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Alphabet App for Kids Using Incidental Learning Approach post image

ABC Gurus is a fun alphabet app for preschool kids. It teaches both letter names and letter sounds. What makes this app stand out is the incidental learning design. Incidental learning is the learning happens by chance in connection with something else. In this app, kids will be creating alphabet characters, but during the process of creating the characters, they will have lots of opportunities to hear the sound of the letters, thus learn the letter sound unconsciously. This is… Read More

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

Exploratory App for Toddlers and Preschoolers Offering Open Ended Play post image

Eli Explorer offers open-ended play to young children. It is an app for toddlers and preschoolers. Kids can freely explore in the forest, on the mountain, and at the cute bunny Eli’s home. I love it for its open-ended play. There is no levels, no rules, just exploratory play. Isn't this how young children learn? When kids start the app, they will see the little bunny Eli sleeping on the cloud. Kids can wake up Eli by tapping on the… 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

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

App Went Free: Learn Handwriting with iTrace App for Kids post image

I listed iTrace app in the list of Best Handwriting Learning Tools for Kids, but have not had a full review. Today the app is free for limited time. I think it is a good opportunity to share a detailed review. If you are still looking for an app for kids to practice handwriting, this is a good one to use. If you are going to have kids practice handwriting on iPad, I highly recommend a child-friendly stylus. I like… Read More

Engaging Interactive Learning with Highlights All About Series post image

Highlights is not a stranger to most parents. You can see their magazines in many places, like doctors' waiting room or other kids places. Now Highlights are bringing their magazines to mobile devices so kids can have the fun on the go, no matter where you take them. I recently had a chance to take a look at the Highlights All About series. It is a magazine-style book series designed for preschool to early elementary school kids. You can have… Read More

Fun Learning Tools for Young Children from ABC Mouse post image

After using ABC Mouse for a month with my four year old and his cousins who are four and five respectively, I have come to this conclusion: Kids love it and parents can feel good about it. As far as curriculum goes ABC Mouse knows of what they speak. A quick Wikipedia search will show you ABC Mouse was created by award winning educators, some of whom are affiliated with PBS. The site won several awards in 2010, the year it became available… Read More

Best Handwriting Learning Tools for Kids post image

Since kids spending more time on tablets, I have the concern that they are going the lose the handwriting skills, which I still think is necessary and important, even with all the tablets and computers. I started by searching for the right stylus for kids so kids can practice handwriting old fashion way on iPad. Now I found some really good handwriting tools that kids can practice penmanship on tablets. As handwriting is not just on tablets, and in fact… Read More

Nick Jr. Free App for Kids

There is a new Nick Jr. app for iPad and it's free! This app provides commercial free viewings of Nick Jr. full episodes and short clips as well as fun games. I enjoy television apps because it allows us a way to take videos and TV on the go. No more worrying about CD's and portable CD players when it's all held within the device or through a quick online app. Also, when there is that one 5 minute scene… Read More

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