Category Preschool

iPhone apps for preschool children

Some time back I moved all my reviews to a dedicated site, A Touch of Learning. Later I posted app suggestions using chomp. I have two young boys that are precious and a lot of work. A friend once described children as “very”. Very tiring, very hard work, very rewarding. (You can add your own […]

At what age should we teach children to write?

I came across the article “Increased academic rigor in kindergarten questioned” in the “Early Childhood Learning, Child Care, and CCR&R Professionals and Forum” in LinkedIn.  Its US centric, but raised some interesting points.  Fundamentally it says that even 5 and 6 year olds can be taught to write their first sentences, and it does seem […]

New site for iPhone reviews for young children –

Just a quick note – I have moved the iPhone reviews I was doing to a separate blog available from I have moved all the existing reviews over there and started adding new reviews. I am going to keep this personal blog for other misceallenous stuff.

PBS Child Development Tracker

This post contains a summary of the PBS child development tracker web site. It contains per age group from 1 to 8 years old, the typical developmental stage of the child.

iPhone preschooler app review – Wheels on the Bus

The “Wheels on the Bus” interactive book is a high quality book for young children. However, for some reason, Big-T (my 3yo boy) does not enjoy it! Go figure.

iPhone preschooler app review – Animal Farm

A good little iPhone game for young children that has photos of animals, sounds, a learning mode, and a quiz mode.

iPhone preschooler app review – I Hear Ewe

A quality iPhone game for preschool children (toddlers up) to teach them animal sounds.

iPhone preschooler app review – Cow Tipping

A review of Cow Tipping, a very simple app for the iPhone. It may amuse some children, but not mine for long.

iPhone preschooler app review – Crazy Mouth

A review of the iPhone app “Crazy Mouth” for preschool children. Quite fun, but questionable educational value.

iPhone preschooler app review – Shape Builder

Shape Builder is a quality educational jigsaw puzzle like game for preschoolers on your iPhone. I give it 9 out of 10.