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Introducing a wonderful children’s app: Cabby Cat
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A musical adventure inspired by true events!! Sort of…
When a world famous cellist forgets his instrument in the trunk of a cab, mayhem ensues. The blues trio the Hound Dogs plot to “borrow” the cello for a performance at the renowned Cool Note Cafe. Cabby Cat and the cellist, Mo-Mo Ya, with the help of the NYPD, must find the cello in time for the big concert that night at Carnegie Hall.
Created by two New York dads, Douglas Harsch and Timothy Brewer, Cabby Cat is an immersive musical Picture Book App set in New York City. The sophisticated interface allows 3D zooming and rotation on many pages, character interaction and gaming elements, while offering the experience of leafing through a traditional children’s storybook. Music plays a central role in Cabby Cat & the Missing Cello, providing a virtual movie soundtrack.
Features:
– Interactive Musical Picture Book with diverse sound effects
– Educational sidebars about New York
– Elgar’s Cello Concerto & Original Jazz
– Narration with over 30 different Character Voices
– Interactive characters and activities on every page
– 3D zooming and rotation on many pages
– On/Off switches for all sounds
– 37 pages
– Works on iPad and iPhone
Check out the demo here!
For this weekend only (June 2nd and 3rd) you can download the app for FREE! (After the weekend it will revert back to $2.99) So grab the kids and have fun… write a review and comment once you are done.

Educational Apps for Kids

I don’t know about you, but every time I turn around, my iPad is filled with new apps that I didn’t download. The latest one to show up was the Hershey’s chocolate milk app where you squeeze a bottle into a glass of milk and then tap a straw to slurp out the contents. While there’s not much educational value of seeing a virtual glass of chocolate milk disappear on the screen, I was happy to find out this morning about some important apps for kids that’ll actually help them with their school work.
EM - Baseball Multiplication Facts 2.jpgFollowing the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics conference, McGraw-Hill Education announced that its lowering the price on its Everyday Math apps to give teachers and parents the opportunity to download them and offer feedback.
The Everyday Math apps offer K-6 students a quick and easy way to practice and reinforce different concepts in mathematics. The apps, which are available for the iPad, iPhone and iPod, will be free from April 13-17. You can download all of McGraw-Hill Education’s apps here.
One of the apps – Baseball Multiplication Facts (1-6) – was recently featured in the “New and Noteworthy” section of the App store.