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11 Kids Activities to Learn Coding without a Computer post image

Computer coding is essentially a language that computer uses. When we think about helping kids learn computer coding, we automatically think we need a computer first. But in fact, there are many ways to learn computer coding without a computer, as many thinking and coding approach can be learned in many different activities off-screen. Today we share some off-screen activities that teach kids computer coding. One big concept in coding is the abstract thinking skill of using a symbol to… Read More

Lazoo Art Box by PBS Kids post image

Lazoo art box is a coloring book app created by PBS kids. This app offers a fun and interactive way for children to express their creativity and adds a new twist to a traditional coloring app. Art is a fundamental component of development and allows children to explore their creative side and encourage self-expression. Art can also help developing minds and personalities reach an even greater potential by empowering imagination. Tablets offer a great mess-free option to the world of art… Read More

Interactive Weather App for Kids post image

Weather has been a fun part of early education for kids. I remember those weather boards in my son's classroom. We have a magnet weather board at home for him to play with also. Today we introduce a real weather app specially designed for kids. It is a real weather app because it tells kids the weather condition of major cities around the world in real time. Because it is specially designed for kids, it is more kids friendly and… Read More

9 Dictionary Apps for Kids post image

One big advantage of mobile devices in education and learning is the convenience it brings. A big benefit is the dictionary apps. With these apps, kids don't have to carry those big heavy dictionaries with them, and they can not only check for spelling and meaning of the words, but also hear the pronunciations of the words. Since we first introduced dictionary apps, I have found some more good dictionary apps for kids. Merriam Webster Dictionary: it is free to… Read More

Free Hands On Science App for Kids post image

DIY Lake Water is a free hands on science app for kids from UC Berkeley’s The Lawrence Hall of Science. We reviewed their DIY Sun app, which is also free. This new app DIY Lake Science is another fun science app for kids who are interested in natural science. Funded by NSF, it allows families and educators to investigate and learn about lakes and other freshwater ecosystems at home, at school, or anywhere you go. For those who don't have… Read More

Enjoy Children’s Books Around the World within 1 App post image

Love of reading is the best gift parents can give to their children. The most important factors that are shown with positive effect of children’s reading ability are the availability of books at home and parents reading with kids. Now children are spending more and more time on digital devices, it is a good idea to have reading apps for kids on your smart phones and tablets. Digital books on mobile devices have many advantages. Mobility is one, carrying many… Read More

6 Ways to Help Kids Enjoy Books at a Young Age post image

We’ve heard it again and again that the best gift we can give to our children is the love of reading. But what can parents do to make kids enjoy reading and enjoy books? There are so many ways, and every parent is doing it differently. Here are some we’ve done that worked well for us. I’d love to hear your ideas and the books you used. At the end of the post, we are having a kid’s book giveaway… Read More

Play Preschool at Home with Grandma post image

We have reviewed several Grandma Grandpa series apps. I love the fun grandma and grandpa and the interesting learning activities they have. Today they launched a new app called Grandma's Preschool. If you have a preschool age child, check it out. Your child will love it. It is essentially a preschool on your tablet. Kids can learn and play preschool at home. When kids start the app, they will see a room like most preschool classroom. There are several stations… Read More

Fun Number and Counting Activities for Kids post image

Learning numbers and counting could be really fun. There are so many things that we can count with kids no matter where we go. But how to count with a preschool or kindergarten kids? How to make the counting activities different and interesting? Today's app Numbers and Counting with Teacher Tilly will show you 5 different ways to learn numbers. Numbers and Counting is a math app for kids age 2 to 6, helping them learn and practice numbers and… Read More

Free Online Non-fiction Reading For Kids post image

We all know today's kids facing a changing world, that the knowledge base of human being grows faster and faster. It is crucial for kids to have the skills to be a self-learner. They can gather information from different sources and decipher the information, connect the dots, and form their own knowledge base and opinions on subjects they need learn. One big building block in this self-learning process is reading non-fiction materials. Reading non-fiction is very different from reading fiction… Read More

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