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myHomework Student Planner app

After kids starting school, they will soon start having homeworks, class projects, reading assignments, … all the fun stuff. How do you help kids stay organized and keep track of all homeworks and projects? myHomework is a very good tool for kids to organize all these school works. It is available online, so you can access it on your computer. It also has free apps for both Apple devices and Android devices. If you sign up for a free account… 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

Smash Your Food

How do you talk about food nutrition and healthy food with your child? How easy is it to take the tasty fries or the sweet donuts away from their plates? Do you know how much sugar in the donuts? You can get help on all these questions from a fun app Smash Your Food. Smash Your Food lets the kids pick the food, and watch the food be smashed between two metal plates, and sugar, salt and oil be filtered… Read More

Practice Math Skills with Fun Zap Zap Games post image

Kids all learn in different styles. They should. However, this poses the challenge of teaching. Many times kids don't get certain concept, it is not because they are stupid, it is because it is not taught in the way that is intuitive for them. That is why I have always been interested in learning new ways of explaining the same concepts. I found this free app Zap Zap Math and think some kids will like it. It covers math concepts… 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

myHomework Student Planner

Now many families have iPads or other tablets for kids to use at home. More and more schools are using iPads as study tools at school. Mobile devices are great learning tools if we use them appropriately. Through time, we have found many good learning tools that are available on iPad and other tablets for kids. Today we share some very essential must have learning tools for kids on iPad and other tablets and all are free. This is part of the… Read More

4D Flashcards Bringing Subjects to Life post image

Do you like flashcards? I had never been very interested in flashcards, and have not used them much. I think they are just for memorization work, and kids usually can remember what they are interested without using those cards. So for me, most of our work with kids are talks, discussion, with the goal to spark their interest and to encourage them to explore. But recently I have seen some interesting flashcards. When combined with apps, you can see the… Read More

Solve Algebra equations with Instant Graphs post image

If you have kids learning algebra and geometry, you will love this free app. Desmos is a graphing calculator, it can show you on the screen the graph based on the equation you wrote. The graph will change instantly if you make changes on the equation. I just love how intuitive it is to use. What is even better, it is free, as apps on Apple app store and Google Play. It is also available on their website if you… 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

Storytelling and Learning with Stickers post image

Storytelling gives kids opportunity to express themselves. Even young children who have not mastered the language itself can express themselves in many ways other than language. Today's app CreAppcurentos is a wonderful tool for kids to do that. It is a free app letting kids create and tell their own stories with stickers. In addition, kids can record sounds, play puzzles based on their own stories. CreAppcurentos is free to download. There are several themes for kids to create stories… Read More

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