Category Archives: Ages 9-11

Review: Trybie Journeys for family science fun.

Review: Trybie Journeys for family science fun.

Bottom Line: Although the story of a test tube wandering around the world isn’t very memorable, the experiments and explanations about the science behind them are memorable and the illustrations are pretty adorable to boot. Parents that are willing to hang out with their kiddos and and get their science “on” will find a lot… Continue Reading

Review: The Sounding Out Machine can help kids become independent readers

Review: The Sounding Out Machine can help kids become independent readers

Bottom line: The Sounding Out Machine offers young readers an opportunity to learn independently by helping students break down words and sound them out just as if they were working with a teacher or parent. By allowing children to use pages from their own reading in the app itself, the app allows kids to better… Continue Reading

Review: Avaz FreeSpeech is a fantastic new learning tool! It’s our newest 5-star app!

Review: Avaz FreeSpeech is a fantastic new learning tool! It’s our newest 5-star app!

Bottom line: Avaz FreeSpeech is a powerful new app designed to help children of all learning levels and language abilities develop grammatically correct sentences using a simple building block method. A welcome addition for anyone with young writers that struggle with arranging sentences or who have a language impairment that makes it frustrating to communicate.… Continue Reading

Review: Autism Core Skills -Academic, Communication, and Social Skills Plus Data

Review: Autism Core Skills -Academic, Communication, and Social Skills Plus Data

Bottom Line: Autism Core Skills is a loaded app full of the things us reviewers love like custom settings, smooth graphics, tons of easy-to-access content and data collection. This is an app for folks that are truly serious about education for kids on the spectrum because it requires hands-on time for the teacher, therapist or… Continue Reading

Featured App: The Sounding Out Machine is a wonderful tool for young readers!

Featured App: The Sounding Out Machine is a wonderful tool for young readers!

The Sounding Out Machine is designed to help children isolate and read challenging words on a page of text. By helping kids break down and sound out words, using technology that is now second nature to our children, the Sounding Out Machine becomes a teaching tool that students can use independently. What a gift to… Continue Reading

Good Free App of the Day: Birdhouse for Special Needs can help your family stay organized!

Good Free App of the Day: Birdhouse for Special Needs can help your family stay organized!

One of our favorite organizational tools, Birdhouse for Special Needs, is our good free app of the day! This highly customizable app is an invaluable tool for any family, especially during these busy, busy times. What a convenient way to keep everybody on the same page. Did I mention that it’s FREE? If you haven’t tried… Continue Reading

Free App of the Day: Climb or Fall. Can you make it to the top without falling?

Free App of the Day: Climb or Fall. Can you make it to the top without falling?

Our Free App of the Day is Climb or Fall. It’s a modern take on a classic game. Using strategy (and a little bit of luck), users try to climb through each level without falling and losing ground. This game is free to download and comes with the entire first map ready to go. That’s… Continue Reading

iBiome – Wetlands is a new top pick! Great for the budding environmentalist in your family!

iBiome – Wetlands is a new top pick! Great for the budding environmentalist in your family!

Bottom line: iBiome – Wetlands is a great way to introduce your child to the science of the wetlands, teaching them why the wetlands are important and how we can protect the ones we have and restore the ones that have been destroyed. You might just discover a budding environmentalist in your midst. iBiome –… Continue Reading

Andy Helps You Read is not a “fly-by-night” learning tool.

Andy Helps You Read is not a “fly-by-night” learning tool.

Bottom Line: This app can be a handy addition to any special needs classroom at home or in a traditional setting as long as there is adequate guidance and support given to the student. The app isn’t flashy, but the creators have a combined 45 years worth of special needs education experience, which can come… Continue Reading

Top Pick App for Kids: Dr. Panda makes candy! Get creative with everyone’s favorite Panda.

Top Pick App for Kids: Dr. Panda makes candy! Get creative with everyone’s favorite Panda.

Bottom Line: My eight year old daughter discovered Dr. Panda Candy Factory before I even knew it had fully downloaded. She immediately declared it her favorite Dr. Panda, with so much to do and learn. As a long time Dr. Panda fan, this is high praise. And Dr. Panda Candy Factory really is full of… Continue Reading