Disclosure: I received a free download of Trucks and Shadows in exchange for my honest review. It didn’t take long after downloading Trucks and Shadows for Ian to find it on my phone. Billy, who is 6, enjoyed it a bit, but Ian, who is now 2, simply loves it. It’s usually the first app he opens when I let him play with either my
Splash into Math Fun this Summer! It’s time to dive into summer with Study Pad’s Kindergarten Math Splash! This adventurous App can be purchased for your little one for about $9.99, at the App store, and it is worth every cent. Our family recommends Kindergarten Math Splash for children entering kindergarten or for for graduating kindergarten children reviewing their math skills. How Kindergarten Math Splash
The first thing to note is this iPad app is FREE! — so it’s a low risk, delete-if-you-don’t-like-it investment. Created by iCivics, Pocket Law Firm app turns the user into the owner of a law firm determined to defend the US Constitution. As the one in charge, you handle clients, helping to match their cases to just the right lawyer. Not so fast though — first, you
Tip Tach Tech knew how much I loved their math facts app Mathopolis, so they offered to let me try their new spelling app: The Spelling Bee. I had high hopes and wasn’t disappointed! What can you do with The Spelling Bee? With this app your child can play games with spelling words and be tested on them. You can add multiple players (I added
For years we, like many homeschoolers, have enjoyed David Macaulay’s book The Way Things Work. Recently we discovered that portions of this book have been animated! The movies give you both the science and the big woolly mammoths of the book. Originally produced for the BBC, this set of 26 videos, each 13 minutes long, is aimed at grades 3-6. Even though the series won
My children learn a spelling list each week, and on Fridays take a test over those words. Using the workbook curriculum, Spelling Workout, has been very successful for both of my children. When we get to test day, however, it just seemed that things could be a little more fun. Enter My Spelling Test, an app that makes studying for and taking spelling tests
Besides basic reading, writing, and arithmetic, one of the most useful skills your children can learn is typing or keyboarding. If they learn this skill well, they will benefit for the rest of their lives. The program we are currently using is better than any other one we’ve used. Type Write Touch Typing covers the entire alphabet and punctuation symbols systematically in half a year.
The iPad is a wonderful learning tool. Each of our five children use it in one or more ways to complement and enrich specific subjects. Our youngest one practices with learning to read apps, our first grader practices handwriting with Oceans Letter Writer and cursive. Our eldest two children supplement Apologia Biology with the app flashcards by iHomeEducator. They also learn more about technology using