Reader Reviews

June 2012

Glorious-Butterfly.com

June 19, 2012 -- Submitted by Karen, a reader from Minnesota, who is affiliated with the site.

Glorious-Butterfly.com is a great resource for teachers, parents and kids. Teachers will discover everything they need for a Butterfly Life Cycle Unit in the classroom including butterfly lesson plans, science project ideas, butterfly bulletin board examples, a butterfly life cycle powerpoint, DVD and much more. Parents and kids will find detailed information on how to raise monarch butterflies and attract them to their backyard.


SlimeKids: School Library Media Kids

June 13, 2012 -- Submitted by Andy Fine, a reader from Minneapolis, Minnesota, who is affiliated with the site.

SlimeKids is a completely free, student-friendly website that provides access to excellent literacy-related resources. The site features a huge collection of book trailers organized by year of publication and also by grade level. It also features an excellent selection of educational games with bona fide educational value such as spelling, typing, grammar and vocabulary games. Furthermore, students can explore author websites, read book reviews, utilize search engines and look up reference information. The website is designed to self-motivate students to make their own choices and judgements about what is most useful for them as they read, search, watch and play.

Counting Zoo

June 13, 2012 -- Submitted by Jenn, a reader from CA, who is affiliated with the site.

This personalized book will take your child on a family trip to the zoo. The story will help your child learn and practice counting from 1 to 10 in a fun, memorable way.

Coloring Pages 4 U

June 5, 2012 -- Submitted by Alicia, a reader from Sydney, Australia, who is affiliated with the site.

There are A LOT of coloring page websites out there, but this one is different. All of the coloring pages can be colored in online, and not just with the usual simple flood fill. There is also a brush tool, and a magic brush (like the brush, but stays inside the lines). These tools mean that kids can get really creative with shading, and adding details, or even create their very own artwork from scratch on one of the blank pages. There are lots of pages to choose from, but the focus is on quality rather than quantity.

My Digital Photo Story

June 5, 2012 -- Submitted by Shira, a reader from Palo Alto CA USA, who is affiliated with the site.

Personalized children’s storybooks on the iPad and the iPhone. Your child is the star. Just wanted to let you know that our newest app, “The Lost Gorilla – Mom, It’s Me!™”, launched just a couple of weeks ago. This is our most interactive, fun and beautiful personalized book yet. It tells an engaging and educational story of a young child helping a baby gorilla find its parents. Like our other books, this will be a universal app and we decided to price it at just $0.99 to make it a great deal for any parent.

The Classroom

June 5, 2012 -- Submitted by Sandy Arroyo, a reader from Atlanta Georgia, who is not affiliated with the site.

A great educational resource site for pre-school through college students, teachers and parents.

Flashcards App

June 5, 2012 -- Submitted by Ana, a reader from Au, who is affiliated with the site.

Back in 2010 when INKIDS launched their Flashcards for Kids App, it received rave reviews and was even featured on ABC6 cable news where it was described as a “Great stepping stone for kids” by reporter Erin O’Hearn. In the first half of this year, we’ve been working hard on a number of updates for the app, including a new design, a bunch of new content and 2 new languages (as well as localizations for over 26 languages).

Jasper the Mule

June 5, 2012 -- Submitted by LTR Staff, a reader from Loveland, CO, who is affiliated with the site.

Join Jasper the Mule and his friends as they take you and your little ones on amazing adventures in this colorful, fun-filled website. Kids can learn all about mules, donkeys and horses, play games, and even submit stories about their own animals to share. Fun and uplifting for the entire family, this is a fantastic site to explore with your children or grandchildren, and a great tool to help them learn to use the web themselves.

Online Alarm Clock

June 5, 2012 -- Submitted by Online Clock, a reader from San Francisco, CA, who is affiliated with the site.

Ever used an alarm clock in your web browser? That’s what you can do with the website called Online Clock. Just visit their website, choose your alarm time and then leave your computer on and your web browser open to their alarm clock website. An alarm sound will go off when your alarm time comes around. This is a fun way to remind you of something when you’re online.