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Free App: Disney Movies for Kids Anywhere Any Device post image

We like Disney movies, from those classic movies like Snow White, Dumbo, to recent ones, like Frozen; from action movies like Pirates of the Caribbean, to comedies like Wreck It Ralph. Disney makes good movies for kids with great moral and educational value, and entertaining enough that the whole family can enjoy. If you like Disney movies, you will like the free app Disney Movie Anywhere. It was launched on Apple App Store earlier this year, and recently, it is… Read More

Free App: Collection of High Quality Documentary Films post image

I recently discovered a great free documentary app that streams documentary films. It is called Docurama, and it is free. I like the wide subject selection and the high quality of the films. The app provides easy on-demand access to over 600 films, a number expected to increase to over 1,000 by the end of 2014. With so many good educational movies for kids, it is a great resource for family, homeschool and classroom learning projects. The Docurama app currently has 16… Read More

Free App: Bring Starfall Website on iPad and iPhone post image

Starfall is a wonderful website with many great learning materials for kids in PreK to Grade2. However it uses flash, and flash doesn’t work on iPad and iPhone, so for very long time, people can’t access Starfall from their iPhone and iPad. Last year I shared how to access Starfall website on iPad via a free app Rover. Rover is an app that transforms flash files instantly and makes them functional on Apple devices. At the time I posted the… Read More

Free App: Stay In the Know with Yahoo News Digest post image

I have not paid much attention to news apps except News-O-Matic. Because I felt many news include contents that are not child safe. Recently I heard from a homeschool mom that they use Yahoo News for kids in their homeschool. I was quite surprised and checked it out. I am really surprised by the quality of the news it provides. Things I like the most about Yahoo News Digest: First it is not overwhelming. It curate news in just a… Read More

Mocomi

I recently find a great learning website for kids with tons of fun educational contents: books, games, videos, jokes, … It is so fun, even for me!  It is called mocomi. Since we are posting on iGameMom, you know it functions well on mobile devices like iPad and iPhone. It is based in India, so it is also a great place to take a peak on India culture. However, most content is not region or cultural specific, especially those on… Read More

Toddlers Learn

Do you like Flash Cards? Today we introduce a flashcard like app – Toddlers Learn. You can think it as a set of digital flashcards with many categories. The benefit of digital flashcard or flashcard app is you don’t have to worry about losing any cards. Additionally, there are sounds on the cards, so kids hear the names of the objects. With Toddlers Learn, there are some other benefits: You can choose among 4 languages: English, Spanish, German, and Romanian… Read More

Thinking Time App

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 neuroscience from Harvard and UC Berkeley. There are 4 training games in the app: Memory: repeat after me Kids will see honey drops fall on… Read More

Brainfeed app

Brainfeed is an app with collections of educational videos for kids. All the videos in the app are educational, entertaining, and age appropriate. The app is free with about 100 videos free. I like the app for its filtered content, so I know those videos are high quality and kids friendly. There are 11 categories in the app: Science, This is your world, Tech and Design, English, Arts and Music, The Human Body, Social Studies, Math, and Make your Future… Read More

Toca House

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, such as dressing themselves, brushing teeth correctly, remembering parents' phone numbers. We like these apps because they are specially designed for young children, simple yet… Read More

PlayKids

Do you let your preschoolers watch kids’ shows, like Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood and Super Why? I think it is all about being balanced. Kids need a little bit everything, including educational TV shows. Today I have an app letting you download those popular kids shows and watch them on the go even when you have no access to Wi-Fi: PlayKids. In addition to watching popular TV shows, PlayKids also has games, like matching games, memory games; books; and lullabies. To… Read More

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