Parents are charged with many duties to their offspring, not the least of which is teaching kids how to handle money. A child can’t even begin to make smart financial choices until she can count coins and make change. How else is your darling entrepreneur going to run that Lemondade Stand she’s always begging to set up?
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Emily is a freelance writer who loves discovering new apps whenever she can pry the iPad away from her children or husband. You can contact her via Twitter: @whatwentwrite
Whether you want to prepare for inevitable power outages or charge an iPad more sustainably, WakaWaka Power, an approved Kickstarter project, offers tablet and smart phone owners a way to keep a device charged using only the power of the sun. The project is so popular on Kickstarter that it has already hit its first stretch goal, enabling increase from 2200 mAh battery capacity to 2750 mAh capacity.
Sharpen Those Knife Skills with Kitchen Knife Skills: Essentials for the Confident Cook — iPad App Review
Does the idea of trying to chiffonade mounds of herbs or chop onions for the Christmas stuffing fill you with dread? Do you wish you knew how to gut and skin a whole fish? Did you ever wonder why some knives cost hundreds of dollars while others can be had for so much less? Kitchen Knife Skills: Essentials for the Confident Cook promises to address these questions, and many more, through its interactive and intuitive digital interface.
With holiday dinners fast approaching, the home cook is especially keen to improve her knife skills, and Open Air Publishing’s Kitchen Knife Skills serves up all the skills one needs to select, use, and care for kitchen knives. The app includes 36 video tutorials covering both the daunting (carving a turkey, prepping pineapple) and the mundane (carrots, lemons).
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Inspired by the Montessori method of hands-on learning, L’Escapadou’s Montessori Crosswords isn’t just a word puzzle game for 3 to 10-year-olds, it’s a simple, but effective, phonics learning system.
While not a brand new offering, this universal iOS app merits parents attention because it occupies the space where play and learning overlap, pleasing parents and kids alike.
TouchPress’ The Orchestra for iPad aims are encyclopedic. This new iPad-only app from the British developer covers the interments that comprise the orchestra as well as going in-depth to break down scores from well-known pieces.
Created in conjunction with London’s Philharmonia Orchestra and its principal conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen, the Orchestra directs the reader’s attention to both individual instruments as well as the symphony orchestra as a whole.
InTuition Pen/Stylus wants to be your forever stylus. Currently this attractive, sturdy iOS accessory seeks funding through Kickstarter. As the name suggests the InTuition is both stylus and pen, but since both ends of its carbon fiber and titanium barrel are refillable, the InTuition has the potential to to outlast many of its competitors — just don’t lose it!
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Though slick, modern apps predominate on the App Store, there’s always room for a revamped classic to capture an iPad fan’s attention. Two recent releases, iPoe 2 — The Interactive and Illustrated Edgar Allen Poe Collection and Sherlock Holmes for the iPad will please literary devotees and iOS fans alike.
The Jewish Museum has released a new universal iOS app just in time for Hanukkah. Focusing on the Hanukkah lamp, or menorah, this stylish and informative application includes history and instruction on lamp lighting.
Light My Fire: A Hanukkah App will be of interest to celebrants of Hanukkah who want to learn more about Hanukkah lamps or wish to light a virtual menorah this holiday season, or to anyone who is curious to learn more about the Jewish festival of lights.
Prop any iPad 2 or 3 up at practically any angle you need with Steti, a lightweight, yet sturdy iPad stand featuring a gooseneck arm and 360 degree rotation that is currently seeking funding through Kickstarter. In short, Steti holds the iPad, so you don’t have to, preventing neck and arm strain in the process.