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Do you know where your kids are? Kid-tracking apps: High-tech piece of mind for parents

Do you know where your kids are? Kid-tracking apps: High-tech piece of mind for parents | Family Friendly Apps | Scoop.it
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Kid-tracking apps: High-tech piece of mind for parents
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The bSafe smartphone app helps parents track their kids. You can think of it as high tech piece of mind.
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ZurApps Research Inc. | Educational

ZurApps Research Inc. | Educational | Family Friendly Apps | Scoop.it
Does your child have a favorite app? Why not introduce one of our #fun and #educational apps for kids? http://t.co/cs1Pll4oUf #kidsapp #game
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AppSeed Turns Your Sketches into App Prototypes [VIDEO]

AppSeed Turns Your Sketches into App Prototypes [VIDEO] | Family Friendly Apps | Scoop.it
AppSeed lets you quickly convert an app sketch into a digital design. (#RTthisNEWS
It's one thing to sketch out an idea for an app, but turning it into a working digital design is ...
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A comprehensive list of developers who make apps for kids

Apps are wonderful tools for learning and fun, but sometimes it's hard for parents to find companies that make kid-friendly apps. Sometimes those recommendations come from odd places, like a random tweet invoking Oskar Schindler.
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Review: SpellGrid reveals the hidden joy of anagrams with fast, addictive gameplay

Review: SpellGrid reveals the hidden joy of anagrams with fast, addictive gameplay | Family Friendly Apps | Scoop.it
For far too long, I've lived in a world of Candy Crush. It seemed like the perfect time waster, designed for quick games when you've got a few minutes to kill. Heck, I even managed to get out alive without ever paying for any extras.
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Shadow Puppet - A Nice iPad App for Telling Stories

Shadow Puppet - A Nice iPad App for Telling Stories | Family Friendly Apps | Scoop.it

Shadow Puppet is a nice new iPad app for creating short audio slideshows. It is quite easy to use the app to create and share your stories. To get started just select a set of pictures from your iP...


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In a nutshell....creative way for kids to tell stories using photos.

 

Summary

.  select photos from camera roll on ipad or take new ones

.  organize them into a slide show

. narrate an audio to go along with slide show

. share via email and social media.

 

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11 Sites and Apps Kids Are Heading to After Facebook - Huffington Post (blog)

11 Sites and Apps Kids Are Heading to After Facebook - Huffington Post (blog) | Family Friendly Apps | Scoop.it
11 Sites and Apps Kids Are Heading to After Facebook
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Remember MySpace? Not so long ago, practically every teen in the world was on it -- and then many left for Facebook.
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Apps in Education: Preparing Kids to Code - Apps for all Ages

Apps in Education: Preparing Kids to Code - Apps for all Ages | Family Friendly Apps | Scoop.it

These apps are useful for all kids. They develop logical thinking and sequential planning. They encourage you to fail in order to develop the sequence ...


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CuddleFish Friends - An underwater story of friendship - App Review -

CuddleFish Friends - An underwater story of friendship - App Review - | Family Friendly Apps | Scoop.it
CuddleFish Friends – An underwater interactive adventure is a cute, interactive storybook about good friends. Vivid graphics and a cute story line will appeal to the toddlers and preschoolers in your home.

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11 Tools to Teach Kids How to Code

11 Tools to Teach Kids How to Code | Family Friendly Apps | Scoop.it

Learning how to code has many benefits for kids. As the world becomes more dependent on technology, the need for computer programmers and software developers will only continue to increase. Kids who know how to code are preparing to compete in a competitive job market. However, the promise of a job in the future may not be enough to get kids interested in learning to code. These 11 tools to teach kids how to code are designed to make learning to code engaging, entertaining and relevant.


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The thing is to learn computational thinking.

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Golden Rules to design awesome apps for kids | Timbuktu

Golden Rules to design awesome apps for kids | Timbuktu | Family Friendly Apps | Scoop.it
A year and a half ago, we started working on Timbuktu, the iPad magazine for parents and children. We launched two issues (one from Milan and one from San
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4 Surprising App-Design Principles, From The Instagram Of Quick Quizzes

4 Surprising App-Design Principles, From The Instagram Of Quick Quizzes | Family Friendly Apps | Scoop.it

Designer Luke Wroblewski describes the sometimes counterintuitive tactics he used to make Polar stand out from the crowd.

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LeapFrog Unveils "Parent's Guide To Educational Games & Apps" - Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release)

LeapFrog Unveils "Parent's Guide To Educational Games & Apps" - Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release) | Family Friendly Apps | Scoop.it
LeapFrog Unveils "Parent's Guide To Educational Games & Apps"
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EMERYVILLE, Calif., Oct. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc.
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The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store - Technology

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store - Technology | Family Friendly Apps | Scoop.it
App Store Official Charts for the week ending Oct. 7, 2013:

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Covery iPad App Review: Make Stunning Facebook Timeline Covers - Tapscape

Covery iPad App Review: Make Stunning Facebook Timeline Covers - Tapscape | Family Friendly Apps | Scoop.it
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Covery iPad App Review: Make Stunning Facebook Timeline Covers
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Covery is an iPad app developed by Fivetoapp. If you want an app that can make your Facebook Timeline Covers look amazing, Covery is the right tool for the job.
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Is you iPad spooktacular? Check out these Halloween kids apps. #kidsapps #halloweenapps

Is you iPad spooktacular?  Check out these Halloween kids apps.  #kidsapps #halloweenapps | Family Friendly Apps | Scoop.it
October has only just started, but already my neighbors have put out their inflatable headless [...]
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Help your kids learn the science behind the plant life cycle and other fun nature facts.

Help your kids learn the science behind the plant life cycle and other fun nature facts. | Family Friendly Apps | Scoop.it
Yesterday you got a chance to learn about the Water Cycle and today, developer Arun Ramamoorthy is offering Plants HD , a high quality app that offers tons of information about plants and their lifecycle including seeds, germination, pollination,...
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A fun and entertaining app to teach kids the plant life cylce. 

Features

. Pictures

. Videos

. Games

. Quizzes

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5 Best Kid’s Apps For the iPad – Ipad Video Guide « ipad advice

5 Best Kid’s Apps For the iPad – Ipad Video Guide http://t.co/0A6ZUSyDGq
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ToDo k-2 Math Practice - Top Math For Daily Practice for Kids 5 to 8 - Free App - Fun Educational Apps for Kids: Reviews, Daily Deals and Giveaways

ToDo k-2 Math Practice - Top Math For Daily Practice for Kids 5 to 8 - Free App - Fun Educational Apps for Kids: Reviews, Daily Deals and Giveaways | Family Friendly Apps | Scoop.it
This one a MUST DOWNLOAD! Brand new math app for kids aged 5 to 8 to help and support your children with algebra via a series of fun, engaging and interactive games.
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Brain Jump with Ned the Neuron - Top Kids Game App for Brain Power! - Fun Educational Apps for Kids: Reviews, Daily Deals and Giveaways

Brain Jump with Ned the Neuron - Top Kids Game App for Brain Power! - Fun Educational Apps for Kids: Reviews, Daily Deals and Giveaways | Family Friendly Apps | Scoop.it
Are your kids curious about the BRAIN ... Then Brain Jump with Ned the Neuron is a must have. A fun and educational game app that takes your kids on a fascinating journey to save the day to restore brain power!
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10 iPhone Apps that Boost Brain Function

10 iPhone Apps that Boost Brain Function | Family Friendly Apps | Scoop.it

Check out this list of 10 great brain-training apps from Becomeananny.org that are supposed to increase brain function, actually making you smarter! 


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20 Apps (Games) for Play-Based Learning

20 Apps (Games) for Play-Based Learning | Family Friendly Apps | Scoop.it

Even though older adults might still carry a negative association with video game consoles and devices, today’s technology is vastly different than it was 20 years ago. Apps have exploded on the scene, and while there are plenty of time wasting games available on the market, today’s offerings also include a wide range of affordable apps that enrich learning and allow for quick on-the-go play. Whether your child is waiting for the doctor or relaxing on a long car ride, the following apps are some of the best games that pack an educational punch.


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How and Why to Teach Your Kids to Code

How and Why to Teach Your Kids to Code | Family Friendly Apps | Scoop.it
Whether or not your child grows up to be the next Zuckerberg, programming is a highly useful skill for him or her to learn. It teaches vital problem-solving, creativity, and communication skills. Plus, it can be downright fun for you both.
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