The “Exchange Change” Game

Here’s a great game for helping children learn about the value of coins. I’ve successfully used this with my daughter in the past (she’s now nearly 11), and now with my 6yr old son. I wrote out the instructions on an index card and saved it and all the coins mentioned in the instructions in a zipper bag with one […]

Where in the world? (Pt. 3)

Continued from Pt 1 and Pt 2… Well, I’m very disappointed to report that the “Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego” iPhone game is not available. I tried to purchase it and after being sent around a bit, it finally admitted it’s not available for my iPhone. (I have an iPhone 4) Bummer. Guess that would explain why it […]

Where in the world? (Pt. 2)

…continuing from last post Since I’m not really good at most of the world yet (I only just got all 50 states memorized by shape/location recently!), I need some training first, so here’s where I will be going first…Sheppard Software has an excellent geography section of their website that includes all different levels of learning all the different areas of […]

Where in the world? (Pt. 1)

I am really into geography. I suppose it’s a side effect of living all over the world growing up. My dad was in the Navy and we moved every couple years, including 2 tours overseas (Sicily and Okinawa), and lots of travel as well. It’s amazing how well you get to know the world simply by going there. Unfortunately, that’s […]

Amazing new math game!

I stumbled upon the “SumStacker” iPhone app awhile back, a math game for kids, and was REALLY impressed with it! So I checked out the website of the developer of the game. Apparently the game isn’t officially out yet…still in Beta testing…But I, for one, will be keeping a close eye on this website and will be getting in line […]