MAR
27
2013

Educational iPad Apps: PreK – First Grade

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Hi everyone! Today I have some more fun educational iPad Apps for you. I wanted to focus more on apps for Preschool – First Grade. So today I’m sharing some of the top picks from the Teeny Tot and Tinker Bell. We’re currently playing with a new math app that is for Kindergarten – First Grade called SlateMath. This program is a fun way to develop mathematical skills and is a great fit for the Teeny Tot.   Tozzle: This is a fun puzzle app by nodeflexion.com. They have a lite and full version featuring over 39 puzzles. It’s a Teeny Tot approved and top listed app, and has been one of her favorite go-to apps since we got it.   Shape Builder by Darren Murtha Design. This is another one of the Teeny Tot’s favorites, it features several puzzles with easy to move shapes that snap into place. The full version features 146 puzzles for just $0.99.   LetterSchool by Boreaal – This one has a free and paid ($2.99) version.  This app gives her a letter … [Read more...]

MAR
20
2013

Educational iPad Apps: Reading

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It’s been awhile since I’ve put up an educational iPad apps post, so today I wanted to share some more of our favorites! Specifically in department of reading. I’ve found that my kids love to read on the iPad, and I’ve even found some fun interactive books for the Teeny Tot and Tinker Bell. So here are our top iPad reading apps as of now, hope your family enjoys them as well! The Berenstain Bears and the Trouble with Chores   Dr. Seuss Collection #1: The Dr. Seuss Beginner Book Collection #1 contains five Dr. Seuss titles for young readers. Enjoy The Cat in the Hat, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, The FOOT Book, Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You? and Fox In Socks all in one omBook!   Dr. Seuss Collection #2: The Dr. Seuss Beginner Book Collection #2 contains five Dr. Seuss titles for young readers. Enjoy Green Eggs and Ham, Dr. Seuss's ABC, The Cat in the Hat Comes Back, There's a Wocket in My Pocket! and Hop on Pop all in one omBook!   Dr. Seuss Cat in … [Read more...]

FEB
10
2013

Laser Pegs App Review & Giveaway

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Hi all! Turbo was super excited to see a Laser Pegs® kit show up at our home the other day. For those of you who don’t know what Laser Pegs® are…like I didn’t…they’re building blocks that light up! Basically they remind me of Lego’s that light up. And, let’s face it, that type of thing is right up Turbo’s alley. They have a super cool and FREE Laser Pegs® iPad App that allows you to build Laser Pegs® models in 3D, create and share manuals, play games and more. Here are some screen shots from the iPad App.   Once you create your item you can save the manual for it. Next you can light up your creation and spin it around to see it in all it’s glory in 3D!   Then you can save your creation in the “My Manuals” area of the app for future.   And just because I like video examples, here is one they did on creating projects with the Laser Pegs® iPad App:   Of course they also have the actual tangible product as well! We were … [Read more...]

OCT
15
2012

iPad Apps for Preschoolers

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Every now and then I put up a post of all of our favorite educational iPad Apps, and today I wanted to share some of our latest iPad apps for preschoolers! I use the iPad as a supplement to our daily learning, and also as a fun tool to make learning a little more exciting! LetterSchool by Boreaal – This one has a free and paid ($2.99) version.  This app gives her a letter and she traces it with her finger. Each finger trace starts a new fun action on the letter itself. Sometimes it’s stars, sometimes lights, this one was a metal chain thingy…whatever, it’s fun and it’s great practice for learning letter shapes! Here is a screen shot from the iTunes store that shows the options a little better:     Hot Dot’s Jr.  by Educational Insights – Lite and paid ($0.99) versions avail.   Handwriting without Tears Wet-Dry-Try App by Handwriting Without Tears (Our only complaint on this one is that if you get off the letter track at all, it starts over and … [Read more...]