Dear Amy: How do I find good apps for my phone and iPad to help me with my homework? – Tiffany C., Denver
Dear Tiffany: Apps are fun ways to get extra practice with math facts, spelling, grammar and almost any school subject. I like to go to Arcademic Skillbuilders, arcademicskillbuilders.com, for cool math and language arts games. This site also has iPad versions of its games available to download from iTunes.
When I am searching for an app, I like to read reviews before downloading anything new. This always gives me a good idea about whether an app is going to be helpful or not. Before you download anything new, it is always important to make sure it is age-appropriate and that you have your parents’ permission.
There are useful lists of educational apps online to help you narrow down your search. I like to go to Best Educational Apps For Kids, everythingmom.com/education/best-educational-apps-for-kids.html, and 50 Great Learning Apps for Kids, iphone.appstorm.net/roundups/50-learning-apps-for-kids. Many similar lists are available online if you search, but these will help you get started.
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