Education is probably one of the fastest growing categories on the App Store and rightly so as the iPad and iPhone are great learning tools for kids. Two kids apps we’re going to take a look at today are Sarah Little Fairy Grandma ($2.99 iPad only), which helps kids learn about Alzheimer’s disease and KarPooler (free), not an education app, but it does help coordinate carpools and that’s fine by me.
Developed by a real-life mom and dad, KarPooler is the fastest, quickest and most effective way to communicate with all the adults and children in your carpool(s), without wasting time searching or scrolling around your contact list.
The app lets you organize the names and phone numbers of children and their linked adults for as many carpools as you have. You can also send an instant SOS to all the adults in your carpool and find a replacement right away. You can then send an instant text to all the children telling them someone else is picking them up and all the adults get a copy of the text, too. It’s a really great app and if you do the carpool thing, you’ll love it.
Sarah Little Fairy Grandma ($2.99 iPad only)
It’s difficult enough trying to adapt to a loved one who has Alzheimer’s disease, but then trying to teach your little ones why it’s happening makes it even more painful. So this book helps a lot… the story goes:
Sarah and her family are getting the room ready for Grandma Mary, who is coming to live with them. She’s not very well, and everybody wants to help make her feel better. Her illness makes her forget certain things.
One day hundreds of shining stars appear in Sarah’s bedroom. Where did they come from? The fairy Mina uses them to show Sarah how to understand her Grandma’s illness, Alzheimer’s. And Sarah can use what she learns to find her Grandma and give the story a happy ending. Fun and learning for the family!
Both apps are extremely helpful and worth the download.