App Friday May 26th, 2017

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Get a year long subscription to ABCmouse for half price this Friday, engage in math games with Zap Zap Math, help the fire fighters with Little Fire Station, and make funny characters with Alphabet Mixup.  Plus, a study of digital vs. print books, and apps to avert summer slide.

Garry Froehlich 
Jellybean Tunes – Early Learning Academy
by Age of Learning, Inc.

Welcome to – the #1 learning program for ages 2-8! You may subscribe to from within their app or you can log in to an existing account to get started immediately. teaches through a variety of interactive learning activities including games, books, animations, songs, art activities, puzzles and offline printables – all of which can be monitored by parents through an innovative Progress Tracker. is currently offering 50% off a one year subscription on their website (follow this link to get the offer). You can access their main content through their website, or their app.
Price: Free+

Zap Zap Math
by Zap Zap Math

Tackle math topics with an emphasis in higher order thinking skills. Zap Zap Math combines playtime and Grade K to 6 Math in the most fun and engaging way. The new multiplayer quiz feature creates a competitive classroom environment to learn math effectively. Parents and teachers get to track their kids math progress in real-time via the Web Dashboard. You can read a review at Teachers With Apps.

Little Fire Station – Fire Engine & Firefighters
by Fox and Sheep GmbH

Help the little fire fighters to go on missions to extinguish a fire, save an animal or to experience many other adventures! But it’s not only about the missions – enjoy the daily routine of our little fire fighters. Explore the fire station and interact with the objects, animals and firefighters in each room.

Little Fire Station
Little Fire Station
Price: $3.99+

Alphabet Mixup
by Gothic Projects

This beautifully illustrated children’s book helps with learning the English alphabet. Mix up the top and bottom halves of the page to see some funny characters!

Alphabet Mixup
Alphabet Mixup
Developer: Gothic Projects
Price: $1.99

Preschoolers’ Story Comprehension Similar for Print and Digital Books

“The findings, presented on May 1 at the American Educational Research Association’s annual meeting in San Antonio, suggest that both digital stories and reading storybooks in person present opportunities for learning vocabulary and comprehension.”

They are careful to point out that digital stories are not a substitute for all of the benefits of a parent reading to and interacting with a child, but have found that digital stories can be a good type of “screen time.” Read more at NYU.

Great Apps to Avert Summer Slide – 2017

Yes, summer is coming up quickly. Teachers With Apps has a list of quality apps to help kids keep up their skills. Read more at Teachers With Apps

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