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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lagoona: Kids’ Activity Center is an engaging and delightful romp through an underwater paradise complete with friendly fish and other creatures. It includes seven different mini games and a host of levels within each game that will keep preschoolers and young elementary-aged children happily playing for a very long time.
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.
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.
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.
Todder & Kids Learning Games is a fun app that allows families to try out a selection of game activities for free. Children will be engaged by the fun and colorful animations, and parents will be thrilled at the embedded learning opportunities and concepts.
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.
App Info Price: Overview This ebook tells an engaging story of the kidnapped Mr. Mole and Mr. Rabbit’s daring rescue from Icky Mr. Fox. It features interactive pages, vocabulary-building labels, and narration for all text. Features include: Quirky scenes and characters Narration of all pages Interactive pages activated with taps and swipes Tap objects to …
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.
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.
STEM Storiez-Wootzy Colors is a pleasant e-book designed to introduce the very young to the names of the basic colors. It features cute space creatures that visit their colorful home planets and offers surprise animated interactions on each page.
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.
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.
Patrick’s Dinosaur: Aliens and Diggers is an imaginative and creative app that features dinosaurs, space aliens, things to throw, and even construction equipment. Most young children will be in heaven!
FishyPaint allows users to view and interact with a virtual aquarium as they touch the responsive fish, and use their own real-world artwork and pictures to create their own unique and colorful finned friends.
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.
Alligator in the Elevator Matching Game is a highly entertaining app perfect for helping toddlers and preschoolers build critical memory skills and language skills, as well as for encouraging language play that will improve later reading and writing skills.
Ben and Holly Elf and Fairy Party is an entertaining and engaging app that will get young children involved and keep them playing again and again as they create a new and different party experience each time.
KazuTime will help young children gain a better understanding of the passage of time, and may assist them with developing the self-control required to wait for anticipated events. It is also useful for timing activities that parents wish to have continued for a specific amount of time, such as brushing teeth or cleaning a room.
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.
Lingokids is a sampler app that allows parents and children to try out several lessons to teach English vocabulary to young children using engaging animated activities related to groups of eight vocabulary words.
The free version of Highlights Shapes-Preschool Learning Puzzles does a good job of offering practice for toddlers and preschoolers to match, sort, and categorize 4 types of shapes and colors as they solve puzzles by sliding the correct shapes into the matching areas on the screen.
Fiete Sports offers a quick diversion for kids interested in sports by offering races for medals in track, hurdles, swimming, cycling, and shot put. Some will enjoy competing for the chance to stand on the first-place podium at the end of the competition, or trying to achieve a gold first-place medal in each sport.
There are many choices of apps for preschoolers in the App Store, so here are a few suggestions of the best of the best from our reviews. These apps will help your preschooler develop important skills such as sequencing, patterning, building language skills and developing problem-solving skills. Our list of reviewed and recommended Preschool apps …
Curious George Train Adventures is an entertaining app that gives young children a great opportunity to practice vital thinking, predicting, and problem solving skills while they enjoy the antics of one of their favorite characters.
Manuel’s Socks is an entertaining ebook with read to me or read to myself options. It includes some well-designed comprehension exercises as well as a fun additional activity that’s sure to delight young readers.