ZDF Hyperland – Pädagogisch wertvoll: Apps für Kinder

ZDF

Juni 9, 2014 | Posted in Allgemein | By

Auf Kinder üben Tablets und Smartphones eine unwiderstehliche Faszination aus. Bei den älteren Kindern haben sie zum Teil bereits die Rolle des Gameboys übernommen. Die Erwachsenen dagegen versuchen, ihren Kinder den Tafelcomputer als Lernmittel unterzuschieben. Die “richtige” App zu finden, die sowohl den Ansprüchen der Kleinen als auch der Großen gerecht wird, ist aber kein Kinderspiel. Hyperland hat ein paar Vorschläge.

blog.zdf.de:

Spielplatz – Best of Edition

Das sind zwölf kleine Lern-Spiele für zwischendurch, darunter bewährte Klassiker wie Memory, Suchbilder, Puzzles, Gedulds- und Geschicklichkeitsspiele. Die Spieler können aber auch selbst kreativ werden und malen oder Musik komponieren. Die Spiele sind zum Teil im Schwierigkeitsgrad anpassbar und eignen sich daher für verschiedene Altersstufen (empfohlen für 3-6 Jahre). Ganz nebenbei fordert und fördert diese Spielsammlung ein ganzes Set an Fähigkeiten wie Konzentrations- und Kombinationsfähigkeit, Reaktionsvermögen und Gedächtnisleistung. Damit es nicht allzu schwer wird, die lieben Kleinen wieder vom Tablet loszueisen, lässt sich in einem gut gesicherten Eltern-Bereich die Spielzeit vorher festlegen. Wie es sich für eine Kinder-App gehört, kommt die Anwendung ganz ohne Werbung und In-App-Käufe aus. Dafür kostet sie 3,99 Euro. Nur für iOS verfügbar.
… mehr

~ blog.zdf.de



mehr →

30 iPad Apps for Early Childhood Education

ECED

Juni 9, 2014 | Posted in Allgemein | By

early-childhood-education-degrees.com:
#3.
Playground 1 – 12 Fun & Educational Games

Jan Essig’s multi-award-winning “Playground 1 – 12 Fun & Educational Animal Games for Toddlers and Children” app, or Playground 12-in-1 here for short, combines twelve different games that teaches while it entertains children. Playground 12-in-1 consists of 12 different games that teach shape and image matching, patterns, counting, coloring areas with brush and paint bucket, erasing, music and more, while helping improve fine and visual motor skills, logic, and problem solving. Kids can play solo or with a playmate, and parents can set a timer for play durations. Featured by Apple as a Best New App. Other apps in the series include Logic Playground and Preschoolers ABC Playground, both meant for 4-7 year-olds.
… more

~ early-childhood-education-degrees.com



mehr →

All Apps Up-To-Date!

news_und_updates

April 28, 2014 | Posted in Allgemein | By

I’ve been working very hard on all those updates. So I hope you like what I did. :-)

… unfortunately all reviews have gone (again) and are no longer displayed on the AppStore.
That’s very bad for ranking… so I beg you – please be so kind and rate your favorite app at your local App Store. :-)

UPDATE: Playground 1 – 12 Fun & Educational Animal Games for Toddlers and Children
The 12 games included in Playground 1 – Best of Edition are:
• ERASE: Little ones who may not yet have the fine motor skills to draw or color can rub away the silver surface of each picture to discover what’s underneath!
• DRAW: Free-draw on the blank canvas or choose one of 15 different animal scenes to color-in. Toddlers can use the paint bucket to tap and fill-in different colors, while older kids can choose from 3 different brush sizes.
• PIANO: Fancy some music? Free play on a keyboard with the notes supplied by cats, frogs, cows or fish!
• REMEMBER: Just like the classic ‘Simon Says’ game, animals sing notes and your child has to repeat them in the same order.
• FIND IT: See if you can spot all the differences in each of the 20 animal scenes.
• PAIRS: This version of the classic matching game starts easy but includes 100 cards!
• PUZZLE: 10 puzzles with 4 pieces each for the littlest ones and 40 additional puzzles with 8 pieces each for older kids.
• ROLL: A ‘tap and turn’ game for children who would find the slider puzzles too much of a challenge.
• SLIDER PUZZLE: With patience and persistence you CAN get the pieces in the right spot!

• COLLECT: Help Mama fish through the mazes to collect her 5 little babies.
• CATCH: Like ‘whack-a-mole’ you have to tap the animals as they pop up – but make sure you get the right ones!
• COLORS: A fun, fishy, bubble flinging game.

WHAT’S NEW IN VERSION 5.0.1:
• New Icon
• New Design
• Reduced File Size
• Minor Bugfixes
• Minor Improvements

Cover_512

ALL_Store_Logos_Apple

ALL_Store_Logos_GP

UPDATE: Playground 1 FREE – 6 Educational Games for Toddlers and Children
This App contains 6 games for FREE:
• FIND IT : See if you can spot all the differences in each of the 5 animal scenes.
• PAIRS : This version of the classic matching game starts easy but includes 8 cards.
• PUZZLE : 1 puzzles with 4 pieces each for the littlest ones and 4 additional puzzles with 8 pieces each for older kids.
• CATCH : Like ‘whack-a-mole’ you have to tap the animals as they pop up – but make sure you get the right ones!
• REMEMBER : Just like the classic ‘Simon Says’ game, animals sing notes and your child has to repeat them in the same order. 3 Steps only!
• PIANO : Fancy some music? Free play on a keyboard with the notes supplied by cats.

WHAT’S NEW IN VERSION 2.0.1:
• New Icon
• New Design
• Reduced File Size
• Minor Bugfixes
• Minor Improvements

Cover_512

ALL_Store_Logos_Apple

Mac_App_Store

ALL_Store_Logos_GP

UPDATE: Preschoolers ABC Playground PRO – A Read and Write Learning App with Fun Animals for Kids
You’re looking for something to help your animal-loving preschooler develop the solid foundation they need for literacy success and you love the idea of putting basic skills in context rather than teaching them in isolation.

Preschoolers ABC Playground is the app for you. Designed to engage preschoolers and help them learn the basics, the app also grows with your child. As your little ones are learning their letters you can show them how they are written and how they fit together to make words. As your child’s confidence increases, Preschoolers ABC Playground gives them a way to both learn and practice writing and reading – all in just one app. For breaks, rewards or just fun, the app also includes a simple but addictive physics game – the more your kids learn and practice, the more they get to play!

While playing the games in Preschoolers ABC Playground your child will be learning:

• Letter sounds and names
• Upper and lower case letters
• Alphabetical order
• How to put letters together to create basic words
• How to write both upper and lower case letters
• 5 different fonts are available
• 6 different languages are supported, plus options for either American, Australian or British English.

WHAT’S NEW IN VERSION 4.0.1:
• NEW: Australian Language Support
• NEW: US-SOUNDS AVAILABLE
• NEW: Animated Dots and Arrows guide kids through the letter tracing process
• NEW: Checks if letter is written in correctly
• NEW: Icon
• NEW: Design
• Reduced File Size!!
• Minor Bugfixes
• Minor Improvements

Cover_512

ALL_Store_Logos_Apple

ALL_Store_Logos_GP

UPDATE: Preschoolers ABC Playground FREE
This is the free-to-try version of the highly acclaimed Preschoolers ABC Playground.
• Designed for children aged 4-7 years
• Perfect to help preschool kids learn through play

WHAT’S NEW IN VERSION 2.0.1:
• NEW: Australian Language Support
• NEW: US-SOUNDS AVAILABLE
• NEW: Animated Dots and Arrows guide kids through the letter tracing process
• NEW: Checks if letter is written in correctly
• NEW: Icon
• NEW: Design
• Reduced File Size!!
• Minor Bugfixes
• Minor Improvements

Cover_512

ALL_Store_Logos_Apple

Mac_App_Store

ALL_Store_Logos_GP

UPDATE: Logic Playground – 5 Games for Smart Children aged 4-7 years + Numbers and Counting from 1-10 in 9 languages
• Tic Tac Toe or Noughts and Crosses. An ideal first game for young children as they learn the concepts of turn-taking and good sportsmanship.
• 4 in a row. Simple but strategic. Like all the 2-player games in Logic Playground this one can either be played with a friend or played solo against the iDevice.
• Shell game. Also known as Thimblerig – as the iDevice shuffles the shells, can you keep your eye on the one that contains the pearl?
• Numbers. Three mini-games: matching numbers to dice faces, counting sea stars and practice writing numbers.
• Mills or Nine Men’s Morris. Older kids (and adults) will love playing this game from the Roman Empire that’s easy to learn but challenging to win.
• Color Code. A version of the board game Mastermind, this single-player code-breaking game uses fishes in bowls and has two levels of difficulty.

WHAT’S NEW IN VERSION 3.0.1:
• NEW LANGUAGE SUPPORTED: Portuguese
• New Icon
• New Design
• Reduced File Size
• Minor Bugfixes
• Minor Improvements

Cover_512

ALL_Store_Logos_Apple

ALL_Store_Logos_GP

UPDATE: Logic Playground FREE – Tic Tac Toe & Thimblerig for Kids
THE TWO FREE GAMES IN THE APP ARE:
• Tic Tac Toe or Noughts and Crosses. An ideal first game for young children as they learn the concepts of turn-taking and good sportsmanship.
• Shell game. Also known as Thimblerig – as the iDevice shuffles the shells, can you keep your eye on the one that contains the pearl?

WHAT’S NEW IN VERSION 2.0.1:
• NEW LANGUAGE SUPPORTED: Portuguese
• New Icon
• New Design
• Reduced File Size
• Minor Bugfixes
• Minor Improvements

Cover_512

ALL_Store_Logos_Apple

UPDATE: 50 simple animal puzzles for toddlers and children
“SOME PUZZLES” INCLUDES:
• 40 simple animal puzzles in “PRO MODE”
• Each puzzle has 8 pieces and multitouch.

• 10 simple animal puzzles in “TODDLER MODE”
• Each puzzle has 4 pieces and multitouch.

NO In-App-Purchases

WHAT’S NEW IN VERSION 3.0.0:
• Reduced File Size
• New Icon
• New Design

Cover_512

ALL_Store_Logos_Apple

ALL_Store_Logos_GP

UPDATE: Some Simple Animal Puzzles for Toddlers
Some Puzzles contains 5 cute puzzles for kids for FREE.
• Designed for children aged 2-5 years
• Perfect to help preschool & kindergarten kids learn through play

WHAT’S INCLUDED FREE WITH SOME ANIMAL PUZZLES FOR KIDS?
This App contains 5 Puzzles for FREE:
• 4 simple animal puzzles in “PRO MODE”
• Each puzzle has 8 pieces and multitouch.

• 1 simple animal puzzles in “TODDLER MODE”
• Each puzzle has 4 pieces and multitouch

Give Fun Animal Puzzles for Kids a try, I’m sure your kids will love playing as they learn. Additional Puzzles are available to purchase.

WHAT’S NEW IN VERSION 2.0.0:
• Reduced File Size
• New Icon
• New Design

Cover_512

ALL_Store_Logos_Apple

UPDATE: Tierklavier – 4 Fun Animal Pianos for Toddlers and Children
Tierklavier is just another simple Piano APP for kids.

TIERKLAVIER INCLUDES:
• 4 motives each with 8 animals (cats, frogs, cows, fish)
• Lovely animal sounds
• Piano Sound
• NO ADS / NO InAppPurchases

WHAT’S NEW IN VERSION 3.0.0:
• Reduced File Size
• New Icon
• New Design

Feiertag Osterspiele für Kinder

ALL_Store_Logos_Apple

Mac_App_Store

ALL_Store_Logos_GP

NEW APP / UPDATE: Holidays – 4 Fun & Educational Easter Games for Kids
Holidays is a fun & educational collection of 4 nice little easter games for kids aged 4-7 years old.

The games included in Holidays are:
• TICTACTOE: You can play against your device or against a friend
• THIMBLERIG: Find the Ladybug with the blue Trowser
• WHACK-A-MOLE: You have to tap the animals as they pop up – but make sure you get the right ones!
• BUNNY SAYS: Just like the classic ‘Simon Says’ game, animals make sounds and your child has to repeat them in the same order.

WHAT’S NEW IN VERSION 1.1.1:
• Cool new Sounds
• Fun new Animations
• Some Minor Improvements

Cover_512

ALL_Store_Logos_Apple

Mac_App_Store

UPDATE: Teich Traffic Control
Teich Traffic Control is just another simple bubble shooter with ducks. It’s an infinite game without levels! The aim is to get the highest placement possible in the highscore.

Story: You are the traffic control at the local pool – meeting point of your fellows for excursions and short trips of all sorts. Your job is, to build up travel-groups of minimum 3 waterbirds of same species. If you have joint together 3 or more birds of same type, they start their trip. Birds, still swimming in the water after that, will join as well.

WHAT’S NEW IN VERSION 2.0.1:
• Retina Support
• Reduced File Size
• New Icon
• New Design



mehr →

AppStore China features Playground 1

news_und_updates

April 18, 2014 | Posted in Allgemein | By

AppStore China features Playground 1 in the 1st Spot of “BEST NEW APPS” on the iTunes Front Page!!

AppStoreChina
AppBot



mehr →

appgefahren.de: Vier lustige Oster-Spiele für Kinder in einer App

appgefahren

April 18, 2014 | Posted in Allgemein | By

appgefahren.de :
Wie es der Titel der App schon vermuten lässt, stehen in Feiertag vier Spiele zur Auswahl, darunter auch einige bekannte Vertreter: Tic Tac Toe, ein Hütchenspiel, Simon Says und ein Versteck-Spiel stehen zur Auswahl. Die gesamte Aufmachung der App ist dabei gelungen und sehr kindgerecht gehalten – komplizierte Menüs oder gar In-App-Käufe sucht man vergeblich.
… mehr

~ appgefahren.de



mehr →

Best Android Kids Apps: Holidays – a fun new Easter app for preschoolers

Bildschirmfoto 2013-09-19 um 11.44.30

April 18, 2014 | Posted in Allgemein | By

smartappsforandroid.com :
Ok peoples, I have to share this with you! We have already posted at least a dozen Easter apps, but this is one you cannot pass up! Holidays is fresh on the Google Play store (think of the egg having just been laid – this egg is still warm!!) and is perhaps the best new Easter app for 2014. Top quality, easy to navigate and chock full of educational games for kids. I think $0.99 is very well spent here. Take it from me, this price will not last so get it cheep cheep now!
… mehr

~ smartappsforandroid.com



mehr →

Die besten Oster Apps & Oster Spiele für Kinder 2014

Bestekidnerapps

April 18, 2014 | Posted in Allgemein | By

bestekinderapps.de :
Ostern naht und wir haben uns vorab auf die Suche nach schö­nen Oster Apps für Kin­der gemacht, dar­un­ter Oster-Spiele, Mal-Apps mit Oster Mal­vor­la­gen und sogar eine Oster­ge­schichte. In man­chen Kin­der Apps sind die Oster­eier rich­tig gut ver­steckt, denn nicht alle Apps tra­gen das Wört­chen “Ostern” im Titel. Des­halb fin­det man den Oster-Bezug in die­sen Apps auch nur, wenn man sie aus­führ­lich getes­tet hat – so wie wir. Dazwi­schen tum­meln sich natür­lich auch offen­sicht­li­che Oster Apps – viele von ihnen machen übri­gens den Kin­dern (und uns) das ganze Jahr über Spaß und nicht nur zur Oster-Zeit.
… mehr

~ bestekinderapps.de



mehr →

“HOLIDAYS – 4 FUN & EDUCATIONAL EASTER GAMES FOR KIDS” is featured by Apple in the new “Celebrate Springtime” Category all over Europe!!

news_und_updates

April 13, 2014 | Posted in Allgemein | By

10003754_615166685229919_3247474445714496013_o



mehr →

The 6th Annual BEST APP EVER AWARDS: 1 x 3rd Place and 5 x Honorable Mentions

bae_ios

April 6, 2014 | Posted in Allgemein | By

The Best App Ever Awards were created to celebrate the best mobile apps and games available, as chosen by you, our readers. Our goal is to help gather together the very favorite apps of the real users, not just the best-selling ones.

2013_runnerup_300
Preschoolers ABC Playground won the 3rd Place as „BEST TEACHER APP“ at the 6th Annual BEST APP EVER AWARDS!
Cover_512

Divider



mehr →

bestekinderapps.de: Feiertag-Review

Bestekidnerapps

April 6, 2014 | Posted in Allgemein | By

bestekinderapps.de :
Feiertag App – Fröhliche Oster Spiele für Kinder

Vor­freude auf Ostern? Dann haben wir den rich­ti­gen Kinder-App Tipp für euch: Fei­er­tag von Jan Essig – mit vier Oster Spie­len für Kin­der im Alter von 3-6. Wo Jan Essig drauf steht, ist Fami­li­en­va­ter mit Herz drin und dem­ent­spre­chend lie­be­voll ist auch diese Spiel­samm­lung gestal­tet wor­den, wie wir euch jetzt zei­gen werden.
… mehr

~ bestekinderapps.de



mehr →

Frühling im App Store: Feiertag ist mit dabei

Bestekidnerapps

April 2, 2014 | Posted in Allgemein | By

bestekinderapps.de :
Fei­er­tag – Oster Spiele App für Kinder

Obwohl Ostern nur noch ein Hasen­sprung ent­fernt ist, fin­det der Oster­hase Zeit mit den Kin­dern vier früh­lings­hafte Spiele zu spie­len, dar­un­ter auch ein sehr lus­tige Vari­ante des Hüt­chen­spiels, mit einem hose­tra­gen­den Mari­en­kä­fer
… mehr

~ bestekinderapps.de



mehr →

Ponytales.de: Lasst uns spielen – Spielplatz1

ponytales

April 2, 2014 | Posted in Allgemein | By

ponytales.de :
Wenn ihr auf der Suche nach mehreren kurzweiligen Spielen für eure Kinder seid, dann werdet ihr hier fündig werden: Jan Essig´s Kinderapp Spielplatz 1

Die App Spielplatz 1 ist aufgeteilt in 12 Minispiele, die zum einen Abwechslung versprechen und zum anderen prima als kurzweilige, sinnvolle Beschäftigung eingesetzt werden können, da es sich bei allen Spielen um kleine Lernspiele handelt. Kinder können hier puzzeln, malen, Unterschiede finden oder Memory spielen. Außerdem gibt es auch noch ein Spiel zur Förderung der Feinmotorik, ein Tierklavier (mit verschiedenen Tieren, deshalb unbedingt ausprobieren!), ein Reaktionsspiel, verschiedene Merkspiele und noch viel mehr. Besonders gut gefällt mir das Merkspiel mit den farbigen Feldern: Jedes Feld entspricht einem Tierlaut. Eine Melodie wird ganz langsam aufgebaut, der Spieler muss die immer komplexer werdende Melodie nachspielen. Die farbigen Felder unterstützen den Merkprozess visuell. Viele kennen dieses Spiel bestimmt schon, allerdings nicht mit Tierlauten. Und ja: mit Tierlauten macht es einfach irgendwie noch mehr Spaß.
… mehr

~ ponytales.de



mehr →

The Appy Ladies: Holidays Review

appyladies

April 2, 2014 | Posted in Allgemein | By

theappyladies.com:
This cute, seasonal app is a nice way for a kiddo to play some traditional games in a non traditional setting.

* A very smooth app to run.
* The app claims to be an Easter app but the theme is also very spring like, which means, we will be playing it for more than just the Easter season.
* A nice feature is if you hold down the settings button you can set a timer for how long you want a child to play.
* Once the settings are to adult satisfaction, the child has a choice between four games. Tic tac toe, a “Simon says” type game, a “whack a mole” style game, and a concentration game where you have to keep track of where the bug in the overalls is moved to.
* All the games can be played until you “win” with 5 or 10 stars (one star for every correct answer) or you can do unlimited play.
* When a choice is made in the game it will tell you either “right” or “wrong”.
* Also limited background distraction for music , which can be nice for younger kids.
* Really easy play, cute animals, and quick games enables kids to work on turn taking and sharing without having to wait a really long time between turns.
… more

~ theappyladies.com



mehr →

New App available: Holidays – 4 Fun & Educational Easter Games for Kids

news_und_updates

März 21, 2014 | Posted in Allgemein | By

Feiertag Osterspiele für Kinder
NEW APP: Holidays – 4 Fun & Educational Easter Games for Kids

Holidays is a fun & educational collection of 4 nice little easter games for kids aged 4-7 years old.

The games included in Holidays are:
• TICTACTOE: You can play against your device or against a friend
• THIMBLERIG: Find the Ladybug with the blue Trowser
• WHACK-A-MOLE: You have to tap the animals as they pop up – but make sure you get the right ones!
• BUNNY SAYS: Just like the classic ‘Simon Says’ game, animals make sounds and your child has to repeat them in the same order.

Feiertag Osterspiele für Kinder
NEUE APP: Feiertag – 4 lustige Oster-Spiele für Kinder

Der Osterhase empfiehlt “Feiertag” – 4 kleine, aber feine Oster-Spiele für Kinder zwischen 3-6 Jahren.
Die Spiele in dieser kleinen Spiele-Sammlung sind:
• TICTACTOE: Hier kannst Du entweder gegen den Computer oder einen Freund spielen
• HÜTCHENSPIEL: Die drei Käfer ändern wild ihre Position – versuchen den Käfer mit der Hose wieder zu finden
• WHACK-A-MOLE: Tippe auf die Figuren, wenn Sie aus Ihren Verstecken schauen – aber sei Dir sicher dass es die gesuchte Figur ist.
• BUNNY SAYS: Wie der Spiele-Klassiker ‘Simon Says’ oder ‚Senso’ – die 4 bunten Eier machen nacheinander ein Geräusch und Ihr Kind muss versuchen sie in der richtigen Reihenfolge zu wiederholen.



mehr →

Am 20. März erscheint meine neue Kinder-App “Feiertag”

Werbung_FUnktionsgrafik_1024x500_2de

März 17, 2014 | Posted in Allgemein | By

Feiertag Osterspiele für Kinder
“Feiertag” – 4 kleine, aber feine Oster-Spiele für Kinder zwischen 3-6 Jahren.

Die Spiele in dieser kleinen Spiele-Sammlung sind:
• TICTACTOE: Hier kannst Du entweder gegen den Computer oder einen Freund spielen
• HÜTCHENSPIEL: Die drei Käfer ändern wild ihre Position – versuchen den Käfer mit der Hose wieder zu finden
• WHACK-A-MOLE: Tippe auf die Figuren, wenn Sie aus Ihren Verstecken schauen – aber sei Dir sicher dass es die gesuchte Figur ist.
• BUNNY SAYS: Wie der Spiele-Klassiker ‘Simon Says’ oder ‚Senso’ – die 4 bunten Eier machen nacheinander ein Geräusch und Ihr Kind muss versuchen sie in der richtigen Reihenfolge zu wiederholen.

Feiertag Osterspiele für Kinder
Holidays is a fun & educational collection of 4 nice little easter games for kids aged 4-7 years old.

The games included in Holidays are:
• TICTACTOE: You can play against your device or against a friend
• THIMBLERIG: Find the Ladybug with the blue Trowser
• WHACK-A-MOLE: You have to tap the animals as they pop up – but make sure you get the right ones!
• BUNNY SAYS: Just like the classic ‘Simon Says’ game, animals make sounds and your child has to repeat them in the same order.

Divider




mehr →