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Smartphone / Tablet Educational Apps

Posted by michelle.sollicito on May 9, 2013 at 1:50 PM Comments comments (0)

If you have a smartphone or a tablet, there are tons of educational apps available FREE (some are a small charge), and your kids will LOVE to play on them!

To download them just search for the names below on the appropriate store (app store on iphone/ipad) or Play on the Android.iPhone Screenshot 1

Here are some recommendations :

Younger kids -

TabTales (lots of downloadable stories - Goldilocks, Fox and Crow, Four Seasons)

Piano DX

Word Bingo

Math Bingo

Sight Words

Birdsong Quiz (fun)

Older kids -

Photo Touch Telling Time

The Electric Company (English Language)

Da Vinci (Art)

TapQuiz Maps (Geography)

My World Atlas Lite (Geography)

Move the  Turtle (programming)

Kids Math(math)

Math Drills Lite (math)

US Presidents (history)

Solar System(science)

Multiplication (math)

US History Timeline

Birdsong Quiz (fun)

My First French (Language)

Piano DX (music)

Netflix Part 2

Posted by michelle.sollicito on May 9, 2013 at 10:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Streamers

If you are a Netflix Streamer, add some of these educational videos to your Instant Queue and then tell your kids they can only watch videos from the Instant Queue. That way you know they are watching educational videos at all times!

For preschoolers/kindergarteners:

LeapFrog  http://dvd.netflix.com/Search?oq=&ac_posn=&v1=leapfrog&search_submit= (alphabet, numbers, phonics)

All About http://dvd.netflix.com/Search?v1=all+about&ac_abs_posn=-1&fcld=true&ac_rel_posn=-1&ac_category_type=none&raw_query=all+about (series all about cars, helicopters, airplanes, trucks etc.)

For older kids:

Electric Company http://movies.netflix.com/WiMovie/70172456?strkid=1270718542_0_0&trkid=222336&movieid=70172456

(about 40 videos aimed at giving kids "literacy superpowers" - kids love em)

Beakman's World http://movies.netflix.com/WiMovie/70172470?strkid=1121654608_0_0&trkid=222336&movieid=70172470

(about 100 videos all about science - kids love em)

How Stuff Works http://movies.netflix.com/WiMovie/70211515?strkid=1195001646_0_0&trkid=222336&movieid=70211515

(Many videos on how different things around us work)

Liberty's Kids http://dvd.netflix.com/Movie/Liberty-s-Kids/70202872?strkid=484887707_1_0&strackid=7e2b3127abc20925_1_srl&trkid=222336

(about 100 videos all about the history of the US - kids love em)

For older kids only (some material may disturb younger viewers)

National Geographic http://dvd.netflix.com/Search?oq=&ac_posn=&v1=national+geographic&search_submit=Product Details

(videos about various topics - fbi, nature, war, dinosaurs, Islam, asteroids, Egypt etc.)

Ancient Mysteries http://dvd.netflix.com/Search?oq=&ac_posn=&v1=ancient+mysteries&search_submit=

(geography, history, bigfoot, astrology, witches, ufos)

DVD Renters

Here are some dvds you might like to rent for your kids' educational benefit:

For preschoolers/kindergarteners:

 

LeapFrog  http://dvd.netflix.com/Search?oq=&ac_posn=&v1=leapfrog&search_submit= (alphabet, numbers, phonics)

 

For elementary age and older:

 

Schoolhouse Rock

http://dvd.netflix.com/Search?oq=&ac_posn=&v1=schoolhouse+rock&search_submit=

 

Magic Schoolbus

http://dvd.netflix.com/Search?oq=&ac_posn=&v1=magic+schoolbus&search_submit=

 

Rock n Learn (Spanish, math, reading, telling time..)

http://dvd.netflix.com/Search?oq=&ac_posn=&v1=rock+n+learn&search_submit=

 

Popular Mechanics for kids (all kinds of interesting topics including radical rockets and xtreme sports)

http://dvd.netflix.com/Search?oq=&ac_posn=&v1=popular+mechanics+for+kids&search_submit=

 

Getting Ahead series (all topics from science to reading)

http://dvd.netflix.com/Search?oq=&ac_posn=&v1=getting+ahead&search_submit=

 

Reading Rainbow (encourages kids to read about all kinds of topics)

http://dvd.netflix.com/Search?oq=&ac_posn=&v1=reading+rainbow&search_submit=

 

Eyewitness Science series

http://dvd.netflix.com/Search?oq=&ac_posn=&v1=eyewitness+science&search_submit=

 

For older kids only:

 

National Geographic http://dvd.netflix.com/Search?oq=&ac_posn=&v1=national+geographic&search_submit=

 

(videos about various topics - fbi, nature, war, dinosaurs, Islam, asteroids, Egypt etc.)

 

Ancient Mysteries http://dvd.netflix.com/Search?oq=&ac_posn=&v1=ancient+mysteries&search_submit=

 

(geography, history, bigfoot, astrology, witches, ufos)

 

Modern Marvels http://dvd.netflix.com/Search?oq=&ac_posn=&v1=modern+marvels&search_submit=

(Mount Rushmore, Great Wall of China, Empire State Building etc.)

 

 Here are some new netflix streaming series/movies now available that you may want to check out!

 

History

 

Horrible Histories

http://movies.netflix.com/WiMovie/Horrible_Histories/70264628?trkid=496624

 

Dear America

http://movies.netflix.com/WiMovie/Dear_America/70264611?trkid=496624

 

Science

 

The Magic Schoolbus

http://movies.netflix.com/WiMovie/The_Magic_School_Bus/70264612?trkid=496624

 

 

Nature

 

Discover Planet Ocean

http://movies.netflix.com/WiMovie/Discover_Planet_Ocean/70208791?trkid=496624

 

3D Dive

http://movies.netflix.com/WiMovie/3D_Dive/70253682?trkid=496624

 

BirdPark 3D

http://movies.netflix.com/WiMovie/Bird_Park/70253681?trkid=496624

 

Alligator Kingdom

http://movies.netflix.com/WiMovie/Alligator_Kingdom/70253367?trkid=496624



Links to all kinds of educational web pages continued

Posted by michelle.sollicito on May 9, 2013 at 8:15 AM Comments comments (0)

This list is mainly for older kids, and most of the links are to worksheets


  • Science - 27 files, 1 directories, 9933 KB total.
  • Spanish - 3 files, 27866 KB total.

  • WordsLanguageLiteratureEnglish - 97 files, 6 directories, 250003 KB total.
  • Links to all kinds of educational web pages

    Posted by michelle.sollicito on May 8, 2013 at 4:50 PM Comments comments (0)

    Most of these links are for early education / kindergarten through 2nd grade