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A Charlie Brown Christmas book app

We love to read Christmas stories, they help to bring the holiday spirit and it is great bonding time. Nothing makes me feel better than snuggling together with the family to read a holiday story together. Compared to years ago, now you can find many Christmas stories on your iPad or other mobile devices, book apps, Kindle books, or iBooks. We are listing here some of the best Christmas stories for kids you can find on your iPad. The nice… Read More

8 Digital Resource Ideas for Building Literacy Skills post image

I'm always on the hunt for the best literacy ideas to use with my own children and those that I work with on my blog, Growing Book by Book. I've come across some wonderful digital resources for building literacy skills. Here are some of my favorite apps, eBooks and websites to help young children grow as readers and writers. Apps Short Vowel Word Study and Spelling is a wonderful app for children who are learning to spell. I love that… 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

App Went Free: Have Fun Playing with Hat Monkey post image

I liked the app Petting Zoo a lot, so when I saw the same developer has set another of their apps Hat Monkey free, I had to get it. Hat Monkey is an interactive book app for toddlers to kindergarteners. But I ensure you that people of all ages will love it. It is a story about a cute monkey who wears a hat all the time. Kids are welcomed by the monkey on the opening screen, pointing to the… 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 Free Essential 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. In… Read More

Free Digital Picture Books for Kids from Unite for Literacy post image

Recently I found a wonderful website that offers free digital picture books for kids: Unite for Literacy. It is a website, so you can access on your computer. It also works well on iPad and iPhone. All books have professional narrations, plus there are more than 20 languages to choose from. When you get on the website, the program does ask you to choose location, but that is it. You don't need put in name or contact information. On the… Read More

My Monster Mayhem book app for kids

My Monster Mayhem is an interactive book app for young children. It is listed among our 25 Monster Apps for Kids as a monster themed book app. It is a fun read, even if it is not during Halloween season. It is free for limited time, so definitely grab it before the price goes up. A young girl gets in trouble with her mom for many reasons, sometime it is to slam the door, sometime it is to splash bath… 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

iLiveGrammar App Series

iLiveGrammar is a grammar app, and it is also a science app. It teaches kids grammar with science content, combining grammar and science in one app. There are 3 apps in the series currently: Botany, Autumn, Winter. Each app has 4 lessons, and all lessons are based on a science topic. When open the app, kids will see 4 lessons on the top: Nouns and Verbs; Adjectives and Adverbs; Article, Noun, Conjunctions, and Prepositions; and the last lesson is Review… Read More

Moon and Sun Book App

Today we have a lovely book app for kids – Moon and Sun. It is a beautiful picture book for young children, with bright pictures and loving tones. With a story about friendship, Moon and Sun is a great book for bed time story time. It is usually $3.99, and it is free for now. Moon and Sun had never met before, and one day, the moon was bored and walked out of the dark sky. She saw the Sun… Read More

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