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.
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.
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.
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!
See the App in iTunes ICKYPEN Price: FREE Missing Friend – Lite is the free version of a cute, interactive storybook for children. With Missing Friend, kids can join Mr. Rabbit on an adventure to rescue his friend Mr. Mole from the mischievous Icky Mr. Fox. I thought that this app had cool scenery and …
See the App in iTunes Rebecca Skinner Price: $0.99 Happy Snap is a fun interactive app for younger children. With Happy Snap, kids can join Snap the digital camera as he looks for items in the real world. Snap is not feeling his best today, and he would like for you to find 5 things …
See the App in iTunes wonderkind GmbH Price: $2.99 Little Tiger: Fire Truck, Submarine, Spaceship is a fun early learning app. With Little Tiger, younger kids an go on various exciting adventures with a fire truck, a submarine and a spaceship. I thought that this was a really cute app and one that younger kids …
See the App in iTunes Studio Lassa Price: $2.99 Poppetto Varia is a fun creative app for younger children. With Poppetto Varia, kids can dress up their Poppetto by using all sorts of fun items from the closet. I thought that this app would be great for preschoolers and kindergarten age kids. First, kids will …
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.
See the App in iTunes Literary Safari Inc. Price: $1.99 Grandma’s Great Gourd is an interactive storybook app for children. With Grandma’s Great Gourd, kids can experience a Bengali folktale and play 4 different ways! I thought that this app would be a great opportunity to teach your child about another culture. There are four main …
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.
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.
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.
World of Liberty: Paintings, Planes, and Pioneers is a great app to encourage young elementary children to learn more about specific aspects of our country’s history and geography while encouraging the overall values of love of learning, research, and finding connections with other times, places and peoples.
Sound Salad-Help Mr. Ear by Sorting Sounds is an enjoyable app that will help children between ages of three and seven to build auditory processing, memory and attention skills, which form the foundation for later academic learning including phonics knowledge.
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.
Mussila is a highly interactive and engaging music app that teaches children to recognize instruments, rhythms, and a variety of other musical lessons in one place. Easy to use and loads of fun, this app is great for children of all ages!
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.
Read-Kids Learn to Read and Write in 20 Lessons is an outstanding app that offers some simple, yet effective practice for early reading skills in the areas of phonics, sight word recognition, writing, and reading comprehension.
Highlights Monster Day is an exciting and highly engaging app for little ones that allows players to explore a typical day in the life of a monster. Highly engaging, fun to play and very easy to use for children of all ages.
Shapes Builder is an easy to use, early learning app that uses geometric shapes and puzzles to help children practice their problem solving skills. Easy to use, fun, and perfect for children of all ages.
IQ Safari MATH is an outstanding app for providing finely-tuned computation practice at the elementary levels (simple addition through division with five digit numbers) in an upbeat and friendly way. Kids will love the array of awards and incentives, so they just may forget that they are learning!
Matching! My First Brain Training offers children the opportunity to see and hear letters, numbers, and colors in four languages, then play a matching game based on choosing a response that includes the targeted three attributes. The game seems difficult for young children, and could use some tweaks to make it more entertaining.
Listening Power Preschool is an outstanding receptive language development app capable of accommodating up to 75 users, creating groups, and providing an array of flexible practice activities that will keep young children learning for years.
Create Storytime is a fun and child-friendly app that will encourage creative writing in a rather structured way. Children can create professional-looking ebooks featuring their own ideas, but some may find it too limiting for extended play.
Patchmania Kids-A Puzzle About Bunny Revenge offers a large and entertaining set of maze-like puzzles that will exercise logic, reasoning, visual and spatial skills as players guide the animals to eat up all of Farmer Lester’s vegetables.
Autism Core Skills is an outstanding app that provides a wealth of effective, targeted, scaffolded practice for students with autism working to master Common Core skills at the preschool through grade 1 levels. It makes good use of research-based best practices for education, and keeps extensive data suitable for managing IEP goals.
Drew Meets Boo is an entertaining ebook app that will appeal to young children. It sends several positive messages, including be yourself, don’t let others bring you down, and return kindness even to people who bully you.
The winter days can get long and dull, especially if you have preschoolers who are stuck inside. Next time you are faced with a herd of bored youngsters, try going big. The preschool years are a time when kids are usually fascinated with really big things in general. I’m sure you’ve met a preschooler (or …