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Breathe, Think, Do with Sesame

Why we like it

This cute app teaches young children important emotional skills that they can practice while helping the Seasame Street monster calm down (e.g. deep breathing, planning). The app also includes a parent resource section that helps familes learn how to deal with everyday challenges. Bonus: this app is available in Spanish & English. Perfect for kids 4 and older. Learn more about this app

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About Breathe, Think, Do with Sesame

This is a resource app for you to share with your child to help teach skills such as problem solving, self-control, planning, and task persistence.

Laugh and learn as you help a Sesame Street monster friend calm down and solve everyday challenges. This bilingual (English and Spanish), research-based app helps your child learn Sesame’s “Breathe, Think, Do” strategy for problem-solving. Tap and touch to help the monster friend take deep breaths, think of plans, and try them out! Your child will enjoy silly animations and playful interactions as she is exposed to important emotional vocabulary, a calm breathing technique, personalized encouragements, and more!

Features:
• Explore five interactive activities with a unique, everyday challenge
• Tap, pop bubbles, and more to help the monster breathe, think, and do to solve problems and feel better
• Personalize encouraging phrases that your child will hear as they help the monster think of a plan
• ”Breathe with the Monster” activity to help children practice taking deep breaths to calm down
• Robust Parent Section with great resources for navigating everyday challenges with your young child

Breathe, Think, Do with Sesame is intended for parents and caregivers to use with their young children (ages 2-5).

This app is part of Sesame Street’s Little Children, Big Challenges initiative, which aims to provide tools to help children build skills for resilience, and overcome everyday challenges and more stressful situations and transitions.

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The Universe (Lite/free)

[Platform: iPad] Kids can explore the universe with stunning photos, videos, and facts! Although, this is the lite (free) version of the full app, it is still definitely worth the download.

This app developer is part of the Tech4Good: Home School Project.

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About Interactive Minds: The Universe (Lite/free)

Explore the universe with stunning photos, videos, and facts! This interactive science book contains a select 8 pages and 28 hi-res fullscreen images from the full version of the app “Interactive Minds: Universe”

—– TOPICS COVERED —–

Get an overview of astronomy with the following topics:

• Sights of the night sky

• The universe today

• Galaxies

• Nebulae

• Stars

• Formation of the universe

—– KID FRIENDLY —–

Augment your child’s school or home-school education with this overview of outer space!

• Made for an 11+ audience

• Easy to use page navigation and search

• NO ads

• NO in-app purchases

—– FULL VERSION —–

For a more in depth look at the universe, consider buying the full version. The full version contains an additional 29 pages of content and 50 fullscreen images!

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Solar System (Lite/free)

[Platform: iPad] Let kids experience the Solar System in a hands-on way with this interactive science book. Although, this is the lite (free) version of the full app, it is still definitely worth the download.

This app developer is part of the Tech4Good: Home School Project.

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About Interactive Minds: Solar System (lite/free)

The perfect way for kids to experience the Solar System in a hands-on way! This interactive science book contains a select 18 pages from the full version of the app.

—– INTERACTIVE CONTENT —–

Even as an adult, it can be difficult to visualize just how massive the Sun is or how fast the different planets orbit the Sun. This app uses interactive simulations to allow children to explore these hard to visualize topics in a hands-on way.

•••• Size Comparison ••••

This page allows children to compare the sizes of many Solar System objects. Comparable objects include the Sun, the planets, major moons, and all the dwarf planets.

•••• Planetary Revolutions ••••

The planets are shown orbiting the Sun at their comparative speeds. Selecting Neptune reveals it takes 164.8 Earth years to orbit the Sun once while the inner planets seem to orbit the Sun at a dizzying speed. Select Mercury, with a year of 88 Earth days, and the outer planets barely seem to move at all.

—– TOPICS COVERED —–

• The Milky Way galaxy

• The Sun

• A list of the planets

• A list of the dwarf planets

• Planetary size comparisons

• Planet orbital speeds

• The history of space exploration

—– KID FRIENDLY —–

• Easy to use page navigation and search

• NO ads

• NO in-app purchases

—– FULL VERSION —–

For a more in depth look at the Solar System, consider buying the full version. The full version contains 58 pages of content!

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Princess Fairytale Maker

[Platform: iOS] Like Superhero Comic Book Maker, kids can create their own story complete with voice over ! Developed for ages 3-9, but I think it’s fun for anyone interested in creating story books. Yes, even adults!

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About Princess Fairytale Maker

An award-winning creative app that will spark the imagination for children ages 3-9. 

AWARDS: Parents’ Choice Silver Award; Children’s Technology Review Editor’s Choice Award. 

CATEGORY: Creative Expression

ACTIVITIES

MAKE A FAIRY TALE: Tell a story

– 32 animated background scenes: fairyland, castle, forest, clouds, rainbow, deep sea, tree house
and more

– 190+ animated stickers: princesses, hula girls, fairies, ballerinas, animals, flowers, food and more


– 29 crayons and 29 colored pencils


– Narrate the princesses’ adventures using the self-record feature 

– Move the stickers to create your own movie

– Tap the stickers to make their mouths move

COLOR: Decorate the scenes


– 32 coloring pages 
inspired by classic fairy tales: Cinderella, Alice in Wonderland and more 

– Princesses doing interesting things: landing on the moon, taking care of animals and more


– Princesses from different countries


– 80+ patterns, rainbows, polka dots, hearts, clouds, butterflies, stripes, zigzags


– Animated sparkles and overlays

SHARE: Save your fairy tales to your Photos to share with family and friends

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Superhero Comic Book Maker

[Platform: iOS] Kids can create their own comic book and even voice over their story! Developed for ages 3-9, but I think it’s fun for anyone interested in creating comic books. Yes, even adults!

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About Superhero Comic Book Maker

An award-winning creative app to ignite the imagination. Create personalized animated comic books with monsters and superheroes. Build comic strips and narrate the story. Includes 55 scenes and coloring pages and stickers. AGE: 3-9.

CATEGORY: Creative Expression

ACTIVITIES

MAKE A COMIC BOOK:

– 27 background scenes: skyscrapers, space ship, the moon, wild west and more

– 170+ animated stickers with sound effects

– 29 crayons and 29 colored pencils

– Drag and drop multiple scenes to create a comic strip

– Narrate the comic book story using the self-record feature

– Tap the stickers to make their mouths move

– Move the stickers to create your own movie

COLOR:

– 28 coloring pages

– featuring alien monsters, cute, fuzzy monsters, Super Dog, Big Foot, 

Captain Banana Man, dinosaurs and ninjas

SHARE:

– Save your comic books to your Photos to share with family and friends!

AWARDS

– Parents’ Choice Silver Award – Parents’ Choice Foundation

– Children’s Technology Review Editor’s Choice Award

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Finger Paint with Sounds

[Platform: iOS] Be creative, draw a picture, tell a story and collaborate with this free app from Duck Duck Moose (now part of Khan Academy).

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About Finger Paint with Sounds

Explore touch with colour, sounds or music. An opportunity to finger paint without the mess! Finger Paint with Sounds offers a fun alternative to help children with special needs and others to practice their first interactions with a touch screen. Simply choose a colour and draw with music, fun sound effects or no sound at all.

Finger Paint with Sounds offers multi-touch and single-touch options. We suggest that single finger touch is better for some users with special needs as it reinforces finger pointing skills with a purpose rather than encouraging a random whole finger approach (may be difficult to un-learn). Using multi-touch gives a more obvious “cause and effect” activity for some.

Try turning off the sound and music to see if the child needs auditory feedback or if they can see and enjoy the visual feedback alone. 

• Choose single-touch to encourage finger pointing skills.

• Choose multi-touch for maximum cause and effect.

• Bright feedback for children with visual impairments.

• Save your best work to “Photos”.

• Choice of musical or sound-FX auditory feedback or none.

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Draw & Tell

[Platform: iOS] Be creative, draw a picture, tell a story and collaborate with this free app from Duck Duck Moose (now part of Khan Academy).

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iPhone/iPad



About Draw & Tell

ACTIVITIES

DRAW: Be creative!

– 27 crayons, paint brushes and colored pencils

– Rainbow and glow-in-the-dark crayons

– 150+ stickers with animals, food, cars, letters and more

– 32 backgrounds and 22 patterns


– 60+ stencils (iPad version only)

TELL: Create a story.

– Talk about your drawing or tell a story


– Move the stickers as you talk


– Create your own movie

COLOR & SHARE: Save a memory.

– Coloring pages with favorite Duck Duck Moose friends

– Save the drawings and recordings to your Photos and share with family and friends

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Kids Paint

[Platform: Android] Simple coloring app for ages toddler to tween.

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About Kids Paint

Kids paint is an Android application for little children, with this application children can learn to draw with multi colors and they can creative to draw or doodle whenever they want. It’s a free and fun based painting and coloring activity app for kids

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Coloring Games: Painting & Glow

[Platform: Android, iOS] Plenty of coloring activities for toddlers and preschool aged kids.

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About Coloring Games: Painting & Glow

Kids love fun coloring games, and this Coloring Game is one of the best free coloring book and painting apps for children!

Coloring Games is filled with fun, colorful, and creative drawing and painting tools that help kids of all ages enjoy creating art on your mobile device. There are multiple modes the whole family can enjoy, including paint by numbers, color by numbers, doodling modes, and free coloring books of all types. Whether your kid is a toddler or a preschooler, they’re bound to have fun with this free coloring game!

Coloring Games was built specifically for children. It has an easy to understand interface kids as young as one year old can use. They’ll have fun using the drawing, painting, and learning games at their disposal, while parents can watch the looks of joy on their faces as they color in the pages with a wide variety of paints.

There are a ton of coloring mini-games to play in Coloring Games, including:

1. Fun Paint – Tap to fill in the blank coloring book pages with a dozen bright and fun colors!

2. Color Fill – Use a wider variety of colors and options to paint the pictures, including stickers, glitter, crayons, and cute patterns.

3. Drawing – Draw on a blank slate with a full palette of colors ready to go.

4. Glow Pen – Paint with neon colors on a dark background. A fun way to create unique artwork!

5. Number Paint – Color-by-numbers to fill in an amazing picture, one paint shade at a time!

Coloring Games comes with a number of features that help adults monitor their child’s progress. You can easily add profiles for each child, customize settings to make color activities easier or harder and more. Best of all, the coloring game is completely FREE to play. There are no ads, no in-app purchases, and no paywalls to fight with, just tons of safe, educational fun for kids.

Preschoolers, toddlers, families, and boys and girls of all ages will love the simple but engaging fun of Coloring Games. It’s easy to start coloring with just a few taps on the screen, and maybe your child will create a miniature masterpiece!

Note to parents:

When creating this game, our goal was to craft a unique and fun experience perfectly designed for children. We’re parents ourselves, and we know how ads and paywalls can get in the way of families enjoying playtime together.

Coloring Games is completely free. You won’t find any in-app purchases or third party advertisements, just a great coloring book app you can play with your children. We don’t want our kids consuming hundreds of ads while they learn, and we think other parents agree with that, as well!

Thank you for taking the time to experience fun learning and coloring apps with your children. Spread the word so more parents can share wholesome entertainment with their families, too!

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OkiDokiApps

OkiDokiApps develops fun, educational and entertaining apps for kids ages 3 to 10. To learn more, visit their WEBSITE. OkiDokiApps donated approx. $400 in apps for the Tech4Good: Home School Project.

Animal Crosswords (free)

The free app lets kids complete all 8 farm animal crossword puzzle. Although it does not include a lot of content, it is worth a free download. If your kiddos like the app, you can buy the full version for a few dollars.

Animal Crosswords (full version)