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The 55 Best Free Education Apps For iPad

Finding apps isn’t difficult. Finding education apps is only a bit more challenging. Finding free education apps is also possible. Finding free …

Education Technology

YouTube is launching an Android app for children

YouTube will release a new app designed for kids on Monday, the Google-owned video service has confirmed to <i>The Verge</i>. The app — called YouTube Kids — will reportedly offer original episodes of TV shows aimed at youngsters, in addition to videos from child-centric channels on YouTube, and will let …

Apps

I Know What Causes Autism

Last week I was surfing the Internet and came across a headline proclaiming autism and circumcision are linked. I couldn’t help myself. I laughed out …

Autism

GizmoPal wearable keeps kids and parents in contact

For children who aren’t quite old enough for their own phone, Verizon has announced the upcoming GizmoPal wearable for kids. This wearable is a …

Wearable Tech

8 fundamental Internet lessons to teach your kids

With two things as rapidly changing as the Internet and a child's development, sometimes safety settings aren't enough.<p>Besides built-in precautions …

Minimalist Kidswear and Womenswear by MUKU: The Lithuanian design duo on their love of linen and simplicity

MUKU was born in Lithuania about four years ago, when two designers—Mindaugas and Dovile—had their child Agota. Unsatisfied with the children's clothes found in stores, the new parents made attire for their infant daughter and over time, realized that others might want something similar for their …

Winter Fashion

DIY Bubblegum Kit: A gooey personalized treat for kids, and kids at heart

Just in at Australia's Third Drawer Down shop is a DIY bubblegum kit perfect for kids—or adults who love a little childlike fun. Inside the box is everything needed to make your own chewy, colorful, gooey bubbles: ingredients and flavoring, plus waxed paper and mixing containers as well as tools to …

Chemicals

Inside, Outside, Upside-Down: A Sweet Children’s Book About Understanding the World Through Relative Positions

It’s hard enough for grown-ups to grasp that distances shape how we relate to the world, so how is a child to comprehend the importance of positional relationships in making sense of the world? In <b>Inside, Outside, Upside Down</b> (<i>public library</i>) — not to be confused with <i>Upside Down Day</i>, the curious …

Elle Macpherson's Green Fountain of Youth

In the year that she hits her half century birthday, the world's most famous super model gives up one of her best kept health secrets.<p>When The Body—aka Elle Macpherson, now 50—cues us into one of her diet secrets, the world takes note. Such is the case with her new green superfood powder, The Super …

The Most Riveting Family Audiobooks

Contributing editor Peter Jon Lindberg asked his mother, Judith Lindberg—a children's librarian in Dover, New Hampshire, for 27 years—to suggest the …

Books

Best Audio Books for Family Road Trips

Reading Time: 9 minutes<p>School’s finally out here in the Northeast, while other parts of the U.S. have already been enjoying their summer vacations …

Nat Geo Staff Picks: America’s Best Beach Towns

Is there a magic formula for the perfect beach town? No, but America could offer up more than a few candidates if they were doling out the title.<p><b>Here are just a few of them, recommended by Nat Geo Travel staffers:</b><p><b>Cannon Beach, Oregon:</b> “At only an hour-and-a-half drive away, Cannon Beach was an easy …

This may be the greatest invention in the history of water balloons

37 balloons. One hose. Game over.<p>If you've ever had the pleasure of participating in a water balloon fight, you will concur that the most frustrating part of battle is reloading. You think you've got an uninflated balloon securely attached to the end of a garden hose, and then as soon as you turn …

How French Women Curb Cravings: This 5-Minute Breakfast

All it takes is six easy ingredients and some je ne sais quoi<p>For a best-selling author who writes books with sharp titles like <i>French Women Don't Get Fat</i> and <i>French Women Don't Get Facelifts</i>, 67-year-old Mireille Guiliano isn't what you'd expect. The former Veuve Clicquot CEO is instantly warm and …

Kids battle the monsters of their nightmares - in pictures

Photographer Laure Fauvel has brought to life monsters that haunt children’s nightmares. Armed with sticks, wands and swords, the eight- and nine year-olds appear to be getting the upper hand against their foes. Fauvel, 22, said: ‘I wanted the children not be victims and to fight the monsters.’

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 …

Dinosaurs: The American Museum of Natural History Collections on the App Store

Not logical or trustworthy<p>Sep 7, 2017<p>@Adam .<p>After looking at this app i found multiple mistakes.<br>Even on the apps page on the app store it says<p>"T-rex, …

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 …

300 Hours of Brand-New Original Content for Netflix Is Kids' Stuff (Literally)

After developing and releasing original content like <i>Arrested Development</i>, <i>House of Cards</i> and <i>Hemlock Grove</i>, Netflix is thinking even bigger with its …

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 …

With Parents in Mind, WebCurfew Blocks Wi-Fi From Router to Kids’ Devices

Ubiquitous Internet-connected devices are great — unless you’re a parent, trying to pry kids’ eyes away from Clash of Clans and toward homework or …

Wi-Fi

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 …

Kids

Circle Gives You Distributed Control Of Your Family’s Internet So You Can Be Human To Each Other

This embed is invalid<p>Let’s not kid ourselves: We don’t control the Internet, the Internet controls us. Any notions to the contrary are foolish at best, but a new Kickstarter project called Circle wants to help families fight back against the Internet’s omnipresence with hardware and software that …

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 …