Childhood is a period full of energy and kids want to use this energy playing and having fun all around. Young children want to be engaged in games and fun activities but learning isn’t one of them. Over the past few decades, education industry has gone through some significant changes with the arrival of various educational applications for young children. Now, children can learn different and new things in a playful way with various educational applications focused for preschool kids. Not only do they get to have fun playing games but they will learn new and important things such as math, alphabets, shapes, colors etc along the way.
Here is a list of 10 educational applications for your child to flourish.
1. AlphaTots Alphabet
AlphaTots is an excellent tool for helping children learn the alphabet. Filled with creative and clever interactive activities, the app reinforces letters with interactive elements that are fun to do (such as assembling a building for the letter B or cutting strings for the letter C). Letters are sounded out and the app is easy for kids of virtually all ages to navigate.
2. Fish School
Fish School is an early learning app that reinforces knowledge of numbers, letters, shapes, and colors through fun and colorful play. The lessons reinforced here are very basic ones, though, and even kindergartners may feel they are too old for the app. For toddlers just beginning to get the knack of the ABC song, though, and preschoolers proud of their blossoming counting skills, this app is perfect.
3. Hoopa City
Hoopa City is a preschool-friendly world-building game that also will appeal to older kids. There’s no reading involved. In fact, there are no instructions at all — kids explore and figure out on their own what they can create and how.
4. Todo Math
Todo Math is designed to help kids of all abilities practice math. This app is designed with learning differences in mind. It can be helpful for kids who have auditory and visual processing issues or language of math issues. It also is beneficial for kids who have fine motor issues.
5. The Very Hungry Caterpillar
My Very Hungry Caterpillar is a set of activities centered on the caterpillar from Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar. There is no reading or dialogue; most kids will take quickly to the controls, which primarily involve tapping and dragging; and the sounds are reminiscent of a music box.
6. Writing Wizard
Writing Wizard is a highly customizable app that helps kids practice tracing letters, numbers, and words while learning letter names and phonetic sounds. Audio and visual prompts show kids exactly where to trace from the start of the letter to the finish.
7. Montessori Numbers
Montessori Numbers is a set of five math-related activities that follow the Montessori method. The app includes counting, block manipulation, stacking, number cards, and number matching. There’s also a fun, engaging tracing activity for teaching kids the proper way to write numbers zero to nine while encouraging them to practice many times as they see the impressive, visually animated results of their work.
8. Fuzzy Numbers:
Fuzzy Numbers: Pre-K Number Foundation focuses on giving kids practice making general estimations about quantity, addition, and subtraction. In some games kids choose which of two groups has more or fewer items. In others, kids watch groups of items combining or separating and estimate which of two groups better represents the correct number of items.
9. Elmo Loves 123s
Elmo Loves 123s is designed to teach preschoolers numbers from 1 to 20. Sesame Street favorites Elmo and Abby introduce kids to the number and activities. In Sesame Street style, little ones’ best interests are the focus.
Duck Duck Moose is a phonics and spelling app designed for beginning readers. As the little mouse and bird bop along, kids can tap any item they pass and try to spell it. Depending on the level you choose, you can either see the silhouettes of the letters in place, or try to spell it without any such hints.
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