Rough Science provides basic introductory information about layers of the earth, states of matter, and adaptation/evolution in the form of a video tutorial and a hands-on challenge that reinforces a simple concept from the video.
Epic!-Books for Kids offers a handy and extensive library for children ages 2 to 12 for a low monthly subscription fee. Thousands of high quality children’s books from classics to award-winning favorites are available.
Meet Science: Magnetism and Electricity is an interactive, thorough study guide for basic physics concepts in the two areas. The app is informative and engaging, and a great resource for upper elementary through beginning high school students.
Caillou, a character from a long-running television series, now has an ebook! This delightful interactive story will help young children learn literacy and thinking skills as they develop strategies to comfort themselves at night.
Jonty the Dinosaur is a cute interactive ebook that every child will relate to. The main character, Jonty, has a great day filled with exciting and fun pastimes and then finds he cannot go to sleep that night. Children can try all sorts of tactics to help the poor dinosaur get some shuteye, and finally, Jonty nods off.
Avokiddo ABC Ride is a delightful app that will guide young learners through important alphabet skills essential to learning to read. The app covers alphabetical order, beginning letter sounds, letter matching and more.
Presidents Challenge is a fun and diverting way to memorize the names of the presidents of the United States in order. Users can choose to tackle specific eras or the entire list at once. There is a blank timeline with the year of election on one side of the screen, and a tray of presidential portraits with names on the other side. Users drag pictures from the tray to the correct place on the timeline. The app also provides a little biographical and background information about each president.
Monster ABC provides practice with matching beginning sounds of words to letters. Players must spin wheels to place the correct letter next to the picture of a word that begins with the corresponding sound.
The Right Word offers several types and levels of practice with a huge list of word pairs and groups that many people find confusing. It includes a handy reference tool, and offers practice with various fill-in activities that force the user to use context clues to answer correctly.
Young children will delight in the magical vehicles of Richard Scarry, reminiscent of the favorite books. There are five levels of fun, ranging from letter matching and left-to-right sequencing through spelling longer words.
App Info Price: Overview Denis’s Adventures-Animals Puzzle offers 8 simple jigsaw puzzles for the very young in the first level, with additional puzzle sets available for purchase. Users can choose puzzles and play each on three different levels. Once an animal puzzle is completed, there is a narrated information page that offers facts about the …
Miles and Miles of Reptiles is an interactive story book intended for children from kindergarten through fourth grade, but kids of all ages will enjoy and benefit from it. Typical Seuss-style text and illustrations are highlighted by animations, sound effects and callouts with definitions, facts, and information about reptiles.
Week Planner for Kids is an icon-driven system for keeping track of dates, the weather, daily and special events. Users see a colorful screen divided into seven days with room for six events on each day as well as a spot to note the daily weather forecast. Icons are paired with distinctive sounds that activate when touched.
App Info Price: Overview Key Word Kids is a language learning app suitable for young and special needs students. It offers guided and independent practice with oral and written comprehension of information-bearing key words in a playful environment. Features include: Useful level check feature Four levels of comprehension complexity Recording feature Immediate feedback and error …
Slice Fractions offers a wordless, hands-on walk through basic fraction concepts such as the meaning of the numerator and denominator, equivalent fractions, and fraction ordering. Players have to solve physics problems by slicing objects and removing barriers to movement at the correct times and places to progress through the game.
App Info Price: Overview Gary’s Place is a delightful storybook app that tells the story of a young gopher who strikes out on his own. It’s a story of growing up, realizing what you have, and the dangers of wanting too much. Gary learns a valuable lesson in the happily-ever-after ending. Features include: Clear navigation …
The Read With Me Fluency app offers a simple and convenient way to assess student reading to teachers, parents, tutors, and others who need to monitor progress. The app allows users to administer an informal reading inventory (a common tool) to single students or entire classrooms or groups.
Dic-Dic is a nice introduction to basic words in several languages. It will help students learn to spell and read over a hundred different words in their native language, then can introduce them to several other languages.