Tag archives for apps we like

  1. Apps we like: Toca Lab

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    I’ve said before that we try to avoid too much screen time.  However, there are some very important technical skills that kids need to have in the world they will enter.  There are also some incredible learning tools out there. One that we have really loved (for all ages!) is Toca Lab.  It’s available for…

  2. Everything has equal value

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    One thing that I have committed to myself, again and again, is allowing each interest and each possible topic or “subject” in my children’s learning to have equal weight.  In the education of my children, I agree with Sir Ken Robinson that creativity is as important as literacy. Creativity can come into play in any…

  3. Apps I like: Toca Tailor

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    A few of our daughters are really into sewing and design.  We have been trying to encourage their creativity in this area and it has been really fun to see what they come up with.  In addition to instruction on sewing, stitches, etc., we have purchased books and allowed them (almost) free reign of my…

  4. Apps I like: Human Body by Tinybop

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    We’ve recently begun using Tinybop’s Human Body app and we are nuts about it! The Human Body is the first app in the Tinybop Explorer’s Library. Everything, from the bones and brain to cells and veins, is animated by particle physics in this interactive playscape. Children can poke, probe, and examine the skeletal, muscular, nervous, circulatory, respiratory,…

  5. Apps I like: Peekaboo Forest

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    Peekaboo Forest is an app that I just adore for our younger girls.  It is quiet, simple, and peaceful. “The Peekaboo Forest recreates the imaginative imagery of Harper who was raised on a farm in West Virginia before studying at the Art Academy of Cincinnati, where he used minimal realism in paintings and illustrations depicting…

  6. Apps I like: Flux Free

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    I am hoping to do a new segment on this blog, featuring apps that I like for our kids.  Our kids don’t get a ton of screen time, but I do feel that it is a valuable and necessary thing for them to have experience with.  I don’t enjoy loud, flashy, or violent apps or…