Apps

Could Bedtime Math Have Positive Long-Term Effects on Children’s Math Performance?

According to Dr Sian Beilock, a cognitive scientist and the president of Barnard College, many Americans experience math anxiety – whether it’s calculating a tip on a dinner bill as your friends look on or doing math homework with your child. When parents are apprehensive about math, their children’s math achievement in school can suffer. A […]

The New “Tutor App” Makes it Easy to Find Homework Help for your Kids

As we near mid-August, students across the nation are rushing to prepare themselves for the upcoming academic year. Those who are worried about forgetting everything over the summer: fret no more! Tutor App is a brand new web application that provides students with a space to search for verified tutors based on availability, price range, and location. […]

Want to Preserve & Share Parenting Memories Privately? There’s an App for That!

  First Smile created by Skyztree, a Malaysia-based app development startup co-founded by Loi Hui Lye, Sean Lee and Michael Lew; hopes to bring happiness to the parenting community. Parents that are afraid of missing out their child’s development milestones or feel guilty about spamming social media with their child’s photo can now have a more private […]

[Video] Peace of Mind for Parents? There’s a Kid Tracker for That!

Kii, a cloud platform provider, and Haltian, a high technology electronics design and production house, launched a new portable tracker and communication device called “Snowfox.” This kid tracking solution consists of a portable device with voice calling, GPS tracking and an app to help address the highest priority for any parent – their child’s safety. Today […]

[VIDEO] New Bilingual App Makes Learning Fun for Children in Spanish and English (Sneak Peek Inside!)

Bilingual Children’s Enterprises (BCE) launched the Tipi Tom (TM) application in both English and Spanish for preschool-aged children. Through interactive activities and games, kids are guaranteed to learn more vocabulary in both languages and improve their cognitive skills while engaging in school readiness activities. BCE’s pedagogy is unique because it’s based on a scientific-based methodology […]

[Review] What is Snapchat? Should I Let My Child Have It

I first heard about Snapchat last year when talking to a group of teens about technology.  They were distressed that their parents kept insisting the app was dangerous.   Now wildly popular among teens, Snapchat is becoming trendy among tweens and many parents are now asking, “What is Snapchat? And, should I let my child have […]

[Review] Is the Kik App Tween Appropriate?

  My tween daughter has been chasing us around for months begging to download the Kik app on the old iPhone she inherited from my husband. Kik Messengers is a free text messaging app for smartphones. If you ask my daughter, EVERY tween has it – except her of course! While I haven’t conducted a […]

App Review: Brush of Truth

One thing I find in common across this current ‘tween’ generation is their constant need for entertainment! The gadgets that they’re growing up around- computers, smart phones, tablets, gaming systems, etc makes them crave something to do at all times. As a mom I dislike simply allowing them to play a game for the sake […]