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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iLearn: Canada App Review

iLearn: Canada is a well-designed app for learning and practicing the names of Canada’s provinces and territories. This app serves equally well as a good supplement to core geography studies, a review tool, or even as an app for primary instruction and exposure.

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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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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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4 Dice: Fraction Games App Review

4 Dice: Fraction Games not only helps children practice adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing fractions; it also helps build algebraic thinking skills by requiring children to fill in the blanks with given numbers and by requiring multi-step thought processes.

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Ansel & Clair: Paul Revere’s Ride App Review

Ansel & Clair: Paul Revere’s Ride provides hours of educational content for children that is both deeply memorable, historically accurate, and engaging. This incredibly full app uses a wide range of interactive, multi-sensory experiences to provide elementary-age children with an exciting, living experience of early American history.

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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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ABC Day App Review

ABC Day contains a sweet variety of early literacy activities that are cute and nicely designed for young children. The navigational options and inclusion of both lower and upper case, letter names and phonics, alphabet book, song, and tracing practice will make this app a great comprehensive choice for Pre/K once a few more kinks are worked out. Keep an eye on this one.

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Let’s Make a Rhyme App Review

Let’s Make a Rhyme has a lot of potential in not only introducing and reinforcing classic nursery rhymes with young children, but also in gently introducing older children to writing their own poetry by switching out parts of the rhymes with their own text. It does need some polishing but my children really love customizing their own nursery rhyme books by modifying drawings of the characters.

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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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Sight Words & Spelling with Pixopop HD App Review

Sight Words and Spelling with Pixopop HD is a cute, well-designed app with characters and rewards that appeal to children. The ability to set up custom lists, track your child’s progress, and other helpful options set this app above your standard sight words app.

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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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Grimm’s Frog King App Review

Grimm’s Frog King is a classically illustrated, lightly interactive, and fully narrated version of this classic folktale presented for today’s children. Complete with English and German versions, and both traditional and quirky retellings, the app also includes a wealth of fun, educational extras for a pleasant storytelling experience that could still benefit from some refinements.

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