Learning Apps for Kids

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Affiliate Links For practicing math facts or fun science experiments here’s my new list of recommended learning apps for kids. learning apps for kids

Kid-Approved Educational iPad Apps

learning apps for kids

Moose Math $3.99

Despite the fact that Moose Math is an app designed for K and 1st grade, both my 8 and 11 year old think this app rocks — because it’s FUN! 🙂 The gist is to build cool things for your own city while practice counting, addition, subtraction and geometry. The skills are Kindergarten and First Grade, aligned with the Common Core State Standards. Some of the fun math activities include making smoothies, playing bingo, searching for lost shapes, and playing dot to dot. And I don’t know about you, but my kids NEED to always review basic facts. Hooray for Moose Math!

learning apps for kids

Speakboos Free +

I told you about Speakaboos last week – a new literacy and learning storybook app. We love it and think you will, too. Read the full review here. learning apps for kids

52 Cool Tricks for Kids $.99

My kids love this app. Basically, these are fun learning activity cards. My kids read through most of the cards (yeah for reading) before deciding which cards to try first. There is some parent-help required for some of the supplies but that’s fine with  me. We’ll be doing the Live Volcano later today! learning apps for kids

52 Fun Things to do on the Plane $.99

I love the creativity required in these fun activities. Crossword teaches you to how to make your own crossword puzzle. Story Pix tells you to pick 3 pictures from the 52 cards and make a hero, setting, and problem, continuing story by picking other cards for a story.  Finger Puppets is my favorite – draw different faces on your fingers and use the tray table as a puppet theater. The great thing about this app is it’s not just for the plane – it’s for the car, the doctor’s office waiting room, the restaurant . . . so many places you need an activity idea!
learning apps for kids

Play-Doh Create ABCs $2.99

Play-Doh Create ABCs is gobs of squishy, interactive learning fun for preschoolers and kindergartners. We this it’s awesome and super cute. Kids can use the squishy virtual play-doh in a variety of colors to write, create, and match letters. After you complete an activity, you’ll be able to add more pictures and creatures in your play-doh world. Fun!
learning apps for kids

Leo’s Pad Free+

Leo’s Pad is a favorite with my 8 year old although it’s marketed to “preschoolers”. The app is free and then you can purchase more episodes which are early-learning skills and curriculum in the form of interactive, animated stories.

Which learning apps will your kids like?

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  1. Mary Finley says:

    Awesome, thanks for sharing. My son has been struggling with math so I sent him to a math tutor in San Jose, which helped, but it would be great for him to continue to learn at home!

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