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Family Night Ideas – Good Family Movies and Games post image

With all the school activities, family and work responsibilities, it is hard to fit family night into our busy schedule unless we intentionally plan for it. Do you have family night? What do you do? I have been looking for family night ideas, and find some good family movies and games that are educational and fun. I’d love to hear your ideas. Please do share. We love to play family games. This is the time every one interact with each… Read More

11 Money Games for Kids Teaching Finance Skills post image

Learning about money and money management is essential for a happy life. It starts from learning to count the money to manage the money you have, such as saving and investment. There are a lot to learn about money to live a comfortable life, and it all starts at a young age. Today we share some good money games for kids that will help them learn about money at different stage of their life. Money Games for Kids SplashMath is… Read More

Best Grammar Learning Tools for Kids post image

Learning grammar is essential to any language mastery, yet it is not an easy subject to learn or teach. We have collected the best grammar learning tools for kids we have seen and hope they can help making the learning experience a little easier and a little more fun for the kids. This is part of our Best Learning Tools for Kids on iPad series. For the whole list of the series, please visit Must Have Free Learning Tools for Kids on… Read More

Back to School Apps

It is hard to believe the school is starting soon. Are you ready for the kids going back to school? Are the kids ready? We have shared our tips on how to prepare kids for back to school. Today I am also sharing some wonderful apps that will help kids be ready to back to school, and do well at school for various subjects. I hope these back-to-school apps will help the kids to achieve straight A’s and stay happy socially! First, here… Read More

Best Learning Tools for Kids to Learn Drawing and Painting post image

We have put together quite a few learning tools for kids posts. Today we share best learning tools for kids to learn drawing. There are so much to learn about drawing, from simple shapes, to proportions, to colors, to different art effects. As we always do, the tools are listed by its target users’ age, tools for younger kids are listed at the beginning of the list, tools for older kids and adults are listed toward the bottom of the… Read More

Kids Movies about Lying and Telling Truth post image

Summer is a good time to catch up on good movies with kids. Today we share with you ideas of good movies for kids to watch in the summer, and how to build in educational elements into the movie experience. If you want to know how do we use movies as part of parenting and learning experience, you can visit How to Teach by Movies. Today we share kids movies about lying and being honest. Almost everyone lies at some… Read More

myHomework Student Planner app

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

9 Best Children’s Dictionary Apps post image

One big advantage of mobile devices in education is the convenience it brings. Children’s dictionary apps are great proof of how technology can help kids’ learning. 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, some are even… 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

State Bingo and Crossword

Does you family like to travel? Travel time is a perfect time for kids to learn and practice their geography knowledge. Those boring city names will come to life for kids after they have actually experienced the various different locations. We shared some tips on how to turn travel time into learning experience a while ago. Today we are going to share the best geography apps we have found. These are fun apps kids will love to use. Best Geography Apps… Read More

Earth Day Apps for Kids

Are you doing anything special for Earth Day? To celebrate Earth Day, I put together a list of apps that are great to share with your kids on Earth Day. Hope they will be part of your Earth Day learning. Several apps are actually FREE, check them out! 8 Kids Apps for Earth Day Lorax: The story recounts how the Lorax tries to save the Truffula Forest and its inhabitants from disaster at the hands of an insatiable factory owner. The Lorax’s pleas are ignored and… Read More

3D Animation Tutorials for Beginners Using Blender post image

Have you tried 3D animation? Many scenes and characters in movies and video games are results of 3D animations. Today every one probably have seen some 3D animation effects. What is more, if you have used a presentation tool, like PowerPoint or Keynote, you probably have some experience creating 3D animations. Most presentation tools let you add certain animation effects, like the image dancing on the screen, or flying into the screen. But most of these presentation tools have limited… 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

SkyView App

On a warm day, we like to go out after dinner. When we are out at night, my son likes to point at the stars telling me which is which. I don’t know much about the stars, so I did some search on apps that can help me learn about the sky. It is amazing how many astronomy apps are out there, ranging from very basic to very professional. It took me a while to focus down on two that… Read More

MathLands Free App

After reviewing many educational apps, I started putting lists of my favorite apps by subjects and kids age. Today’s app list is 10 best free math apps for elementary kids – some are on single subject, such as fraction value comparison, some covers broader range of subjects. But all apps here are FREE, and are well designed. All are fun to play too. Hope they will help kids enjoy math more. I also have lists of 10 Free Book Apps… Read More