Since my husband got an iPad for work, we’ve found that educational apps are a great learning tool for the kids. Since I’ve only downloaded educational apps, they’re forced to choose an educational option. (Insert evil mom-laughter here –> Ha, ha, ha.)
So, without further ado, here are my mom-approved, kid-tested eleven favorite iPad educational apps for elementary-aged kids, not including eBooks. *I’ll put eBooks and iPad apps for preschoolers in separate posts.
Educational Apps for Kids
1. Baseball McGraw-Hill 1 – 6 Facts This educational app hooks kids by using baseball to practice math facts.
2. Stack the States This education app gives kids a clever way to practice geography. AJ’s favorite!
3. Beat the Computer McGraw-Hill We got this when it was free, AJ likes it mostly.
4. Tangram Love this educational app for learning spacial relationships.
5. Math Girl Addition House Motivating way to practice and learn math with games and fun activities.
6. Star Walk Very cool astronomy app for everyone.
7. Robot Tycoon fun educational app to teach kids about entrepreneurship.
8. Mad Libs (expensive) Great app for storytelling and parts of speech.
9. Hangman – spelling fun.
10. Doodlefit – can you say visual / spacial?
11. Playtime Theater — lots of ways to be creative here. My girls are addicted.
More . .
- Even More Educational Apps (November 2011)
- Best Children’s Book Apps for Kids (June 2011)
- Best Educational Apps (Summer 2011)
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