Baby app: the eight best educational apps for kids
Have you ever come home tired after a long, stressful day at work and just
want to relax on the couch and watch an episode of your favorite TV series,
only to find your child, still hyper, begging to play with you? And how
many times have you handed him or her a smartphone or tablet to play with
to get them to settle down for a little while?
The Eight Best Educational Apps for Kids
Without further ado, below is the list of the eight best educational apps
Khan Academy Kids
is a database of YouTube videos from Khan Academy covering school subjects
at various levels of difficulty. Subjects include the arts, humanities,
math, engineering, business, and courses and test prep. The app intends to
help children learn through photos, videos, and quizzes to test their
comprehension of the subject matter. Khan Academy also has a junior
version, referred to as Kids, which is designed for students
between two and seven years old. Khan Academy is quite popular, and kids,
students, parents, and educators all love it. Furthermore, the fact that
it’s a dynamic, immersive app laced with games, has helped to popularize it
is an app that is designed to develop children’s logical and reasoning
skills by showing them how objects relate to each other. The system is
designed to follow the Montessori learning method, which is hands-on and
self-directed. The app is perfect for younger children who are just
beginning to interact with technology, since it is based on an active,
non-mechanical learning mechanism. How does the game work? The child has to
match the shape of the object with the corresponding hole and, once a match
is made, he or she will go to the next level. A new object will appear with
another hole that has to be correctly matched, and so on…
3. Google Arts and Culture
provides kids with in-depth information about the arts by showing them
images and videos. Although the app can be enjoyable for anyone at any age,
the amount of information may be too much for younger children to absorb.
They might need some help from their parents to use this app.
4. Hopscotch is an app that was
created and designed for youth between the ages of 10 and 16. The purpose
of the game is to teach children the guidelines of computer programming
through interactive features such as dragging and dropping commands and
instructions into a script, allowing them to create their own programs.
Each player can customize their own program by choosing different
characters and each program can also be saved and shared on a Hopscotch
community creation network, where you can also comment on and reproduce
others’ creations. Hopscotch is a great tool to help kids be creative and
learn how computer programming works without worrying about technical,
difficult coding language.
5. Quizlet is a useful app for those
who would like to introduce their child to the study of foreign languages
and their pronunciation through an excellent audio interface. Quizlet has
as many as 500 million user-created “study sets” in its archives. New users
can search for previously uploaded sets to see if there is an
already-existing study set that matches their needs. Be cautious, though:
since it is a free and collaborative app, shared study sets are not
verified by the app’s owners. This means that there could be errors
throughout the study sets.
Adapted Mind – Fun math games for kids
is one of the most popular math apps on the market, mainly because it’s set
up like a video game. It’s a fantasy-based educational game that deals with
math topics for kids in elementary school.
is an app designed with the sole purpose of testing children’s knowledge.
The goal is to earn spells by answering questions correctly, and then
getting the chance to battle monsters in the different fantastical realms.
The basic app is free, but a paid subscription, obviously, offers more
is an app designed for children ages two to eight, but it’s also perfect
for younger children who haven’t yet started preschool. ABCmouse features
hundreds of interactive games, activities, and videos related to reading,
math, science, and art. If your child doesn’t attend kindergarten, the app
is a great substitute for preparing him for elementary school. Plus, you’ll
be able to monitor his progress! ABCmouse rewards your child’s progress
with a reward system: as you accumulate points, you can use them to
purchase virtual items. This app can be used on either the computer or a
What are the pros and cons of educational apps for kids?
Educational apps help children acquire the skills they need to perform
daily tasks and future job responsibilities. They can certainly also
intrigue children and help them to find topics they might have otherwise
found boring, interesting.
Always remember that it is necessary – if not essential – to set limits on
the use of apps, even those that are educational. If children or teens
spend too much time in front of the screen, it can compromise their health
and, moreover, prevent them from relating to other youth. We advise that
you and your children come to an agreement on how much time they are
allowed to spend “in the company” of a tablet or smartphone and to be
consistent in upholding that agreement.