LEGO learning over the summer is something that kids will actually enjoy. Why not give them a jump start for the fall with the creative ideas in this huge post for early math, number recognition, addition, multiplication, sight words, letter recognition, and so much more. The article says it offers 30 learning activities, but I actually counted far more, and everything is more fun when it involves LEGO.
Bottom Line: I had a big, fat helping of nostalgia reviewing this app, not just because of my own childhood, but that of my own kids when they first discovered the joys of reading and puzzles for themselves in the Highlights magazines. Highlights has brought all of the fun of the treasured paper publication that connoisseurs have come to expect and this time, instead of stickers, kids get some great videos to go along with hidden objects and fun nuggets of information heaped out in kid-sized lovable morsels of goodness.
This app can be a handy addition to any special needs classroom at home or in a traditional setting as long as there is adequate guidance and support given to the student. The app isn't flashy, but the creators have a combined 45 years worth of special needs education experience, which can come in handy if this is an area where your student needs help.
Bottom line: OurPact can help parents easily block internet and specific applications from their child's device. Setting schedules for usage can give parents control and peace of mind without having a child bargain for extra time or take advantage of situations, or parents can make changes remotely (and immediately) when a situation warrants. This is a powerful and easy-to-use tool to help parents control device usage.
OurPact is completely free.