by Fiona Passantino
Good educational apps for our expat kids
Summer is here; time to turn off the TV and send the kids outside with a tablet!
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.
Basically a scanned comicbook with enhancements. Here, three stories are told from Greek mythology in a Manga-style, slick approach. Might be too 'cute' for some, too 'dramatic' for others, but all in all, a nice way to tell some fascinating stories to a new generation.
Colourful stories from Chinese mythology, in Chinese and English. Chinese mythology is vast and rich, perfect for little ones: dragons, snake goddesses, moon princesses and frog kings, and they will pick up some Chinese on the way.
Fiona Passantino is the founder of The App Train, a small, app development company with a dual focus: building commercial apps, iPad magazines, folios and mobile websites for small to medium-sized companies and building own apps for commercial release. The in-house titles are largely children’s educational material with a special needs slant for the English market. Fiona lives in The Hague with her husband and two small but highly competent app testers-and-debuggers aged four and nine.