Let’s face it, successfully negotiating the iPad, iPhone or Android out of your child’s hands in today’s climate can be nothing less than achieving a miracle. Even as school has started, some kids just can’t let go of the electronics. Well, never fret, if they insist on the electronics, then meet them halfway with these top educational apps that will help support, develop, supplement, and reinforce what they are doing in the classroom.
We’ve mentioned this one several times before, and here it is again. Noted as the best overall app for kids ages 2-8, ABCmouse.com has something for everyone. It is available as both an app and website. There are tons of storyline-based videos, games, quizzes, and activities that cover a kaleidoscope of subject matter to keep kids engaged and learning.
Want to help your 2-12-year-old become more proficient in their reading skills? Or want to occupy your veracious reader with over 35,000 books to choose from? Well then, Epic! is the right app for you. This e-book library also includes a read-to-me feature for those who can’t quite read on their own. This is the perfect way to take a book on the go.
Geography is a must for all middle-schoolers and Stack the States has you covered. This app is part game and part educational tool. It hosts a wealth of general knowledge about different states throughout the game. If you answer a question correctly, you are one step closer to winning the game and getting a state to add to your stack. The app offers three different games to keep kids interested and seeking to get to that next level.
Geared towards High School students, this language app will have kids speaking a new language with ease. The app offers practice through audio, word identification, and oral exercises for over 30 different languages. Although this is geared towards High School students, anyone can use it if they are interested in learning something new or getting extra help for that Spanish or French class that isn’t going so well.
We can’t talk apps without at least one coding app. Lightbot: Code Hour is one of the best for beginners. This app introduces kids of all ages to the basic concepts of coding and the logic that programmers use to write. If your kids are interested in coding, this is one of the best apps to see if they are truly interested without overwhelming them.