Talking Apps

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Talking Larry ($1.29 for iPhone/iPod Touch; $4.19 for the iPad) Record yourself talking, can change settings to Child friendly mode
Talking Tom (Free for the iPhone/iPod Touch; Free for iPad) Record yourself talking, can change settings to Child Friendly mode and turn off violence. Has ads, can buy more features as an in-app purchase for $4.19
Sock Puppets (Free) iPhone and iPad Create Puppet plays, recording your voice.
Puppet Pals (Free for iPhone/iPod Touch; Free or $4.19 for iPad) Create your own plays and animations.
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Art Maker by ABC's Play School ($1.29 for iPad) Use Play School toys and crafts to make pictures, animated movies with audio narration and story slideshows
Fotobabble (Free for iPhone/iPod Touch) Upload a photo then record your voice talking about it. It is published to your account on a website. You can grab embed code to embed in blogs or wikis.


ABC Apps

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Letter of the Day ($1.29 for iPhone/iPod Touch; $2.59 for iPad ) Choose a letter and play the games, watch how to form the letters and then practise writing them yourself
Letter Find ($2.59 for iPad) Choose a letter and then find it in all of letters that appear
Alphabetic (Free or $2.59) Find all the letters of the alphabet in order from the mixed up letters. Quite challenging and fun.


Writing, Letters and Word Apps

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I can write ($1.29 for iPhone) Practise writing your letters
ABC Big Print Trace (Free or Free for iPhone/iPod Touch; Free and Free for iPad
Elmo loves ABC (Free or $6.49 for iPad) Songs and videos about letters
(Recommended by Chloe 5 years old)
(Recommended by Maddy 4 years old)
Letter School ($4.19 for iPhone/iPod Touch; $4.19 for iPad) Fun app for forming letters using different graphics
(Recommended by Chloe 5 years old)
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Kids Finger Painting (Free for iPhone/iPod Touch; Free for iPad) Draw the letters, play a matching game
Kids Writing Pad ( $1.29 for iPhone/iPod Touch; $1.29 for iPad) Has lines where you can practise your handwriting
Beginning Sounds Interactive ($1.29 for iPhone/iPod Touch; $1.29 for iPad) Choose the letters you are going to practise and then play the sounds game.
Eggy Words 100 (Free or $4.19 for iPhone/iPod Touch; Free or $4.19 for iPad) (Recommended by Chloe 5 years old)
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Kid's Journal ($1.29 for iPad) Great app to start young children writing diaries, journals or just reflecting on the day. Great for individual iPad owners and you can set up class sets of journals on one iPad. They can be shared to iBooks.
Futaba (Free for iPad) Up to 4 kids can play this game at one time. Guess what the word is by looking at the picture.
Book Creator for iPad ($6.49 for iPad) Publish a book as an ebook (epub) file and read in iBooks. Add text, photos, audio and video
Starfall ABCs ($4.19 for iPhone/iPod Touch; $4.19 for iPad) This is the ABC section from the Starfall website
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Blobble Write (Free on iPad) Watch how the letter is formed then try yourself.
Story Wheel ($4.19 for iPhone/iPod Touch; $4.19 for iPad) Spin the wheel, then tell the story. Records the child telling the story. Share to http://storywheelapp.com choose to share as an email and it will send it as an iBook. More on Story Wheel
Letter School (Free or $6.49 for iPad) Learn to write your letters.

Maths Apps

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Math is Fun 3-4 (Free or $1.29 for iPhone/iPod Touch; Free or $1.29for iPad) Math games for age 3 to 4. Matching games and 1 to 1 counting to 10
Math is Fun 4-5 (Free or $1.29 for iPhone/iPod Touch; Free or $1.29 for iPad) Math games for age 4 to 5. Comparison and ordering numbers
Math Bingo ($1.29 for iPhone/iPod Touch; $1.29 for iPad) Practise addition, subtraction, multiplication and division while playing Bingo.
(Recommended by Chloe 5 years old)
Math Puppy (Free or $1.29 for iPhone/iPod Touch; Free or $1.29 for iPad) Lots of maths games to play
(Recommended by Chloe 5 years old)
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Hands on Math Hundreds Chart ($2.59 for iPad) Practise Skip counting and number patterns
(Recommended by Chloe 5 years old)
Numbers 0-9 ($1.29 for iPad) Work out number sequences and number problems.
Tens Frames ($2.59 for iPhone/iPod Touch $2.59 for iPad) Play with numbers up to 5 and 10, use for counting on, doubling, addition and subtraction.
Motion Math Hungry Fish (Free or $10.99 for iPhone/iPod Touch; Free or $10.99 for iPad
(Recommended by Maddy 4 years old)

Story Telling Apps

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Build a Story ($5.29 for iPad) Choose from the themes and write a story, use the graphics provided. Very simplistic programme for younger writers
Story Buddy 2 ( Free or $6.49 for iPad or ) Add text and pictures up to 15 pages in the free version. But you can only view the book in the app bookshelf. Story Buddy 2 allows you to record audio. The book can be shared to iBook
Toontastic (Free for iPad) Draw, or choose scenes and characters and animate and share cartoons
Felt Board ($4.19 for iPad) Build a story, choose a background, characters and objects
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Felt Board Mother Goose (Free for iPad) made by the same people who make Feltboard. Build a story, characters and objects.



Drawing Apps

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Crayola Paint and Create (Free or $5.29 for iPad)
Paint Sparkles (Free for iPhone/iPod Touch; Free for iPad) Choose a colour and a pattern and draw a picture
Hello Color Pencil (Free for iPhone/iPod Touch; Free for iPad) Draw with the colouring pencils and save the drawings to Photo Album
(Recommended by Chloe 5 years old)
Drawing Pad ($2.59 for iPad) Has crayons, felt tips, paint brushes, coloured pencils, stickers and roller pens.

Junior Books

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The Cat in the Hat (Free or $5.29 for iPhone/iPod Touch; Free or $5.29 for iPad) Interactive multimedia version of the story. Listen to it, read along, tap on words to hear them.
Hairy Maclary (Free -$6.49 for the iPad) Lynley Dodds timeless story about Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy. Interactive multimedia book.
The Little Engine that could (Free for iPhone/iPod Touch; Free for iPad) Interactive story, tells you the story and you interact with it on the way.
The Wonky Donkey(Free or $6.49) Musical rendition of the Wonky Donkey story
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The Monster at the end of this book ($6.49 for iPhone/iPod Touch; $6.49 for iPad) Entertaining story where Grover tells the story of the 'Monster at the end of the book'
Pirate Scribble ($2.59 for iPad) Draw in the pictures for this interactive story to come alive.
Angelina Ballerina's New Ballet teacher ($4.19 for iPhone/iPod Touch; $4.19 for iPad) Read the story, play the games, colour the pictures, animated ballet lessons
(Recommended by Chloe 5 years old)
Storybots Storybooks (Free for iPad) One story is free, take a photo of the child and they will dance their way through this book. You can buy other books that will include your photos as well
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National Geographic for Kids (Free for iPad; individual magazines cost $5.29)




Music Apps

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Finger Stomp (Free or $1.29 for iPhone/iPod Touch; $2.59 for iPad) Recreate Street music and hip hop beats.
Drums ($1.29 for iPhone/iPod Touch; $1.29 for iPad ) Realistic Drum app
Kids Xylophone ($1.29 for iPhone/iPod Touch) Realistic xylophone with a colourful interface.
Baby Piano School (Free for iPhone/iPod Touch; Free for iPad) play the nursery rhymes following the coloured keys
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Singing Fingers (Free for iPhone/iPod Touch; Free for iPad) Paint on your screen and change the colours by singing. Play back the painting by tapping the drawing.
Wheels on the Bus ($1.29 for iPhone/iPod Touch; $2.59 for iPad) Sing along and interact with the graphics.
Itsy Bitsy Spider ($2.59 for iPhone/iPod Touch; $2.59 for iPad) Sing along and interact with the graphics.
Old MacDonald ($2.59 for iPhone/iPod Touch; $2.59 for iPad) Sing along and interact with the graphics.
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The Elephant Song ($2.59 for iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad) This app is based on the youtube moviePut it into interactive mode and play the games
Vevo (Free for iPhone/iPod Touch; Free for iPad) Search for favourite songs and watch the music videos
(Recommended by Maddy 4 years old)


Comic and Photo Apps

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Comic Life ($6.49 for iPad) Create comics using your photos or drawings.
Comic Touch ($4.19 ) or Comic Touch Lite (Free) for iPhone/iPod Touch. Add speech bubbles or text boxes to your photos. Smudge, stretch, bulge, dent or add light effects to your photo. See how this has been used here
Strip Designer ($4.19 for iPhone/iPod Touch; $4.19 for iPad) use for Learning Stories, photos, children use it themselves, can draw on it. Recommended by an Early Childhood Teacher.
Juxtaposer ($3.79 for the iPad; $3.79 for iPhone/iPod Touch) Green screening without the Green Screen, remove backgrounds of photos, manipulate images. Perfect for app smashing.

Others

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iMovie Free with new iPads ($6.49 for iPhone/iPod Touch; $6.49 for iPad) Create movies, present work. Use photos and movies and songs that you create in Garageband.
GarageBand Free with new iPads. ($6.49 for iPhone/iPod Touch; $6.49 for iPad) Create and record music, add multiple tracks using different instruments. Have an instrumental band of iPads where students are playing different instruments.
Tiny Tap (Free for iPad) Create your own multimedia games using your own photos.
Jake's Neverland Pirate School (Free for iPhone/iPod Touch; Free for iPad) Play different games and earn badges and certificates.
(Recommended by Chloe 5 years old)
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Creative Pad (Free for iPad) Build a story, choose a background, characters and objects.
Dr. Panda's Hospital (Free for iPhone/iPod Touch; Free for iPad) Health app where children brush teeth, pick up rubbish, clean ears etc
Where's my Water? (Free or $1.29 for iPhone/iPod Touch; Free or $1.29 iPad) Physics based game
(Recommended by Maddy 4 years old)
Touch Pets Cats (Free for iPhone/iPod Touch; Free for iPad) Adopt a cat and then care for them
(Recommended by Chloe 5 years old)
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Touch Pets Dogs (Free for iPhone/iPod Touch; Free for iPad) Adopt a dog and then care for them
(Recommended by Chloe 5 years old)
Videolicious (Free for iPad) Choose your photos and videos, record a voice over and save as a movie.






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