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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iTooch Elementary School App Review

I'm excited to see what the future will bring for iTooch and their series of comprehensive, grade level apps for mobile devices. Perhaps some day we'll see Social Studies added to this large collection of educational modules for upper elementary! Until then, iTooch Elementary School will continue to provide an affordable, independent, and sound way for parents to encourage learning, practice, and test-based accomplishment in language arts, math, science and health in a format that focuses on content rather than effects.

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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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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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BrainPOP Jr. Movie of the Week App Review

BrainPOP Jr. Movie of the Week never fails to interest my children. Each educational short receives repeated viewings each week by many members of the family. This is a stand-by must-install-and-keep-loaded app in our home on all devices.

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Isopod: The Roly Poly Science Game App Review

Isopod provides a splendid, detailed exploration of bug-life in its many interactions from an eco-system focused point of view. Providing much more than a challenging, fast-paced, science-based bug-rescue mission game, the app also includes 24 richly detailed science topics along with free downloadables and linked multi-media resources – enough for an entire unit study!

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Discover Your Body HD App Review

Discover Your Body HD is a surprisingly in-depth human anatomy app for young children.  Not only are major overall body parts and systems covered, but the app also ‘drills down’ and provides more detail on the most vital parts of the body.  The high quality narration included also makes the app accessible by early/non-readers, and the activity game puzzles help children remember the locations of various organs, bones, and body parts.  My kids dig it.

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KIDS DISCOVER SPACE App Review

KIDS DISCOVER SPACE is a visual feast for any child fascinated by the planets, space exploration, astronauts, the heavenly bodies, the sun, rockets – and so much more! An excellent exploratory resource for children, the gorgeous photographs and visual ‘extras’ encourage children to learn more about the universe around them while keeping interest levels high.

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Cell and Cell Structure App Review

Cells and Cell Structure is a fine introduction to cells, their parts, reproduction, and much more. In fact, this app is an excellent primer – any student encountering cells for the first time will quickly be up to speed with this digital mini-text complete with vibrantly illustrated diagrams and computer animated videos.

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Focus on Earthquakes App Review

Focus on Earthquakes is a rich, comprehensive, upper level app for students of earth science. Whether used formally as a science supplement, or as a tool for research and delight-driven exploration, this app is sure to answer all your child’s questions about earthquakes while providing animated audio-visual models, slideshows and other media rich content with interactive, self-correcting quizzes, and a real-time earthquake tracker.

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Jeffy’s World App Review

Jeffy’s World is filled with very well done, interactive 3-D models exploring how the movement of the earth through space leads to our experience of days, seasons, months, and years. Best used as a teaching tool by a parent (no narration for pre-readers, detailed vocabulary in the written portions), Jeffy gives a more personable face to early, basic astronomy.

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Geotimescale Enhanced HD App Review

Students studying geology at a high school or college level will find Geotimescale to be an easy to use reference chart for memorizing the geologic time scale and a springboard to further geology studies.

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Arches National Park Geology Tour HD App Review

Whether you use Arches National Park Geology Tour HD as an armchair virtual tour through the park, take your iDevice on site to dig deeper into the geology of the area during an in-person visit, or use the app to teach your high schooler geology in context, this app is gorgeous and full of detail.

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Plants HD App Review

Plants HD is a bright, visually engaging exploration of the plant life-cycle. While it needs some clear diagrams in order to be a comprehensive resource, this app makes a visually engaging supplement for the study of botany.

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