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*** CELEBRATING KIDCALC MATH FUN ROCKETING TO #1 IN EDUCATION! ***
Fast Company Magazine says KidCalc is "the best math app for young kids" in the App Store.

KIDCALC HAS BEEN A TOP SELLING EDUCATION APP FOR MORE THAN 2 YEARS!
* KidCalc climbed to #1 in the education category in 25 countries, including in the US.
* KidCalc was named the #1 education app by Babble.com.
* KidCalc has been featured by Apple on the What's Hot list, in the Apps For Kids list, on their website, and on the Learning For Everyone list of apps.

iPhone Life Magazine: "...as a parent I strongly suggest you add this to your collection of apps for learning."

TheiPhoneMom.com: "I absolutely adore KidCalc Math Fun." "If you’ve got a preschooler or a child in elementary school this is one to buy."

GiggleApps.com: "So effective." "It amazes me how much is offered in this one app – it’s a real deal."

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BE SURE TO ALSO CHECK OUT OUR OTHER POPULAR EDUCATION APPS INCLUDING:

OUR NEWEST APP: CHESTER & FLOP'S FLYING NUMBERS ADVENTURE - A challenging and fun adventure game that teaches integers, decimals, and fractions to children ages 9 and under.

123 Color, a #1 education app that's been featured in The New York Times, in iPhone Life Magazine, and on Apple's New & Noteworthy, What's Hot, and Staff Favorites app lists!

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OVERVIEW

KidCalc teaches number recognition, counting and math to pre-schoolers, kindergarteners and elementary school aged children using flash cards and puzzle games, with engaging artwork, animation and voice-overs.

KidCalc includes animated addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division lessons. KidCalc is easily configurable to adjust how challenging the counting and math puzzles are, with settings for toddlers learning numbers, for preschoolers learning to add and subtract, and for elementary school aged kids learning to count as high as 1000 and to multiply and divide.

KidCalc is jam packed with features and now teaches the following skills:
• Writing numbers
• Number recognition by sight and sound
• Quantity recognition with icons
• Counting forwards and backwards, with voice-overs, by increments of 1, 2, 3, on up to increments of 100
• Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division with operands up to 1000
• Reading numbers spelled out, up to one thousand

KidCalc features themed graphics with gorgeous little objects to count and learn math with including:
• Easter & Springtime themes with bunnies, flowers, chicks, and Easter eggs.
• Birthday Party theme with presents, birthday cakes, cupcakes, candles and party hat icons.
* Valentines theme with diamonds, cupcakes, hearts, and chocolates.
• Christmas and Hanukkah themes with stockings, trees, Santas, snowmen, candles and presents.
• Halloween and Thanksgiving graphics themes with pumpkins, bats, haunted houses, apples, turkeys, fall leaves, and more.

• Flash Card Challenge making KidCalc 7-apps-in-1. See how quickly you or you can solve 10, 25, 50, or even 100 math problems.
• Animated illustrations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division math problems on the back of flash cards.
• Running timer and totals can be shown or hidden.
• Choose any combination of beginner or intermediate addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division problems.

Other Features Include:
• One-touch skill settings to configure all learning games appropriately for a wide range of ages 2-4, 4-6, 6-8, 8-10, or Little Geniuses
• Counting puzzle and Counting Snowflakes game for preschoolers and kindergarteners
• Animated and voiced math puzzle
• Animated and voiced calculator with icons that demonstrate mathematical operations as they are entered!
• Additional themes including Sports, Outer Space, Springtime, Valentines Day, Easter and more.

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PARENT REVIEWS

"I recommend KidCalc to any parents that want to give their kids an edge."

"KidCalc is the smallest, yet wisest investment I've ever made in my children's education!"

 $0.99 in iOS App Store

Screenshots

KidCalc 7-in-1 Math Fun (Including New Birthday Party and Halloween Themes) screenshot 1KidCalc 7-in-1 Math Fun (Including New Birthday Party and Halloween Themes) screenshot 2KidCalc 7-in-1 Math Fun (Including New Birthday Party and Halloween Themes) screenshot 3KidCalc 7-in-1 Math Fun (Including New Birthday Party and Halloween Themes) screenshot 4KidCalc 7-in-1 Math Fun (Including New Birthday Party and Halloween Themes) screenshot 5

Version History

Launched Jul 28, 2009 (over 9 years ago).

Releasing new versions every 3 months, on average.

Jul 19
2014
(Current)
Version 1.21

ON SALE THIS WEEKEND ONLY: OUR NEWEST APP, CHESTER & FLOP'S FLYING NUMBERS ADVENTURE - A challenging and fun adventure game that teaches integers, decimals, and fractions to children ages 9 and under.

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KidCalc

Version 1.21 adds:
* Improvements to Birthday Party and Halloween themes
* Parent gate so kids don't accidentally send feedback messages
* Bug fixes and improvements to reliability

Version 1.20 adds:
* Improved support for iOS 7.1
* General bug fixes

Version 1.19 adds:
* Valentines Day icon
* Valentines Day number tracing flash cards added
* Valentines day, Easter, and Birthday Party theme improvements.
* General bug fixes

Version 1.18 adds:
* General bug fixes

Version 1.17 added:
* General bug fixes

Version 1.16 added:
* High-resolution Easter themed graphics
* New cupcake icon
* General bug fixes

Version 1.15 added:
* Christmas icon
* Christmas themed graphics with Christmas trees, candy canes, Christmas stockings, gingerbread men, and more
* Red, green, and blue Christmas backgrounds
* Hanukkah themed graphics with stars, menorahs, candles, presents, and dreidels
* Kwanzaa themed graphics with kinaras, presents, candles, and flags
* Theme manager where individual themes can be turned on and off
* Animated snowfall

Version 1.14 added:
* Added Halloween theme
* Added Thanksgiving theme
* Minor bug fixes

Apr 07
2014
Version 1.20

LATEST NEWS: Our new App, 123 Color, International Edition, is now live in the App Store and teaches numbers, letters, and colors in 17 languages!

123 Color has been featured in The New York Times, in iPhone Life Magazine, and on Apple's New & Noteworthy, What's Hot, and Staff Favorites lists.

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KidCalc

Version 1.20 adds:
* Bug fixes
* Improved support for iOS 7.1

Version 1.19 adds:
* Valentines Day icon
* Valentines Day number tracing flash cards added
* Valentines day, Easter, and Birthday Party theme improvements.
* General bug fixes

Version 1.18 adds:
* General bug fixes

Version 1.17 added:
* General bug fixes

Version 1.16 added:
* High-resolution Easter themed graphics
* New cupcake icon
* General bug fixes

Version 1.15 added:
* Christmas icon
* Christmas themed graphics with Christmas trees, candy canes, Christmas stockings, gingerbread men, and more
* Red, green, and blue Christmas backgrounds
* Hanukkah themed graphics with stars, menorahs, candles, presents, and dreidels
* Kwanzaa themed graphics with kinaras, presents, candles, and flags
* Theme manager where individual themes can be turned on and off
* Animated snowfall

Version 1.14 added:
* Added Halloween theme
* Added Thanksgiving theme
* Minor bug fixes

Jan 31
2012
Version 1.19.2

LATEST NEWS: Our new App, 123 Color, International Edition, is now live in the App Store and teaches numbers, letters, and colors in 17 languages!

123 Color has been featured in The New York Times, in iPhone Life Magazine, and on Apple's New & Noteworthy, What's Hot, and Staff Favorites lists.

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KidCalc

Version 1.19.2 adds:
* Valentines Day icon
* Valentines Day number tracing flash cards added
* Valentines day, Easter, and Birthday Party theme improvements.
* Minor bug fixes

Version 1.19.1 adds:
* Resolved a bug with some intermediate level division problems.

Version 1.19 adds:
* New Christmas icon for 2011.
* Animated Christmas and Winter menu themes.
* Christmas and Winter background music while playing.
* Stability improvements.

Version 1.18 adds:
* iOS 5.0 compatibility
* General bug fixes

Version 1.17 added:
* General bug fixes

Version 1.16 added:
* High-resolution Easter themed graphics
* New cupcake icon
* General bug fixes

Version 1.15 added:
* Christmas icon
* Christmas themed graphics with Christmas trees, candy canes, Christmas stockings, gingerbread men, and more
* Red, green, and blue Christmas backgrounds
* Hanukkah themed graphics with stars, menorahs, candles, presents, and dreidels
* Kwanzaa themed graphics with kinaras, presents, candles, and flags
* Theme manager where individual themes can be turned on and off
* Animated snowfall

Version 1.14 added:
* Added Halloween theme
* Added Thanksgiving theme
* iOS 4.0 compatibility
* Minor bug fixes

Dec 13
2011
Version 1.19.1

LATEST NEWS: 123 Color, International Edition, is now live in the App Store and teaches numbers, letters, and colors in 17 languages!

123 Color has been featured in The New York Times, in iPhone Life Magazine, and on Apple's New & Noteworthy, What's Hot, and Staff Favorites lists.

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KidCalc

Version 1.19.1 adds:
* Valentines day, Easter, and Birthday Party theme improvements.
* Resolved a bug with some intermediate level division problems.

Version 1.19 adds:
* New Christmas icon for 2011.
* Animated Christmas and Winter menu themes.
* Christmas and Winter background music while playing.
* Stability improvements.

Version 1.18 adds:
* iOS 5.0 compatibility
* General bug fixes

Version 1.17 added:
* General bug fixes

Version 1.16 added:
* High-resolution Easter themed graphics
* New cupcake icon
* General bug fixes

Version 1.15 added:
* Christmas icon
* Christmas themed graphics with Christmas trees, candy canes, Christmas stockings, gingerbread men, and more
* Red, green, and blue Christmas backgrounds
* Hanukkah themed graphics with stars, menorahs, candles, presents, and dreidels
* Kwanzaa themed graphics with kinaras, presents, candles, and flags
* Theme manager where individual themes can be turned on and off
* Animated snowfall

Version 1.14 added:
* Added Halloween theme
* Added Thanksgiving theme
* iOS 4.0 compatibility
* Minor bug fixes

Dec 08
2011
Version 1.19

LATEST NEW: 123 Color: FREE Christmas Edition is now live in the App Store!

123 Color has been featured in The New York Times, in iPhone Life Magazine, and on Apple's New & Noteworthy, What's Hot, and Staff Favorites lists.

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KidCalc

Version 1.19 adds:
* New Christmas icon for 2011.
* Animated Christmas and Winter menu themes.
* Christmas and Winter background music while playing.
* Stability improvements.

Version 1.18 adds:
* iOS 5.0 compatibility
* General bug fixes

Version 1.17 added:
* General bug fixes

Version 1.16 added:
* High-resolution Easter themed graphics
* New cupcake icon
* General bug fixes

Version 1.15 added:
* Christmas icon
* Christmas themed graphics with Christmas trees, candy canes, Christmas stockings, gingerbread men, and more
* Red, green, and blue Christmas backgrounds
* Hanukkah themed graphics with stars, menorahs, candles, presents, and dreidels
* Kwanzaa themed graphics with kinaras, presents, candles, and flags
* Theme manager where individual themes can be turned on and off
* Animated snowfall

Version 1.14 added:
* Added Halloween theme
* Added Thanksgiving theme
* iOS 4.0 compatibility
* Minor bug fixes

Sep 17
2011
Version 1.18

Version 1.18 adds:
* iOS 5.0 compatibility
* General bug fixes

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Please also check out my other popular education apps including:

* 123 Color - 123 Color has been featured in The New York Times, in iPhone Life Magazine, and on Apple's New & Noteworthy, What's Hot, and Staff Favorites lists.

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Version 1.17 added:
* General bug fixes

Version 1.16 added:
* High-resolution Easter themed graphics
* New cupcake icon
* General bug fixes

Version 1.15 added:
* Christmas icon
* Christmas themed graphics with Christmas trees, candy canes, Christmas stockings, gingerbread men, and more
* Red, green, and blue Christmas backgrounds
* Hanukkah themed graphics with stars, menorahs, candles, presents, and dreidels
* Kwanzaa themed graphics with kinaras, presents, candles, and flags
* Theme manager where individual themes can be turned on and off
* Animated snowfall

Version 1.14 added:
* Added Halloween theme
* Added Thanksgiving theme
* iOS 4.0 compatibility
* Minor bug fixes

Apr 05
2011
Version 1.17

Version 1.17 adds:
* Minor bug fixes

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Please also check out my other popular education apps including:

* 123 Color - 123 Color has been featured in The New York Times, in iPhone Life Magazine, and on Apple's New & Noteworthy, What's Hot, and Staff Favorites lists.

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Version 1.16 added:
* High-resolution Easter themed graphics
* New cupcake icon
* General bug fixes

Version 1.15 added:
* Christmas icon
* Christmas themed graphics with Christmas trees, candy canes, Christmas stockings, gingerbread men, and more
* Red, green, and blue Christmas backgrounds
* Hanukkah themed graphics with stars, menorahs, candles, presents, and dreidels
* Kwanzaa themed graphics with kinaras, presents, candles, and flags
* Theme manager where individual themes can be turned on and off
* Animated snowfall

Version 1.14 added:
* Added Halloween theme
* Added Thanksgiving theme
* iOS 4.0 compatibility
* Minor bug fixes

Dec 29
2010
Version 1.16

Version 1.16 adds:
* High-resolution Easter themed graphics
* New cupcake icon
* General bug fixes

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Please also check out my other popular education apps including:

* 123 Color - 123 Color has been featured in The New York Times, in iPhone Life Magazine, and on Apple's New & Noteworthy, What's Hot, and Staff Favorites lists.

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Version 1.15 added:
* Christmas icon
* Christmas themed graphics with Christmas trees, candy canes, Christmas stockings, gingerbread men, and more
* Red, green, and blue Christmas backgrounds
* Hanukkah themed graphics with stars, menorahs, candles, presents, and dreidels
* Kwanzaa themed graphics with kinaras, presents, candles, and flags
* Theme manager where individual themes can be turned on and off
* Animated snowfall

Version 1.14 added:
* Added Halloween theme
* Added Thanksgiving theme
* iOS 4.0 compatibility
* Minor bug fixes

Nov 12
2010
Version 1.15

Version 1.15 adds:
* Christmas icon
* Christmas themed graphics with Christmas trees, candy canes, Christmas stockings, gingerbread men, and more
* Red, green, and blue Christmas backgrounds
* Hanukkah themed graphics with stars, menorahs, candles, presents, and dreidels
* Kwanzaa themed graphics with kinaras, presents, candles, and flags
* Theme manager where individual themes can be turned on and off
* Animated snowfall

KidCalc Hanukkah Math Fun is also in the App Store now.

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Please also check out my other popular education apps:

* 123 Glow - Glow painting like you've never seen it. PadGadget says "With 20 different stickers, 14 Halloween drawings, 10 Autumn drawings, 10 Dinosaurs and 14 Shapes to choose from, kids will stay busy for hours. ...little artists create fun Holiday artwork while also learning numbers, letters and colors in four languages."

123 Glow has climbed to #4 in education so far.

* 123 Color - 123 Color has been featured in The New York Times, in iPhone Life Magazine, and on Apple's New & Noteworthy, What's Hot, and Staff Favorites lists.

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Version 1.14:
* Added Halloween theme
* Added Thanksgiving theme
* iOS 4.0 compatibility
* Minor bug fixes

Oct 12
2010
Version 1.14

Version 1.14:
* Added Halloween theme
* Added Thanksgiving theme
* iOS 4.0 compatibility
* Minor bug fixes

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Please also check out my other popular education apps:

* 123 Glow - Glow painting like you've never seen it. PadGadget says "Kids will love the fun Halloween finger painting and parents will appreciate the mess free factor. With 20 different stickers, 14 Halloween drawings, 10 Autumn drawings, 10 Dinosaurs and 14 Shapes to choose from, kids will stay busy for hours. ...little artists create fun Halloween artwork while also learning numbers, letters and colors in four languages"

123 Glow has been on the top 100 list since the day it was released last month.

* 123 Color - 123 Color has been featured in The New York Times, in iPhone Life Magazine, and on Apple's New & Noteworthy, What's Hot, and Staff Favorites lists.

Apr 15
2010
Version 1.12.3

* Voice-overs by adult speakers
* Birthday Party theme
* General bug fixes
* New pictures revealed by the counting and math puzzles
* New theme manager for enabling/disabling individual themes
* A demo of my new app for kids, 123 Color, which was the most downloaded education app during the month of March

Mar 12
2010
Version 1.12.1

* Voice-overs by adult speakers
* Easter and Birthday Party themes
* New pictures revealed by the counting and math puzzles
* New theme manager for enabling/disabling individual themes
* Minor bug fixes
* Demo of my new app for kids, 123 Color, which is currently the #1 education app in the App Store.

KNOWN ISSUES:
1) In the current version of KidCalc, the selected voice-over is not saved when leaving the app, and is reset upon returning to KidCalc.

2) Pressing the Feedback button on the Info screen causes the app to shut down.

These are both very embarrassing bugs that inadvertently slipped through my testing. My sincere apologies for any confusion or frustration that these issues cause. They will of course be fixed in the next version of KidCalc just as soon as I can get my next update wrapped up, submitted, and reviewed by Apple.

Please help me continue to improve KidCalc Math Fun by emailing me your ideas and suggestions at kidcalc@glinberg.com. For future reference this email address also appears on the Info screen in KidCalc Math Fun, as well as on the App Description in the iTunes App Store.

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BE SURE TO ALSO CHECK OUT MY OTHER POPULAR APP, 123 COLOR, WHICH WAS THE #1 EDUCATION APP FOR THE LAST THREE WEEKS!
Feb 26, 2010, TheiPhoneMom.com says about 123 Color, "...you really need to grab this one."

Mar 09
2010
Version 1.12.0

KNOWN ISSUE: An issue seems to have embarrassingly escaped my testing. My apologies for any inconvenience this causes. If the voice-over setting is changed on the settings screen that is accessed from the main menu, the voice-over selection is not saved.

WORK AROUND: The voice-over selection works in the settings screens accessed from within the learning activities, such as the Math Puzzle, Number Tracing, Calculator, etc. Voice-over selections made anywhere in KidCalc are reflected everywhere. If you find that you have no voice-overs playing, to resolve the issue, please enter a learning activity such as the Counting Puzzle, tap the settings button (the gear), and change the voice-over selection. Finally leave KidCalc by pressing the Home button and then re-launch KidCalc.

UPDATE COMING: Given the above issue, I have made a fix and submitted an update to Apple. Apple's review process has gotten quite fast so an update fixing the above will be available for download likely within 2-3 days. My sincere apologies for any confusion or inconvenience caused by this issue.

NEW IN THIS VERSION OF KIDCALC:
* NEW voice-overs by adult speakers
* NEW Easter and Happy Birthday themes
* NEW pictures revealed by the counting and math puzzles
* NEW theme manager for enabling/disabling individual themes
* Minor bug fixes
* Demo of my new app for kids, 123 Color, which is currently the #1 education app in the App Store.

NOTE: Because significant enhancements were made to the app to improve performance and add features, all settings are reset during the installation of this update.

Feb 10
2010
Version 1.11.50

* New learning activity: Math Flash Card Challenge
* Improved randomization of math problems in math puzzle
* General bug fixes

Jan 28
2010
Version 1.11.33

* NEW Flash Card Challenge game added, making KidCalc 7-apps-in-1.

Jan 21
2010
Version 1.11

* NEW Flash Card Champion game added, making KidCalc 7-apps-in-1.

Jan 07
2010
Version 1.10

* New: Number Tracing added
* New: Valentines Day theme added

* Math puzzle enhancement: Option for four or nine tiles
* Math puzzle enhancement: Cancel review midway through by tapping screen

Dec 09
2009
Version 1.8.7

Be sure to check out the holiday versions of KidCalc in the App Store:
• KidCalc Christmas Math Fun
• KidCalc Hanukkah Math Fun
• KidCalc Kwanzaa Math Fun

Videos of the holiday versions of KidCalc have been posted on the KidCalc blog:
http://kidcalc.wordpress.com

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KidCalc's 8th update enhances all counting and math lessons to teach the numbers 0-1000. Unlike similar apps, KidCalc includes math lessons - not just drills.

• Enhanced flash cards for counting now with voice-overs for counting up to 1000, forwards and backwards, by increments of up to 100
• Beginner and intermediate multiplication (products 0-1000)
• Beginner and intermediate division (quotients 0-100)
• Beginner and intermediate addition (sums 0-1000)
• Beginner and intermediate subtraction (operands 0-1000)
• Holiday background music for the Counting Snowflakes game
• Enhanced flash cards for counting prime, binary, and Fibonacci number sequences now up to 1000
• Speed improvements to the math puzzle game - answers can now be selected immediately, review can now be turned off
• Enhanced holiday themes full of icons and voice-overs including Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa themes, with animated snowfall

Follow KidCalc on twitter:
http://twitter.com/kidcalc

Or visit the KidCalc blog:
http://kidcalc.wordpress.com

Nov 17
2009
Version 1.7.9

NEW FEATURES
• Added Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa themes with corresponding voice-overs and icons for counting.
• Added age-based settings to allow one-click configuration of all learning games in KidCalc for a given age.
• Added animated snowfall, shooting stars, falling leaves and falling flowers throughout KidCalc to existing and new learning games.
• Added Counting Snowflakes, a new counting game with animated snowfall.
• Added numeric flash cards to teach counting up to 100, with icons and voice-overs for numbers 0-100.
• Added an index bar above the numeric flash cards to give context to the current flash card.
• Added settings for numeric flash cards to offer a choice of counting by 1s, 2s, 3s,… through counting by 25s.
• Added settings to numeric flash cards to sort flash cards in ascending, descending, or random sequences
• Added settings to numeric flash cards to select low and high flash cards – giving parents the choice of when to introduce zero and of how high the flash card deck should go before trumpets are sounded as a reward for reaching the end.
• Added a ‘Little Genius’ mode with numeric flash cards comprised of numbers from popular sequences such as prime numbers (2, 3, 5, 7, 11, …) , binary numbers (0, 1, 2, 4, 8, …) , and Fibonacci numbers (0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, …).

ENHANCEMENTS
• Replaced all voice-over recordings with clearer, higher quality and higher volume recordings.
• Enhanced the math puzzle to include full control over addition and subtraction operands.
• Enhanced the math puzzle to give parents the option to disable the review after a math problem is solved.
• Enhanced the counting puzzle to include a choice of 4 or 9 squares.
• Enhanced the counting puzzle to include counting by 1s, 2s, 3s,… through counting by 25s.

Oct 20
2009
Version 1.6.0

- General bug fixes to improve performance and stability
- Added information about the KidCalc Halloween costume photo contest. See http://kidcalc.info for details.

Sep 28
2009
Version 1.5.2

- Added animated math flash cards
- Added counting puzzle game
- Added zero button to the calculator to teach adding and subtracting of zero to and from other numbers
- Added settings screen
- Still more improved recordings

Sep 14
2009
Version 1.0.12

- A Halloween theme including pumpkins, witches hats, bats and haunted houses.
- An Instant Replay button that repeats the voice-over and animation shown after an equation was entered. The Instant Replay button also simulates button presses.
- Manual theme selection (sports, space, Halloween, etc.)
- Still more improved voice-over recordings.

Aug 28
2009
Version 1.0.8

-Added a description of my other app, Bathtub Letters (it's FREE!), which teaches letter recognition, reading, and spelling.

-Added a sports theme with baseballs, baseball hats, hockey pucks, basketballs, tennis balls, soccer balls, and footballs.

-Added balloons, birthday cakes, birthday presents, and party hats to original theme.

-Added preview of Halloween theme with witches hats, haunted houses, bats, and pumpkins.

-Improved recordings of my daughter speaking numbers and items.

Follow the evolution of KidCalc on twitter now...
http://twitter.com/kidcalc

Aug 16
2009
Version 1.0.3

-Added outer space theme with planets, moons, martians, and UFOs
-Added cats and hearts to the original theme
-Added voice speaking the name of each item
-Added backward compatibility with firmware 2.2.1

Follow the evolution of KidCalc on twitter now...
http://twitter.com/kidcalc

Jul 28
2009
Version 1.0.2

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