educational

Google launches ‘Read Along,’ a free app that helps young children practice reading

Google today is launching a new app, Read Along, that aims to help elementary school students practice their reading skills and stay educationally engaged amid school closures due to coronavirus. The

Parenting Hero helps parents figure out how to talk to their kids

Parenting Hero is an app created on the premise no matter how many parenting books you read, a lot of that knowledge vacates your brain when faced with an indignant child on the verge of a meltdown. T

Sesame Workshop is looking for startups that help kids

Sesame Workshop, the organization that brought to life the beloved “Sesame Street” and countless other programs, has announced a new venture arm to invest in apps that help children develop. Worki

Apple iTunes U Update Lets Teachers Create Class Content On The iPad

Apple is continuing to build out its educational tools with a view to expanding the utility of iPads in the classroom. Today it's announced updates to its iTunes U educational app that aim to make it

Buildies Cardboard Blocks Are, You Know, For Kids

Urbana-based creator Brian Lilly has designed and built something every kid will enjoy: massive, stackable blocks called <a target="_blank" href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/brian-lilly/build

Educational App Store For Parents, KinderTown, Acquired By Demme Learning

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.kindertown.com/">KinderTown</a>, a startup whose <a target="_blank" href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/kindertown/id463524703?ls=1&amp;mt=8">app store for pa

Fingerprint’s Educational Apps For Kids Are Hot: 2M+ Minutes Played This Month

San Francisco-based <a href="http://www.fingerprintplay.com">Fingerprint Digital</a>, a startup building educational apps for kids, is blowing up. The company released its first apps into iTunes on De