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Essential skills – Children can code before they read?

2 Aug

Just found an interesting website ” Scratch

With Scratch, you can program your own interactive stories, games, and animations — and share your creations with others in the online community.

Scratch helps young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively — essential skills for life in the 21st century.

Scratch is a project of the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab. It is provided free of charge.

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Android Apps – Free, for children

27 Jun

1, Just Me and My Mom – Little Critter
STORE LINKS : Google Play and Amazon
Young kids will enjoy the stories of Little Critter

2, The Artist Mortimer
STORE LINKS : Google Play
Mortimer is an artist who more than anything loves to paint. Story written and illustrated by Bo Zaunders.
This is an interactive storybook built with OCG Studios “Do It Yourself” framework

3, Live Puzzle! Forest Animals
STORE LINKS : Google Play and Amazon
Live Puzzle! is a new kind of puzzle for kids. Forget the static jigsaw puzzles, here children are amazed by cartoon animations never stopping: the scene keeps moving while kids drag and drop the puzzle pieces. This educational game will develop the imagination and the creativity of your kids while having fun.

4, Bo’s Jigsaw Puzzles
STORE LINKS : Google Play
Bo’s Jigsaw Puzzles” offers children great playtime with jigsaw puzzles of the adorable and playful Bo the Giraffe, his friends and the dolls Lulu and Tommie.Another GREAT puzzle app for your OT iTool Kit!” – OT’s with Apps.

5, Picture Book of Cars
STORE LINKS : Google Play
The roads are waiting! Picture Book of Cars is an entertaining and pedagogic app where children will learn the name of our most common vehicles. In text, sound and images twenty different cars and vehicles are presented. The app is easy to use, but harder to get bored of! For children aged 0-4 years.

6, Crabby Writer
STORE LINKS : Google Play
Age : 5-7 years
Teacher developed app. Crabby Writer teaches early writing, reading, literacy and phonics for Preschool, Kindergarten, and first (1st) grade.

7, Kids Shapes
STORE LINKS : Google Play
Age : Pre-school
A hands-on, real-life way for kids to learn shapes.

8, Space Cakes
STORE LINKS : Google Play
Age : 5-7 years
Learn number sense and early math in a galaxy of fun as children bake, decorate, and deliver their very own Space Cakes to Earth!

9, Puzzle Cloud
STORE LINKS : Google Play and Amazon
Age : Toddler
A cute puzzle game designed for kids featuring adorable human and animal characters and beautiful natural scenes. Each puzzle features different scenes in space, prehistoric earth, fantasy settings, under the sea, snow landscapes, sea and nature. This game features different kind of animals: dinos, dragons, elephants, bears, dogs, rhinos, lions, penguins and many others. Some puzzles include human characters as well, like: an astronaut, a wizard, a knight, a princess.

10, Pandora Radio
STORE LINKS : Google Play and Amazon
Age : 11+ years
Pandora is free, personalized radio that plays music and comedy you’ll love. Just start with the name of one of your favorite artists, songs, comedians, or composers and Pandora will create a custom station that plays similar tracks. Pandora features hundreds of music and comedy genre stations ranging from Dubstep to Smooth Jazz to Power Workout.
In the car, at the gym, on the train – listen wherever and whenever you’re in the mood for great music. Create up to 100 stations so you can easily switch between favorites.

11, Flipboard
STORE LINKS : Google Play, Nook and Amazon
Age : Parents
Flipboard (free) is not a kids’ app, but the app I use the most personally. It turns all your favorite web stuff (web sites, Facebook, Twitter, etc.) into e-zine and just takes just a few minutes to set up. All the news you want, your social networks and favorite blogs all in one beautiful spot. I love Flipboard.

12, Cut the Rope
STORE LINKS : Google Play, Nook and Amazon
Age : 5+ years
Cut the rope to feed candy to little monster Om Nom®! 300 million downloads around the world of this phenomenal puzzle game. 350 levels and more to come!

13, Cooking Game For Kids
STORE LINKS : Google Play and Amazon
Age : Pre-school
Let your kids try the FREE version of the fun and interactive Dr. Panda’s Restaurant! Cook 3 of the recipes included in the full version. Don’t forget to wash the dishes to make the guests feel happy! Get the full version to unlock more recipes, more minigames, more animal guests, an extra floor, and extra FUN!

14, Toy Story: Smash It!
STORE LINKS : Google Play
Age : Pre-school
Join Buzz, Woody, and the rest of the Disney Pixar “Toy Story” gang in the FREE version of the best-selling puzzle game! Smash through 15 EXCLUSIVE levels not found in the full game!

15, iStoryBooks
STORE LINKS : Google Play and Amazon
Age : 2-8 years

16, TED, Ideas Worth Spreading
STORE LINKS : Google Play and Amazon
Age : Parents
Here’s a terrific free app for parents and educators: TED, Ideas worth spreading. Currently the No. 1 free educational app in the Google Play

17, Mathway
STORE LINKS : Google Play and Amazon
Age : 11+
Bring the solving power of to your Android device, no network access required! Get free instant answers to your math problems, or upgrade to a premium membership to also receive step-by-step work and explanations. With tens of millions of problems already solved, Mathway is the #1 problem solving resource available for students, parents, and teachers.
Math subjects covered include Basic Math, Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Trigonometry, Precalculus, Calculus, and Statistics.

18, Kids Piano Lite
It’s a Kids Piano.
It’s a Kids Game Friend.
It’s a Kids Music Teacher.
It’s a Mother’s Helper to Keep Children Quiet.
It’s a Music Box to Remind you of your Childhood

19, Kids Math Game Lite
Maths is too DULL to teach Kids ?
No, you are OUT.
Math can be ★ Relaxing ★
Math can be ★ Interesting ★
Math can be ★ Game Rule ★

20, Angry Birds
The survival of the Angry Birds is at stake. Dish out revenge on the greedy pigs who stole their eggs. Use the unique powers of each bird to destroy the pigs’ defenses. Angry Birds features challenging physics-based gameplay and hours of replay value. Each level requires logic, skill, and force to solve.

Back to school sale- check these apps

26 Jun – for comparing price Download the Coupon Sherpa mobile coupon app for Apple and Android devices, or select a mobile coupon below to start saving money with your phone. Present the coupon at checkout to receive your discount. The Amazon Mobile App allows Android users to browse and Shop by Department, compare prices, read reviews, share products with friends, access Gold Box Deals, and make purchases on Customers can sign up to receive a daily notification for Lightning Deals and also stay up to date on status of their orders. To make on-the-go shopping and price comparison even easier, the Amazon Mobile App includes helpful shopping features that allow users to quickly check prices and availability by scanning a barcode, snapping a photo, or typing a search.

Childrens free online books

19 May

Typing website

12 May

TypingWeb is a free online typing tutor & keyboarding tutorial for typists of all skill levels. TypingWeb includes entertaining typing games, typing tests, and free official typing certification.
•Completely Free
•Perfect for All Ages
•Lessons for All Skill Levels

Learning Computer and programming – Children

7 May

Below are two site which will help kids above 3rd grade to learn computers.

Below are sites which help kids to learn programming and — Paid With Hackety Hack, you’ll learn the Ruby programming language. Ruby is used for all kinds of programs, including desktop applications and websites — free program which allow students to learn fundamental programming concepts in the context of creating animated movies and simple video games

Toon Goggles, a children’s entertainment online channel

5 May

I saw this pretty good educational and entertaining channel for kids which is almost free or with little monthly charge. Check it out

App Description:

With the Toon Goggles video streaming application, children can watch unique, kid-safe cartoons from around the world when and where they want. Toon Goggles, a children’s entertainment online channel, offers an unlimited amount of parent-friendly cartoons that will entertain kids for hours on end! Shows are sorted by genre and vary in length from fun shorts to engaging episodes and full-length features. Toon Goggles is a completely safe and protected service for children of all ages to view cartoons that have never been available to them!

All Toon Goggles free users are able to watch up to 3 episodes of EVERY show, and any child can create a free account!!

Upgrade to a “Premium Membership” and start your one-month free trial today!! Enjoy unlimited access to the vast online library for $4.99 per month.

✔ 7 different categories including Boys, Girls, Action, Comedy, Preschool, Educational, and our special category “Boom Goggles,” inspired cartoons created by children. Children are sure to find what they like!

✔ New content is added every Tuesday as part of our “New Toon Tuesday” promotion, including full series and features!

✔ All content is parent-friendly and reviewed extensively before being released.

✔ Store your favorite cartoon episodes into the app’s “Toon Box” for on-the-go viewing!

✔ Jump! to a suggested show at the touch of a button!

✔ Quickly get to previous and next episode in a series!

✔ Check out what’s popular, discover what’s new, and browse A-Z!

✔ Registered users can resume videos and see Recently Watched shows!

✔ Create your own Toon Goggles account through the app!

✔ Stream HQ video via 3G or Wi-Fi!

✔ Watch Toon Goggles on your Apple TV with Airplay!

✔ Optimized for both iPhone/iPod Touch and iPad!

☞ Tip:
Your carrier may charge data fees, so an unlimited data plan or viewing over Wi-Fi is suggested.

Go visit to create your own “Toon Strip” episode queue online and to play an unlimited number of games!

Device Requirements:

Android 3.0 or later

iPhone, iTouch, iPad

iOS 4.3 or later

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