Tinybop: children’s apps to love and admire

Since Planet Lettra 2.0 launched on Tuesday, I’ve been asking friends and family to share the news about it because parents and educators need and want help to find unique, creative educational apps.  I’d like to do the same in this post by writing about one of the companies whose children’s apps I admire and read more

Getting the Spanish Done

One element of the “feature creep” that has happened in version 2 of Planet Lettra is the addition of Spanish.  Adding Spanish as one of the languages that Lettra “knows” was easy; I needed a very long list of Spanish words and a shorter list of about 1000 words important to reading fluency.  But what about read more

The Tutorial Feature That Ate My Summer

In designing the interface to the first version of Planet Lettra,  one of my main goals was to ensure that young users would not get stuck in any submenus or windows that were not part of the main play experience.  I’ve since learned that even very young users are very comfortable navigating a standard app read more