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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.

Categories: 123 Color

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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iTunes Gift Card Giveaway – Extended!

December 17, 2009 Leave a comment

IconKidCalc teaches number recognition, counting and math to pre-schoolers, kindergarteners and elementary school aged children using engaging flash cards, math puzzles and number games.

Unlike similar apps, KidCalc has animated addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division lessons embedded in its puzzles and games.

In celebration of the release of KidCalc 1.8, I will be giving away one $20 iTunes Gift Card to a lucky winner every day until Christmas once a month with no end in sight!

To Participate:

  1. Follow @KidCalc on twitter
  2. Re-tweet the following text: Celebrate 123 Color becoming the #1 edu app with me! Follow @KidCalc, RT 2 #win http://123ColorApp.com #giveaway #iphone #ipad


The Fine Print:

  • No purchase necessary to enter.
  • Repeat entries welcome.  Up to ten (10) entries per twitter user, per day, will be counted, thereby increasing your chance of winning 10-fold.  Repeat tweets must be separated by at least 30 minutes.  Multiple tweets within 30 minutes will be counted as a single entry.
  • Winners will be selected randomly through http://random.org.
  • Entries that do not follow all of the entry requirements will not be considered.
  • Open to participants in the US only, 18 years and older.
  • One winner selected each month.
  • Winner will be notified on Twitter by Twitter mention within 24 hours after being picked.
  • Winner must claim the prize within 24 hours of being notified, or another winner will be chosen.
  • I reserve the right to modify or terminate this contest without prior notice to participants (notice will be posted right here should I terminate the contest).
  • Gift card will be awarded via email, as an iTunes Store Gift Card redemption code.  To redeem this code, go to the iTunes Store, click the Redeem link on the iTunes Store’s front page, and follow the instructions presented.  A credit will be applied to your iTunes account in the amount of the gift card.
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