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Appy Friday: Mosaic Art Lab

"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: Geoboard

"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: TinyBop Free App

"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
MobSafety Ranger Browser app

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
Interactive Alphabet ABCs App

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
Sago Mini Music Box app

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
Ladybugs Bookshelf App

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
Hey Vina app

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
Habitat the Game free app

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

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
Young boy taking picture outside using smartphone camera

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

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

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 Flipboard

Appy Friday - Flipboard

Hi everyone, Appy Friday! Our top pick this week, a news and information app, Flipboard. Flipboard allows users to organize and customize their favorite news topics. The app breaks down stories into several categories, like news, technology, travel, celebrity news, recipes, fashion, women’s home, health... really any topic you’re interested in, Flipboard has it. There’s really something for everyone—. And it makes reading stories really easy because you can search all these topics in one place.read more
LitCharts is a great free app for literature

Appy Friday: Brain Training, Literature and Rhythm

"Appy" Friday! This week, we feature training apps for your brain and your sense of rhythm, as well as apps that help you study and help young kids create their own projects. Check out our top pick of the week in our Appy Friday video!read more
Duolingo is a great educational app for learning languages

Appy Friday: Learning About Language, Coding and the Human Body

"Appy" Friday! This week, we feature apps for exploring the human body, learning a new language and learning how to code. And don't forget to check out our video to see our top pick of the week!read more
Appy Friday Flipboard

Appy Friday: News, Puzzles, Math, Science and Chinese

"Appy" Friday! This week we feature an app that customizes news , challenges spacial skills, helps you learn Chinese and makes math and science fun. Check out our top pick of the week in our Appy Friday video!read more
Park Math is a free educational app for math

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
Planets is one of our featured free apps of the week

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
Poptropica Worlds is a great free educational app for kids

Appy Friday: Poptropica Worlds, NASA and Naturalists

"Appy" Friday! This week, we feature Poptropica Worlds, NASA and how to be a citizen naturalist, as well as another favorite from Duck Duck Moose. And don't forget to check out our video to see our top pick of the week!read more
Appy Friday: Poptropica, Gravity, and Some Cool Coding Apps

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
Appy Friday Apps

Appy Friday: Puzzles, Brain Fun, Karaoke, Animals and Physics

"Appy" Friday! This week, we feature Busy Shapes, Busy Shapes 2, Little Fox Music Box - Sing along fun for kids, Animal Rescue Book, and Physics Studio. Each app aims to teach kids important lessons and help them through stages of development! Check out our video too:  read more
Schoold is a great free college search app for teens

Appy Friday: Schoold, Daniel Tiger for Parents, GoldieBlox Movie Machine

"Appy" Friday! This week, we feature Schoold, Daniel Tiger for Parents, and GoldieBlox Movie Machine. And don't forget to check out our video to see our top pick of the week!read more
Best Educational Apps for Kids of All Ages

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
Free educational apps of the week

Free Educational Apps for Kids - Top Picks of the Week

This week we feature apps with strong historical storytelling and fascinating information.  Slavery at Monticello: Life and Work at Mulberry Rowread more
Free educational apps of the week

Free Educational Apps for Kids - Top Picks of the Week

Each week the staff here at Family Education picks the top free education apps for kids. Check out our video and list of these incredible apps we think deserve to be in the spotlight! The ASL Appread more
Best free educational apps for kids

Free Educational Apps for Kids: Top Picks of the Week

This week we are featuring fun, free and educational apps for all ages! Code Kartsread more
Safety Beyond Facebook: 12 Social Media Apps Every Parent Should Know About

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

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