AR-Kids: Space is an outstanding example of how the new features of iOS devices can be harnessed to create an immersive learning environment suitable for a wide audience. The app is easy to use and enjoyable, and offers basic information about outer space exploration and the solar system.
Mazaam is a delightful app that is absolutely as much fun as it is educational. Players will get a healthy dose of classical music presented in ways that will have them begging to come back for more. They’ll get a taste of the many cognitive benefits of music and develop important skills such as concentration, listening skills, and logic, among many others.
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.
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.
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.
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 …
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.
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!
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 …
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.
Krakeln is a simple yet fun app that will help young players learn to spell words related to sixteen themes, and can also be used to help older players build vocabulary and spelling skills in other languages such as French, Spanish, and German.
OOKS is a kid-friendly story-telling app that encourages language, memory, organization, and other important skills. It incorporates user choices, artwork, and other information to create personalized, unique stories within a colorful and entertaining universe.
Issa’s Edible Adventures is a great app that will encourage young children to play and explore cultures and other lands. It’s engaging and entertaining, and best of all, it encourages real-world experiences in addition to the digital play.
MathLand: Mental Arithmetic is a fun, arcade-style math practice game that offers a heavy dose of play sprinkled with math problems. The app will appeal to most elementary-aged students, and will motivate many to practice critical addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and number sequencing skills.
Spelling Stage is an engaging app that makes spelling practice as much fun as it can be! With a paid subscription, it offers a wide range of words that will be suitable for everyone from preschoolers through adults and makes a great practice tool for an amazing array of situations.
Math Bakery 1 – Start Counting is a wonderfully hands-on and manipulative app that will help preschoolers, kindergarteners, and first graders master basic addition and subtraction skills. It not only helps children practice simple problems, but it reinforces the underlying concepts such as making groups of ten while the children play.
Mussila is an amazing example of the power of immersive education. Players (no matter what their ages) will discover that they can read music and enrich their lives as well as improve their overall mental sharpness.
Wonster Words Learning is an outstanding phonics and spelling practice app that will help young students develop understanding and internalize common spelling patterns that will help them memorize familiar words and learn to decode new ones. It’s fun and entertaining as well as very solid educationally speaking.
Stage Fright is a unique and entertaining app that is well-designed for young children to enjoy. It’s modeled after popular singing competitions on television, and the music is upbeat, catchy and positive. Check it out for your 2 to 6 year old!
App Info Price: Overview Miniwalla the Forest Story is an ebook designed to teach children about values and conservation. There are six chapters, each centering around the main character, eight year old Henry who lives at the animal sanctuary, Miniwalla, on the island of Java in Indonesia. Henry has adventures and learns lessons in each …
App Info Price: Overview Animal Sounds, Photos and Info offers 50 animals in the free version with high-quality pictures, recordings of sounds, and fact sheets about each. The app includes a match the sound to the animal game, and a jigsaw puzzle activity. Features include: 50 animals in free version, 60 others available as in-app …
App Info Price: Overview Magic Animals is an intelligent animal art app that allows users to draw any of over 36 animals for the app to guess which animal is being drawn. There are also high quality pictures of the real animals, as well as a system to color and decorate the drawings. Features include: …
Early childhood is an ideal time to learn new languages, and Mandarin Chinese is a highly-sought-after skill. This app will help you and your child decide if learning the language is fun and give children an advantage if they are entering or currently enrolled in an immersion Mandarin Chinese educational program because of the extra practice it affords.
Spell Bear is a simple and pleasant app that is designed to help very young students develop basic understandings about letter sounds and word order. The app provides practice with spelling three letter words, sounding words out, and more.
Poppetto Costumes is a challenging and entertaining collect and match game that will sharpen players’ grasp of strategy, their observation skills, their memory, and their logic. It’s fun for nearly any age group.
Tongo Music-for kids and families is a shining example of a high-quality, valuable app that is both beneficial and fun. It’s suitable for the whole family (including the very young), and will provide hours of educational entertainment.
Pocket Sight Words provides a simple and effective way to practice recognition of 220 sight words from the Dolch List. It has few bells and whistles, which results in a very intuitive interface that should be apparent to preschoolers and kindergarteners in the target age group, but also is not likely to be exciting or intriguing for most children in this age group.
Bloom by Megalearn is a fun and entertaining way to learn about some important aspects of biology and plant life cycles, and activates some important higher-learning skills such as generalization and finding similarities and differences.
Here are reviewed and recommended apps for Kindergarten that will be great for your child or your classroom. The apps we have recommended cover important skills such as developing high-level thinking and spatial skills, building reading and written expressions skills, and mastering basic sight words. Check out these apps! Bamba Space Station Bamba Space Station …
Malama Honua My Voyage is an outstanding app that will fascinate kids and adults alike with a detailed and engaging description of Polynesian and Hawaiian history and culture, interspersed with interesting and varied interactive activities and laced with positive core values.