Five Great Educational Apps for Young Children

Good educational apps for young children are hard to find! Here are my Top 5 good Ipad apps for kids which can be used to help develop reading and math skills.

In order to make the list, the games had to be fun and target specific skills. Tested by my six-year-old grandson, all hold his attention and provide rewards and positive reinforcement that keep him coming back time after time.

There are activities for letter recognition, writing of alphabet letters (which my grandson needed the most), as well as those which develop perceptual skills which are also important for successful readers.

Rounding out the collection is the coolest math game ever.


Letter Quiz

My grandson loved the free version of this game so much that he wanted me to order the full version. (Which I did, of course.)

What he likes most is the music and fireworks it provides to celebrate the completion of a section of the alphabet.

Read the Itunes Preview - it may be just what you've been looking for, too!


Letter School

If I had to choose one app for Ipad or Iphone, this would be it. I love this app, and even more importantly - so does my grandson who needed practice writing the letters of the alphabet correctly.

This app is truly the best of the best with unbelievably clever animations which reinforce the direction of the strokes needed to properly form each letter.

Preview the app at the Letter School website or download the free version for a test run. You won't be disappointed!!


Pictorial

The art teacher at our school first showed this amazing app to me. It is great for developing perspective and perception.

Kids - and adults, too - will find the music soothing as they swipe across the screen to see the stars align to form beautiful pictures.

Best of all, it is available for both Apple and Android devices.

Brainy Kids with Roxy the Star

This app reminds me of Lumosity for kids. It consists of activities which develop perception with brain exercises on a gaming platform that is really quite clever.

Read the Itunes Preview and decide for yourself - it's only $.99!

 Math Blaster

If you are looking for a game to develop/practice math skills - look no further. This educational app is amazing! Children must guide a space craft through a tunnel, destroying obstacles as they solve basic math problems.

You just can't beat this app! Try the Lite version and read the Itunes Preview. I think you will agree!

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