Fuzzy House is an Interactive Handmade Dollhouse for iPad

Fuzzy House is an Interactive Handmade Dollhouse for iPad

There are plenty of great apps and toys for kids out there, but rarely are the two combined to create something unique. Fuzzy House is one of those rare treats: taking inspiration from classic toys, it's an interactive playset with handcrafted graphics and characters.

Enter the Fuzzy House

In Fuzzy House, there are 6 interactive locations to explore: the entryway, living room, kitchen, upstairs hallway, bedroom, and bathroom. Each location is filled with various interactive objects that can be moved or played with. Additionally, there are 4 knitted characters who inhabit the Fuzzy House: Chip the beaver, Hopsy the rabbit, Siena the alpaca, and Wooly the lamb.

At each location, kids can add or swap out characters as they see fit. They can also give each character items to hold or interact with. If the character is given a letter or a book, for example, he or she will read it. They can also plop the character down on a chair, put them to bed, give them a bath in the tub, or dress them up in pajamas.

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Reimagine How Your Classroom Looks Like with Art Gurus

Reimagine How Your Classroom Looks Like with Art Gurus

Have you ever imagined what your old classroom would look like if you can repaint and decorate it with colorful stickers? What would you do if you can paint your friend’s bag or change the teacher’s hair color?

Turns out, you and your kids can do all sorts of things in Art Gurus. In this magical classroom, you’re allowed to reimagine things the way you like it.

Customize 10 Items Inside the Classroom

The app offers 10 items that you can customize inside the classroom. Simply swipe to the left/right to browse the classroom and find the items that look like blank canvases.

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Creative Storytelling with Imagistory: School Edition

Creative Storytelling with Imagistory: School Edition

To read a story and to imagine a story are two completely different things. I’m grateful that both my kids are able to read simple storybooks on their own. But, I was pleasantly surprised when my five-year-old Philip brought back a story he had drawn and written at school based on his own imagination.

His teacher had asked him to draw a picture and tell a story by writing three sentences in cursive. So, he drew a picture of a tent next to a big tree with him sleeping inside the tent. He wrote that one day we had gone on a camping trip on the mountains, and had seen many pine trees and slept inside a tent.

I never expected that he would be able to imagine a storyline like that because we have never been on a camping trip before. At that time, I wished there were an app that can help my kids to practice their imagination and storytelling skills. Fortunately, the team at Imagistory Publishing contacted us about their app: Imagistory: School Edition. It’s a special book app that encourages kids to create and tell stories about what’s happening in series of wordless pictures.

Imagistory: School Edition

When you start the app, you will see a gallery of images. Each image represents a story waiting to be told by you. At the time of this writing, there are six stories that you can re-imagine. Simply select the image of the story that you want to tell.

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Explore a Playful Open-Ended World in Pangoland

Visit friends, explore the scenery, and interact with various objects in PangolandVisit friends, explore the scenery, and interact with various objects in Pangoland

Ever wondered what your favorite fictional characters do in their spare time? If you happen to love Pango the blue raccoon, you can find out what his home life is like in Pangoland. A recent release by Studio Pango, Pangoland is an open-ended universe where you can explore the homes of your favorite Pango characters.

Every Day is Colorful in Pangoland

Pangoland features a linear world that begins and ends at Pango’s home. You can scroll sideways to traverse the landscape, travel to other characters’ homes, and tap on any object to interact with them.

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Duckie Deck Giggle Glass, or How to Get Your Child to Play Outside

Giggle Glass encourages kids to explore and playGiggle Glass encourages kids to explore and play

It seems that many kids are all about screens these days, be it iPad or TV. We’re not saying this is bad — after all, we’ve seen many, many useful and educational iPad apps for kids — but it would be nice if they periodically get up and play outside. Ironically enough, we think this recent app from Duckie Deck is a fantastic solution for our problem.

The app is called Duckie Deck Giggle Glass, and it’s a clever way to get kids exploring more than just the corners of their living room. Using the device’s camera (and a bunch of silly filters), it alter the things you see in interesting ways.

Through the Giggle Glass

The main screen of the app is made to look like a magnifying glass with interchangeable lens filters. These filters distort your view in various ways, much like a funhouse mirror. For example, one filter pixelates things while another shows images in reversed black and white.

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