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123 Color Talking Coloring Book 1.3 Released

123Color's New Gallery of Drawings

Today I am pleased to announce the release of 123 Color Talking Coloring Book, version 1.3, a companion app to my top ranked math learning game for iPhone and iPod touch, KidCalc 7-in-1 Math Fun.  123 Color is a talking coloring book that teaches numbers, upper and lower case letters, shapes, and colors in English, Spanish, French and/or German as kids play.

In response to the most popular request by users, this third update to 123 Color Talking Coloring Book adds a gallery of drawings, displayed with cover-flow, just like the iPhone’s and iPod touch’s native iPod app uses to display album covers. This timely update to 123 Color also adds 10 new coloring book drawings including many for Easter, bringing the total number of drawings to 52.

123 Color has had an explosive launch:

  • 123 Color became the #1 ranked app on Apple’s Top 100 education app’s list, making 123 Color the most downloaded education app for the iPhone and iPod touch less than two weeks after its initial release
  • 123 Color has spent the past three weeks on Apple’s list of New & Noteworthy apps and Apple’s What’s Hot list of apps, where it appears currently
  • 123 Color climbed to position #18 on Apple’s Top 100 Overall list of apps
  • 123 Color climbed to position #68 on Apple’s Top 100 Grossing apps list
  • KidCalc 7-in-1 Math Fun, the top selling math learning game by the same developer as 123 Color, is also currently a top 10 education app, and was formerly the #1 ranked education app

123 Color is brought to you by the creator of KidCalc 7-in-1 Math Fun, the top selling math learning game which has been featured on Apple’s What’s Hot list and Apple’s list of Apps for Valentines Day, and which is currently being feature on Apple’s list of Apps for Kids.

123 Color not only engages and entertains children with beautiful artwork, fun sound effects, rich music and the challenge of painting now more than 50 pictures, but it also teaches language skills with the help of clear, crisp voice-overs by male and female adult native speakers of English, Spanish, German, and French. Parents can select the English, Spanish, German, or French alphabet to be displayed and spoken, and parents can opt for numbers to be spoken in up to two of the four languages included.

123Color's Main Menu

123 Color is also a powerful tool for introducing children to Spanish (or English) as a foreign language.

Pricing and Availability:
123 Color by KidCalc 1.1 is on sale now for $.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category.

KidCalc

Reviewers:
Reviewers, please email me (KidCalc [at] glinberg.com) about obtaining a review copy.

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123 Color Video Posted: Noah, 3, Playing

February 24, 2010 Leave a comment

edu.Mac.nation, speaking about 123 Color by KidCalc, “The layout and controls are easy to learn, the artwork is adorable, the audio is crisp and clear, and the little touches make 123 Color a must have application for any parent or grandparent of young children.”  (Link to the article on edu.Mac.nation.)

Watch this video of the reviewer’s 3 year old son practicing his numbers and letters with 123 Color by KidCalc, posted on edu.Mac.nation:

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Announcing the Release of 123 Color by KidCalc™

February 24, 2010 Leave a comment

123 Color is a coloring book with a unique twist – 123 Color teaches numbers, upper and lower case letters, shapes, and colors as kids play! 123 Color not only engages and entertains children with beautiful artwork, fun sound effects, rich music and a challenge to paint a picture, but it also teaches with the help of clear and crisp voice-overs in English, Spanish, or even English and Spanish together, spoken by male and female adult speakers speaking in their native language!

123 Color is brought to you by the creator of KidCalc 7-in-1 Math Fun, the top selling math learning game which has been featured on Apple’s What’s Hot list and Apple’s list of Apps for Valentines Day, and which is currently being feature on Apple’s list of Apps for Kids.

KidCalc’s developer, Steve Glinberg, has created another app that like KidCalc perfectly balances entertainment value to capture and hold kids’ attention with educational value.  123 Color excites and engages kids, it makes learning fun and easy, and it enables parents to feel great about the games their children want to play.

123 Color is a fantastic companion app to KidCalc 7-in-1 Math Fun. 123 Color is jam packed with features and teaches the following skills:

  • Number recognition by sight and sound
  • Upper and lower case letter recognition by sight and sound
  • Optionally teaches Spanish
  • Creative expression, a mode where any color can be used to fill any segment of a drawing

Additional features include:

  • Currently 32 pages of engaging and colorful drawings
  • Select 7 or 30 color pallet (7 for young children)
  • Select English, Spanish, or English & Spanish voice-overs
  • If English and Spanish are selected, you choose which language is spoken first
  • 23 sound effects
  • 17 songs included
  • Songs and sound effects can be enabled or disabled (individually or as a whole)
  • Adult male and female voice-overs speaking numbers and letters can be enabled or disabled
  • Save pictures to camera roll
  • Email pictures to friends and family

Songs include:

  • Clementine
  • London Bridges
  • Mary Had A Little Lamb
  • Oh Susanna
  • Three Blind Mice
  • I’ve Been Working On The Railroad
  • And many more

123 Color is also a powerful tool for introducing children to Spanish (or English) as a foreign language.

Pricing and Availability:
123 Color by KidCalc 1.1 is on sale now for $.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category.

KidCalc

Reviewers:
Reviewers, please email me (KidCalc [at] glinberg.com) about obtaining a review copy.

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KidCalc Valentines Math Fun 1.11 Released – Adding ‘Math Flash Card Challenge’ Learning Activity!

February 8, 2010 1 comment

IconAnnouncing the release of KidCalc Valentines Math Fun 1.11. The eleventh update to this popular math app adds still one more learning activity, Math Flash Cards Challenge, which challenges users to solve 10, 25, 50 or even 100 math problems. The addition of Math Flash Cards Challenge makes KidCalc now 7-apps-in-1, including counting games and flash cards, animated math operation flash cards and drills, an animated calculator, and a number tracing learning activity.

KidCalc Valentines Math Fun is currently being featured by Apple on their What’s Hot list of Apps For Valentines Day. KidCalc has been among Apple’s top 100 education apps for five straight months, and was the #1 ranked education app in October.

This Valentines Day themed version of KidCalc Math Fun includes engaging Valentines Day themed graphics, icons, and voice-overs of hearts, chocolates, diamonds, rings, and more.

Skills taught by KidCalc:
* Writing numbers
* Addition (sums 0-1000)
* Subtraction (subtractands 0-1000)
* Multiplication (products 0-1000)
* Division (dividends 0-100)
* Animatied multiplication and division lessons
* Counting 0-1000, forwards and backwards, by increments of up to 100
* Flash cards of prime, binary, and Fibonacci number sequences up to 1000

Pricing and Availability:
KidCalc 1.10 is on sale now for $.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category.

KidCalc

Reviewers:
Reviewers, please email me (KidCalc [at] glinberg.com) about obtaining a review copy.

Categories: KidCalc 1.11

KidCalc Math Fun 1.10 Released – Adding Valentines Day Theme and Number Tracing!

KidCalc Number Tracing Screen Shot

IconCreated with the help of public and private school teachers, as well as parents homeschooling their children, KidCalc teaches crucial math skills to children ages 3-9 years old.

KidCalc was the #1 ranked education app during October, and it just got better!

Announcing the release of KidCalc Math Fun 1.10, the tenth update to the popular animated math flash cards and learning activities app for iPhone and iPod touch. This new version of KidCalc Math Fun adds Valentines Day themed graphics and Number Tracing. Designed specifically to leverage the iPhone’s unique capabilities and touch interface, KidCalc is now six apps in one, including counting games and flash cards, animated math operation flash cards and drills, an animated calculator, and a new number tracing learning activity.

Skills taught in KidCalc 1.10:
* Writing numbers
* Addition (sums 0-1000)
* Subtraction (subtractands 0-1000)
* Multiplication (products 0-1000)
* Division (dividends 0-100)
* Animatied multiplication and division lessons
* Counting 0-1000, forwards and backwards, by increments of up to 100
* Flash cards of prime, binary, and Fibonacci number sequences up to 1000

Pricing and Availability:
KidCalc 1.10 is on sale now for $.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category.

KidCalc

Reviewers:
Reviewers, please email me (KidCalc [at] glinberg.com) about obtaining a review copy.

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Introducing: KidCalc Christmas Math Fun

December 18, 2009 Leave a comment

KidCalc Christmas Math Fun

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Introducing: KidCalc Kwanzaa Math Fun

December 18, 2009 Leave a comment

KidCalc Kwanzaa Math Fun

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