Archive | August, 2013

Phonics Play for Early Readers

22 Aug

Parents are often challenged to find creative ways to get their kids excited and interested in reading at a young age. We know how important reading skills are for children’s academic success and futures. Ultimately, we want to engage our kids and get them to read. It seems to me that one of the key ingredients is the fun factor. That is, if we can make reading fun, kids will want to do it. The question is how?

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With the arrival of electronic devices such as the iPad and other tablets, kids seem to be spending more and more time in front of screens (not to mention the television, computer, etc.). But with the digital and interactive technology offered by the iPad, we now have a unique opportunity to encourage our kids to practice and develop their reading skills. Sky Fish Phonics and Hideout: Early Reading are two Apps that may offer an answer.

In this post, I will introduce you to two Apps. Sky Fish Phonics is an educational and fun game for young children that teaches basic reading skills Continue Reading

101 Biryani Recipes

13 Aug

Do you like spicy food? In particular, do you like Indian style food?

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Some time ago I wrote an article about Recipe Apps for iPad. Those Apps covered mainly American traditional dishes and desserts.

On this post I am going to introduce you to Biryani recipes.

Biryani is a rice-based (usually basmati) made dish with spices and chicken, fish, eggs, beef or vegetables. In general, the rice is cooked separately from the sauce, meat or vegetables and they are combined Continue Reading

iPad Memory

07 Aug

The other day I was downloading a few iTunes U episodes when I got an unexpected message…
It went something like this:
“Can’t download information. Your iPad is running out of storage space”
Immediately I realized that it was referring to my iPad memory.

Tablet Circuit Board

Still, this caught me by surprise Continue Reading

How to use the SkyView App

01 Aug

Star gazing has always been source of people’s admiration and curiosity. I remember spending several hours as a kid looking at the stars, especially during summer camp, trying to discover patterns, animals, or shapes as well as their meaning.

skyview app free explore the universe

You don’t need to be a child to gaze up at the stars at night and contemplate the vastness of the sky and universe. For those of you who appreciate the peace and beauty of the stars or those who would like to know more about the stars, there is an iPad App Continue Reading