From the makers of "Toy Story", a iPad Read-Along apps that features familiar characters from the movie, like Woody & Buzz, that will keep our young ones entertained and occupied for hours. It is a fully interactive reading experience packed with Games, Movie Clips, Finger Painting Colouring Pages, Sing-along to tunes from the movie, and Surprises on every page. Hear the story read aloud, record our own narration, or explore the story at our own pace. And it is FREE !! "Toy Story 2" & "Toy Story 3" are retailing at $8.99 each.
2. Talking Tom Cat for iPad
Talking Tom Cat is a virtual pet cat that responds to our touch and repeats everything we say in a funny voice. We can pet him and he will purr. We can also poke & punch him, step on his legs and pull his tail. 2 quick punches will knocked him off his feet. Pour him milk and he will greatly drinks. We can also record a sequence and upload it to facebook and youtube.
Yes, it is a silly game but hey, my DS just loved it. My first recorded message to him was reminding him to go do his homework first before playing with my iPad. He couldn’t stop laughing when he heard Tom saying that.
This app is FREE ! This is a Hippo expansion that is chargeable though.
3. Chalk_Board by Takaaki Mizota
A great finger painting board that resemble a chalkboard with 4 different colours of chalk.
I find this quite handy when I revise school work with DS. He used it to practise his spelling too. Somehow, revision is no longer as dull as it used to be.
And this great apps is FREE too !
4. Labyrinth 2 HD Lite
A fun game of tilting and balancing with the aim of getting the metal ball through a labyrinth filled with obstacles & traps to the end point. This is an enhanced version of that available on iPhone, with new levels fitted perfectly for the iPad’s bigger screen.
It includes games elements like: cannons, bumpers, multiple balls, doors, magnets, fans, re-sizers, merry-go-arounds, duplicators, lasers, trap-doors etc. There is single player mode and up to 4 players multi-player mode connected via wifi or bluetooth. The Lite version is free.
The wonderful apps by David Hole offers a diverse and sizeable collections of children books, which are free and accessible, and easily read online or downloaded.
It offers children classics like Peter Rabbits collections by Beatrix Potter, books by Raggedy Ann, "Little Miss Muffett", "Three Blind Mice", "The Little Engine That Could", "The Ugly Ducklings" etc etc.
6. ABC Phonics Animals Writing HD Free Lite
Phonics, finger tracing writing, cute picture. What else can we parents ask for?
– Pronunciations of the full word – Touch the word
– Animal Sounds (i.e. dog barks) – Touch the animal
– Easy to Read in Fun, Bold Block Letters.
– Bright and Colorful Visual
– Easy for child to use. Design to be used by the kids alone or with parents in an interactive session. .