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Touchable Earth – iPad App Review

Remember those extra classes in school where teachers used to take everyone to the AV room and show videos? Sometimes they would be interesting videos but most often they were boring, filled with dull narration and substandard images. Compare those with what we have in Touchable Earth and you will see why we call it one of the most important kids’ apps on the Apple Store. Touchable Earth was created as a social studies encyclopedia without the boredom part where text after text gives you information that is hard to digest and retain. Instead, it gives you a platform to learn through informative, fun videos that depict history through the lens of the current times. It is basically an app where you can get a peek into the lives of other children around the globe. Although still sounding boring, it is much better than opening a history book and reading. What Touchable Earth does – as an app, and not a game – allow you to learn more about different cultures. Which is why it is more targete

Up Your Stargazing Game with Kiwaka – iPad App Review

Ever been asked by your kid what a certain constellation or a combination of stars was called? Ever been in a situation where you had to fire open your phone and depend on Google when it came to space-related questions? Get Kiwaka and you won’t feel embarrassed anymore. Because this playful app by Landka makes stargazing as easy as counting birds on the sky. Let’s take a deeper look in this quick iPad app review. Kiwaka – App Premise Brought to us by the developer of Kiwaka Story, this one here takes you to a place called Kiwaka. This is a real place situated in Africa where your role is to coordinate with animals and fireflies to look out for constellations. As you move ahead in the story and find more constellations, you will learn a bit more about how they got their names, what is the significance of a specific constellation, and much more. There is supportive information for you to skim through, ultimately making Kiwaka an app about astronomy. The high-quality animations as well as

Puffer Train Yard – iPad Game Review

Today we bring you a quick review of a fun-filled train building game by Shelly Data Doodles which is known for its Puffer game series. Called Puffer Train Yard, it is a train matching and moving game that will give a great respite to kids during this lockdown.  Game Premise – Puffer Train Yard You play as a railroad manager in Puffer Train Yard where you have to manage locomotives and the cars that are attached to them. The goal of the game is to match cars behind a locomotive and move them to win points. If you can match three matching cars consecutively, you earn points. You have to tap on the screen to attach cars to the locomotive, as well as to move the train ahead. Instructions are provided as you begin playing. While the premise of the game is fairly simple, it does add bonus tasks and extra actions for you to work on. For example, if you manage to attach five matching cars (the maximum), you earn bonus points as well as a new blue engine. Attach cars to this engine and let it

LetterSchool (tap-trace-write letters) is a Top Pick app!

LetterSchool  is one of the most popular and highly effective handwriting apps currently in the market, specially designed for pre-school age children. This innovative app was developed by Sanoma Media Netherlands B.V, and features three progressing levels – tap, trace and write – to learn every letter. It has incorporated attractive colors, sounds, phonics, and counting in order to turn using this app into a game-like experience, making it more appealing to children. Even though the app has been fully created with children in mind, it is recommended that the parents review the settings depending on the preferences and proficiency level of their child prior to using it for the best results. The app offers 3 profiles with different styles of writing. Handwriting Without Tears D’Nealian Zaner-Bloser Each of these typesets can be changed if needed even halfway of completing it and it is designed to save the progress up to 3 different children if more than one child i

Mystery Math Town: Review

Mystery town math is a mystical app that gives the player the thrill of starring in a fairytale-esque setting while learning to solve several math equations. Mystery Math Town is a combination of learning math skills along with the fun of playing games. It is the first math app that features talking portraits which is absolutely engaging and reminiscent of the magic at Hogwarts. Artgig Apps, makers of Marble Math, and other favorites have come up with this fun and challenging app focused on kids aged five and above. Parents should be delighted to get their hands on this engaging app that makes their young ones want to learn and do more math. Kids must solve several equations and math puzzles to help a tiny friendly ghost find fireflies from several rooms of the townhomes. It sends the kids on several missions through creepy Gothic and Victorian homes to find the glowing fireflies. This app aims to get the player to finish the mission with his skills tested mathematica

Mindfulness for Children could be a useful calming tool for kids or adults

Mindfulness for Children  introduces children to the benefits of meditation and guides them through several different type of meditation. Equipped with a soothing voice narrating and relaxing sounds, Mindfulness for Children teaches kids to relax independently. You can purchase Mindfulness for Children from App Store for $5.99. For android the developers offer a free version along with in-app purchases. Mindfulness for Children teaches children about mindfulness meditation through several step-by-step meditation scenarios. The app is designed to help children focus on different aspects of their bodies and their situations to help use their surroundings to relax. These meditations range from 4 minutes to 24 minutes. Each meditation is guided by a narrator and the meditation scenarios also include sound effects for greater effectiveness. The app includes seven different meditations.  Different meditations include: Inner Place – This meditation encourages children to focus o