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StewieDuckApp

Summer is a time to teach and reinforce children’s water safety. Stewie the Duck Learns to Swim is a book app that teaches kids water safety rules. It is designed for kids aged 2 to 6. Through the story of Stewie the duck learning to swim, the app delivers three rules to ensure that young children stay safe around the water. The rules are repeated several times either as the story context, or as a song set to the tune of “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star”. There… Read More

160+ Fourth of July Printable Math Worksheets post image

Many parents are concerned about summer slide. With the long summer, if kids don't touch academic subjects the whole summer, they may forget many they learned during the school year. Since 4th of July is a big holiday during summer, I am putting together some fun July 4th themed math printable worksheets for kids from preschool, to kindergarten to grade 5. All are free, and all you need is to print them out. Combining coloring and math, this set of… 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

Audubon Bird

When it starts to get warm, it is time to move the learning outdoors. There are so many misconceptions that apps are just for indoor learning. In fact, many apps are designed to invite kids going out, explore and learn everything about the wonderful nature. Today we share some apps we used for outdoor science exploration. SkyView: kids will be fascinated with this free app. If you point your device to the sky, you will see the stars that you… Read More

130+ Free Earth Day Math Printable Worksheets for Kids post image

April 22 is Earth Day. In addition to Earth Day Apps and Earth Day activities, we also collected Earth Day themed math worksheets for kids, from preschool to school age. All are free. Happy Earth Day. Earth Day addition facts worksheets are 3 pages of fun activities for kids to practice additions and discovery the codes to decode the secret messages. After addition, you might want to do some subtraction with this set of Earth Day subtraction sheets. This set… Read More

6 YouTube Videos About Life Cycle of a Flower post image

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, you can watch these YouTube videos… Read More

Smash Your Food

How do you talk about food nutrition and healthy food with your child? How easy is it to take the tasty fries or the sweet donuts away from their plates? Do you know how much sugar in the donuts? You can get help on all these questions from a fun app Smash Your Food. Smash Your Food lets the kids pick the food, and watch the food be smashed between two metal plates, and sugar, salt and oil be filtered… Read More

Practice Math Skills with Fun Zap Zap Games post image

Kids all learn in different styles. They should. However, this poses the challenge of teaching. Many times kids don't get certain concept, it is not because they are stupid, it is because it is not taught in the way that is intuitive for them. That is why I have always been interested in learning new ways of explaining the same concepts. I found this free app Zap Zap Math and think some kids will like it. It covers math concepts… Read More

SkyView App

On a warm day, we like to go out after dinner. When we are out at night, my son likes to point at the stars telling me which is which. I don’t know much about the stars, so I did some search on apps that can help me learn about the sky. It is amazing how many astronomy apps are out there, ranging from very basic to very professional. It took me a while to focus down on two that… Read More

MathLands Free App

After reviewing many educational apps, I started putting lists of my favorite apps by subjects and kids age. Today's app list is 10 free math apps for elementary kids – some are on single subject, such as fraction value comparison, some covers broader range of subjects. But all apps here are FREE, and are well designed. All are fun to play too. Hope they will help kids enjoy math more. I also have lists of 10 Free Book Apps for… Read More

Tap into Spring with a Little Bunny post image

Spring is a fun season. There are so many things happening in the season: leaves turning green, flowers and plants start growing, animals and birds are more visible, ... It is a fascinating season for young children to see and to explore. There are so many things going on in the season, that it is hard to show them to kids all at one time. But with the help of a little bunny, this is getting easier. Hello Spring is… Read More

Cool to be clever free app

Do you kids like reading? Do they prefer print books or digital books? I heard many reluctant readers started liking books when they are offered digital books, like iBooks, Kendle books, book apps. Digital books offer features that you can't get from print books, such as multimedia materials, interactive actions. Many kids, even adults, enjoy these features. Couple years ago I put together two free book app lists, one for preschool, one for school age kids. Now looking back these book… Read More

myHomework Student Planner

Now many families have iPads or other tablets for kids to use at home. More and more schools are using iPads as study tools at school. Mobile devices are great learning tools if we use them appropriately. Through time, we have found many good learning tools that are available on iPad and other tablets for kids. Today we share some very essential must have learning tools for kids on iPad and other tablets and all are free. This is part of the… Read More

8 Interactive Periodic Table with Names — Chemistry Learning Tools for Kids post image

Learning about the Periodic Table is a big part of learning chemistry. It is fun if you get it. Otherwise it can be a boring and tedious experience, and it can kill the interest in chemistry completely. Today we share learning tools for periodic tables. These are interactive periodic tables with names and charges and other information that make it easy to learn. Some also letting kids to create virtual chemical reactions to make the learning hands-on without potential chemical… Read More

4D Flashcards Bringing Subjects to Life post image

Do you like flashcards? I had never been very interested in flashcards, and have not used them much. I think they are just for memorization work, and kids usually can remember what they are interested without using those cards. So for me, most of our work with kids are talks, discussion, with the goal to spark their interest and to encourage them to explore. But recently I have seen some interesting flashcards. When combined with apps, you can see the… Read More