Apps for Kids in Pre-School and Kindergarten

Apps for Kids Age 3-6

The Swamp Where Gator Hides

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The Swamp Where Gator Hides is a picture book app executed with lovely depictions of swamp life in the Everglades.  The concept is no frills as book apps for young children should be (says the early childhood librarian who lives deep inside me).  The lovely paintings of the animals are the focus here.  If you touch them […]

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Free App: Daily Math Questions with Bedtime Math

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Many parents read to kids before they go to bed. But what about math? How about a math problem every day before bed? Today we’d like to introduce a website and an app – Bedtime Math. As stated on their website, Bedtime Math is to help kids love math the way they love playtime or […]

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Free App: Explore Nature Science with Online Games and Photo Hunt

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Plum’s Photo Hunt app and the Plum Landing website take learning life and nature science to a whole new level.  The Photo Hunt app focuses on the immediate world around you and the Plum Landing website focuses on a few different ecosystems of earth and takes the life sciences global. The Photo Hunt app is perfect for […]

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How to teach with movies

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How often do you let your kids see a movie or TV show? What movies and shows do you like to watch together? We like to watch documentaries. There are so many good documentaries that kids can watch, and they can learn so much from them. One great source of documentary movies and TV shows is […]

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App that Trains Cognitive Skills with Fun Games for Kids

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Today we introduce a kid’s app that trains children’s cognitive skills, such as memory, reasoning, flexibility. These skills are fundamental building blocks of early learning. Based on research, these skills don’t automatically happen as children mature. A good training program can help children develop these skills. Thinking Time is designed with leading researchers in developmental […]

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9 Free Math Learning Websites That Are Available on iPad

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A while ago, we put together a list of 10 reading programs that continuous offer free books. Today we have a list of free math programs that continuously offer free math practice games and lessons to kids. All programs are available online on computers, and also work on iPhone and iPad. 9 Free Math Learning […]

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FREE: Practice Math on 10 Monkeys Website

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Today I have another math practice website for kids – 10 Monkeys. It also operates well on iPad and iPhone. It covers math from preschool to elementary school on number recognition, counting, addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. There are also practices on money and word problems. Geometry problems will be added in the near future. Once […]

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Fun Math Game App to Get Your Brain in Shape – Tower Math

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Tower Math is a math game app for kids developed by the same developer who created Stack the States and Stack the Countries, which are by far the most popular apps in our household. When my son turned 3 he knew where every state and every country was on the planet because of those apps. […]

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On-the-go Kids Learning Activities from The Wheels on the Bus

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I don’t know why we have not reviewed The Wheels on The Bus yet. But with the summer season, especially many travels going on, this is a great collection of on-the-go kids learning activities in one app. We all know young children have short attention span. When you feel that you are just warming up […]

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Learn about Alphabet and Insects in One Book App

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The Alphabet of Insects is an educational book app from the developer Oceanhouse Media. This is an alphabet book that goes through each letter, a to z, sharing a new insect with each new letter.  With the warm weather, your child will have fun reading and learning about new bugs and insects. Kids will have […]

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10 Art Apps for Kids that Encourage Off Screen Creations

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On screen art creation and off screen art creation are different. I have found that many great apps offer great art activities. They use features that are available with the new technology, provide unique perspectives that are otherwise impossible to share. But we should not limit the art on the screen. Whenever possible I like […]

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App Went Free: Learn about Household Tools and Fixes with Dr. Panda

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Having kids help around household is good for them. They learn what takes to have a home, they learn comfort home requires responsibility, they learn how things at home work, and they learn how to use tools to fix problems if there is any. Dr. Panda Handyman is just an app for this. Kids will […]

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10 Apps Teaching Young Children Essential Life Skills

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Many people think tablets or smartphones are not appropriate for young children. What they don’t realize is how many valuable educational materials are available on tablets and smart phones for kids of all ages, including kids of very young age, like 2-3 year olds. Today we share 10 apps that teach young children essential life skills, […]

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App Went Free: Alphabet Coloring Pages On The Go

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Learning alphabet is the stepping stone to early literacy. There are many fun ways to help kids learn ABCs. Today I have another fun app helping kids learn alphabet. It is a set of alphabet coloring pages and number coloring pages. Kids not only learn alphabet and numbers, but also practice fine motor skills. It […]

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10 Free Reading Programs for Kids on Mobile Devices

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Reading books is the best gift a parent can give to their kids. Where do you find books for kids? With our busy schedule it is sometime hard to find time to visit the book stores and libraries. That is why I like the eBooks and book apps for kids. They save the travel time […]

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App Went Free: Bitsboard Spelling Bee

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Are your children working on spellings? Do they participate Spelling Bee contest? Spelling takes daily repetitive practice and a good practice tool makes it a lot easier. Bitsboard Spelling Bee is a new app, it is now free. I don’t know how long it will stay free, so download it now while you can. Make […]

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