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" »
Pixelflip Studios has just released a new interactive storybook called, Loopy Lost His Lettuce.
It’s a cute little story with an even cuter presentation. All the characters in the story were hand crocheted. (more…)Continue reading "A great new storybook for the younger set" »
There are big advantages to starting your toddler’s education early. Just a few years ago it was unheard of for toddlers to be learning to read or doing simple sequencing problems. Today it is expected that children know this by the time they enter Kindergarten. Kindergarten classes are not for learning social skills in our world today. Kindergartners are expected to know their alphabet, have counting skills and able to color in the lines. Preschool is the best place to learn these pre-kindergarten skills but what if that is not an option for your family? How can they learn what they need to know before starting elementary school? The answer just might be on your Kindle.
I just saw today that Amazon is releasing an update to their Kindle Fire line that adds a feature called FreeTime. It seems that Amazon was listening to the concerns and complaints of parents everywhere. When children use a table there is always the concern that they’ll change the settings, install apps or be playing games when they should be reading.
Starting in November, Amazon is introducing a service called FreeTime, built from the ground up to help give parents peace of mind when it comes to tablet use. Parents can create a profile for each of their children and choose what books, apps, games and videos they want to give their kids access to. Kindle FreeTime is free on every Kindle Fire.
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Are you thinking about purchasing a tablet for your child to use? The most popular tablet computer is of course the iPad, and the number one gaming tablet geared specifically to kids is the newly updated LeapFrog console, the LeapPad 2. Let us break down the differences between LeapPad 2 vs iPad and help you determine which is the right option for you and your family.
The temporary Halloween stores have already started popping up. The leaves are starting to turn. Corn stalks are showing up outside your neighbor’s house. It’s that time of year again. Here’s a quick list of some fun and safe Halloween-themed apps for your kiddos to enjoy.
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If your child has an iPad, you either have a case or are looking for one. Cases not only protect the device itself, but in some cases make it easier to use and hold. We’ve tried several for our kids, but here are some ones that we think are the best.Continue reading "5 Great Childrens’ iPad Cases" »
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" »
Educational apps for kids are great. And they’re even better if they are educational apps disguised as fun apps. This way, not only will parents feel better about handing over their iPhone or iPad, but children will learn when they think they’re just playing.
is one of those apps. It’s a colorful, fun app for your 2-5 year old that will also teach them letters, numbers, and spelling. (more…)Continue reading "Mr. Blimp iPad App Review" »
Parents everywhere are getting excited and going around singing “It’s the most wonderful time of the year”. That’s right, it’s back to school time.
But back to school means more than buying school supplies and making sure junior makes the bus, it also means homework, studying and tests. And there are plenty of iPad apps to help you and your little ones brush up on all things education.Continue reading "7 Back to School iPad Apps That We Recommend" »