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FREE Book Apps Teaching Phonics

Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:00pm 0 Comments has a Beginning Reader Series for book apps: Word Families.  Currently there are 6 titles in the series.  All the apps are free.

This is a series introducing “young learners to the joys of reading through stories that emphasize word families, ie. groups of words with the same ending sound, such as hot, pot, and not. Each story in the Beginning Reader Series is told in…


FREE App About Endangered Animals From WWF

Posted on January 17, 2013 at 10:00pm 0 Comments

WWF (World Wildlife Fund) launched a new app recently, called WWA Together.  The app introduces the amazing animals, such as tiger, elephant, panda, with stunning photographs.  With the short paragraphs and interesting facts about the animals, it is great for after-dinner read aloud with families.  I think I am going to read it with my…


Dissect a Frog on iPAD

Posted on January 16, 2013 at 10:00pm 1 Comment

Did you dissect a frog when you were in school?  How did you like it?  Today I am going to introduce an app Frog Dissection.  It brings the whole dissection process onto iPAD.  It won’t replace the real practice, but it is a wonderful tool to learn about the dissection process, the organs, and frog’s body and life.  For those who can’t enjoy the real…


Best Science Apps for Upper Elementary and Middle School

Posted on January 9, 2013 at 10:00pm 0 Comments

Today’s “Best Educational Apps for Kids” list is Science apps for upper elementary and middle school kids (Age 10 to 15).  I did not include those animal related apps, as there will be a separate list of “Best Educational Apps for Kids” on ”Nature and Animals”. …


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