SudoKids is a great app for teaching younger and less experienced players how to manage the puzzles independently. The smaller starter puzzles, the in-app features like highlighted duplicate numbers and hints, and the controlled levels of difficulty all set players up for success.
For generations, parents have grabbed coloring books off of store shelves and children have happily colored whatever was between the covers. Once in a while, the match was perfect. A girl who loved soccer found a coloring book with tons of soccer pictures. A boy who couldn’t get enough of dragons found a coloring book …
Little Robot Shapes and Colors is a delightfully simple and straightforward app designed to help toddlers learn to match shapes and colors. The friendly, space-traveling robots will help young children practice crucial readiness skills that support later academic progress.
Who’s Hiding There? is a pleasant ebook app designed for preschoolers (ages 3-5). Young children will enjoy the colorful illustrations, the animated segments of the story, the professional narration, and the challenge of finding each creature to move the game along.
Overview Thinkrolls Space is a logic and maze puzzle game designed for children. Players will need to think logically to solve the puzzles, experiment to determine what the various tools and characters are capable of, and more to achieve the goal of each maze and move on to new and harder levels. Features include: 10 …
Overview Khan Academy Kids is a comprehensive toddler, preschool, and early learning app designed for children ages 2 to 6+. It includes a wealth of age-appropriate activities that will help young children learn about letters, numbers, colors, measurement, science, health, readiness skills, and more. Features include: Highly interactive Adaptive activities Easy to play Fast-paced activities …
Journey of Water is an ebook/video app that teaches young children about the attributes of water, including its many forms and states and how it can be used and then naturally purified through the water system.
Whether your child is three or seventeen, there are some great apps available to help them become better at writing. Help them master the basics and then fine-tune their skills anytime and anywhere with these digital tools. For the Preschool/Kindergarten Crowd: Fun with Letters Dexterity Jr.-Fine Motor Skill Development Binary Labs, Inc. – $3.99 with …
Overview Pixton EDU is a comic creation system that opens creative doors across the curriculum. It offers opportunities for students to express themselves in this style even if they do not have artistic skills to keep up with their imaginations. Kids across a wide age range will find it a motivating way to express themselves …
Idle Theme Park Tycoon is a fun diversion for more mature players due to in-app purchases and outside advertising. It includes lots of bells and whistles related to running a theme park and will challenge management, attention, and logic skills as the player tries to keep the park running smoothly and make more money.
ABC Dinos is a fun app that young children will enjoy as they play and learn about letters, sounds, writing, and reading. There are several engaging mini games and activities, so the app has a lot of staying power for its target audience.
Find Me Shapes is a simple and effective app for practicing color and shape matching, for encouraging children to pay attention and focus, and to develop fine motor skills. The simple interface and safe environment mean that parents can feel good about allowing youngsters some independent play time.
Overview Witty the Robot is the animated, personable guide for young users learning about the fearsome Tyrannosaurus Rex. He oversees the journey through thirteen chapters of information in an interactive digital learning tool. Features include: 13 chapters Interactive, animated pages Personalized Loaded with information about T-Rex Creative and fun Quality Witty the Robot is …
Overview Sir Dapp! Game Show is a review of manners and polite behavior for children formatted as a television game show, complete with “commercials” and music videos themed around good manners. Users take on the role of contestants as they choose questions and answer them. Questions are multiple choice and read aloud to players. Features …
Tap Color Color by Number is a challenging and versatile color by number app. It includes a wealth of pictures to color and a wide color palette, making it satisfying to use and easy to find pictures that appeal to every type of taste.
Gulangyu the Musical Rescue is a well-researched and interesting ebook designed to help children of all ages learn about the causes and dangers of climate change, and to discover some practical steps that they can take to begin to change the world.
Stickman Hook is a fun eye-hand coordination game that offers loads of opportunities for development of visual skills and problem-solving. It is simple to play and has hundreds of levels to keep players intrigued for a very long time. The only downside is the excessive number of advertisements in the free version.
Stampy the Wizard and the Lost Wand is a fun interactive e-book app that young children will love. It’s also got a positive and uplifting message about controlling your temper that parents will definitely want to share with preschoolers and other young readers.
Sound Touch is a sound/picture feast for young children that will entertain and, with caregiver or teacher support, build language skills. Hundreds of colorful photographs are paired with high-quality sound recordings to help children make connections and learn about the world.
Overview We have been reviewing Wonster Words for years. The app becomes a quick favorite when any of my kiddos are between 2-6 years old because of all the entertaining features and sounds. And, I am constantly relieved that as a favorite, it is very educationally stimulating for them. Through the years, the app continues …
3rd Grade Math: Fun Kids Games is a sample of a larger, more comprehensive practice system that uses math games to help children master critical concepts. The games are fast-paced, colorful and exciting, and will engage the target age group using immediate feedback, earned rewards, and several other strategies.
StudyAce is one of the best digital study aids on the market. The app livens up study sessions with effective study strategies, and makes it easy to create unique content that is a perfect fit for your student.
My Little Pony: The Movie is a fun ebook story that includes both a storybook and a singalong mode. The book is quite interactive and features 360 degree rotation, letting the reader feel like a part of each scene.
Equestria Girls is a fun app that will encourage little girls to fantasize about growing up into high school. However, parents should be aware that though the app is free, there are many places where in-app purchases and/or purchases of My Little Pony products are required to progress in the game.
ARcheology-Dig Up History is an intriguing app that has a lot of potential for fun and learning. Developers have used augmented reality to simulate a real archeological dig, so users will have a feeling of being in the middle of the action. It’s fun and it’s educational.
Train-Code Visually is a great program that has fun to offer to a very wide range of users, from the very young to the student of computer programming. It uses a virtual toy train set to allow users to build and experiment with commands that can be transferred to computer programming concepts, like loops, variables, and more.
Defend the Cake Tower Defense is a fun game that will help young players feel quite grown up and at the same time has enough meat to it that more experienced players will enjoy the game. It’s a great game for family competitions!
ArithmeQuick is a functional system of timed math practice that keeps at-a-glance performance records for students. The free version allows practice with basic computation and signed computation. A subscription allows access to a huge array of skills and subtopics suitable for kindergarten through grade 8.
Math Galaxy 8th Grade is a comprehensive and very useful review and practice app that covers all of the math standards from Common Core in this grade. It offers quick, clear review text and videos and an infinite set of practice problems for each skill.
Mixerpiece is a creative and fun app that will allow users to explore the visual arts in a serious or not so serious way. The inclusion of information about and pictures of famous works of art adds a great deal of educational value, too.
PurePaint Kids is a highly-realistic painting app that allows users to experience a close approximation of painting with real paint. Colors mix and catch light, the brush fills and empties, and paints can blend with one another in realistic and exciting ways.
Overview Monstapals is a collection game designed to appeal to young children. Pretend to be a space alien collector of Australian animals, but instead of collecting one at a time, grab two and combine them. There are 45 Monstapals to collect, each with a unique appearance, name and sound. The new “animals,” such as a …
Monty’s Backyard Adventure is an entertaining and colorful set of activities designed to help young children with early learning tasks such as matching, memory, numbers, and more. Players will enjoy interacting with the canine main character and will get lots of play value from this app.
Math Galaxy Times Tables Balloon Pop is a comprehensive practice and review app that will build speed, accuracy and fluency with times tables up to 12 x 12. Students of all ages, from grade 2 and above, will find it entertaining and challenging if they need practice in this area.
Overview 7th Grade Math Common Core is a comprehensive review and practice app that covers important math skills. Topics include rational numbers, ratios, proportions, percents, and more. In the review mode, students get a step-by-step explanation of how to solve problems. They can access unlimited practice problems and earn time playing a maze-like video game. …
Buddy’s Magic World is a set of interactive stories designed for the very young. A magical dragon leads the way through worlds of wonder. The first story is free and teaches a variety of positive moral concepts. Additional stories are available through an in-app purchase.
Sfara Guardian Personal Safety offers a range of services and plans to suit a wide array of needs for personal safety and protection. With options that include roadside assistance, crash detection, and personal SOS, it can be a source of peace of mind for the whole family.