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Friday Finds: Favorite Apps for the Family

Apps, favorite apps for family

I am not always one to use apps, but recently have seen more of their value when it comes to educational game playing and even card-making! Here are some of my favorite finds this week:

1. Tonara: Musical fans will love Tonara, the first music-playing app that can follow musicians and automatically flip pages, has made extensive updates totheir iPad app. Tonara has also leveraged its unique technology to revolutionize the application’s recording and playback features. A marker works to designate where the recording is in the score, so users can now simply touch any location on the sheet tojump to any part of their recording for review. Tonara “Scribbles” allows users to annotate their music in multiple layers, which makes it easier to organize notes from lessons. Listening to your practice, analyzing and learning from it has never been so effective and simple.

2. Tweekaboo: We are really excited about Tweekaboo, a new app that captures, saves and shares special family memories in a private network. While I love Facebook, there is some information that is private and I don't post online. Tweekaboo is a great way to still post that type of content within a special and private network. This means that you can control everything and choose who you want to see the information and pictures. This is great for sharing pregnancy & baby moments and including information like notes, photos and videos.

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3. Jim Henson's Chatter Zoo: My two-year-old's favorite app is Jim Henson’s Chatter Zoo, a brand new iOS app from Mindshapes. With a focus on early language, the app centers on four adorable zoo babies --FRANNY the baby cheetah, BAILEY the baby elephant, PIP the baby wallaby, and LULU the baby panda. My daughter loves helping these characters take care of the animals as well as teach them skills and routines of the day. Behind all of this interaction is a curriculum that supports vocabulary acquisition and early language building. The zoobabies need the users help to learn lots of skills, but in order to do this, they must first master the most important skill of all -- how to talk! Designed for kids 24 to 42 months old, the app is a great way to connect kids to learning specific language goals such as vocabulary acquisition and early language building while caring for their new friends in the world of Jim Henson’s Chatter Zoo. 

4. Cleverbug: We are loving Cleverbug, a new app that allows you to use your favorite Facebook pictures to create personalized, cute, physical card you can send to anyone in seconds. How it works is simple - you select a friend or family member to send a birthday card or you can send a card for any occasion where you use your pictures from Facebook, your photo library, or one that you take right now. Once you create your design, you can then have it sent to friends and family members where they will receive a high quality greeting card. We love this Hallmark 2.0 concept as the perfect way for busy moms to stay thoughtful. We also love how you can take those precious memories and create something that is uniquely your own for only $2.99. Perfect for the holidays or a unique way to say thank you, the app is ideal for any moment in your life.

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