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Intro to Colors, by Montessorium

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“A beautifully put together App that will introduce your child to the wonders of color, a4cwsn ”

With Intro to Colors, the world of colors comes alive. Inspired by the famous Montessori Color tablets, this dynamic and interactive app will guide your children through an appreciation of color, from the concrete to the abstract.

YOUR CHILD WILL LEARN

· The basic foundations of color
· Primary & Secondary Colors
· Color Shades & Gradients
· To identify, match and name colors
· To mix, paint and create colors
· To seek, find and select colors
· Fine motor skills

Intro to Colors is a universal app that will work on iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch devices. The app is optimized for iPhone 5 and retina screens. The app features these activities:

PRIMARY COLORS

Learn to identify the primary colors, in a series of guided, interactive exercises using the color tablets. Your child will drag, match and tap on red, yellow and blue.

SECONDARY COLORS

Learn to identify, select and name the secondary colors, in a number of engaging activities using the color tablets.

GRADIENTS

Learn to appreciate gradients with the color wheel and by arranging the color tablets from light-to-dark or dark-to-light.

PAINT

Unleash your creativity on this blank canvas with this painting exercise. In the Montessori classroom, we provide only three colors (red, yellow, and blue) when painting. This constraint empowers children to mix colors and create new ones. Your child will learn that the three primary colors serve as the foundation for all colors.

SEARCH

Explore these creative artist scenes in this seek-and-find activity. Your child will listen for, find, and select the correct color as a fun way to recap their understanding of color.

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Talking ABC

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“Talking ABC is a great way to introduce animals and the alphabet to your children as well as being used for Speech Therapy where the child can hear their own words or noises played back to them by 26 amazing clay characters, A4cwsn”

FEATURES:
- Exciting learning of letters from A to Z
- Unique clay art
- 2 learning modes – letters and sounds
- Funny and catchy alphabet song
- 26 amazing animation animals with talking mode
- Kid-friendly interface
- Each talking character has its individual voice
- 4 exciting and educational games
- Puzzles with animated animals
- Full Retina Display support
- No in-app purchases

Play, Learn, Have Fun! With Talking ABC!

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Time Timer (iPad)

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2013 Edison Award for Innovation Winner (Productivity Category). Time Timer for iPad is a remarkably [...]
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2013 Edison Award for Innovation Winner (Productivity Category).

Time Timer for iPad is a remarkably easy way to manage time.

The Time Timer for iPad App displays time as a red disk that quietly gets smaller as time elapses. Children as young as three understand that when the red is gone, time is up! And unlike many other visual timers, the Time Timer App has a professional look and packed feature set to help adults make every moment count. Highly recommended by experts in education, healthcare, ADHD, Autism and parenting.

Time Timer – Quick Start
In a hurry? Tap “Quick Start”, touch the number of minutes you need, and press Play! The red disk will count down to 0 and notify you when time is up (even if you’ve left the app). Tap the disk at any time to see a numerical readout of how much time is left.

Play a Timer
1. Select your Timer (up to 4 at a time).
2. Press “Play Timers.” The countdown will start instantly.

Create and Save Timers
When you create a new Time Timer, choose one of three visual modes:
1. Original 60-Minutes Mode: Just like Time Timer products, Minutes mode shows you your time as a portion of 60 minutes, make it easy to see how much time is left.
2. Custom Mode: The Custom Mode Timer can be any amount of time you need – 10 seconds, 10 minutes, 10 hours! Great for interval training.
3. Clock Mode: See what time it will be when your time is up!

Total Flexibility
+ View up to four Timers at once, or tap one Timer to bring it full-screen.
+ Edit one Timer while others keep counting down.
+ Use other apps while your Timer is running. The Time Timer app will notify you when time is up.

Awake Mode
Awake Mode ensures that your iPhone or iPod Touch will not fall asleep while you’re in the Time Timer App. To save battery life, switch Awake Mode Off. On the My Timers page, tap the Settings wheel in the upper-left corner and turn On to Off.

Make Every Moment Count!
Use the Time Timer App in:
+ Business: time your meetings, projects and presentations. Use Clock Mode to see your whole workday!
+ Education: teach a child what “five minutes” looks like. Help older students manage homework & tests without the stress of a numerical countdown.
+ Family: keep the family moving by timing housework, yard work, home work, time-outs and computer/tv time.
+ Healthcare: time your medications and workouts! Comfort a child during a medical procedure by showing how much time is left.
+ Special Needs: discover the profound impact that the Time Timer can have on ADHD, Autism, Dyslexia and diverse special needs.
+ Life: beat the clock! Motivate yourself to keep going until the red disk is gone and time is up!

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Numerosity: Play with Addition

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Numerosity: Play with Addition! has received the Teachers With Apps Certified badge*! Addition + Play [...]
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Numerosity: Play with Addition! has received the Teachers With Apps Certified badge*!

Addition + Play = Making Math Fun!

Aimed at 6 to 8 year olds this educational math game will help kids review concepts and improve their numerical skills whilst having fun!

Did you know that addition is commutative, or that if you move one number from one side of the equal sign to the other, its sign changes?

Learn Addition by playing with the numbers and discovering all these rules by yourself, at your own pace.

Create your profile to challenge your friends! Win coins, unlock all the 20 levels, try to beat your own record and win the most challenging achievements to become a master of addition!

And, at the end of the game…SURPRISE! A fabulous certificate made especially for you to send to your parents and hang on the wall!

Come and check it out! I’d love to play and learn from you!

Skruff
The Streetwise Dog

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Movable Alphabet by Mobile Montessori

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Mobile Montessori is proud to present the Movable Alphabet! The movable alphabet allows children to [...]
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Mobile Montessori is proud to present the Movable Alphabet!

The movable alphabet allows children to express themselves with words and phrases prior to mastering the skill to write with paper and pencil!

Children can phonetically sound out words, one letter at a time to build words. The app includes over 40 images of simple words, along with audio pronunciations and instructions, for children to practice with. Additional word sets are available via InApp Purchase!

One unique feature in this app, are the buttons in the box above each letter. Children can touch the buttons to hear the sound of the letters, giving them the ability to, “search” for the sound they are thinking of to build their word!

You will appreciate the simple format without distractions and gimmicks! This app was developed and approved by a Montessori teacher with over 40 years experience teaching children.

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Number Sequencing: What Comes Before, After & In Between.

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“A simple, easy to use App that will introduce children to the concept of sequencing with numbers, A4cwsn”

Help children master the concept of number sequencing with this app! After completing the Hundred Board children often need to practice random sequencing of numbers from 1-100.

With this app children can practice:

What comes Before?

What comes After?

What comes in Between?

Each activity allows children to fill in the columns of numbers in any order they choose. Just touch a blue square in one of the columns and then find the appropriate number in the tray to complete the sequence.

Simple activities like this help solidify basic mathematical concepts, such as sequencing, required for all future studies in math!

This activity is a time-tested, teaching tool used in many Montessori classrooms around the world. The app itself was co-developed and approved by an AMI certified Montessori teacher with over forty years experience. Use this app as a complement to your child’s classroom education and as a follow-up to the other Montessori applications in the app store. Your child will enjoy this challenging and fun activity!

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iSort Words

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“Engaging, challenging and a truly brilliant educational word App that will keep children learning as [...]
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“Engaging, challenging and a truly brilliant educational word App that will keep children learning as they play, A4cwsn”

iSort Words is the exciting new game that helps early learners jumpstart their understanding of how words are formed.

Children who play iSort Words will have fun with the delightful interface while learning how the beginnings and ending parts of words combine to form whole words!

• KIDS will love playing Push Sort, Swipe Sort and Open Sort, the fun-filled games that allow them to sort words based on word endings.

• PARENTS will love that their children are learning the building blocks of word formation while having fun.

• TEACHERS will love that, with iSort Words, they have the perfect pedagogical tool for grapheme/onset-rime instruction.

This wonderful app was made via an exciting partnership between professional teacher and educator Jason Hanrahan of Illinois, and Dactyl Studios, the creators of the internationally-acclaimed times tables app ‘MultiFlow’.

Try iSort Words today and start having fun with words!

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MarcoPolo: Ocean

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Children’s Technology Review – 2014 Editor’s Choice Award Make dolphins jump. Build a coral reef. [...]
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Children’s Technology Review – 2014 Editor’s Choice Award

Make dolphins jump. Build a coral reef. Explore the deep sea. Create your own aquarium. These are just some of the fun things you can do with MarcoPolo Ocean, a “digital sandbox” for kids to play in that sparks their interest in the most unexplored part of our planet – the ocean.

Build and Explore
Five build-and-play activities bring the language and the images of the ocean to life. Ocean is playfully narrated and animated to reinforce vocabulary, physical attributes and ocean concepts.



*Coral Reef
*Marine Mammals
*Fish
*Boat
*Submersible

Free Play Exploration
The open ocean is a personal aquarium your child can explore however he or she chooses!

*Explore from the shoreline all the way down to the sea floor
*Steer your submersible and boat through ocean waters
*Add marine animals and fish to the ocean and interact with more than 30 different species
*Investigate by tapping, dragging and swiping where the animals live in the ocean to see their natural behaviors and how they interact with other animals

Through self-directed discovery, we expose kids to early skills in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), focusing on the following concepts:

*The wide variety of animal species that live in the shallow and deep parts of the ocean
*Ocean landscape
*Construction and characteristics of a boat (shipping vessel) and submersible
*Characteristics of fish and marine mammals
*Topic-specific vocabulary exposure and acquisition

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The Lonely Beast 123

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Count your way around The Lonely Beast’s house! Every day, the Beast counts everything in [...]
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Count your way around The Lonely Beast’s house!

Every day, the Beast counts everything in his house, from rubber duckies to delicious cakes and shooting stars. Join him as he waters his garden, reads books, cooks eggs and more. It’s a great way to help little beasts learn about the magic of numbers, all the way from 1 to 12.

Features:
- Voiceover by the author of The Lonely Beast
- Meet Beasts From around the world
- Fully-interactive scenes with lots for little hands to play with
- Realtime HD egg-frying simulator
- Optimised for retina displays
- Builds sheep-counting skills
- Universal app: buy once and use across all your devices

The Beast’s Lifetime Guarantee:
- No in-app purchases
- No third-party advertising
- No social media
- No Beasts were harmed during the making of this app

The Lonely Beast 123 is a new number adventure made by Chris, James and Simon, creators of The Lonely Beast ABC. The Beast’s hands are too big and hairy to use pencils, so they help with drawing and colouring in from a small shed at the end of the garden. Their first app, The Lonely Beast ABC, featured in an iPad TV commercial, was winner of the Editor’s Choice Award from Children’s Tech Review, and a finalist for the Bologna Ragazzi Digital Award at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair.

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Dinosaurs: A Montessori Approach to Paleontology HD

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A Montessori Approach to learning about prehistoric animals. Lessons In Lesson #1 learn about 18 [...]
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A Montessori Approach to learning about prehistoric animals.

Lessons
In Lesson #1 learn about 18 different Dinosaurs including Tyrannosaurus, Velociraptor and Stegosaurus. Explore each dinosaur learning about their name meaning, pronunciation, size, food, fossil locations and other basic information.

Next in Lesson #2 learn about different parts of dinosaurs with an interactive teaching method.
Touch a dinosaur part in the photo-strip to change the featured dinosaur part on the page. Touch the speaker button to hear the correct pronunciation of the dinosaur part and touch the location button to see the dinosaur part highlighted on the diagram!

Activity Set 1
In Activity Level #1 & #2 assemble the dinosaur puzzles with pieces that are based on popular physical Montessori materials:

In the first dinosaur puzzle lesson, children have to look for the dinosaur puzzle piece that is blinking on the diagram. When they touch the correct piece it will move into position on the diagram and the name of the part can be heard aloud.

In the second dinosaur puzzle lesson, children have to look for the dinosaur puzzle piece that corresponds to the name shown at the top. For children who cannot read, the plant part name at the top can be touched to hear the name aloud for them to know which one to look for.

Also included is a sorting activity to identify different examples of dinosaurs.

This Montessori application was co-developed and approved by an AMI certified, Montessori teacher with over forty years experience educating children!

We sincerely thank you for your support of our Montessori applications and hope you enjoy this one!

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