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Zoo Learning Activities for Kids post image

I love the apps in Grandpa and Grandma series. They are learning apps, yet they are also very fun and kids love to play with them. The most recently one is In the Zoo with Grandma and Grandpa. It is designed for kids from preschool and up, and like other apps in the series, there are many fun games with built in learnings in them. Games in the app: Fix the sign: When kids enter the zoo, they will see… Read More

Jigsaw Puzzle App for Kids of All Ages post image

We like jigsaw puzzles. It offers many benefits in childhood development. Through playing puzzles, kids develop hand-eye coordination, fine motor and gross motor skills, shape recognition, problem solving, and patience. It is a good quiet activity to help kids to calm down. I recently find a good puzzle app. What I like the most about the app is the ability to adjust the difficult level, so everyone at home can play. You can create a puzzle for a 3-year-old, and… Read More

Family Night Ideas – Good Family Movies and Games post image

With all the school activities, family and work responsibilities, it is hard to fit family night into our busy schedule unless we intentionally plan for it. Do you have family night? What do you do? I have been looking for family night ideas, and find some good family movies and games that are educational and fun. I’d love to hear your ideas. Please do share. We love to play family games. This is the time every one interact with each… Read More

phonics app for kids

Phonics is the foundation for reading, we have seen many phonics apps and practice ideas on the internet, and here are our top picks. This is part of our Best Learning Tools for Kids on iPad series. For the whole list of the series, please visit Must Have Free Learning Tools for Kids on iPad and Other Tablets Phonics Fun on Farm : a comprehensive phonics app designed for kids age 2 to 7. Kids learn via well designed games… Read More

Fun Grammar Game for Kids – Smashing Grammar post image

I always felt grammar is hard. It is a set of rules for the language, yet there are always exceptions, which make remembering the rules hard. Also it is mostly just memorization, so learning grammar is boring and hard. Since my child started learning grammar, I tried to find fun ways to make it easier. I actually have a collection of grammar resources. Whenever I found a great grammar learning tool, I get excited, as it is just not easy… Read More

11 Money Games for Kids Teaching Finance Skills post image

Learning about money and money management is essential for a happy life. It starts from learning to count the money to manage the money you have, such as saving and investment. There are a lot to learn about money to live a comfortable life, and it all starts at a young age. Today we share some good money games for kids that will help them learn about money at different stage of their life. Counting Money Bingo is designed for… Read More

Best Grammar Learning Tools for Kids post image

Learning grammar is essential to any language mastery, yet it is not an easy subject to learn or teach. We have collected the best grammar learning tools for kids we have seen and hope they can help making the learning experience a little easier and a little more fun for the kids. This is part of our Best Learning Tools for Kids on iPad series. For the whole list of the series, please visit Must Have Free Learning Tools for Kids on… Read More

Back to School Apps

It is hard to believe the school is starting soon. Are you ready for the kids going back to school? Are the kids ready? We have shared our tips on how to prepare kids for back to school. Today I am also sharing some wonderful apps that will help kids be ready to back to school, and do well at school for various subjects. I hope these back-to-school apps will help the kids to achieve straight A's and stay happy socially! First, here… Read More

Best Learning Tools for Kids to Learn Drawing and Painting post image

We have put together quite a few learning tools for kids posts. Today we share best learning tools for kids to learn drawing. There are so much to learn about drawing, from simple shapes, to proportions, to colors, to different art effects. As we always do, the tools are listed by its target users' age, tools for younger kids are listed at the beginning of the list, tools for older kids and adults are listed toward the bottom of the… Read More

Kids Movies about Lying and Telling Truth post image

Summer is a good time to catch up on good movies with kids. Today we share with 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 at some… Read More

myHomework Student Planner app

Is your child good at keeping track of homework? Some kids are good at it, some are not. How do you help the child who always forget homework? How do you help a kid to stay organized and keep track of all homework and school projects? The study tip I can offer today is to use a homework organization app. I will explain why the app is good, and why you should use it together with your child. myHomework is… Read More

Best Learning Tools for Kids To Practice Telling Time post image

Telling time is a math skill, as well as an essential life skill for kids. Today we share Best Learning Tools for Kids to Practice Telling Time. Some are designed for younger kids, that start with telling numbers 1 to 12, some are designed for school age kids to practice different ways of telling time. Since most kids start to learn telling time around kindergarten age, most of the learning tools below are for kids grade K to 3. We will mark those that are… Read More

Best Learning Tools for Kids – Handwriting Practice post image

Since kids spending more time on tablets, I have the concern that they are going the lose handwriting practice time, 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 practice tools that kids can practice penmanship on tablets. As handwriting is not just on tablets, and in… Read More

10 Free Online Reading Programs for Kids post image

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 not easy 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 to stores and libraries, and many times, they save money too. Today we put together 10 FREE online reading programs that you can access from… Read More

Camping With Kids Activities post image

Do you like to take kids camping? What do you do when camping with kids? Today we have an app for kids about camping, Camping with Grandpa. It not only teaches kids wildness survival skills, but also gives us fun ideas of camping activities for kids. Check it out. There are 7 games throughout the app. First kids are asked what to take to the camping trip. They will have several options, such as water, hat, lighter. There are also… Read More