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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Phonics and Reading With McGuffey App Review

I’m confident that if you sit down with your child and patiently work at his own pace through the 52 lessons in Phonics and Reading With McGuffey you’ll be able to form a very firm phonetic foundation that goes far beyond the CVC level that so many apps stop at.

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Spell Trekking App Review

My daughter (9) isn’t a natural speller, and she counts this as amongst her top 5 favorite apps – she ASKS to use it throughout the day and absolutely loves it. The gentle, positive approach and fun space theme have really captured her, and I am intrigued by the unique guided copywork-style approach to spelling. We’re going to keep working with this app and see how my daughter’s work with it translates into spelling and writing confidence. Even though this first version of Spell Trekking is a bit rough around the edges, I highly recommend you check it out for free and see if this approach would work for your child.

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Shakespeare in Bits: Romeo and Juliet App Review

Shakespeare in Bits: Romeo and Juliet is another top-notch educational app rendition of Shakespeare’s work. This single app contains all the reference material your child will need to understand Romeo and Juliet right alongside the text in an easy to navigate format.

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Shakespeare in Bits: Macbeth

With deeply educational resources such as Shakespeare in Bits: Macbeth available to high school students tackling the language of Shakespeare in the 21st century, studying the bard need not be incomprehensible. Indeed, I don’t believe Shakespeare’s original work has ever been more accessible, more easily deciphered and therefore, more enjoyable for modern readers.

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Multiplying Acorns App Review

Multiplying Acorns is a great tool to introduce children to the concept of multiplication. The ability to practice repeatedly in a low-stress, exploratory environment really helps to build confidence with the visual support of the acorn manipulatives.

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Subtracting Sardines

Subtracting Sardines is the perfect math app to introduce subtraction to young children. It will help them build a conceptual understanding of the operation before they tackle the more abstract, numbers only math problems. This is really ideal for beginners, those who need hands-on manipulatives, and any child struggling to understand subtraction conceptually, and it’s fun to boot!

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Adding Apples

Adding Apples is an incredibly valuable hands-on learning tool for children who aren’t yet ready to move onto abstract addition and still need objects to count up with. The pressure-free learning environment is a perfect way to build confidence in young children and those who struggle with math.

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