Teach Your Kids the Importance of Communication with the Story of Nurot

Teach Your Kids the Importance of Communication with the Story of Nurot

Communication is important in any relationships, but it is a skill that even adults still struggle with. So you can imagine how difficult it is to get kids to properly communicate their thoughts and feelings. It’s not impossible, but sometimes you need the extra help.

Today, I want to show you a lovely storybook app that can teach your kids the importance of communication. It’s called Nurot, and it’s an interactive tale that the whole family can enjoy.

The Story

The story of Nurot is about a lone, silent boy who falls in love with a girl, only to fail in his attempts to wordlessly woo her. Angrily, he devises a machine that will let him steal words from others. But, he soon learns that words are useless if they are not used by people, and that without communication things quickly fall apart.

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Arithmetic Practice Problems with Pirate Theme to Keep Kids Engaged

Arithmetic Practice Problems with Pirate Theme to Keep Kids Engaged

While a few people might consider math a difficult subject, I believe anyone — especially kids — can learn if they get enough practice. Addition, for example, may be a trivial concept, but it requires many iterations of varying problems to make sure a three-year-old truly understands it. Kids can start from object counting and finger counting, and then moving onto more abstract problems, such as arithmetic equations, when they’re ready.

The problem is that many parents would not have the energy to come up with so many arithmetic practice drills to keep their kids challenged. A solution is to find great math apps that offer these arithmetic practice problems. That’s why I’m always up to try any new math game for kids on the App Store.

My pick for today is Captain Math, a brand new game from Chocolapps. The game covers the four basic arithmetic operations: addition, subtraction, division, and multiplication. And, it has the increasingly popular pirate theme to keep the kids engaged for a longer period of time.

Calculate and Fire Away

The game is divided into two groups of levels: easy and hard. You can only play with the easy levels at first, but you can unlock the hard levels when you have collected enough coins.

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We Discover Africa: Safari Quest is an Educational Board Game App for Kids

We Discover Africa: Safari Quest is an Educational Board Game App for Kids

We love board games, but playing board games with young children can be challenging. Setup is a hassle, for one, and if small pieces are involved, they’re likely to be missing by the end of the game. Plus, it’s not easy to find board games that every family member is going to enjoy. If the game isn’t too difficult for young children, it’s usually boring for the grown-ups.

Fortunately, we found a middle ground in a newly released board game app called We Discover Africa: Safari Quest. It’s a unique, 3D board game that combines elements of a traditional board game with an educational quiz. The defining feature is that you can set the difficulty level for each player, making the game challenging for all ages.

How to Play

We Discover Africa: Safari Quest is played like most board games, where players take turn to roll the dice and move their respective pieces along the path. If you land on a special tile, you must either answer a question about African animals, collect a bonus item, or take a photo. On the other hand, you can also run into obstacles that set you back. The winner of the game is the first player to collect seven different animal photos and reach the finish line.

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Kids Learn How Simple Machines Work in Tinybop’s Newest App

Kids Learn How Simple Machines Work in Tinybop’s Newest App

Since ancient times, people have made machines to make it easier to do work. The machines we use today have become more complex, yet they are composed of the same simple machines. Understanding how simple machines work is beneficial, especially when you consider the fact that we use these machines every day.

Which is why we highly recommend this latest app from Brooklyn-based app maker Tinybop, Simple Machines. It’s a playful app in which you explore six simple machines and discover how they work behind the scenes.

Simple Machines for Kids

Simple Machines is a sandbox-style app with no specific goal to achieve or high score to beat. The idea is to let you experiment with each machine in an interactive playground, adjusting the input force or changing its components to see what will happen.

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A Treasure Hunt Game for Kids Who Love to Play as Pirates

A Treasure Hunt Game for Kids Who Love to Play as Pirates

My kids have been exposed to Jake and the Never Land Pirates long before they started preschool. If kids could go on adventures like the pirates in storybooks, many of them probably would. Somehow, many kids think pirates are cool.

That’s why Lipa Pirates was the first game my five-year-old picked when he browsed through the new games I installed on his iPad. As you’d expect, in the game you will build your own pirate ship, recruit pirates for your crew, set sail to find the hidden treasures belonged to a legendary pirate, race and fight other pirate ships, solve puzzles, and more. However, Lipa Pirates only rely on two major clues: a treasure map and a magic compass.

Build Your Pirate Ship and Set Sail on Your First Journey

You start by playing as the First Mate of the pirate ship, tasked to build the pirate ship. Using your finger, you cut the shapes required to construct the ship from paper and wood. These shapes are basic ones, such as triangles, circles, squares, and rectangles. Once you have cut the pieces, you drag them onto the blueprint. You can even build the anchor from these pieces.

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