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7 Amazing Interactive Storybooks for iPad

The iPad is the perfect medium for children’s books, but it can do more than simply display static words and images. Interactive books on the iPad allow pre-readers to listen to the story at their own pace, and beginning readers can tap on a word and have it spoken to them, helping them learn new…

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Language & Literature: 10 Storytelling Activities

To be a good storyteller, you must have command of language, imagination, and empathy – all things we would love to encourage in our kids, do you agree? Encourage a love of fiction and fantasy with these easy storytelling activities. Ongoing Tale. This is a game you can play in small increments throughout the day,…

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5-Star Educational Toys for Preschoolers: The Movable Alphabet

A staple of preschool Montessori education, the movable alphabet is a set of letter figures that the child can arrange to form words. Traditionally, the movable alphabet looks like this (see picture at left), and is also available in cursive form (called the Montessori D Nealian Movable Alphabet). The good news is you don’t need expensive…

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The Best Wii Games and Controllers for Preschoolers

Even a three year old can learn to use the Wii on their own with the special games and controllers designed just for them (mine did!). Not sure your little one is ready for video games? Consider it is much more engaging than watching TV, promotes hand eye coordination, and many of the games are…