4 Fun Apps for the Whole Family

We love to feature fun apps for kids to discover over the summer, but let’s not forget about the rest of the family! Here are 4 fun apps for the whole family from our friends at Kindertown:

4 fun apps for kids the whole family will enjoy!

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Toca Band


Learning Area: Art

Price (as of publishing): $2.99

Device: Universal

Toca Band is just so much fun! Jump into a magical musical experience that has kids learning about pitch, rhythm, tempo and composing without them even realizing it. Drag a variety of musical characters and creatures onto the stage. Move each around and listen to how the song changes. You can only create beautiful music in this app as everything is pitched to fit in the key of C. There is so much to enjoy with Toca Band. Download today!

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Marble Math & Marble Math Junior

Learning Area: Math

Price (as of publishing): $2.99

Device: Universal

Marble Math Junior is an excellent example of how to merge quality game design with significant educational value. This app moves kids through the sequence of understanding the question, tapping into knowledge to form an answer and creating a strategy for navigating the gameplay maze. Getting answers wrong is not an issue here as it’s highly motivating to learn through trial and error too. Take time to read the information pages to learn about all the features and customize the problems and levels. One of the most engaging, educational math apps we have played to date.

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PHLIP


Learning Area: Math

Price (as of publishing): $0.99

Device: Universal

PHLIP transforms traditional puzzle apps by creating an environment for flexible, personalized play. Take a picture, or choose one from your photo library. The picture is broken into square pieces organized in a grid of 4, 9, 16 or 25 pieces. Each square has been rotated out of place so you need to turn each piece so it is facing the right way by tilting your device to the right and left. The app is easy to get the hang of and a fun brain game for kids of all ages. Being able to take, use and share your own photos make the play even better.


iLuv Drawing

Learning Area: Art, Social Studies

Price (as of publishing): $1.99

Device: iPad

iLuv Drawing Vehicles is a step-by-step drawing app with a variety of features that encourage creativity and let kids easily share with loved ones. Perfect for kids who love trucks, trains, cars and planes. You’ll find a wealth of drawing tools and thematic stickers in an easy to use interface. Mistakes are easily corrected with an undo and redo button. Painting can be done with the drag of the finger or using the easy paint fill tool. The iLuv Drawing apps are also consistently updated with new features added every few months. There are buttons on the home screen that take you out of the app, but once you get into the drawing kids are kept focused on their drawings.

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