I want to discuss about these educational apps that are available to us, as they seem to becoming more popular. I’ve been researching through varies educational app websites and their ratings, to find out the best one to use with certain age groups.
These are the best ones I have reviewed so far:
1. Rocket Math (download iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch) costs 99p.
Now the pricing sounds reasonable but is it worth spending 99p? It covers Numbers, Fractions, Decimals, Counting, Telling Time, Money, Shapes (2D and 3D), Patterns, Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division, Square Roots and many more!
This seems beneficial for any age group, to practice their skills. Within this game, you have to complete a mission to get to the next section of Maths. Every child loves to play games and they become competitive (in a good way)!
2. Grammar Jammers Primary Addition (download iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch) costs 0p.
This app teaches about the language arts subjects of adjectives, contractions, nouns, pronouns, punctuation, sentences and verbs in a game-based format. Also it’s free, so what’s there to loose right?!
3. Multiplication genius lite (download iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch) costs 0p.
This multiplication flash-card based math app is high-interest and skills based learning. This app is great to help children learn her timetables.
4. Science 360 (download on iPad only) costs 0p.
It was created by the National Science Foundation and has some AMAZING graphics that will fascinate your students. It is a large, globally focused application that has a great deal of content on many subjects related to the topic of science. This app is amazing for children, as it shows images and videos from all over the glober, so your child learns about science as well as culture.
5. Minischool Lite (all platforms) cost 0p.
MiniSchool is a great app for kids aged 4-6, making learning Maths and English, rhyming, colours and more lots of fun. Great way for children to learn the basic foundation of Maths and English.
6. Alphabet Aquarium (all platforms) cost 0p.
Alphabet Aquarium is a great app that helps younger children get to know the alphabet and letters in a fun and colourful way. There are four cute games for kids to try – great for pre-schoolers or children in their first year or two of school.
Technology is continually evolving and our children are adapting to iPhones, iPads etc better than us adults. We might as well use the benefits and allow it help our child’s learning.
If anyone can recommend any brilliant educational apps for children that I’ve not mentioned. Please feel free to inform me, as I would like to expand my knowledge!