As a parent of two, one of the most difficult tasks we have is to encourage our kids to do their chores. Back in my day, I got my chores done mostly out of the fear of the consequences, but I didn’t want my kids to be in constant fear of “negative reinforcement.” After looking around, my wife and I found out that research has shown that Positive Reinforcement is a much more powerful force for training. Just ask any animal trainer.
As most parents have found out, limiting their child’s screentime on an iPad, iPhone or iPod can be challenging. Rahul Deshpande has come up with an interesting solution with his app, Kaboom – App Timer.
Planning lunches for your kids can be challenging. Why not get the kids involved and empower them to make healthy choices? Lala Lunchbox lets kids plan their meals with your help.Continue reading "Highlight: LaLa Lunchbox helps kids plan their own lunches" »
LITTLE MOON, BIG GALAXY!
What happens when the moon gets lost, catches a cold, and runs into the cranky Crab Nebula? A family-friendly and fun-filled chase through a galaxy of adorable planetary oddballs ensues! As Luna, you sneeze from orbit to orbit on your way back to Mother Earth. Along the way, you’ll make new friends, collect stars, and have more than a few close encounters with hot-headed Suns and mysterious Black Holes!
Ever been frustrated by the fact, that you couldn't let your kids watch YouTube on their own? Because they either got distracted by strange comments or thrown to weird 'related' videos, that were not really suitable for their age? If so, then you might like this youtube filtering app for kids: Video MonsterContinue reading "App Highlight: Video Monster – YouTube filtering app for kids" »
BrainNook Grade 2 Comprehensive Arithmetic [HD]: Addition, Subtraction, Place Value, Even and Odd Numbers, Skip Counting, Visual Estimation, Word Problems (Covers two complete sections from the Common Core Standards for Grade 2 Math) | Price: FREE
The most complete math game in the App Store! BrainNook is used in over 4000 classrooms and by over 100,000 kids, across the US and internationally: it's now available on the iPad for the first time! Comprehensively covers the curriculum used in your child’s school.Continue reading "App Highlight: BrainNook" »
Whether it’s election time or not, kids in the United States could probably use a little help learning their presidents. Here are some apps to help ease the learning process with a spoonful of sugary fun. (more…)Continue reading "Best Apps About the Presidents" »
There are multiple educational apps available for kids via smartphones, tablets, and
computers, which range from free downloads through to paid content. However, sorting
through the choice available can often be difficult, especially when having to deal with issues
like platform compatibility and suitability for ages. The best educational apps help kids to
learn while still being fun, and can take on everything from basic cognition skills through to
more advanced creative abilities. The following list represents a survey of different apps for
kids, and covers both preschool and older targeted apps. (more…)
Not all apps are fun and games, or even educational. Some apps are developed to help people.Continue reading "Kid CBT*ABC Way – App Review" »