The Appy Alphabet, from Kidz Delight, will help kids ages 2 and up learn the alphabet and phonics. The realistically-styled keyboard is bilingual in English and Spanish and features two modes of play. In standalone mode, kids can choose from five games that help them learn letter names, letter sounds, and first words. In app mode, the handle can be unplugged and converted into a stand for a smart device, including most tablets and smartphones. Once the smart device is inserted, kids can press any key on the keyboard and watch animations appear on the screen while learning about educational facts and spelling.
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Kenson Kids‘ newest product, On Track! Responsibility and Behavior System, helps tweens ages 8 and up organize household chores, daily to-do lists, family rules, and money management to learn the skills needed to become responsible adults. The pocketed caddy is easy to display on doors, walls, or other common areas. It includes an instructional guide and worksheets that help families work together, teaching organizational skills, accountability, and self-reliance.
In Brave Rooney, it is determined that Rooney, a typical nine-year-old boy who lives on the border of Majesticville, a town full of superheroes and their families, and Normalville, will be the first non-superhero to attend Captain Majestic Memorial High School. Although slight in build, Rooney is strong in character and ends up showing his superhero classmates what it takes to really be brave.
Published by Frecklebox, Brave Rooney can be personalized as a gift for children, so the story can become their own adventure. It is written by Gerry Renert and illustrated by Barry Gott. Brave Rooney has been developed as an interactive book app by Bacciz LLC and is available on iTunes for both the iPad and iPhone.
Author, illustrator, and preschool teacher Steve Light and Guidecraft have teamed up to create Storyboxes based on classic stories from around the world. Each crafted wooden Storybox contains hand-painted characters, props, and settings, allowing children to tell stories countless times and create their own tales, forming a base for language comprehension and reading skills. The first Storyboxes tell the stories of Hansel and Gretel, Rapunzel, Little One Inch, and The Girl Who Loved Danger. Each Storybox comes with elements unique to the specific story, such as the breadcrumbs and witch’s house from Hansel and Gretel.
Kushka the Dog Named Cat is a story about a dog whose name means cat. Have you ever heard anything as silly as that? In this 32-page illustrated book by Eli Kowalski, readers can follow Kushka in her daily routine of fun. This white Maltese believes she is a cat – and sometimes acts that way too. Follow Kushka’s adventures through cute rhyming stories based on a read dog named Kushka. Kushka also makes many appearances signing her book with her “paw print.”
Blueberries, blueberries, and more blueberries are the fruit of choice for the Blueberry Bandit. In the book The Blueberry Bandit, the first part of The Blueberry Boy series written by Melissa Jones and illustrated by Mike Motz, a boy from the unique town of Jaloonsville learns to share what he loves to eat the most. With a bellyful of blueberries, the energy continues when Sheldon becomes an antioxidant superhero in the sequel. A 10-inch plush Sheldon doll is also available. The books are published by Melissa’s Book Publishing, LLC.
Wanderful Launches New Collection of Interactive Storybook Apps Originally Published by Living Books for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touchThursday, September 13th, 2012
Wanderful launched a new collection of engaging and multilingual interactive storybook apps for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch based on classic titles originally published as Living Books by Brøderbund Software. These interactive storybook apps deliver imaginative and fully interactive experiences for young and emerging readers through high-quality animated content loved by children, parents, and teachers. The three new apps–Mercer Mayer’s “Little Monster at School,” Marc Brown’s “Arthur’s Teacher Trouble” and Aesop’s “The Tortoise and the Hare”–are now available on the App Store for $4.99.
A premium upgrade is available for all three apps for $2.99 via In-App Purchase, which includes a 40-80 page Classroom Activities guide as well as regular feature updates. French can be added for a $1.99 In-App Purchase and is included in the “Little Monster at School” and “Arthur’s Teacher Trouble” apps premium upgrades.
Wanderful apps are highly intuitive and encourage children to explore each story and all its content. Every app features custom music, extended animation, and hundreds of interactive hot spots and antics, providing a deeper experience and more interactivity on one page than other story apps offer in total. While fully interactive at the page level, each app also includes the classic “Read to Me” mode that lets young readers watch and listen to the story play automatically.
Wanderful has created an easy-to-use dynamic language function that allows readers to switch languages on-the-fly from anywhere in the story. Launching in English, Spanish, and French, future versions of the products will be available in Japanese, German, Italian, U.K. English, and Brazilian Portuguese.
LeapFrog’s Telling Time Dry Erase Practice Book reinforces key skills children need to succeed in second and third grade. The book includes 14 flexible, dry erase pages and a built-in clock face with moveable hands, making it a durable and useful tool to help kids understand how to read time. This practice book breaks down the complex concept of learning time into four simple lessons: on the hour, half hours, quarter hours and minutes. Plus, the dry erase format makes mistakes easy to erase and promotes repeated practice! Provides multiple activities to reinforce early educational objectives. Dry erase, spiral-bound format is durable and encourages repeated practice. Offers a fun learning experience for both parent and child.
Build essential skills to prepare for school success with LeapFrog’s Tag Let’s Get Ready for Kindergarten book. Use the Tag Reading System to bring this book to life. A multi-subject book focused on fundamental school readiness skills such as reading, mathematics, science, social studies, and more. Tag Reader sold separately.
Popar Toys, a division of Digital Tech Frontier, uses augmented reality to create immersive learning experiences that allow the user to see objects and animations on printed 3-D pages, popping off a book or card. The webcam brings the pages to life on screen. All that you need is a PC of Macintosh computer as well as the included webcam and special black-and-white patterned markers, and your child can be transported into an educational and exciting world of Bugs 3D, Princess & Her Pals 3D, and Construction Machines 3D. More kits will be launching soon.