This week in apps features My Artist's Way Toolkit, the interactive app based on the bestselling book for unlocking your inner artist's potential. Also this week is iCookbook, an app with over 2,000 recipes and voice command. Alphabet Adventure! is an interactive exploration of the alphabet including hundreds of images and sounds, and multiple narration voices speaking each letter and word. Also this week is a polar bear snow day adventure, The Snow Ball, designed for preschoolers and early readers. Finally, A Frog Thing tells the story of Frank the frog's repeated attempts to fly. Will he achieve his dreams?
Title: My Artist's Way Toolkit
Publisher: Penguin Group
Release date: January 31, 2012
Background: This app offers guidance drawn from the bestselling book on how to unlock your creativity and motivate yourself to find your inner artist.
Features: Creativity Notebook, Daily Inspirations, Affirmations, weekly Artist's Day ideas, upload notebook pages and share Daily Inspirations with others.
Publisher: Publications International
Release date: December 1, 2011
Background: Free new recipes come every month to this voice command app, which comes with over 2,000 hand selected recipes.
Features: Prepare Mode (provides enhanced display of a recipe so users may cook from a distance), save your favorite recipes, share on Facebook, printing functionality, add your own recipe, recipes feature name brands like Swanson and Hershey.
Title: Alphabet Adventure!
Publisher: Mighty Media
Release date: January 5, 2012
Background: Players experience the alphabet in a whole new way by interacting with pictures and sounds to deepen engagement.
Features: Upper and lowercase letters change with rotation, over 400 images, alphabetized words to enhance vocabulary, over 200 animal and object sounds, male and female voices speaking each letter and word.
Title: The Snow Ball
Publisher: David Steinberg
Release date: February 1, 2012
Background: Fun-loving polar bears celebrate a snow day: based on the picture book, the interactive story and game is designed for preschoolers and early readers.
Features: Read to me or read by myself options.
Title: A Frog Thing
Publisher: Oceanhouse Media
Release date: February 8, 2012
Background: Frank wasn't satisfied doing ordinary frog things; he wanted to fly and he was determined to find a way. But while the other frogs laughed at his unsuccessful attempts, Frank kept on flapping. He jumped and ran and leapt and dove... right into a friendly mother bird and her baby. Can the bird family help Frank accomplish his dreams?
Features: Professional narration, background audio, enlarged artwork, individual words highlighted as the story is read. Read to me, read it myself, and auto play modes.