APPtly Picked

APPtly Picked: Daisy the Dinosaur

March 19, 2014 Lana Jelenjev

Meet Daisy the Dinosaur!   Daisy the Dinosaur by Hopscotch Technologies introduces children to basic computer programming. A challenge mode tutorial shows how to make the dinosaur move, jump, shrink and grow using drag and drop instructions. Without explicitly using the terms, it demonstrates looping and conditional programming. But for children playing with this free app, it’s all about making a cute green dinosaur move at your command. In the free play mode, users can design their own programs for Daisy. Teachers and parents can play along by creating programming challenges for their children. Daisy the Dinosaur offers a taste...

APPtly Picked: MUSYC with our fingertips

February 20, 2014 Lana Jelenjev

Wouldn't it be fascinating to create music with just our fingers? That by just swiping and pressing you can make your own music? Check this video of my son using what is APPtly Picked for kids: MUSYC from Fingerlab The review from Apple' N' Apps clearly gives a good idea of how MUSYC is Crafting Music in an All New Way. Skills and concepts learned - it teaches physics and music combined. It helps them visualize the music with different tunes and melodies giving them both a visual feedback and a musical playback (love the real time audio recording). You...


February 12, 2014 Lana Jelenjev

    We have an ongoing policy at home with gadgets and the kids' use of technology time. In these days, helping children navigate their way to a technological world is important BUT equally important is teaching them how to use it properly. That was the main reason why I am very particular with the apps they are using.What criteria do I look for?  What makes an app engaging and applicable for kids? These are questions that I ask before downloading an app and I decided to share with you the apps that our kids use (aside from Angry Birds...