Lulu in Polynesia: ThisiPhone app, developed by ZANZIBOOK, is the second volume in the Lulu and Zazoucollection. It helps kids explore Polynesiawith two interesting characters – Luluand her kitten Zazou. Thisapp has text and voice narration in all the pages and a few pages hasconversations too. Lulu in Polynesia alsohas small games to motivate the children to explore more. The font size isa bit smaller, but one should understand the limitations of the universal apps.Lulu in Polynesia is compatible with iPhone, iPodtouch, and iPad and requires iOS 4.0 or later. This app is available in Englishand French. It costs USD 2.99. Download here: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/lulu-in-polynesia/id510098538?mt=8 Cars in Sandbox: Construction: This is an interactive car gamefor children (aged over 2 years) that can enhance their fine motor skills. Afterlaunching Cars in Sandbox, users could see eight different vehicles in the mainscreen – dump truck, dumper, tractor,grader, crawler-mounted excavator, telescopic handler, loader and crane. Kids have to explore these differenttypes of construction vehicles and their purposes. This app is pretty easy touse, but still a Help section might be handy. Cars in Sandbox:Construction is one of the top apps in its category. It is compatible withiPhone, iPod touch, and iPad and requires iOS 4.2 or later. It costs USD 2.99.Download it here: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cars-in-sandbox-construction/id487029630?mt=8 School Fonts: This is an iPhone app that can help kids writeplain and cursive fonts. The main screen of School Fonts features four activityareas including Words, Numbers, Lower Case and Upper Case. They have threetracing options - outlines with directional tracing arrow prompts, solid lineswithout arrow prompts, and dot representations. The Words section has more than 35lessons that include writing out family names and finding out missing vowelsfrom words. This app has a lot of option, but I think the designer could havepresented them all in a bit more pleasing way. School Fonts is compatiblewith iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad and requires iOS 4.0 or later. It costsUSD 4.99. Download it here: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/school-fonts-learn-to-write/id498417058?mt=8 We are in the beginning of the age of kids apps and we are definitelygoing see more in a few months time. These apps are doing a great job by engagingchildren in stories using the technologies they already love. If you want totry a few for your kids, these three apps are my recommendation. These apps areas visually engaging as they are to the ear and they can bring out the best inyour children, I think.