LifeTopix App Review

LifeTopix is not only the most comprehensive planning and organizational life management app that I’ve ever seen, but it also does the best job of scheduling simple repeating school subjects for homeschooling moms. Say good-bye to your mommy binder – this app also keeps track of appointments, to-do lists, shopping lists, your finances, tracks your weight, and a whole lot more. Comprehensive? That might be an understatement.

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ConversationBuilder Teen App Review

ConversationBuilder Teen is an excellent resource for teenage children who need support developing flowing, natural conversational skills with their peers. Full of a wide variety of common situations and conversational settings (over 300 in all) in 8 main categories, the app provides constructive guidance, practice opportunities, and positive modeling as children learn the unspoken rules of normal conversation in our culture.

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Motivated Moms 2013 App Review

Motivated Moms 2013 is a pre-filled master chore planner that arrives filled with both daily tasks and less frequently scheduled chores that also allows you to add your own chores. The wonderful sorting and display options help to clearly display who is responsible for each task and the app provides just enough customization and flexibility. Intuitive, open-and-go AND tailor-made; I’m impressed!

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Birds & Bees Connection: Girls Part 1 App Review

I’m excited to recommend this age-appropriate and well-designed app that helps girls between 8 and 10 explore puberty and the physical changes it brings with their mothers. Fun, affordable, and informative, our family is looking forward to exploring future releases in this series together.

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The Old Schoolhouse Magazine App Review

The much-loved Old Schoolhouse Magazine is now available for free, in a handy, practical digital edition that is served up directly to the free app of your choice (available in several operating system platforms). This app has made it onto my 'no-brainer' list of apps to have loaded on my devices, it just makes sense to install this easy to navigate magazine that is always filled with helpful insights and encouragement for homeschooling parents.

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Kid-Capsule: Family Event Journal App Review

From birth announcements to early academic achievements, Kid-Capsule lets you record the momentous occasions in your child’s life through photograph and video recordings that can then be shared by email and on Facebook using a range of lovely scrapbooking inspired templates.

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It’s Time for Carrots App Review

It’s Time for Carrots is a cute interactive story celebrating carrots that aims to encourage children to eat more nutritiously. Grandpa Joe and his dog Rufus get to work planting carrots and even encourage children to learn some new spelling words at the same time.

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Tapikeo

The combination of customizable images and audio in an easy to edit grid is what gives Tapikeo great potential as an educational tool in your homeschool. This app can be put to use in so many ways. It is well worth the time to download and explore it, and Tapikeo Premium is a great price for all the ready to use grids it includes. I’m confident that your family will quickly find many ways to put this unique app to use.

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Advent Calendar 2011

Advent Calendar 2011 is a tastefully designed advent calendar that will charm the entire family. It would make a lovely app for homeschoolers to share traditional stories related to the season together during circle time or read aloud time throughout the month of December.

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Heidi Advent Calendar

Heidi Advent Calendar is a uniquely festive way to share this timeless treasure of children’s literature together with your family over the holiday season. This unabridged story encourages reflection upon family togetherness, God’s love, forgiveness, and reconciliation all represented by the heart of an unforgettable little girl. If you haven’t read Heidi to your children yet, carve some time out this December to do so.

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Wee Pray

I’m always excited to see apps developed to bring families closer together, and this one is particularly valuable for families separated by work (fathers who are in the military, who travel for work, long-distance truck drivers etc.), extended family members, and even for families where one parent works a shift where they miss out on important moments in a child’s routine – like bedtimes or meal times. This app could even be used during extended hospital stays – there are many situations it could be called into use for.

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