Favorite Apple iPad Apps 2013

favorite iPad apps Apple

The boys and I love the iPad. We each have our own pages full of apps set up. It has become a useful learning tool. Here are links to our faves. 


Favorite Apple iPad Learning Apps:
(A) All Ages
(C) Children
(T)Teen
(AD) Adult Only

(A) Khan Academy for iPad- We cover a massive number of topics, including K-12 math, science topics such as biology, chemistry, and physics, and even the humanities with playlists on finance and history.
Spend an afternoon brushing up on statistics. Discover how the Krebs cycle works. Learn about the fundamentals of computer science. Prepare for that upcoming SAT. Or, if you’re feeling particularly adventurous, learn how fire stick farming changed the landscape of Australia.


(C) Montessorium *Lucian learned alphabet and numbers on the early programs. Now we use geography and alpha writer apps.  

(C) Hundred Board Counting to 100 with sequence control and no control, even, odds, simple and complex. (***Lucian Favorite)

(A) Bats! Furry Fliers of the Night- Engaging features:
• Seven distinct chapters that provide exciting journeys through the bats’ world
• Fascinating “extras”—annotated illustrations and maps—just one tap away from the main text
• Interactive echolocation demo that lets a kid “screech like a bat” and “see” the sound waves the screeches produce (***Lucian Fave)

(C,T) Creatures of Light Nature’s Bioluminescence- This companion app for the popular new exhibition Creatures of Light: Nature’s Bioluminescence offers a close look at some of the extraordinary organisms that produce light. Enjoy interactive animations, photo galleries, and videos that reveal the beauty of this amazing natural phenomenon, how it works, and how scientists study it. Each chapter of the app, which is adapted from the iPad content featured throughout the exhibition gallery, is set to a symphonic soundtrack composed exclusively for Creatures of Light. (***A Lucian Fave and Garner Fave)

(A) Richard Dawkins The Magic of Reality- The Magic of Reality for iPad is a new and groundbreaking approach to interactive books, taking us on an enthralling journey through scientific reality, and showing that it has an awe-inspiring beauty and thrilling magic which far exceeds those of the ancient myths.
Richard Dawkins and Dave McKean have created a dazzling celebration of our planet that will inspire and amaze people of all ages.

 

(A) Smithsonian- Smithsonian Channel explores the history of our planet, life and culture, with 100% original, family-friendly programming. From the origins of the universe to the deaths of civilizations, from upscale design awards to down-home chili cook-offs, we tackle subjects as diverse and limitless as the landscape we cover.

(A) 3D Brain- **Amazing!! Use your touch screen to rotate and zoom around 29 interactive structures. Discover how each brain region functions, what happens when it is injured, and how it is involved in mental illness. Each detailed structure comes with information on functions, disorders, brain damage, case studies, and links to modern research
 
(C) Story Mouse-Stories from The Story Mouse are presented as virtual books.
Our professional presenter reads the story aloud as the text appears.
On the iPad, each page has an illustration on the left, with the text on the right. On the iPhone and iPod touch, the illustrations are displayed full screen when you hold the device vertically. Turn the device horizontally to display the text. Sentences are highlighted as the story progresses, making the words easy to follow.


(C) BOB Books for iPad- **Awesome!! Start your child reading with this phonics-based interactive game. The simple drag-and-drop interface can be used by the youngest children. Your favorite Bob Books characters and full-color animations encourage kids along the path of learning to read.
Bob Books Reading Magic continues Bob Books’ commitment to bringing children a satisfying, successful first reading experience, with easy first steps, wholesome values, authentic hand-drawn illustrations, and beautiful full-color animations.
Bob Books Reading Magic will show your child how to:
-Make the connection between letters and sounds.
-Sound out simple words.
-Spell the words they’ve read.
 
(C) Biscuit Books - Choose “Read to Me” to have a professional narrator read the story to your child. Individual words are highlighted as they are spoken, to help your child learn while having fun. You can also choose “Read by Myself” to read the book yourself. The picture are bigger and brighter than ever, and the pan and scan functionality brings the story to life.
 
(C) The Tale of Benjamin Bunny Pop Out Book- Wonderful interactivity with charming narration accompanied by a classical piano soundtrack brings this timeless Beatrix Potter tale to life at your fingertips. Play with pull-tabs, spin-wheels and spring-mounted objects. Leave your rabbit tracks in the mud and tilt your device to make objects swing and sway.
 

(C) Little Reader- Little Reader is an exciting interactive game that helps your child rapidly learn how to recognize and read words all with just the touch of their finger. The interface is so easy to use that even a 9 month old baby will delight in moving their first words around the page. Ideal for ages 0 to 6.

(C,T) Barefoot Atlas- Barefoot World Atlas is a magical interactive 3D globe that invites children to explore the regions and countries of the world, discovering hundreds of fascinating features and immersing themselves in the rich wonders of our planet. This is a multi-language, universal app for the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. The rich and beautifully detailed graphics take full advantage of the amazing new high definition retina screen.

(T,A) The Elements- A Visual Exploration (Xe)- Of all the periodic table apps, there is only one which Stephen Fry described as “Alone worth the price of an iPad!”. The Elements: A Visual Exploration is not a reference app, it is a rich and engaging love story of the periodic table, told in words and pictures, and allowing you to experience the beauty and fascination of the building blocks of our universe in a way you’ve never seen before.

(***Garner’s Favorite) 
 
(A) 53 Paper- It’s the easiest and most beautiful way to create on iPad. Capture your ideas as sketches, diagrams, illustrations, notes or drawings and share them across the web. Try it free—buy additional tools from the in-App Store. Paper was designed from the ground up for touch and creating on the go. No fussy buttons, settings or other distractions. Paper works the way you think, like a familiar notebook or journal. Have all of your ideas with you in one place. Productivity meets beauty. No settings. Always beautiful—like great tools should be. Just pick up a tool and instantly begin to Sketch, Write, Draw, Outline and Color. Draw comes free with Paper. Our custom ink engine reacts to your movements to optimize each tool for the process of creation. Get a range of expressions from a single tool without fussing with settings for great handwriting, beautiful coloring, and sketching that just works. Built for the new iPad’s brilliant display. With a full 2048×1536 canvas, see stunning details in your creations you couldn’t before—like pencil texture and watercolor edge bleed.Share your ideas instantly. Stream pages to Tumblr, send them over email, or share pages with your friends on Facebook and Twitter. (*****Mama and Lucian Favorite!)

 
Favorite Apple iPad Mama Apps: 
These can be for teens and adults…and dads too {smiles} 

53 Paper **A drawing app. (this is my favorite app yet. It is amazing and great for all ages!)
Please take a moment and share your favorites in the comment section below.
I will update this list regularly!
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