I asked parents "What are your favorite educational apps for kids?". I got an overwhelming response from friends and family with a list of their favorite learning apps.
Phones, tablets, and other electronic devices have become popular with kids. Kids love playing on their phones and tablets when they are bored, on school break, or just want to have fun. Why not turn that into a fun learning experience and make that screen time quality learning time.
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Since we homeschool, we do a lot of playing around on the computer. The majority of what the kids do is for educational purposes. We're often watching our favorite educational YouTube channels, doing research for projects, or playing educational online games.
During summer break or when the kids aren't in school, they use their phones and tablets to play games. It's a great boredom buster for them and keeps them entertained. So for our youngest, I thought.. why don't we get a bunch of learning apps for kids so that she can play those. She will be having fun while playing fun games. It's a win-win for everyone.
Our Favorite Educational Apps for Kids
These are a few of our favorites so far, ones that we use almost every day. As we find more, I will update the list. If you have any favorite learning apps or apps that are educational, feel free to comment so we can check it out!
One of my all-time favorite educational apps and websites for kids is ABC Mouse. We started the twins out on this when they were itty bitty and it helped them so much. It worked wonders for them and I was so grateful we had the chance to check it out.
This is a paid app, but I still highly recommend it. If you want to give it a shot, they do have a free trial you can do to see if it is a fit for you.
Available on: Apple, Google Play, Amazon or you can use it on a browser.
Tinybop offers a variety of different interactive learning apps that kids will love. Everything from learning about the human body to weather and ecosystems. The apps are broken up into two sections: Explorer and Digital Toys.
Each Explorer’s Library app is an interactive model that lets kids explore the invisible and awesome wonders of our world. Kids ages 4+ develop foundational science literacy.
Each Digital Toys app is an open-ended construction kit that lets kids build, test, and play with anything they can imagine. Kids ages 4+ develop creative-thinking, problem-solving, and storytelling skills.
Available on: Apple Store
Little 10 Robot Games
One of their most popular games is called Goodness Shapes. It is a playful, learning adventure for preschoolers and toddlers. Your kids will get familiar with shapes, colors, and patterns through unique challenges that involve matching, sorting, and other fun games.
Little 10 Robot also offers a variety of different apps and subjects for preschool and young elementary aged students.
Duolingo Language Learn App
Duolingo is the fun, free app for learning 35+ languages through quick, bite-sized lessons. As they learn, kids will get to practice speaking, reading, listening, and writing.
Khan Academy Kids
The Khan Academy Kids app offers thousands of educational activities, books, songs, and games for toddlers, preschoolers, kindergarteners, and first graders.
Children can learn reading, language, writing, math, social-emotional development, and more. Open-ended activities and games like drawing and coloring encourage creativity and self-expression are also available.
DragonBox offers a variety of different math apps. The apps create a unique learning experience that allows kids to explore and learn mathematics in new ways.
These apps are for elementary and middle school students aged 9 and up.