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Bo Matching Game free Christmas app for kids

With holiday approaching, everyone is getting into the holiday spirit.  While you are busy getting everything ready for the holiday, here are 8 free Christmas apps for kids. Most apps are good for all ages to enjoy, hope they bring joys to your home in this busy holiday season. Jingle All the Way : a warm story about a lovely dog Jingle, who finally find a home for the holiday. It is made by Hallmark in conjunction with their interactive toy… Read More

CosmoCamp Coloring Book

Are you traveling during the spring break? I remember carrying some coloring books with us when we were traveling when my son was young. They helped to calm him down and stay active. The only problem of having coloring books when you are traveling is to keep track of the crayons, coloring pencils and markers. However, if you have a tablet or phone, that problem can be easily solved. Kids will enjoy all the coloring fun without the worry of… Read More

Geoboard free app

I came across several homemade Geoboard ideas recently, and they reminded me the wonderful free app Geoboard, which we used recently to play some math games about geometry. It is an app from The Math Learning Center, it is available for iPhone, iPad, Windows tablets, and an app on the internet too, which means you can use the app on your computer with internet access. The app is very simple to use. There are two boards: one with 25 pegs, one… Read More

Poetry from the Poetry Foundation

Do you like to read poems? Do you read poems with your kids? Poetry for kids has been my recent interest. The love of poetry is a cultured taste that needs be cultivated from a young age. I found the best way to engage a child in poetry is to find the subject that they are interested in, and share when they are in the mood for at the moment.  I find a free app from The Poetry Foundation can… Read More

Free App: Cool Math Game from PBS Kids – Cyberchase Shape Quest post image

Cyberchase Shape Quest is a cool math game app from PBS Kids, with a focus on geometry, spatial reasoning, and problem solving. It's based on the Emmy Award®-winning series, Cyberchase. When I tried to play my first game on this app, I was told to print out a game board.  At first I was a little perplexed but I simply moved on to the games that didn't require me to print anything because I wasn't at home.  Once I did… Read More

Codecademy

Have you ever tried to teach kids computer programming? In my experience, computer programming is essentially another language, a language you use to communicate with computers. Just like any other languages, the earlier you start teaching kids computer language, the easier it is for them to be fluent at it. We introduced several apps teaching kids coding or programming. Hopscotch is one of my favorite.  For more information about Hopscotch visit Free App: Learn Programming with Hopscotch. Today I am introducing… Read More

Nursery Rhymes for Kids

All kids love nursery rhymes. They are usually the first songs babies listened and learned, and they stay with the kids for the rest of their lives. Babies never get too many of nursery rhymes. Nursery Rhymes for Kids is an interactive nursery app for babies and toddlers. With the app, parents and babies can sing and dance with the songs, watch the fun videos, and interact with scenes on the screen. In addition to listening to nursery songs, I… Read More

Learn with Homer

Learn with Homer is a comprehensive reading program on iPad for kids age 2 to 7. It currently has over 100 lessons, and 30 are free. The app is designed by child education experts, incorporating many learning methods. It covers five pillars of reading: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. All lessons are interactive. Kids will use all senses in the learning activities: hear, see, and touch. There are 5 sections in the app. Learn to Read This is… Read More

My Flake

My Flake is a very simple free app. While having fun designing their own snowflakes and see how the designs turn out, kids will learn about symmetry, especially hexagonal symmetry. Hexagonal symmetry is very different from the typical symmetry kids see everyday, and there is no better opportunity than learning hexagonal symmetry with snowflakes Before you start the app, you might want to go over some basics with the kids. First, if possible, help them observe some real snowflakes. Ask… Read More

BabyFirst Video

Do you have a baby at home? Would you like to have some free baby music video handy when you need them, like lullabies and nursery rhymes? Today’s app is called BabyFirst Video. It is available on iPhone, iPad and Android. It is free to download with more than 15 baby musical videos free. The interface of the app is easy. One caution is when you first open the app, sometimes it shows another app by the developer before you… Read More

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