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Best Spelling Learning Tools for Kids on iPad and Other Tablets post image

Memorizing all the spellings is a hard work. We want to use as many tools as possible to help kids learn spelling so they can move from "learn to read" to "read to learn" stage as early as possible. Today we share our top picks of Spelling Learning Tools for Kids on iPad and Other Mobile Devices. This is part of our Best Learning Tools for Kids on iPad series. For the whole list of the series, please visit Must… 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

7 Free Online STEM Resources post image

As many of us know STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math) fields are in high demand. STEM jobs in the U.S. are expected to grow nearly twice as fast as other fields by 2018. I can’t emphasize enough how important for today’s kids to learn STEM skills to be a competent citizen when they grow up. Where do you find high quality STEM teaching / learning resources? Today we share 7 free online STEM resources with wonderful ideas of STEM activities… Read More

StewieDuckApp

Summer is a time to teach and reinforce children’s water safety. Stewie the Duck Learns to Swim is a book app that teaches kids water safety rules. It is designed for kids aged 2 to 6. Through the story of Stewie the duck learning to swim, the app delivers three rules to ensure that young children stay safe around the water. The rules are repeated several times either as the story context, or as a song set to the tune of “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star”. There… Read More

160+ Fourth of July Printable Math Worksheets post image

Many parents are concerned about summer slide. With the long summer, if kids don't touch academic subjects the whole summer, they may forget many they learned during the school year. Since 4th of July is a big holiday during summer, I am putting together some fun July 4th themed math printable worksheets for kids from preschool, to kindergarten to grade 5. All are free, and all you need is to print them out. Combining coloring and math, this set of… 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

Audubon Bird

When it starts to get warm, it is time to move the learning outdoors. There are so many misconceptions that apps are just for indoor learning. In fact, many apps are designed to invite kids going out, explore and learn everything about the wonderful nature. Today we share some apps we used for outdoor science exploration. SkyView: kids will be fascinated with this free app. If you point your device to the sky, you will see the stars that you… Read More

130+ Free Earth Day Math Printable Worksheets for Kids post image

April 22 is Earth Day. In addition to Earth Day Apps and Earth Day activities, we also collected Earth Day themed math worksheets for kids, from preschool to school age. All are free. Happy Earth Day. Earth Day addition facts worksheets are 3 pages of fun activities for kids to practice additions and discovery the codes to decode the secret messages. After addition, you might want to do some subtraction with this set of Earth Day subtraction sheets. This set… Read More

6 Science YouTube Videos About Life Cycle of a Flower post image

To supplement our flower science activities for kids, today we share fun science YouTube videos about life cycle of a flower. Since it usually takes longer to observe the plant life cycle, for preschool children, you can start with the life cycle of a flower, which includes: buds open, flowers bloom, pollination, seeds are made, flowers die, seeds fall, and finally new plants form and new flower buds form. Before you start planting your own flowers, you can watch these… 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

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

Tap into Spring with a Little Bunny post image

Spring is a fun season. There are so many things happening in the season: leaves turning green, flowers and plants start growing, animals and birds are more visible, ... It is a fascinating season for young children to see and to explore. There are so many things going on in the season, that it is hard to show them to kids all at one time. But with the help of a little bunny, this is getting easier. Hello Spring is… Read More

Cool to be clever free app

Do you kids like reading? Do they prefer print books or digital books? I heard many reluctant readers started liking books when they are offered digital books, like iBooks, Kendle books, book apps. Digital books offer features that you can't get from print books, such as multimedia materials, interactive actions. Many kids, even adults, enjoy these features. Couple years ago I put together two free book app lists, one for preschool, one for school age kids. Now looking back these book… Read More