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Whether you already own an iPad or are asking for one for Mother’s Day, Brandon Smith and the team at Fueledprovide helpful tricks that might go unnoticed: 1. Orientation Lock or Mute Tired of your screen rotating with every little movement? You can change the mute button to instead be used to lock the screen’s orientation. …

  Would you love to save all your child’s artwork in one neat place?  Meet Artkive – the solution to all that artwork that is piling up around your home! I thought that this app would be great for moms and dads, and, of course their budding artists as well. With Artkive, parents can chronologically …

  Would you like to create a storybook where your child is the star?  Or how about a cartoon movie where your little one is the main character?  Meet, PICME Moviebook, the app that allows you to create a personalized storybook and cartoon movie!  I thought that this app was fun and unique – and …

  You know an educational app is good when your children ask to play it instead of games! In Duck Duck Moose Reading, pre-school through first graders will love joining Milo the Meerkat and his sidekick Puffs at the zoo, feeding letters and words to flamingos, monkeys, lions, and dolphins. Created by Duck Duck Moose, this …

  The Monkey Word School Adventure app is a great new app that is designed to help young children learn how to spell and much more!  This app is ideal for children ages 3 through 7 years old.  I really loved this app because it teaches kids in many different ways using several techniques.  Come …

  What is the first thing I did after buying a new iPad 3? I downloaded loads of apps to take full advantage of the gorgeous screen. The only downside is that apps are space-sucking culprits. They use up disk space on whatever iOS device (iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch) you’re using, until the smartphone or …

  Over the last few weeks, my Pre-K reviewer and I have been playing around with three apps by Holt Smith: Pre-K 123 HD, Pre-K Paper HD and Pre-K Rhyme HD.  Pre-K 123 and Pre-K Rhyme reinforce letter and number recognition for pre-schoolers, while Pre-K Paper allows for free form creations. The Pre-K apps from Holt Smith are simple …

  Do you ever have trouble getting everyone out of bed in the morning and on their way to school?  The Morning Routine app was designed to help busy moms, by helping them get the family ready in the mornings.  This app encourages habit-building and is designed for preschool and elementary school children.  I thought …

  Would you love for your kids to learn a second language, but you aren’t sure where to start?  Or even, perhaps master their own first language?  The Gus on the Go series for iPad is a wonderful learning tool that can help you accomplish teaching your child a lot of vocabulary from a spoken …

  The Pre-School Phonic Crosswords app is a wonderful learning tool designed for children ages 3 1/2 to 5 1/2 years old.  I thought that this app was quite unique because I have not seen any other crossword apps for children thus far.  Not only will the Pre-School Phonic Crosswords app help children with their …

  Are you the proud owner of a shiny, new iPad 3? How many times have you viewed documents or photos on it and wished you could print those wirelessly without firing up your laptop or desktop? In fact, there are several ways to print from your iPad. Here are some gadgets and apps to try. 1. …

  Do you ever wish there was an easy way to keep track of your kids’ media time?  Well, there is – meet the new app Screen Time – Media Time Manager.  With Screen Time – Media Time Manager, not only will you be able to keep track of your children’s media time, you will …

Alphabetical Order is an adorable and educational game for iPad that helps to teach children just that- plus a few bonus games. In its main game, a little monkey bounces over the letters of the alphabet during the song, only to knock them over into a big pile. The player’s job is to put the …

  Moving to college can be a stressful time. Wouldn’t it be nice if you and your child had an app to help you remember everything you should be packing? College Packing List is a new app developed by Slug Books which is designed to help make your move to college easier (maybe not easier …

Introduce your little ones to Russian folk fairy-tales with the new interactive book app, Masha and the Bear. The Russian folk tale, Mash and the Bear is about a young girl who gets lost in the woods and stumbles across the house of a large bear. The bear tries to hold Masha captive, but she …

  Do you have a little one that likes to keep busy and loves to learn? Playground HD is a new app that is perfect for little ones who like to play and keep on the move – because it features 10 different games all in one app! I was very impressed with the variety …

  A speech pathologist has designed an iPad app for use as a tool by instructors working with children. Outdoor Fun comes with three scenes and each scene can be used in two different ways. The first is to have children click on the items in the scene and then watch as a simple animation …

  WebMD Baby was released earlier this month and it is awesome! Seriously one of the best “baby” apps I’ve seen to date. I can’t really categorize this one because it has something for everyone- baby information, journaling, tracking capabilities, a built in baby book and more. The amount of content packed into this free …

Is there a budding artist in your home? Someone who is bursting with creativity but needs direction when it comes to putting their ideas onto paper? 1-2-3 Draw App might be just what you’re looking for. If you’ve ever seen a “How to draw….” book then you can think of this app like that. It’s …

The clean, crisp look of Smarty Pants School will grab you from the get go. The app has a very nice design, I found it extremely appealing. This is an app that will help you teach your children how to read. It begins with an evaluation. Your child will think they’re playing a game but …

  The saying “Less is More” is very true with the iPad app ABC Expedition. This is an entertaining ABC app with clean, minimal design. The colors, graphics and noise are all kept at a minimum and everything comes together to create a fantastic app. Captain Wallace is the character in charge of the ABC …

  Does this sound familiar? I have completed baby books and first year scrapbooks for my first two children. My third child has a first year scrapbook. And my fourth child…let’s just say I’ve got some catching up to do before she’s old enough to realize how deprived she is. We do have photographs, plenty …

Toontastic is one of the best iPad apps I’ve seen for unlocking your child’s creativity and setting their imagination free. This is one very cool app and one of the most exciting things I’ve seen in awhile. Toontastic lets your children (or you) create their very own animated cartoons. The process is broken down in a way that is …