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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

App Series Teaching Kids To Be Good Readers post image

We all want our kids to grow as readers. But teaching reading, especially to beginning and developing readers, can seem a little tricky. There are lots of "moving parts" that have to come together for reading to occur. That's why I was so excited to be a part of developing some apps that can help kids grow as readers! The ultimate goal of reading is to make meaning. After all, it's hard to enjoy a book or learn something new… Read More

9 Dictionary Apps for Kids post image

One big advantage of mobile devices in education and learning is the convenience it brings. A big benefit is the dictionary apps. With these apps, kids don't have to carry those big heavy dictionaries with them, and they can not only check for spelling and meaning of the words, but also hear the pronunciations of the words. Since we first introduced dictionary apps, I have found some more good dictionary apps for kids. Merriam Webster Dictionary: it is free to… Read More

Enjoy Children’s Books Around the World within 1 App post image

Love of reading is the best gift parents can give to their children. The most important factors that are shown with positive effect of children’s reading ability are the availability of books at home and parents reading with kids. Now children are spending more and more time on digital devices, it is a good idea to have reading apps for kids on your smart phones and tablets. Digital books on mobile devices have many advantages. Mobility is one, carrying many… Read More

6 Ways to Help Kids Enjoy Books at a Young Age post image

We’ve heard it again and again that the best gift we can give to our children is the love of reading. But what can parents do to make kids enjoy reading and enjoy books? There are so many ways, and every parent is doing it differently. Here are some we’ve done that worked well for us. I’d love to hear your ideas and the books you used. At the end of the post, we are having a kid’s book giveaway… Read More

Free Online Non-fiction Reading For Kids post image

We all know today's kids facing a changing world, that the knowledge base of human being grows faster and faster. It is crucial for kids to have the skills to be a self-learner. They can gather information from different sources and decipher the information, connect the dots, and form their own knowledge base and opinions on subjects they need learn. One big building block in this self-learning process is reading non-fiction materials. Reading non-fiction is very different from reading fiction… Read More

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