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Top iPhone apps: Apps for back-to-school time

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Best apps for back to school

Kick the school year off right with these iPhone apps including photo apps, learning apps and health apps just for kids and their families.

Elmer's 1st Day

Best apps for back to school

Commemorate your child's first day of school with this photo sharing app from Elmer's. Elmer's 1st Day works in tandem with the 1st Day website where you can share your slide shows and photo galleries in a secure community. And when you use the app, you will be giving back. For every photo uploaded (up to 200,000 uploads), Elmer’s will donate one product to the Kids In Need Foundation.


Best apps for back to school

Asthma is the most common chronic childhood disorder in the country — responsible for 14 million lost school days each year. If your child has asthma, it's imperative to keep track of their symptoms and treatments. With the AsthmaSense app, kids can input their medication use, record symptoms and manage their asthma. The app reminds them when to take their meds or conduct peak flow tests.

Cartoon ABC

Best apps for back to school

Aimed toward toddlers and preschoolers, this learning app helps your little ones make their first step in reading before they go off to school. With Cartoon ABC, young users learn about letters, spelling and phonics in a fun way.

Rounds: Franklin Frog

Best apps for back to school

Just in time for back to school, Nosy Crow has launched Rounds: Franklin Frog, an interactive life science storybook app for children from a frog’s eye view. This app is a fun way to capture your young kids' interest in biology.

A Whale of a Tale!

Best apps for back to school

Oceanhouse Media has released its fourth digital book in The Cat in the Hat's Learning Library series — A Whale of a Tale!: All About Porpoises, Dolphins, and Whales. Aimed toward kids ages 5-10, this is a great way for kids to learn about the ocean and marine life.

Sleep Champ

Best apps for back to school

Help your child get a good night's sleep and be rested for school with Sleep Champ. This tool can help identify potential sleep and breathing problems in kids and offers helpful resources. By answering a series of questions, you can find out what to do about your child's sleep issues.

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