Collection by Carissa Christner

Carissa Christner
Go Away Big Green Monster! by Ed Emberley - the book turned into an app includes an excellent jazzy sing-a-long version. A great app with the sing-a-long as an extension activity for kids who already love the book. For ages 5 and under. Fall Preschool, Preschool Books, Preschool Classroom, Book Activities, Classroom Ideas, Preschool Activities, Big Green Monster, Monster 2, Ed Emberley

iPad Best of the Best – 50 Essential Children’s Book Apps (Part 1: Toddlers)

iPad Best of the Best- 50 Essential Children's Book Apps (Toddlers)

Best Kids iPad Book Apps - top 50 from Digital Storytime. Best Children Books, Childrens Books, Best Books To Read, Good Books, Digital Story, The Life, School Fun, Educational Technology, Story Time

Reviews of Childrens Picture Book Apps for iPad

Love iPad Books? So do we! ♥ Hundreds of thoughtful, literary reviews of iPad & iPhone kids book apps for ages 2-12+. Kid-tested & run by a mom & educator. ✏ Intuitive database, search by age, price, subject or features. Check out our sale page for the best daily deals! ♥ Make reading fun!

smart ways to use tablets with kids for family travel - thinking about using tablets with kids during travel, but concerned they spending too much time on screen? Kids don't have to play games or watch movies on tablets when travelling, there are many sim Fun Activities For Kids, Educational Activities, Learning Activities, Activity Ideas, Travel With Kids, Family Travel, Apps, Kids Health, Teaching Tips

Smart Ways to Use Tablets with Kids during Travel

Kids don't have to play digital games on tablets all the time, try these smart ways to use tablets with kids during travel. Hands-on learning kids love.

The Three Little Pigs: A Fairy Tale by Noisy Crow. This app holds many surprises and ways to engage with the story (blow into the mic to blow down the pig's houses! Crow Books, Three Little Pigs, Personalized Books, Read Aloud, Nursery Rhymes, Storytelling, Childrens Books, 3 D, Fairy Tales

The Three Little Pigs

The Three Little Pigs is an innovative, animated and truly interactive digital experience that makes reading fun and exciting for children.

Gross motor and educational activities – Children learn better and, above all, re … – Baby Development Tips Kids And Parenting, Parenting Hacks, Abusive Parents, Helping Children, Baby Development, Learning Disabilities, Learn To Love, Educational Activities, Baby Photos

Surprise: Doc who devised screen time limits says iPads may be OK for babies

A doctor who helped write guidelines discouraging media use by babies and toddlers says he’s had second thoughts about the iPad and other devices. Dr. Dimitri A. Christakis, a Seattle pediatrician who studies the effect of media on children, now says that kids younger than 2 may actually benefit from 30 minutes to 60 minutes a day of screen time — as long as it’s interactive, not passive.“

Grow a Reader :: Calgary Public Library :: iOS (iPhone/iPad) :: SINGING :: Videos, songs and tips to support early literacy experience at home :: For parents :: Free Programming For Kids, Literacy Skills, Early Literacy, Library Inspiration, Library Ideas, Fun Songs, Free Library, Library Programs

Free Library Programs for Everybody

Library Connect is your go-to source for all things Calgary Public Library. Inside, you’ll find detailed information on more than…

KidTech: Early Literacy & The Evolving Role of the Librarian in Today's Digital Media Landscape Youth Services, Library Services, Toddler Storytime, Literacy Programs, Interactive Media, Media Specialist, Digital Storytelling, Programming For Kids, Librarians

KidTech: Early Literacy & The Evolving Role of the Librarian in Today's Digital Media Landscape

Cen Campbell is a children's librarian for the Santa Clara County Library District. She has developed an archetypal early literacy program, Tablet Tales , that incorporates digital media into...

"Planet of the Apps" :: excellent article with a call to find higher functioning math apps for kids that encourage flexible thinking and real-world math situations instead of rote flashcards. Great list of criteria for evaluating apps! Learning Apps, Learning Tools, Early Learning, Early Math, Early Literacy, Planet Of The Apps, Screen Time For Kids, Fred Rogers, Early Childhood Education

Planet of the Apps - Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning & Children's Media

I’m beginning to see evidence that we have evolved into the Planet of the Apps. Technology is controlling human communication, with the dominant species tweeting, twittering, texting, and taking and sending photos and videos with Instagram instead of conversing and cuddling. This is especially true for young children. I did find it disconcerting to have my 13-month-old granddaughter come over...

Together Time with Song and Rhyme for Parent and Preschooler Play - KinderTown : Find the Best Educational Apps for Preschoolers Best Educational Apps, Finger Plays, Preschool Songs, Music And Movement, Best Apps, Story Time, Itunes, Parenting, Children

Mulberry Fingerplay - videos of fingerplays (you get 3 free). For an additional $1.99, you get 20 more fingerplays and the option to record your own. Good reminders to parents that fingerplays are important; video option is a nice addition.

Balancing “Screen Time” Repost From Happy Stuff Early Learning Activities, Early Literacy, Good Thoughts, New Media, Thankful, Parenting, Teacher, Education, Children

balancing “screen time”

A new way to think about managing screen time :: happy stuff

Growing Wisconsin Readers: Sharing Early Literacy iPad Apps with Parents and Caregivers :: Excellent Slideshare by Emily Lloyd relating apps to the principles Literacy Stations, Literacy Activities, 1000 Books Before Kindergarten, Early Literacy, Reading Resources, Caregiver, Story Time, Cool Websites, Early Childhood

Growing Wisconsin Readers: Sharing Early Literacy iPad Apps with Parents and Caregivers :: Excellent Slideshare by Emily Lloyd relating apps to the ECRR2 principles

Teaching Your Teen Money Skills Toddler Learning, Teaching Kids, Baby Apps, Teen Money, Postpartum Depression, Foster Care, Body Image, Parenting Hacks, Breastfeeding

When Baby Apps Actually Lead to Learning

When the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood filed its “baby app” complaints last month with the Federal Trade Commission, my first thought came...

animal snApp farm, Nosy Crow, $4.99    Cute app with several farm stories (narrated in a child's British voice) that incorporate some interactivity. Cute App, Book Reviews, Crow, December, British, Apps, Illustration, Books, Animals

Animal SnApp: Farm app review

Animal SnApp, developer Nosy Crow's latest series of preschooler apps, kicks off with Animal SnApp: Farm (October 2012) illustrated by Axel Scheffler.

Connecting to the iTunes Store. Rube Goldberg, One 7, Art Music, Scores, Itunes, Inventions, Puzzles, School Stuff, Physics

Pettson's Inventions Lite--FREE! These first 7 Rube Goldberg-y puzzles give users a peek at the full version ($0.99). Too hard for my 2.5 yr old to do alone, but fun to work on together. The art, music and voices are charming. There's no time limit or scores. Want more challenge? The full version allows you to include false elements in the tool panel. The puzzles build on each other with repeating elements, but the goal of each invention is unique. A fun way to teach physics and engineering!

What Parents and Care Providers Need to Know When Choosing Tech For Young Children - Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning & Children's Media Fred Rogers, Youngest Child, Young Children, Early Learning, Fisher Price, Digital Media, Need To Know, Programming, Parents

What Parents and Care Providers Need to Know When Choosing Tech For Young Children - Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning & Children's Media

Experts in media and young children agree; how the youngest children use technology—ideally, with caregivers and with an eye on their learning and development—is more important than how old they are when they start. It’s the latest in baby gear, and it’s got everybody talking. The Fisher-Price iPad Apptivity Seat is a reclining baby seat with a toy bar and...