App Based on the TV Show Countdown
also known as Letters and Numbers
In short this is a challenging and fun word and numbers game. There are several different features. Firstly using given letters make the longest word you can. Next calculate a target number with given numbers using operators and brackets. Finally there are combination games with conundrums and anagrams. If you like to be competitive you can play against other people and find yourself on a leaderboard. Download thr app for free to try it.
App Homework Solution for Busy Mums
Probably you have had trouble finding time to revise your child’s weekly spelling lists and times tables. So this is the app for you. To start with try out this app for free to see how useful it is. As well as being more organised your child will be getting ahead of the others. With this app parents can enter the homework spelling list weekly, with context sentences. Interestingly I find humorous sentences work best for parent and child. Give the ipad/iphone/ipod to the child in the car or while cooking dinner. Naturally you can check on the child’s progress after each session.
App Calculator for Cattle Auctions
Specifically this app is a calculation tool for use at livestock auctions. A local cattle farmer asked me to do it to help make decisions more quickly at cattle auctions. The app will quickly calculate the price per kilo or lb. of livestock lots. Incorporating a number wheel to keep up with the auctioneer’s call, the price per kilo is displayed. This depends on the estimated weight of a beast with a 10% leeway. As this auction calculating tool also keeps track of purchases along the way, you know how much you are spending. This app makes auction calculations easy and fast giving you the advantage at any livestock auction.
Australian App – Learn to Read Activity and Storybook
An app which is a learning to read story book with activities on each page. There are word searches, crosswords, dot-to-dot, colouring, mazes, geography and word jumbles. Consequently this encourages learning and literacy. It concentrates on Australian animals and flora. Beautifully illustrated, the story can be read to the child whilst words are highlighted or the child can get help with words or just read themselves.
Magic Squares, Magic Triangle, Magic Hexagon
The TriHex app is a unique and extremely challenging puzzle based on magic squares and magic hexagons. Furthermore there are 4 levels from fairly simple to the almost impossible hexagon level. Although this level has over 50 million solutions, it is surprising how hard it is to find just one!
Silly and Addictive Game App
A retro style game which is extremely addictive. The aim is to try to keep the balls alive as long as possible. Above all try to last 30 seconds on each level. Then you unlock the next one. Strategy is involved by allowing each ball to be paused for a period of time. Each level gets harder and your reflexes and reaction times are tested to the extreme. Hard to put down!
Start your Child on the iPAD Young!
Uniquely Australian App for babies and toddlers
Australian Matching Game is an app for very young children just starting on the Ipad. It is a uniquely Australian Memory game with Australian flora, fauna and places. The child clicks on a tile with an Australian flag and it turns over to show plant, animal or place. Young Australian voices say the name of the object. My daughter was three when she helped us with the sounds for this. The child turns over other tiles until he can find a matching pair. A kookaburra laughs when there is a correct result. There are three level of difficulty starting with only eight tiles. The game helps to develop a young child’s memory skills and teaches about the Australian environment at the same time.
How to get your child spelling early
Importantly First Spelling Words introduces young children from 3 to 5 years to English language skills. Encouragingly children are shown pictures of familiar objects. Then the word is spelt for them so they begin to understand phonics and letter sounds. They start with three letter words and progress to four and five letter words and can move on to start spelling themselves. A Certificate is generated if they spell all words on one section correctly. Help your child learn the language.