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Educational apps can be fun and engaging for children. There are hundreds of different apps available that offer a fun way for children to learn. Apps are fun for learning because they incorporate games with an educational aspect and many times kids don’t even realize they are learning because the games are so much fun.
Here are a few apps for both iOS systems and Android (Google) that will make their way into your homeschool lesson plans.
Educational Apps for iPhones and iPads
One of the most popular math apps available, MathBoard is a highly configurable math app that is appropriate for kindergarten through middle school-aged students. From simple addition to multiplication and division, you can use the app to match the abilities of your child. For older students, the app generates activities and quizzes for simple equations and single step algebraic equations for more advanced math. Find it HERE.
This is a complete bundle of the ABC apps which allow kids to explore, play and learn. The app uses stunning photos, fun videos, and fun activities for open-ended play and for kids to learn more about the 180 animals featured in the app. The app also allows kids to learn about more than 50 insects with scratch-and-reveal activities. Find it HERE.
This app lets children learn about different countries, including their landmarks, locations, major cities, and more. The developers have other apps that allow children to learn the states, presidents and other subjects. Find it HERE. (You can find it in the Google Play Store as well).
Reading Racer uses voice-recognition software to allow kids to race to win by reading out loud! This app listens and interacts to the words they’re saying and gives rewards whenever they do well. Find it HERE.
Piano Maestro is both fun and engaging, and a great way for kids to learn the piano. This app will do everything from teaching you the notes to playing a full piece! Find it HERE.
Educational Apps for Android Phones and Tablets
This PBS app features over 100 free creative games for children ages 2-8. The app includes different science, math, and letter games. There are always new educational apps being added so kids can find new and fun learning apps often. PBS has many other educational apps available in the Google Play store that are subject-focused so you can download the specific subject app if you’d like. Find it HERE.
Kids can go with Sarah and Duck as they visit the park to fly a kite, feed the ducks, and help Umbrella avoid the water puddles. The app also allows children to create their very own park and collect special rewards. The app has different game-playing styles that are great for promoting imagination and problem-solving skills. Find it HERE.
With this app, preschoolers can learn about friendship while they explore the world around them. The app teaches compassion, kindness, and independence. Kids can choose their favorite monster and the care for him during the day as he brushes his teeth, takes a bath or feeds him which can help teach lessons about the routines of everyday life and help develop fine motor skills. Find it HERE.
This awesome app lets your kids draw cartoons and animate their own series right from the app! You can even add in audio to bring your drawings to life. Find it HERE.
Explore the starry night sky with this simple app! Observe planets, comets, constellations and more with one simple app. Find it HERE.
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