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Cool Apps & Podcasts

  • *New this week* Bilingual Kids Rock (Podcast) 
  • *New this week* Multiculturalism Happens Here (Podcast) is centered around understanding how multiculturalism happens and why it is still an important idea today. 
  • *New this week* Planet Money: the Restaurant from the Future (Podcast): with over 5.5 million workers unemployed or furloughed, no other industry has been hit harder than restaurants. Yet one guy is thinking about expanding his Chinese restaurant in NYC. 
  • *New this week* Learn to Relax and Sleep Better with these 13 Meditation Apps: meditation can help with anxiety and sleep during stressful times. Some of these apps are offering free services during the COVID-19 pandemic. 
  • *New this week*  Work Life with Adam Grant (Podcast): a New York Times best selling author, organizational psychologist Adam Grant takes you inside some truly unusual places, where they've figured out how to make work not suck. 
  • *New this week* Levar Burton Reads (Podcast): host Levar Burton (Roots, Reading Rainbow, Star Trek) invites you to take a break from your daily life, and dive into a great story.   
  • Sherwin Williams Color Snap and Benjamin Moore Color Portfolio: Trying to decide what colour would be best for your room? Try either the Sherwin Williams Color Snap app or the Benjamin Moore Color Portfolio app to virtually try out any paint colour on your phone. Many local paint stores are still open for call-in orders with curbside pick-up. Once you've narrowed down your selection from the app, the store can leave paint chips for you to pick-up curbside so you can double check your colours before ordering. Android & Apple iOS 
  • 7 Podcasts that both Kids & Adults will Enjoy: perfect way to entertain your kids without screen time. 
  • Skype a Scientist (Podcast):  Bringing scientists to kids out of school, asking questions from the public.
  • Trickster Cards:  Play the card games you love with friends and family or get matched with other live players at your level. Trickster Cards offers customizable rules so you can play cards your way!
  • Maplestory M:  a multiplayer mobile game app with explorers that you know and love: Dark Knight, Bow Master, Night Lord, Bishop, and Corsair!  
  • Candy Crush Saga: switch and match your way through hundreds of levels in this divine puzzle adventure. Join Tiffi and Mr. Toffee on their epic journey in an online game full of delicious treats! Ain't it the sweetest game ever? 
  • 10 Best Video Game Design Podcast 
  • Forest: an app helping you stay away from your smartphone and stay focused on your work.
  • 15 of the Best FREE Workshop Apps to use on your device
  • The best 20 Apps for your kids who are stir crazy: A list of FREE and paid apps courtesy of The Guardian. 
  • Food for Fitness FREE Podcast 
  • Podcast: We Regret to Inform You - The fascinating stories of successful people who triumphed over debilitating career rejection and the insights those rejections provide.
  • Guardians of History:  an immersive audio adventure game for kids by Britannica that takes you on top-secret missions into the past - to save time from unravelling. Free if you own an Amazon Alexa or Google device. A screen-free option to entertain your whole family. 
  • No Equipment Home Workout (for Android):  Guided workouts FREE until July 1, 2020. 
  • SuperCook:  Just add your ingredients and Supercook instantly finds matching recipes from the most popular cooking websites! Or, if you already have a dish in mind - just type it in! 
  • The Nature Conservancy of Canada Podcast Series: Fascinating stories about nature, why we need it in our lives, and the passionate Canadians helping to protect it. 
  • Houseparty: A free app that is a virtual version of a massive get-together. If your friends are "in the house," you can chat them up one on one or you can gather a group in a room to talk or play games. You have to power to lock your room's door or leave it open for new people to walk in and join you. 
  • Perfect for all ages! Song-Maker: make songs with just your fingertips-an experiment in Chrome Music Lab. 
  • A Soft Murmur:  an app that provides customizable white noise 
  • Letter School: As highlighted by Canadiannanny.ca, Suitable for pre school aged children, this award-winning app allows kids to practice writing letters right on the screen. It gives kids a fun and interactive way to learn letters before they go to school. Click here to learn more
  • Winky Think Logic Puzzles: Courtesy of Canadiannanny.ca, What kid doesn't love puzzles, right? Geared toward kids from 6-8, this app offers more than 180 logic puzzles from simple matching games to more complex games. Learn more about the app here
  •  70 Best Apps for Families 
  • 17 Best Apps according to Parents & Kids
  • 10 Best Family Game Apps to play with your whole family

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