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Get all our media picks, personalized for your kids. No thanks Jump to navigation "Best of" Lists "Best of" lists. Learning Potential, Australian Government. Sneaky Camera Apps Parents Should Know About. 9th Annual Survey of Learning Tools. Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy. 21 Apps That Teach Kids Real-Life Skills. Creating with Children and iPad Apps. Apps for a Preschool Tablet Program. Until I get to a write-up of our pilot tablet program (children and adults paired on a tablet, with both guided and free-play app time), here is a quick list of the apps we (me and my colleague Laurie Anne) are highlighting this first go-round.
We looked for apps that would have strong connections to the ECRR five practices: reading, writing, singing, talking, and playing, and offer lots of opportunities for that great parent-and-child sharing and joint engagement. Laurie Anne did a lot of the leg work for this and we relied heavily on Common Sense Media and the Children’s Technology Review for help selecting. Drawing Pad (Android & iOS) A Parents Choice Gold Award, this app from Darren Murtha Design offers a great selection of art materials to draw with–markers, pencils, crayons, stamps, etc, all with distinct characteristics. Fumbling Thru Autism. The following story is a detailed account of my daughter Beth’s history and challenges with imitation.
During the process of teaching my daughter patty-cake, I observed that imitation is easier for Beth when both of us are facing the same direction. If you have any experience with this issue, I would appreciate hearing from you within a post I started on my Facebook page ( It is early October, 2012, and I wake up mentally sorting through things I want to do with my daughter Beth. We are finally able to work together, after a tough transition (for background see Going it Alone, and I Need a Miracle worker, My mind wanders to imitation.
So I decide we will work on the basics of imitation, with a simple game I played with her as an infant. But I am motivated to help Beth play patty-cake today, both because it will help Beth develop and because it will help me heal. Before Autism Took Hold: Beth Playing Patty-Cake. Scholastic Kids Press Corps Website Review. StoryBuilder App Review. Storybird Website Review. Digital Storytelling with the MY:24 App Tickets. Invalid quantity.
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If, that is, you know what to look for! A lot of what I'm about to share comes from a movement towards integrating new media into the children's library. My coworker went to a whole conference about it, and then discussed it with us librarians. I think it's great stuff for anyone who works with kids. You can learn more about this movement on Little eLit. Basically, with the right apps and adult interaction, new media can be supremely beneficial to a young child's education.
But first: how to find the best apps for early learners. Red in Bed by Daniel Logeman ($0.99, iOS & Android)