Apps for Smart Kids: Book Towers

Math & Logic App for Kids

What does the App Do?

Book towers is a strategy game using sequencing numbers, sizes and colors of books in a library theme.  The solutions are easy at first, then it gets progressively more challenging, even for adults.  

The app is free and so it is perfect for my classroom or at home with my own children.

Academic Focus:  

Number sequencing, step by step strategy, spatial relations, thinking skills, categorizing, multi-step planning

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Apps for Smarter Kids: 7 Little Words

Recommended App: 7 Little Words for Kids

What does the App Do? 

Kids solve 7 word puzzles in each round of the game.   For each of the 7 definitions given, kids need to figure out the word by piecing the word parts together.  Hidden pictures are revealed as the words are solved. 

This is a kid friendly app that boosts their confidence and skills at the same time.

Academic Focus:  reading, decoding, spelling, phonics, vocabulary, comprehension, thinking skills, language development

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Be a List Maker – Organize Your Brain!

Stay more organized with Super Lists

Making lists and writing things down is one of the first steps to being highly organized. 

Planning ahead and being methodical, can help you to be more productive.  Being able to check items off your list, gives you that positive feeling of accomplishment. 

Constantly having too much to do, has motivated me to upgrade my list making strategy. 

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Most Organized Calendar Ever

Using a Digital Calendar can save you time.Would you like to be more organized and remember more?  

Do you have trouble keeping track of appointments and places to be?

Use a digital calendar to help you to be more Productive and save you time.  If you maximize the features of the built in apps on your phone, you will become more efficient and have more time for other interests.  

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Phone Tricks – Calendar App

iPhone tricks for your calendar


This is one of the first features I started maximizing when I made the switch to an iPhone.  With four children in school, sports and two parents working full time, scheduling gets very confusing for our family.   Learning to let your calendar app help you stay organized and on time will give you more time to do the things you want.

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Managing your family with photos

clock1It is important to have good communication skills with everyone, particularly, your family.  Photos help to show a story and not just tell it – smartphone heaven!    I don’t need to yell at my children constantly, although they may say that I do. Yelling to them from another room just to communicate is annoying and time consuming when they are scattered about. Now that my four children are all old enough to “need” phones, I can text them instead.

When dinner is ready, it is not necessary for me to yell upstairs to two of them, into the basement for another one and hunt for the fourth one for several minutes before I realize he is asleep on the couch in the den. Even my husband could be out in the yard or in the shed, not really in easy earshot. Dinner could be cold by the time I find them all.  Even if I yell, they don’t hear me because they have headphones in!

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