Allow your child to run their own salon with Toca Boca’s entertainment app, Toca Hair Salon. We also have a strategy game where you get to unleash zombies on your foes by matching tiles, and a ringtone and alert tone creation app.

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iPhone:

Shape It * Connect & Make ($0.99 → Free, 19.4 MB): Quickly connect colorful characters by drawing lines all over the screen in this matching game. Characters of the same color can be connected by drawing horizontal — never vertical — lines from each one, which will remove them from the board. Lines can’t cross over a character of a different color or run into a buzz saw, either. You can gain bonus points by connecting multiple characters together and creating specific shapes. The game includes two modes, and achievements and leaderboards via Game Center.

Shape It * Connect & Make is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 262 ratings.

Ringtonium Pro – Professional Ringtone Designer ($0.99 → Free, 15.2 MB): Create custom ringtones or alert tones with this music app. You’re able to import any non-DRM audio file from your library or just record something new. You can then edit your selection by dragging the sliders at the top of the screen. Ringtonium Pro also features an accurate scrubbing wheel that allows you to edit down to .01 seconds. You can also add sound effects to your new creation before exporting it.

Ringtonium Pro – Professional Ringtone Designer is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 615 ratings.

Polatax ($2.99 → Free, 13.0 MB): Polatax allows you to turn your favorite photos into captioned Polaroid-like images. You’re able to take a new photo in-app or import one from your library. You can then move and scale your photo before slapping it on top of one of 24 different paper styles. Photos can be captioned with custom text, and you can choose from a variety of font, size, color, and alignment options. The app also includes a bunch of filters to choose from, the ability to edit photos, and the ability to share photos via Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and email.

Polatax is available for free for a limited time. It has a 5-star rating with a total of 18 ratings.

Universal:

Kunundrum ($0.99 → Free, 15.2 MB): This challenging puzzle game requires you to get each colored orb into its respective goal in as few moves as possible. Orbs can be moved with a flick of your finger, but keep in mind they will continue to move until they run into a wall. The game includes 180 levels, and achievements and leaderboards via Game Center.

Kunundrum is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 196 ratings.

Face Switch ($0.99 → Free, 21.9 MB): This photography app allows you to blend, morph, and mash together any two faces in seconds. You’re able to snap new photos from within the app, import photos from your library, or use any of the 16 included photos. Face Switch provides you with full control over the face blending process by allowing you to paint in regions with your finger. It also includes a handful of tools to fine tune your work, a community gallery, and the ability to share your photos via Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Flickr, or email.

Face Switch is available for free for a limited time. It has a 3.5-star rating with a total of 108 ratings.

Toca Hair Salon ($1.99 → Free, 14.1 MB): This highly interactive and rather amusing entertainment app allows your child to run their own Toca Hair Salon. They can choose from six adorable characters and give them brand new hairdos. As your child shampoos, combs, cuts, and colors hair, the character will react with funny faces and sounds. The app includes a wide variety of trimming and styling tools, 12 hair colors, eight accessories to add, and the ability to take snapshots of their unique creations.

Toca Hair Salon is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 5966 ratings.

Jump and Fly ($0.99 → Free, 19.0 MB): Jump and Fly to new heights in this endless climbing game. You’re able to control your character’s left and right movements by tilting your iDevice. Try to avoid monsters while jumping on special platforms to get a boost. You can also gather wings for your character, which will allow him to fly temporarily. The game includes a variety of environments with randomly generated platforms, and achievements and leaderboards via Game Center.

Jump and Fly is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 761 ratings.

iPad:

Shape It HD * Connect & Make ($1.99 → Free, 13.7 MB): Quickly connect colorful characters by drawing lines all over the screen in this matching game. Characters of the same color can be connected by drawing horizontal — never vertical — lines from each one, which will remove them from the board. Lines can’t cross over a character of a different color or run into a buzz saw, either. You can gain bonus points by connecting multiple characters together and creating specific shapes. The game includes two modes, and achievements and leaderboards via Game Center.

Shape It HD * Connect & Make is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 629 ratings.

Corpse Craft ($0.99 → Free, 25.3 MB): A real-time strategy/puzzle game set in an Edward Gorey-inspired world. The object of the game is to remove sets of tiles from the board in order to build up your powers and unleash zombies upon your unsuspecting foes. You must try to remove tiles in groups of three or more, otherwise you will be docked points. Take down your opponent’s base before they do the same to you to win each round. The game includes story and survival modes, local multiplayer, loads of different zombies to unleash, and achievements via Game Center.

Corpse Craft is available for free today only (10/18). It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 538 ratings.

Coloroodle: Halloween ($0.99 → Free, 18.7 MB): The perfect Halloween treat for your children. This interactive coloring book includes 12 adorable yet spooky scenes to color in. Your child can choose from 24 different crayon colors and four crayon sizes. It also includes an eraser in case they make a mistake, the ability to save or share their work via Facebook, and Halloween-inspired music and sound effects.

Coloroodle: Halloween is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 8 ratings.

Stop Math ($3.99 → Free, 45.2 MB): This interactive storybook allows your child to tag along with Sparks and his robot dog as they travel back in time to try to stop math from ever being invented. Your child will be introduced to concepts like Arabic numbers, Roman numerals, relativity theory, and gravitational attraction via interactive diagrams. They will also get to perform basic math to help progress the story. The app includes 35 colorful and interactive pages, audio narration, and a storyline and artwork by bestselling illustrator, Jeff Weigel.

Stop Math is available for free today only (10/18). It has a 5-star rating with a total of 12 ratings.

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