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Nov 18

Grammar Hammer Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Learn Grammar the right way with Grammar Hammer 7-10 November 2 2014 – Learning Grammar is an essential literacy skill for children and adults alike, but the way it is traditionally taught can turn anybody off. Grammar rules are hammered into children through drill and practice – editing one unrelated sentence after …

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Oct 02

TB Universe Certified by Teachers With Apps

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We are happy to announce that Tick Bait’s Universe has been certified by Teachers With Apps .  The certification program was designed to recognize educational apps that go “above and beyond excellent”.  As the Teachers With Apps review of Tick Bait’s Universe says”..one of the best science apps that we have had the honor of …

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Sep 28

Tick Bait’s Universe Version 1.03 has just been released.

In this new release, version 1.03, we improved the graphics in Tick Bait’s Universe to take advantage of the retina display of the new iPads.  ( We also fixed a few typos).  We take pride in the graphics of Tick Bait’s Universe and wanted to make sure they look as good as they can in …

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Apr 23

Teacher’s Corner – New Scavenger Hunt’s for Accesment of Learning

I have just added two “Scavenger Hunts” to the “Teacher’s Corner” section of this website.  There are for kids to do while they explore Tick Bait’s Universe . The Scavenger Hunts were created to give kids more focus and goals as they explore Tick Bait’s Universe and to give teachers and parents an assessment of …

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Apr 12

Top 5 Geography Books #1: The Handy Geography Answer Book

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#1 – The Handy Geography Answer Book by Paul A. Tucci and Matthew T. Rosenburg.  Since the format of the Geo Bee is mostly just verbal questions, I like to give my kids a lot of questions.  This book offers some 250 pages of relevant questions.  They are organized by continent as well as by …

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Apr 11

Top 5 Geography Books #2: The Geography Bee: Complete Preparation Handbook

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#2 – The Geography Bee Complete Preparation Handbook by Mathew T. and Jennifer Rosenberg.  In my mind, this book is made up of basically 5 different sections (This is roughly how the chapters are organized): About the Geo Bee – Advice to kids on how to prepare for the Geo Bee. Location, Location, Location – …

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Apr 07

Top 5 Geography Books #3: Everywhere is Somewhere Series

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#3 – Everywhere is Somewhere series written by Jack McClintock & David Helgren, Ph.D.  These series include Everywhere is Somewhere in the U.S.A and Everywhere is Somewhere: The Geography Quiz Book.  Each of these books is very comprehensive with thousands of sample questions.  Its chapters cover a wide variety of geographic topics that include how …

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Apr 05

Top 5 Geography Books #4: National Geographic Student Atlas

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#4 – National Geographic Student Atlas of the World.   You can’t study geography without an atlas.  And for kids, the atlas should be age appropriate. The National Geographic Student Atlas has excellent maps to help kids learn geography basics like the locations of countries and cities.  Beyond these basics, this atlas does a great job …

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Mar 25

New List – Top 5 Geography Books

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Geography is big in our house. My kids have a very good record in their school Geo Bee competitions.  My oldest son won his middle school Geo Bee in both 7th and 8th grade.  Both years he competed in our state’s Geo Bee competition.  My youngest son won his school’s Geo Bee as a 6th …

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Mar 20

Wonderful Review of Tick Bait’s Universe from the TheiPhoneMom

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TheiPhoneMom has given Tick Bait’s Universe an excellent review. The iPhoneMom Review Two Excerpts: – “Tick Bait’s Universe is a very clever, very engaging app that will give your children an entirely new look at the world around them.” – “The size of the universe can feel like a strange concept but Tick Bait’s universe …

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