Kids learn about South Asian culture while reading Grandma's Great Gourd

Kids learn about South Asian culture while reading Grandma's Great Gourd

Folktales can teach us a lot about cultures and traditions from around the world. What's more, they often contain positive moral messages that we can take away from.

If you're looking for folktales to read to your kids, one that I recently discovered and enjoyed is Grandma's Great Gourd. Originally a Bengali folktale, it's been made into an interactive book-app with words by best-selling author Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni and illustrations by Susy Pilgrim Waters.

The Brave Grandma and the Great Gourd

The story goes like this: an old woman, whom everyone calls Grandma, lives with her two loyal dogs in a little village in India. One day, Grandma sets out alone to visit her daughter who lived in the village on the other side of the jungle. She encounters a fox, a bear, and a tiger that all want to eat her, but she persuades them to let her go with the promise that she will be plumper, juicier, and fatter on her way home.

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Pettson's amazing contraptions return in Pettson's Inventions 3

Are you fascinated by curious contraptions and inventive machines? Step right into Pettson's Inventions 3, a game from developer Filimundus and the latest in their line of contraption games.

Help Pettson Finish 36 Inventions

For those who are not familiar with setup, Pettson's Invention is a series of contraption games starring an old farmer called Pettson and his cat, Findus. Pettson enjoys inventing Rube Goldberg-like devices, but he can never seem to finish them. This is where the player comes in: following Pettson's instructions, they help him complete the unfinished inventions.

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Educational Apps

Tiny Pirates: An interactive playset that lets kids run their own pirate ship. Along the way, they learn what roles and jobs are required to maintain a crew. Great for ages 3 and up.

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Domi Domi Listen and Guess helps toddlers develop listening skills and learn sight words

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One of the ways to develop listening skills in children is by introducing them to all kinds of sounds. Domi Domi Listen and Guess is an app made for this purpose: it's a game that helps kids recognize animals and objects by the sounds they make. Using the app, kids also learn to associate pictures with their sounds and discover simple words to expand their vocabulary.

Guess the Sound

There are two modes of play in the app: Listen and Guess. In Listen, kids tap on pictures of animals or objects to listen to the sound they make. In Guess, they try to guess which animal or object makes the sound they hear. At the end of each try, a narrator calls out the name of the animal or object. There is no time limit or scoring system; the app is purely for learning and exploring.

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EduGuru Maths wants to help preschoolers learn math with fun games

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Math can be a fearsome subject among parents and kids, but I've learned that a good app can really help take the frustration away. EduGuru Maths is one of these good apps. It's an app aimed to help ages 3-5 develop key math skills with well-designed games and fun animations.

Discover 8 Entertaining Games

In EduGuru Maths, kids practice key curriculum topics with eightthemed games. Each game has multiple levels that increase in difficulty, plus rewards to keep kids motivated. Upon opening the app, kids can choose any game they like from the selection screen.

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