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Best Vocabulary Learning Tools for Kids post image

We had a best spelling learning tool for kids, and today we share our pick of best learning tools for vocabulary. Spelling tools focus on spelling, while vocabulary tools go beyond spelling. With vocabulary tools, kids also learn words’ definitions, pronunciations, and contextual usages. You may see some of the apps or learning tools are on both lists, but most are not. This is part of our Best Learning Tools for Kids series. For the whole list of the series, please… Read More

Hide and Seek Vocabulary Game for Toddlers post image

Helping young children learn animal names is always fun. I still remember when my son was 2 or 3, we started showing him the pictures and saying to him “this is a cow”, “this is a cat”. When I saw this new app teaching toddlers and preschoolers animal names with a hide and seek game, I was reminded the fun years when we were doing similar things with my child using picture books and cards, except this app help kids… Read More

Learn Math and Sight Words at Grandpa Toy Shop post image

I love apps that build in learning into age appropriate fun activities. Grandpa’s Toy Shop is just such an app. Kids will help grandpa run his toy store, from building toys, to setting up toys on the shelf, to running the cash register, to cleaning up the shop. Is there any child who would not want to help? When kids start the app, they are asked to enter the workroom before the store opens. They will create two toys: a… Read More

Best Spelling Learning Tools for Kids on iPad and Other Tablets post image

Memorizing all the spellings is a hard work. We want to use as many tools as possible to help kids learn spelling so they can move from "learn to read" to "read to learn" stage as early as possible. Today we share our top picks of Spelling Learning Tools for Kids on iPad and Other Mobile Devices. This is part of our Best Learning Tools for Kids on iPad series. For the whole list of the series, please visit Must… Read More

phonics app for kids

Phonics is the foundation for reading, we have seen many phonics apps and practice ideas on the internet, and here are our top picks. This is part of our Best Learning Tools for Kids on iPad series. For the whole list of the series, please visit Must Have Free Learning Tools for Kids on iPad and Other Tablets Phonics Fun on Farm : a comprehensive phonics app designed for kids age 2 to 7. Kids learn via well designed games… Read More

Fun Grammar Game for Kids – Smashing Grammar post image

I always felt grammar is hard. It is a set of rules for the language, yet there are always exceptions, which make remembering the rules hard. Also it is mostly just memorization, so learning grammar is boring and hard. Since my child started learning grammar, I tried to find fun ways to make it easier. I actually have a collection of grammar resources. Whenever I found a great grammar learning tool, I get excited, as it is just not easy… Read More

Best Grammar Learning Tools for Kids 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 Must Have Free Learning Tools for Kids on… Read More

Enjoy Poetry for Kids with Fun Activities post image

Sometimes we tend to think poetry is too much for young children. But if you read books on poetry for kids, you will quickly realize that poetry is fun even for young children. It is a great way to help kids expand their vocabulary, learn rhyming and rhythm of the language. I have found many great ideas of incorporating poetry into kids’ activities. Here are some of my recent finds. Read poems with kids and identify rhyming words Create a… Read More

Help Kids Sound Out Words post image

Have you children struggled with sounding out words during reading? They see a word, but they don't know how to read it out loud. When a teacher or a parent is with the child, the adult can help. But it is impossible to have someone sit with the child all the time during reading. Isn't it nice if there is a program that can help the kids sound out the words when no one else can help? Sounding out machine… Read More

Interactive Games for English Letters and Words post image

Children learn language through play and interacting with people. The more they receive language stimulus the faster they learn, and the richer their language will be. The best way to foster kids language skills early on is to provide the same learning setting as they are going through their daily lives. Lingokids is a just such an app for kids to learn English. The app development team works with Oxford University Press and incorporated Oxford University Press early language learning… Read More

Fun Word Game for Better Vocabulary post image

Are you children good at using new words? Do they like to use different words in their written and oral communication? Having a rich vocabulary definitely improve communication skills and thus relationship with others and self-confidence. Playing word games is a fun way to help kids to improve vocabulary. In addition, playing word games is good for brain development. While playing games, kids are focused, and they are forced to make new connections, and to think outside of box. Today… Read More

Spelling Games for Grade 2 Kids post image

We shared SpellNow year 1 app a while ago. SpellNow also has published their year 2 app. Compared to the year 1 app, this year 2 app has a similar structure of 4 blocks and 10 lists in each block. It covers spelling skills for 2nd year students, such as common vowel teams (ou, ow, oi, oy, oo and ou), ambiguous vowels (ou, oo and ea), two-syllable words with long vowels, initial sounds (th-, br-, cl- and wh-), final sounds… Read More

Funny Alphabet App for Kids Learning ABC post image

I have reviewed many alphabet apps for kids. Have seen so many great apps, I am hard to be impressed by a new ABC app. But when I checked out Zooper ABC Animals, I feel I can recommend another one to you. It is fun and interactive. Kids will love it. The app's interface is very easy to navigate, so kids can use the app all by themselves. When kids first start the app, they see all 26 letters. They… Read More

Spelling Games to Match School Schedule post image

Are you children good at spelling? How much time do they spend on remembering the spellings of the words? Depends on children, it could easily turn into a boring task and the kids can quickly lost interest in learning anymore. In this case, it is necessary to making spelling activities fun, so kids will be interested in learning again. SpellNow is a fun spelling game app for kids that not only fun but also match the design with school schedule… Read More

Learn and Practice English Phrasal Verbs with Stories post image

Phrasal verbs are interesting. A phrasal verb has two parts: a verb and an adverb or preposition or both. The meaning of the phrasal verb is usually different from the meaning of the verb in it. Some phrasal verbs are idioms, and many are informal ways of saying something that people use in their everyday conversation. Most kids learn phrasal verbs naturally by listening and talking everyday. Since the construction of phrasal verbs don't follow grammars or any other rules… Read More