Apps for Parents

Apps for Parents

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We have posted several lists of Learning Tools on iPad. 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 […]

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This is part of our Best Learning Tools on iPad series. We had a best learning tool for spelling, 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 […]

Plants by Tinybop

Plants is an interactive diorama about plants in different biomes. Via open ended play, kids learn the eco systems and how plants grow and live in the real world. It is designed by Tinybop, whose first app Human Body was a great success. I love the guided exploratory approach of teaching. There is no lessons to […]

Duolingo Free App

I always wanted to check out Duolingo. I have read about their free language learning programs and apps, but I have not got a chance to actually use it till recently. After I used it for a while, I really like it, not just because it is free, but also how good it is at […]

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I have not paid much attention to news apps except News-O-Matic. Because I felt many news include contents that are not child safe. Recently I heard from a homeschool mom that they use Yahoo News for kids in their homeschool. I was quite surprised and checked it out. I am really surprised by the quality […]

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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. I’d love to hear […]

myHomework Student Planner

Most kids have started school. Pretty soon they will 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 […]

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With kids starting school, many of us are busy getting kids ready for the new school year: school supplies, academic readiness, … One very important aspect of school life is the peer interactions. This involves social and emotional skills. We have shared our top picks of 10 apps helping kids develop social and emotional skills […]

Brain Booster Exercises

Brain Booster Exercises is a fun brain training app that is not only good for kids, but also good for grown ups. It is free with options to add more levels via in-app purchase. There are a lot content come with the free download. We actually have not even bothered to add more levels. There […]

Chirp App

How do you share pictures with family and friends? Do you email them? Today I have a Free app that letting you share picture between devices for free instantly. You can even share it with many people just by one click. Chirp is a free app. It transfers files by creating a unique sound profile. […]

SketchBook Pro App

I have seen some iPad art works on the internet, and I have always wondered how people were able to create the beautiful effects on iPad, like water color, shades of painting, and delicate color changes. I started exploring some of the drawing apps available. It is amazing to see the kinds of drawing capabilities […]

Brainbean app

How often do you do brain exercise? I wish I have done more brain training. Just like our body muscles, our brains need regular exercise to stay sharp. With the fact that we are using our brains every day, which are the best exercises, do we still need additional brain training?  The answer is Yes. […]

Tower Math App

Tower Math is a math game app for kids developed by the same developer who created Stack the States and Stack the Countries, which are by far the most popular apps in our household. When my son turned 3 he knew where every state and every country was on the planet because of those apps. […]

Brainfeed app

Brainfeed is an app with collections of educational videos for kids. All the videos in the app are educational, entertaining, and age appropriate. The app is free with about 100 videos free. I like the app for its filtered content, so I know those videos are high quality and kids friendly. There are 11 categories […]

Monopoly

Do you like to play Monopoly? It is available as apps now and today all Monopoly apps are on sale for $0.99. The original prices for them are from $4 to $10. If you like the game, this is the time to get the app. There are several Monopoly apps for different versions of Monopoly […]

Shutterfly

Summer is the time  we are going to spend a lot more time with kids and family – play at home, hang out in the backyard, travel to have a vacation or to visit family, … It is also a time we are going to take a lot pictures. More and more, we use our phone as […]