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Watching Ad-free Preschool Shows with Noggin post image

Noggin is a free app that provides subscription based streaming shows for preschool kids. With the subscription, kids can watch the full episodes of ad-free preschool shows, plus access to other educational videos. You have 7 days free service. At the end of the free trial, you can discontinue the subscription, or the app will automatically charge your iTunes account for the next month. It is a new service from Nickelodeon. The shows included in the app: Allegra’s Window, Blue’s… Read More

Free App: YouTube Kids Provides Kids Safe Video Experience post image

YouTube has become more and more popular and more and more parents and teachers are using videos they find on YouTube as teaching materials for kids. Although there are so many great content on YouTube, parents worry about that kids may run into videos they are not supposed to watch. To solve the problem, Google launched YouTube Kids, where kids can watch age appropriate videos, and parents and teachers can have the peace of mind knowing all contents are child… Read More

Fun Learning Tools for Young Children from ABC Mouse post image

After using ABC Mouse for a month with my four year old and his cousins who are four and five respectively, I have come to this conclusion: Kids love it and parents can feel good about it. As far as curriculum goes ABC Mouse knows of what they speak. A quick Wikipedia search will show you ABC Mouse was created by award winning educators, some of whom are affiliated with PBS. The site won several awards in 2010, the year it became available… Read More

Fun Early Learning App – Mia the Happy Helper post image

Mia the Happy Helper is a fun early learning app for preschool to first grade kids. Kids will help Mia the helpful mouse to do chores and errands, along the way they have to use some critical skills to differentiate colors, identify shapes, or count berries. It is a delightful learning app for kids to have fun while gaining the important skills. Someone at the General Store is sick, Mia the helpful mouse steps up to offer help with the… Read More

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

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