Reading Raven App Review

Finally – a seriously educational app that leads children from early phonological awareness and phonics right up to reading full sentences while integrating printing skills and teaching through games. Reading Raven is an incredible learn-to-read app, easily the best I’ve encountered to date in the App Store. I’m in love, and so are my kids.

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Nutrition and Healthy Eating App Review

Nutrition and Healthy Eating is a bright, engaging way to effortlessly teach essential life skills such as identifying food groups, choosing healthy food, and creating balanced meals from a wide variety of food choices. Rewards, animations, and cheerful guidance combine with the loveable health-mascot Bo for a learning experience few preschoolers can resist.

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Mathtopia+ App Review

Mathtopia+ is so compelling you might find you and your children sneaking time on the iPad to play this educational game. Combining comprehensive math fact practice in all four main operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division) with the addictive game-play of three (or more) jewels in a row matching games, something about this app makes you want to keep going and going!

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Barn Door Four: Home Edition App Review

Barn Door Four: Home Edition includes a wealth of economically priced, well-designed exercises (29 in all) targeting fine motor skills, visual performance, communication, and sequencing designed to support children with autism and other developmental delays.  Parents will appreciate the ability to engage their child with a large collection of activities, create customized lesson plans, and to generate a wide range of reports (full version only).

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Emotions, Feelings & Colors App Review

Emotions, Feelings and Colors ! helps to develop positive social skills and awareness of the feelings of others along with a coloring activity that helps children practice virtual color mixing and matching skills. With rich parental tracking features, animated examples, and fun rewards for children – this app is at home both with preschoolers and special needs children.

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Bob Books #2 – Reading Magic

I unreservedly recommend Bob Books #2. Not only is it both educationally sound and phonics-oriented, my children thankfully love it as well. Whether you use letter names or letter sounds to read and spell with, Bob Books #2 will work for your family with its flexible settings. It will gently move your child towards spelling and reading simple words and sentences and he’ll have fun doing it!

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SoundLiteracy App Review

SoundLiteracy has proved to be an invaluable tool in our family, making the integration of hands-on letter-tile based phonics activities in reading and spelling stress-free in our home. Compatible with any phonics program – particularly those inspired by the intensive Orton-Gillingham system of phonograms, this app ensures that you’ll never run out of, or lose a letter tile again.

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Native Numbers App Review

Native Numbers goes far beyond your standard flashcards or object counting app by developing a rich, integrated understanding of quantity and numbers through 25 comprehensive activities that incorporate a wide range of educational approaches. This is the kind of app that should really be the standard for interactive education, but sadly, is almost impossible to find. I’m so glad that it’s been developed!

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Wild About Books Guest Review

We bought Wild About Books in app-form after watching the animated version from Scholastic several times. It's somehow ironic that we don't own a copy of the print title and that we've enjoyed this early childhood celebration of books in digital form. That being said, we are bibliophiles through and through and have greatly enjoyed this celebration of reading and writing, the delights of consuming and creating works of poetry and prose.

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Interactive Alphabet ABCs App Review

Interactive Alphabet ABCs is a classic alphabet app, containing everything a parent could want in a digital ABC book while having clear, simple navigation that even toddlers can work with. Letter names, letter sounds, the alphabet song – its all here and its all done well. There’s a reason Interactive Alphabet has remained a top seller in the App Store for years.

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Learn With WordFriends App Review

Learn With WordFriends provides a unique, context-rich way to learn about word and letter awareness, early vocabulary and spelling through the construction of the word friend animals and objects out of the letters that spell their names.

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Henrietta is Hungry App Review

Henrietta is Hungry takes your child on a whirlwind trip around the world as seen through the experiences of a little girl in search of the perfect meal. International cuisine, exotic locales, lively narration and charming illustrations seal the deal on this high-interest storybook app. Budding foodies and armchair travelers will love it!

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Lulu in Polynesia Guest Review

Children will love this story and in the process, they will learn about the places, people and animals of the islands of French Polynesia. This book also has intuitive settings, including nice narration that can be set up for French or English. My little one is already asking about the next adventure in this series, and I predict yours will too. Recommended!

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Counting Bees App Review

Counting Bees is a uniquely interactive and fun approach to counting and early number recognition from 1-20. This high quality app encourages a relaxed way of playing in a number-enhanced environment and is also multi-lingual, allowing your child to explore counting in eight languages.

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