Apps for Kids

Apps for Kids

Mark Frauenfelder

Share:
Share:
Reviews of fun apps for kids and parents
Reviews of fun apps for kids and parents
Episodes (60)
Newest to Oldest
Sort Episodes:

Apps for Kids 058: Geomet...

25 Jul 2014 | 06 mins

Apps for Kids 058: G...

25 Jul 2014 | 06 mins

Apps for Kids 057: Mega D...

20 Jun 2014 | 05 mins 05 secs

Apps for Kids 057: M...

20 Jun 2014 | 05 mins 05 secs

Apps for Kids 056

06 Jun 2014 | 06 mins 28 secs

Apps for Kids 056

06 Jun 2014 | 06 mins 28 secs

Apps for Kids 055: Badlan...

18 Jan 2014 | 10 mins 47 secs

Apps for Kids 055: B...

18 Jan 2014 | 10 mins 47 secs

Apps for Kids 054: Pascal...

17 Dec 2013 | 11 mins 42 secs

Apps for Kids 054: P...

17 Dec 2013 | 11 mins 42 secs

Apps for Kids 053: Plants...

07 Dec 2013 | 07 mins 10 secs

Apps for Kids 053: P...

07 Dec 2013 | 07 mins 10 secs

Apps for Kids 052: Edge

25 Nov 2013 | 11 mins 20 secs

Apps for Kids 052: E...

25 Nov 2013 | 11 mins 20 secs

Apps for Kids 051: Cookie...

16 Nov 2013 | 13 mins 49 secs

Apps for Kids 051: C...

16 Nov 2013 | 13 mins 49 secs

Apps for Kids 050: Dungel...

10 Nov 2013 | 10 mins 32 secs

Apps for Kids 050: D...

10 Nov 2013 | 10 mins 32 secs

Apps for Kids 049: Video ...

02 Nov 2013 | 12 mins 07 secs

Apps for Kids 049: V...

02 Nov 2013 | 12 mins 07 secs

Apps for Kids 048: Stop M...

21 Oct 2013 | 0 mins 0 secs

Apps for Kids 048: S...

21 Oct 2013 | 0 mins 0 secs

Apps for Kids 047: Light-...

14 Oct 2013 | 0 mins 0 secs

Apps for Kids 047: L...

14 Oct 2013 | 0 mins 0 secs

Apps for Kids 46: Nimble ...

30 Sep 2013 | 07 mins 03 secs

Apps for Kids 46: Ni...

30 Sep 2013 | 07 mins 03 secs

Apps for Kids 45: Bean's ...

14 Sep 2013 | 07 mins 25 secs

Apps for Kids 45: Be...

14 Sep 2013 | 07 mins 25 secs

Apps for Kids 44: Oh, Cub...

06 Sep 2013 | 10 mins

Apps for Kids 44: Oh...

06 Sep 2013 | 10 mins

 

If you're an app developer and would like to have Jane and me try one of your apps for possible review, email a redeem code to appsforkids@boingboing.net.

Jane and I love to get your emails with questions about game, gear, and tech. What's your question?

Listen to past episodes of Apps for Kids here.

"},{"@context":"https://schema.org","@type":"Article","mainEntityOfPage":{"@type":"WebPage","@id":"https://hubhopper.com/episode/apps-for-kids-052-edge-1594425642"},"headline":"Apps for Kids 052: Edge","datePublished":"2013-11-24T22:44:00.000Z","dateModified":"2013-11-24T22:44:00.000Z","image":"https://images.weserv.nl/?url=boingboing.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/appsforkids-logo-1400.jpg","author":{"@type":"Person","name":""},"publisher":{"@type":"Organization","name":"Hubhopper","logo":{"@type":"ImageObject","url":"https://files.hubhopper.com/assets/web/hh_logo_192x192.png","width":192,"height":192}},"description":"

Apps for Kids is Boing Boing's podcast about cool smartphone apps for kids and parents. My co-host is my 10-year-old daughter, Jane.

In this episode, we review Edge. It's $2.99 at the iTunes Store and Google Play.

We also present a new \"Would you rather?\" question.

"},{"@context":"https://schema.org","@type":"Article","mainEntityOfPage":{"@type":"WebPage","@id":"https://hubhopper.com/episode/apps-for-kids-051-cookie-clicker-1594425643"},"headline":"Apps for Kids 051: Cookie Clicker","datePublished":"2013-11-15T23:51:26.000Z","dateModified":"2013-11-15T23:51:26.000Z","image":"https://images.weserv.nl/?url=boingboing.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/appsforkids-logo-1400.jpg","author":{"@type":"Person","name":""},"publisher":{"@type":"Organization","name":"Hubhopper","logo":{"@type":"ImageObject","url":"https://files.hubhopper.com/assets/web/hh_logo_192x192.png","width":192,"height":192}},"description":"

\"\"

Apps for Kids is sponsored by HuluPlus. HuluPlus lets you binge on thousands of hit shows -- anytime, anywhere on your TV, PC, smart phone or tablet. Click here to support Apps for Kids and get an extended free trial of Hulu Plus.

Subscribe to Apps for Kids

Subscribe in iTunes | Download this episode | Stitcher

Apps for Kids is Boing Boing's podcast about cool smartphone apps for kids and parents. My co-host is my 10-year-old daughter, Jane.

In this episode, we review Cookie Clicker, a game that's free to play on the Web.

We also present a new \"Would you rather?\" question and Jane lists her favorite comic books.

If you're an app developer and would like to have Jane and me try one of your apps for possible review, email a redeem code to appsforkids@boingboing.net.

Jane and I love to get your emails with questions about game, gear, and tech. What's your question?

Listen to past episodes of Apps for Kids here.

To get a weekly email to notify you when a new episode of Apps for Kids is up, sign up here.

"},{"@context":"https://schema.org","@type":"Article","mainEntityOfPage":{"@type":"WebPage","@id":"https://hubhopper.com/episode/apps-for-kids-050-dungelot-1594425643"},"headline":"Apps for Kids 050: Dungelot","datePublished":"2013-11-10T02:37:54.000Z","dateModified":"2013-11-10T02:37:54.000Z","image":"https://images.weserv.nl/?url=boingboing.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/appsforkids-logo-1400.jpg","author":{"@type":"Person","name":""},"publisher":{"@type":"Organization","name":"Hubhopper","logo":{"@type":"ImageObject","url":"https://files.hubhopper.com/assets/web/hh_logo_192x192.png","width":192,"height":192}},"description":"

Apps for Kids is sponsored by HuluPlus. HuluPlus lets you binge on thousands of hit shows -- anytime, anywhere on your TV, PC, smart phone or tablet. Click here to support Apps for Kids and get an extended free trial of Hulu Plus.

Apps for Kids is Boing Boing's podcast about cool smartphone apps for kids and parents. My co-host is my 10-year-old daughter, Jane.

In this episode, we review Dungelot, a game that's a mix of Sword of Fargoal, Dungeon Raid, Minesweeper, and an advent calendar. It's .99 on iOS and Android and free to play on the Web.

We also review a new book Jane bought, called Would You Rather...? Wonderfully Weird: Over 400 Crazy Questions! We read one of the questions on the podcast and promised to set up an online poll. Here it is:

online polls

Subscribe to Apps for Kids

Subscribe in iTunes | Download this episode | Stitcher

If you're an app developer and would like to have Jane and me try one of your apps for possible review, email a redeem code to appsforkids@boingboing.net.

Jane and I love to get your emails with questions about game, gear, and tech. What's your question?

Listen to past episodes of Apps for Kids here.

To get a weekly email to notify you when a new episode of Apps for Kids is up, sign up here.

"},{"@context":"https://schema.org","@type":"Article","mainEntityOfPage":{"@type":"WebPage","@id":"https://hubhopper.com/episode/apps-for-kids-049-video-star-plus-a-free-boing-boing-monkey-minecraft-skin-1594425644"},"headline":"Apps for Kids 049: Video Star (plus a free Boing Boing monkey Minecraft skin!)","datePublished":"2013-11-01T23:54:38.000Z","dateModified":"2013-11-01T23:54:38.000Z","image":"https://images.weserv.nl/?url=boingboing.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/appsforkids-logo-1400.jpg","author":{"@type":"Person","name":""},"publisher":{"@type":"Organization","name":"Hubhopper","logo":{"@type":"ImageObject","url":"https://files.hubhopper.com/assets/web/hh_logo_192x192.png","width":192,"height":192}},"description":"

\"\"

Apps for Kids is sponsored by HuluPlus. HuluPlus lets you binge on thousands of hit shows – anytime, anywhere on your TV, PC, smart phone or tablet. Click here to support Apps for Kids and get an extended free trial of Hulu Plus.

Apps for Kids is Boing Boing's podcast about cool smartphone apps for kids and parents. My co-host is my 10-year-old daughter, Jane.

In this episode, we review Video Star, an app that lets you make your own music videos with your favorite songs. It's free in the iTunes store. We also talk about Skindex, a Minecraft skins maker, and present three Minecraft Steve replacement skins that Jane designed, including this Boing Boing monkey.

Subscribe to Apps for Kids

Subscribe in iTunes | Stitcher

If you're an app developer and would like to have Jane and me try one of your apps for possible review, email a redeem code to appsforkids@boingboing.net.

Jane and I love to get your emails with questions about game, gear, and tech. What's your question?

Listen to past episodes of Apps for Kids here.

To get a weekly email to notify you when a new episode of Apps for Kids is up, sign up here.

"},{"@context":"https://schema.org","@type":"Article","mainEntityOfPage":{"@type":"WebPage","@id":"https://hubhopper.com/episode/apps-for-kids-048-stop-motion-studio-plus-minecraft-contest-winner-1594425645"},"headline":"Apps for Kids 048: Stop Motion Studio (plus Minecraft Contest Winner)","datePublished":"2013-10-21T06:16:15.000Z","dateModified":"2013-10-21T06:16:15.000Z","image":"https://files.hubhopper.com/podcast/default.png","author":{"@type":"Person","name":""},"publisher":{"@type":"Organization","name":"Hubhopper","logo":{"@type":"ImageObject","url":"https://files.hubhopper.com/assets/web/hh_logo_192x192.png","width":192,"height":192}},"description":"


Apps for Kids is sponsored by HuluPlus. HuluPlus lets you binge on thousands of hit shows – anytime, anywhere on your TV, PC, smart phone or tablet. Click here to support Apps for Kids and get an extended free trial of Hulu Plus.

Apps for Kids is Boing Boing's podcast about cool smartphone apps for kids and parents. My co-host is my 10-year-old daughter, Jane.

In this episode, we review Stop Motion Studio, a free iPhone app that makes it easy to create your own stop-motion animated movies. We also present the winner of our Minecraft contest. The winner is 10-year-old Ruby Schweitzer, who created an entire village she calls Klenmeere Woods. See photos of her creation below. Ruby and her dad will be guests on an upcoming issue of Apps for Kids, and Ruby will get a $10 iTunes gift card.

If you're an app developer and would like to have Jane and me try one of your apps for possible review, email a redeem code to appsforkids@boingboing.net.

Jane and I love to get your emails with questions about game, gear, and tech. What's your question?

Listen to past episodes of Apps for Kids here.

To get a weekly email to notify you when a new episode of Apps for Kids is up, sign up here.

Subscribe to Apps for Kids

Subscribe in iTunes | Download this episode | Stitcher

Here's the winner of our Minecraft Contest!

My name is Ruby Schweitzer and I'm from Cary, North Carolina. I am 10 years old. I have designed a town which I call Klenmeere Woods. The photos in this email are screenshots of different interesting parts of my village.

This is what each photo is a picture of:

1: The Rainbow Bridge, a monument surrounded by a glass wall, with a door for observers.

2: The Rainbow Pyramid, another monument. It's the main statue of the town and is sort of the first thing you see when you look around.

3: A close-up of the Rainbow Pyramid. The steps were inspired by the Lincoln Memorial.

4: House number 100. This is the first house I built in Klenmeere Woods.

5: The inside of house number 100. Notice the furnace under the steps to save space.

6: The inside of house number 100. Notice the closet under the steps.

7: The inside of house 100 (view from the steps). The steps lead to the roof, where there's an outdoor bookshelf and furnace.

8: The post office. The glass roof is to add sunshine.

9: The apartment buildings. Each apartment has access to the courtyard on the roof.

10: The apartment buildings (again).

11: The waterfall in town square. (I made this by stacking two bricks and pouring a bucket of water over the top.)

12: The Town Bulletin (where everyone posts notices about sales and events.) One citizen is advertising cheap candy for Halloween!

13: The tree house. This is simply made by building a tree-shaped house and putting furniture in it.

14: The glasses. This is a monument built to look like my own red glasses. It is big enough for a Minecraft person to climb on.

15: A side view of the glasses.

16: A view of the whole town from the air. As you can see, the Rainbow Pyramid and the Rainbow Bridge are pretty dominating.

So this is Klenmeere Woods. It's not so big now, but that's because I just started.

"},{"@context":"https://schema.org","@type":"Article","mainEntityOfPage":{"@type":"WebPage","@id":"https://hubhopper.com/episode/apps-for-kids-047-light-bot-1594425645"},"headline":"Apps for Kids 047: Light-Bot","datePublished":"2013-10-14T03:36:11.000Z","dateModified":"2013-10-14T03:36:11.000Z","image":"https://files.hubhopper.com/podcast/default.png","author":{"@type":"Person","name":""},"publisher":{"@type":"Organization","name":"Hubhopper","logo":{"@type":"ImageObject","url":"https://files.hubhopper.com/assets/web/hh_logo_192x192.png","width":192,"height":192}},"description":"




Apps for Kids is sponsored by HuluPlus. HuluPlus lets you binge on thousands of hit shows – anytime, anywhere on your TV, PC, smart phone or tablet. Click here to support Apps for Kids and get an extended free trial of Hulu Plus.

Apps for Kids is Boing Boing's podcast about cool smartphone apps for kids and parents. My co-host is my 10-year-old daughter, Jane.

In this episode, we review Light-bot, a programming puzzle game that uses game mechanics rooted in programming concepts. \"Light-bot lets players gain a practical understanding of basic control-flow concepts like procedures, loops, and conditionals, just by guiding a robot with commands to light up tiles and solve levels.\" It's $1.99 in the iTunes store and $2.99 in Google Play. You can also play it for free on the web.

If you're an app developer and would like to have Jane and me try one of your apps for possible review, email a redeem code to appsforkids@boingboing.net.

Jane and I love to get your emails with questions about game, gear, and tech. What's your question?

Listen to past episodes of Apps for Kids here.

To get a weekly email to notify you when a new episode of Apps for Kids is up, sign up here.

APPS FOR KIDS: RSS |

iTunes |

Download this episode |

Stitcher

"},{"@context":"https://schema.org","@type":"Article","mainEntityOfPage":{"@type":"WebPage","@id":"https://hubhopper.com/episode/apps-for-kids-46-nimble-quest-1594425646"},"headline":"Apps for Kids 46: Nimble Quest","datePublished":"2013-09-30T00:34:12.000Z","dateModified":"2013-09-30T00:34:12.000Z","image":"https://files.hubhopper.com/podcast/default.png","author":{"@type":"Person","name":""},"publisher":{"@type":"Organization","name":"Hubhopper","logo":{"@type":"ImageObject","url":"https://files.hubhopper.com/assets/web/hh_logo_192x192.png","width":192,"height":192}},"description":"

\"\"

Apps for Kids is sponsored by HuluPlus. HuluPlus lets you binge on thousands of hit shows – anytime, anywhere on your TV, PC, smart phone or tablet. Click here to support Apps for Kids and get an extended free trial of Hulu Plus.

Apps for Kids is Boing Boing's podcast about cool smartphone apps for kids and parents. My co-host is my 10-year-old daughter, Jane.

In this episode, we review Nimble Quest. It's $2.99 in the iTunes store and free in Google Play.

Our Minecraft contest deadline has been extended to October 11 at noon PT! email us a screenshot or YouTube link of your Minecraft creation and we'll pick a winner to join us on an upcoming episode of Apps for Kids!

If you're an app developer and would like to have Jane and me try one of your apps for possible review, email a redeem code to appsforkids@boingboing.net.

Jane and I love to get your emails with questions about game, gear, and tech. What's your question?

Listen to past episodes of Apps for Kids here.

To get a weekly email to notify you when a new episode of Apps for Kids is up, sign up here.

APPS FOR KIDS: RSS | iTunes | Download this episode | Stitcher

"},{"@context":"https://schema.org","@type":"Article","mainEntityOfPage":{"@type":"WebPage","@id":"https://hubhopper.com/episode/apps-for-kids-45-beans-quest-plus-a-minecraft-contest-1594425646"},"headline":"Apps for Kids 45: Bean's Quest (Plus a Minecraft contest!)","datePublished":"2013-09-13T22:00:40.000Z","dateModified":"2013-09-13T22:00:40.000Z","image":"https://files.hubhopper.com/podcast/default.png","author":{"@type":"Person","name":""},"publisher":{"@type":"Organization","name":"Hubhopper","logo":{"@type":"ImageObject","url":"https://files.hubhopper.com/assets/web/hh_logo_192x192.png","width":192,"height":192}},"description":"

Apps for Kids is Boing Boing's podcast about cool smartphone apps for kids and parents. My co-host is my 10-year-old daughter, Jane.

In this episode, we review Bean's Quest. It's $2.99 in the iTunes store and Google Play.

We also announced our first contest! email us a screenshot or YouTube link of your Minecraft creation and we'll pick a winner to join us on an upcoming episode of Apps for Kids!

If you're an app developer and would like to have Jane and me try one of your apps for possible review, email a redeem code to appsforkids@boingboing.net.

Jane and I love to get your emails with questions about game, gear, and tech. What's your question?

Listen to past episodes of Apps for Kids here.

To get a weekly email to notify you when a new episode of Apps for Kids is up, sign up here.

APPS FOR KIDS: RSS | iTunes | Download this episode | Stitcher

"},{"@context":"https://schema.org","@type":"Article","mainEntityOfPage":{"@type":"WebPage","@id":"https://hubhopper.com/episode/apps-for-kids-44-oh-cube-1594425647"},"headline":"Apps for Kids 44: Oh, Cube!","datePublished":"2013-09-05T20:59:44.000Z","dateModified":"2013-09-05T20:59:44.000Z","image":"https://files.hubhopper.com/podcast/default.png","author":{"@type":"Person","name":""},"publisher":{"@type":"Organization","name":"Hubhopper","logo":{"@type":"ImageObject","url":"https://files.hubhopper.com/assets/web/hh_logo_192x192.png","width":192,"height":192}},"description":"

\"\"

Apps for Kids is sponsored by HuluPlus. HuluPlus lets you binge on thousands of hit shows – anytime, anywhere on your TV, PC, smart phone or tablet. Click here to support Apps for Kids and get an extended free trial of Hulu Plus.

Apps for Kids is Boing Boing's podcast about cool smartphone apps for kids and parents. My co-host is my 10-year-old daughter, Jane.

In this episode of Apps for Kids, we talk about Oh! Cube. It's $0.99 in the iTunes store.

If you're an app developer and would like to have Jane and me try one of your apps for possible review, email a redeem code to appsforkids@boingboing.net.

Jane and I love to get your emails with questions about game, gear, and tech. What's your question?

Listen to past episodes of Apps for Kids here.

To get a weekly email to notify you when a new episode of Apps for Kids is up, sign up here.

APPS FOR KIDS: RSS | iTunes | Download this episode | Stitcher

"}]

If you're an app developer and would like to have Jane and me try one of your apps for possible review, email a redeem code to appsforkids@boingboing.net.

Jane and I love to get your emails with questions about game, gear, and tech. What's your question?

Listen to past episodes of Apps for Kids here.

","url":"https://hubhopper.com/episode/apps-for-kids-053-plants-vs-zombies-graphic-novel-1594425641","publication":[{"@type":"BroadcastEvent","publishedOn":{"@type":"BroadcastService","url":"https://play.hubhopper.com/9a25d551456d4cb7a2306a7aa9343666.mp3?s=hh-web-app"},"startDate":"2013-12-07T17:01:47.000Z"},{"@type":"OnDemandEvent","startDate":"2013-12-07T17:01:47.000Z"}]},{"@type":"RadioEpisode","name":"Apps for Kids 052: Edge","description":"

Apps for Kids is Boing Boing's podcast about cool smartphone apps for kids and parents. My co-host is my 10-year-old daughter, Jane.

In this episode, we review Edge. It's $2.99 at the iTunes Store and Google Play.

We also present a new \"Would you rather?\" question.

","url":"https://hubhopper.com/episode/apps-for-kids-052-edge-1594425642","publication":[{"@type":"BroadcastEvent","publishedOn":{"@type":"BroadcastService","url":"https://play.hubhopper.com/787be1558e656f95f7abb124e1d011ba.mp3?s=hh-web-app"},"startDate":"2013-11-24T22:44:00.000Z"},{"@type":"OnDemandEvent","startDate":"2013-11-24T22:44:00.000Z"}]},{"@type":"RadioEpisode","name":"Apps for Kids 051: Cookie Clicker","description":"

\"\"

Apps for Kids is sponsored by HuluPlus. HuluPlus lets you binge on thousands of hit shows -- anytime, anywhere on your TV, PC, smart phone or tablet. Click here to support Apps for Kids and get an extended free trial of Hulu Plus.

Subscribe to Apps for Kids

Subscribe in iTunes | Download this episode | Stitcher

Apps for Kids is Boing Boing's podcast about cool smartphone apps for kids and parents. My co-host is my 10-year-old daughter, Jane.

In this episode, we review Cookie Clicker, a game that's free to play on the Web.

We also present a new \"Would you rather?\" question and Jane lists her favorite comic books.

If you're an app developer and would like to have Jane and me try one of your apps for possible review, email a redeem code to appsforkids@boingboing.net.

Jane and I love to get your emails with questions about game, gear, and tech. What's your question?

Listen to past episodes of Apps for Kids here.

To get a weekly email to notify you when a new episode of Apps for Kids is up, sign up here.

","url":"https://hubhopper.com/episode/apps-for-kids-051-cookie-clicker-1594425643","publication":[{"@type":"BroadcastEvent","publishedOn":{"@type":"BroadcastService","url":"https://play.hubhopper.com/c047278ad1b0abaa1f7a7419a7512f44.mp3?s=hh-web-app"},"startDate":"2013-11-15T23:51:26.000Z"},{"@type":"OnDemandEvent","startDate":"2013-11-15T23:51:26.000Z"}]},{"@type":"RadioEpisode","name":"Apps for Kids 050: Dungelot","description":"

Apps for Kids is sponsored by HuluPlus. HuluPlus lets you binge on thousands of hit shows -- anytime, anywhere on your TV, PC, smart phone or tablet. Click here to support Apps for Kids and get an extended free trial of Hulu Plus.

Apps for Kids is Boing Boing's podcast about cool smartphone apps for kids and parents. My co-host is my 10-year-old daughter, Jane.

In this episode, we review Dungelot, a game that's a mix of Sword of Fargoal, Dungeon Raid, Minesweeper, and an advent calendar. It's .99 on iOS and Android and free to play on the Web.

We also review a new book Jane bought, called Would You Rather...? Wonderfully Weird: Over 400 Crazy Questions! We read one of the questions on the podcast and promised to set up an online poll. Here it is:

online polls

Subscribe to Apps for Kids

Subscribe in iTunes | Download this episode | Stitcher

If you're an app developer and would like to have Jane and me try one of your apps for possible review, email a redeem code to appsforkids@boingboing.net.

Jane and I love to get your emails with questions about game, gear, and tech. What's your question?

Listen to past episodes of Apps for Kids here.

To get a weekly email to notify you when a new episode of Apps for Kids is up, sign up here.

","url":"https://hubhopper.com/episode/apps-for-kids-050-dungelot-1594425643","publication":[{"@type":"BroadcastEvent","publishedOn":{"@type":"BroadcastService","url":"https://play.hubhopper.com/14c7ca5ca61d98b30b3b9e0019acf58b.mp3?s=hh-web-app"},"startDate":"2013-11-10T02:37:54.000Z"},{"@type":"OnDemandEvent","startDate":"2013-11-10T02:37:54.000Z"}]},{"@type":"RadioEpisode","name":"Apps for Kids 049: Video Star (plus a free Boing Boing monkey Minecraft skin!)","description":"

\"\"

Apps for Kids is sponsored by HuluPlus. HuluPlus lets you binge on thousands of hit shows – anytime, anywhere on your TV, PC, smart phone or tablet. Click here to support Apps for Kids and get an extended free trial of Hulu Plus.

Apps for Kids is Boing Boing's podcast about cool smartphone apps for kids and parents. My co-host is my 10-year-old daughter, Jane.

In this episode, we review Video Star, an app that lets you make your own music videos with your favorite songs. It's free in the iTunes store. We also talk about Skindex, a Minecraft skins maker, and present three Minecraft Steve replacement skins that Jane designed, including this Boing Boing monkey.

Subscribe to Apps for Kids

Subscribe in iTunes | Stitcher

If you're an app developer and would like to have Jane and me try one of your apps for possible review, email a redeem code to appsforkids@boingboing.net.

Jane and I love to get your emails with questions about game, gear, and tech. What's your question?

Listen to past episodes of Apps for Kids here.

To get a weekly email to notify you when a new episode of Apps for Kids is up, sign up here.

","url":"https://hubhopper.com/episode/apps-for-kids-049-video-star-plus-a-free-boing-boing-monkey-minecraft-skin-1594425644","publication":[{"@type":"BroadcastEvent","publishedOn":{"@type":"BroadcastService","url":"https://play.hubhopper.com/b2209e5df2cc3440198d144ce215ee9a.mp3?s=hh-web-app"},"startDate":"2013-11-01T23:54:38.000Z"},{"@type":"OnDemandEvent","startDate":"2013-11-01T23:54:38.000Z"}]},{"@type":"RadioEpisode","name":"Apps for Kids 048: Stop Motion Studio (plus Minecraft Contest Winner)","description":"


Apps for Kids is sponsored by HuluPlus. HuluPlus lets you binge on thousands of hit shows – anytime, anywhere on your TV, PC, smart phone or tablet. Click here to support Apps for Kids and get an extended free trial of Hulu Plus.

Apps for Kids is Boing Boing's podcast about cool smartphone apps for kids and parents. My co-host is my 10-year-old daughter, Jane.

In this episode, we review Stop Motion Studio, a free iPhone app that makes it easy to create your own stop-motion animated movies. We also present the winner of our Minecraft contest. The winner is 10-year-old Ruby Schweitzer, who created an entire village she calls Klenmeere Woods. See photos of her creation below. Ruby and her dad will be guests on an upcoming issue of Apps for Kids, and Ruby will get a $10 iTunes gift card.

If you're an app developer and would like to have Jane and me try one of your apps for possible review, email a redeem code to appsforkids@boingboing.net.

Jane and I love to get your emails with questions about game, gear, and tech. What's your question?

Listen to past episodes of Apps for Kids here.

To get a weekly email to notify you when a new episode of Apps for Kids is up, sign up here.

Subscribe to Apps for Kids

Subscribe in iTunes | Download this episode | Stitcher

Here's the winner of our Minecraft Contest!

My name is Ruby Schweitzer and I'm from Cary, North Carolina. I am 10 years old. I have designed a town which I call Klenmeere Woods. The photos in this email are screenshots of different interesting parts of my village.

This is what each photo is a picture of:

1: The Rainbow Bridge, a monument surrounded by a glass wall, with a door for observers.

2: The Rainbow Pyramid, another monument. It's the main statue of the town and is sort of the first thing you see when you look around.

3: A close-up of the Rainbow Pyramid. The steps were inspired by the Lincoln Memorial.

4: House number 100. This is the first house I built in Klenmeere Woods.

5: The inside of house number 100. Notice the furnace under the steps to save space.

6: The inside of house number 100. Notice the closet under the steps.

7: The inside of house 100 (view from the steps). The steps lead to the roof, where there's an outdoor bookshelf and furnace.

8: The post office. The glass roof is to add sunshine.

9: The apartment buildings. Each apartment has access to the courtyard on the roof.

10: The apartment buildings (again).

11: The waterfall in town square. (I made this by stacking two bricks and pouring a bucket of water over the top.)

12: The Town Bulletin (where everyone posts notices about sales and events.) One citizen is advertising cheap candy for Halloween!

13: The tree house. This is simply made by building a tree-shaped house and putting furniture in it.

14: The glasses. This is a monument built to look like my own red glasses. It is big enough for a Minecraft person to climb on.

15: A side view of the glasses.

16: A view of the whole town from the air. As you can see, the Rainbow Pyramid and the Rainbow Bridge are pretty dominating.

So this is Klenmeere Woods. It's not so big now, but that's because I just started.

","url":"https://hubhopper.com/episode/apps-for-kids-048-stop-motion-studio-plus-minecraft-contest-winner-1594425645","publication":[{"@type":"BroadcastEvent","publishedOn":{"@type":"BroadcastService","url":"https://play.hubhopper.com/836c885c9b7de2f505106d6de5586d90.mp3?s=hh-web-app"},"startDate":"2013-10-21T06:16:15.000Z"},{"@type":"OnDemandEvent","startDate":"2013-10-21T06:16:15.000Z"}]},{"@type":"RadioEpisode","name":"Apps for Kids 047: Light-Bot","description":"




Apps for Kids is sponsored by HuluPlus. HuluPlus lets you binge on thousands of hit shows – anytime, anywhere on your TV, PC, smart phone or tablet. Click here to support Apps for Kids and get an extended free trial of Hulu Plus.

Apps for Kids is Boing Boing's podcast about cool smartphone apps for kids and parents. My co-host is my 10-year-old daughter, Jane.

In this episode, we review Light-bot, a programming puzzle game that uses game mechanics rooted in programming concepts. \"Light-bot lets players gain a practical understanding of basic control-flow concepts like procedures, loops, and conditionals, just by guiding a robot with commands to light up tiles and solve levels.\" It's $1.99 in the iTunes store and $2.99 in Google Play. You can also play it for free on the web.

If you're an app developer and would like to have Jane and me try one of your apps for possible review, email a redeem code to appsforkids@boingboing.net.

Jane and I love to get your emails with questions about game, gear, and tech. What's your question?

Listen to past episodes of Apps for Kids here.

To get a weekly email to notify you when a new episode of Apps for Kids is up, sign up here.

APPS FOR KIDS: RSS |

iTunes |

Download this episode |

Stitcher

","url":"https://hubhopper.com/episode/apps-for-kids-047-light-bot-1594425645","publication":[{"@type":"BroadcastEvent","publishedOn":{"@type":"BroadcastService","url":"https://play.hubhopper.com/3114b15bbd7cdb56483b86c2cb432028.mp3?s=hh-web-app"},"startDate":"2013-10-14T03:36:11.000Z"},{"@type":"OnDemandEvent","startDate":"2013-10-14T03:36:11.000Z"}]},{"@type":"RadioEpisode","name":"Apps for Kids 46: Nimble Quest","description":"

\"\"

Apps for Kids is sponsored by HuluPlus. HuluPlus lets you binge on thousands of hit shows – anytime, anywhere on your TV, PC, smart phone or tablet. Click here to support Apps for Kids and get an extended free trial of Hulu Plus.

Apps for Kids is Boing Boing's podcast about cool smartphone apps for kids and parents. My co-host is my 10-year-old daughter, Jane.

In this episode, we review Nimble Quest. It's $2.99 in the iTunes store and free in Google Play.

Our Minecraft contest deadline has been extended to October 11 at noon PT! email us a screenshot or YouTube link of your Minecraft creation and we'll pick a winner to join us on an upcoming episode of Apps for Kids!

If you're an app developer and would like to have Jane and me try one of your apps for possible review, email a redeem code to appsforkids@boingboing.net.

Jane and I love to get your emails with questions about game, gear, and tech. What's your question?

Listen to past episodes of Apps for Kids here.

To get a weekly email to notify you when a new episode of Apps for Kids is up, sign up here.

APPS FOR KIDS: RSS | iTunes | Download this episode | Stitcher

","url":"https://hubhopper.com/episode/apps-for-kids-46-nimble-quest-1594425646","publication":[{"@type":"BroadcastEvent","publishedOn":{"@type":"BroadcastService","url":"https://play.hubhopper.com/97b7bf06b7076eb0cb05643f48ad9e22.mp3?s=hh-web-app"},"startDate":"2013-09-30T00:34:12.000Z"},{"@type":"OnDemandEvent","startDate":"2013-09-30T00:34:12.000Z"}]},{"@type":"RadioEpisode","name":"Apps for Kids 45: Bean's Quest (Plus a Minecraft contest!)","description":"

Apps for Kids is Boing Boing's podcast about cool smartphone apps for kids and parents. My co-host is my 10-year-old daughter, Jane.

In this episode, we review Bean's Quest. It's $2.99 in the iTunes store and Google Play.

We also announced our first contest! email us a screenshot or YouTube link of your Minecraft creation and we'll pick a winner to join us on an upcoming episode of Apps for Kids!

If you're an app developer and would like to have Jane and me try one of your apps for possible review, email a redeem code to appsforkids@boingboing.net.

Jane and I love to get your emails with questions about game, gear, and tech. What's your question?

Listen to past episodes of Apps for Kids here.

To get a weekly email to notify you when a new episode of Apps for Kids is up, sign up here.

APPS FOR KIDS: RSS | iTunes | Download this episode | Stitcher

","url":"https://hubhopper.com/episode/apps-for-kids-45-beans-quest-plus-a-minecraft-contest-1594425646","publication":[{"@type":"BroadcastEvent","publishedOn":{"@type":"BroadcastService","url":"https://play.hubhopper.com/45ed106ee23300abee3c2fbc114ed7b0.mp3?s=hh-web-app"},"startDate":"2013-09-13T22:00:40.000Z"},{"@type":"OnDemandEvent","startDate":"2013-09-13T22:00:40.000Z"}]},{"@type":"RadioEpisode","name":"Apps for Kids 44: Oh, Cube!","description":"

\"\"

Apps for Kids is sponsored by HuluPlus. HuluPlus lets you binge on thousands of hit shows – anytime, anywhere on your TV, PC, smart phone or tablet. Click here to support Apps for Kids and get an extended free trial of Hulu Plus.

Apps for Kids is Boing Boing's podcast about cool smartphone apps for kids and parents. My co-host is my 10-year-old daughter, Jane.

In this episode of Apps for Kids, we talk about Oh! Cube. It's $0.99 in the iTunes store.

If you're an app developer and would like to have Jane and me try one of your apps for possible review, email a redeem code to appsforkids@boingboing.net.

Jane and I love to get your emails with questions about game, gear, and tech. What's your question?

Listen to past episodes of Apps for Kids here.

To get a weekly email to notify you when a new episode of Apps for Kids is up, sign up here.

APPS FOR KIDS: RSS | iTunes | Download this episode | Stitcher

","url":"https://hubhopper.com/episode/apps-for-kids-44-oh-cube-1594425647","publication":[{"@type":"BroadcastEvent","publishedOn":{"@type":"BroadcastService","url":"https://play.hubhopper.com/9faef0a1b3a9e2a5c1f4c9c6001cec94.mp3?s=hh-web-app"},"startDate":"2013-09-05T20:59:44.000Z"},{"@type":"OnDemandEvent","startDate":"2013-09-05T20:59:44.000Z"}]}]}