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iPad App Cat Toy Market is Fast to Grow

Cat people love their kitties as much as dog lovers love theirs. But it’s a shame dogs have more toy choices when it comes to the pet store. But with the iPad a new line of cat toys is emerging. Playing with your cat can be a wonderful way to unwind, or just a short break from work. I use the special cat sound effects in the app Sophie the Circus Cat, to call to mine, so these new iPad apps are a lot of fun. Here are a few that you might also enjoy.

Games for Cats: iPad and Free
This is a great app with an automated laser light for your kitty to chase. Also included is a cute mouse that wisps in and out of a piece of cheese. A fun little app for your kitty. This app also has the ability to keep your kitties score on catches and they just added a new level, chase the butterfly. A must for those with iPads and kitties.

Cat Fishing: iPad and Free
Remember Friskies the cat food? Well they are taking on the cat gaming idea and have developed several iPad games for the kitties. Check out the web site for the full list but my favorite is Cat Fishing. This app turns my iPad into a little pond of fish and drives my cat crazy.

Sophie the Circus Cat: iPad and .99
Not just a cat toy but 3 different things for you and your kitty to enjoy. First is a wonderful story of a kitty wanting to be a circus performer and you go through her challenges to watch her successes. A heart warming story. Also included in this app is a section of recipes and activities for you and your cat to enjoy. And finally a remote control cat toy and sound buttons that will bring any curious cat to you.

Written by Amanda O’Brien

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Kids’ App Review: Monkey Preschool Lunchbox for iPhone, iPad, & Android

It’s hard to compete with “Monkey Preschool Lunch Box”  when it comes to iPhone, iPad, and Android apps for children.

Monkey Preschool Lunchbox by THUP Games

This adorable, animated app includes seven games that teach preschoolers about colors, letters counting, letters, and shapes.  Priced at $1.99 on Android ($0.99 on iPhone), it’s a bit expensive but the kids love it, so the parents love it.

An animated monkey helps you count bananas, identify colors, identify shapes, and pick fruits based on the starting letter.  The colors, sounds,  and required motor skills seem to appeal most strongly to the 2 to 4 year old set.  Slightly older kids may require a game with additional challenges but may still enjoy this delightful app.

Visible Contact is an Android and iPhone/iPad app developer and reviewer based in Austin, Texas.  Download our top apps:

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