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"Appy" Friday! FamilyEducation's Top Free App of the Week April 14, 2017

"Appy" Friday! Every week, FamilyEducation's staff chooses our top pick for free, educational apps for kids. Make sure to check back regularly for our weekly updates! And if you're looking for more free apps, check out our weekly roundup of our favorite free and educational apps for kids. Transcript: read more

"Appy" Friday! FamilyEducation's Top Free App of the Week April 21, 2017

"Appy" Friday! Every week, FamilyEducation's staff chooses our top pick for free, educational apps for kids. Make sure to check back regularly for our weekly updates! And if you're looking for more free apps, check out our weekly roundup of our favorite free and educational apps for kids.   read more

"Appy" Friday! FamilyEducation's Top Free App of the Week April 7, 2017

"Appy" Friday! Every week, FamilyEducation's staff chooses our top pick for free, educational apps for kids. Make sure to check back regularly for our weekly updates! And if you're looking for more free apps, check out our weekly roundup of our favorite free and educational apps for kids. Transcript: Hi everyone! read more

10 Apps for Parents to Monitor Kids' Mobile Use

*/ /*-->*/ Kids and mobile devices can be a scary mix. Whether your toddler is just starting to use your family tablet or your teen has a new smartphone of her own, check out the wide variety of apps and software — free and paid — that you can use to monitor and limit her mobile activity. read more

10 Best Apps to Help Kids Learn to Read

*/ /*-->*/ From learning the alphabet to stringing letter sounds together, reading requires a foundation of many skills. These interactive apps can help provide the building blocks of reading, focusing on literacy skills including phonetic awareness, site words, letter recognition, and letter sounds. Looking for more educational apps? Check out our Appy Friday series! read more

10 Best Creative Apps for Kids

Foster your child's creative side during tech time! Check out these top-rated art, music, imagination-play, and creative-thinking apps for kids of all ages. read more

10 Best E-Reading Apps for Kids

Whether your child likes reading fiction, non-fiction, magazines, or storybooks, these top-rated apps will help build her own personal library and encourage her love of reading. read more

12 Must-Have Apps for Moms

Whether it's creating a grocery list, tracking your little one's development, or finding the best local kid-friendly spots, check out some of our favorite apps for moms for managing the day-to-day life of a busy parent. read more

21 Free Educational Apps for Kids

*/ /*-->*/ Educational apps are a great and fun way to keep your kids learning outside of the classroom, but the cost of all those apps can add up fast. Luckily, there are plenty of free apps for kids that are both educational and fun but won't break the bank. read more

5 Facts Parents Need to Know About Pokemon Go

Pokémon Go, the latest mobile craze, has taken the world by storm — but what exactly is it all about? If you’re in the dark, you’re not alone. We’ve got answers to some of the biggest questions and safety concerns parents have about Pokémon Go. Discuss these concerns with your child, and have some fun helping your little Pokémon Trainer “catch ‘em all” safely! read more

7 Tips to Childproof Your Smartphone

Raise your hand if your child thinks your phone is just another one of her toys. We all know the feeling! Smartphones can be a great source for educational entertainment for children, but let's face it — curious kids have the uncanny ability to find inappropriate apps and websites. Plus, sticky fingers, spilled juice, and accidental tumbles mean your device can take a beating. Before you hand over your smartphone or tablet, follow these tips to help keep both your child and your device safe. read more

8 Quick Tips for Curbing Your Family's Screen Time

It's dinner time and everyone in your family is nose-down, glued to their phones and mobile devices, rather than making good ol'-fashioned eye contact. Sound familiar? Setting limits on screen time — and remembering to put down our own devices and connect with our kids face-to-face — is one of the biggest parenting challenges of our time. Studies show that two-thirds of children ages 8 to 10 say that their parents have "no rules" on the time they spend with media. read more

AAP Says Interactive Screentime for Kids Can Be Healthy

Photo Source: Flickr/ Bane Bane From tablets at home to laptops at school, kids use technology daily. But, just how much screentime for kids is healthy? read more

Appy Friday: FamilyEducation's Top 5 Free and Educational Apps of the Week

"Appy" Friday! Each week, the staff here at FamilyEducation chooses our top five apps that we think deserve to be in the spotlight. They vary week to week, but two things stay the same — they're educational and, best of all, free! Check out our top apps of the week, and make sure to watch our video to find out which app is our top pick of the week! read more

Appy Friday: Nutrition, Spelling and a DIY Sun

"Appy" Friday! This week, we feature a DIY sun, an app that teaches nutrition and one that gives you the news in a kid-friendly format. And don't forget to check out our video to see our top pick of the week! read more

Appy Friday: Planets, Wind Tunnels and Graphical Analysis

"Appy" Friday! Each week, the staff here at FamilyEducation chooses our top five apps that we think deserve to be in the spotlight. They vary week to week, but two things stay the same — they're educational and fun! Check out our top apps of the week, and make sure to watch our video to find out which app is our top pick of the week!   read more

Appy Friday: Poptropica, Gravity, and Some Cool Coding Apps

"Appy" Friday! Each week, the staff here at FamilyEducation chooses our top five apps that we think deserve to be in the spotlight. They vary week to week, but two things stay the same — they're educational and, best of all, free! Check out our top apps of the week, and make sure to watch our video to find out which app is our top pick of the week!   read more

Best Educational Apps for Kids of All Ages

Screentime doesn't have to be devoid of any educational value. These popular, award-winning apps for kids help your toddler, preschooler, and school-age child learn about science, reading, and more in a fun, interactive environment. And don't forget to check out our top picks for free apps too! read more

Safety Beyond Facebook: 12 Social Media Apps Every Parent Should Know About

*/ /*-->*/ Pop quiz: What is Voxer? If you're scratching your head, it's time to read up on the trendy new social media apps kids are using. Friending your child on Facebook is now just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to online safety. read more

Smart Rules of Thumb for Children's App Use

Smart Rules of Thumb for Children's App Use Just when you thought children had enough media and technology in their lives, the market for mobile applications (or "apps," as they have come to be known) has exploded. Since opening in July 2008, Apple's iTunes App Store has had billions of app downloads. How do we navigate this new technology for our kids? The following guidelines can help. read more

Top 10 Math & Science Apps for Your Whiz Kid

Want to encourage your child's love of the STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering, and math)? Download these cool apps for all ages, which allow kids to dabble in everything from counting and fractions to astronomy and computer programming. Also check out these 11 awesome STEM toys. read more