Smart Apps For Android: Eight Duck Duck Moose apps--great for preschoolers! (Best Android apps for kids)

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Eight Duck Duck Moose apps--great for preschoolers! (Best Android apps for kids)


When parents ask me, "What kind of apps should I get for my preschooler?" (which happens more than you'd think) I never forget to mention apps from developer Duck Duck Moose. What's more is that I use a few of them often in speech therapy sessions with my preschool students and my kiddos often ask for them by name! I didn't want you to miss out on these gems, which are all a steal at less than $2 a piece. With a list this size, there's sure to be something for everyone.
Pet Bingo
Come watch your child’s understanding of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division grow with their very own pets! Pet Bingo is a playful game for Kindergarten through Fourth Grade, that is aligned with Common Core State Standards for Math. AGES 4-10 

Kids will visually learn and practice addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division! Pet Bingo includes unique educational hints that teachers have developed to help kids understand different math concepts. Play the mixed math mode that adapts to each kid's level to make sure that they're understanding the concepts while still having fun. If you're learning multiplication, you can choose different times tables to practice. Pet Bingo includes a Report Card section where parents and teachers can monitor progress and find additional skill-building activities. 


$1.99








Itsy Bitsy Spider

The award-winning Itsy Bitsy Spider by Duck Duck Moose is now available for Android! 

Itsy Bitsy Spider by Duck Duck Moose is a musical book based on the popular song, with fully interactive, original illustrations. Follow the spider through the captivating, inter-connected scenes as he goes up the water spout, comes down with the rain, and watches the sun dry up all the rain.

Delight your children and encourage them to touch and explore everything in the 100% interactive illustrations.
- Poke the spider to go to the next screen
- Make rain come down from the clouds
- Splash in puddles with a little girl in rain boots
- Help a caterpillar become a beautiful butterfly
- Play peek-a-boo with a frog 
- And, much more!


$1.99








Trucks

An award-winning educational, creative play app, Trucks has 5 engaging activities: carwash, tow truck, garbage and recycling, bulldozer and dump truck and a car and truck parade. Trucks teaches sequencing, sorting and problem solving. AWARDS: Parents’ Choice Silver Award, Children’s Technology Review Editor’s Choice Award. AGES: 2-6

ACTIVITIES

CARWASH: Roll a car through the mud and into a carwash! Clean the car with
brushes, soap and bubbles. Squirt water jets to rinse off your car then dry it off.

TOW TRUCK: Help fix a flat tire. Use a tow truck to take a car to the tire shop. Raise
the car up to a platform, change the tires and choose the hubcap you want!

GARBAGE & RECYCLING: Clean up the street and sort items into garbage, compost
and recycling bins. Learn about garbage and recycling and earn a “Green Score.” Dump the correct bin into the garbage, recycling and compost trucks.

BULLDOZER & DUMP TRUCK: Use the dump truck to create a pile of dirt, then take it
away with a bulldozer.

CAR & TRUCK PARADE: Play with a fire truck, ambulance, ice cream truck, cement truck, police car and more. Control their speed with by touching the red, yellow and green signal lights.

MUSIC
Instrumental music recorded especially for this app with guitar and drums includes popular nursery rhymes


$1.99








More Trucks
An award-winning creative play app, More Trucks has 4 new activities that stimulate young imaginations and teaches sequencing, sorting and problem solving. FIRE TRUCK: Hose down the fire and save San Francisco. MONSTER TRUCKS: Drive 10 monster trucks over bumpy terrain and obstacles. CONSTRUCTION SITE: Build structures then, knock them down with a wrecking ball. TOW TRUCK: Tow cars to the junkyard and pile them up! AGES: 3-8

ACTIVITIES

- FIRE TRUCK: Be a firefighter! Hose down the fire, and save the city of San Francisco

- MONSTER TRUCKS: Drive 10 different monster trucks through an ever-changing, bumpy
terrain and over obstacles

- CRANE & CONSTRUCTION SITE: Use a crane to build structures, then knock them down
with a wrecking ball

- FLATBED TOW TRUCK & JUNKYARD: Tow cars to the junkyard and pile them up



$1.99









Build a Truck
BUILD and RACE your very own monster trucks! Build A Truck allows you to customize and build monster trucks. But choose carefully, as each decision and building block will have real impact on your trucks when the races begin! Experiment with the physics of speed, torque, drag, mass, inertia, friction, acceleration, gravity and more. Build A Truck is the third new app in Duck Duck Moose’s award-winning Trucks series. AGES: 5-12

ACTIVITIES

- FACTORY: Choose a body, paint, decal, wheels, engine, and exhaust! Come try dragon wings, sirens, propeller hat, and more on your Truck

- GARAGE: Start collecting cars and earning medals in the Garage

- RACE: Race your truck through snow, jungles, sewers and an ever changing surprise track for unlimited play



$1.99









Duck Duck Moose Reading
Duck Duck Moose Reading is an award-winning app based on Common Core State Standards. Duck Duck Moose Reading teaches phonics and reading skills in a fun zoo-themed adventure. With word and letter activities, kids learn by playing with flamingos, monkeys, lions and more. Keep track of progress through a new parent reporting tool. AGES: 4-7. 

A rich app that covers early Learning/curriculum through 9 phonics activities based on Common Core Standards including: letter-sound and word activities, recognizing and naming lowercase letters, demonstrating knowledge of letter-sound correspondences, isolating and pronouncing sounds in CVC (consonant-vowel-consonant) words, learn the letter sounds for all consonants, short vowels and long vowels, and practice spelling consonant-vowel-consonant (CVC) words. Duck Duck Moose Reading also includes a new reporting tool so parents and teachers can see how each child is progressing. 

$1.99











Moose Math
Moose Math engages kids in a mathematical adventure and teaches counting, addition, subtraction, sorting, geometry and more. While playing 5 multi-level activities in the Moose Juice Store, Puck’s Pet Shop and Lost & Found, kids can earn rewards to help build their own city and decorate buildings. Moose Math introduces a new whimsical group of Duck Duck Moose characters, The Dust Funnies, who help with mastering math skills. Moose Math is aligned with Common Core State Standards for Kindergarten and 1st Grade and includes a Report Card section where parents and teachers can monitor progress and find additional skill-building activities. AGES: 3-8. 

Moose Math features 5 engaging math activities: 

MOOSE JUICE: Make smoothies while practicing counting, addition and subtraction, 

PAINT PET: Match the pets by counting the number of dots, 

PET BINGO: Solve addition, subtraction and counting problems to get BINGO, 

LOST & FOUND: Learn and sort through shapes and color, 

DOT TO DOT: Help the Dust Funny find his way home by solving number patterns and joining the dots. 

$1.99










Wheels on the Bus
Wheels on the Bus is a fun, interactive musical book, based on the popular children's song. Come aboard the bus to spin the wheels, open and close the doors, swish the wipers, pop some bubbles, make a dog bark, and much more!

Delight your children while encouraging cognitive, language, and motor development:

- Sing and read with your children.
- Listen to the song in English, Spanish, French, German, and Italian.
- Record your children’s singing!
- Hear the music played on a violin, cello, piano, and even a kazoo.
- Touch, explore, and discover fun surprises in the captivating, interactive illustrations.



$0.99








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Rachel J. has only 3 more days of school until 2 weeks of winter break.

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