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Is your child good at keeping track of homework? Some kids are good at it, some are not. How do you help the child who always forget homework? How do you help a kid to stay organized and keep track of all homework and school projects? The study tip I can offer today is to use a homework organization app. I will explain why the app is good, and why you should use it together with your child. myHomework is… Read More

10 Free Online Reading Programs for Kids 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 not easy 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 online reading programs that you can access from… 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

Instructables DIY App for Makers of All Ages post image

Have you visited Instructables.com? Every time I stopped at the site, I find something amazing and interesting. Even if I am not looking for something to make, I can always get cool creative ideas from the designs on the site. I am so glad to find out that they have free apps for Apple, Android and Windows devices. It just makes search for ideas a lot easier. If you have not used Instructable before, it is a website with tons… Read More

Learn 5 New Things Everyday with Curiosity post image

Do you know why birds have white and dark meat? How about human? Can you prove that the Moon Landing isn't fake? Do you know basketball teams with teammates touching each other more often perform better? I learned all these with the free app Curiosity. It gives 5 fun facts with pictures and videos everyday. If you want to, you can also use their website on your computer. I love how broad the topics are. You will find interesting topics… Read More

Fun Logic Games for Math Skills – KenKen post image

A while ago a teacher friend told me she lets her students do KenKen in the classroom and spoke very highly of the program. I checked it out, and agree it is a very helpful math game for kids of any age, as long as they have learned single digit addition. It not only develops kids' math skills, but also logic thinking and concentration stamina. It is available on their website or via the free app. What is KenKen? It… Read More

Math Games Helping Kids on Computational Fluency post image

When kids first start learning math, a lot of the learning is to remember math facts. However, memorizing math facts is not enough to be good at math. Kids have to fully understand the number system structure and number relationships to gain real fluency in math computation. How to help them gain real number sense and improve computational fluency? The free app Door24 is just designed for this purpose. Door24 is a free math app designed for kids in grade… Read More

Turn Coloring Pages Into 3D Playground post image

I have seen some apps using augmented reality to turn ordinary coloring pages into 3D pictures on mobile devices. Today I am sharing an app that can do that and more. DreamWorks Color is a free app that brings coloring pages to life into 3D pictures. Additionally, kids can collect the objects they colored, and put them into a 3D setting and interact with their colored animals or other objects in the new 3D settings. When you first start the… Read More