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Save and Enjoy Kids Art Clutter-Free with ArtKive App post image

Every year kids bring home a lot art works from school. We had a closet just to store child's art. Yet quickly we ran out of space. A couple years ago I found this app called ArtKive, and was so glad that I can just keep all the art works digitally to save all the space. Plus I can pick some of the art to make them into art books, for keepsake or for gifts. ArtKive is an app that… Read More

Play Drums on Your iPad with iAmDrums post image

Drum sets are expensive, even just a small set of almost toy size, it is still a lot money. It also takes a lot space at home. If you have a child who likes to beat drums and make noises, you can now use this wonderful app and hand the iPad to your child. iAmDrums is a drum app simulating the real drum set. The sound effect is as good as real, if not better. When you start the app… Read More

Explore the Nature World with Toca Nature post image

Toca Nature is another wonderful app from Toca Boca. Like all Toca Boca apps, this app is again an open-ended play with no levels, no goals, and no scores. Kids use the tools provided to create a nature world and observe how elements in the nature connect to each other and interchange together. It is a great tool for kids to explore the nature and appreciate the nature. It is available for both Apple and Android devices. It is free… Read More

Interactive Encyclopedia for Kids from DKFindOut post image

Recently I found a wonderful website DKFindOut. It is an online interactive encyclopedia for kids, covering many topics like earth, math, animal, space, ... Kids can just explore and learn on their own. It is still in beta stage and it is completely free. You don't even need sign up for a free account. From what I have been experiencing, all the interactive features work on iPad as well. An easy way to quickly access a website on your mobile… Read More

Expand Vocabulary with Art — A Fun Word Game App post image

Are your kids tired of memorizing words for school? Do you feel like trying something new to spark their interest in learning new words or spelling? You may want to try this fun app -- Guess the Word with Art. It is not designed for student or any school curriculum, but it is fun to play. Players guess the word based on the letters they get and the picture they see. Each picture is original art and is funny in… Read More

Learn Drawing with Tracing Paper App post image

I remember when I was young I liked tracing pictures on comic books or picture books. It was soothing for me. Now thinking back, it also taught me drawing and most importantly the portions between parts of a picture. Tracing Paper is a simple app that lets you do just that -- pick a picture from your device's photo albums, and the app gives you an translucent canvas on top of the chosen picture for you to trace it. It… Read More

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

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