Apps for Kids in Upper Elementary and Middle School

Apps for Kids Age 10-15

Free App: Explore Nature Science with Online Games and Photo Hunt

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Plum’s Photo Hunt app and the Plum Landing website take learning life and nature science to a whole new level.  The Photo Hunt app focuses on the immediate world around you and the Plum Landing website focuses on a few different ecosystems of earth and takes the life sciences global. The Photo Hunt app is perfect for […]

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Expand Vocabulary with Rhyming Game App

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Children seem all like rhymes. Rhyming is an important part of language mastery. Rhymes help kids develop and enhance phonic awareness; experience the rhythm of the language; and expand vocabulary. Rhyming activities have many benefits in a child’s literacy development. Today we introduce an app of rhyming game to help kids expand their vocabulary with […]

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How to teach with movies

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How often do you let your kids see a movie or TV show? What movies and shows do you like to watch together? We like to watch documentaries. There are so many good documentaries that kids can watch, and they can learn so much from them. One great source of documentary movies and TV shows is […]

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App that Trains Cognitive Skills with Fun Games for Kids

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Today we introduce a kid’s app that trains children’s cognitive skills, such as memory, reasoning, flexibility. These skills are fundamental building blocks of early learning. Based on research, these skills don’t automatically happen as children mature. A good training program can help children develop these skills. Thinking Time is designed with leading researchers in developmental […]

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9 Free Math Learning Websites That Are Available on iPad

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A while ago, we put together a list of 10 reading programs that continuous offer free books. Today we have a list of free math programs that continuously offer free math practice games and lessons to kids. All programs are available online on computers, and also work on iPhone and iPad. 9 Free Math Learning […]

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Free App: Fun Brain Training Games for Kids

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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. […]

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FREE: Practice Math on 10 Monkeys Website

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Today I have another math practice website for kids – 10 Monkeys. It also operates well on iPad and iPhone. It covers math from preschool to elementary school on number recognition, counting, addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. There are also practices on money and word problems. Geometry problems will be added in the near future. Once […]

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Fun Math Game App to Get Your Brain in Shape – Tower Math

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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. […]

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Free App: Marbly Game for Spacial Thinking and Problem Solving Skills

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We recently discovered a new game app that is fun and addictive. It is designed by Alexey Pajitnov, author of the world famous Tetris game.  Kids will learn spacial reasoning, logic thinking, and problem solving, while playing the fun game. The game play is to line up same colored marble in one line – row, […]

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App Went Free: Wonderful Educational App for Kids about Human Body

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Human being’s body is amazing. There is so much we can learn about our body: the structure, the function, and most amazingly, how the many parts work together to support our daily life. Teaching kids about human body is complex, and I find it easier to have something visual – pictures and, ideally, videos.  Additionally, […]

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Free Games: Gain Literacy and Problem Solving Skills at Poptropica

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Are you looking for engaging online games for kids? Games are not all bad. Good games will help kids focus and train their problem solving skills. Poptropica is one of the good games I don’t mind my child playing. Kids will improve their literacy and problem solving skills while playing the open ended games. Poptropica […]

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Free App: High Quality Educational Videos for Kids

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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 […]

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10 Art Apps for Kids that Encourage Off Screen Creations

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On screen art creation and off screen art creation are different. I have found that many great apps offer great art activities. They use features that are available with the new technology, provide unique perspectives that are otherwise impossible to share. But we should not limit the art on the screen. Whenever possible I like […]

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Free App Visually Teaching Kids Math Operation Properties

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Are you kids learning multiplication? Mine has just past the stage, but I wish I had this app when he was learning multiplication. Teachley Mt.Multiplis is a great game app teaching properties of operations as strategies to multiplication. We all know the 3 properties of multiplication: commutative, associative, and distributive. I found through my son’s […]

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App on Deal: Monopoly Game Series Apps

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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 […]

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Fun App Helping Kids Learn Chinese Characters

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I have heard many parents talking about helping kids learn Chinese. Chinese is a very different language. It is pictograph based, not alphabet based. Because the difference between Chinese and English, it could be hard for English speakers to grasp Chinese. However, pictographs are in fact very fun to learn, as all characters are originated from […]

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