Kids stuff: Apps for the little ones

'Barbie Color Sparkle and Style' is an app

'Barbie Color Sparkle and Style' is an app for kids. Photo Credit: Handout

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Your kids can star in their very own book with the new "Starring You" StoryBooks from the JibJab Brothers. Simply upload a photo to an iPad and insert your child into the action. Choose from 18 themes, ranging from pizza and circus to trucks and princesses. The app is free and comes with one book. Sign up to receive a new book every month for $3.99.



This interactive iPad coloring book allows kids to decorate, design and dress up Barbie and her friends. It comes with specialized art tools such as a bubble wand, a "glitterizer" to add sparkles, a fabric fill with patterns, prints and textures, plus two watercolor paintbrushes, crayons and more. The app is available for $4.99.


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Kids can learn how to do 13 yoga poses demonstrated by 3-D animated animals, trees and the sun, and set to upbeat music with environmental sound effects. The iPhone and iPad app is available for $1.99.

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