Babel is a grumpy cat with very little sense. Bored with his smelly home, he passes his time by climbing high trees and poking at the clouds to annoy them. After a fall one day, he develops megalomania and decides to become a King. But all is not as it seems.
The latest and very best educational iPad App Reviews by Gill Robins
Archive for:June, 2012:
The Cat in the Hat Learning Library is one of the best resources to introduce inquisitive young minds to basic science concepts. Ice is Nice, from Oceanhouse Media is part of the collection and readers can join The Cat in the Hat, Thing 1 and Thing 2 as they tour the North and South Poles
In this second original story app from Nosy Crow Apps based on Benji Davies’ board book series, Bizzy visits the building site. Join him as he dons his hard hat and helps to build a house. Enjoy the big machines as you dig, lift and shift to your heart’s content.
The story app Little Blue Jackal, from Niyaa, reviewed in 2011, retells a classic story from the Panchatantra. The Blue Jackal returns now in a bilingual story app which uses the characters, story and setting from the original app to introduce learners to Spanish words, phrases and sentences.
Mr Spaloom’s Blooms is a Lilly Locket adventure story from PicPocket Books which was originally published in 2009. It tells the story of a girl who is so scared of talking in public or to people that she doesn’t know that she becomes tongue –tied and anxious.
Hare reckons he can run fast, but he is too small to achieve much in the Animal Sports Competition. He bravely races against a cheetah, takes on a kangaroo in the long jump and tries to out jump a giraffe in the high jump. Spurred on by determination and a strong spirit, he throws, jumps,
As the number of excellent ABC apps continue to grow, it takes something unusual to bring such an app to a purchaser’s attention. This vivid, colourful app from The Melody Book is so unusual that it is unique, offering three early learning opportunities for the price of one.
Redolent of early twentieth century primers, Animals Alphabet from Tapisodes does exactly what it says in the title, but with a modern twist in the form of animated animals. The app is just as appealing for its cartoons (by UK cartoonist Charles Peattie) and excellent sound effects as it is for its educational value.