Gaming is fun and has its place, but our family loves to use table apps to encourage making and creating, too. Join us for Episode 6 of Kidliterate, where we recommend tablet apps that encourage creativity rather than passive play.
Links we discussed:
- Photo editing apps:
- Coloring apps:
- Stop-Motion Animation:
- Coding apps:
- Let’s Create! Pottery (App Store / Google Play)
- Toca Boca apps
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What we’re reading:
- Sarah isn’t reading much right now, but recently binge-listened to the true crime podcast Your Own Backyard
- Allegra has discovered a new genre she likes: “realistic fiction set in high school”. She loved Kate in Waiting by Becky Albertalli, and has already read two more by the same author: The Upside to Unrequited and Yes No Maybe So
- Sarah is reading Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clear
- Allegra is reading Out Of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper
What you’re reading:
- Cora, age 7, is reading Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls, Volume 2
- Lucy, age 5, is reading a Nancy Clancy Super Sleuth book
- Alice, age 4, loves Amanda Pig stories right now
- They are all into chapter book series like Rainbow Magic Fairies, Never Girls, Magic Tree House, and Whatever After
- Mom Erin just started The Searcher by Tana French
- Amber is reading Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes (host of Pop Culture Happy Hour)
- Amber recommends the picture book Can U Save The Day by Shannon Stocker for preschool-1st grade
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