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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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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AppStar Picks App Review

So much care, time, and effort have been put into the detailed reviews included in AppStar Picks. This timesaving resource combines the favorite apps of six different review sites for a best-of-the-best app browsing experience. If you’re stumped on where to find a quality app for your child’s needs, whether educational or recreational, this free app is an easy to use, richly featured resource.

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Map My Globe Full App Review

Map My Globe Full is an opportunity to engage in competitive, social gaming around geography puzzles and quiz questions with your family. With seven detailed geography puzzles, five quiz levels, and fun, travel based rewards, this app will more likely succeed in engaging children who need motivation to work with geography than more open-ended apps will.

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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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FingerMath Abacus App Review

FingerMath ABACUS is a unique approach to working with numbers. The abacus design develops a deeper understanding of place value, groupings of fives, tens, and strong mental math skills. This hands-on, highly visual way of working with addition and subtraction leads to a more conceptual understanding than memorizing math facts alone. Definitely download the free app and exercise your child’s math muscles in a new and exciting way!

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The Dream, World Explorer Edition App Review

The Dream, World Explorer Edition is a splendid blending of story, facts, and interactive educational mini-games conveying a simple, broad sweep of the flavor of the language, culture, and places of Arabia. While links to social media are inserted too prominently and frequently for my liking, The Dream provides an impressive amount of content in both the free lite version and the full World Explorer Edition.

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Recorder Master App Review

App Name: Recorder Master Overall Rating: 5/5 Mom’s Rating: 5/5 Kids’ Rating: 5/5 Recommended Grades/Ages: Kindergarten, Grades 1-6 (recorder beginners of any age) Skills Developed: Music, Recorder, Ear Training, Rhythm Available On/Price: Free – iPad (iPad 2 only) Also available online for free (computer with microphone...

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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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Toontastic App Review

Toontastic makes exploring the world of creative storytelling a complete delight. Deeply motivating and truly a joy to use, your children will beg you for a chance to explore the basic structure of stories as they craft their own animated cartoons. This free app is incredibly rich and full of features (but don’t be surprised if your children ask you to buy some expansion sets - they are fabulous). Toontastic isn’t an app you want to miss - go get it and give it a spin!

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Mini Word App Review

Mini Word is now sitting at the top of my favorite word game apps for children list! It goes beyond the natural benefits of every word game by presenting grade-appropriate hints, a convenient vocabulary-building dictionary, and smart wild-cards.

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BabyFirst Encyclopedia App Review

BabyFirst Encyclopedia is charming - the artwork is adorable and the photographs are all engaging choices. Little ones love repetition, bright pictures, and simple words, this app covers all those bases. Whether your little one loves vehicles or farm animals - all the common high interest categories can be found here.

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Magic Coloring

Magic Coloring gives your children nine free coloring pages (without ads!) with four different levels of difficulty to complete – how can you go wrong? My girls are eagerly awaiting the creation of new sets of coloring pages for this app so we can buy some more pages – they really love all the neat details this app includes.

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Picturebook

Picturebook makes it easy for children to create their own simple, interactive books and is sure to engage the most reluctant of writers. Even a cursory examination of this app will reveal many ways to use this app in a wide variety of writing activities in your homeschool!

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