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Kids Vocab

A while ago I introduced Mindsnacks Spanish app.   Now they have a kids vocabulary app with similar game settings. Different from typical ways that English is taught at school, the app groups words by context.  The first lesson is all about animal life, so you see the words: omnivore, carnivore, herbivore, fauna, scavenger, voracious.  Kids can jump into games right away, or they can choose to take the lesson first.  In the lesson, they will see a cute picture illustrating the meaning… Read more

Endless Alphabet

Endless Alphabet is a very cute app teaching kids letters and spelling.  The developer of this app also developed The Monster at the End of This Book.  When kids open the app, they will see words with monster pictures.  All words are arranged by alphabetic order.  There are many different words to choose from.  Once the child pick a word, the word will zoom up, the monsters will take all the letters away and spread them all over the screen. … Read more

First Word Valentine

Valentine’s Day is next week.  I found an educational Valentine app – First Words Valentine.  It is a free app teaching kids about letters, how letters relate to words, and how to spell words.  It is designed for toddlers, with limited words, but all are Valentine related. When kids start the app, they will see letters spread out on the screen.  Their job is to move the correct letter to the suggested spot to make them into a word, such… Read more

Sat Vocabulary Visuals and Audios

After I reviewed Word A Day Visuals and Audios, I found out the developer VocabAhead has some other vocabulary apps.  One of them is SAT Vocabulary Visuals and Audios.  It has over 1000 SAT most common words.  Like Word A Day Visuals and Audios, SAT Vocabulary uses funny pictures and story audios to help kids learn.  I like their full-brain learning approach a lot.  With the combined effect of visuals, audios, and contextual storylines, it makes understanding and mastering tough English… Read more

Scribblenauts – Teaches Creative Thinking and Spelling in One Game post image

Scribblenauts Remix is a fun game that the whole family can enjoy.   I like it especially for the open-ended play.  There is no right-wrong answer.  You solve a puzzle in your own unique style. The app has a variety of brain-teasing puzzles.  The solutions to the puzzles are endless, so you can re-play the same puzzle again and again.  For example, the first puzzle is to grab the star on a tree.  The child can choose to cut the tree… Read more


Now kids are back to school.  This means weekly spelling lists started.  I found a great app that can help the busy parents keep track of the lists, and ensure the kids are learning the words with fun: VocabularySpellingCity.  It is free. With the app, your child will be able to learn the words from the list you or the teacher gave them.  You do have to have an account (FREE to sign up) with them and have to create… Read more


Zoo Train is a learning app designed for preschoolers, teaching basic concepts of number sequence, word spelling, shapes, and music. It is from the developer who created the Bug Games, which was reviewed and recommended by iGameMom a while ago.  It is now $0.99 with 50% off at App Store. There are 5 games in the app.  All games are with bright pictures, cute animations, fun sounding effects and music. Picture Puzzles: Kids move pieces around to fit into the picture… Read more


TeachMe is another app series goes by age level.  It has Toddler, Kindergarten, Grade1, Grade2, and Grade3.  Each grade covers spelling and basic math.  Compared to SplashMath, it is clear that each subject is not comprehensive at all.  For example, 2nd grade math only covers addition and subtraction up to two digit numbers.  There is no coverage of Time, Money, and Geometry.  However, there are things I like about it, especially the Toddler and Kindergarten ones: Parent control: You can keep… Read more

Bug Games App for Preschooler

Bug Games is a collection of fun-filled learning games for pre-schoolers. There are four games in this app, each focuses on a different development area: Bee Word Builder – spelling and phonics Each time you will see 3 letters on top of three sun flowers. You have to drag the letters to the correct sun flower to make a word. Once you put the letters on the right flower, you will hear a phonic pronunciation of each letter and of… Read more