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8 Digital Resource Ideas for Building Literacy Skills post image

I'm always on the hunt for the best literacy ideas to use with my own children and those that I work with on my blog, Growing Book by Book. I've come across some wonderful digital resources for building literacy skills. Here are some of my favorite apps, eBooks and websites to help young children grow as readers and writers. Apps Short Vowel Word Study and Spelling is a wonderful app for children who are learning to spell. I love that… Read More

Movies for Kids on iGameMom

Making friends is an important life skill for everyone. How to teach kids about friendships? How to teach them the skills of making and keeping friends? There are many things you can do, such as reading books, role modeling. Today we focus on educational movies for kids teaching friendships. Most these movies are available on Netflix, which is the app we use to watch movies and TV shows. For more information about Netflix, please visit Netflix offers good movies for… Read More

Best Learning Tools for Kids to Learn a Second Language post image

It is always good to start a 2nd language early, as kids are in the natural stage of grasping a new language. iGameMom has reviewed some good learning tools for kids to learn a new language other than English. As part of our best learning tools for kids on iPad series, today we have Best Learning Tools for Kids to Learn a Languages Other Than English. This is part of our Best Learning Tools for Kids on iPad series. For… Read More

Free App: Phonics with Phonzy – Practice Letter Sounds and Words Aloud post image

Phonics with Phonzy is a phonics app for kids. It is unique in ways of encouraging kids to practice the letters and words out loud, which is essential in any language learning experience. It also demonstrates mouth movements to show kids how to pronounce the sound. It is a free app right now. However, I don’t know how long it will stay free. If you need phonics help for your kids, this might be a good one to try and… Read More

Educational Holiday Gifts for Kids To Go with iPhone and iPad post image

It is hard to believe it is time to think about holiday gifts already. This year I am putting a list of our favorite tablet toys and accessories for kids. If you already have an iPad or iPhone, or are planning to get one this holiday season, these toys will go well with iPad and iPhone, and all are educational and fun! For more gift ideas for kids, please visit 15 gift guides for kids from real moms. We also… Read More

iF Poems App – A Gentle Introduction of Poetry for Kids post image

We have been using the app iF Poems for a while and liked how easy it is to use and how rich the content is. iF Poems is an app carries 270 classic poems for kids. It allows users to search poems by categories and kids age. It is a gentle introduction of poetry for kids. On the opening page, you can see there are 12 categories of poems: Growing UP, Nature Seasons and Animals, Humour and Nonsense, Love and… Read More

Best Storytelling Learning Tools for Kids on iPad and Other Tablets post image

I like storytelling activities and storytelling learning tools. Storytelling helps kids develop oral language skills, boost thinking skills, creativity, and imagination. While learning to put a story together, kids in fact gain skills in better listening and reading. Also storytelling helps kids express their emotions and feelings that many times are hard to do. Today we share top storytelling learning tools for kids on iPad, many are also available on other devices. This is part of our Best Learning Tools… Read More

App Went Free: Have Fun Playing with Hat Monkey post image

I liked the app Petting Zoo a lot, so when I saw the same developer has set another of their apps Hat Monkey free, I had to get it. Hat Monkey is an interactive book app for toddlers to kindergarteners. But I ensure you that people of all ages will love it. It is a story about a cute monkey who wears a hat all the time. Kids are welcomed by the monkey on the opening screen, pointing to the… Read More

Free App: Disney Movies for Kids Anywhere Any Device post image

We like Disney movies, from those classic movies like Snow White, Dumbo, to recent ones, like Frozen; from action movies like Pirates of the Caribbean, to comedies like Wreck It Ralph. Disney makes good movies for kids with great moral and educational value, and entertaining enough that the whole family can enjoy. If you like Disney movies, you will like the free app Disney Movie Anywhere. It was launched on Apple App Store earlier this year, and recently, it is… Read More

Best Learning Tools on iPad For Kids to Learn Counting post image

This is part of our Best Learning Tools on iPad series . Today we have Best Counting Learning Tools for Kids. Counting and number concepts are the foundation for math. It is important for kids not only master counting, but also truly understand the meaning of the numbers. There are many ways to help kids conceptualize the number concepts. Today we have our top picks on counting apps that also help kids understand number concepts. For more best learning tools on iPad, please visit… Read More

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