Thursday, February 26, 2015

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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Smart Application - Lego Fix The Factory

Lego Mindstorms Fix the Factory is a free application yet of high quality which can not be said for many free applications. It teaches basic programming/coding skills to children in a game environment. Children help EV3RSTORM, a humanoid robot, to navigate the massive NOGO factory maze and put the dislocated batteries back in place to proceed to the next level. Each puzzle introduces new skills to master for example logic gates, functions etc.

Price: Free

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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Smart Application - Fresh Pick

Fizzy's Lunch Lab Fresh Pick is a game application developed by PBS Kids. In this application children age 6-8 years can practise their math and problem solving skills by solving 8 challenges. Challenges include navigating your way through the grocery store, coming up with right amount of change in the check-out line, and successfully serving food to a room full of hungry customers. 

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Monday, December 23, 2013

Smart Application - 10Monkeys

10Monkeys is a fun game for elementary aged children to practise their multiplication skills. The objective of the game is to free the monkeys by correctly answering multiplication problems. Children get points on speed and accuracy. While in essence it is yet another drill type game, the graphics are cute and for some reason kids seem to enjoy it better than other drilling games.

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Saturday, December 21, 2013

Smart Application - Star Walk

Details by developer

Star Walk is specially designed for amateur star gazers but will also pleasantly surprise professional astronomers. Star Walk is fun & educating at the same time!

Star Walk is an excellent guide to stars, planets, and constellations. You can play and learn them all while sitting comfortably in the arm-chair at home or during actual star gazing outside.

Unrivaled smooth 3D graphics
Full coverage of celestial bodies
Moon phases, sun rises, sun sets
Location based star gazing
Wiki knowledge base
Night view mode
Meteor showers
Time Machine

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Currently StarWalk is not available for Android but you can give Google Sky Map a try which sounds similar.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Light Bot

Light Bot uses a game interface to teach basic programming/coding skills to children as young as 4 years old but can be used by older kids as well. very interesting interface and teaches the skills like logic, step by step commands etc. without being overwhelming. an option to turn music off, and my girl had to literally snatch the device from my hand in order to play herself

there is an IOS version, an android version and a web version as well. some puzzles are free, and some are a paid version but the price is very appropriate.

IOS free:

IOS paid:

Android free:

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Thursday, October 4, 2012

Reptilian Fun

My kids are sharing their passion about reptiles by educating other kids from around the world about these fascinating creatures live on skype! visit , take part and spread the word! thnx

Monday, June 18, 2012

WWW–Word Central


Review: Word Central is a great site by Merriam Webster where words are power and language is fun. Kids can search for any word in the dictionary, thesaurus and even search for rhyming words. They can build their own dictionary or subscribe for daily buzz word. But the feature I (and my kids) liked the most was the games section. kids can feed the Big-bot correct synonyms and antonyms, fly the Robo-bee through a garden of synonym, antonym, spelling and usage puzzles or drag, drop and click their way to success with Alpha-bot. No music and engaging graphics!


Suitable for ages: 5-10

Friday, June 1, 2012

Wacky Celestial Writing

Have fun writing something and then “galaxifying” it with My Galaxies. When you type a word, my galaxies replace the letters with the images of real galaxies that look like that letter’s formation. You can share your “words” with others, on social medias and even learn more about the galaxies used in your writing.

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