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100 Best Children’s Books from Teachers First (ages 2-16)

Best Books for Kids Selected by Teachers

I was searching online for another random list (Top 10:  Children’s Books about Life Changing Teachers) and came across this gem which so many of my favorites that I wanted to share.  Also great if you are still pondering summer reading lists for the kids this is a great “classics or all time greatest hits” list. Read more…

Preschoolers: Learn Chinese Through Nursery Rhyme Book & CD

Preschool Book and CD to Learn Chinese

I saw this on a blog somewhere in cyberspace and I wanted to try it out with my kids.  My Chinese tutor really likes this book because songs and nursery rhymes are a great way to expose kids to Chinese.  The nursery rhymes are familiar to English speakers which makes this a really appealing book to toddlers, preschoolers and early elementary school students.  The Chinese nursery rhymes have both phonetics, Chinese characters and English along with Chinese cultural information and full color illustrations. Read more…

Peterkin Meets a Star ebook App for Kids

eBook Apps for Little Kids

Emilie Boon’s Peterkin Meets a Star is now an ebook and can be played on your iPhone or iPad.  This simple but charming story is perfect for very young ones, especially those who really  want to learn how to read.  The words light up as a mom-like voice reads the story.  Only the mom-voice is much more patient than I ever am and mom-voice is not racing against the clock to hustle the kids to bed. Read more…

eBook app for Learning Colors: Delightful for Toddlers!

Learn Colors with Delightful eBook App for Toddlers

Once upon an App has these two cute iPhone or iPad applications for learning colors called Fruits and Veggies. As you can see by the images, the artwork is charming and old fashioned. It appealed to my “all boy” 5-year-old who delighted in matching the colors during a Chinese Culture performance that did not hold his interest. We just turned down the volume on my iPhone and it kept him occupied for the last half hour of the show and I was, frankly, surprised that this held his attention because we haven’t worked on colors for years. Read more…

Peter Rabbit eBook App combines Classic with Puzzle

Peter Rabbit eBook App and Game for Kids

Once Upon an App has made the classic story Peter Rabbit into an eBook for the iPhone or iPad.  This is a delightful iPhone ebook.  The interactive puzzle is a la the classic “Highlights” magazine of spotting the hidden picture in the illustrated line drawing page.  When you find the picture, you move an easter egg to locate it and the picture turns into a beautiful colored illustration.  The story is narrated on each page while you search for the hidden picture. Read more…