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Just Grandma and Me by Mercer Mayer

12 Jan

Sighhhhhhhhh – I love this App. It is one of the best story apps for children that you will find and has everything you want: lovely story, great illustrations, some interactive elements that enhance the reading experience, and great narration. There are three modes for reading: Read to Me, Read It Myself, and Autoplay. Continue reading

Counting Bear

11 Jan


This cute little App is designed to help young children count numbers from 1 to 20. It features lovely photo graphics on a clear white background, which makes it easier for children to discriminate between each item. Children tap on each item to count it. This kind of activity is great for reinforcing one-to-one correspondence. “What is that?” I hear you ask? One-to-one correspondence is the most basic of Mathematical concepts. It is the ability to know that each item has a value.   In practical terms, it is the ability to count each item instead of haphazardly pointing and rattling off numbers.  It then leads to conservation of number, which is the understanding that the number of items in a group does not change, even when the items are rearranged in different shapes or patterns.  Continue reading

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