Mother of Confusion: Two great apps for preschoolers

Genevieve Hinson

Awesome, a PBS preschooler app for the Droid! For those geeky smartphone users with kids, PBS has launched Super Why, their first app for the Android. No need to panic iPhone users, the app was made available for your platform last year.

The Super Why app helps kids achieve the power to read with four interactive literacy games plus a virtual sticker book. Children, or bored parents wishing the doctor’s wait list was shorter, can play along with each of the four main characters of the show (Alpha Pig, Princess Presto, Wonder Red, and, Super Why) while practicing their alphabet, rhyming, spelling, writing and reading.

The app is available for $2.99 in the new Amazon Appstore for Android. (www.amazon.com/PBS-KIDS-SUPER-WHY/dp/B004XNF9KQ/)

Find other PBS Kids apps here. Fingers crossed, more of these apps will be available for Android soon. (http://pbskids.org/mobile/apps.html)

App – Disney Princess Dress-Up: My Sticker Book

Is your little one buzzing about the Royal wedding? Now, your little princess can now play dress-up with the updated Disney Princess Dress-Up: My Sticker Book app for the iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad. The updated app features new princess Tiana and seven new stories _ one for each of the princesses.

As before, children can dress Cinderella, Ariel, Beauty, Snow White, Jasmine and Belle. Parents can snap a pic and upload it to see their child become a part of the story. Characters can be saved and shared with family and friends. Included in the new release are 25 new outfits and accessories, including shoes, and more ways to mix and match.

The app is available for $3.99 from the App Store at http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/princess-dress-up-my-sticker/id405580816?mt=8#.