Educational Tablet Apps We Love!

People always ask me if and how I use tablets in our homeschool. The first answer is yes! We definitely make use of our tablet as it provides a change from the normal daily work. The second answer is for education, and for fun! One of our favorite things to use a tablet for are eBooks. There are a huge variety of eBook options for all grade levels, as well as beginning reading and narrated versions for those who aren’t reading quite yet. But there are also a ton of educational apps that can make learning more fun too!   I’ve noticed that many curriculum vendors are also making digital options available for text books as well. They’re much less expensive and a lot easier to take with you if you’re planning to take your school work somewhere other than home. We have apps for just about every subject, and I let my kiddos use them as a supplement to our normal curriculum. Apps are a great way for them to learn without feeling like they are doing boring ole’ school. I usually … [Read more...]


Educational iPad Apps: PreK – First Grade

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 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...]


Educational iPad Apps: Reading

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...]


Laser Pegs App Review & Giveaway

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...]


iPad Apps for Preschoolers

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...]