In children’s books, it can be easier to find talking pandas than characters of color. Here are 25 books with minority characters and authors to help diversify summer reading.
The ToonTastic app is clearly fun, as I described in the previous post. But is there an educational element to this kind of digital storytelling? What do kids learn when they piece together a plot hatched from their own imagination? I asked Andy Russell, the app’s co-creator, to tell us more. Andy is a graduate […]
Until such time when Facebook and texting take over their lives, pretend play-acting and storytelling take up most of kids’ play time and mental space. At least for my seven-year-old daughter, that’s still the case. So when I was asked to review the Toontastic app for the iPad by one of its creators, Andy Russell, […]
You can take the time to learn a new language with online tutors as described in the post below, or you can just use your iPhone for immediate gratification. The WordLens app for the iPhone, released a few days ago, automatically translates words to your chosen language and pastes them onto the scene through its […]