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11 Kids Activities to Learn Coding without a Computer post image

Computer coding is essentially a language that computer uses. When we think about helping kids learn computer coding, we automatically think we need a computer first. But in fact, there are many ways to learn computer coding without a computer, as many thinking and coding approach can be learned in different activities off-screen. Today we share some off-screen activities that teach kids computer programming. Learn Computer Coding without a Computer Unplugged Activities for Computer Coding Skills One of the important… Read more

21 Best Math Apps Teaching Math Concepts with Games post image

It is hard to find the right math learning resources for kids. Today we share best math apps teaching math concepts with fun games for kids. There are many math apps available, we have put together 45 math game apps for kids grouped by age and learning objectives. However, in this learning tool post, we only include math apps that can be used as teaching and learning tools, apps that explain math concepts behind the numbers, not just practice app… Read more

SkyView App

Choosing stargazing apps for kids is different from picking the ones for yourself. You have to think about kids’ knowledge level and ability of paying attention to science information. Here are some thoughts based on my own experience. I like stargazing, but I have limited knowledge about stars. To make up my limited knowledge about stars and planets in the sky, I tried stargazing apps. Two of my favorites are Skyview free app and Star Walk. They are good for… 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

Science Videos on YouTube Teaching Kids Human Body Respiratory System post image

My list of human respiratory system YouTube science videos for kids includes a variety of shows from cartoons to live hosted episodes that will help students learn about the larynx, Adam’s apple, lungs, and more. Breathing is an essential part of the human body! It is also the beginning of the respiratory system, so let’s get started on this breathtaking list of YouTube videos. Human Respiratory System YouTube Videos for Kids How Your Lungs Work by Kids Health: In this… Read more

RGB Color Mixing with Coding Spring Template post image

Computer coding involves many different knowledge and skills. Have you ever tried color mixing with coding with kids? On computers, a very common color coding system is the RGB color model. According to wikipedia, “the RGB color model is an additive color model in which red, green and blue light are added together in various ways to reproduce a broad array of colors. The name of the model comes from the initials of the three additive primary colors, red, green… Read more

9 YouTube Science Videos for Kids Teaching Human Body Digestive Systems post image

We have talked about our love of YouTube science videos and how much they can help students learn. To expand on that subject a bit more, I have put together a list of Digestive System YouTube science videos. There are a few different cartoons to choose from on this list. You will also find some YouTube videos for older students and teens. Some focus on the digestive process, some on digestive functions, and some introduce the digestive system through the… Read more

Math Homework Answers On The Go post image

Have your kids ever got stuck on a math problem, not sure how to solve it? Have you ever run into the situation that kids needed help on math homework, yet you can’t help? This free PhotoMath app can help you. It is an app that can provide math homework answers and show you the solutions. All you need do is to take a picture of the problem. It is almost magic when I first heard about it. You do… Read more

My Incredible Body App

Human being’s body is amazing. There is so much we can learn about our body: the structure, the function, and most amazingly, how the many parts work together to support our daily life. Teaching kids about human body is complex, and I find it easier to have something visual – pictures and, ideally, videos. Additionally, it requires knowledge to explain the concepts right, yet still at kids level, so they understand. My Incredible Body is an educational app specially designed… Read more

Sushi Monster Free App

Sushi Monster is a FREE math app for elementary school kids. It is fun and challenging at the same time. We share our review and answer questions, like why it is unique and how to use it to help kids with their math skills. If you are looking for some fun math games to keep your school aged kids engaged in math, you can’t go wrong with this one, and it is free.  With this app, kids practice addition and… Read more

Hands-On Engineering for Kids with Examples of Simple Machines post image

We always love toys that let you build and move. When the team of Tinybop told me they launched a new app Simple Machines, I had to check it out. Like the other apps from Tinybop, this is an exploratory app for kids to get hands on and to play with the simple machines in the app and to figure out how they work on their own. It is not just teach kids what simple machines are. Instead it uses… Read more

Best Vocabulary Learning Tools for Kids post image

We had a best spelling learning tool for kids, and today we share our pick of best learning tools for vocabulary. Spelling tools focus on spelling, while vocabulary tools go beyond spelling. With vocabulary tools, kids also learn words’ definitions, pronunciations, and contextual usages. You may see some of the apps or learning tools are on both lists, but most are not. This is part of our Best Learning Tools for Kids series. For the whole list of the series, please… Read more

Math Apps for Elementary Kids

Many families have tablets for kids now. It is important for kids to understand smart phones and tablets are learning tools, not toys. The best way to establish the concept is to install educational apps on the tablets, and show them how to learn with tablets. We have a page of Best Educational Apps for Kids by age and subjects. Today’s list Best Math Apps for Kindergarten and Early Elementary Kids is on it too. I am sure there are a… 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.  Today I am introducing another free resource Codecademy. It is a website of free coding lessons… Read more

Apps to Help Students Get Organized post image

Do you kids forget homework? Are they late for turning in projects? Organization skills are very important study skills for kids to be successful in school, and they also carry over to kids’ adult life. It is helpful to have some effective organization tools while teaching kids organization skills. Today we share the best apps to help students get organized. Best Apps to Help Students Get Organized myHomework: tracks students’ class, homework, projects; it also sends reminders. The schedule structure… Read more