Tipping Point is an adventure game suited to older kids (of reading age). It has a great in-game hint system that can be used if you get stuck and aren't sure what to do next. With this lite version you get the first chapter for free.
To check out all eight FREE apps (including two Top Pick Apps) by Freecloud Design (formerly Dan Russell-Pinson), click HERE.
Today on Smart Apps For Special Needs, I found a great deal and had to share it here as well. We just recently did a staff review on Speech Sounds For Kids — US Edition here on Smart Apps For Kids, and rated it 4 stars overall. The low price of FREE is a great deal for this app. Speech-language pathologists and elementary teachers really need to snap this one up. It surely won't stay free for long, so download it right now and don't miss out!
From November 24-December 7, you may notice the App Store is more than a little red. A new campaign has started already, and it's an amazing fundraising effort for Product RED. The proceeds from purchase of any of the apps or in-app purchases on designated apps will all go to Product RED. Yes, 100 percent of proceeds! Apple has other fundraising during this time period, too, including a portion of proceeds on the Apple store on December 1 and a promotion on Black Friday (this coming Friday).
While I was busy learning at ASHA, a new Sago Mini app was released! If you have forgotten, Sago Mini apps are from same developers as Toca Boca, and the apps are fantastic for kids from toddler to about five (and my 7 year old daughter still likes them, too!) I don't have the app yet, but thanks to Ellie, I can get a quick peek into what the app does. This video features her daughter, Millie too, so watch it with your little one. My daughter feels like Millie is a personal friend, just from watching these videos. The app is already an Editor's Choice on Apple!
We have a great list of the Jumbled Sentence apps from Innovative Mobile, and we just noticed it was missing two apps! There are now NINE free apps to target sentence structure and writing skills! Best part: these apps are completely FREE! No in-app purchases, nothing — just completely free content!
“It’s the talk that surrounds the book reading that gives it power.” — C.M. Schuele This is one of my favorite quotes about reading. It highlights the importance of reading with young children and building language skills through literacy. Book apps provide countless opportunities to combine literacy activities with "the talk" that leads to understanding of new concepts. My students love using book apps and become more active learners because they can interact with the story. These apps build vocabulary and teach phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency and comprehension. There are some amazing book apps available, but these are 10 (now 15) of my favorites!