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Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls by Elena Favilla and Francesca Cavallo for Timbuktu Labs is perhaps one of the most important non-fiction books in print for girls and boys everywhere. The book contains 100 life stories of courageous and visionary women from all walks of life and from different cultures. Not only is it […]

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4 Apps For the 4th of July Fireworks!

Fireworks Lab by Cowly Owl is a sure-fire winner for little creators. Gameplay is straightforward and easy to use. On opening the screen the app displays a number of place markers for making a safe firework display, and by tapping on a drop pin, the fun begins! Kids are then transitioned to a screen displaying […]

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Visual Learning with VizuVizu’s RelationShapes

RelationShapes by VizuVizu is a must have app exploring spatial relations in accordance with Yaacov Agam’s Visual Education Method. Y. Agam is a sculptor and proponent of kinetic and optical art. His visual training method with preschoolers encourages the development of visual memory through direct experience. Visual memory influences praxis, fine motor performance, and general problem-solving […]

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Busy Shapes 1 & 2 by Edoki Academy

Busy Shapes by Edoki is an app that I use on a weekly basis. It allows you to quickly assess the thought processes of a child and witness how direct experience impacts their ability to make decisions. Based on Piaget’s research on cognitive development, this app begins with cause and effect play and evolves into an exercise in problem-solving […]

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Eric Carle’s Brown Bear Animal Parade by StoryToys

Once again, StoryToys Entertainment Limited has created a magical extension of a beloved book in Eric Carle’s Brown Bear Animal Parade. This is not just a recitation of the book, but takes children inside the story, to direct the characters in a beautifully crafted symphony of play. Gameplay involves directing Brown Bear throughout the spaces […]

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Writing Wizard by L’Escapadou

I use Writing Wizard by L’Escapadou every day, largely because of the settings that allow the app to be tailored to the needs of a specific child and it’s highly reinforcing content that keeps kids engaged. In the App On opening, select where to begin – prewriting exercises, uppercase, lowercase, numbers, beginning sight words or a […]

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Lipa Planets Launches into Space!

In the interactive book, Lipa Planets: Gods of the Solar System, Skipper – a most curious and adventuresome dog – takes us on a journey through the solar system to visit and speak with the planets. It serves to introduce little ones to the universe – where we live as well as being part of […]

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Preschool Favorites for May and a Few Steam Activities

This week’s top activities are diverse in their challenges by teaching an array of early learning skills. We were all a twitter with everything bugs, butterflies, and Spring. We learned about the season by listening to stories, coloring pictures, cutting straight lines for making “grass” and “flower stems”, and were beginning to refine control for writing […]