Smart Apps For Android: Android Free App Friday May 29: New Angry Birds, some PBS Kids apps and more!

Friday, May 29, 2015

Android Free App Friday May 29: New Angry Birds, some PBS Kids apps and more!

Google-horizontal-iconv2._V339188010_Free App Friday is sponsored by TinyHands Arctic Birthday.
Happy Friday! Today is my kids' last day of school, so I am taking inventory of all their apps and putting on some new ones that offer fun but also ones that are educational. Oh, and did I forget to mention, there is a NEW FREE Angry Birds app? There is a little bit for kids of all ages in today's list. If your kids are starting their summer or even if they still have a few weeks left, be sure to check out today's free apps and start stocking up your devices for learning and fun.

Free App Friday is sponsored by TinyHands Arctic Birthday
TinyHave fun and practice basic skills while helping the penguins organize a birthday party for their friend - the polar bear. Learn about colors, patterns, shapes and size by helping the penguins hang decorations, prepare refreshments and even clean up after the party!
TinyHands Arctic Birthday for toddlers and kindergarten children is free of ads, pop ups, network access and has a locked “Parents zone” as we strive to provide a 100% Distraction free and SAFE playtime environment for your toddler.

Unnamed-70Angry Birds Stella POP! by Rovio Entertainment Ltd.
Angry Birds meets bubble shooter in an all-new and super-addictive puzzler! Use your slingshot to match and burst colorful bubbles, save exotic critters, and topple the piggies. Strategic and intuitive gameplay make for a challenging and satisfying bubble popping experience!
- Match and pop bubbles to save critters, stop piggies and score big
- Special Pops - a six-match streak unlocks a superpowered bubble
- Unlock boosts for added bubble popping power
Free (in app purchases)

image from ecx.images-amazon.comSago Mini Fairy Tales by Sago Sago
NO IN-APP PURCHASES OR THIRD-PARTY ADVERTISING. Part of the AWARD-WINNING suite of Sago Mini apps, Fairy Tales lets kids explore an enchanted forest with Jinja the cat. TONS OF OPPORTUNITIES FOR STORYTELLING. Invite Jinja out to play and discover a magical world filled with familiar fairy tale characters. Laugh as you encounter gnomes, dragons and even a frog prince. Make new friends, play dress up and unearth silly surprises. This open-ended play experience is perfect for toddlers and preschoolers.
Free (Save $2.99)
Unnamed-71Peppa Baby Shop by Peppa pig games
Favorite kids educational games. Peppa Pig and her friends are playing baby shop.
Peppa Pig and Susie Sheep will be sellers at the shop. Pedro Pony, Rabbit Rebecca and the rest of the kids will be buyers. Baby shop sells a variety of goods: toys, foods, fruits, vegetables, horses and even dinosaurs. It's like a small supermarket. Children take turns coming to the cash register and order what they want to buy. Even if something is not in the store, Suzy Sheep and Peppa Pig can offer something different. Once you received the goods - you must pay! To pay for goods used coins 5, 3 and 1. Help to pay for your purchase. To do this, combine the different versions of the coins that would pay for the purchase.
Baby Shop, is a great opportunity for toddlers to play and learn at the same time!
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Unnamed-74PBS Parents Play & Learn by PBS KIDS
PBS’ first app designed specifically for parents, PBS Parents Play & Learn provides more than a dozen games parents can play with their kids, each themed around a familiar location – including the new “In the Garden” game, plus the grocery store, a restaurant, the kitchen, and many more.
The bilingual (English/Spanish) PBS Parents Play & Learn App makes it easy for parents to seize upon those daily “teachable moments” through theme-based interactive games and simple hands-on activities that connect math and literacy skills to everyday experiences.
image from ecx.images-amazon.comPBS KIDS Video by PBS KIDS
*This app is only compatible with Android 4.0 or higher*
Watch videos on your tablet, phone or Android TV from your favorite PBS KIDS television series anytime, anywhere (in the USA). “PBS KIDS Video” features more than 1,000 videos from over a dozen top PBS KIDS television series, including Curious George, The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That, Dinosaur Train, SUPER WHY!, Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood, Peg + Cat, Sesame Street and Wild Kratts.
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Unnamed-72Puzzle Explorer by Fingerprint Digital Inc.
Create your own puzzles with National Geographic Puzzle Explorer!
Embark on a photo expedition around the world to learn game design with real National Geographic photos and facts! Can you make the best puzzle? Let’s find out!
Snap a picture of a pyramid in the Yucatan Peninsula, slide on an ice shelf in Antarctica, and outrun a charging rhinoceros in the Himalayas!

Unnamed-76Endless Reader by Originator Inc.
As a follow-up to Endless Alphabet, set the stage for early reading success with Endless Reader! This app introduces "sight words", the most commonly used words in school, library, and children's books. Kids need to recognize these words by sight in order to achieve reading fluency. Recognizing sight words is advantageous for beginning readers because many of these words have unusual spelling, cannot be sounded out using phonics knowledge, and often cannot be represented using pictures.
6 words free to try with additional word packs available for purchase.
Free (in-app purchase)
Unnamed-69Jolly Jam by Rovio Stars Ltd.
A fresh puzzle game that will surely make you jolly! Prince Jam needs YOU to help save Princess Honey and the Jelly Kingdom. Download and play today for free!
Defeat the evil Boss and his wicked, cute minions through hundreds of levels of fruit-filled goodness. Do you have what it takes to save Princess Honey and become the ultimate Jam Master in this jolly adventure?
Play the sweetest new matching game in town!
FREE (in app purchases)

Unnamed-73Codeable Crafts by Benesse Corporation
Codeable Crafts is an app for kids to create their imaginative stories by drawing and coding. Find a template of your favorite, use crayons and stickers to design your character. Your character will play around on the planet of Codeable Crafts. To tell a story of your character, use the block-based coding tool. Snap the blocks together to make a sequence, or use advanced blocks to make it interactive. With Codeable Crafts, kids can enrich their imagination and creativity, and learn the basic concept of computational thinking.

Unnamed-75Alphabet & Spelling Kids Games by i Learn With - Kids Educational Games
Alphabet & Spelling Kids Games will get your child ready for school with these fun literacy learning games for kids in Preschool and Kindergarten! Fun adventures await your child in Ice Land where Boing and adorable bears, seals and penguins are ready to teach essential literacy skills such as the letters of the alphabet, phonics and spelling words! These fun literacy educational games were designed for kids in Preschool, Kindergarten, Pre-K, 1st year of Primary school and Homeschool.
Free (in-app purchases)
Rachel H is starting this summer break with a severely sprained knee. She is researching fun things to do with the kids that involves her sitting.

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