Tag Archives: Child

Smart Pirate – First Adventure

11 May

You might recall I recently reviewed Fractions – Smart Pirate.  Smart Pirate has another App, this time looking at more basic concepts of colour, time, addition and subtraction

There is a game for each of the three areas, and all games are played the same way:   guide the pirate around the island to find as much treasure as he can before the time runs out.  Options are available to move the pirate to the North, South, East or West. Children select an option that matches an item in the direction the wish the pirate to go.  An arrow on the screen indicates the direction the pirate should go to find treasure.   Levels of difficulty are unlocked as the child progresses.  Continue reading

Off Topic – take a second to help families of children with life-limiting disabilities. It’s Free.

9 May

Hi Everyone,

This post has nothing to do with iPads, iPhones or Mobile technology, but instead a cause dear to my heart.  I used to work with children and families affected by these kinds of diseases, and I post this plea in the memory of particular students of mine who have died.  A national medical conference for families is coming up that could help families of children with severe life-limiting disabilities.  Respite is a huge problem, so usually only one parent can attend.  The organisers have been looking for sponsors to help fund activities and care for children so that whole families can attend the conference, providing much-needed respite for parents and important information at the same time.  So far, no sponsors have answered the call so the organisers have applied for a Sunsuper Dream grant and are relying on votes to help them win $5000. Continue reading

rED Writing – Learning to Write Aussie Style!

12 Apr

rED WritingI’ve been looking for an App to help with handwriting for some time, but unfortunately most of the handwriting apps in the iTunes App store are from the USA so naturally feature their ball-and-stick style.  Finally an Australian iPhone App, rED Writing – Learn to Write,  has arrived.  It features all Australian handwriting styles and enables the user to select the style particular to their state or territory. Continue reading

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