What if you told your kiddo you’re gonna increase screen time and lessen their study time? We’re sure they’ll be pleased, even if these extra hours of screen time you speak of are going to be for learning instead! If your child is consistently trying to evade studying every time you try to sit them down for lessons, turn it into a fun session by using one (or more!) of these educational apps. We’ve got them covered from preschool all the way until primary school!
Learning new words might feel like a scary task for some kids, so a fun and interactive app that can help them enjoy the process will make it less daunting. Monkey Junior allows kids to learn more than 2000 words using a wide array of familiar topics, and the curriculum can be personalized according to a child’s age and interest. Made for ages 0-5.
Where to get it: www.monkeyjunior.com
If your kid feels like their science classes are a little overwhelming, you can try this app for visual, bite-sized pieces of information that can assist them with learning. There are more than 100 illustrations in the app that make the information easier to absorb, and the interface is kid-friendly and easy to use. Made for ages 6-8.
Where to find it: iOS
Monster Maths features a series of games that will teach your kids basic arithmetic. They get to assist the main character, Maxx, in fighting his enemies while taking part in math-related battles. If you kiddo’s feeling up to it, they can also try Multiplayer Mode and compete with others online. Made for ages 9-11.
Another game-based app that makes learning math more fun, Quick Math Jr. features twelve games that will help your child develop number sense. Kids can create their own monsters in the game by winning new features, then get to see their creations appear in the game itself! Made for ages 0-5.
Where to find it: iOS
Before embarking on their lifelong educational journey, preschoolers aged 2-5 can kickstart the learning process with a simple app like Hungry Caterpillar Play School. The content comprises numerous topics ranging from shapes and colors to arts and puzzles. The realistic, almost 3D visuals also make it very attractive and engaging for kids.
Where to find it: www.caterpillarplay.com
Another app that can assist you with creating a solid foundation for your preschooler, ABCMouse covers reading, math, music, and more for kids from the age of 2 to 8. Let them fall in love with learning by showing them the amazing progress they’re making using the app’s tracker.
Where to find it: www.abcmouse.com
The app that lets kids learn the big stuff the fun way, Lingokids covers over 60 different topics, including 21st-century skills like critical thinking and communication. It’s also ad-free and kid-safe so you can rest assured and let them have all the fun they want while on the app! Made for ages 0-5
Where to find it: www.lingokids.com
This app contains a huge library of high-quality ebooks and audiobooks that you and your kiddo can read together. It’s a great substitute for cartoons and screen time, while at the same time is a leisure activity that they can learn from and enjoy. Made for ages 6-8.
Where to find it: www.getepic.com
Your kid will be fully immersed in learning the alphabet with this app since it features adorable characters from Sesame Street! Suitable for toddlers and young kids, Elmo Loves 123s has songs, videos, coloring pages, and more to make the learning process that much more interactive. Made for ages 0-5.
Studycat lets your child learn without having to feel like it’s a chore. From spelling and pronunciation to reading and brain training, this app contains almost 200 English lessons for preschoolers, early learners, and young children. Made for ages 6-8.
Where to find it: www.studycat.com