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Today’s apps gone free: Mitzi’s World, Cursive Writing, ABC Phonics and more

Today’s apps gone free: Mitzi’s World, Cursive Writing, ABC Phonics and more

App Bargain Bin
February 6, 2015

In today’s installment of AppsGoneFree Education Edition we’re focusing on reading and writing. Your child can learn the lost art of cursive writing and work on their phonics, and then utilize their new skills by enjoying two highly interactive storybooks.

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iPhone:

Cursive Writing ($0.99 → Free, 5.5 MB): Your child can practice the lost art of cursive writing with this educational app. It’s for anyone looking to take their first step into cursive writing.

Each letter of the alphabet can be practiced separately in both lowercase and uppercase forms. The app indicates where to start each letter and how they connect via step-by-step instructions. Once your child has gotten the hang of things, they can work on sample sentences or create their own words to practice. The app includes five pen colors to choose from, guide lines, and three line thicknesses

Cursive Writing is available for free for a limited time. It has a 3.5-star rating with a total of 112 ratings.

Universal:

ABC Phonics Rhyming Words ($2.99 → Free, 26.5 MB): Children can practice phonics by finding pairs of matching words with ABC Phonics Rhyming Words. It’s ideal for young children who are just beginning to learn words.

ABC Phonics Rhyming Words is not just educational, it’s also a ton of fun for children. You’re able to select three rhyming sounds for your child to practice from the list of 30, or you can have the app randomly select them for you. Your child must then listen to the pronunciations and read the words in order to find the matching pairs. The app will keep track of all of the correct and incorrect answers. After successfully completing each round they will also receive jewels, and with enough jewels they can participate in fun mini-games.

ABC Phonics Rhyming Words is available for free for a limited time. It has a 3.5-star rating with a total of 47 ratings.

iPad:

Mitzi’s World HD ($1.99 → Free, 233.5 MB): If your child has already practiced their phonics, allow them to join Mitzi on her adventure through all four seasons as she explores the towns, farms, and the countryside of America in this seek and find storybook. It’s a fun storybook app for young readers thanks to its gaming elements.

In Mitzi’s world, everything is worth seeing. The app actually plays out like a storybook, with narration and text that’s highlighted as you move along. Each page features folk art illustrations that introduce your child to common events of various seasons. Your child will be tasked with finding various items on each page. If they get stuck, they can ask for a hint. They’re also able to zoom in on items to get a good look at the details.

Mitzi’s World HD is available for free today only (02/06). It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 5 ratings.

Power of Three ($0.99 → Free, 35.6 MB): A highly interactive educational app that takes young readers on a journey through puzzles, exercises, history references, and more. Power of Three is great for teachers and parents who are looking to inspire their children.

Power of Three focuses on a student named Johnny who is said to be lazy and reluctant when really he’s just shy. The app details his journey through an interactive story as he transforms into a leader. Each page is filled with interactions to discover, mathematical puzzles to solve, fun facts, and mini-games. The app is based on a story written by Pittsburgh, PA based Milana Bizic, who is a well known teaching figure.

Power of Three is available for free for a limited time. It has a 5-star rating with a total of 4 ratings.

That concludes today’s issue of Apps Gone Free. If you like staying on top of these daily deals, don’t forget to check out our free AppsGoneFree app. It provides all the deals each day, and even an archive of past deals that are still active.

Developers:

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  • It must have at least a three-star average rating at the time it goes free.
  • The app must not have been free numerous times (3+) over the last six months.
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Mentioned apps

Free
Cursive Writing
Cursive Writing
Jiwoo Studio
Free
ABC Phonics Rhyming Words
ABC Phonics Rhyming Words
Abitalk Incorporated
Free
Mitzi's World HD
Mitzi's World HD
Auryn Inc.
Free
Power of Three
Power of Three
Bizic Education, LLC

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