LaLa Lunchbox

With September approaching, it's back to packing lunches again! Do you have a child with allergies? How about a picky eater? How about a child that wants to choose their own packed lunch?  LaLa Lunchbox is a free, fun, functional and convenient app that can help you and your child decide what to pack for lunch with guidelines and a a variety … [Read more...]

Gravitybread presents Monica Wellington

Do you want to teach your child a different language? How about expose his or her to artwork in Paris with a fun and engaging app? I  am excited to present children's book writer and illustrator, Monica Wellington. Monica is a talented author and illustrator with over 40 books in print including Crêpes by Suzette and Colors for Zena. Both her … [Read more...]

Crêpes by Suzette App

Do you want your child to learn new languages? How about exposing them to art and the city of Paris? Check out Crêpes by Suzette by Monica Wellington! I am excited to review this app created by Monica Wellington called Crêpes by Suzette. (currently priced at $1.99).  About two years ago, I reviewed the book, Crêpes by Suzette. The illustrations … [Read more...]

Sneak a Snack

Has anyone ever stolen your snack and you didn't know who it was? In my house if it isn't my husband, it's definitely my hound dog. Sneak A Snack HD ($2.99 for iPad version, $.99 cents for iPhone/iPod version) is an interactive story of a boy named Alexander who makes a super deluxe snack downstairs but gets distracted and has to run upstairs to … [Read more...]

Kid in Story Book Maker

Do you want to help build your child's narrative and sequencing skills? Try this app, "Kid In Story" ($6.99). It is a great app to help build your child's ability to create and retell stories. This app is  super easy to create stories and is very child friendly (and parent friendly)! The next time you are making a fun dessert or engaging in a fun … [Read more...]

Cute Food – Cooking App for Kids

Cute Food - Cooking App for Kids ($1.99) is a fun app that can help children explore different fruits and vegetables in a creative and artistic way.  With this app, your kids can be a little chef and make their own little creations with 200 + choices of pieces of various fruits and vegetables. Your child can pick their own plate, tablecloth and … [Read more...]

i.. Get Cooking Vocabulary….

i...Get..Cooking Vocabulary and Create Recipe Photo Sequencing Books App ($4.99) is an educational app that can help improve life skills within the kitchen. The vocabulary photo books include; cooking supplies, cooking actions and kitchen appliances which offer many teaching opportunities for speech and language development. It also comes with a … [Read more...]

Making Sequences

Does your child need help with her or his sequencing skills? Making Sequences ($4.99) is a  simple educational app to use for practicing sequencing and narrative skills. I also use this app for assessment and therapy with both children and young adults. I love this app because it is super easy to modify and add your own sequences. When cooking with … [Read more...]

Eating Safely

I discovered this app, Eating Safely a couple of weeks ago when searching for a functional app to help teach safety in the kitchen. This life skills app helps guide children through step by step instructions in preparing meals and using appliances in the kitchen safely. Since my little one loves to "help" with the dishwasher, I reviewed the steps … [Read more...]

I See-quence…The Grocery Store

Do you ever have difficulty bringing your child to the supermarket? I See-quence....The Grocery Story ($2.99) by igetitapp.com is a functional and educational app that can help children and adolescents understand the process of visiting the grocery store while making it an enriching and productive experience.   Most children go to the grocery store … [Read more...]

Tiny Dentist

Does your child like to go to the dentist? Tiny Dentist ($1.99 but was free for a limited time when I downloaded) is an app that gives your child control of cleaning teeth with all of the fun duties of being a dentist. Your child can pick a character, decorate their teeth, remove their teeth, color the fillings in and much more.  It takes a bit of … [Read more...]

VisualList

VisualList (free or upgrade to 99 cents) is a very useful and excellent app to have on your iPhone, iTouch or iPad. It can be used in many different ways and for a variety of functions. I set up a grocery list with pictures of the items that I needed (you can either get the images online or take the photo yourself). When I arrived at the … [Read more...]

Grandma’s Garden

Grandma's Garden (99 cents) is a fun and educational app that will entertain both you and your children. With this app, you have the ability to work on the following concepts: counting, matching, expanding vocabulary, colors, literacy, shapes, following directives, memory recall, and problem solving. This app is wonderful to introduce and/or … [Read more...]

ABC Food

ABC Food ($2.99) is a educational and fun app that is ideal for children ages four and up. Learning concepts include exploring vocabulary,  extending vocabulary, improving phonemic awareness and learning various actions associated with various foods. The app also includes more than 100 videos and over 70 interactive scenes. I was playing this app … [Read more...]

More Thanksgiving!

Need some help in the kitchen on Thanksgiving??? Have your child help prepare thanksgiving with this app from Maverick Software LLC. I really like the apps from Maverick because the concrete pictures of the food and the accurate sequencing of how to make specific foods. With this app, your child can make their own main dish (turkey, ham), side … [Read more...]

Dr. Panda’s Restaurant

Dr. Panda's Restaurant ($1.99) is a fun and functional app that will keep your little one busy in the kitchen without making a mess. It's fun, simple and not overstimulating like some other apps that I seen.  It teaches your child how to clean dishes, prepare specific dishes (such as scrambled eggs, sauteed vegetables, pizza) and how to recycle … [Read more...]

Preschool EduKitchen

Preschool EduKitchen is a fun and entertaining educational app to play with your child ages 3-5 (priced at $1.99). It incorporates many learning concepts to teach your child including categorization, matching, expanding vocabulary, following directions, counting, arranging food from large to small (or vice versa) and many others. There are 18 games … [Read more...]

Easy Bake Treats

Easy Bake Treats app is free! First great thing. Memories of easy bake oven growing up, second great thing! Great for ages 3 and up. When I saw this app I was excited because I loved the graphics. They were simple and the photographs were so realistic. My son even tried to eat the cupcake off the screen (I am NOT kidding!). After some cleaning of … [Read more...]

Color Monster – Learn the Colors

Color Monster - Learn the Colors (ages 2 +) ($2.99) is an educational and fun app that helps your child learn  colors, matching and following directions. When the color monster starts, the monster says "Let me try something (names color) and the child has to feed the monster that particular color fruit. The monster also turns the color of the fruit … [Read more...]

Step by Story: Happy Family in the Kitchen

Happy Family in the Kitchen is a fun and educational app that I recently downloaded from the app store. I love apps that encourage a child to create and tell stories in a fun and playful manner. This app is ideal for a child ages 2.5-5. The app begins with three sections, "Play", "Make" and "Silly".  In the "Make" section the child has to fill in … [Read more...]

Toca Kitchen Monsters

 Toca Kitchen Monsters by Toca Boca is a fun and entertaining app for both children and their parents. When I first came across this app I decided to download it considering I love all of the Toca apps. When you begin this app, you choose a monster. Once you choose a monster, you can choose a food from the left side of the screen. Once you choose a … [Read more...]

Toca Tea Party

I highly recommend Toca Tea Party as both a food and language app. This app is ideal for a child ages 3 + years old. With this app you can set up your own tea party, serve your guests tea and various snacks, eat them and then clean up. In order to set the table, you have to match the shapes and move the dishes, cups and snacks to the correct place … [Read more...]

Food App: Matzah Ball Builder

This app I came across when searching for Passover apps for my children. I was curious and decided to download it (it was 99 cents so it wasn't much of an investment). The app is like a Mr. Potato Head for the Matzah Ball. You can choose various backgrounds and body parts. I would love to see an update with some music and actions [like making the … [Read more...]

More Buffet

More Buffet (ages 3 and up) incorporates international food and encourages choice making and learning about countries all around the world (and the food they eat). It begins with selecting a country on a 3D globe that you can spin and zoom. Once you choose the country, you can add food from that specific country to your plate. This teaches your … [Read more...]