It used to be that kids would be happy with a stick or a piece of paper and a crayon. But with so much new technology available, kids now have the opportunity to learn in creative and innovative ways. Whether it’s during designated screen time or long car rides, take advantage of these five great educational apps to set your children up for learning success!
Elmo Loves 123s
A favorite Sesame Street character comes to life in this fun app for preschoolers that teaches numbers and basic math. Kids are guided by Elmo and Abby Cadabby through interactive learning videos, puzzles, and coloring pages that teach numbers 1-20. To keep the learning going outside the app, parents can access a special screen to see how much time their child spent on the app, what numbers he learned, and what percentage of questions he got correct.
Marble Math Junior
Combining a marble maze game with math problems, Marble Math Junior teaches 5-8 year olds basic math skills, including shape recognition, patterns, fractions, money, telling time, and more. The app is cheerful and encourages children to keep trying if they get an answer wrong. Marble Math Junior is customizable and can be set to read the problems aloud to younger users for a fun and interactive experience.
Learn with Homer
Perfect for preschoolers and kindergarteners, Learn with Homer opens kids to a beautiful and colorful world of learning. Kids start at a map of Homer’s Clubhouse and work their way through various levels and activities relating to reading and writing, including drawing, story telling, songs, and more. Although the app is fun, it also has a structure to move kids through the learning process in the right order. Learn with Homer encourages kids to draw and record what they are learning, which parents can access when they track their child’s progress on the app.
Stack the States
Introduce your child to U.S. geography in this fun learning and balancing game. Children will learn the shape of each state, its capital, and its location on the map as they build a leaning tower of states that will eventually fill the entire U.S. map. With a few different games and learning activities, older elementary children will have plenty of ways to become geography masters.
Habitat the Game
In this exciting adventure, children learn about animals and habitats as they work to save a virtual endangered polar bear. By working through different levels and undertaking real-world actions, children as young as four can learn how to preserve the world and to help save the environment.