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best apps for 2nd graders


★ Check out our new review for How The Grinch Stole Christmas! How The Grinch Stole Christmas! is a true classic and one of my favorite Christmas books of all time. Now “How The Grinch Stole Christmas!” is available as an ebook, a game app and a cool photography app for kids. Developed by Oceanhouse …

Christmas is the time when families gather together – and kids go crazy over toys. But what about the run up to Christmas? There are letters to Santa to write, seasons greetings – and a whole bunch or apps to get the kids excited. Here are just some of them… Also, check out our Christmas …

Hello…and happy Thanksgiving holidays to all!. Here are a few Thanksgiving apps for kids that are popular right now. I couldn’t resist Cookie Doodle – the other Thanksgiving apps have a rating of 4 or above, but I’d love to hear what you think. Cookie Doodle – universal app Thanksgiving Match Game – iPhone / …

TimeZup!â„¢ – The ‘Out Loud’ Timer For Preschool Parents Rating: 3 out of 5 (okay) Buy it? Maybe iPhone / iPod app: $0.99 iPad app: n/a Universal app: n/a This is an odd little app, because you don’t really need it – and yet, if you frequently need to put a timer on for your …

Drawing Pad is by far one of the best drawing apps for kids. It’s simple to use, but not too childish in the design. As a designer, I just love the layout of the app – and if it had a bit more functionality (brush size, color picker, layers etc) would use it myself.

Read Me Stories by 8interactive is a great idea, however this idea gets lost in translation. Firstly, the app is quite slow and both parent and child get impatient waiting for it to load. Once loaded, you have 2 books that you can read but you can see books that are coming soon – inevitably the child wants to read one of the books that is not currently available, and this is where the frustration begins.

In additional to the beautifully illustrated ebook for the iPad, you also have the option of having the ebook read to you in either English, Chinese, or in your own recorded voice. Most of the charm from this iPad app is the stories themseles, although there is also a spot the difference game in the iPad app too.

This free iPhone app is great for the preschooler or kindergartener – or anyone else just learning to tell time. The low key animation is cute without being distracting.

This iphone app goes beyond the simple “learn to tell time” app. I downloaded this app when my 2nd grader was learning to tell time in a more advanced way. Time before, time after, elapsed time, as well as telling time to the minute.