Monday, July 30, 2012

Touch Talking Giveaway


All children need to learn language to communicate, and teaching them can seem difficult. With an easy to navigate menu and intuitively simple controls, Touch Talking is the app for your child to learn basic nouns of the English language.


Touch Talking is an app designed for young toddlers as a speech learning assistant, displaying pictures of common objects. When the child taps on this picture, the name of the object plays. double tap on any image on the home page, and it opens up the category.

Double Tap to Open Categories

This app was concieved from the idea of PECS; instead of having to carry a book with PECS cards around, this app enables you to have them in your hand on your iPad, iPhone or iPod whenever you need them.
The aim of this app is to assist autistic and special needs children in communication. The simple design and many options for display are meant to cater to any autistic child's needs.

choose either a male or female voice 
Display a cartoon image, or a real picture of the item.

You can purchase Touch Talking for $2.99 at the iTunes Store!


We have 3 copies of this fun and exciting app up for grabs,
Thanks to the Pufferfish Software .
You can enter via the Rafflecopter below , Good Luck! 

Please remember , The first two options on the Rafflecopter are mandatory.
These unlock more options for you to collect more points for a better chance to win!.

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Reviewed by Natalie DeAngelis..

Are Squirrels Smart, or What? My Reader! Story to Go

Are Squirrels Smart, or What? My Reader! Story to Go! is a new app for the iPhone/iPod Touch based on the popular Are Squirrels Smart, or What? from the My Word! Reader series for the iPad.

Developed by Wrinkled Pants Software, Ltd., this new version of the app accommodates reading "on the go" -- and can be used while traveling as well as at home and in school. The very entertaining and fact-based story makes use of the touch screen to promote reading independence, and improve literacy skills. It is appropriate for beginning readers, as well as for older children who need practice in literacy skill development.

"Are Squirrels Smart, or What? My Reader! Story to Go! empowers students to become independent readers, and is an essential tool for improving literacy." Selma Wassermann, CEO of Wrinkled Pants and Professor Emerita, Simon Fraser University.

Are Squirrels Smart, or What? My Reader! Story to Go! is the first application in the My Reader! Story to Go! series. Additional titles will be released shortly.

Pricing and Availability:
Are Squirrels Smart, or What? My Reader! Story to Go!App is available for $1.99 on the App Store for the iPhone and iPod touch 


We have copies of this fun and exciting app up for grabs, Thanks to the Wrinkled Pants team .You can enter via the Rafflecopter below , Good Luck! 
Please remember , The first two options on the Rafflecopter are mandatory.
These unlock more options for you to collect more points for a better chance to win!.

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Reviewed by Natalie DeAngelis

Friday, July 27, 2012

Madagascar 3 Movie Storybook Deluxe !!!

We are very excited to announce this much anticipated app Madagascar 3 Movie Storybook Deluxe. iStoryTime have continually supported iHelp SN Kids by donating codes  and iTunes cards to our cause for our members . We can not thank Greg and the iStoryTime team enough, They have been awesome!.

iStoryTime today released the Madagascar 3 Movie Storybook Deluxe interactive app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Packed with fans’ favorite Zoosters, the app is the perfect way to check out the action along with the movie debut. It also gives parents a wholesome way for kids to relive the action in storybook form.

Following the original plot of the movie, the Madagascar 3 Movie Storybook Deluxe app revs up the storytime experience with the “Afrosize Yourself” bonus feature that allows fans to utilize the face tracking features of iOS 5 to make themselves look like one of the new circus crew members in real time. Afrosize Yourself works with the back facing camera to capture their parents or their friends as well as front facing camera to take photos of themselves.

 Fans can also take to the air and test out their balancing skills with the new “Tight Rope” activity where they get to use the accelerometer capabilities of iPhone, iPad and iPod touch to walk from one side to the other without falling.

More than just a digital book, every page is enhanced with character audio from the movie and visual effects. Kids will love turning the lights off on Inspector Dubois and hearing Marty the Zebra scream with laughter.


Featuring Auto Play, Read To Me, and Read To Myself narration options, the Madagascar 3 Storybook Deluxe app follows Alex the lion, Marty the zebra, Gloria the hippo and Melman the giraffe while they are still fighting to get home to their beloved Big Apple and of course, King Julien, Maurice and the Penguins are all along for the comedic adventure. Their journey takes them through Europe where they find the perfect cover: a traveling circus, which they reinvent - Madagascar style.

      About iStoryTime

iStoryTime - an interactive storytelling experience delivered to the convenience of your mobile device - features a series of illustrated and narrated books created by parents for kids.  They have continually supported iHelp SN Kids Donating codes , and iTunes card to our cause iStoryTime books have been highlighted in the New York Times, LA Times, CBS Early Show,, CNET and is decorated with PTPA Media’s Parent Tested Parent Approved Seal of Approval and the Children's Technology Review's Editor's Choice Award. With over 100 titles to choose from including favorites such as Penguins of Madagascar, Shrek, How to Train Your Dragon, Peter Pan and Binky the Pink Elephant, iStoryTime books are an excellent tool for both educating and entertaining children ages two years and up. Our storybooks can be enjoyed in several different modes ranging from automatic to manual, depending upon the development and preferences of the user. 

For additional information, visit : iStoryTime
While you are there don't forget to check out the Library of  iStoryTime Books (sold seperately)

Pricing and Availability:
The Madagascar 3 Storybook Deluxe App is available for $4.99 on the App Store for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch 


Reviewed by Natalie DeAngelis

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Puzzle School series by Anlock Apps JUST LAUNCHED!

Anlock Apps' previously awesome app "Puzzle Race" has been re-launched as the "Puzzle School". 

The whole content has been rearranged according to age, not theme (as it used to be) into a new full line-up of applications.  It makes perfect sense to me why they now make age/developmental level-appropriate apps as opposed to one huge app for all ages.  You get exactly what you need for your child's individual level this way!  
Anlock Apps have done what I believe more developers should do and incorporated user feedback to improve their apps.

We all love Facebook, and a simple 'Like' to a developers page to keep up-to-date with what they are doing is important (for you & them), So y
ou can click right >> HERE << to find Anlock Apps on Facebook!  Tell them that the lovely ladies over at iHelp SN Kids sent you xx

 Anlock Apps have re-launched to help YOUR kids specifically with their fine motor skills, problem solving  and object identification development whilst they don't even know it because they are having too much fun :)

Before I proceed, I must say that the multi-player feature in apps such as these Puzzle School games are an instant winner in my house of 3+ ASD kids as it is SO important for them to engage with others.  This feature alone is enough to entice me to purchase this series.

Here we go!

Anlock Apps Lite version includes a sample of one puzzle per stage  (I love it when dev's include a Lite version to check out before paying $ for the full versions!)

2.       Puzzle School Stage 1: Kids 2+ ($2.99)

 "Stage 1" includes 103 picture perfect shapes puzzles 2 to 7 pieces for ages 2+,

 "Stage 2" includes 103 picture perfect frame puzzles 8 to 24 pieces for ages 4+,

4.       Puzzle School Stage 3: Kids 6+ ($2.99) 

"Stage 3" includes 100 picture perfect frame puzzles 35 and 45 pieces for ages 6+


The be-all and end-all of puzzle apps! Check it out :)

We have a heap of codes to drop, so watch for them on our Facebook page! 

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

A Jazzy Day - Music Education Book for Kids Giveaway

Does your child know what a tenor saxophone looks like? or what a guitar sounds like? Offer your kids a brand new musical learning experience by The Melody Book.
Join the two cute kittens as they visit the Jazz Big Band and meet the animal musicians
Enjoy the music and animation.Play the featured interactive audio and visual games "Find The Instrument" or "Which Instrument Sounds Like This?" and put your knowledge to the test! .
A Jazzy Day is easy to use! Kids simply tap on the instruments to hear the sounds.
Created by professional music educators - designed for kids of all ages

Special Features:

Interactive pages - touch the animals or instruments and listen.
Original Jazz Big Band music (recorded live).
Audio recordings of real acoustic instruments from professional musicians.
Your child will learn to recognize the sight and sound of a saxophone, trumpet, trombone, bass,  vibraphone and more.
Animated Big Band arrangement demonstrating the use of the different instruments and sections.
Vivid and colorful illustrations that every kid will love.
Read to Me - reads and plays the story automatically.
Read it Myself - allows you to read the story at your own pace.
Games : "Find the instrument" and "Which instrument sounds like this".
Take a picture with the musical kittens and share your photo!
Very easy and simple to use - especially designed for little fingers.

This app will teach and inspire your child to start playing a music instrument.
Fun for children, and parents will enjoy watching their kids learn!
The music instruments featured in the book are:
Bass ,Drums ,Guitar ,Piano ,Vibraphone ,Trumpet ,Trombone ,Alto Saxophone ,Baritone Saxophone ,Tenor Saxophone ,Flute ,Clarinet ,Conductor’s role.

iTunes Link :A Jazzy Day - Music Education Book for Kids Value $4.99 USD!

We have copies of this fun and exciting app up for grabs, Thanks to  The Melody Book Team .You can enter via the Rafflecopter below , Good Luck! 
Please remember , The first two options on the Rafflecopter are mandatory.
These unlock more options for you to collect more points for a better chance to win!.

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Reviewed by Natalie DeAngelis

Monday, July 23, 2012

Social Stories By Pufferfish Software Giveaway


Social Stories is an ABA app designed to help special needs children and young adults understand social situations and give them tools to respond correctly to their environment, in their environment. Social Stories is designed to be easy to use and easy to understand.

Social Stories is an app for teaching children or young adults with learning challenges or special needs. A photo is paired with a line of text to show the child, to help visualize what they need to do or understand on each page. To create one of these ‘stories,’ tap the add button in the upper right hand corner and create a new story. Stories can be one or multiple pages.

Social Stories is loaded on an iPhone. The special needs teenage girl is getting ready to leave the house, and her normal therapist isn't there to walk her through her routine. Luckily, one is already loaded onto her iPhone. She can read the story like a book, and it will guide her through what she needs to do.


Customizable Text, and Pictures 
Multi-Page stories 
Clearly labeled page arrows 
Swipe functionality 
Easy-to-Use edit screen


The picture and text is designed to give each child a visual representation of good behavior, for kids who find it easier to communicate through visuals then through speech.
For example, Social Stories comes with a default story, On A Bus.

The child would open up the bus story, and it would say "Sit calmly and quietly on the bus." This makes it easy for a child to read, see, and understand what they have to do.

Social Stories also comes with two other default stories as well. These are not meant to be full stories, but examples of what you can do with the app.

Social Stories is available for purchase for $1.99 at the iTunes store!

 iTunes LinkSocial Stories


We have 3 copies of this fun and exciting app up for grabs,
Thanks to Pufferfish Software .
You can enter via the Rafflecopter below , Good Luck! 

Please remember , The first three options on the Rafflecopter are mandatory.
These unlock more options for you to collect more points for a better chance to win!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Reviewed by Natalie DeAngelis

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Adventures Of One Sock Book Review!

About the Author:

Roy has always been a storyteller by nature.  He loves reading to his kids but mostly making up stories to entertain them as well.  It seemed only natural that he would turn that into a children’s book for his son.  Racer (aka One Sock) is 6 years old and at the age of 3 his parents Roy and Lisa were told that he had Autism.  It hasn’t always been an easy road but writing about him has made it easier for Roy as a father.  When Roy decided to turn it into a published series he let Racer pick the artist he liked best.  Racer was and has been part of the entire process since the start, and it has been a great father/son bonding experience.

Roy's first book in this series, Adventures of One Sock "The Lion"
is a fun tale about a child with Autism that gets spooked when he spots what he thinks is a lion in a neighbor’s yard while on his walk to school with his dad.
Adventures of One Sock:  My Pal Rodger, is the second in the series of books.  

About the book:
One day Daddy comes home with some good news and even better news!
All the kids are very excited to find they are going to Grandma's house for Thanksgiving, One Sock is very excited to hear about the second news, to which he discovers they have a new
Family Member Rodger. Until Rodger discovers One Sock's favorite toy Alligator, then all matter of mischief starts.

The One Sock series is a peak into how One Sock sees his world.  
This fun and very creative story, is well written by Roy and the illustrations by Natalie Sivla really bring it to life.
One Sock is a great way to show parents a world through the eyes of a child who has autism   but at the same time it is a story that any child can relate too.  These books not only highlight the highs and lows, attachments but also shows a close bonding of family,love and understanding.
  My Thoughts : I think this is a great book for any child whether it be for special needs understanding
or just a fun book to read a night to your kids.  My son loved it and had a great giggle with me when i read it too him.  He was saying "oh no" and "poor alligator " and things like "Oh no his eye" and covered his eye .  You could also use this book to kids who are not diagnosed to give them a better understanding and awareness on what it is like to have autism or any other special needs diagnosis.  
  You can purchase this book from: CreateSpace : Adventures Of One Sock Or on Amazon : Adventures Of One Sock Visit Roy and Lisa On Facebook : Adventures Of One Sock Facebook Page
Reviewed by Natalie DeAngelis

Saturday, July 21, 2012

iStoryTime $10.00 iTunes Card Giveaway (US ONLY)

iStoryTime are giving away a library of 50 Storybook apps worth over $100 of reading goodness to one lucky fan when they reach 7,000 fans! you can enter here: 50 Storybook Apps Extravaganza!   All you have to do is Like, Comment and Share ! This compeition is worldwide!

You can check out all their Book Apps here :iStorytime awesome App Books


Now to sweeten the pot !. iStorytime has graciously given iHelp SN Kids  a $10.00 itunes card to
give away to one of our Members .

You can enter via the Rafflecopter below , Good Luck! 

Please remember , The first two options on the Rafflecopter are mandatory.
These unlock more options for you to collect more points for a better chance to win!.

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Reviewed by Natalie DeAngelis

Friday, July 20, 2012

Beat the Heat - $170 worth of Apps from Small But Kinda Mighty

Below you will find HEAPS of Rafflecopter giveaways from the Small But Kinda Mighty blog totalling $170

There is more information regarding the Apps that are being given away on Small But Kinda Mighty's blog HERE

Two copies of an AAC app from Close 2 Home Apps, LLC together with a bunch of great, educational apps for kids from @Reks,Happi Papi24x7digitalLearning TouchBusy Bee StudiosLittle Learning TotsSoGaBeeLittle Bit Studio, LLCJellybean Tunes and another will be added tonight so keep checking in.

1. Bob Books #2:
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2. Pixopop:
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3. Jellybean Tunes:
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4. Go Away Big Green Monster:
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5. TeachMe 1st Grade:
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6. Happi Papi 123:
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7. Happi Papi Spells:
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8. Even Monsters Get Sick:
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9. First Songs Collection:
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10. So Much 2 Say:
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11. Abacus in Augmented Reality:
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12. First Words Feelings:
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13. The Frog King:
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14. First Sight Words Pro:
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15. Counting With The Very hungry Caterpillar:
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16. TeachMe 2nd Grade:
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17. Giggle Ghosts:
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18. Zoo Train:
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19. Bugs and Bubbles:
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20. Trucks Jigsaw Puzzles:
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21. Bug Games:
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22. Sight Words Hangman:
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$30 iTunes Gift Card - Giveaway by Super Harry & Other Tales

Super Harry & Other Tales are giving away a $30 iTunes Gift Card to one of their lucky likers! Enter via the Rafflecopter below for a chance to win.

Have you ever had a day – or a WEEK – of rotten luck? Harry can’t believe how one boy could have so much rotten luck. So he decides to do something about it…with surprising results. Super Harry’s Rotten Luck is a funny and uplifting tale about how changing your actions can change your luck!

Watch the official Super Harry trailer below & purchase it via iTunes HERE

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Reviewed by Natalie DeAngelis

Wednesday, July 18, 2012


Our Feature Member this week is 14yr old Roizy. Roizy is non-verbal as a result of having Apraxia of Speech. She also has Developmental Delay, Hypotonia, Intellectual Impairment and Encephalopathy/Epilepsy. 

Roizy's developmental level is the same as a 2yr olds. She has been on medication for her seizures since she was 2yrs old and they are administered through her gtube three times daily. She also gets admitted twice a year to the hospital for video EEG's (brain scans for seizures).

She can't express herself verbally and gets very frustrated. Having an iPad will give her have a voice and be heard.

Thing that always makes her parents smile is.. "she really gets us mad when she doesn't listen to us. But she comes over to us and says "sowy" whenever she knows she did wrong."

Please help to get Roizy her iPad by donating as little as $1 by clicking on the link below and/or sharing her story around FB. Thanks

Monday, July 16, 2012

The Champion Hare by InteractBooks LLC - Giveaway

We have 2 codes to give away for the delightful rhyming interactive story

"The Champion Hare" 

 Enter via the Rafflecopter below.

When a young hare enters the Animal Sports Competition he soon finds himself racing a cheetah and competing in the long jump against a kangaroo! It's not easy becoming a champion, but with help from a clever parrot and cheered on by a family of meerkats he eventually discovers that nothing beats a bit of perseverance.

You can hop on over to The Champion Hare's Facebook page simply by clicking HERE! or visit his webpage HERE where you will find lots of FREE teaching resources. 

Below is a video preview of The Champion Hare.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Math Martians HD - Cambridge English Online Giveaway

How fast can you solve the sums? Maths Martians is one of the most addictive addition teaching & learning iPad apps available, helping children to learn, practise and master addition while having lots of fun. With 12 beautifully-illustrated & animated levels (including +1, +2 Doubling, Doubling +1, and Mystery Numbers) this is a ‘big-screen’ app that can test, entertain and teach the whole family. It’s a great way to boost mental calculation skills. 

We’ve turned learning addition into a fun Martian bubble-popping game. Plus, it’s all against the clock. Tap through each set of twelve sums correctly and you’ll get enough energy from the cheeky Martians to help Spaceman Sam fly his rocket back to earth. If you fail to do it in time (60 seconds), he’ll be stuck on the red planet until you succeed. 

So, let our Maths Martians app give your child a head-start on their road to Maths success. Play with your child or play against them, however you play you’ll combine learning with fun. When it comes to taking the first fun steps towards successful numeracy/addition, we think it’s a hard app to beat. 

We know there are many different strategies to learning and teaching Maths, and this fun app can form one part of your approach. It is designed to be used over time; as your child’s Maths skills/knowledge improves, let them try new addition levels. 

It’s not just for kids! Test your children, learn with them, and most of all have fun, as you see how fast you can tap through the answers to the sums. Beat your own time, beat your friends’, and your family’s. Once you play, you’ll not want to stop. 

  Developed by online & mobile education specialists, Cambridge English Online Ltd, with 10 years’ experience creating fun online and mobile resources, Maths Martians has been tested and reviewed by teaching professionals and parents and aims to support National Curriculum guidelines on teaching and learning numeracy/addition. 

***** The Maths Martians iPad app series is already getting great reviews on: Kids iPhone App Review, The iPhone Mom & the iPad Fan. 


- 12 different addition-focused levels including: +1; +2; +5; +10; Bigger Numbers +1; Doubling; Doubling Bigger Numbers; Doubles +1; Bigger Numbers +5; Bigger Numbers +10, and Mystery Numbers 
- Each level has 12 sums (of varying difficulty) to test you on 
- Each level has its own help page to practise the sums you are being tested on. Support is only a click away 
- Martians give feedback when wrong answers are tapped 
- 12 correct answers and 4 distractors for each level 
- Beautifully illustrated & animated Martian/space theme to help engage & entertain 
- Kids improve their addition/maths while playing. 
- Ideal for children starting to learn addition and those more advanced-it can even test older kids and their parents 
- Boosts mental calculation/problem solving skills 
- Ideal for helping to develop fine motor skills 
- Great for in classroom teaching 
- Makes Maths fun! 


Check out the full Maths Martians app series on our developer page.

To keep up-to-date on our new app releases, and see our other apps, please visit: or visit your local App Store and search for ‘ Cambridge English Online’  

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iTunes Link Here : Cambridge English Online : Maths Martians HD: Times Tables

Reviewed by Natalie DeAngelis