Category Archives: Just for kids

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ACTIVEkids

My younger brother Mike was so into soccer when he was a kid that I nick-named him AYSO (pronounced ahso) which stands for the American Youth Soccer Organization. It was so much fun to watch him play!

Now, thirty-years later, his son Daniel is playing in a regional championship tournament in Boise, Idaho (this Saturday as a matter of fact). I’m driving four hours to be there, of course, as his Utah State University team takes on challengers from all over the mountain west.

This app helps parents find the resources they need to keep their children active. Parents can use the ACTIVEkids app to find fun local activities, read and share health & fitness articles all for your kids. Just search for fun activities and register directly from your mobile device. You can also find and follow the app’s kid-centric health and fitness tips.

Other features include filtering activities by type, location and date for each of your kids. Share activities and articles via email with other like-minded parents of would-be active children through Facebook and Twitter. You can even view maps and get driving directions to your kids’ activities straight from the app.

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Stop. Breathe. Think.

Apps can turn your smartphone or tablet into a learning tool, an entertainment system, or a go-to gadget for just about anything you want to know. Now we can get to know ourselves and our higher power through the art and power of meditation.

Stop, Breathe & Think makes meditation approachable and even fun. Kids can earn stickers for consistently using the app, getting rewards for achievements such as multiple days of meditation and journeys through the same meditation. The progress page allows kids to track simple information (such as total meditation time) and more abstract data (such as state of “settledness” over time). Stop, Breathe & Think’s developers seek to promote compassion in the world, and this app is one piece of that mission. Its message is overwhelmingly positive and encouraging.

The Stop, Breathe and Think app is a free mindfulness, meditation and compassion-building tool that is simple, fun, and easy to use. Check in to how you are thinking and feeling, and select emotions that guide you to recommended meditations.

“You can change your whole frame of mind with just a few minutes of meditation.” – Fast Company

Scientific evidence shows that you can develop kindness and compassion by focusing on these attitudes through the practice of mindfulness and meditation. By using the app, learn how to meditate regularly and develop skills that help you relax, support academic and professional achievement, and achieve more positive interactions and relationships, by learning to:

– Deepen the awareness of your thoughts and emotions and recognize those feelings in others;

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Endless Alphabet

Endless Alphabet is a unique, interactive, educational app that teaches kids their ABCs. The app uses adorable, colorful monsters to teach kids the alphabet and build their vocabulary. There are more than 50 words to explore and learn, each of which features an interactive puzzle with talking letters and short animations designed to illustrate the definition.

Endless Alphabet is a fun and engaging way to teach your kids the alphabet without any pressures or limitations. The app allows kids to learn at their own pace, without any stress or pressure.

It is created by the team at Originator – the creators of Sesame Street’s A Monster at the End of This Book.

Originator is a team of passionate artists and engineers dedicated to creating the best education and entertainment apps for kids.

We think that there ought to be more apps like Endless Alphabet that allow kids the opportunity to be entertained while they learn.

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Samsung Kids

Introducing a library of fun, educational games, books and videos that is kid-friendly and parent-controlled.

30-Day Free Trial
Sign up for a free trial of Samsung Kids. One subscription gives your kids access to the best games, books and videos for learning and fun, all in one place.

Kids ages 3 to 8 can explore interactive stories, videos, and exciting games designed to promote STEM and reading skills, with new favorites added every month.

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SUPER WHY!

The Super Why! app features characters from the popular PBS show by the same name to help kids with reading and writing skills. It features three games that are led by different characters. Kids can help Alpha Pig follow the alphabet path to create words, Princess Presto lays out words kids can trace with their fingers to learn how to write, and Wonder Red teaches children how to find words that rhyme. The app also includes interactive storybooks where kids are instructed to plug in the correct words to complete sentences.

Help your child achieve the Power to Read with this collection of four SUPER WHY interactive literacy games from PBS KIDS. Your child can play along with each of the four main characters from the TV series: Alpha Pig, Princess Presto, Wonder Red, and, of course, Super Why, while practicing the alphabet, rhyming, spelling, writing and reading. Super Duper!

ALPHA PIG’S LICKETY LETTER HUNT
Help Alpha Pig find his way home by identifying the letters he needs to follow the alphabet path.
That´s Alphabet Power!

PRINCESS PRESTO´S WANDS-UP WRITING
Help Princess Presto make objects appear by identifying letter sounds, tracing letters on the touch screen, and writing words. Spectacular Spelling!

WONDER RED´S RHYMING TIME It´s time to rhyme! Help Wonder Red find the rhyming words missing from her Wonder Words Basket.

SUPER WHY´S STORY SAVER Super Why…to the rescue! Help Super Why save the day by selecting words to complete sentences that fit the story.

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Math Galaxy

Who thought math word problems could be fun? This app offers a wide array of word problems in topics and levels suitable for grades 1-8. If players enjoy arcade-style maze games, it is a motivational way to practice applying math skills. Game play is quite complex however. Players may need adult assistance to learn the game well enough to enjoy it.

Overview
Math Galaxy Word Problems Fun is a maze-based app that encourages students to practice math story problems ranging from basic computation with small whole numbers through middle school/pre-algebra concepts such as ratio/proportion, signed numbers, geometry and graphs/tables.
Players send remote-controlled robots into a maze to find treasures and must solve word problems to proceed at certain points.

Features include:

  • Sixteen topics
  • Three levels of difficulty
  • Each player can choose individualized topic
  • Multi-player capability
  • Can save game to play over several sessions

Quality
Math Galaxy Word Problems Fun is a high quality app that performs as advertised. There are lots of ways to individualize the app, making it highly useful in classrooms or other settings where multiple people will be using the game.

Each player can choose a different topic, if desired. However, the game as a whole must be set to one level of difficulty. The ability to save a game is also a great feature, since game play can take quite a while. Players can also set their own criteria for winning or for ending the game.

The graphics are somewhat low-resolution, which may put some players off a bit. The directions are quite complicated, and it will take a bit of effort to figure out how to play, particularly if players are not already familiar with these types of arcade games.

Developers set up a system where players have money to purchase new robots when needed, and to pay other players when they land on the opposing players’ caves, but this also adds quite a layer of complexity to the game, which may make it too challenging for some players.

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