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What Do You Need Know Before Using Amazon Underground post image

Recently Amazon launched a new service Amazon Underground Apps. With Underground, you can have over thousands of apps for free, including the parts via In App Purchase. I believe many people will like and use the service. But why they are giving all these apps for free? As a consumer, you need know what you are losing before using it. I tried to use the service after it is launched. This is what I found out. First you have to… 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

Science Experiments for Kids to Learn About Taste post image

We shared some cool science experiments for kids to SEE sound, today we continue our science exploration on senses with kids. We will study about taste today. Why we can taste different flavors? Is tongue the only part of our body can taste different flavors? Let's find out. Before any science experiments, let's learn what is taste? How can you taste the food? For young children, they just need know that the taste buds on our tongues send the food… 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

7 Online Art Programs for Kids post image

Art plays an important role in children's development. It is not just for visual skills, it also help kids in many other areas, such as creativity, open mind, cultural awareness, fine motor skills, language development. However, not all parents know art, not to mention art education. How do I help my child learn art if I don't know anything about art? You don't need to be an artist to teach kids art. There are many free online art programs are… Read More

Book Based Educational TV Shows for Preschool Kids post image

As we all know kids of young age should not spend too much time on screen. However, with parents or educators' supervision and engagement, watching educational TV shows could be a good source for early learning. TV shows and movies provide the experiences that books can't offer. We had always enjoyed TV shows that have books to go with them, like Curious George. Today I list some good educational TV shows for preschool kids that have books of the same… Read More

Science Experiments for Kids to SEE the Sound post image

We hear all different kinds of sounds every day. But have you explored sounds with your kids? How is sound generated? Why there are so many different sounds? What is the difference between soft sound and loud sound? Many of us know that sound is certain types of waves. But how to explain the concept to kids? Today we share 7 science activities for kids to "see" the sound. Hope you like them. Where is sound coming from? How is… Read More

Encourage Love of Math with Engaging Math Games post image

I have reviewed the first 2 MathLab apps. I like them being so simple and easy to follow, and the math activities being so diverse and different so kids won't get bored easily. The first two MathLab apps are for kindergarten and first grade. Now they have a 3rd one in the series: MathLab for 2nd grade. Although it is designed for 2nd grade, any kids in early elementary school or kindergarten should find it helpful. Like the first two… Read More

18 Bilingual English Spanish Apps and Websites for Kids post image

Many kids in the US are learning Spanish as the 2nd language. I have been trying to collect books and reading resources for kids to read in both English and Spanish. They are great for both English speaking and Spanish speaking kids who are trying to study the other language. Here are what I found so far. I welcome any suggestions if you know a good digital resource for English and Spanish bilingual reading, such as apps, websites. Free United… Read More

Learn While Fishing with Grandpa post image

Do you like fishing? Have you taken kids with you go fishing? We love fishing. It is refreshing to see an early learning app designed around fishing theme. Fishing with Grandpa is a new app from Fairlady Media, who has the grandma and grandpa app series. Like other apps in the series, Fishing with Grandpa does a great job at smoothly incorporating learning into the fishing activities. When kids start the app, they will be greeted by grandpa sitting in… Read More

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