Weekly Click: March 21, 2012


Featured Article Big Day for Fun Educational Apps

In a world filled with millions of apps geared towards kids, the task of knowing which apps are actually educational and appropriate for our kids is impossible! Well, all of this may be history now that Fun Educational Apps released AppStar Picks. AppStar Picks is an innovative app that provides a smart way to discover a catalogue of over 250 best apps for kids that have been thoroughly tested and reviewed.

AppsStar Picks is for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. It has been designed to help parents and educators discover some of the best media available for kids. It offers a catalogue of over 250 curated apps for kids of all ages and  can be categorized by subject. It includes books, early learning, education, games, art, creative play, entertainment and utilities.

AppsStarPicks is free at the iTunes App Store and has been created and developed by Fun Educational Apps, a review site founded by a mom to offer insightful reviews to help discover some of the best apps for kids, and AppGrade, a team of professionals dedicated to provide users with high quality apps. AppStar Picks is easy to use, bright, colorful and offers a top interface that allows parents to browse, search and set favorite apps.

The app features reviews from 4 independent review sites Fun Educational AppsDigital Storytime, Applicable2U and Teachers With Apps and is dedicated to give you the best search tool to discover apps for your kids that we judge independently as deserving a minimum of 4 stars. The initial app contains over 250 curated apps and the team will keep on adding new apps and new features on a regular basis.

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The Red Balloon Company Celebrates it's 10th Birthday! FableVision's Marketing Director and Creative Strategist, Naomi Greenfield celebrated her ten year balloon twisting anniversary (twistiversary!) with a BRAND new awesome website. Check out all her fun photos!

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Announcing the 2012 Bologna Ragazzi Digital Prize Winners and Honorable Mentions This video shows the top honors for children's apps at the Bologna Book Festival. Some of you have seen The Numberlys already, but the other two interest us even more. We love when good design and interactivity make up for very simple animation. It also makes us think -- if we took a video of someone playing our apps, would they look this fun? Would they have this much energy?

Mom as Recording Star: Can Playing Maternal Voice and Heartbeat Sounds Benefit Premies? This article about amazing work being done at Brigham and Women's Hospital using technology to help premature babies was very moving! Doctors recorded mom's voices to play in the NICUs. It really helps!

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