From Doodles, to Drawing, to Writing!

Foster your young author and illustrator with the activities in this week’s Power Pack.

 

In this week’s Power Pack you’ll find activities and apps that support your inventive author and illustrator.

Drawing PowerPack

At this beginning level of storytelling, children can begin to combine their drawing and writing skills to show meaning. Apps included in this Power Pack are:

Sago Mini Doodlecast for Kids

Read KinderTown's review of Sago Mini Doodlecast

Drawing Together!

Read KinderTown's review of Drawing Together!

Handwriting without Tears

Read KinderTown's review of Handwriting without Tears

To find the Power Pack, download KinderTown onto your iOS device.

 

Then:
-Select the Power Pack icon from the menu at the bottom

-At the top left, select the level PreK

-Choose “Experiencing Language” from the list of skills.

-Login and View the Power Pack

 

We think this is a great opportunity for the world to see the power of the iPad for early childhood learning. Access the Power Pack through the KinderTown app (remember, you must be signed in),  and select the Power Packs icon from the bottom menu to check them out!



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Enrich Your Child’s Language Experience with Power Pack Ideas!

Check out our latest Power Pack, Experiencing Language PreK, for ages 4-5.

 

This Power Pack will help your preschooler prepare to read well by encouraging critical thinking and reflective questioning.

This Power Pack will help your preschooler prepare to read well by encouraging critical thinking and reflective questioning. These are the building blocks for reading comprehension.

 

Apps in the Power Pack include:

 

The Land of Me – Story Time

Read KinderTown's review of The Land of Me

 

Stella and Sam Story Pack

Read KinderTown's review of Stella and Sam

 

Pixel and Parker

Read KinderTown's review of Pixel and Parker

To find the Power Pack, download KinderTown onto your iOS device. Then:

-Select the Power Pack icon from the menu at the bottom

-At the top left, select the level PreK

-Choose “Experiencing Language” from the list of skills.

-Login and View the Power Pack

 

We think this is a great opportunity for the world to see the power of the iPad for early childhood learning. Access the Power Pack through the KinderTown app (remember, you must be signed in),  and select the Power Packs icon from the bottom menu to check them out!











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Vocabulary Power Pack for 2nd Grade Ages 7-8

Do you have a second grader at home? If so, then your child’s homework probably consists of some combination of sight words and phonics to bolster and train their minds in one of the most grueling efforts they’ll ever experience in academics: learning to read.

 

Use the techniques in this Vocabulary Power Pack to support your more independent learner.

Use the techniques in the Vocabulary Power Pack to support your learner at this level. They won’t stay in the trenches for long! Believe it or not, they are on the path to using their growing reading skills to learn about more sophisticated topics.

 

Access the Power Pack through the KinderTown app (remember, you must be signed in!) to read the full review. Below are some of the apps included in the Power Pack:

 

The Opposites

Read KinderTown's review of The Opposites

Bluster! Deluxe

Read KinderTown's review of Bluster! Deluxe

Word Games for Kids Futuba

Read KinderTown's review of Word Games for Kids



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Power Pack: Letters and Sounds Ages 5-6

Do you have a kindergartner, or budding learner, who is investigating letters and sounds? This Power Pack is for you!

 

Do you have a kindergarten or budding learner who investigating letters and sounds? This Power Pack is for you!

Check out the apps we recommend for learning letters and sounds, and a few offline activities you can explore with your child, like Letter Jump, and Letter Stories. Access the Power Pack through the KinderTown app (remember, you must be signed in)! 

 

This Power Pack features the apps:

 

abc PocketPhonics

Read KinderTown's review of abc PocketPhonics

My A-Z

Read KinderTown's review of My A-Z

Starfall ABC’s

Read KinderTown's review of Starfall ABC's

 



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Power Pack: Storytelling

This week’s Power Pack focuses on Storytelling for children ages 5-6.

 

In this Power Pack, you’ll find activities and app recommendations that support your child by translating all their creative stories into print.

Children of this age frequently tell stories aloud that you probably wish were in print. Their creations are often humorous and fantastic. In this Power Pack, you’ll find activities and app recommendations that support your child by translating all their creative stories into print. As you spend the next weeks and months focused in this area, your child will develop stronger oral storytelling abilities with more experiences seeing how stories can be communicated with text and images.

 

Apps featured in this Power Pack include:

 

Pirate Scribblebeard’s Treasure

Read KinderTown's review of Pirate Scribblebeard's Treasure

Story Wheel

Read KinderTown's review of Story Wheel

 

Toontastic 

Read KinderTown's review of Toontastic

 

Access the Power Pack through the KinderTown app (remember, you must be signed in)!

 


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Vocabulary 3K Power Pack

At KinderTown, we’re excited to share with you our next updated Power Pack, Vocabulary 3K.

 

In this Power Pack you will find activities and app recommendations that support your child’s rapidly increasing vocabulary.

In this Power Pack, you will find activities and app recommendations that support your child’s rapidly increasing vocabulary. As you spend the next weeks and months focused in this area, your child will develop a greater familiarity with rich language through songs, stories, asking questions, and talking. We weave the activities into the natural time you would spend with your child at home.

 

Apps recommended in this Power Pack include: Boats by Byron Barton, Wheels on the Bus, and Don’t Let the Pigeon Run this App.

 

Access the Power Pack through the KinderTown app (remember, you must be signed in)! Then:

-Select the Power Pack icon from the menu at the bottom

-At the top, select the level 3K

-Choose Vocabulary from the list of skills.

-Sign in and View/Print the Power Pack


 


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Books for Kids Power Pack Ages 3-4

Check out our next Power Pack within the KinderTown app, called Books for Kids Ages 3-4.

 

Learn about how to incorporate select apps into your child’s play time, and learn new offline activities to expand their knowledge of books.

Apps recommended within the Books for Kids Power Pack include: But Not the Hippopotamus, The Monster at the End of the Book…starring Grover!, and Goodnight Safari.

 

Learn about how to incorporate these apps into your child’s play time, and learn new offline activities to expand their knowledge of books. Access the Power Pack through the KinderTown app (remember, you must be signed in)!

Then:

-Select the Power Pack icon from the menu at the bottom

-At the top, select the level 3K

-Choose Books for Kids from the list of skills.

-Sign In and view the Power Pack.


 


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Power Pack Sound Play 3K

KinderTown has re-launched Power Packs! This week’s Power Pack is focused on Sound Play for children ages 3-4.

 

Download the free KinderTown app to access the Power Packs.

In this Power Pack you will find activities and apps that support the development of phonological awareness. As you spend the next weeks and months focused in this area, you child will develop a sense of the patterns in language. This Power Pack features activities, apps, and resources for providing a rich language environment in your home filled with rhyme and alliteration.

 

These apps are featured in the Sound Play Power Pack for 3K. Access the Power Pack through the KinderTown app (remember, you must be signed in)!

 

Joy of Reading

Download educational app Joy of Reading.

 

Mother Goose Interactive Nursery Rhymes

Download educational app Mother Goose Interactive Nursery Rhymes.

Little Miss Muffet

Download educational app Little Miss Muffet.

Dora’s ABC’s Vol 2: Rhyming Words

Download educational app Dora's ABC's Vol 2: Rhyming Words.


 

 


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What is a Power Pack?

KinderTown is launching a brand new product called Power Packs.

We’ve got some exciting news to share, and you’re part of it! KinderTown is re-launching a product called Power Packs.

 

Each pack is aligned to the KinderTown Learning Map and is designed to support parents in connecting the learning that happens on the iPad with educational experiences for the home. In addition, in each pack we also recommend websites and resources where parents can find more information. Our mission at KinderTown has always been to help parents be their child’s best teacher by providing them with tools to succeed. Power Packs are one more step in that direction.

 

What is a Power Pack?

 

A mix of offline and online activities organized by an early learning skill. For example, our first Power Pack is called Language Arts: Sound Play for ages 3 – K. This Power Pack explores the importance of phonemic awareness for children beginning at age 3 and includes apps and activities at home you can do with your child to learn this skill. To find the Power Pack, download KinderTown onto your iOS device. Then:

-Select the Power Pack icon from the menu at the bottom

-At the top, select the level 3K

-Choose Sound Play from the list of skills.

-Login and View the Power Pack

 

We think this is a great opportunity for the world to see the power of the iPad for early childhood learning. Access the Power Pack through the KinderTown app (remember, you must be signed in),  and select the Power Packs icon from the bottom menu to check them out! 

 

Download the free KinderTown app to access the Power Packs.



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