Reading Raven App Review

Finally – a seriously educational app that leads children from early phonological awareness and phonics right up to reading full sentences while integrating printing skills and teaching through games. Reading Raven is an incredible learn-to-read app, easily the best I’ve encountered to date in the App Store. I’m in love, and so are my kids.

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Bob Books #2 – Reading Magic

I unreservedly recommend Bob Books #2. Not only is it both educationally sound and phonics-oriented, my children thankfully love it as well. Whether you use letter names or letter sounds to read and spell with, Bob Books #2 will work for your family with its flexible settings. It will gently move your child towards spelling and reading simple words and sentences and he’ll have fun doing it!

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Native Numbers App Review

Native Numbers goes far beyond your standard flashcards or object counting app by developing a rich, integrated understanding of quantity and numbers through 25 comprehensive activities that incorporate a wide range of educational approaches. This is the kind of app that should really be the standard for interactive education, but sadly, is almost impossible to find. I’m so glad that it’s been developed!

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Interactive Alphabet ABCs App Review

Interactive Alphabet ABCs is a classic alphabet app, containing everything a parent could want in a digital ABC book while having clear, simple navigation that even toddlers can work with. Letter names, letter sounds, the alphabet song – its all here and its all done well. There’s a reason Interactive Alphabet has remained a top seller in the App Store for years.

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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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Montessori Numbers App Review

Montessori Numbers provides a variety of excellent activities that help children make vital connections between numbers and quantities while establishing a firm understanding of place value – both foundational skills before tackling operational math. You won’t want to miss adding this uniquely multi-faceted app as a key resource in your app toolbox for the early years.

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Classroom KinderBach: School Version App Review

Classroom KinderBach: School Version is filled with rich, child-friendly, FUN, early music instruction that is actually easy for parents to share and learn together with their children. Load the app onto your iDevice and you have portable, open-and go music instruction that is ready to enjoy again and again with your child as she learns to read notes, explore pitch, rhythm, and much more.

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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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Fraction Math App Review

Fraction Math is visually simple, but don’t let that fool you. This app is the ultimate, step-by-step personal tutor for gently guiding your child through the processes and steps needed to master adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing fractions.

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Noodle Words – Action Set 1 App Review

Noodle Words is the most fun I’ve ever had exploring words with my children. We sat down together and laughed, and tapped, and giggled – the words and bugs not only intrinsically demonstrate the meaning of each word, but they also have an awful lot of fun doing so! I hope new word sets are coming soon.

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Articulation Station Pro App Review

If you have a child who needs help with their pronunciation, Articulation Station is an excellent articulation practice app! Incredibly full functioned, easy to use, comprehensive, and professionally designed – this is our go-to articulation app. It is WELL worth your time to take the free version of this app through its paces – whether you buy individual modules or the full Pro version, I strongly feel this app is a great investment.

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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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The Adventures of Robin Hood App Review

The Adventures of Robin Hood has only strengthened my opinion that the multilingual storybook apps produced by Chocolapps (previously So Ouat!) provide the most feature-filled read along experience available in children’s storybook apps today.

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The Traditional Storyteller – The Three Little Pigs App Review

The Traditional Storyteller apps are completely irresistible - engaging, vibrant introductions to classic folk stories that tools that help children practice vital language arts skills. I simply can’t think of a more enjoyable way to practice sequencing, narration, and summarizing. Almost better than a live storytelling performance at a library - these can be enjoyed on demand for years to come.

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