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Take a Look, It’s On Your iPad…Reading Rainbow!

Take a Look, It’s On Your iPad…Reading Rainbow!

As a child, I loved Reading Rainbow and hearing the show’s theme song still brings back happy childhood memories. I can be anything Take a look It’s in a book A Reading Rainbow A Reading Rainbow I loved the way classic Reading Rainbow episodes featured books with few bells & whistles, and I credit the show with inspiring a lifelong love of reading. Since I’m a fan, I was delighted to learn that Reading Rainbow has returned in the form of … Read entire article »

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CARS 2 iPad App Review

CARS 2 iPad App Review

My son considers all of the CARS characters his personal friends: Lightning McQueen, Finn McMissle, Mater, and many more (all of which he can name). The original Disney CARS iPad app is one of my son’s favorites. Seeing them come alive on a medium beyond the film is exciting and stimulating for him.  iPad apps even can encourage preschoolers to read, which is another reason I love ebooks. When we were told that there was a CARS … Read entire article »

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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 »

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