Dos in Reading Aloud

Nov. 9, 2014

Our previous blog post was dedicated to the advantages of reading aloud for little kids. We’ve done a thorough research into the topic and found a lot of useful things to share with you. There are some great tips that you, as the one who reads aloud, will definitely benefit from.

We’ve decided to split all tips into several parts in order not to overwhelm you with the information. So here comes the first part… Enjoy! 

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How To Increase Kids’ Attention Span

Nov. 2, 2014

Have you noticed that some children can stay concentrated on a task longer than others? The reason for this is their attention span. Attention span is closely connected to the age of a child. One-year-old kids, for example, cannot stick with anything for more than 3-5 minutes. You need to double this time if you want to calculate an attention span of a two-year-old child. A pre-schooler at the age of 5 should normally be able to concentrate for at ...

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Which Names to Choose for our Next App Characters

Oct. 26, 2014

This blog post in the story time series is going to be different from the previous ones where we published our personal stories. The thing is that our next app is going to be a book app, and we thought it would be unnatural to make up stories about the well-known fairy tale. Instead we decided to explore its different versions and tell you some interesting facts about them.

And the story we decided to publish next is …. “The ...

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What Makes Us Prefer Book Apps to Printed Books

Oct. 19, 2014

More and more parents nowadays prefer reading books on tablets over reading ordinary books. Book apps seem to substitute paper books with a speed of light. Have you ever wondered why it is so? This post is written to reveal the ‘magic’ features of books for tablets that make them so appealing to us.

One of the most obvious reasons why we prefer getting book apps is that they have a choice of 3 or 4 different reading modes. We ...

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Digital Books vs Audio Books vs Print Books

Oct. 12, 2014

Have you ever wondered why your kids prefer one book over another? Why do they spend hours thumbing through the pages of an interactive book and never even touch a print book? Let’s compare digital books with 3 other types of media for kids to see what makes them so versatile. 

Let’s start with print books. There’s very little you can do with a print book. You can’t browse, search, take notes, play games, watch videos and do simple ...

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How to Revise Letters at Breakfast

Oct. 5, 2014

So, summer vacations are almost over and there’s little time left before your kids go to school. One of the most common daily routines during the school year is breakfast. Nutritionists advise to have breakfast regularly because it speeds up the metabolism. In addition to getting healthier, your children can also become smarter if you do some educational activities with them. Although kids can benefit a lot from having breakfast, it usually turns to be the sleepiest time of the ...

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Why There Are Uppercase and Lowercase Letters

Sept. 28, 2014

Once upon a time in a distant land called Letterland there lived a family of friendly letters. They lived happily and never argued with each other. People loved letters because they formed words, so little children could learn from them.

All letters were lowercase and were equally treated by people. Once some of them decided that they wanted to become Uppercase. They started quarrelling because each of them thought it deserved to be a capital letter.  

They decided to ...

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How to Easily Access Settings in Cartoon ABC

Sept. 21, 2014

Those who have already used our Cartoon ABC app might have noticed that it’s very user-friendly. Nonetheless we made some features even more convenient.

What can be easier than changing settings right from the flash card you’re using? We thought it would save you a lot of effort, that’s why we embedded this feature in our app. You have probably noticed a tiny grass lawn at the bottom of the screen of every flash card. You haven’t? Then tap any ...

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How to Choose an ABC Teaching App

Sept. 14, 2014

Have you ever felt lost among educational apps on app stores? No, wonder, there are thousands of apps that claim to serve educational purposes.

We are planning to publish a series of articles that would highlight features an app should have in order to be classified as truly ‘educational’.

Let’s start with ABC teaching apps, as there is a variety of them on the app stores. Ideally, an app that teaches the ABC would have the following:

1. Upper and ...

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How To Get Your Child Into Learning

Sept. 7, 2014

What tricks did you try to get your kid into learning after a long summer break? Did any of them help? If you are still struggling about how to get your kids into the learning mode, you may find some of these tips useful.  

  • Turn learning into a fun activity

Learning becomes easy and natural when children are having fun. There are many ways to do this. Making giant letters with your kid’s favorite food ingredients would help them ...

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