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How to teach history to kids? Everyone has his own preference. To me it has never worked well when the teachers just asked us to memorize the historical facts. Thinking back, the part of history lessons I still remember are the historical stories I learned. They could be a story told by a teacher, a historical movie or book I read, or some historical photos I saw. So when it comes to history lessons, I prefer first hand immersion experience… Read More

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ROP is a fun game app. It is very easy, yet intriguing. It helps to enhance players visual and dimensional thinking capability. It is on free app of the week on Apple App Store, and it is also available on Google Play. It is a great way to help kids be familiar with different geometry shapes and key features of the shapes. When you start the app, you are given some "ropes" with nods on them, and a pattern to… Read More

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If you have kids learning algebra and geometry, you will love this free app. Desmos is a graphing calculator, it can show you on the screen the graph based on the equation you wrote. The graph will change instantly if you make changes on the equation. I just love how intuitive it is to use. What is even better, it is free, as apps on Apple app store and Google Play. It is also available on their website if you… Read More

10 Apps for Kids to Learn History post image

Do you like history? How about your kids? I like history. It gives us the opportunities to reflect on what happened before, helps us to appreciate what we have today, and to anticipate what may happen in the future. There are many fun ways to learn history. We shared 4 simulation game apps for kids to learn history, and today we share more apps for kids to learn history. Medelia is a free app helping kids learn about the history… Read More

Learn and Practice English Phrasal Verbs with Stories post image

Phrasal verbs are interesting. A phrasal verb has two parts: a verb and an adverb or preposition or both. The meaning of the phrasal verb is usually different from the meaning of the verb in it. Some phrasal verbs are idioms, and many are informal ways of saying something that people use in their everyday conversation. Most kids learn phrasal verbs naturally by listening and talking everyday. Since the construction of phrasal verbs don't follow grammars or any other rules… Read More

Instructables DIY App for Makers of All Ages post image

Have you visited Instructables.com? Every time I stopped at the site, I find something amazing and interesting. Even if I am not looking for something to make, I can always get cool creative ideas from the designs on the site. I am so glad to find out that they have free apps for Apple, Android and Windows devices. It just makes search for ideas a lot easier. If you have not used Instructable before, it is a website with tons… Read More

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Recently my son has been using a YouTube channel for his American history study. I remember heard about Crash Course, but never got the chance to actually check it out. From what my son was watching, I found the learning videos are really interesting, and decided to explore a little more. I am so glad I did, and it is a wonderful YouTube channel that covers a lot subjects. The content is great for school age kids, either for the… Read More

Learn Spanish With Funny Monsters post image

Would you like to have your child to learn Spanish? They all say it is better to start the 2nd language when kids are young. However, if you don't speak the language yourself, it will be hard to teach your child the 2nd language at a young age. Signing up for a class? I don't feel it is a good idea for young children. Kids need play, not another class. One solution I found is to read bilingual books for… Read More

Learn 5 New Things Everyday with Curiosity post image

Do you know why birds have white and dark meat? How about human? Can you prove that the Moon Landing isn't fake? Do you know basketball teams with teammates touching each other more often perform better? I learned all these with the free app Curiosity. It gives 5 fun facts with pictures and videos everyday. If you want to, you can also use their website on your computer. I love how broad the topics are. You will find interesting topics… Read More

Fun Logic Games for Math Skills – KenKen post image

A while ago a teacher friend told me she lets her students do KenKen in the classroom and spoke very highly of the program. I checked it out, and agree it is a very helpful math game for kids of any age, as long as they have learned single digit addition. It not only develops kids' math skills, but also logic thinking and concentration stamina. It is available on their website or via the free app. What is KenKen? It… Read More

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