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Free App: Scratch Jr Coding App for Young Children post image

Scratch Jr is a free app from the developers of Scratch at MIT. It is designed for younger children to learn coding. Different from other coding apps for young children, it encourages storytelling as well. With the many interactive functions, parents and teachers can use it as a customizable tool to teach kids many other subjects, such as following instructions, counting, coloring. When you first start the app, there is a tutorial video. I highly suggest going through the video… Read More

Alphabet App for Kids Using Incidental Learning Approach post image

ABC Gurus is a fun alphabet app for preschool kids. It teaches both letter names and letter sounds. What makes this app stand out is the incidental learning design. Incidental learning is the learning happens by chance in connection with something else. In this app, kids will be creating alphabet characters, but during the process of creating the characters, they will have lots of opportunities to hear the sound of the letters, thus learn the letter sound unconsciously. This is… Read More

Exploratory App for Toddlers and Preschoolers Offering Open Ended Play post image

Eli Explorer offers open-ended play to young children. It is an app for toddlers and preschoolers. Kids can freely explore in the forest, on the mountain, and at the cute bunny Eli’s home. I love it for its open-ended play. There is no levels, no rules, just exploratory play. Isn't this how young children learn? When kids start the app, they will see the little bunny Eli sleeping on the cloud. Kids can wake up Eli by tapping on the… Read More

Learn Sight Words with Fun Games post image

Sight word recognition is an important stage for kids’ literacy development. Sight words, like is, of, you, make up 50% of texts.  If kids can read and understand sight words, they are well on their way to being fluent readers. Although sight words are used frequently. they usually cannot be easily sounded out. Most times, kids learn sight words by simply memorize them, some with the help of flashcards. Today we have an app that makes learning sight words more… Read More

Best Grammar Learning Tools for Kids on iPad and Other Tablets 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 Free Essential Learning Tools for Kids on iPad… Read More

Best Learning Tools for Kids to Learn a Second Language post image

It is always good to start a 2nd language early, as kids are in the natural stage of grasping a new language. iGameMom has reviewed some good learning tools for kids to learn a new language other than English. As part of our best learning tools for kids on iPad series, today we have Best Learning Tools for Kids to Learn a Languages Other Than English. This is part of our Best Learning Tools for Kids on iPad series. For… Read More

Free App: Phonics with Phonzy – Practice Letter Sounds and Words Aloud post image

Phonics with Phonzy is a phonics app for kids. It is unique in ways of encouraging kids to practice the letters and words out loud, which is essential in any language learning experience. It also demonstrates mouth movements to show kids how to pronounce the sound. It is a free app right now. However, I don’t know how long it will stay free. If you need phonics help for your kids, this might be a good one to try and… Read More

Joy of Reading – A Reading App for Preschool and Kindergarten Kids post image

Helping children learn to read should be a fun and enjoyable experience. The Joy of Reading is a reading app for preschool and kindergarten kids, with a comprehensive collection of 9 multi-level games designed to encourage early reading. Kids will progress along the reading journey with the support from their favorite animals. The app evaluates the child’s reading level, and systematically provides practice at the right level for the kids, starting with letter sounds, phonics, to sight words and simple… Read More

iF Poems App – A Gentle Introduction of Poetry for Kids post image

We have been using the app iF Poems for a while and liked how easy it is to use and how rich the content is. iF Poems is an app carries 270 classic poems for kids. It allows users to search poems by categories and kids age. It is a gentle introduction of poetry for kids. On the opening page, you can see there are 12 categories of poems: Growing UP, Nature Seasons and Animals, Humour and Nonsense, Love and… Read More

Funny poetry for kids – a short poem app for kids post image

Reading poems at a young age helps kids develop a love of language and appreciate the beauty the language can provide. The rhyme, the rhythm, and the selection of words, … all help kids not only learn the language but also learn about life. Funny poetry for kids is a fun way to get kids interested in poetry. Today we have an app that is perfect for introducing poetry for kids. Funny Kids Poems is a fun app for kids… Read More

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