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Best Learning Tools for Kids to Learn Drawing and Painting post image

We have put together quite a few learning tools for kids posts. Today we share best learning tools for kids to learn drawing. There are so much to learn about drawing, from simple shapes, to proportions, to colors, to different art effects. As we always do, the tools are listed by its target users' age, tools for younger kids are listed at the beginning of the list, tools for older kids and adults are listed toward the bottom of the… Read More

Kids Movies about Lying and Telling Truth post image

Summer is a good time to catch up on good movies with kids. Today we share with you ideas of good movies for kids to watch in the summer, and how to build in educational elements into the movie experience. If you want to know how do we use movies as part of parenting and learning experience, you can visit How to Teach by Movies. Today we share kids movies about lying and being honest. Almost everyone lies at some… Read More

myHomework Student Planner app

After kids starting school, they will soon start having homeworks, class projects, reading assignments, … all the fun stuff. How do you help kids stay organized and keep track of all homeworks and projects? myHomework is a very good tool for kids to organize all these school works. It is available online, so you can access it on your computer. It also has free apps for both Apple devices and Android devices. If you sign up for a free account… Read More

Best Learning Tools for Kids To Practice Telling Time post image

Telling time is a math skill, as well as an essential life skill for kids. Today we share Best Learning Tools for Kids to Practice Telling Time. Some are designed for younger kids, that start with telling numbers 1 to 12, some are designed for school age kids to practice different ways of telling time. Since most kids start to learn telling time around kindergarten age, most of the learning tools below are for kids grade K to 3. We will mark those that are… Read More

10 Science Experiments for Kids to Learn about Sun post image

We shared some interesting ideas of science activities for kids to learn about the moon. Today we share some cool science activities for kids to learn about the sun. Kids will learn about solar power, sun light and invisible light, and how earth is related to sun. Simple activity to learn about day and night, and how earth rotate around the sun. This light box looks so interesting. Kids will think it is magic. In the mean time, you can… Read More

DIY Art Project with UV Beads and LEDs post image

Solar beads (or UV beads) and LEDs fascinate children and always seem to surprise them. Using both in a DIY art project will help them engage with learning and be creative. When it is easy to get children outside in the sun, UV beads can be added to many different projects. LED is a fun addition to many projects too. Today we welcome my friend Carolyn, a curriculum and gifted education specialist, back for a STEAM project for kids using… Read More

Best Learning Tools for Kids – Handwriting Practice post image

Since kids spending more time on tablets, I have the concern that they are going the lose handwriting practice time, which I still think is necessary and important, even with all the tablets and computers. I started by searching for the right stylus for kids so kids can practice handwriting old fashion way on iPad. Now I found some really good handwriting practice tools that kids can practice penmanship on tablets. As handwriting is not just on tablets, and in… Read More

7 Free Online STEM Resources post image

As many of us know STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math) fields are in high demand. STEM jobs in the U.S. are expected to grow nearly twice as fast as other fields by 2018. I can’t emphasis enough how important for today’s kids to learn STEM skills to be a competent citizen when they grow up. Where do you find high quality STEM teaching / learning resources? Today we share 7 free online STEM resources with wonderful ideas of STEM activities… Read More

Adventure Movies and TV Shows for Kids on Netflix post image

What comes to your mind when I say adventure? Travel to a foreign country? or Space? or a dangerous place? If you look up the word Adventure, the first definition on dictionary.com is "an exciting or very unusual experience". So for kids it could be anything, a trip to a new grocery store, or a park, a vacation to a city they've never been; or doing something they've never done before... Anything that involves exploring an uncharted territory is an… Read More

Music Games for Kids from Mussila Monsters post image

Do your kids like music? Do they like to play with music toys? How about music games? If you are interested in taking their interest in music to the next level and start introduce music formally to kids, such as music notes, instruments, today’s app is a good one to start with. It is still fun, and the music introduction is formal, but gentle. Mussila is a fun and creative music game app that gives kids the basic music skills… Read More

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