If you’re like me, you love to share old favorites—books, toys, even jokes—from your own childhood with your kids. I found a trio of apps that re-imagine “hits” from the past and makes them joyously, cleverly new. These apps welcome our kids into the fold of generations who’ve grown up with time-tested books and toys that they’re sure to share with their own kids one day.
|Tap just about anything to |
make this story come alive.
|The color wheel allows you to change |
the color of objects and backgrounds.
|Just knock on the door to start the fun.|
We’re giving away the app Punky Dunk and the Gold Fish. Just leave a comment to this story with a way to reach you (email preferred) by Saturday, September 1st at 5pm EST. It’s exciting to see Punky Dunk, Colorforms, and the Knock-knock joke get new life in the world of apps. These apps click because they build on tried-and-true foundations. I couldn’t be more pleased to share these with my own little girl. Who knows what form this media will take when she’s ready to share these with her own child; but I’ll bet they’ll still be around. The continuing thread is the quality of the message and all three of these apps speak to the fun of just being a kid.
App Name: Punky Dunk Project: Punky Dunk and the Gold Fish by Dumfun Productions
Released: August 6, 2012
Requirements: Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later.
Bottom Line: Charming, gorgeous, and fun. A real winner.
Colorforms® Revolution™ - Free by Out of the Blue Digital
Updated: May 24, 2012
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later.
Bottom Line: There’s an HD version for $2.99 but the free version provides infinite creative possibilities.
Knock Knock And The Who’s There Doors – Volume 1 by d-lund projects
Updated: August 13, 2012
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.0 or later.
Bottom Line: Silly but irresistible.