Alphabet Aquarium App Review

Alphabet Aquarium is a bright and colorful puzzle-based alphabet app that contains a HUGE number of alphabet puzzles.  With 4 different puzzle types there are104 educational puzzles in all!  With lots of alphabet words and sentences included, the app also makes a nice first-words alphabet storybook that’s driven by puzzle completion.

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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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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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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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The Cat in the Hat App Guest Review

The Cat in the Hat is obviously a 'must have' in any collection, whether it's a digital library or a set of hardcover books with gilded pages. This version is no exception, with bright beautiful pictures of the beloved classic Dr. Seuss. For the read-a-long effect, each word is highlighted as it is read. Although each page is essentially a still image, many pages begin by panning over Seuss' classic original artwork, zooming in and out to show off each segment of text, a nice semi-animated style.

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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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Stack N’ Puzzles App Review

Stack N’ Puzzles is not only hugely fun with its interactive completed vehicle puzzles and reconstructed town puzzle, but also provides support for first-words style early language development with the English language option turned on. The repeat play value of this app has brought my little ones back to this app again and again.

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Montessori Words App Review

Montessori Words offers a strong phonics-based word-builder for the Android operating system with powerful options to precisely reinforce your early reading and spelling efforts. With 320 words divided into 3 main difficulty levels, and 42 narrow phonogram-based categories, it's easy to find the words you need when you need them. Add some fun animations and this app becomes an essential core purchase in your early reading toolkit.

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Tell the Time – Learn the time with Bubbimals App Review

Tell the Time - Learn the time with Bubbimals is a comprehensive, solidly designed app for reinforcing time skills from a wide variety of angles and a thorough range of levels that steadily increase in difficulty. Whether your child is just learning to tell time by the hours in kindergarten, or is working on mastering the full range of time telling skills, or anywhere in between – this app will have you covered.

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Viewpoints: The Blue Jackal and the Lion App Review

Viewpoints: The Blue Jackal is a unique, high-interest way to encourage the thinking skills needed for thoughtful reading. This age-old story combined with modern technology leads children to examine divergent points of view, make predictions, examine ethical questions and much more.

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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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Sight Words Hangman Review

Sight Word Hangman is a solid, well-designed app for helping children recognize high-frequency words by sight. If you teach reading with sight words, this is a simple, quality app you might want to check out for sight word drills.

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Nutcracker Musical Storybook

The Nutcracker Musical Storybook is an utterly enchanting introduction to a core ballet for music appreciation. Whether you use this app to form a peg that you can later build on with a viewing of the full ballet, or you use it alone, it is really a magical experience that your children will ask to enjoy with you time after time.

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Not Without Bear

Not Without Bear will make a truly charming addition to the interactive library of any family with young children. The sweetly timeless story combined with the excellent interactive design of the app make this a title you’ll want to read and share with your children again and again.

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