Wondering exactly how you can ring in the New Year with your children? In the United States, this often involves late night parties with family and friends, festive foods, some sparkling drinks, and a noise maker at midnight. However, those are far from your only options! Check out these New Year’s traditions from other parts …

Looking for a craft suitable for young children or teens, kids of varying ages, and even a range of abilities? Sparkling Art may be just the idea that you need.  The finished product is eye-catching with brilliant colors and flashes of light. You can adjust the difficulty level to suit nearly anyone, and the supplies …

Kids across the nation are excitedly anticipating the holiday vacation. They dream of sixteen uninterrupted days of freedom from homework and tests. Parents, on the other hand, see a frighteningly long stream of dull days with children bickering or complaining of boredom.  Here are ten ideas that just might rescue your holiday vacation. Make Back …

Times Table Galaxy is a fun and effective system for practicing multiplication facts in timed and competitive settings. The app supports both development of skill at skip counting and improvement in speed and memorization of multiplication combinations 2 x 2 to 12 x 12.

Smart Spark-Ignite Your Child’s Learning Potential will help most families and even some teachers to analyze their child’s and their own learning style and to better understand how to best take advantage of everyone’s strengths to achieve more academic success.

Verbs for Kids-Part 1 would be a useful tool to help students of English and perhaps special needs students hear examples of acceptable English grammar and pronunciation, as well as see clear animated illustrations of 180 verbs and sentences. It does have some flaws, however, and parents and teachers would be wise to check the app thoroughly before investing.

Astro Nora: Addition & Subtraction Maths for 4-7 Year Olds is a fun and simple app that provides practice on addition and subtraction from basic combinations through problems with three digits and regrouping. Children are likely to enjoy the app’s theme and reward system for a bit, but may tire of it quickly.

Pock & Palam makes a gentle and simplified introduction to many types of standard arcade and game system games, and will help young children feel like they are “part of the action” as they play a game that just may entertain older children as well.

Letter Cross-Tracking is a serviceable app that will help children remediate letter reversals and inversions and help them build skills in the areas of visual tracking, attention to detail and position in space, but they may need outside motivation to complete assigned work so they don’t lose interest.

Monkey Party Learn Algebra makes an entertaining and valuable introduction to basic early algebra concepts, including balancing equations, combining like terms, using negative numbers, multiplying with fractions, and introducing the concept of graphing lines based on equations.

Letter School is a fun app that will help kids practice forming capital letters, lower case letters, and numbers in any of three common early elementary writing styles, and it will provide them with opportunities to hear letter sounds and key words as well.

The Everything Machine offers a great combination of programming practice, logic skills, and sequencing as well as a healthy dose of creativity by giving users tools to access the Apple device’s input and output features with switches, timers, and even transmitters.

EDNA is a practical and easy-to-use mind mapping system that is perfect for middle and high school students who need to organize essays, reports, and other longer pieces of writing because it easily converts graphic idea webs into traditional outlines that make writing a breeze.

Sometimes finding apps that meet your student’s learning challenges can be nearly as difficult as school, but these app developers have really come through for students, parents and teachers.  This selection of recommended apps will help with communication, organization, social skills, reading problems, and much more. Voice Dream Reader Voice Dream Reader is more than …

In high school, students are getting down to business, and they need apps that will support their learning.  Bells and whistles of entertaining educational games often (but not always!) give way to practicality as kids focus on the job at hand. Our selection of recommended apps will help students review important concepts in core subjects, …

Our reviewed and recommended apps for 8th grade offer review of middle school science concepts, inspire kids to start writing as well as quiz them on verbs, nouns and adjectives, work on foundational concepts in Algebra, and provide a homework planner to help students stay better organized. There’s a nice review of challenging skills in …

The seventh grade year is often a year of big changes-changing classes, new teachers, and higher educational expectations.  It’s also time to begin planning ahead for high school challenges.  These recommended apps will help your student learn and grow with the best. iBiome-Wetlands iBiome-Wetland is a hands-on, experiential look at three types of wetlands. Players …

High quality educational apps for 6th grade can be a little harder to find in the App Store. Our list of reviewed and recommended apps include world geography, middle school vocabulary prep, a comprehensive math practice tool, a tower defense geometry game and a graphic novel that covers a variety of middle school issues like …

The apps we’ve chosen for our reviewed and recommended list for 5th grade include basic fraction concepts, searchable math video tutorials, visual and written creativity while creating professional-looking books and word analysis practice covering multiple concepts. Slice Fractions Slice Fractions offers a wordless, hands-on walk through basic fraction concepts such as the meaning of the …

There are so many great educational apps in the App Store for elementary school-aged children, we couldn’t narrow it down to our top 5 reviewed and recommended apps for 4th grade. Our list covers apps for encouraging creative writing and self-expression, text and visual design, scientific inquiry and observation, spelling, coding for kids and even …