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Smash Your Food

Smash Your Food

First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign has raised awareness about the problem of childhood obesity. A new app called Smash Your Food, now available in the Apple App Store for $2.99, aims to make it easier for parents and kids to learn about healthy foods together. Smash Your Food was the winner of Michelle Obama’s “Apps For Healthy Kids” National Contest and was selected from hundreds of submitted games by industry leaders, including Mark Pincus, … Read entire article »

Filed under: Advice, Educational, Featured, Feeding, Food, Nutrition, Parenting

Educational iPad Apps for Kids from WordWorld

Educational iPad Apps for Kids from WordWorld

While I am a great believer in “unplugged play” and limited screen-time for young children, I recognize that technology and even television shows can enhance learning. My 3 year old son adores watching WordWorld on PBS as well as LeapFrog’s Letter Factory and The Amazing Alphabet Amusement Park and Talking Words Factory DVDs. These shows helped him learn his upper and lowercase letters and phonics through catchy songs, fun animated characters and interesting stories. WordWorld sparked his interest in … Read entire article »

Filed under: Books, DVD, Educational, Electronics, Featured, Learning, Pre-schoolers, Reading, School Aged Children, Uncategorized