by Jennifer Wieland
Today’s post is sponsored by Kid’s Academy. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.
Learning has come a long way since I was a kid! With all of the technology available to kids they are constantly able to reinforce every single thing they learn in school daily. Kid’s Academy Apps are a great resource for doing just this. They have some great apps just perfect for preschool and kindergarten aged children.
Bingo ABCs Alphabet Phonics Song with Farm Animal Cards
I remember singing Bingo as a kid countless times. At the time I had no idea I was learning through fun. I’m so glad that my daughter can now enjoy doing the same thing with this app. She loves singing so once the cartoon girl began to sing she immediately followed suit and clapped along to the beat. The one issue that I had with the app is that it only sings the first two verses. After that it asks you to purchase the full app or a single feature. Now my daughter had not learned the Bingo song before this so she didn’t know she was missing some of it so I may need to get her the full version so she can really get into the whole singing and clapping. It’s definitely worth it though if you have a little one that enjoys singing.
ABCs Alphabet Phonics & Montessori Learn to Read
My daughter is in Kindergarten and they work on phonics daily so this game was perfect to supplement that work at home. This allowed her to work on her letters and letter sounds. She also enjoyed the mazes section. While I liked the mazes for improving her hand eye coordination. Her absolute favorite thing about this app though was the rhyming section. She is always asking someone in the house to do rhyming words with her so having an app that helped her work on this by dragging a picture to another picture out of a group that rhymed with it was perfect and easy for her to do. This is definitely an app that she will continue to use the rest of the year in Kindergarten.
Preschool and Kindergarten Learning Kids Games
This app was highly rated by my kindergartner. She enjoyed tracing the numbers and I liked that she had to stay in the lines so that it was uniform. She has a tendency to rush when writing her numbers so this is teaching her to go slow and take her time as she works. She also liked the other section for the alphabet. A capital letter and its lowercase match would com out in a scene and then there would be two items in the scene grayed out. When you tapped on them it would say the word emphasizing the first letter sound, then it would show how it is spelled and it would also animate the object.
by Jennifer Wieland
Thank you to LG for sponsoring today’s post. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.
I wholeheartedly admit to being a nerdy, geeky girl. I’ve always loved my comic books, sci-fi, video games and techie toys. So I am always very excited when I get to check out the newest, hottest things out there. This week past week I was invited to come check out the new LG OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) TV. It was so much fun to be able to take a look at them and learn all about the technology behind them from LG staff and one of the screen designers from Seoul. The models we saw were the55” FHD OLED TV (EC9300 model) which is LG’s 2nd generation OLED TV that just launched in the U.S. and the 65” 4K OLED TV (EC9700 model) will be showcased as well which has not even hit the market yet. After learning all about the technology and seeing it in person all I can say is that the LG OLED TV is the perfect techie toy!
I know you’re wondering what makes the LG OLED TVs different from all of the other TVs on the market, right? LG CURVED OLED TV is a completely unique in design and performance. The OLED technology is a unique light source that eliminates the need for backlight. The Full HD 1080p screen offers a vast contrast ratio for the deepest blacks and more lifelike colors. The TV itself is only as thick as a pencil at its thinnest point. So it is extremely thin compared to your standard LCD TVs. It comes with webOS features that make navigation and use easy so you can enjoy movies and more from a host of premium content providers like Netflix, YouTube and Hulu Plus.
The LG OLED also has a stunning picture that is unlike anything you have ever seen. The OLED TVs from LG have stunning design and spectacular picture quality with “Infinite” Contrast and 4 Color Pixel technology that displays more lifelike images with unbeatable color. What is the 4 Color Pixel technology? It’s LG’s advanced technology that adds an unfiltered, white sub-pixel (WRGB) to the traditional red, green and blue (RGB), for a brighter picture with a wider range of colors and superior color accuracy. It also has the best that HDTV has to offer with the outstanding picture quality of Full HD 1080p Resolution. All of this allows for an unprecedented viewing ability. There will be no bad seat int he house with this TV. You don’t get that poor viewing when looking at it from the side or at an angle.
Some other things I really liked about the OLED TVs was that the remote is almost like a wireless mouse. This makes the webOS and menu navigation a snap. The TVs also have Smart Share and LG Cinema 3D to take moving viewing to another level. Then to make it even better the OLEDs have Wi-Fi® Built-in, 4 HDMI® Connections & 3 USB Connections. This makes having all your toys connected to it a piece of cake.
The LG OLED TV line is a visual feast for the eyes that will make your house the go to house for the big game, movie night or intense video game play.
Now that you know about the LG OLED TVs and have seen the differences what do you think?
by Jennifer Wieland
“I participated in a campaign for Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Zact. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating”
My nine-year-old son who is Autistic functions best if he has constant access to technology devices in school and at home. The last few months he has started to ask for his own cellphone. Now, unlike most kids he doesn’t want one to talk or text. No, he wants one for apps and data. Zact Mobile offers the very things I want in a service for him. The average monthly bill is only $22, the plans are sharable, I can set curfews and I can control what apps he has access to use.