In 2017, chances are your child is already familiar and active on a tablet or mobile device. In fact, a study from last year confirmed that this is true for 92% of children. Where as this may seem outlandish and a huge change from the world you knew when you were growing up (I personally had a Nintendo 64 and that was it), this doesn’t have to be a bad thing. With increased technological use comes an increase to learn through that technology, but where do you begin? Here’s a list of some fantastic educational apps for kids that capitalize on your child’s technologically curious mind.
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The Khan Academy app is a fantastic tool if your child is eager to learn on its own and you find them “googling” answers to questions that they’re constantly coming up with. Although I consider the app superb for the autodidact, older child (8+), the app can also be used with parental supervision to encourage learning during breaks from school. The app features a variety of videos and interactive exercises on thousands of different topics so whether you want to learn about the migration patterns of birds or the physics behind our universe, Khan can help.5 Best Educational Apps For Kids You Need To Try Click To Tweet
Toca Boca is a fantastic developer that has made some of the most fun and interesting educational games on the current market. Games allow children to explore different subjects be it nature, science, or invention. Apps focus is discovery and creativity. The fun color and design of the apps alone is enough to keep any child learning and entertained for hours.
For the toddlers just starting out on the Ipad and with learning in general, Endless Alphabet is a fantastic tool to help reinforce language and speech. Watch as fun little monsters help your child memorize a plethora of different words and help them spell, speak, and know what certain words mean. Endless also offers other apps that are great for an infant just beginning to learn through the Ipad.
If your child is already familiar with PBS, all the better, but even if not, PBS Kids apps offer a fantastic opportunity to take some time-tested programs and bring them to the Ipad. PBS offers both videos and educational games for your child in separate apps that are both free of charge.
With this article itself being a testament to how far technology has come, why not give your child a huge advantage and give them the chance to learn how to code in a fun and enticing way? Kodable gives kids age K-5 a great chance to get a leg up on learning how to code through interactive games and puzzles. This is a personal favorite and should be at least attempted by every child. Who knows? Your child could be the next Steve Jobs or Bill Gates!
Check out some of these educational apps for kids and let us know your favorite in the comments!