Jurassic GO - Dinosaur Snap Adventures Gets Kids Taking Pictures of Dinosaurs

Jurassic GO - Dinosaur Snap Adventures Gets Kids Taking Pictures of Dinosaurs

Those of you who owned Nintendo 64 might be familiar with Pokemon Snap: a first-person, on-rails shooter game where you snap pictures of Pokemon in the wild. First released in 1999, it was praised for its unique and relaxing gameplay.

If you missed playing the original Pokemon Snap, now you can experience a similar game in Jurassic GO. Available now for iPad and iPhone, it's an app that gets you exploring lush landscapes in search of dinosaur photos.

Snap the Photos and Complete Your Dinosaur Museum

In Jurassic GO, you're a photographer who has been hired by a Dino Museum to take pictures of amazing dinosaurs in their natural habitat. As you collect more pictures for your exhibit, you can expand your museum and build things around the island to attract more visitors.

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Train Kit is an Interactive Toy Train Set for Kids

Train Kit is an Interactive Toy Train Set for Kids

Do your kids love trains? If they do, they will love Train Kit. Available now on the App Store, it's an interactive app that aims to bring the joy of playing with toy train sets to your iPhone and iPad.

Build Your Tiny Toy World

In Train Kit, kids create immersive little worlds for their toy trains. They start with an empty grid and add track tiles, tunnels and bridges, trees, houses, and other tidbits. Then, once the tracks have been laid out, they can drop their desired trains and carriages onto the board and watch them go.

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Artie's Magic Pencil Teaches Kids to Draw Using Simple Shapes

Artie's Magic Pencil Teaches Kids to Draw Using Simple Shapes

Drawing is an excellent activity to develop creativity and fine motor skills in kids. If you could do with some drawing ideas for kids, Artie's Magic Pencil is the app for you. Created by Minilab Studio and available now from the App Store, it's an interactive learning adventure that teaches kids fundamental drawing skills so they can be creative both on and off the screen.

Draw the Shapes and Save the Day

In Artie's Magic Pencil, a monster has gone rampant and destroyed everything in its way. It's now up to your kids and the titular character, Artie, to rebuild his world. Using Artie's magic pencil, they are to draw various objects with only three simple shapes: triangle, rectangle, and circle.

To start the adventure, kids move Artie along by tapping anywhere on the screen. Whenever they run into an object that needs rebuilding, a lightbulb will appear. Tapping on the lightbulb will take them to the drawing screen, where they trace along dotted lines to complete the shapes and fix the broken object. They can also decorate the finished object with their preferred colors and patterns.

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Handwriting Heroes App Teaches Kids How to Write Letters

Handwriting Heroes App Teaches Kids How to Write Letters

Learning to write is an important milestone for kids, and as such it should be a fun and enjoyable activity. Handwriting Heroes helps achieve this goal. Now available for iPad, the app teaches lowercase letter formation through animation, music, and stories featuring playful characters.

Learn How Letters are Formed

In Handwriting Heroes, letters are sorted into five groups based on their first stroke. For example, the group "skiers" includes the letters "v", "w", "x", and "y", while the group "skydivers" includes the letters "l", "t", "k", "i", and "j". The reason for such organization is to provide structure and an easy way of remembering the letters. Kids can choose the group they want to learn, at the beginning of the app.

There are four steps to learning to write a letter. In the first step, kids are shown an animated story that explains why a letter is formed the way it is: the letter "l", for example, is shown skydiving down and stopping when it lands on a lemon. In the second part, the story is broken down into several parts to guide kids to trace each stroke and complete the letter.

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Comomola Fireflies is a Relaxing Bedtime App for Kids Afraid of the Dark

Comomola Fireflies is a Relaxing Bedtime App for Kids Afraid of the Dark

Many kids aged two or three are afraid of the dark. As their imagination flourishes and the number of things unfamiliar to them begins to grow, they might be convinced that monsters are lurking in the shadows and ready to pounce when the light goes out.

Even though fear of the dark is a normal part of development, it may disturb the child's sleeping habits if left unchecked. A practical solution is to establish a relaxing and enjoyable bedtime routine to reduce anxiety.

Comomola Fireflies is an app that was made for this purpose. Available now for iPhone and iPad, it offers interactive stories that help kids overcome their fear of dark with silhouettes, soft lights, and calming routines.

Remember to Turn on the Light

It's time to sleep but little Amy doesn't want to turn off the lights because she is afraid of the dark. Fortunately, her adorable stuffed toys want to help her overcome her fear. When a toy is tapped, kids are transported to one of 6 unique locations: a farm, a magical forest, the roofs of Paris, a camping site, and even the snowy mountains.

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