5 Of The Best Educational Mobile Apps For Children
The digital age is well and truly upon us, and as we’ve all so clearly seen from Pokemon Go, there’s no holding it back. That doesn’t mean you should let technology take over your kid's lives, though, but rather accept it is a part of the modern day and take the time to learn how to best use it. Computers, tablets, smartphones, and gadgets are all powerful tools which, with just a little bit of know-how, can become incredible forces for good.
Here we’ve gathered a list of some of the best educational apps available for iPhone and iPad, ready for you to bring a new world of learning and creativity right to their fingertips.
Doodle Critter Math
Doodle Critter Math is a great app for helping to teach your children basic shapes like circle, triangle, hexagon, rectangle, pentagon, and hexagon. Kids learn the shapes in a fun way by touching the little critters and completing a range of tasks including memory, match, and sorting games. The app is priced at £2.29 in the app store and recommended for children between three and five.
You’ll soon discover Elephant Art! is an art app of the most unusual kind, probably when your child presses a button to make a massive elephant’s foot come down and splatter a banana onto a canvas. The app continues with this destructive theme by allowing kids to turn regular household objects into paint and fling them onto their abstract creations. Rated for kids 5 and under, Elephant Art! is Free to try from the app store.
Journeys of Invention
One of the pricier apps at just under £8, Journeys of Invention is one of the most ambitious digital books around. The app takes your child through the history of science and technology, guiding them through inter woven chapters and details of how great inventions have impacted the world. They can also interact with objects and 360 photographs in the book, for instance by climbing inside the Apollo 10 Command Module. The spectacular visuals and insights make Journeys of Invention well worth the investment.
Miximal may be another mix-it- up sliding game for learning animals, but it stands head and shoulders above the rest due to its quality design and user-friendly interface. As animated cartoons, the animals are all easily recognisable and simple to learn and remember. And if at any point your child needs a little hint, a tap of the play button will reveal the animal’s name.
The app is priced at £1.99 and is made for kids five and under.
When a child is developing, it’s easy to focus too much on educational content and forget the huge benefits of exploration and play. With the Monster Mingle app, you child can design their own monster and use it to explore the environments, wandering around, swimming in the ocean, or soaring in the air. There are many other strange creatures to interact with on the way, and the goal- free nature of the game makes it a stress-free and fun experience. Monster Mingle is £2.99 and recommended for children 5 and under.
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