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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

8 Plant Identification Apps post image

Nature is the best classroom. There are so much we can learn just being outside in the nature. I am always excited by the idea that we have so many apps that can help us learn while we are out that we don't have to carry those thick books with us. We recently shared 10 bird identification apps. We also have 10 apps about bugs for kids. Today we share plant identification apps. Leaf Snap: a free app letting users… Read More

Math Facts Practice Using Spy Game App Operation Math post image

How good are your children at math facts? How quickly can they solve those math problems of addition, subtraction, division and multiplication? Do they like math facts practice? Math facts are the very basic math skills, upon which more advanced math skills are built. Kids not only need know how to do it, they really should get really efficient at it, that they can do these problems quickly without much thinking. After practice, you want kids be able to solve… 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

Best Learning Tools for Kids – Science News for Kids post image

Keeping up with the newest trend in science has many benefits for kids that go beyond knowing what is going on in science fields. Reading science news will enrich kids' science vocabulary, encourage scientific thinking, stimulate creativity, and promote imagination and invention. I still remember reading science magazines my parents had when I was in school. As those were magazines for adults, I did not quite understand everything, but still, I liked those articles. Today's kids are lucky, they have… Read More

Improve Reading with Sports Reading Comprehension App post image

If you have a child who likes sports, this is a great reading comprehension app for him/her to use. It is designed for kids in middle to upper elementary school (age 9 to 11). All articles in the app are about sports, and are specially written for this app. It is currently free for limited time. When you first start the app, you can go the Settings to choose a password for yourself, and then add students. You don't need… Read More

Life Lessons from Little House on the Prairie post image

I love historical movies and TV shows. I was excited when I got an opportunity of free set of DVDs to review Little House on the Prairie. If you are in the US, you probably already know the book series and the TV show. If you are not from the US, the Little House is a book series by Laura Ingalls Wilder, about American frontiers' life in the late 19th century. It depicts the life of the Ingalls family, the… 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

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