Storybook Maker App Review

Storybook Maker is a powerful, open-ended tool for creating richly illustrated, written and orally narrated stories and reports. Filled with comprehensive features and options, this easy to learn set of publishing tools lets your child create works that can be read, shared, and printed. Whether your child is an emerging or confident writer, a stumbling or gifted artist, all children will find supportive features to turn their storytelling dreams into a reality with Storybook Maker.

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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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PlayPozz App Review

PlayPozz is an exciting first edition of an educational app that helps balance time spent playing on apps with direct educational practice. While it still needs to flesh out its offerings, this app shows promise and innovation, revealing the possibilities Android tablets have to help parents manage screen time without complicated tracking or over-involvement.

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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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iTooch Middle School App Review

iTooch is a pioneer – leading the way towards traditional, grade level based, comprehensive curriculum being available on mobile devices. Children can learn, practice, and test their knowledge in all the core skills taught in grade 6-8 language arts and math (and also health for grade 6) with iTooch: Middle School.

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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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Builda the Re-Bicycler App Review

Builda the Re-Bicycler is another great storybook app in the Tales of Midlandia series. Its winning combination of positive ecological values, engaging interactivity, lovely artwork, and a well-written story has made it another often asked for title in our home.

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Move the Turtle App Review

Move the Turtle is a comprehensive, self-directed approach to learning a first computer programming language that will help to develop both general programming skills as well as encourage your child to practice logical and spatial thinking abilities. This first step for budding programmers is well designed and naturally engaging.

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How it Works: Machines HD App Review

Peek inside nine common machines, put them together, then enjoy animations showing how they work! How Machines Work: Machines HD is a perfect app for tinkerers and curious children – if you have a child who likes to take things apart and put them back together (or tries to), this app will be an absolute delight for them!

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Oolly App – App Review

Oolly’s winning combination of pre-writing motor skill practice, sorting and categorization thinking skills are presented in an adorable, engaging educational game. I’ve never seen such a fun way of developing and strengthening the pincer grip – Oolly both encourages the correct grip and keeps children coming back for more! Irresistibly fun.

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Poko Seasons and Weather

i Learn With Poko: Seasons and Weather! smoothly combines early thinking skills development with early science knowledge and a colorfully immersive environment that is developmentally appropriate for pre-readers. Your child will love learning about the seasons, weather, days of the week, and appropriate clothing and activities for weather conditions along with Poko and Bibi.

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Tiga Talk

Tiga Talk is an incredibly fun and engaging app that irresistibly draws children into practicing articulation skills in a voice-powered adventure. If you have a little one in the beginning stages of learning to pronounce any letter on its own, Tiga Talk will make the process so much more enjoyable for you both whether they are still learning these sounds in speech for the first time at age three, or if they are using the app for remedial speech practice at an older age.

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