Top 50 Totally FREE Educational Apps on iTunes (no in-app purchases!)

Top 50 Totally FREE Educational Apps on iTunes (no in-app purchases!)

Sponsored by the brand new Bamba Space Station. Keep up-to-date with what’s movin’ and shakin’ on the App Store with this list of the Top 50 most downloaded completely FREE apps (with no in-app purchases) available on iTunes as of May 19, 2014. You will find apps for babies, preschoolers, toddlers, students, educators and therapists… Continue Reading

Review: Kekotukos: Origins is a brand new adventure play app for your little one!

Review: Kekotukos: Origins is a brand new adventure play app for your little one!

Bottom line: Kekotukos: Origins is an adventure play app with many activities for your little one. With a dozen different games that adapt to your child’s difficulty level, Kekotukos: Origins follows a cute little guy named Keko on many adventures with some little alien friends. If you’d like to purchase Kekotukos: Origins ($2.99, iPad), please… Continue Reading

Review: Nursery Rhymes for Kids can teach and entertain your little ones with song

Review: Nursery Rhymes for Kids can teach and entertain your little ones with song

Bottom line: Nursery Rhymes for Kids is an interactive app targeted at preschool aged children. If you take advantage of the subscription service, you will have access to over 200 different nursery rhymes and educational songs and activities. Without the subscription, users can still enjoy two dozen free songs. This app is free to download… Continue Reading

Review: Daniel Tiger’s Stop & Go Potty is freaking adorable.

Review: Daniel Tiger’s Stop & Go Potty is freaking adorable.

Bottom Line: If you have a toddler ready for the big leagues of potty-going, Daniel Tiger is here to help! This app is truly gorgeous with great animations, step-by-step instructions, videos, games and a very cool feature that interrupts play to make one of the characters go potty or get a diaper change. If you… Continue Reading

Review: Photo Tales -Create Photo Stories with Your Kids

Review: Photo Tales -Create Photo Stories with Your Kids

Bottom Line: This app has a lot to offer with options to purchase templates to guide children through creating a story including doodling, fonts, photos and stickers. While this app has a lot of features and customizations, it’s lacking in one important area –intuitive design. If you would like to download Photo Tales, please support… 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: Eric & Bruce BBQ Party is open-ended playtime cooking for guests.

Review: Eric & Bruce BBQ Party is open-ended playtime cooking for guests.

Bottom Line: Eric and his puppy, Bruce are doing some creative meal planning and cooking for their BBQ and children help with everything from choosing the food, cooking it and serving the wild concoctions to guests who may not approve of the choices. We’ve seen this kind of app from other developers, but Eric &… Continue Reading

59 Wonderful DIY Valentine’s Day Cards for the Classroom!

59 Wonderful DIY Valentine’s Day Cards for the Classroom!

Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching. You do not want to be that parent at the drug store at the last minute. Not that I am speaking from experience. With 59 fun and unique ideas for making valentines, there is something for everyone. Plus, your child’s valentine will be something special. There are so many choices.… Continue Reading