Free Learning Apps & Printable Worksheets from Kids Academy

 

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Kids Academy Releases Preschool Education Center
for iOS and Android!

I absolutely love having apps on my phone that will keep my children entertained, are fun, and have an educational value as well. That’s why I’ve been a fan of the educational learning apps from Kids Academy since I first discovered them. Recently Kids Academy did an app update, and my kids tested the new version of the app.

Kids Academy – the team behind some of the top educational apps for kids with over 10 million downloads worldwide just released the long-awaited version of their flagship app – Preschool Education Center.
As the name suggests, Preschool Education Center is an all-in-one educational app for kids and toddlers. The app covers all aspects of early childhood education from the alphabet and reading to writing, building vocabulary and developing math skills. Based on the proven Montessori method the app offers a number of fun games that help master essential learning skills through play.

Both of my kids love this app. There are different activities that work well with each age. The app runs on my Galaxy S3 with no issues. My 5 year old uses the app to practice tracing letters she still has trouble with, and she really enjoys the worksheets we print. There are so many activities that she will play the Kids Academy app until the battery on my phone dies if I let her!

It’s a great educational but fun app to have on hand when waiting in the doctor’s office, and my 2 yr old uses the app to stay entertained while waiting in the school pickup line for her sister.


Until now, Preschool Education Center has only been available on iTunes but today’s release makes it finally available for Android device on Google Play! This fun and free app is currently being featured in the Family section of the Android store in the USA, Australia and Canada.

Get the app free on Google Play!

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iTunes Kids AcademyFor iOS devices:

Kids Academy have also updated the iOS version of the app: Preschool & Kindergarten Early Learning Games adding new games, books and educational cartoons and shows as well as printable worksheets.
– The update boasts a bunch of cute little monsters that will teach your kids about money and how to count it.
– Kids Academy TV now has a 24/7 Live Zoo channel offering web-cam views on real-life animals.

Grab your free copy of the update on the iTunes App Store!

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free worksheets

BONUS!
Free Preschool & Kindergarten Worksheets for Kids

Kids Academy is also finding a way to expand beyond the screen and help master pen and pencil with free printable worksheets. You can get free preschool worksheets on a variety of subjects from alphabet to math (the library is being constantly updated).
Download, print out and get start practicing with good old pen and paper in seconds!

Head over to to the Kids Academy to get your FREE PRINTABLE WORKSHEETS and get your kids busy!

Dancing With The Kids and #Glowsticks

glow stick chandelier decoration

I received a free product from Super Bright in exchange for my honest opinions. Any questions should be directed to the seller of this product.

Some days we have to set aside the list of things to do and just have fun with the kids, and that’s exactly what we did Saturday evening. I’ve been promising Ellie we would have a glow stick party, so that’s what we did. It wasn’t super dark in the house, so we threw blankets over the windows in the dining room and turned the room into our own little party center. 

We were provided with a 100 ct of Super Bright Longest Lasting Glow Stick Bracelets to try, so Ellie and I decided to do something fun with the glow sticks. They aren’t just for wearing! We set up our snack table then decorated it with glow stick garland. Then we decided to make a glow stick chandelier to hang over the table. We added a cup full of glow sticks, some already activated, and some to be activated throughout the night and threw some activated glow sticks down to help us find the food in the dark! Ben decided to reminisce about our younger years by playing one of our early 2000’s EDM playlists on his phone. The girls both love listening to “Mommy and Daddy’s old music”, and they danced their little hearts out.

I tried to get a photo of all the decorations, but I had a hard time keeping the chandelier from swinging as the kids danced around in the background.

Super Bright Longest Lasting Glow Stick Bracelets - 100 Premium Quality Glow Stick Bracelets as decorations

The girls wanted to see the chandelier spinning, so Ben attached it to the ceiling fan. It looked pretty cool!

glow stick chandelier decoration

I was a little skeptical of these glow sticks after reading some the Amazon reviews. Others were complaining that they weren’t bright at all, arrived already activated, or broke easily. I’m happy to report these glow sticks were nothing like the reviews. Out of 100 we didn’t have a single dud. They were really super bright, and lasted beyond our dance party night. Most lasted a good 24 hours. We did have 2 yellow glow sticks break, but it wasn’t due to normal use. We’ll call it a death by toddler incident in which she tried to bite them open. Needless to say Aubrey didn’t get to hold anymore glow sticks!

I do believe monthly glow stick dance parties are going to become a new tradition in our house, at least in the Winter months when we’re stuck inside looking for fun activities!

 

Discover Yourself and Friends Through Your Secret Language Name

Have you ever wondered if your birthday holds any significant meaning other than being the day you happened to enter this world?  Were you meant to arrive on that particular date because of your personality or other traits, or is it a coincidence that you might share similar traits with someone who shares your birthday?  Some people believe they may have a particular personality or identity because they are born under a certain zodiac sign, but is that really what birthdays are about?

I’ve never really believed in Astrology, but I was very intrigued when I heard about The Secret Language.  A Secret Language Name reveals information about a person’s identity and traits that person may contain, but it’s far from Astrology.  Instead the Secret Language was developed from a 40 year study of over 20,000 people.  Information from the study was organized by birthday with the intention of revealing a person’s natural identity.

Once I heard, based on his birthday, Abe Lincoln was labeled as an “Intentional Unified” and Mother Theresa was an “Innocent Supportive Partner” I checked out the video on the SLN.ME website of Taylor Swift talking about how Secret Language Name was the best birthday present she received last year.  If Taylor Swift found it that accurate I definitely wanted to find out my own Secret Language Name to see if it really does match my own personality.

I visited Secret Language Name and entered my birthday.  Even though I felt the urge to cheat I admitted my birth year for a correct answer!

I admit when I read my Secret Language name I thought “Me? Seductive Metamorphosis?  Seriously?”, but I continued onto the description.  Surprisingly what I read did sound a lot like me, especially the parts about isolating myself from the world for periods of time.

sln.me personality traits

Am I going to base my life on what The Secret Language tells me about myself?  Definitely not, but I do find a lot of what my report said to be interesting and dead on.  Other parts, such as the Health section, were not only accurate about my current issues but remind me I should take better care of myself.  Who knew my own birthday would reveal that I’m more prone to chronic health problems when that is what I’ve just discovered on my own?

I found my own Secret Language report to be so interesting I wanted to compare it to the personality traits of my friends and family to see how accurate it would be.  I even looked up both of my girls just for fun.  I’m considering printing their reports so I can compare to see if my girls do indeed develop the personalities that were revealed for them!

My husband, Ben, is “Seductive Animation”, and the personality traits of being spirited, life-oriented, spontaneous, and eruptive definitely fit him.  His personality and health reports were also pretty dead on.

My Dad is an “Inspirational Integrator”, and his personality traits of being uncompromising and emotionally hard hit the nail on the head.

I tried a few more friends who all revealed pretty accurate traits associated with the personalities I know them to have.  When I got to my girls I found both reports to be pretty interesting.  Ellie is “Mastered Sensational Detail”, and her personality traits of magnetic, perfectionalist, dramatic, jealous, claiming, and overstressed couldn’t fit her developing personality any better, especially the dramatic one!

 October 24 people can be highly controlling personalities who dominate their family life or social circle. Though strongly assertive types who usually have something to say, they can sometimes say still more through silence. Indeed they often feel that the quality of what they do speaks for itself, with no need for added promotion to give it credence.

Geez, that couldn’t be more true about my very dominating little drama queen!

According to Aubrey’s birthday she is “Introspective Gutsy Confrontation”, and she should be strongly opinionated, loyal, and put up a good fight.  She’s definitely going to need those traits when she gets older and has to battle her sister over the bathroom!

Now that you’ve heard all about myself, my family, and my friends, why don’t you head over to The Secret Language and see what is revealed about your own personality?  You may be surprised at what you read!

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.