18 Sep 2014 | The App Train
Time to recover from our summer holidays and get back to school, back to work and reenter the gravitational pull of our daily lives. During the holidays, the App Train and its two willing, unpaid user testers took a few storybooks for a spin. And here the best storybook apps for kids in the 4+ category.
4 Jun 2014 | The App Train
Summer is the time to get creative and get our hands dirty. But as we travel on long airplane rides, stay with Grandma and Grandpa or a beachside hotel, getting creative means keeping purple finger marks off the sofa. Creative tablet apps are great for long train or plane trips and are much kinder to the AirBNB host’s walls. Here are a few we like for kids in the 4+ category.
19 Mar 2014 | The App Train
Spring is the time to examine bugs under a microscope, follow the flight paths of butterflies, dig for dinosaur bones and learn about the stars. This spring we take a look at science learning apps for tablet and phone.
20 Nov 2013 | The App Train
Amazingly, the holidays are upon us. And while our kids are in a state of sugar-anticipation-frenzy starting with the bag of candy from Halloween, through the Sint and straight to Christmas, we can at least calm them down a bit with a few cute apps to get us all through. It is, a lovely time of year and we should be stopping to smell (and drink!) the glühwein.
10 Sep 2013 | The App Train
This edition focuses on our visual learners and children with special needs. As a parent of an autistic child, this is a particularly personal issue to me, and these little folks need more support in their daily lives than others.
25 Jun 2013 | The App Train
To stimulate their imaginations and prep the kids for their vacations in Greece, Turkey, Italy, India, China and anywhere else where ancient ruins and artifacts are on the agenda, we are going to look at mythology in a fun, modern new light. Here are a few great apps for kids on myths of the world.
23 May 2013 | The App Train
Through this series, Fiona Passantino extols the virtues of apps for children in the learning potential that they offer and will review four kids' apps for under fives per quarter.