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…)
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" »
Magical Music Box is a modern version of the mechanical marvels of yesteryear that entertained our grandparents as children. This time the music box is animated and configurable by you to play familiar classical tunes with imagery that captures the imagination. It’s a new app from studio Kidoteca. I was most impressed with the production quality of the app. The artwork and animation are really well done. The first time I saw it, I thought “This looks interesting.” And I was not disappointed.
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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.
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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