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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


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

Book app for kids who are afraid of monsters post image

Do your children have sleep problem? Do they go to sleep easily? Is it hard for them to go back to sleep after waking up in the middle of the night? For young children, a common reason for sleep problem is being afraid of monsters. It feels irrational for adults, but it is real for kids. If you just tell them there are no monsters, it usually won’t work. As they are sure they’ve seen monsters. A gentle way to… Read More

10 Free Reading Programs for Kids on Mobile Devices 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 sometime hard 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 reading programs that you can access from your… Read More

Astronaut Story Teaching Kids Problem Solving post image

Problem solving skills are so important for kids, more important than academic scores. But how do you teach problem solving skills? One way is to present age appropriate problems to kids, asking them to solve the problems. Amos the Astronauts is a story app for toddler and preschool kids not only tells a story but also teaching kids about problem solving. Amos is an astronaut who accidentally landed on a planet he’s never been before. Although he is safe and… 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

Stories and Songs for Preschool Kids On-the-Go post image

I recently find a fun app for kids that you can use to keep young kids entertained when you are busy or when you are too sick or tired to read for kids. It is an app with over 50 short stories and songs for kids, and you can check it out for free. Moving Books Jajajajan is designed for baby to preschool age kids. There are over 50 children's favorite stories and songs. You will find stories like The… Read More

5 Story Apps to Take Kids Travel the World post image

Do you like to travel? Do you take kids travel with you? Travel is a great experience for anyone, especially for kids. They can learn so much that are not taught in school or at home. They learn different people with different backgrounds, different customs, foods, buildings, ... If there is no budget and time constrains, I'd love to travel the world with my kids. But it is impossible to go to every country you'd like to go. That is… Read More

eBook Reading Resource with Teaching Guide for Kids of All Ages post image

Do you kids have reading assignments? Or do you like to look for books of different genre for your kids to read? Do you feel it is hard to find the right book for kids? Some times it is not the right level, some times it is not about something they are interested in. Having the books that kids can and like to read usually is the best you can do to encourage kids to read more. We have shared… Read More

Helpful Reading Resource for Teachers and Students post image

Recently I found another reading resource that is really helpful for kids, especially for teachers. It is a completely free resource, with reading materials, vocabulary sheets, and reading questions. The reading content subjects include science, social studies, original fiction and original reporting. All the reading materials are organized by grade levels. You can also search by keywords, Lexile level, skill and strategy. It is easy to find materials that fit your need. The site is readworks.org. You do need sign… Read More

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