Brain Jump — let your brain come out and play! (best Android kids apps)

Are you counting down the weeks til school starts again? Or have you begun to count down the days? Are you wondering if your child is ready to for school to go back? How about a little brain jog to get the neurons all excited and limbered up? Along the lines of brain training apps like LumosityBrain Jump has been developed especially for children with cute cartoon characters to draw their interest and keep them motivated. The lite version of this app provides a good number of levels for FREE but you will probably want to purchase the full version due to the high quality and rich content. 

NEW RELEASE Kitchen Scramble - another FREE Disney app! (free Android apps for kids)

Another free app from Disney that takes our total to 36 free Disney apps! What are you getting when you download a Disney app? Great graphics, awesome audio, fantastic fun and characters that children identify with. The gameplay is also intuitive and often includes some incidental learning. Cooking games, such as Kitchen Scramble, exercise children’s working memory, give them practice at following directions, decision making and time management. Kitchen Scramble may even inspire your kids to get into the kitchen and cook! Why not challenge your kids to recreate the game recipes in real life.

15 FREE (IAP) Let’s Leap Ahead: Friendzy Apps From WS Publishing Group (free educational Android kids apps)

Kids do not want to spend their summer doing homework! Educational apps are going to be the last thing they want to play, unless they are playing with a friend! These apps have been designed to motivate children by providing competition between students.  Both teachers and home educators can register their students, using cyber safe usernames, and monitor their progress. Friendzys (competitions between students) can be created by students by finding friends in Facebook, by Friendzy username, via a text message or via email. The top 100 students of the week are shown on a leaderboard and the last time I checked, Australia had five in the top 10 of the Language Friendzy leaderboard. Just thought you would like to know that. Definitely worth checking out these apps because they have packed so much in and are great educational resources for home and school use.

50% OFF Toca Train! (best Android apps for kids)

I cannot promise this is the last deal of the week, but I can promise you this is worth it. Toca Train for $1.49 - that’s half price and less than the cost of a chocolate surprise egg. If your child loved Dr Panda’s Bus Driver, then they are going to love Toca Train. Your child is at the controls, driving the train through the countryside, picking up passengers and payloads. The Toca Boca apps are a big hit with preschoolers everywhere. In fact, all of my kids love these apps so much that they wear Toca Boca socks. But now I am just getting sidetracked. Sidetracked - get it? Ok ok, that wasn’t very punny. Better click the download link now and avoid any more groan worthy jokes.

Fully FREE App Friday for July 25, 2014 (best free Android apps for kids)

Every Friday we like to present a selection of apps that are completely free with no in-app purchases that will be fun and educational for your kids, and sometimes for adults too. Today we have an activity book from NASA, a bedtime book from Sprout, Wonderopolis, Hot Wheels and more! My personal recommendation is for (I am a language lover at heart) but my daughter’s favorite is Good Night Star.

Disney Dollar Dazzlers! and more … (best Android apps for kids)

Do not blink or you might miss a sale! Have you signed up for our newsletter? These deals just keep on rolling in and you don’t want to miss that one discounted app that has been sitting on your wishlist forever, like all the full versions of thefree Disney apps. Today’s deals include Electronic Arts, Disney, Mediocre, Runtastic and Little Phoenix Interactive. A total of 15 apps and a saving of over $20. Get in quick before they go back to full price.

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REVIEW: ChoreMonster - empower and reward children for contributing around the house (best free Android apps for kids)

Bottom Line: ChoreMonster is a fantastic tool for organizing and keeping track of your children’s contributions at home. Not only does it track chores, but it can also be used to monitor homework, music practice and creativity time to help motivate and reward children who make an effort to set goals and make progress. ChoreMonster is a must have app for today’s busy families and has everything you need - for free with no more to pay.

50% OFF Duck Duck Moose! (best Android apps for kids)

This is what I am talking about people! Now we have Duck Duck Moose on the sale band wagon, taking 50% off their apps on Google Play. Itsy Bitsy Spider has been a nightly favorite for my daughter and now I will be complementing that with another handful, knowing we will be getting our money’s worth with excellent quality apps. From the developer: Duck Duck Moose apps encourage kids to explore and learn in a safe and fun environment. We work with educators and do lots of play-testing with kids to ensure our apps are frustration free for little fingers and full of whimsy and wonder for all to enjoy. Take our word for it, this is one sale you don’t want to miss!

66% OFF Dr Panda’s Restaurant 2! (best Android apps for kids)

I am getting giddy with all of the apps going on sale. Look what is served today: Dr Panda’s Restaurant 2 for 66% off! This app was rated 5 stars - that’s right - FIVE stars by Rachel J over at Smart Apps For Kids. It really is that good. Normally $2.99 Dr Panda’s Restaurant 2 is down to $0.99which is an incredible saving on this brilliant app. Your little one will love to cook up new and exciting dishes for the animals and watch their expressions. My daughter and I love taking turns, experimenting with different flavor combinations to see what the animals think of our dish. So much fun! Please do yourself a favor and get this must have app while it is on sale. And don’t forget to share this post with your family and friends.

66% OFF Toca Builders! Must have Android app for preschoolers (best Android apps for kids)

This 4.5 star app is a must have for your little one. This is one app that you will keep on your Android device for a while to come because it promotes creativity and is simple enough for the youngest of builders. Building blocks are a staple toy for preschoolers and 3D building is a great way to develop spatial awareness which helps in math. It is not always possible to carry a bag of blocks around with you, however. Toca Builders is the next best thing so get it now while it is on sale!