Children these days can easily operate your smartphone. Children and smartphones mix like bread and butter. So if you have kids or around kids a lot, you should check these apps out. The apps mentioned here are categorized into 5 categories – Math, Reading and Writing, Science, Stories and Miscellaneous. Now we take a look at the apps designed for young minds and little fingers or generally speaking – apps for kids.
Developer: Duck Duck Moose, Inc.
Age Group: 3-8 yearsLet your kid learn some counting, addition, subtraction, sorting, etc. while he is enjoying your smartphone. Moose Math offers 5 multi-level categories – Moose Juice, Paint Pet, Pet Bingo, Lost & Found, and Dot to Dot. Your kid will learn counting, addition and subtractions while making smoothies, match pets by counting dots, understand and compare lengths, learn to recognize shapes, etc.
Age Group: All agesThis app will teach your kids fractions including numerator/denominator notation, equivalent fractions, fraction ordering, subtracting fractions from 1, and so on. Slice Fractions focuses on teaching your kid fractions concepts without using words. Your kid will never know they are gradually learning fractions while solving over 60 innovative puzzels.
Age Group: All agesSqueebles Times Tables will teach your kid times tables whist helping Whizz rescue the Squeebles from the Math Monster. Sounds fun! Your kid will learn times tables from 1-12 and master tables with some extras like Tricky Tables, Mix it Up, Fill the Gap, Challenge Mode and Extreme Tables. You can even track your kid’s progress using the password protected parents’ area.
Developer: GiggleUp Kids Apps And Educational Games
Age Group: All agesYour kid will count and learn names of animals, toys, households and more. There is no complications for your kid to use this app as it jumps straight to the game when the app is opened. Toddler Counting 123 offers more than 130 real-life objects inside 10 categories – animals, transport, shapes, household, musical instruments, toys, insects, food, ocean creatures and outdoor objects.
Reading and Writing
Developer: Originator Inc.
Price: Free / In-app Purchase
Age Group: All agesYou kid will learn alphabets and words and their definitions with delightful animations in fun and engaging way. There are no high scores, limits or stress using this app so that your kid can interact with it in their own pace. Endless Alphabet offers over 50 word for your kids to learn. However, only 7 word puzzles comes for free while others need to be purchased.
Developer: PBS KIDS
Age Group: 3-6 yearsWith this app, your child will be introduced to uppercases and lowercase letters, order of the alphabet, common letter sounds and writing letters. The games is this app is categorized into several categories like Alpha Pig’s Lickety Letter Safari, Princess Presto’s Under The Sea Sounds, Super Why’s Marks The Spot, Wonder Red’s Let’s Letter Fly, and others.
Developer: Dorling Kindersley
Price: Free / In-app purchases
Age Group: All ages
You can browse a whole library of fantastic books on topics like animals, penguins, etc. for you kid. The books are labeled with age groups so you can price the one suitable for you kid. Each book has a read-aloud audio feature so that your kid can read along the text. Though the app is free, you still need to buy books using its in-build purchase feature.
Developer: Toca Boca AB
Age Group: All agesToca Lab teaches your kid science and all 118 elements on the periodic table in a fun and colourful way. Your kid can discover elements by spinning the elements in the centrifuge, warm them up in the Bunsen bruner, etc. Toca Lab has assigned elenents with their own personalities like their sound, weight, etc.
Developer: Sky Map Devs
Age Group: All ages
This game is about making your kid put the tubes in a way to make the fluid pass through lab tubes to get to its destination. Crazy Formula features 135 challenging levels across 15 Formula Books. Your kid wont have difficulty in understanding the gameplay as the game provides tutorials in the key levels.
Developer: PBS KIDS
Age Group: 6-8 yearsWhile playing this game, you kid will pollinate flowers as a bee, feed a family of raccoons, help elephants keep cool and clean. Each game is focused on specific science concept and includes interesting science facts. As the game progresses, your kid will earn stickers to take a photo of him in a Creature Power Suit.
Developer: Cupcake Digital, Inc.
Age Group: All agesThis is a story app with tap-and-play animations, hilarious special effects, entertaining games, text highlighting and professional narration. Your kid can use this story app is 3 modes – Read & Play, Read to Me and Just a Book. There are several coloring pages with Fraggle Rock scene.
Price: Free / In-app purchase
Age Group: All agesGrimm’s Bookshelf brings StoryToys’ fairly tails into you smartphone. You can browse the stories in English, French, German or Spanish. You can take a look at the stories without having to buy them first. There are several 3D pop-up games included in this app such as Thumbelina, The Jungle Book, Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Puss in Boots and many others.
Developer: Disney Publishing Worldwide
Age Group: All agesRead and race as Lightning McQueen on the streets of Tokyo, Japan, Porto Corsa, Italy, London, England, and Radiator Springs. This app features original Disney Pixar Cars 2 movies characters and animations with tap-and-play technology. You can even read the story in 9 languages – English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Spanish, and Swedish.
Price: FreeThis is an app launcher with parental controls and child-lock system that will protect your personal data and restrict your kid to using the apps that you’ve allowed. Kids Place prevents your kid in performing money related actions like calling, texting, etc. and also locks itself after specified amount of time. You can even configure the app to block incoming calls to let your kid play without worrying about calls.
Developer: Marco Nelissen
This is a child-lock app that turns your smartphone’s screen into a drawing board. You can let your kid play with your phone without worrying about him making calls and running apps. You can even configure the app to enable Airplane Mode while the app is active.