Sid the Science Kid – Sid’s Slide to the Side Appisode from Mindshapes

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If you have a kid who likes Sid the Science Kid and his pals Gabby, May and Gerald, who love to gather round for rug time with Teacher Susie, then I have some app-solutely fun news for you!  Mindshapes asked me to share their brand new appisode:  Sid the Science Kid – Sid’s Slide to the Side with you.  Sid can’t understand why he can’t slide in his shoes and this whole app is centered around why that is- stories, mini games, songs and more offer an engaging way for kids to learn more about friction.  It’s just like the beloved Sid the Science Kid program on PBS- just for the iPad, iPhone and iTunes.

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Sid’s Slide to the Side is the first in a new app format from Mindshapes called an “Appisode” – enhanced story–based adventures with rich learning game and play activities. This Appisode is a new approach to mobile learning keeping kids engaged and entertained with cool songs, interactive games, reinforced learning activities and colorful characters like PBS favorite – Sid the Science Kid.

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This appisode is based on Jim Henson’s Sid the Science Kid: The Movie and incorporates everything we love about Sid and his preschool pals- questions, curiosity, learning, exploring…laughing and problem solving in a fun, engaging way. Kids will learn about friction with the included 2 books, 2 games/activities and music from Teacher Susie.  As always, Susie doesn’t just tell the kids what they need to know to answer their questions,  but encourages them to ask questions and explore in order to help them discover for themselves.

What’s in the app?

Two fully narrated and animated Livebooks™ - classic Sid stories that everyone will enjoy!

Push-a-Puck: Learn and Play activity explores the concept of friction thru choices of materials and combinations. Changes levels as your child progressively plays and learns.

✔ Sid’s Speedway: Educational Go-Kart racing game that teaches kids about friction through the power of play. Uses great features and functionality of the iPad as kids explore many different combinations the activity offers.

✔ Music: A favorite song from Teacher Susie!

This app is available through iTunes for $2.99 as of 4/2/13.  Definitely one we’ll keep on my phone- it’s got enough components that it’ll keep the kids happy for a long time if we are waiting at an appointment.

This is a sponsored post, and opinions are, as always, my own.  Anyone who has the  rug time song in their head after reading this, I wish you well.  It’s been in my head for days!! (Luckily it’s a fun song).

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  • my daughter loves Sid

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  • Oh Carter would love this! We love watching Sid The Science Kid on TV! Oh how fun! We will have to download this one!

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  • I’m going to download this for my classroom ipad.

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  • Never heard of this before!!

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  • My son would love this. We are big Sid fans.

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  • i didnt know there was an app for this! my daughter loves this show! and Im sure she will love the app too!

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  • What a fun way to learn!

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  • I love apps that involve kids and music. They are a great combination.

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  • Awww1 I miss Sid, my son is 9 now and thinks he is too old for Sid. He would have loved this app a couple of years ago.

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  • I bet my students would love this app, if I can find a way to incorporate this at school

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  • I would love for my son to watch this show, my son loves science and it would interest him a whole lot!

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  • My niece would love this. She is a Sid fan.

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  • My niece introduced me to Sid the Science Kid…I bet she would love this app!

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  • looks like something my Grandkids would love, I will have to look into it.

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  • My nephew loves Sid. Great way to learn and have fun!

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  • I wish that we had the equipment to have these clever types of apps. we don’t even have smart phones.

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  • Seems really nice for kids but I won’t be encouraging my kids to be immersed in all this techie stuff early.

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  • That seems like a very reasonable price for an app that kids will love, and learn from, too. Thanks for the review.

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  • I like educational shows and have been wanting to watch this one to see if we would like it. My girls love Science!

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  • I’ve never watched the show but Looks like a great app for all the fans of Sid.

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  • Looks like a great show! My friend’s son is obsessed with it!

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  • We have never watched this before but this looks really entertaining!!

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  • I am not very technical but I do have a smart phone and will ask my son to help me download the app for my granddaughter’s enjoyment.

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  • I like education characters in cartoons. Kids learn while they watch their usual cartoons. It reminds me of the old PBS shows we watched as a kid

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  • I use to watch sid the science kid and now my daughters enjoy it also.

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  • I love educational cartoons. This is a great one

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  • my grandsons are fans as well,,I like for them to watch this because they actually learn something

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  • My sons are both huge fans of Sid the Science Kid so I expect this is something they will be asking for.

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  • My step-daughter’s son has not yet been introduced to Sid but based on your description and review I am sure he’d love it! I will forward this post to her…

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  • Sounds like a cute app, my son would love this.

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  • This is definitely one of my favorites for the viewing of my grandchildren!

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  • I’m going to have to tell dd about this and see if she wants it (some days she LOVES Sid, others she doesn’t!). I didn’t realize they had an app out for Sid! :-)

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  • My niece loves Sid. My son has never watched it, but I bet he would love it too. This sounds cute

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  • my son loves sid the science guy, it is such an educational and fun show.

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  • I do not have any children this age frame. So, I don’t know Sid. Vicki

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  • My kids love ad the science kid.

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  • This looks awesome! I’ve seen this show a couple times on TV, but never this. I love all the new things that companies come out with!

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  • this app sounds good, my son likes to watch sid

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  • I’m going to get this app for Sid the Science Kid for my grand kids. They would love it. Thank you for the post.

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  • Looks like kids would love this.

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  • Sid the Science Kid and his pals are great!
    Thanks for sharing the appisode!

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  • Oh I will have to get this app. My kids just live Sid the science kid! What a great way to keep the kids occupied during dr appointments, etc

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  • Sounds like a fun series!! My kids would love this. I’ll have to check the app out. Thanks!

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  • My son loves playing on the PBS website. He also loves apps that talk and sing to him. He would definitely love this!

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  • Great app – love it when kids think that learning is fun. Thanks for sharing.

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  • That looks great. I love when they add fun to learning. I am def. checking this out for my LO’s! Thank you

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  • My boys love love love Sid! Thanks for sharing!

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  • My boys love, love, love Sid the Science kid! Thanks for sharing!

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  • We actually haven’t watch Sid the Science Kid before, but it sounds perfect for my son. I can’t wait to try this app with him!

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  • I bet every kid who is a Sid the Science kid fan would love this. If my kids were younger I would be all over it!

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