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Education Apps for Kids

Moms and teachers have voted. Here’s our list of the Best Educational Apps for Kids. Perfect for keeping children mentally active these apps compliment all that hard work in the classroom with after school fun that continues the learning process.

view in App Store The app teaches numbers 0 – 9. Each number is beautifully illustrated with enough animation to be fun, but not distracting. Touch Tam and she’ll do a counting activity with you, touch Tao and trace the number then practice yourself. This app gets an easy 5. It’s perfect for what it …

Puzzld is a very cute puzzle app for toddlers. For $1.99 you get 6 themed puzzles – garden, jungle, farm, seaside, outer space and underwater. The graphics in this app are both cute and creative.

This is a great app for kids who are beyond simple number recognition. There are 4 different games within the app which reinforce different math challenges that you should expect to see in kindergarten such as understanding “more than”, sequencing numbers from low to high, as well as counting to 20.

Hello…and happy Thanksgiving holidays to all!. Here are a few Thanksgiving apps for kids that are popular right now. I couldn’t resist Cookie Doodle – the other Thanksgiving apps have a rating of 4 or above, but I’d love to hear what you think. Cookie Doodle – universal app Thanksgiving Match Game – iPhone / …

This ebook is one of the most delightful books for young kids available on the iPhone / iPad / iPod as an app. One Rainy Day is a cute little story about a duck who loves the rain. The book is simple and gentle – and I would recommend it for babies old enough to engage in any book – digital or not.

Drawing Pad is by far one of the best drawing apps for kids. It’s simple to use, but not too childish in the design. As a designer, I just love the layout of the app – and if it had a bit more functionality (brush size, color picker, layers etc) would use it myself.

This simple app is beautifully illustrated by renowned childrens’ book artist, Eric Carle, in collaboration with Night and Day Studios.

Read Me Stories by 8interactive is a great idea, however this idea gets lost in translation. Firstly, the app is quite slow and both parent and child get impatient waiting for it to load. Once loaded, you have 2 books that you can read but you can see books that are coming soon – inevitably the child wants to read one of the books that is not currently available, and this is where the frustration begins.

The iWriteWords iPhone / iPad app helps kids learn and write the alphabet, numbers and words. The lite version is definitely worth checking out first – and may even be fine for your needs. Since I used it so much, I decided to opt for the paid version which is currently $2.99.