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Selfie Photo Tips & Techniques

Sometimes we don’t want others to know that we have taken a photo of ourselves. In these cases, it is nice to be able to discreetly take a …

The best iPhone apps for learning how to read

If your child is struggling to read, or just learning how, then help him or her by checking out our list of the best iPhone apps for learning how to …

App Review: The Barefoot Atlas Lets You Explore The World

I remember when I got my first multi-media-capable computer. It had Compton's Multimedia Encyclopedia and with its full color pictures and audio and …

Who Was King Tut?

• <b>Author:</b> Roberta Edwards<p>Ever since Howard Carter uncovered King Tutankhamun’s tomb in 1922, the young pharaoh has become a symbol of the wealth and mystery of ancient Egypt. Now, a two-and-a-half-year-long museum exhibit of Tut’s treasures is touring major cities in the U.S., drawing record crowds. …

Price Drops: Big Sale on Dr. Seuss iPad Apps & Games this Week

In honor of (what would be) Dr. Seuss’s 109th birthday, Oceanhouse Media has a huge sale on their excellent range of Dr. Seuss storybook apps for iPad and iPhone this week. The Cat in the Hat is the featured book in their sale and celebration of this anniversary – the iPad storybook version is on …

You and Me: We're Opposites

The Voyage of Ulysses | The Apps Magazine Website

The iPad has been the setting for many a modernisation or retelling of classic stories, but The Voyage of Ulysses is arguably the most ancient to get …

Moonbot Studios talks Numberlys, apps and interactive storytelling

There have been a lot of imaginative book-apps released in the last three years, with The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore being one of the most creative.<p>Released in May 2011, it was based on an existing short film by Louisiana firm Moonbot Studios, claiming to take inspiration from …

National Geographic Kids Chapters: Tiger in Trouble!

• <b>Author:</b> Kelly Milner Halls<p>Follow the journey of Nitro, a tiger kept in captivity in Kansas. His story starts when the county sheriffs visited a Kansas property and decided to confiscate all big cats from their owner. Lions were sent to the Detroit Zoo, and Nitro and his friend Apache went to the …

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5 Classic Children's Tales Reinvented for the iPad

As anyone who has seen this video of a 2-year-old using an iPad knows, Apple's famed touchscreen device has proven an intuitive, interactive learning …

Don't Fear Your Kids' Technology Use; Embrace it

<i>Rebecca Levey is a co-founder of KidzVuz.com, a video review site by and for tweens. She writes about technology and education at Beccarama and is a</i> …

30 best iPhone and iPad apps this week

Welcome to the Apps Blog's weekly roundup of new iPhone and iPad apps, hand-picked from new releases in the last seven days (and the odd pearl that slipped through the net in the last month).<p>The roundup includes apps and games, with the price in brackets relating to the initial download only – so …

3 new video games your kids will love

<b>Lego City Undercover.</b> This game is kind of like a kid-friendly version of Grand Theft Auto, with the grit and violence replaced by Lego's cute …

Best new dino-themed iPad apps for kids

If you have a dinosaur lover in your family, here are some new iPad apps that will tickle his or her fossil fancy.<p><b>Dinorama.</b> thesixtyone, Inc., best for ages 7-12, $4.99, iPad. Rating: 4 stars (out of 4)<p>In this simulation game, kids get to open their own dinosaur zoo. Players start the game with …

'Smart' story-telling pajamas invented by father of 6 - TODAY.com

Today<p>A group of kids — two of inventor Juan Murdoch's children, plus a handful of their friends — wearing Smart PJs. Note the dot clusters: There are 47 unique patterns on each pair.<p>As a dad who loves to read to his kids at bedtime, I was a little skeptical about Smart PJs. They're certainly …

Kids

BuzzFeed Changes Its Name To BuzzFaux

Nope, the media company is not parodying itself. It’s selling soup.<p>“BuzzFaux” sounds like the name of a Twitter account that parodies BuzzFeed. And it is. But, as the logo on its homepage indicates, BuzzFeed itself started using the name before its satirist did.<p>The reason BuzzFeed altered its own …

Branded Content

Summer School 2.0: Fun Online Classes for Kids

<i>This post is brought to you by Playful Learning. Amazing Online Classes for Life’s Big Lessons.</i><p><i>By Gabrielle.</i><p>I was watching the Alt For Everyone …

Tech Tuesday: Use an app to save kid art

Shares 58<p>My kindergartner is the most prolific artist in the house. Allow me to present to you five from his recent series of monsters and beasts …

JamStar Is A Cool Free App That Teaches You To Play The Guitar

I’ve seen plenty of guitar apps in my lifetime – enough for two lifetimes, in fact – but JamStar, an app by an Israeli programming house, has almost won my heart.<p>The premise is simple – you tune your guitar and then play notes or chords. The app (which runs on a phone or your browser) senses your …

Can These iPad Apps Teach Your Kid to Code?

The pillars of elementary education in the U.S. — reading, writing, math — have remained the same for a long time. Now another skill set is …

The Facts of Life: An iPad App for Explaining Where Babies Come From

Sure, it’s a narrow use-case, but The Facts of Life is an iPad app to help you have “the talk” – that is, explaining to a child where babies come from.<p>The $1.99 app was created by child psychologist Dr. Jillian Roberts. The content is aimed at fairly young kids, though an adolescent version is in …

As Beautiful As A Golden Age Picture Book, An Anatomy App For Kids

The Human Body, by Tinybop, is a charming app that teaches kids how their bodies work through the power of good design.<p>Good design is often talked about as if it were a secret language spoken only by those sophisticated enough to understand it, but there’s a less self-congratulatory way to think …

Digestion

This iPad game actually builds your kids' brains — and tells you how they're developing

Occasionally, when people shout “brains!” they’re not zombies looking for a fresh meal. Sometimes they just want to help you grow, learn, and be the best you can be.<p>Which, of course, is exactly what all parents want for their kids.<p>Seven months after launching the Fit Brains app to help adults build …

DragonBox

A game almost as addictive as Angry Birds, DragonBox combines first rate art design and smooth game mechanics to teach the basics of algebraic thinking. At first glance, it seems like DragonBox is tricking kids into learning algebra. It’s not. Kids are actually doing algebra from the moment they …

7 Apps to Help Your Child Learn Español!

<b>Rosetta Stone</b>, the leader in language education, recently announced they would be launching an interactive bilingual app for kids. Their new app, <b>Lingo Letter Sounds</b>, aims to tap into early childhood language development and is said to be the beginning of a series of learning programs for kids.<p>Full …

Apps

Mark Zuckerberg's Sister Wrote A Children's Book About Internet Addiction

Randi Zuckerberg, sister of Mark Zuckerberg, sees a clear and present danger for the youth of America: Internet addiction. In fact, she's even penned …

Apps for Kids 048: Stop Motion Studio (plus Minecraft Contest Winner)

<b>Apps for Kids is sponsored by HuluPlus. HuluPlus lets you binge on thousands of hit shows – anytime, anywhere on your TV, PC, smart phone or tablet.</b> …