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FREE Book Apps Teaching Phonics

ABCmouse.com has a Beginning Reader Series for book apps: Word Families.  Currently there are 6 titles in the series.  All the apps are free.

This is a series introducing “young learners to the joys of reading through stories that emphasize word families, ie. groups of words with the same ending sound, such as hot, pot, and not. Each story in the Beginning Reader Series is told in…

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Added by iGameMom on January 29, 2013 at 10:00pm — No Comments

FREE App About Endangered Animals From WWF

WWF (World Wildlife Fund) launched a new app recently, called WWA Together.  The app introduces the amazing animals, such as tiger, elephant, panda, with stunning photographs.  With the short paragraphs and interesting facts about the animals, it is great for after-dinner read aloud with families.  I think I am going to read it with my…

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Added by iGameMom on January 17, 2013 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Dissect a Frog on iPAD

Did you dissect a frog when you were in school?  How did you like it?  Today I am going to introduce an app Frog Dissection.  It brings the whole dissection process onto iPAD.  It won’t replace the real practice, but it is a wonderful tool to learn about the dissection process, the organs, and frog’s body and life.  For those who can’t enjoy the real…

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Added by iGameMom on January 16, 2013 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

Best Science Apps for Upper Elementary and Middle School

Today’s “Best Educational Apps for Kids” list is Science apps for upper elementary and middle school kids (Age 10 to 15).  I did not include those animal related apps, as there will be a separate list of “Best Educational Apps for Kids” on ”Nature and Animals”. …

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Added by iGameMom on January 9, 2013 at 10:00pm — No Comments

FREE Book App: The Aesop for Children

The Aesop for Children is an interactive book app from Library of Congress.  It is adapted from the book “…

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Added by iGameMom on January 8, 2013 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Best Pre-school Natual and Animal Science Apps

Today’s Best Educational Apps for Kids list is Natual and Animal Science Apps for Pre-School Kids (age 3 to 6).  For kids age 6 to 10, please visit the…

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Added by iGameMom on January 1, 2013 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Best Natual and Animal Science Apps for Elementary School Kids

Today’s Best Educational Apps for Kids list is Natual and Animal Science Apps for Kindergarden and Early Elementary School Kids (age 6 to 10).  There is another list of science apps for this age group but on other subjects, such as astronomy, physics, or chemistry.  For this…

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Added by iGameMom on December 26, 2012 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Top Math Apps for Early Elementary Kids

Quite few families are planning to give a tablet to the kids for a holiday gift.  After getting the device, it is time to find the good apps to put on the iPAD or iPod Touch.  I am going to start listing “Best Educational Apps for Kids” by age and subjects.  As a starter, today’s list is Math Apps for Kindergarten and Early…

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Added by iGameMom on December 18, 2012 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Top Math Apps for Pre-School Kids

Today’s “Best Educational Apps for Kids” list is for Pre-school Math.  I try to include apps addressing the pre-school math from different angles, using different approaches, since each child is different, one app works for this child, may not work for another.  Also young kids have short attention span, so it…

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Added by iGameMom on December 18, 2012 at 10:00pm — No Comments

A Chemistry Lab on iPAD

With this app, users design their own experiments: materials, condition, ... 

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Added by iGameMom on December 6, 2012 at 10:00pm — No Comments

How to make iPAD / iPhone read the text alond for you?

This is a great function for people visually impaired.  When enabled, the device will read aloud the highlighted text in iBook, on the web, or in a book app, etc.

For a step by step instruction on how to turn this function on, please visit…

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Added by iGameMom on December 5, 2012 at 11:00pm — No Comments

How to Remotely Control Your Computer on a Mobile Device?

Do you like to take your laptop with you when you travel?  Now, if you have a smart phone, be it an iPhone or an Android phone, or if you have a tablet, such as an iPAD, you don’t have to take your laptop with you anymore.  Use LogMeIn, you can remotely access your home and work computers and work on the computer like you are…

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Added by iGameMom on November 26, 2012 at 10:00pm — No Comments

App Review and Giveaway: Meet the Insects – Forest Edition

Meet the Insects: Forest Edition is a multimedia encyclopedia of forest insects.  What I am most impressed are the images and videos.  They are so real that you feel the insects can jump out of the screen.  Another thing I really enjoyed is how different elements come together – content, transition between sections, background,…

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Added by iGameMom on November 19, 2012 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Learn Ancient Rome History With Britannica Kids App

Britannica Kids: Ancient Rome is such a great app for upper elementary and middle school kids.  It has rich content yet all at the appropriate age level, no matter it is the length of each article or the vocabulary choices.  The games are fun and are tied very well with the main contents.  As an app full of historical facts, it is…

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Added by iGameMom on November 19, 2012 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Learn Spanish with Book App

Little Blue Jackal is a bilingual app.  In addition to an interesting story, it also teaches kids Spanish.

The story starts with the little jackal trying to run away from a village after being caught of stealing food.  He fell into a bucket of blue paint and his entire body turned blue.  Looked…

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Added by iGameMom on November 12, 2012 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Learn Counting and Music Instruments in 12 Languages

Jazzy 123 is a fun app teaching kids numbers with music instruments.  From the developer of Jazzy Day and …

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Added by iGameMom on November 5, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

FREE App: Create Animated Stories with Educreations

Educreations is originally designed for teachers.  It turns your iPad into a…

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Added by iGameMom on September 28, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments

How to Teach Kids Physics with Angry Birds?

Even if you don’t like games or never played Angry Birds, you probably have seen those red birds somewhere – toy…

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Added by iGameMom on September 27, 2012 at 10:00pm — No Comments

App Went Free: The Opposites

The Opposites is a game app helping kids learn opposite vocabulary.  Kids will have a good time acquiring new words not even thinking about…

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Added by iGameMom on September 25, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

FREE App: Creatures of Light

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Added by iGameMom on September 25, 2012 at 1:00am — No Comments

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