A math app for ninjas

A math app for ninjas

After hours of coaxing without success, I gave up begging my 7 year-old sons to practice math drills on a worksheet and I headed to my iPad. I knew there must be a math app that played like a video game to keep him engaged. And wouldn’t you know it, I found it....
The cat in the app

The cat in the app

For the past few months, my kids have been obsessed with an app that has them yelling, singing and — yes — screaming at a cat who then repeats everything back to them in his own weird voice. Harmless fun but no redeeming educational value. Or so I thought....
Power Up, baby

Power Up, baby

If you play as much Mario Kart in your house as we do in ours (I mean uh, when we’re not listening to NPR) you will probably weep little animated tears of joy at this Power Up onesie I found on etsy. Made by a doting auntie for her future Luigi-loving nephew,...
Homework by dragon

Homework by dragon

For some time now, I have been looking for software to help my sixth grader organize his thoughts while writing school essays. I recently complained to a friend that dictation software didn’t work well with my son’s tween voice. Basically, it was producing...

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