App of the Week
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Heading to a music festival this summer? Or have a child/niece/nephew/friend or grandchild who is? Get or recommend an application that tells you all the details of which band is playing on what stage when.
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Forbes Magazine gives us a financial insider’s view of the best applications to teach kids about money.
Kids and parents alike love Toca Nature, an “open-ended app that allows for pure creative exploration. Kids can build natural elements–trees, lakes, and mountains–and observe what happens as animals move in and food sources abound. Interaction is slow and calm” and accompanied by a lovely soundtrack.
Finally! Minecraft has launched a girl character named Alex, letting real girls create worlds using a character they can identify with.
Coding helps train kids how to solve problems and how to express themselves. Educators call for making computer science a cornerstone of the curriculum, even for grade-school kids.