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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

Free App: Learn History with JFK Challenge post image

JFK Challenge is a free app from The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. It is designed for school age kids to learn the history, particularly the two initiatives by JFK – The Peace Corps and The Space Program, via the combination of multimedia introductions and hands-on games. To start the app, kids can set their own avatar with a picture of themselves. They will watch a brief introduction of John F. Kennedy and the two initiatives. Kids can… Read More

15 YouTube Channels of Fun Science for Kids post image

Amazingly, YouTube has become a good source of educational materials. We have been using YouTube more and more for fun learning materials. We shared 6 YouTube Channels for Hands-on Science Experiments You Can Do at Home. Today we share YouTube channels of fun science facts, explanations, and news. Bill Nye: although the channel has not been updated for couple years, the content already there is enough for kids to explore. I like that the video titles tell you exactly what the… Read More

Free App for Kids Explaining Fractions post image

Zap Zap Fractions is a free app for kids explaining the basic concepts of fractions. I like the good visual help when the meaning of fraction is explained. If your children just start to learn about fraction, this is a great tool to help them to have a good understanding of the real meaning of fraction. The app has two parts: lesson and challenge. The lesson starts from a division, and shows to kids that fraction is essentially a division… 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

Learn Mediterranean History with Medelia App post image

Medelia is a free app helping kids learn about the history of Mediterranean cities. Kids visit the cities, learn and explore at their own pace. It is a fun way to learn history. There will be more cities included the app, but currently there are 3, and one city is free. When kids just start the app, they can create their own avatars. The created the character will be the one explore the cities. Currently the city that comes free… Read More

Free Math Practice for Grade 1 to 5 from Math Pop post image

Math Pop is a fun math practice app for grade 1 to 5. It is designed by learning scientists at Carnegie Mellon University and all content is common core aligned. The best part is you get to do two practice sessions each day for free. The interface is very fun that makes the game addictive. To start, you want to register a user, so you can track the progress. Then you can pick the practice you want to do. The… Read More

History Simulation Games for Kids post image

I remember one of the early games my son played was Oregon Trail. It is a history simulation game for kids to role play as a pioneer traveling west along the Oregon Trail in the old days. My son learned so much by playing the game. It is a fun way for them to learn the history first hand. Those visuals, pictures, and games really bring the history to life, help the kids to understand what was going on in… Read More

App Went Free: Create Your Own TV Shows with TeleStory post image

I just read the news that LaunchPad the company who created Toontastic app is bought by Google. As a celebration, they set two of their apps free: Toontastic and TeleStory. We reviewed Toontastic, which is a fun app letting kids create their own stories and making them into movies. Toontastic also teaches kids how to arrange the storyline to make the stories more interesting. Different from Toontastic, TeleStory is an app letting kids create their own TV shows with provided… Read More

Child-safe Website of Free News Articles for Kids post image

Are you comfortable to let your kids watch news on TV or news website? If not, how do your kids stay updated on what is going on around them, in the community, in the country, and in the world? I have reviewed some child-safe news resources, and today I found one more great news resource for kids: Youngzine. It is a free website of news articles for kids. Youngzine is a website created due to the fact that it was… Read More

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