Best Educational iPad Apps Summer 2011

We’ve found more educational ipad apps that encourage thinking, creativity, and math practice. My six year old’s favorite are Toontastic, Ansel and Clair’s Adventures in Africa and Roxie’s a-MAZE-ing Adventure. My nine year old loves Dinosaur Chess, Rock n Learn Multi Rap 7x, and Robot Tycoon. See our new best of the summer apps below. Then comment and tell us your favorite apps for learning and reading.

Educational iPad Apps We Love

Ansel and Clair’s Adventures in Africa – Wonderful visuals and fun learning opportunities.

Park Math HD by Duck Duck Moose – For young children.

Starfall Gingerbread – Great for geometry and younger children.

Toontastic – JJ LOVES this! She’s always creating characters and stories. Kids can record their voice narrating the action as they move the characters around the setting.

Dinosaur Chess - Despite AJ’s reluctance to buy anything with dinosaurs, we bought it. She secretly started playing it and keeps doing the lessons to figure out all the moves which makes her dinosaur grow. I’m impressed with the way the app teaches each piece’s moves.

Presidents vs. Aliens- This app is really difficult but it’s fun because once you answer a question correctly, you can sling the president’s head at an alien. Who doesn’t love that?

Roxie’s a-MAZE-ing Adventure - Addicting. This is my kids’ favorite iPad app EVER. Can I say it’s educational? I’m not sure how educational it is except for visual-spacial skills. What do you think? Still, the kids really love playing it.

Rock n Learn Multi Rap 2x HD – This is perfect timing for AJ who is still working on her 7s. She really likes the song – it’s catchy and she’s catching on. (Finally.) Okay, I can’t talk because I didn’t learn my times tablees until fifth grade — but I finally got them when my mom found music to teach me. It helps! (2x also available and 6x also available.) Highly recommend this.

Create a Car – Okay, this also is bit iffy on the educational value but it’s very high on the creativity and fun quotient.

Robot Tycoon - This clever app teaches basic entrepreneurship skills along with supply and demand using robots.

Rocket Math

Math Bingo – JJ likes to play this app for math choice time.

Sight Word Bingo – Anytime you can make learning into a game, it’s motivating for kids. Fun and motivating.

Free Games We Like (That Aren’t Totally Educational)

Checkers Free

TicTacFree

What ipad apps are your kids using to learn?

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