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Kids Movies about Lying and Telling Truth post image

Today we kick off our Summer Movie for Kids series. We are teaming with two other websites to bring you ideas of good movies for kids to watch in the summer, and how to build in educational elements into the movie experience. If you want to know how do we use movies as part of parenting and learning experience, you can visit How to Teach by Movies. Today we share kids movies about lying and being honest. Almost everyone lies… Read More

Explore World Culture with Homes by Tinybop post image

Homes by Tinybop is the 3rd app from the developer's Explore's Library series. Like their first two apps Human Body and Plants, it is open-ended exploratory app. There is no verbal or written instructions, no set goals. Kids come in the app explore homes from around the world. Through exploring the homes, kids will learn and discover world culture and life. Before kids start using the app, I highly recommend setting up a profile for each child. You can do… Read More

Practice Math with MathLab App post image

There is never too many math practice for kids. The more they practice, the better they are at it. It is especially true for those fundamental math concepts and math facts, such as counting, sequencing, 4 operations within 20. MathLab is an app designed for kids to practice these math concepts and math facts. The design interface is simple, making it very easy to use. There are two sections for practice in the app. Expedition is to going through a… Read More

Free App for Kids Age 5 and Younger – LumiKids Beach post image

LumiKids just launched their 2nd app LumiKids Beach. It is a series of apps from Lumosity designed specially for kids age 5 and younger. I liked their first app LumiKids Park, so once the new app is available, I checked it out right away. It is another wonderful early learning app for toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarteners. It is free right now. As stated by the developer team, the LumiKids series is not intended to be brain training for kids, but… Read More

Connect to Public Libraries with OverDrive post image

We have been using OverDrive for a while. I really like it. It saves trips to the library and brings the library books to your mobile devices and computers. You can borrow digital books to read or audio books to listen. You can even borrow videos to watch. It is a free app works on almost all devices: Apple, Android, Windows devices, PC and Mac computers. I have mostly used the app on my iPad and iPhone. But you should… Read More

Free Learning Website for Kids – Funbrain post image

Have you tried funbrain.com? It is a free learning website for kids from preschool to grade 8. I have not shared the site here because I thought it uses flash and won't function on iPad and iPhone. But yesterday, I tried it on my iPad and the games and books all worked well. I am so glad that there is one more learning website that is available on mobile devices, so kids can enjoy the fun learning on the go… Read More

10 Apps for Bird Identification post image

Do you like birds? I do. I love to listen to birds singing and watch them fly or play around in the park or in the backyard. They add colors and music to our life. They make wherever they are a better place to live. They are so many things we can learn about birds, here are apps and websites I found that can help with bird identification. Most are for North America, some also have information for UK. Fine… Read More

App News : ABC Guru Added New Features post image

ABC Guru just had a new update. It is a fun alphabet app using incidental learning method, which is the best way for young children to learn. Instead of "teaching" kids letters and their sounds, the app just let kids decorate letters. Every time they touch the letter, they hear the letter sound. Kids can color, add all kinds of stickers, and take pictures of their art works. For a full review, please visit Alphabet App for Kids Using Incidental… Read More

Fun STEM App for Kids – Crazy Gears post image

I loved gears. We used to play with LEGO and created a lot gear models with it. There are many engineering concepts involved, but when doing it right, it is fun for young children to see and understand those concepts. I am very excited to see now there is an app about gears designed for kids. Crazy Gears is from Seven Academy, who also designed Busy Shapes. The app incorporated many science and engineer concepts in the simple puzzle play… Read More

15 Physics Games That Are Safe for Kids To Play post image

There are many good physics games on mobile devices, but some games have content that are not appropriate for kids, since most of these games are not designed for kids. However, many are safe for kids to play, and kids will learn a lot through these games. It takes time to find good physics games safe for kids to play. I went through many of these games, and put together a list of physics game apps that are fun and… Read More

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