• For kids ages 6-8, and Lunch Lab fans of all ages
• From the 3-time Emmy Nominated PBS KIDS Web Series, Fizzy’s Lunch Lab
• Combines video narratives with interactive challenges
• Covers math topics such as deductive reasoning, mapping, sorting and classifying
• Has self-leveling games that make the challenge specific to each user
• Funded by a Ready to Learn Grant from the US Department of Education


VocabuLarry's Things that Go Game
Meet VocabuLarry, everyone’s favorite talking parrot, from the hit TV series on BabyFirstTV! This game-based app features all types of “things that go” like a car, truck and ship. Your baby or toddler can help VocabuLarry name each item. Be sure to check out the book companion called VocabuLarry’s Things That Go Book! 

ABC Alphabet Aquarium School
The best-selling Alphabet Aquarium School Vol 1: Animated Letters Puzzle for Preschool and Kindergarten Explorers by 22learn arrives on Android!

Brought to you by 22LEARN, the creator of Abby Basic Skills Preschool – a winner of Recommended Seal by Parents‘ Choice Awards 2012.

Dive into our alphabet aquarium for an ultimate letter adventure. Toddler Aquarium presents the wonderful world of letters in four great games.

BEST WAY TO LEARN THE ENGLISH ALPHABET! Four great puzzle games with letters and animated animals to develop your child's skills.

Explore the shapes and names of letters with this new fun app developed by an award-winning educational publisher, 22learn, and a producer of the best-selling Abby Basic Skills app. 

Leapfrog's Petathlon Games
Play sports-themed games, learn about fitness facts, and maximize your LeapBand™ activity tracker experience with LeapFrog’s Petathlon™ Games.
Petathlon™ Games is the companion app for LeapBand, the activity tracker made just for kids. When kids are active with the LeapBand, they earn points which unlock pets on the tracker. In the Petathlon Games, the unlocked LeapBand pets compete to win medals in six exciting events. In addition to medals, kids are rewarded with different color tracksuits for their pet to wear. Your pet and their new outfit, after a quick sync, will show up on their tracker the next time they play.
Best of all, kids can learn about staying active and being healthy while having fun. Together, the Petathlon Games and the LeapBand activity tracker provide the perfect motivation to get kids moving!
Learn about:
- Health & Fitness
- Food & Nutrition

Rachel J. loves Friday like she loves coffee. (That's a whole, whole lot.)

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