Smart Apps For Android: Free App Friday for Friday November 7th (Best Android Apps for Kids)

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Free App Friday for Friday November 7th (Best Android Apps for Kids)

It's Friday, and you know what that means--10 great free apps! This week's list has one of my current favorite free apps, Charades, on it--my friends and I play often and it's great fun for us "adults" too. ( I use that term lightly--ask the rest of the SAFK staff if you want to know more details.) A few more fan favorites make an appearance today too, like Chuggington, Hooked on Phonics and superheroes. What better way to kick of the weekend than 10 fab free apps?!

Tumble Leaf
Every day is a great day to play in Tumble Leaf! Find fun and adventures with Fig the Fox in the magical world of Tumble Leaf, An Amazon Original Series, available only on Prime Instant Video. The app features Tumble Leaf inspired games and activities for children to enjoy. 

• Coins: Light up the beach and find some coins.
• Drumsticks: Tap around to play some forest beats.
• Spring: Launch seeds and yarn into the air. 
• Tube: Get the popcorn to the Coo Coo birds. 
• Mask: Find the hidden items. 
• Top: Spin the tops to make a spinning song.

• 6 simple touch screen games designed to help preschoolers learn about reflection, force, and 
• Curriculum developed and reviewed by preschool education expert 
• Kid-tested, age-appropriate learning games 

Watch Tumble Leaf now only on Amazon Prime Instant Video: Tumble Leaf is a series aimed at preschoolers, set in a whimsical land where a small blue fox named Fig plays each day and discovers adventure, friendship and love around every bend in the path.

Hooked on Phonics

This app is based on the award-winning Hooked on Phonics Learn to Read system. Millions of kids have learned to read using Hooked on Phonics. Now, we are proud to introduce our exciting new digital reading program!

With music, games, lessons, and stories, HOOKED ON PHONICS: LEARN TO READ is the simplest, most effective and most fun way to learn to read.

Enjoy songs, games, and interactive entertainment in a style that has never been seen before in an educational app.

Best of all, at the end of every lesson there is a story that kids will be able to read to their parents!

The app includes Unit 1 of the full program absolutely free. It features three lessons, loaded with interactive fun as it teaches how sounds become words and words becomes stories. It's just right for kids who know the sounds of the alphabet and are ready to take the first step into reading. It's also a powerful tool to reinforce reading skills for beginning readers.

The app also includes one free add-on eBook that your child will be able to read after successfully completing Unit 1.

As your child moves through the units and lessons, your growing-reader will earn trophies and points. The points can be used to personalize these trophies with hundreds of different enhancements to make a one-of-a-kind reward that recognizes your child's significant achievements in a very personal way. There is even a special interactive word and sentence-building feature that will unlock for hours of fun and word play after the fourth unit is started.

Start your child on the path to becoming a confident lifelong reader, and download Hooked on Phonics now!

(Contains in-app purchases)

Chuggington Traintastic Adventures
Traintastic Adventures await in this ultimate train set and railway adventure app for kids! This app includes railway adventures, exciting episode clips, a train set collection activity, and lots more! Fun for kids of all ages. 

Play exciting adventures, watch episode clips and build your very own Chuggington! 

• Ride the rails with your favorite chuggers by drawing a path through Chuggington! 
• Attach cargo cars, wagons, jet packs, boosters, and other cool gear 
• Celebrate successful adventures with fireworks and positive reinforcement from the Chuggers 
• Collect and install all of the train set pieces in Build & Play mode, then explore your very own Chuggington world! 
• Complete the exciting Braking Brewster adventure which includes tasks such as loading, discovery, rescue, and speedy delivery 
• Special features such as flying, nighttime scenes, target play, and speed boosters add variety and encourage extended play! 
• Watch clips and interact with train set pieces in “My Collection” 
• Get additional packs for 3 new exciting adventures based on other Chuggington Episodes! The Brewster Booster, JetPack Wilson and Can’t Catch Koko. 

(contains in-app purchases)

Batman & the Flash: Hero Run

Batman & the Flash: Hero Run!

Become the savior of Gotham City and Gorilla City as you do battle with the Joker and fearsome Gorilla Grodd! 
 •Battle by night: As Batman, exit the shadows and liberate Gotham City from your nemesis, the Joker, and his army of twisted clown thugs. 
 •Race by day: As the Flash, face your archenemy Gorilla Grodd and his swarm of fearsome gorillas deep in the mysterious Gorilla City. 

Become an unstoppable running force through the streets of Gotham City and Gorilla City.
 •Equip your characters with the latest game changing gadgets and weapons from your intimidating arsenal. 
 •Burst through hordes of thugs and race to intense, dramatic boss battles with the Joker and Gorilla Grodd. 

The game is intended for players of 12 years or older.

Smash Hit
Take a surreal journey through an otherworldly dimension, move in harmony with sound and music and smash everything in your path! This experience requires focus, concentration, and timing to not only travel as far as you can, but also break the beautiful glass objects that stand in your way.

(contains in-app purchases)

Gravity Falls Attack FREE
In this FREE version, help Dipper and Mabel defend against creatures from all sides in this wild and funny strategy game that features the Mystery Shack and 10 waves of excitement.

Li’l Gideon has reassembled the shards of the Amulet of the Doomed and summoned supernatural creature baddies to do his bidding! This time, he’s called upon creature minions from the Great Beyond to descend on the Mystery Shack in an all out assault meant to scare Dipper, Mabel and Grunkle Stan clear out of Gravity Falls, once and for all. The Pines’ only defense against the advancing creatures? Whatever they can find inside the Mystery Shack! By surrounding the Shack with all manner of cleverly weaponized oddities and curiosities, you can help the Pines stop the onslaught of creatures and save Gravity Falls.

Maddie Bear's Snack Time
It's Maddie Bear's snack time, but all that's available is junk food! Can you help her collect as much fruit as she can while avoiding soda, candy and cookies? Based on the Maddie Bear book series, this game follows Maddie Bear on her pursuit to find a healthy snack.
- Endless Running Adventure!
- Kid Safe!

Heads up Charades!
Heads Up Charades! is the outrageously fun and exciting multi-activity game for you and your friends!

With different challenges from dancing, singing, acting or sketching -- guess the word on the card that’s on your head from your friends’ clues before the timer runs out!

- Play with one friend, or one hundred at the same time.
- Draw a new card by tilting your phone up or down
- Wacky activities from dancing, impersonating to trivia will challenge even the most well-rounded players

With 20 themed decks to choose from, each packed with over 100+ exciting gameplay cards, the fun will never stop! So whether you're an artist, a singer, an actor, or a science nerd--there's something for everyone.

Enter a beautiful Origami world and bring it to life!
**Introducing a new and unique puzzle adventure**

- Fold the paper sheets to create origami figures
- work as accurate as possible to fit the form
- Don't use too many folds!

-> Enjoy how a wonderful origami world comes to life

- Amazing 3D folding effect
- Lovely Soundtrack
- More than 70 puzzles
- Smart Hint System
- Game Circle Support

Hot Wheels Track Builder
Satisfy your need for speed in the Hot Wheels™ TRACK BUILDER game! Discover the thrill of building your own Hot Wheels track and then racing on your customized creation! Actual Hot Wheels toys and track sets inspired this virtual version you can play anywhere, anytime! Select a set of wheels from eight Hot Wheels original fan favorites and race for the best time! When you have built your virtual track you can connect to the store and purchase the real Hot Wheels Track Builder products on Amazon! Each Track Builder play set comes with Hot Wheels tracks that are easy to connect with amazing stunts to create your own amazing race tracks. These Hot Wheels sets are perfect for high-speed fun and creative play building awesome race car track designs. Play the way you want!

--Rachel J's favorite day of the week is Friday.

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