Free App Friday – July 22, 2016: Beat the heat wave with these cool apps!

Welcome to another Free App Friday! This week we’ve found some great free apps that will quench your child’s desire to play hours of games during this heat wave. But while they are having fun beating the games, you can feel good about the learning they are doing, even if it doesn’t feel like it. 5 Dice is a great app for middle schoolers to practice the order of operations in math. Geo Touch will help your child learn the U.S. states. Tune Train will allow them to learn music theory basics while they make their own songs. Lazoo Zoo allows your child to visit the zoo and feed the animals without leaving home. Little Dot 1-10 makes sure your toddler isn’t left out of the fun while they play hide and seek.

5 Dice: Order of Operations Game

Get your middle schooler ready for school this fall with 5 Dice: Order of Operations Game. Remembering all the math rules can be tough, especially when you are dealing with equations that use more than one operation. If you don’t solve it in the correct order, you are wrong and that can be frustrating for kids who are just learning the order of operations. 5 Dice will help your students with higher order thinking by working backwards from the answer to discover the equation. The game can be adjusted for different skill levels.

Geo Touch

Help the kids get a jumpstart on learning their states this summer. Geo Touch will allow your child to learn the names of all the U.S. states and where they go on the map. This will give them a great foundation of understanding the world around them in relation to where they are. You can additionally purchases U.S. capitals when your child has mastered states along with countries all over the world.

Tune Train

Tune Train is a really neat app that will introduce your child to music theory. They will use the rules that govern music as they build a track that will play music. The longer the track the longer the notes are. The pitch will change with how high or low the track goes. Tune Train is a great visual app that will teach kids the basics of music theory while they are have fun creating their own tunes.

Lazoo Zoo

The animals at the zoo are ready to be fed, the only thing that is missing is you. Your child will enjoy getting to feed their favorite animals at the zoo their snack, but it’s not as easy as it sounds. Why is the Giraffe’s spots changing? And why is the monkey sporting that wierd hairstyle? All kinds of crazy things can happen while you feed the animals.

Little Dot 1-10

Little Dot 1-10 is a great toddler app. Simply pick a number and language and your toddler will be ready to seek out Dot. When they find Dot in the picture Dot will count for them and then transform for the next picture. Cute graphics and surprises will keep your toddler entertained for hours. With six languages, your toddler could master counting to ten in all of them.