≡ Menu
≡ Categories
Foreign Language Immersion on iPad with FluentU post image

Are you learning a foreign language? It is not easy. English is not my first language, and I can tell you based on my own experience, that the hardest part is not vocabulary or grammar when you are studying in the classroom, the hardest part is when you think you've learned enough and try to communicate with the native speakers, and find out that you can hardly understand anything they are saying and can hardly make yourself understood by others… Read More

Explore nature and wild life with WilderQuest post image

Not many of us will be able to actually go to the rainforest to explore the wild animals, so this app, WilderQuest is a wonderful tool for kids to experience the nature and learn about wild life. It makes you feel you are really there, letting you explore on your own. It is a free app from NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service from Australia. If you don't have a mobile device, you can play with it on the website… Read More

Create Presentations and Video Stories with Shadow Puppet post image

Every time when we travel I like to ask my son to keep photos and to make a travel journal by the end. While doing this, he practiced his presenting and storytelling skills. In the meantime, we have a keepsake for us to review and remember what we've done for each vacation. It's been fun for us. I introduced some best storytelling learning tools for kids, and today I have one more to share -- Shadow Puppet. Shadow Puppet is… 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

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

6 YouTube Videos About Life Cycle of a Flower post image

It is time for Mom's Library. To supplement our flower science activities for kids, today we share YouTube videos about life cycle of a flower. Since it usually takes longer to observe the plant life cycle, for preschool children, you can start with the life cycle of a flower, which includes: buds open, flowers bloom, pollination, seeds are made, flowers die, seeds fall, and finally new plants form and new flower buds form. Before you start planting your own flowers… 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

Free App: Challenging Word Games with Four Letters post image

Four Letters is a free app of fun word games. It is not for young children, but it is a fun one for school age kids who have certain vocabulary already. All words in the games are 4 letter words. Think it will be easy? Try it out. It is fast paced fun vocabulary game that the family can play together. You can even set up a competition among family members. The game play is quite easy. The player is… Read More

9 Math YouTube Channels for Preschool and Kindergarten Kids post image

We posted a math YouTube channel list for school age kids. Today we share a list of math channels for preschool and kindergarten kids. Most educational resources for younger kids don't separate different subjects, so there are few channels for younger kids just focus on math, instead these are educational youTube channels for young children with extensive math contents. Childcare Land is a great early learning resource. There is a section of preschool math, all are hands on activities. If… Read More

Like to have future articles delivered to your inbox for free?

Sign Up below!