A Jazzy Day, Swinging with the Big Band, from The Melody Book is a very special app. With anthropomorphic illustrations often redolent of Richard Scarry’s endearing images, it introduces young children to jazz music, its instruments and its structures. But in subtlety, quality and content, A Jazzy Day goes far beyond a mere introduction.
The latest and very best educational iPad App Reviews by Gill Robins
Archive for:March, 2012:
This comic-style story app introduces you to the world of cryptozoology – the search for animals whose existence is yet to be proved. Join the Summers family on a holiday boat trip which leads to the adventure of a lifetime. Shipwrecked on Monster Isle, you must find a way to escape. But you are in
Bertie has a problem. The Moon has disappeared. How will the nocturnal animals be able to go about their normal lives without light? Can Bertie find out where the Moon has gone? This enchanting app from Windy Press, which has also appeared as a print book, is a lovingly crafted and high quality product from
Have you ever wondered what happened after Tortoise and Hare finished their race? How did Hare respond to losing? This inventive story app, written by Wallace E. Keller and produced by See Here Studios, extends the famous Aesop fable by suggesting a rematch. Tortoise has become famous; Hare is in therapy with Owl, finding a
This latest wacky and brilliant app from Tizio Publishing is based on Edward Lear’s timeless nonsense rhyme, The New Vestments, which tells the story of a man who creates a completely new suit for himself. But it is not just any suit – he clothes himself from head to toe with food, only to find
Discover what it means to be a dinosaur hunter and explore the prehistoric lives of these fascinating animals by joining the Cat in the Hat on a visit to a fossil site. Learn how to excavate the bones, make preservation moulds and then ship the remains to a museum to go on display.
The Curio Dept, a new entrant to the app developer market, launches its first app in a game design format, with artwork by Steven D’Amico. Aimed at pre-school and early learners, there is lots of well-paced fun to enjoy.
Get to know this familiar nursery rhyme in a new way with Little Miss Muffet HD from Tantrum Solutions. Each line of the song forms a themed interactive screen, with the fifth and final screen containing the complete song and a plethora of interactions. It is a carefully designed app with great appeal to early