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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

9 STEM Activities for Preschoolers and Toddlers post image

STEM (Science Technology Engineer Math) is in our everyday life. The more kids see them, the more they participate activities involving STEM, the more chance they will like them and be good at them. We have been sharing many STEM activities at iGameMom. Each time we try to share activities for a wide age range, from toddler and preschooler to school age. Today we focus on STEM activities for preschoolers and toddlers. One of our favorite activity is microwave Ivory… Read More

Learn Color Mixing with Computer Coding post image

Color mixing is always a fun activity for kids. Now adding computer coding and electronic engineering into the play, it will be more fun and more challenging. Today we share fun coding activities for kids to learn about colors and light. For kids who had some experience with coding and electrics, I highly recommend using Arduino and Breadboard. For kids who had no coding experience, I have recommendations for easier programs too. Arduino is a system that includes free software and Arduino board… Read More

10 Plant Science Experiments for Kids post image

We shared ideas of seed science experiments for kids a while ago. Today we will share easy plant science experiments you can do in your backyard or in your kitchen with kids. What do plants need to grow? Why not set up a science experiment to answer the question. Can a plant survive on orange juice rather than water? Choose two plants of the same kind; two containers, one filled with water, the other with orange juice. Put one plant… 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. myHomework: tracks students’ class, homework, projects; it also sends reminders. The schedule structure is very flexible, no matter what kind… Read More

5 Crucial Computer Coding Skills You Can Teach Kids at Home post image

I used to write computer codes all the time. It was part of the job, although I had no formal programming training. I took an entry level class from a local college, and after that I pretty much learned on the job. To my surprise, I became one of the best programmer in my group, and became a go to person when someone needed help on program codes. I loved coding. I know it is important for today’s children to… Read More

Hide and Seek Vocabulary Game for Toddlers post image

Helping young children learn animal names is always fun. I still remember when my son was 2 or 3, we started showing him the pictures and saying to him “this is a cow”, “this is a cat”. When I saw this new app teaching toddlers and preschoolers animal names with a hide and seek game, I was reminded the fun years when we were doing similar things with my child using picture books and cards, except this app help kids… Read More

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Many parents worry about kids' screen time and look for solutions for parental control of screen time limit. The good news is the function is available on iPhone and iPad with the Guided Access feature. The Guided Access allows you to lock the iPad or iPhone screen within the app you choose. When it is on, kids can only use that one app. To get out of the app, they need your password to stop Guided Access. We have a detailed… Read More

Free Interactive Math and Science Lessons post image

Study Jam by Scholastic is a free teaching resource for teachers, homeschool families and students. It covers math and science contents for grade 3 to 6. The best part is the multimedia interactive feature. It is a great place to visit to review what kids have learned, or when kids stuck at a concept and need more help. Currently there are more than 200 science and math topics. You can search for topics by grade level, or by key words… Read More

Best Learning Tools For Kids to Learn Counting post image

This is part of our Best Learning Tools on iPad series . Today we have Best Counting Learning Tools for Kids. Counting and number concepts are the foundation for math. It is important for kids not only master counting, but also truly understand the meaning of the numbers. There are many ways to help kids conceptualize the number concepts. Today we have our top picks on counting apps that also help kids understand number concepts. This is part of our Best Learning Tools for… Read More

16 Engineering Toys for Kids post image

STEM toys are popular. How to pick the right toys for kids to encourage their interest in STEM - Science, Technology, Engineer, and Math? We shared some ideas on Coding Toys for Kids, today we focus on the E in STEM - Engineer. We picked engineering toys for different age groups, from preschool to high school. We also make sure to cover toys for different engineer fields, such as mechanical engineer, electric engineer, civil engineer. Snap Cubes is a great… Read More

Splash Math

A while ago, we put together a list of 10 reading programs that continuous offer free books. Today we have a list of free math programs that continuously offer free math practice games and lessons to kids. All programs are available online on computers, and also work on mobile devices like iPhone and iPad. If you want to learn more about each website, click on the website name for more information. 10Monkeys: a website that offers fun math practice with… Read More

10 Ways to Watch Good Kids Movies for Free Anytime post image

As new stream technology getting more advanced, there are many ways to watch movies and TV shows besides sitting in front of a TV or in movie theatres, many are even free. Today we share 10 ways to watch high quality, good educational movies for kids free, anytime, any where. All options below are available on iPad and iPhone, many are available on Android and computers. To learn more about each option, click on the option name, you will see… Read More

400+ Free Christmas Themed Learning Printables for Kids post image

Our 100 Free Christmas Printable is getting very popular. I love printable worksheets, especially now you can have kids work on the printables directly on iPad, it becomes more convenient to use printable worksheets. Today we collected over 400 pages of Free Christmas worksheets. They cover different topics, subjects, for kids of different age levels. Have fun! 180 pages of Christmas learning worksheets, including marching, math, alphabet, sight words, … Over 70 pages of learning with Polar Express, including phonics… Read More