Endless Reader app has monsters, spelling and sentences galore

Endless Reader app has monsters, spelling and sentences galore

Have your kids played with the Endless Alphabet app yet? It’s brilliant: getting them to drag chattering letters into place in various words, before watching monsters act them out. Now it’s got a sequel that’s just as fun: Endless Reader. It’s by the same developer, although it has changed its name from Callaway Digital Arts…

Light-bot is the latest app teaching kids to code

Light-bot is the latest app teaching kids to code

There’s a growing number of apps that teach children how to program, with Light-bot the latest hoping to get kids interested in coding. Available for iOS and Android, it describes itself as a “programming puzzle game”, aiming to make learning the basics of coding fun rather than a dry experience. “Light-bot lets players gain a…

Horrible Histories Magazine comes to iPhone and iPad

Horrible Histories Magazine comes to iPhone and iPad

Our six-year-old hasn’t quite got the Horrible Histories bug yet. I’m nudging him towards it for purely selfish reasons: so I can watch lots of episodes of the marvelously gruesome children’s TV show. If your kids are already fans, here’s some good news: the official Horrible Histories magazine has just launched a digital edition for…

UK’s Office of Fair Trading releases report into children’s apps

UK’s Office of Fair Trading releases report into children’s apps

Earlier this year, the UK’s Office of Fair Trading (OFT) announced plans to investigate children’s apps and games for their use of in-app purchases, advertising, and personal data. Tonight, it has published its initial report, based on examining 38 apps and web games, and around 200 submissions from parents, developers, and other interested parties. It’s…

Hotel Transylvania film gets a BooClips iPhone app

Hotel Transylvania film gets a BooClips iPhone app

Wondering whether the animated film Hotel Transylvania will be up your children’s street? There’s an app for deciding that: Hotel Transylvania Movie BooClips. It’s a storybook app by Castle Builders based on the vampiric Sony Pictures Animation flick, with animation, music, and voice narration complementing the text. Meanwhile, 19 clips from the actual film are…

AR Flashcards Space app makes planetary objects (almost) real

AR Flashcards Space app makes planetary objects (almost) real

In March last year, we wrote about an augmented reality app for kids called AR Flashcards – Animal Alphabet, which involved printing out special markers and pointing your iPhone’s camera at them to see virtual animals. Now developer Mitchlehan Media has released a follow-up that ditches the animals in favor of something more… galactic. The…