ABC Mouse

ABC Mouse features hundreds of fun and interactive games, each designed to teach a specific educational concept. Your child can play games to learn the alphabet, to learn new words, to learn about numbers and shapes, and even to learn about the planets! Since all of the games on the site include voiced instructions, they are easy for even young children to learn and play.

Curious World

 

Curious World is designed to prepare kids for kindergarten. Tiny tots learn not only math and reading readiness skills, but also social skills. A super cool feature is the flashcards you can customize by your child's age and subject area you want him to learn. Just select criteria from a pull down menu, and enjoy activities that can be done anywhere, any time.

 

 

 

 

 

PBS Kids

 

You watched PBS as a kid, and now your little ones can hop online with some of the same friends you remember, like Elmo and Curious George. Of course, there are new friends, too, such as Peg + Cat. Select games by character, difficulty level or latest available. The site also has a huge library of printables for your child's educational enrichment.

 

National Geographic Kids

 

Has your child ever asked you a question like, "What are baby penguins called?" Well, National Geographic Kids has the answer! Kids can

watch videos, play games, and best of all, learn about animals, nature and the world around them. You know, in case you don't know everything!

 

 

 

 

Funbrain

 

Kids in preschool through Grade 8 will love Funbrain, a site that makes developing math, reading, and literacy skills fun. Check out games like Math Baseball and Grammar Gorillas. Kids can even read books on the go.

 

Babytv

 

This site offers 24-hour television programming for little ones—because who hasn't been up at 3 a.m. with a child? In addition to always accessible educational shows, kids can play games, listen to songs and more. There's a monthly subscription fee that depends upon which platform your child will be viewing on—Kindle, iPad, etc.—and what features you plan to use.

 

BrainPOP

 

BrainPOP's animation brings learning concepts to life for individuals or entire classrooms. Kids learn about historical events, science and even the stock market, all with the help of a plucky robot and his friends.

 

 

 

 

Spatulatta

 

Learning takes place in the kitchen, too, according to Spatulatta. Kids can learn cooking basics and try out new recipes built around the type of meal and favorite ingredients. What better way is there to transform your picky eater into a budding chef?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ClassDojo

 

ClassDojo is an interesting learning app for kids in the category 'virtual classroom learning apps'. This app allows parents, students, and teachers to interact with each other. For instance, students can communicate with their teachers regarding their educational needs, and parents can stay up to date with their children's progress; this engages kids, as they can get the required attention in order to get a better education. This app enriches the classroom experience without replacing it, and at the same time, it provides positive reinforcement and communication among teachers, learners, and parents.

 

Duolingo

 

When you are looking a simple way to make your kid learn a foreign language, Duolingo comes as one of the best options. This app offers learners a variety of languages including Spanish, Dutch, Danish, French, German, Italian, Irish, and even English. Completely free to download and use, Duolingo doesn't have any hidden fees and the in-app purchases are kept optional. On top of that, this app is incredibly effective and fun.

 

DragonBox

 

Full of fun activities, the DragonBox series is an educational game that teaches Math fundamentals making learning fun and interesting. There are 5 learning apps for learning Math in total, including algebra and geometry. Some people take Math very seriously; however, Math can be fun for children if taught at a young age using simple concepts. All 5 games in the app require up-front payment but don't have in-app purchases charges.

 

Quick Maths

 

This app is also aimed at making kids familiar with numbers, imparting the general math skills of students in grades 2 to 6. Quick Maths is the best option for self-improvement and increases kids' skills to tackle the difficulties and challenges of numbers. This app is available on the App Store.

 

YouTube Kids

 

Exclusively made and curated for kids, Youtube Kids offers educational videos and entertainment content to inspire and enhance young minds. It's one of the best learning apps for kids out there, as it offers them an easy way to watch their favorite shows. Moreover, they can explore anything that captures their imagination. This app is available for free use, simple to handle, and offers kids-oriented and family-friendly videos.

 

Science360

 

This is an app created by the National Science Foundation. It is exclusively built for tablet users only to showcase advanced science, engineering news images, and videos for children. All content available is authentic, high-quality, and updated every week. The content is also produced by the NSF or gathered from scientists and universities around the world. The cool 360-degree view allows kids to explore 3D images from every angle.

 

Crossword Puzzles

 

A great tool for smart kids, this app guarantees having fun. It supports many aspects of learning and helps children excel in school. Set your child up for success by encouraging them to use this application.

 

Flow Free

 

This puzzle game is interesting for both the adult's kids. There are 2,000 puzzles available for free. However, There is also an additional purchase option for expansion packs.

 

Spelling Stage

 

Kids may usually find spelling words difficult, but with this app, they can be interested in spelling practice. The paid subscription offers a wide range of words for different age groups, from preschoolers to adults.

 

My Molecularium

 

One of the most entertaining educational apps, My Molecularium is designed so that High School students can study with a fresh mind. The fun games in this app encourage students to easily understand and learn chemistry concepts related to molecular structure, chemical formulas, and skeletal formulas.

 

 

References

 

Kumar, Saroj. “10 Top Educational Apps For Kids.” ELearning Industry, 19 Apr. 2018, elearningindustry.com/10-top-educational-apps-for-kids.

 

Willets, Melissa. “10 Best Educational Websites for Kids.” Parenting, 13 Mar. 2015, www.parenting.com/child/education/10-best-educational-websites-kids.

 

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