- Location: online only
- Website: amoderneden.com
We recently wrote about ways to hang and display flashcards, but perhaps that's putting the horse before the cart. If you need to buy the horse first, consider A Modern Eden's set of animal flashcards ($16). The illustrations are clean, graphic and a bit angular - just how we like 'em. And the cards are printed using something called Digi-touch technology, "so kids can feel the textures of the patterns on the animals."
Living up to the "modern" in their name, A Modern Eden is right with the times with two apps for kids, Speak, Piggy and "C" is for Cow (.99 each). It's refreshing to see such beautiful illustrations in digital form (in contrast to many apps which look like they were designed in the Frogger era) and they are a prime example of apps' potential as teaching tools for children. "C" is for Cow shows an animal for every letter of the alphabet with a button to hear the letter ("C") and then what the letter symbolizes ("C is for cow"). Similarly, Speak, Piggy has buttons to hear the animal sound as well as the name of the animal (recorded in a child's voice). Each screen also spells the word, a benefit for older children. The Speak, Piggy animals represent animals from the farm, the house, the world and the poles.
We're looking forward to what A Modern Eden has in store in the future.