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Achieve It With Sesame Street app- currently free! April 10, 2013

Filed under: Apps,Kids — lifeatwarpspeed @ 12:33 pm
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Achieve It With Sesame Street for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad on the iTunes App Store.

In honor of my friend’s daughter, Miss A, who loves Elmo, I am sharing this rewards app for kids. My own son, M is rather freaked out by Elmo and the entire Sesame Street crew, so I haven’t used this app with him. However, if you are looking for a fun mobile reward app for your child which tracks as they earn and “spend” their rewards, then consider trying this app. Sticker reward charts are great, but they aren’t always convenient when you are out and about. Currently, this app is free for iDevices and the Droid.



Sakura Quick Math app – free today!

Filed under: Apps,Homeschooling Apps,Kids — lifeatwarpspeed @ 12:14 pm
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Sakura Quick Math for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation) and iPad on the iTunes App Store.

No time for a very long review. Sakura Quick Math is free today (normally $1.99) This is a good mental math drilling app for kids (and adults if you are a bit rusty). It covers addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. There aren’t a ton of bells and whistles, but it does have varying levels of difficulty. It also tracks your performance against your past response times as well. The only drawback of this game is that it lacks a keyboard or typing interface and relies on handwriting recognition. This means that occasionally the app may recognize your written numbers incorrectly.

I would get this since it is free, but there are other math apps out there for the same price that are more engaging.

Recommended for ages 6 and up. This can be used with younger math adept children who have mastered writing numbers.




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