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Turn Coloring Pages Into 3D Playground post image

I have seen some apps using augmented reality to turn ordinary coloring pages into 3D pictures on mobile devices. Today I am sharing an app that can do that and more. DreamWorks Color is a free app that brings coloring pages to life into 3D pictures. Additionally, kids can collect the objects they colored, and put them into a 3D setting and interact with their colored animals or other objects in the new 3D settings. When you first start the… Read More

18 Bilingual English Spanish Apps and Websites for Kids post image

Many kids in the US are learning Spanish as the 2nd language. I have been trying to collect books and reading resources for kids to read in both English and Spanish. They are great for both English speaking and Spanish speaking kids who are trying to study the other language. Here are what I found so far. I welcome any suggestions if you know a good digital resource for English and Spanish bilingual reading, such as apps, websites. Free United… Read More

Learn While Fishing with Grandpa post image

Do you like fishing? Have you taken kids with you go fishing? We love fishing. It is refreshing to see an early learning app designed around fishing theme. Fishing with Grandpa is a new app from Fairlady Media, who has the grandma and grandpa app series. Like other apps in the series, Fishing with Grandpa does a great job at smoothly incorporating learning into the fishing activities. When kids start the app, they will be greeted by grandpa sitting in… Read More

Learn Alphabet with Underwater ABC post image

Learning alphabet is the first step to literacy. Now with new technology, there are so many ways for kids to learn ABC’s. My Alphabet Underwater ABC is a fun app for toddlers and preshcoolers to learn letters. With the underwater theme, it is fun and soothing at the same time. The app is designed to help toddlers and preschoolers learn by sight, sound and touch while playing games. Kids will solve puzzles, match letter pairs, write letters, and learn to… Read More

Fun App for Dinosaur and Truck Lovers post image

Do your kids like dinosaurs? How about trucks? and How about combining both into one? Dinotrux is a new Netflix show by DreamWorks for kids age 4 and up. It is based on the picture books of the same title, but the show has expanded the stories from the book tremendously. To accompany the show, DreamWorks also launched a free app of the same title. If you have kids like dinosaurs and trucks, you don't want to miss Dinotruk. Netflix… Read More

Child Safe Online Learning Environment in WonderBox post image

Many kids have free access to internet. As parents and educators, we all know there are many good educational content out there, however, there are also content that are not kids appropriate and we don't want our children to see. A lot of app developers and educators are working hard to create safe environment for kids, and today's app WonderBox is a wonderful example. It is a completely free app, where kids can find articles, visual, videos on educational topics… Read More

Bob Books Reading Magic Sight Words post image

I reviewed the first two Bob Books Reading Magic Apps and loved them. Now the series launched their 3rd app: Bob Books Reading Magic Sight Words. It is just as good. If you have a child learning sight words, I highly recommend this one. It goes well with Bob Books book series, but it can also be used by itself. There are 4 levels of games. All follow the same story and thus use the same words. Level one is… Read More

Create Your Own Stop Motion Movies with GoldieBlox post image

GoldieBlox and the Movie Machine is a free app where kids can create their own stop motion movies. Kids can draw, color, create the movie screen by screen to see how stop-motion and animation works. It is designed for kids 4 and up, but even younger kids can use it. It is a great free app to have for family fun. When kids first start the app, they will watch a short movie explaining how animation works in a story… Read More

Fun Summer Activity App for Preschool Girls post image

Sweet Baby Girl is a series of apps designed for preschool to kindergarten girls. Recently the series launched a new app Sweet Baby Girl Summer Fun. The app has fun summer themed activities that girls like. Through playing these games, girls will have fun and learn some basic life skills. The app is free to download, with some activities free, and additional activities available via In-App Purchase. The activities in the app include: Hot Dogs This is one of the… Read More

Art Project by Google post image

Google Art Project is part of Google Cultural Institute. It is an online world art museum created by Google. It has high resolution images of artworks from more than 150 museums around the world, and many museums also have 3D virtual art gallery tours. It is a wonderful free online tool for art lovers to see the master pieces around the world, while sitting at your desk. The first time I got on the site, I was excited and overwhelmed… Read More

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