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Free App: YouTube Kids Provides Kids Safe Video Experience post image

YouTube has become more and more popular and more and more parents and teachers are using videos they find on YouTube as teaching materials for kids. Although there are so many great content on YouTube, parents worry about that kids may run into videos they are not supposed to watch. To solve the problem, Google launched YouTube Kids, where kids can watch age appropriate videos, and parents and teachers can have the peace of mind knowing all contents are child… Read More

Exploratory App for Toddlers and Preschoolers Offering Open Ended Play post image

Eli Explorer offers open-ended play to young children. It is an app for toddlers and preschoolers. Kids can freely explore in the forest, on the mountain, and at the cute bunny Eli’s home. I love it for its open-ended play. There is no levels, no rules, just exploratory play. Isn't this how young children learn? When kids start the app, they will see the little bunny Eli sleeping on the cloud. Kids can wake up Eli by tapping on the… Read More

10 Fun Science Movies and TV Shows for Kids post image

Are you children interested in science? They are. Because kids are naturally curious, they are born to explore everything around them, and they want to know why. Science is in our every day life, and there are always things to show kids the magic of science. The challenge is parents are usually too busy or too occupied by other stuff to come up ideas to encourage kids' exploratory nature and curiosity. I found some times good movies and TV shows… Read More

Fun Learning Tools for Young Children from ABC Mouse post image

After using ABC Mouse for a month with my four year old and his cousins who are four and five respectively, I have come to this conclusion: Kids love it and parents can feel good about it. As far as curriculum goes ABC Mouse knows of what they speak. A quick Wikipedia search will show you ABC Mouse was created by award winning educators, some of whom are affiliated with PBS. The site won several awards in 2010, the year it became available… Read More

Best Handwriting Learning Tools for Kids post image

Since kids spending more time on tablets, I have the concern that they are going the lose the handwriting skills, 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 tools that kids can practice penmanship on tablets. As handwriting is not just on tablets, and in fact… Read More

Nick Jr. Free App for Kids

There is a new Nick Jr. app for iPad and it's free! This app provides commercial free viewings of Nick Jr. full episodes and short clips as well as fun games. I enjoy television apps because it allows us a way to take videos and TV on the go. No more worrying about CD's and portable CD players when it's all held within the device or through a quick online app. Also, when there is that one 5 minute scene… Read More

Wonderful Bedtime Picture Book – City Nights post image

City Nights is a beautiful picture book for kids on iPad. It depicts the feel of the night in the busy city through a child who is ready to go to bed. Beautifully illustrated and with short rhymes, it is a perfect bedtime book app to read with kids before they going to sleep. The book starts with a child who is ready for bed, and watching the street from the window. “In the city, in the city night, sunset… Read More

9 YouTube Channels of Hands-On Science Experiments for Kids post image

No matter what time of the year, there are always moments that you have to stay home, and try to find things to do with kids. We've shared many fun activities for kids on iGameMom, but what if you don't feel like to actually do something. Good movies for kids and educational videos to the rescue!  We have been using YouTube more and more. There are a lot educational channels on YouTube and I love the fact that most videos are… Read More

App Went Free: Fun Activities for Toddler and Preschool Kids Bumblz post image

Bumblz is a collection of fun activities for kids, including puzzle games, coloring pages, sing alongs, and short video stories for kids. Its target users are kids 6 and younger. It is a free app, with In-App Purchase. Today all the In-App Purchase items are free, so in addition to downloading the app, you want to purchase all the In-App Purchase content when they are free. Bumblz is a fun, musical animated series about a young bee who, together with… Read More

Learn History and Culture of United Kingdom with Eric and Bruce post image

Eric and Bruce Travel to Britain is the first app in Eric and Bruce app series. It takes kids to the key cultural and historical highlights in Britain. Designed for kids age 5 and younger, it is a great cultural immersion app for young children. Eric is a young boy, and Bruce is his dog. Eric and Bruce travel the world, and the first stop is The Great Britain. Once kids enter the app with Eric and Bruce, the first… Read More

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