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Best Vocabulary Learning Tools for Kids post image

We had a best spelling learning tool for kids, and today we share our pick of best learning tools for vocabulary. Spelling tools focus on spelling, while vocabulary tools go beyond spelling. With vocabulary tools, kids also learn words’ definitions, pronunciations, and contextual usages. You may see some of the apps or learning tools are on both lists, but most are not. This is part of our Best Learning Tools for Kids series. For the whole list of the series, please… Read More

10 Ways to Watch Good Kids Movies for Free Anytime post image

As new stream technology getting more advanced, there are many ways to watch movies and TV shows besides sitting in front of a TV or in movie theatres, many are even free. Today we share 10 ways to watch high quality, good educational movies for kids free, anytime, any where. All options below are available on iPad and iPhone, many are available on Android and computers. To learn more about each option, click on the option name, you will see… Read More

Best Learning Tools for Kids to Learn Computer Coding post image

We have posted several lists of Learning Tools for Kids. Today we continue on the lists, adding Best Learning Tools for Kids to Learn Computer Coding. Computer programming is becoming a more and more essential skill for today’s kids. Even if they are not planning to become a computer programmer, it is important for them to know how computers work and be more comfortable when interacting with digital machines. I am glad to see many organizations recognize the need and developed… Read More

Jigsaw Puzzle App for Kids of All Ages post image

We like jigsaw puzzles. It offers many benefits in childhood development. Through playing puzzles, kids develop hand-eye coordination, fine motor and gross motor skills, shape recognition, problem solving, and patience. It is a good quiet activity to help kids to calm down. I recently find a good puzzle app. What I like the most about the app is the ability to adjust the difficult level, so everyone at home can play. You can create a puzzle for a 3-year-old, and… Read More

Family Night Ideas – Good Family Movies and Games post image

With all the school activities, family and work responsibilities, it is hard to fit family night into our busy schedule unless we intentionally plan for it. Do you have family night? What do you do? I have been looking for family night ideas, and find some good family movies and games that are educational and fun. I’d love to hear your ideas. Please do share. We love to play family games. This is the time every one interact with each… Read More

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

Is your child good at keeping track of homework? Some kids are good at it, some are not. How do you help the child who always forget homework? How do you help a kid to stay organized and keep track of all homework and school projects? The study tip I can offer today is to use a homework organization app. I will explain why the app is good, and why you should use it together with your child. myHomework is… Read More

3D Animation Tutorials for Beginners Using Blender post image

Have you tried 3D animation? Many scenes and characters in movies and video games are results of 3D animations. Today every one probably have seen some 3D animation effects. What is more, if you have used a presentation tool, like PowerPoint or Keynote, you probably have some experience creating 3D animations. Most presentation tools let you add certain animation effects, like the image dancing on the screen, or flying into the screen. But most of these presentation tools have limited… Read More

Smash Your Food

How do you talk about food nutrition and healthy food with your child? How easy is it to take the tasty fries or the sweet donuts away from their plates? Do you know how much sugar in the donuts? You can get help on all these questions from a fun app Smash Your Food. Smash Your Food lets the kids pick the food, and watch the food be smashed between two metal plates, and sugar, salt and oil be filtered… Read More

SkyView App

On a warm day, we like to go out after dinner. When we are out at night, my son likes to point at the stars telling me which is which. I don’t know much about the stars, so I did some search on apps that can help me learn about the sky. It is amazing how many astronomy apps are out there, ranging from very basic to very professional. It took me a while to focus down on two that… Read More

Fun Word Game for Better Vocabulary post image

Are you children good at using new words? Do they like to use different words in their written and oral communication? Having a rich vocabulary definitely improve communication skills and thus relationship with others and self-confidence. Playing word games is a fun way to help kids to improve vocabulary. In addition, playing word games is good for brain development. While playing games, kids are focused, and they are forced to make new connections, and to think outside of box. Today… Read More

Bo Matching Game free Christmas app for kids

With holiday approaching, everyone is getting into the holiday spirit.  While you are busy getting everything ready for the holiday, here are 8 free Christmas apps for kids. Most apps are good for all ages to enjoy, hope they bring joys to your home in this busy holiday season. Jingle All the Way : a warm story about a lovely dog Jingle, who finally find a home for the holiday. It is made by Hallmark in conjunction with their interactive toy… Read More

Movies to Watch with Kids on New Year’s Eve post image

Do you have special plans for New Years Eve? It is the exciting moment of the year. For me I enjoy the most when the whole family sit down and enjoy a good holiday movie together. It gives the magic warm feeling that will last for a long time. Do you have favorite New Year's Eve movies? Here are some of my favorites. I'd love to hear yours too. If you click on the movie title, you will be led to… Read More

Photo Archive of World War 2 Pictures post image

How to teach history to kids? Everyone has his own preference. To me it has never worked well when the teachers just asked us to memorize the historical facts. Thinking back, the part of history lessons I still remember are the historical stories I learned. They could be a story told by a teacher, a historical movie or book I read, or some historical photos I saw. So when it comes to history lessons, I prefer first hand immersion experience… Read More