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Peter Pan: Disney Classics Book App for iPad and iPhone Now Available! | @DisneyDigiBooks @DisneyMobile

I have an iPad but my kids use it all the time. I’m sure that sounds familiar. I quickly realized that if my kids are going to take over my iPad, I can make sure that they are doing something educational on it.

I have math apps and reading apps for my 6-year-old daughter but little does she know that some apps like the Peter Pan: Disney Classics Book App I downloaded recently is educational, because it’s so fun!

Like most kids, my daughter has a short attention span so she gets bored with apps quickly. Not this one though. She jumps from the reading to and listening to the Peter Pan story, to coloring, to playing a memory matching game! Score for mom! Education and fun in one app!

Just like many books, this classic book app opens with a screen that says “This book belongs to ___”. My daughter loves to see her name and photo on the opening screen. She thinks that’s very cool.


Once she is in the app, she can choose to read or listen to the Peter Pan story, color pictures, play memory matching games, or do a puzzle.


She loves the puzzles. With levels from easy with 4 pieces to hard with 12 pieces she starts off easy then moves up to the highest level.


This year, Disney’s Peter Pan turns 60 years old. To celebrate, today Disney released an all-new “Diamond Edition” DVD/Blu-ray; however, fans can also experience the classic tale on mobile devices with the Peter Pan: Disney Classics book app. The iOS story takes readers to Neverland like never before. With read along activities, games and more, readers will join Peter Pan, Tinker Bell and the whole gang on a magical adventure whenever, wherever, and however they choose.

The Peter Pan interactive story features:

  • Reading modes for all ages
  • Coloring pages, interactive puzzles and memory matching games
  • Activities including a musical instrument activity similar to Peter’s

The Peter Pan: Disney Classics book app is available now for the iPhone and iPad on the App Store for $3.99.

I was provided with a code to download the app at no charge for review purposes. All opinions are my own.

Educational Preschool iPad Apps – great for road trips!

My 4 and 11 year old’s are always asking to borrow my iPad and I don’t blame them.  So, when we’re on road trips and as long as they’ll share the iPad, I’m all for it.  I know that as long as they’re playing with the iPad, they will be occupied, quiet, and maybe even learning something.  I am very selective about the games/apps I put on my iPad because I want to know that if the kids are playing with it, at least there is some educational value and it’s not just another handheld gaming toy.

Here are a few of my (and my kids) favorite iPad apps these days: 

Number Sense HD iPad App
Number Sense HD iPad App

Kandy Fish – My 4 year old loves this iPad app.  It’s education but she doesn’t think of it that way.

Dive undersea to play and learn about shapes, colors, and directions with the colorful Kandy Fish.
Watch a lively video and enjoy 4 fun learning activities in this adorable 3D animated picture book from Punflay.

Kandy Fish has been specially designed to teach your child, simple preschool concepts. With developmental milestones in mind, the app has been carefully crafted to introduce age-appropriate concepts in a fun and engaging interface.

Your preschooler will love watching the whimsical Kandy Fish teach them simple concepts. Play the video and watch the vibrant fish come alive on your iPad. Voiceover and text highlighting allow kids to follow the story easily. There’s even a lilting tune that little ones will want to listen many times over. Kids will have fun seeing the fish form a straight line, triangle, square, and a circle. Upward and downward arrows demonstrate the concept of up and down while the fish swim to the left and right teaching your child the concept of left and right. Not to miss how your child will love seeing the fish form a beautiful rainbow. What a fantastic way for kids to learn their colors!

Also included in the app are the following 4 exciting activities that stimulate learning.

Kolor Pots – This is a color match activity that lets kids drag and drop fish in their respective colored buckets.

Kandy Fun – Kandy Fun is a simple pattern recognition activity where little ones will have to figure out which fish comes next to complete the pattern.

Kandy Time – This is a great activity to develop eye-hand coordination. Kids can get a lot of practice tracing a straight line, triangle, square, circle and even directions.

Kandy Kolor- Little fingers can paint beautiful pictures using a color palette with many color choices.

What my 4 year old loves: She loves how easy these games are to play.  Like most 4 year olds she can get frustrated when something doesn’t move or act just as you would expect, but Punflay’s children’s apps are a big hit with her because there’s no doubt she can make them work.

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Number Sense HD

Another iPad app that fools the kids into learning is Number Sense

Number Sense is a popular app for kindergarteners. This first of the Mathomatix series for tiny tots comes with five fun games rolled into one app.

What my 4 year old loves:
Every game has a unique reward that your kid can add to their ‘My Stuff’ shelf and show off proudly to everyone! So grab Number Sense HD and watch your kindergartener learn-on-the-go! Oh, and watch out for the squeals of delight too!!

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Connect with Punflay:

These Punflay iPad apps can be purchased through the app store or iTunes.


Alicia Hagan, Mom Blog editor

iPad app review: What Does My Teddy Bear Do All Night?

If you’re child’s bedtime routine is anything like ours, you might enjoy switching it up a little by adding an iPad app/story to your routine.   While I enjoy reading Madelyn’s favorite stories every night it’s important to me to have some variety.  We recently added Auryn’s What Does My Teddy Bear Do All Night’ app to my four year old’s bedtime routine and it’s definitely a favorite.

There is interaction on every page/screen of  this iPad app.  Activities include stacking blocks and a memory matching game.  Madelyn found some of the activities on the pages before I did.  She clicks everywhere on the screen and finds everything possible that moves or makes a sound and runs with it.  ‘What Does My Teddy Bear Do All Night’ is narrated by a young girl who does a wonderful job.

What Does My Teddy Bear Do All Night?  iPad app

Madelyn’s favorite page of ‘What Does My Teddy Bear Do All Night?’ is the memory matching game page.  I’m pretty sure that memory matching game is different every time she completes it so she can’t play by memory which is great!

‘What Does My Teddy Bear Do All Night?’ is a great iPad app for bedtime as well as for occupying your active toddler or preschooler at a restaurant or while on road trips.

A hybrid experience that is part book, part interactive animation and includes age appropriate games, the Teddy releases are part of a new breed of storytelling experience eponymously dubbed an “Auryn” by the producer.

The “Teddy’s Night” Auryn is an enchanting story about a little girl’s curiosity regarding what her beloved teddy does when she goes to sleep. Created with proprietary animation technology by a team of feature film animation veterans, both “Teddy’s Day” and “Teddy’s Night” Auryns offer a world of wonder and imagination, where characters come to animated life and respond to playful taps and tickles. Special features for “Teddy’s Night” include: Interactive animation on every page, a customizable wall drawing, a block stacking game, a memory matching game, and more.

Auryn is a leading developer of groundbreaking and engaging storybook apps for the iPad.

Learn more about the ‘What Does My Teddy Bear Do All Night?’ iPad app and Auryn’s other iPad apps here.

View the “Teddy’s Night” promo video here

Disclosure: I received a copy of ‘What Does My Teddy Bear Do All Night?’ for review purposes. All opinions and thoughts are my own and were not influenced in any way.

Alicia Hagan, Mom Blog editor