A few years ago my son mentioned he wanted to learn French. I thought of all the other, possibly, more useful languages we could learn based on where we lived. I tried, oh so hard, to convince him that he was crazy and we should really aim for one of those other languages. Not even slightly tempted he was so sure French was the way
This month, we have two new apps by Sprout Labs. Recycle HD Travel into the world of recycling. Recycle HD covers the 3R’s; Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. Why should we buy in bulk? What are the plastic identification codes, and why are they important? These and other questions are answered by Recycle HD. The app’s opening screen presents the 3R’s (pictured at top).
I loved reading Ranger Rick as a child. And my children have enjoyed the magazine as well. At one time we even subscribed to the wonderful Animal Baby magazine which has now been replaced with Ranger Rick Jr. The National Wildlife Federation (NWF) publishes these series of magazines. The NWF has also created AppVentures to complement their magazine series. AppVentures are a fun and interactive
I have a confession to make. I no longer carry a Bible with me to church. We have discovered a stunning Bible application. The Glo Bible, by Immersion Digital. Glo is an interactive digital Bible that brings to life the scriptures with high resolution images, HD video, maps, virtual tours, and customizable reading plans. Glo also has social media features, so you can share your
This month, we have a trio of apps by Sprout Labs. Butterfly HD An amazing journey into the world of butterflies. Butterfly HD covers the complete lifecycle of these insects; from egg, to caterpillar, to chrysalis, to butterfly. The transformation from caterpillar to butterfly through metamorphosis is brought to life through photos, animations, and videos. The app’s opening screen presents the life cycle of the
Born in 1800, William McGuffey was a philosopher, philanthropist, and public-school teacher. In 1836, he wrote a series of reading textbooks that would be used primarily in public schools during the 1800s. The McGuffey Readers have since undergone a series of revisions, but they are still extremely popular, particularly with homeschooling families. They teach phonics simply and are filled with high-quality literary works. The McGuffey primers have
It’s always amazing what the four-year-old can find in the iTunes App Store. This month, in the arithmetic/mathematics category, we have Rocket Math, by Dan Russell-Pinson. In Rocket Math, you build your own rockets from the ground up. As you build a rocket, you have to earn money for parts by doing math problems. There are over 90 colorful pieces and parts from which you can build your own
Don’t miss the giveaway at the end of this review! I am going to start with letting you know that I love this app! I appreciate the opportunity to review it. Kids 1st Shape Puzzle offers eight different puzzles to choose from. There are animals, numbers, transportation, letters, and more! As the child manipulates each item into place, a little burst of stars shows that