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Learning to Code at Home

Top Tips for Learning to Code at Home

  In September 2014, the National Curriculum changed to include coding. All children from five years-old are now taught the subject at school. Pupils aged five to seven will be expected to “understand what algorithms are” and “create and debug simple programs”. By the age of 11, they will need to “design, use and evaluate…
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March 11, 2016 Tags:, ,

Is 2016 the year of STEM, Digital and Virtual Reality Toys?

Is 2016 the Year for STEM, Digital and Virtual Reality Toys?

Is 2016 the Year for STEM, Digital and Virtual Reality Toys?by Lucy Gill  1 I’ve spent much of the last couple of weeks either at BETT or the London Toy Fair and wanted to share my insights into what’s to come in 2016. If you haven’t heard of either of these events that’s not surprising….
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February 17, 2016

Good App Guide's List of Top Children's App Developers for 2015

Good App Guide’s Top Children’s App Developers 2015

When browsing for apps it’s handy to have an idea of which developer to look for – some are particularly good at educational apps, while others have wonderful creative games. Our App Developer’s of the Month have designed apps that are popular with our experts and little testers alike. In 2015 we’ve had some fantastic developers who have really earned the…
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December 28, 2015

Good App Guide's Favourite Language & Reading Apps 2015

Good App Guide’s Favourite Language & Reading Apps 2015

Apps can be great for teaching children reading and languages – they can encourage children to practise tracing letters, spelling, phonics and more. For younger children, familiarising them with letter sounds and shapes is the key foundation to build their reading and language skills from. As they get older children will benefit from reading and learning phonics to…
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December 25, 2015

Good App Guide's Favourite Maths Apps 2015

Good App Guide’s Favourite Maths Apps 2015

Maths isn’t always a popular subject but with fun apps and games even reluctant learners will enjoy practising their skills! For pre-schoolers, it is important to teach them not just numbers and counting but also knowledge of other maths concepts such as pattern recognition. Older children will benefit from practising their times tables and learning different…
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December 25, 2015

Good App Guide's Favourite Apps for 6-8 Year Olds 2015

Good App Guide’s Favourite Children’s Apps for 6-8 Year Olds 2015

At the 6 – 8 age range apps that stand out for us are those that help children learn or develop without being overtly educational. By this age children are at school and become increasingly reluctant to spend time on obviously ‘educational’ apps. However, they love playing games with a goal in mind and solving challenging puzzles…
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December 25, 2015

Good App Guide's Favourite Children's Apps 2015

Good App Guide’s Favourite Children’s Apps 2015

We’ve had so many fabulous children’s apps submitted to us for review this year. Over 40 have reached our ‘Recommended’ status meaning they received at least 12 stars across our 3 ratings for fun, skill development and ease of use (each out of 5). In fact we also had our first 2 apps ever to…
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December 25, 2015 Tags:

Good App Guide's Favourite Apps for Preschoolers 2015

Good App Guide’s Favourite Children’s Apps for Preschoolers 2015

In their early years children are starting to develop the key skills they will need to support them through life. Developing a child’s social and emotional skills is particularly important at this age as well as their understanding of the world. Apps that encourage a child’s imagination and creativity are great for this which is why these…
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December 25, 2015

Happy Studio app - Inventor

How we supported the development of the all new Happy Studio

Who’s the biggest toy distributor in the world? It’s not who you’d guess. Believe it or not, with 20% of their sales including a toy, the answer is McDonald’s! Not only that but did you know they are also the biggest distributor of books in the UK? Their recent programme of giving out Roald Dahl…
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December 17, 2015 Tags:

What’s so great about the New Happy Studio from McDonalds?

Happy Studio from McDonalds launches today in the UK and at Fundamentally Children we couldn’t be more excited! We’ve been involved with the creation of this re-designed app since the concept phase. We are proud to have been involved in providing input to help ensure it is great fun for children whilst supporting their development…
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December 16, 2015