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.
Dr. Panda Restaurant 3 is a small free sample app that allows players to create unique restaurant dishes in a virtual kitchen and serve them to cute, animated customers. Kids will enjoy chopping, frying, and other kitchen activities in a low-key free-play environment.
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.
Super School Kids is a fun and educational collection of games, music videos, ebooks, and more designed for preschool children. It includes over 50 activities that span the typical preschool curriculum and is a good tool for helping young students explore and develop crucial concepts.
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.
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.
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.
Juana la Iguana Goes to the Beach is a fun app that plunges preschoolers into the Spanish language. The beach theme is fun and attractive to young children, and the immersive style of instruction is a proven method of teaching language to young children.
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.
The Turtle, Hare, and Friends Learning Puzzle Race is a free app that features three simple games suitable for toddlers and preschoolers. The app is pleasant, but somewhat limited in scope unless parents make some in-app purchases.
Fido & Pumpkin Position Words is a fun app to help young children learn about position in space, covering words such as “in,” “up,” “down,” and “between” with colorful animations and multiple-choice endings to sentences that describe the characters’ positions.
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.
Eduguru 3-5 Maths is a fun and entertaining way for preschoolers and young school-aged children to practice crucial math skills such as counting, number recognition, geometry, relative sizes, and more.