Kids Build and Drive Their Own Race Cars in Dr. Panda Racers

Kids Build and Drive Their Own Race Cars in Dr. Panda Racers

From candymaker to teacher, Dr. Panda has had a long and diverse career. And now, he’s back as an aspiring racer in Dr. Panda Racers. In this brand new app, kids create the car of their dreams and race against their favorite Dr. Panda characters. They also get to design their own race tracks, perform exciting stunts, and collect new parts for their cars.

Ready, Set, Race

To begin, you select a racer you want to play with. There are six characters in all, most of which should be familiar to longtime Dr. Panda apps. I love playing as Dr. Panda, but you can also choose Toto the tortoise, Meimei the cat, Ziggy the pig, Tao the dog, or the new, worm-like character.

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Musical Game Melody Jams Turns Kids into Rock Stars

Musical Game Melody Jams Turns Kids into Rock Stars

Kids love music, and musical apps have always been a staple in our collection. The latest to attract our attention is Melody Jams, in which kids mix and match characters in a band to create their own songs.

Pick Your Instrument

In Melody Jams, kids assemble a garage band from a dozen of kooky, instrument-playing monsters. The band can have up to five members, and kids can mix and match monsters to achieve different sounds. For example, they can swap guitar for the drums, violin for vocals, or tambourine for xylophone.

Kids can also arrange each member’s position on stage to get different beats and animations. Generally, members that are placed on the star platforms will rock notes in a higher key. On the contrary, members placed on the ground will play in a lower key. What’s nice is that kids can switch the positions anytime and instantly hear the change in the music.

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Nampa Tivoli App Offers Carnival Games for Kids

Nampa Tivoli App Offers Carnival Games for Kids

A day at the amusement park is always exciting because there’s lots to see and do. For kids who still have a way to go before summer vacation, developer Nampa Studio brings the joy of visiting an amusement park through their latest app, Nampa Tivoli.

The app takes kids on a trip to a virtual amusement park filled with fun activities and surprises. There are six mini games to try, all accessible to ages five and under who the app is aimed for. From decorating roller coaster carts to running a snack stand, there’s lots to keep little fingers busy. There’s also a disco wheel that you can spin to play music and shoot fireworks.

To play, you select a game icon from the main screen. Note that there’s no in-game text or speech, which means you don’t need to read or speak English to be able to play. Each game has been designed to be as intuitive as possible but if you’re still unsure, a handy tooltip will show you where to tap or drag.

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Interactive Story Manuel's Socks Teaches Self-Esteem to Children

Interactive Story Manuel's Socks Teaches Self-Esteem to Children

Every child is unique in their own ways, but peer pressure can keep them from feeling comfortable in their own skin. As grown-ups, it’s our job to help kids accept who they are and build healthy self-esteem. One way to do this is through children’s books that promote self-concept and self-esteem.

Manuel’s Socks is an example of such books. It tells the story of a friendly okapi who goes on an adventure to find his lost socks, but instead discovers more about himself along the way.

Are You a Zebra or a Horse?

Manuel the okapi has always been embarrassed by his hooves because they are different. That’s why he wears his brown socks all the time even though he lives in a hot prairie. One day, upon waking up, he realizes that his socks have gone missing and goes out to find them. But on his journey, he finds something else that he’s been missing: the idea that it’s okay to be different after all.

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Kids Learn About Shapes and Colors By Solving Tangram Puzzles in Shapes Builder

Kids Learn About Shapes and Colors By Solving Tangram Puzzles in Shapes Builder

Shapes and colors are foundational concepts that kids need to learn early on before moving on to learn other skills such as reading, writing, and math. There are many fun ways to teach kids to about these two concepts, but today we’d like to introduce you to Shapes Builder.

It’s an educational game created by PlayToddlers, in which kids solve tangram puzzles using geometric pieces of different sizes and colors. Upon completion, each puzzle can be transformed into a 3D model by tracing a figure with a magic wand. There are 36 designs in all, ranging from pirates to pyramids, that are grouped into 6 categories.

Solve the Shapes Puzzles

Shapes Builder has a marine theme throughout. For example, the categories are represented by islands that you visit on a boat. Each island has 6 puzzles, but you won’t know which puzzles you’ll get until you select them. In that sense, the app has plenty of surprises for the inquisitive player.

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