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    Flow Free (iPad, iPhone on iOS 4.3+, Android, Kindle Fire):This is an all-absorbing puzzle game that challenges kids’ spatial reasoning and critical thinking skills. Players must connect matching colored dots on a grid, creating a “pipe” between each dot, without pipes from different colors crossing. Increasingly complex levels add colors and spaces to the grid and require more forethought and planning.

    Moody Monster Manor - Create your own monster avatar and play four active games. Teaches kids about emotions, animals, colors, and matching. The app helps increase problem- solving skills, critical thinking, and emotional intelligence. Recommended for children ages 3-8. Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.0+. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Price: Free

    Little Writer is a great introductory app for kids learning how to write. The home menu allows kids to choose whether to practice uppercase letters, lowercase letters, numbers, shapes, or words. Kids can either trace with their finger or use a stylus to help them transition to paper and pencil. Recommended for ages 3-6 years old. Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Price: Free

    Bugs and Buttons 2 - Compatible with: iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later. This app has 18 educational, interactive, and fun games. It teaches hand eye coordination, counting, the alphabet, colors, patterns, parts of the body, music memory, sorting, and helps develop critical thinking skills. It contains 54 achievements with increased difficulty. . Recommended for students K-1 Grade.

    Move the Turtle. Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, requires iOS 4.3 or later and optimized for iPhone 5. Programming is becoming more and more prevalent in the lives of our youth. Though this app is a basic introduction for children as young as five years of age, it can be a starter course for any beginning programmer that includes coding. Move the Turtle” teaches young users how to create computer programs using colorful graphic commands.

    Sushi Monster by ScholasticSushi These monsters love sushi! Feed them the sushi pieces that will add up to the number on the monster’s neck. The app does focus on addition and multiplication. Feed the monster the right numbers or they will throw a tantrum! Recommended ages: 9-11. Requires iOS 4.3+. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

    Martha’s Dog Party offers kids a fun way to learn vocabulary words with the character originally created by Susan Meddaugh .In the game " Martha Says",Martha uses synonyms and explains them , in "Chow Time" Martha asks for a certain color/shape and on the correct plate being chosen , defines the descriptive word for it and more games to follow. Recommended for children ages 4-7. Requires iOS 2.2.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. $.99.

    App of the week - SlateMath for Kids – Kindergarten and 1st Grade Games. Compatible with: iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later. This is an educational app that helps teach early math skills to its kindergarten and first grade audience. The app has 38 math activities which, for the young user, are each disguised as a fun game.

    StickerSudoku - Exactly like Sudoku, but replaces the numbers with stickers. One useful aspect of this app is that if the child incorrectly places an animal, it turns upside down, but stays in place.This allows for discussion of why the placement is incorrect and allows the child to use problem solving skills instead of simple trial and error. Recommended ages: 4-7 years old. Compatibility: Req. iOS 3.1+. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Price: Free

    Sid's Science Fair: iphone, ipod touch, ipad (Requires iOS 3.2.2 or later) Kindle tablet, Nook Tablet, Android phone (Requires Android:2.2 and up.) Join Sid the Science Kid from PBS for a variety of math and science activities. Touch different exhibits at the science fair to participate in activities which include classifying objects, identifying patterns, or sequencing images.Recommended for children ages 3-6

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    Make A Tent I think that is why I love this project so much. Ryan recently had a sleep-over at a friend’s house for a camping-themed birthday party. His friend’s mom had cut some PVC pipes and provided blankets so the kids could create their own indoor sleeping tent in her living room. It was such a hit with my kids, that we borrowed the idea

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    Fruit Ninja: fun Game

    Flow Free. Connect dots of the same color in fewest, most efficient moves. Can a 3-year play?! Yes, my daughter is trying on the 5x5 version. Great problem solving activity

    This fun nerf gun math game will have your kids shootin' for '"A's" in class! (via No Time for Flash Cards)

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    Construction Bin = brilliant!!!

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