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Sing Along Books for Toddlers!

Thursday, April 11th, 2013

Want to have even more fun while reading with your child?  Check out these great sing along books for Toddlers! 

Great Sing Along Books for Toddlers!

Reading to toddlers sets the foundation for later independent reading. But before they can read independently, they need emergent literacy skills. These include:

  • having a large vocabulary of words and knowing how to use them
  • understanding that words are made up of smaller sounds understanding that marks on a page represent letters and words
  • knowing the letters of the alphabet

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App of the Week – Key Ring

Saturday, December 15th, 2012

Key Ring Reward Cards

By Mobestream Media

key ring

If you’re tired of carrying around a key ring and/or wallet with a ton of loyalty and reward cards, this app is for you. You can scan and save all of your current loyalty and reward cards on your phone, and join new programs in seconds without the paperwork. You also receive exclusive coupons from top retailers and have the ability to digitally save grocery coupons. The best part? This is a free app with no advertisements!

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App of the Week: First Grade Learning Games!

Saturday, December 8th, 2012

 

 First Grade Learning Games by Kevin Bradford

Fun and educational games for first graders!

This is a great learning tool for kids aged 6 to 8!  They will have fun while learning subjects that are being used in most first grade classrooms.  It’s sure to boost their confidence in the classroom. There are colorful images, animation, music and supportive voice narration.  This app includes 3 games provided for free (patterns, ordering and word bingo). You can choose to  unlock all 10 through a simple in-app purchase for $2.99.

Games:
– Patterns
– Ordering
– Word Bingo
– Compound Words
– Advanced Counting
– Add and Subtract
– Contractions
– Spelling
– Fractions
– Verbs, Nouns, Adjectives

 


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App of the Week: Spotify

Saturday, December 1st, 2012

Spotify gives you access to millions of songs for free! You can also listen to the radio or pay to use Spotify Premium, which will let you make multiple playlists and listen to them anytime with no mobile or Internet connection. Try the premium version for free for 48 hours by downloading the app and signing in with your Facebook account.

 

 


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App of the Week: Christmas RADIO

Friday, November 23rd, 2012

Christmas RADIO

By BluMedialab.com

Thanksgiving is over and now it is time to start listening to Christmas music!  This app allows you to enjoy a wide variety of Christmas hits from over 50 stations!  There is even a North Pole Radio that broadcasts directly from the North Pole!  You can get holiday music wherever you go (or wherever you have phone service and/or Internet)!

You do not have to be connected to the Internet for this app, but make sure your account has an unlimited data plan to prevent unanticipated charges!

 


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App of the Week: Translator with Speech

Saturday, November 17th, 2012

 Look for a new app of the week every Friday!

Translator with Speech

 

Translate any text into 54 languages and you can hear the translation.   It also stores your translations in its database and will allow you to prepare a set of translations in advance so that you don’t have to be connected to the internet later.  This app is FREE and would be great for when you travel.

          

 

Honorable Mention app of the week:

iTranslate

This free app translates words, phrases and text into over 50 languages.  You have to type in what you want translated, but once it is translated you can listen to the translation.  You can also send the translated text via Email, post it on Twitter, or save it to your favorite list.   You can purchase the voice translation for $2.99.


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Beat Summertime Boredom With These Crafts

Sunday, July 29th, 2012

It’s almost August!  For some, by this point, summer has sort of lost its thrill. 

Regain those feelings of summer vacation excitement and beat back boredom by trying out these awesome crafts!

Seashell Craft

 

Tie-Dyed T-shirts

 

Make Your Own Sand Cast Bass

Nature Window Decoration


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