Press

  • November, 2013
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    Todo Telling Time : Educator Review
    Todo Telling Time : Educator Review
    "Pros: Highly effective intro to everything kids need to know about time."
  • October, 2013
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    Tic Toc…What Time Is It?
    Tic Toc…What Time Is It?
    “This app does an outstanding job of breaking down individual skills that are necessary for telling time.”
  • October, 2013
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    Todo Telling Time by LocoMotive Labs
    Todo Telling Time by LocoMotive Labs
    “This came out just at the right time. My preschool daughter is currently working on learning to tell time on an analog clock. This app is more than just about time. My favorite thing about this app is how it incorporates activities that revolve around a schedule/clock into the app.”
  • October, 2013
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    Todo Telling Time Review
    Todo Telling Time Review
    “Bottom line: Great practice for kids learning to tell time and working on their days of the week and months.
    The mini games are a fun way to reinforce learning.”
  • October, 2013
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    Todo Telling Time Review
    Todo Telling Time Review
    “This is a fantastically made and comprehensive app for teaching children to tell time. When you open up the app, time and date are immediately incorporated with an interactive analog clock that your child can manipulate to change the scene from day to night and vice versa, which also changes the digital clock, as well as the date.”
  • October, 2013
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    Zynga.org and NewSchools’ Co.Lab Shows Off First Educational Tech
    Zynga.org and NewSchools’ Co.Lab Shows Off First Educational Tech
    “At Zynga’s headquarters in San Francisco last night, the NewSchools Venture Fund and the games company’s charity spinoff, Zynga.org, showed off the early fruits of the two nonprofits’ partnership, Co.Lab.”
  • October, 2013
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    Zynga AND NewSchools Kick Off Ed-Tech Co.Lab Accelerator
    Zynga AND NewSchools Kick Off Ed-Tech Co.Lab Accelerator
    “We really believe games can be a force for good–not just for good fun, not just for good entertainment, but to help people grow their minds more than they could watching TV,” Zynga cofounder Mark Pincus said.”
  • October, 2013
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    9 Apps and Sites That Make Reading Fun
    9 Apps and Sites That Make Reading Fun
    “Todo K-2 Math Practice is a must have for my classroom and my students. Now that you see how this app will help individuals with special needs, I encourage you to jump over to Smart Apps for Kids to read the full review (if you haven’t already), and begin using this great app with your child.”
  • October, 2013
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    9 Apps and Sites That Make Reading Fun
    9 Apps and Sites That Make Reading Fun
    “Kid in Story Book Maker includes several template stories where teachers, therapists, parents, or older kids can add their image right into the story. With the impressive green-screen technology, it’s easy to extract a person’s image from a photo and eliminate the background, so just the picture of a person can be dropped into the scenes in the book.”
  • October, 2013
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    Q&A w/ LocoMotive Labs Co-founder Sooinn Lee
    Q&A w/ LocoMotive Labs Co-founder Sooinn Lee
    “[Co-founder and husband] Gunho and I have been designing learning apps for young children since 2009—we began from the bedside of our newborn son. We decided to take the plunge and build a sustainable company of our own in 2012 with the focus on supporting families with children with special needs.”
  • September, 2013
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    Good Free App of the Day: Todo K-2 Math Practice!
    Good Free App of the Day: Todo K-2 Math Practice!
    “A fabulous FREE math app for your special needs or young elementary-aged child. At first glance, this app might seem like a fun way to reinforce math facts, but it also strengthens children’s number sense as they work and play through the seven activities.”
  • September, 2013
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    Kid in Story Book Maker Review
    Kid in Story Book Maker Review
    “Todo K-2 Math is a free iPad app for young mathematics students. The app offers timed mathematics practice problems for K-2 students. When a student opens the app they select a grade level and an allotment of practice time. The practice time allotment choices are six, eight, and ten minutes. Each allotment of time is broken into smaller chunks for students.”
  • September, 2013
    4
    Kid in Story Book Maker Review
    Kid in Story Book Maker Review
    “Well, with Kid in Story Book Maker, by Locomotive Labs, you can place yourself (or student/child) right into a story. Take a picture for the background and save to your photo file and then insert an additional picture of yourself or a child/student.“
  • August, 2013
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    Friday Findings
    Friday Findings
    “The Todo K-2 Math Practice app is a fun educational app for children. With Todo K-2 Math Practice, children who are in kindergarten through 2nd grade can brush up on their math skills.”
  • August, 2013
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    The Best Free K-12 iPad Apps You Might Never Have Heard Of
    The Best Free K-12 iPad Apps You Might Never Have Heard Of
    “ToDo Math may be a great option for early years teachers looking to help their student practice some basic math facts. Skills include counting, writing numerals, addition and subtraction, but it has some nice additional touches.”
  • August, 2013
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    Kid in Story Book Maker Educator Review
    Kid in Story Book Maker Educator Review
    “Bottom Line:
    Kid in Story Book Maker is a must-have story creation tool for teachers in special-needs settings.”
  • August, 2013
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    Kid in Story Book Maker Educator Review
    Kid in Story Book Maker Educator Review
    “Todo K-2 Math Practice is a very impressive app and a must download if you have kids in that age group. Todo Math K-2 was designed for students who stuggle in early math, however, which means that non-struggling second graders will probably find it too easy. Great work for K-1 however.”
  • August, 2013
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    Todo K-2 Math Practice Review
    Todo K-2 Math Practice Review
    “Verbal and visual support, as well as fine-motor options for dragging and dropping or writing in answers, meet the needs for different learning abilities. With Todo K-2 Math Practice, kids get solid math practice with no distractions or barriers to learning.”
  • August, 2013
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    Kid in Story Book Maker is a Personalized Story Creator for Children and their Parents
    Kid in Story Book Maker is a Personalized Story Creator for Children and their Parents,
    Educators or SLPs
    “The central purpose of Kid in Story Book Maker is the ability to create a personalized story. The developers have created tutorial videos to walk you through the steps, and the process is relatively easy.”
  • July, 2013
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    TECH NOW: smart apps for today’s connected kids
    TECH NOW: smart apps for today’s connected kids
    “For kids with learning differences, this new app from Locomotive Labs is an ideal way to supplement core concepts like telling time. It features seven multilevel games, aligned with the Common Core State Standards for Pre-K through second grade, and allows kids to learn independently and progress at their own pace. The word “”Todo”" translates to “”all”" in Spanish (I pronounced it “”to do”" in the video segment, lo siento), and stands for the fact that this app helps include all children, no matter what their learning style or speed. It works wonders for understanding basic counting and calculations, telling time, measuring and dealing with money.”
  • July, 2013
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    Preparing to Move House
    Preparing to Move House
    “I plan on taking the boys to see our new home and then reading the social story with them often. I prepared it using Kid in Story Book Maker, an app by LocoMotive Labs and I thought that, in addition to sharing the social story with you, I’d also share my thoughts on the app.”
  • July, 2013
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    6 Startups Pioneering Interactive Education for Kids
    6 Startups Pioneering Interactive Education for Kids
    “The math and calculation practice apps can help students who have trouble with memorization by reiterating the concepts with number tracing and handwriting recognition.”
  • June, 2013
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    Gravity Bread: Kid in Story Book Maker Review
    “It can be very frustrating for some children who want to convey a story but don’t know how to due to difficulties with their narrative, sequencing and language skills. Start with this app (Kid in Story Book Maker) and create simple and fun stories that are motivating and easy to follow along.”
  • June, 2013
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    Squidalicious: Making Leo Digital Versions of His Favorite Book on the iPad of Course
    “Making the books was easy-peasy, because with Kid in Story you can take and insert photos from within each photo page (though you could also use stored iPad Photos, if you like). Even a thirty-page book only took about 20 minutes to make.”
  • May, 2013
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    Getting Smart: The App Inspired by a Mom in Need
    “There are numerous apps out there that do this, but I hadn’t seen one I liked until I came across Kid in Story. This app is unique in many ways, most importantly because it uses photos of the child you are helping. This makes the app much more effective than others in the field, especially for neurodiverse children (those with ADHD, Autism, SPD).”
  • May, 2013
    10
    Bay Sunday (San Francisco KPIX Channel 5 CBS)
    Interview with Sooinn Lee, LocoMotive Labs Co-Founder and Creative Lead
  • May, 2013
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    Friendship Circle of Michigan: Special Needs App Review 4.8 stars out of 5
  • May, 2013
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    Kindertown Show and Tell: Kid in Story Book Maker
    “Every so often we come across a story creation app that we just have to share. Kid in Story, from LocoMotive Labs, is one of our current favorites.”
  • May, 2013
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    EdSurge: Zynga and NewSchools Venture Fund Team Up for Learning Games Accelerator
  • April, 2013
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    Tech and Learning: Great New Social Story App
    “The developers of the great toy box app Injini have returned under a new start-up name, Locomotive Labs, which developed Kid in Story ($6.99). Kid in Story has a beautiful interface that looks like a bookshelf. But instead of buying more books, you create books that are related to the needs of your student.” “This app helps students with not only their social skills, but also their literacy skills. All in all, Kid in Story is creative, allows student participation and is a beautiful and thoughtful app at a great price.”
  • April, 2013
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    Scobelizer: Special Needs Parents – You’ll Love LocoMotive Labs
    This interview includes a sneak peek at two of our upcoming elementary math apps.
  • April, 2013
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    App-oplexy: Kid in Story Book Maker Review
    “For those of you who have wondered where the Project Injini team went they have now reunited under a new start-up called LocoMotive Labs. I was thrilled to hear this as I am a huge fan of their previous apps Write My Name and Injini.”
    Technology in Spl Education: Deanne’s Top Autism Apps To Save Up For
    “This app is a fun-with-benefits one. Great for typically developing kids (“green screen your child into any picture!”) it also has additional benefits for autistic children because you can use it to create cool-looking social stories and photo albums which will help prepare them for upcoming events as well as recall and share those events with others.”
    Technology in Spl Education: Apps for Common Courtesy
    “This is the newest kid on the block for social stories. Put your child in the story with this unique technology, record narration and share with others through the Kid in Story reader, which is free.”
  • April, 2013
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    The iMum: Kid in Story Book Maker Review – 4.5 Stars
    “A great app for creating social stories, lots of fun and with some imagination the possibilities are endless!”
  • April, 2013
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    Squidalicious: What You Need To Know About Apps For Autistic Kids
    “We’ve used Kid in Story to help my twelve-year-old autistic son Leo get ready for trips and transitions, and to create memory books of favorite activities like trips to Disneyland. His eight-year-old little sister Mali tends to use Kid in Story to put herself in imaginary Minecraft or Lord of the Rings adventures.”
    Parenting.com: 14 Expert-Recommended iPad Autism Apps
    Kid in Story Book Maker named one of the Best Apps for Autism by Parenting.com
    “Shannon Des Roches Rosa, Senior Editor, Thinking Person’s Guide to Autism, has found this storymaking app to be especially useful to her 12-year-old autistic son in helping him prepare for trips and transitions.”
  • March, 2013
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    Kindertown Guest Post: Storytelling Activity for Kindergarteners Featuring Kid in Story Book
    Maker
    Here’s a lesson plan that is aligned with the Common Core State Standards to help teach storytelling to early elementary students.
  • March, 2013
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    Bridging Apps: Review of Kid in Story Book Maker
    “We have used this app with children on the autism spectrum and children with speech and language delays between the ages of 3 and 9… By involving the child in making the social story, the child receives an in-depth social skills session and then the book can be sent to the child’s parent or caregiver via email or Dropbox for ongoing reinforcement of the skills. We found the ability to customize the story by placing the child’s photo into the scene to be highly motivating and engaging for all users.”
  • March, 2013
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    AppyMall (Technology in Spl Education) Guest Post: Read Across America and Supporting
    Struggling Readers.
    This is an article on tips to engage struggling readers and writers using journals and the Kid in Story Book Maker app.
    IQ Journal Case Study: Disney World Preparations
    This is a great case study (with video) on how Kid in Story was used to create a social story to prepare a visit to Disney World.
  • February, 2013
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    Squidalicious: Review of Kid in Story Book Maker
    “Finally a GREAT Social Story App!”
  • February, 2013
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    IQ Journal: Review of Kid in Story Book Maker
    “Kid in Story by Locomotive Labs launched this past week and it immediately caught my attention because it costs significantly less than those other apps and offers a new and enticing option – the ability to insert your child’s picture into the story itself.”
  • February, 2013
    1
    Technology in Spl Education: Review of Kid in Story Book Maker
    5 star review. “I am impressed and found it difficult to write this review without saying “It’s so easy and fun!” every other sentence. The truth is that it performs as promised, is attractive and no bugs were found while putting it through the motions.”