Flow Free (iPad, iPhone on iOS 4.3+, Android, Kindle Fire):This is an all-absorbing puzzle game that challenges kids’ spatial reasoning and critical thinking skills. Players must connect matching colored dots on a grid, creating a “pipe” between each dot, without pipes from different colors crossing. Increasingly complex levels add colors and spaces to the grid and require more forethought and planning.

Moody Monster Manor - Create your own monster avatar and play four active games. Teaches kids about emotions, animals, colors, and matching. The app helps increase problem- solving skills, critical thinking, and emotional intelligence. Recommended for children ages 3-8. Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.0+. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Price: Free

Little Writer is a great introductory app for kids learning how to write. The home menu allows kids to choose whether to practice uppercase letters, lowercase letters, numbers, shapes, or words. Kids can either trace with their finger or use a stylus to help them transition to paper and pencil. Recommended for ages 3-6 years old. Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Price: Free

StoryLines Comix by Edmodo, Inc.: StoryLines Comix harnesses the power of storytelling to illustrate words through student-created comic strips. * Select from over 150,000 defined words. * Create a comic in minutes with enhanced photos, text balloons and stickers. Requires iOS 6.0 or later, compatible with iPad. Free. 2/3/16

Recommended App of the Week - Build A Train -Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Requires iOS 3.1.3 or later. First, pick an engine to get your train started. Next, decide which different train cars you would like to add behind it . Once the train is ready, you can pick different locations in which to run it; countryside, the dock yards, cities and mountain passes,even a desert island! . Great interactive fun for train lovers!

Bugs and Buttons 2 - Compatible with: iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later. This app has 18 educational, interactive, and fun games. It teaches hand eye coordination, counting, the alphabet, colors, patterns, parts of the body, music memory, sorting, and helps develop critical thinking skills. It contains 54 achievements with increased difficulty. . Recommended for students K-1 Grade.

Big Nate-Comix by U! (iOS 4.3): Create your own Big Nate comics in this app that lets users choose from the familiar characters and settings of the increasingly popular book series. $0.99 2/19/16

iF Poems Compatible with iPhone and iPad. Requires iOS 4.30 or later. This app contains over 250 classic poems. Recommended for school-aged children to adults. They can record themselves reading a poem, e-mail the poem (including their recorded poem), tap any word within a poem to find its dictionary definition on the screen. Provides brief biographies of poets as well. Audible readings of poems by stars such as Bill Nighy and Helena Bonham Carter. $.99

Sing and Learn Colors -Compatible with iPad. iOS 5.1 or later. This app deals with auditory skills, color recognition, memorization, and problem solving. The app has a music memory matching game where colors and sounds of various music instruments are paired up leading to children identifying both instrument sounds and colors. Recommended for preschool and kindergarten aged children.

Sushi Monster by ScholasticSushi These monsters love sushi! Feed them the sushi pieces that will add up to the number on the monster’s neck. The app does focus on addition and multiplication. Feed the monster the right numbers or they will throw a tantrum! Recommended ages: 9-11. Requires iOS 4.3+. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

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Make A Tent I think that is why I love this project so much. Ryan recently had a sleep-over at a friend’s house for a camping-themed birthday party. His friend’s mom had cut some PVC pipes and provided blankets so the kids could create their own indoor sleeping tent in her living room. It was such a hit with my kids, that we borrowed the idea

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This fun nerf gun math game will have your kids shootin' for '"A's" in class! (via No Time for Flash Cards)

Flow Free. Connect dots of the same color in fewest, most efficient moves. Can a 3-year play?! Yes, my daughter is trying on the 5x5 version. Great problem solving activity

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