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Tech Tuesday: Chuggington app makes learning traffic safety fun for kids

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Producers of the Chuggington TV series and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) have come together to create a fun learning app about childhood traffic safety.

#TechTuesday: Mobile app offers e-scrapbooking while tracking milestones

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Parents love to celebrate and share their children’s many “firsts” as they age – first word, first step, first story time, first catch and for some people even the first vaccination. Many also wonder if their child’s development is on track. The new Shot@Life mobile app offers a fun way for parents to both evaluate and digitally scrapbook these “aww” moments from birth to 5 years old.

#TechTuesday: Free App Helps Kids Create Electronic Flashcards

Free App Helps Kids Create Electronic Flashcards

Now that a new school year is upon us, it’s time to get back into the daily routine of homework and study time.

While many apps and websites can be used to aid in learning new information or helping kids study, child psychologist Geoffrey Putt says the most effective tool is the one your child will use.

#TechTuesday: iPad is helping a boy with autism find his voice

The iPad has become an important communications tool for Aidan McKoski, who has autism.

For many children, an iPad is a sleek and conveniently portable device to listen to music, watch movies or connect with friends via social media. But for 6-year-old Aidan McKoski, the iPad is becoming an essential communications tool.

#TechTuesday: Seizuretracker allows parents of kids with epilepsy to journal episodes

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Have you ever noticed that your car never seems to make that knocking sound when you take it to the mechanic for a tune up?

Parents of children with epilepsy sometimes experience a similar problem explaining their children’s seizures to their epileptologist.

Dr. Deborah Holder, director of epilepsy and clinical neurophysiology at Akron Children’s Hospital, knows the problem all too well. Parents report the child is seizing, sometimes as many as 200 seizures a day.

#TechTuesday: iPad has built-in features that help kids with disabilities

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Did you know the iPad has built-in accessibility features that support vision, hearing and physical and motor skills?