When your children are bored but you’re too busy to entertain them it’s all too easy to hand over an Ipad or Iphone for them to play on. Most parents feel guilty about doing that because not only do they think it’s the easy way out but they don’t want their kids to get addicted to the devices.
If you install a couple of these educational apps, you can encourage learning in an interactive way. Your kids will love the different activities and you can be happy that they’re doing something worthwhile rather than just playing mindless games!
Interactive Telling Time Lite – Learning to tell time doesn’t have to be difficult, in fact with this brilliant app your children can discover an easy and fun way to read both analog and digital clocks. Having an interactive device means your kids can move the hour and minute hands on nine different character faces – and doing it themselves should make it simpler to learn.
ABC Ninja – If children have a good time while they learn, chances are the information is more likely to sink in whether they realize it or not! This game will improve letter recognition using sight, sound and touch and the difficulty level will adjust automatically depending on the child’s skill level…which means they can’t become complacent as it will challenge them constantly!
Monkey Preschool Lunchbox – This is the #1 preschool game in the app store, and for good reason! The lovable animated monkey will help your kids along the way as they pack up his lunch through seven different games which test a range of skills from counting, shapes and matching.
Mathmateer – Some kids just don’t like math and you may have tried everything to convince them it’s not that bad but nothing works – until now! This app will allow them to have hours of fun solving number problems while they fly to space in their very own rocket.
Little Fox Music Box – When you discover just how brilliant this sing-a-long app is you’ll wish you had it when you were growing up! It’s perfect for any little musicians in the making because they can record and sing their own songs as well as the one’s that come already installed.
LetterSchool – If your children are having difficulty with their handwriting then they can practice forming the shapes of all 26 letters of the alphabet. This app features both uppercase and lowercase letters which they can trace over with their fingers, because you know what they say…practice makes perfect!
Grandma’s Garden – Join this charming dancing Grandma and all her silly veggies for fun adventures in the garden! The kids will love all eight garden-themed mini games as well as the educational videos.
Grandpa’s Workshop – If your kiddies liked helping Grandma then they’ll love giving Grandpa a hand in his workshop identifying tools, measuring, repairing broken items and much more!
Puzzle Games For Kids – Sharpen your kids’ critical thinking skills and improve their motor movements with these fun puzzle games. It’s great for replacing a traditional puzzle out in the garden or on road trips because it’ll keep your kids entertained and you wont have to worry about them losing any of the pieces!
Pianist – Encourage your little one’s to explore their musical talents with the help of this clever app which enables them to experience playing the piano on an Ipad or Iphone. They can compose their own pieces and entertain the whole family with their creations.
My Incredible Body – This incredibly fascinating human body guide will teach both children and adults about all the parts, processes and functions of the anatomy. You can zoom inside each of the organs for a closer look, experience how blood flows and see how all the bones fit together.
Line ‘Em Up – This app replicates a simple classroom activity in which children place number tiles in order from least to greatest.
Endless Alphabet – Adorable monsters will guide your children through the alphabet, helping them to learn their ABC’s and build their vocabulary. You’ll be amazed at how much they pick up and before long you’ll be hearing words like ‘ginormous’ and ‘invisible’ come out of their mouths!
Lazoo Zoo – Filled with giraffes whose spots magically change depending on what they’re fed, an ape who sprouts new hairstyles when he’s overfed and a finicky lion who tells you what he feels like eating, this is no ordinary zoo!
Story Maker – Imagination is a beautiful thing and this app will take full advantage of that, getting the kiddo’s to create their own weird and wonderful stories! Hours of fun and absolutely nothing to pay…you can’t beat that!
Spelling Magic 3 – Once a young person learns to spell the whole world opens up in front of them and this app will give them the opportunity to practice building 4-7 letter words that contain two or more syllables.
Animal Fun – Not only will this game allow children to identify animals but they’ll also learn the different sounds they make.
Periodic Table Of The Elements – This interactive periodic table is designed to help older kids with their science homework. They can learn more about each element and categorize them into different groups depending on what they’re looking for.