In decades past, books and other forms of print media were the main ways kids could learn outside of the classroom. Times have changed, and the Internet has made it possible for kids to supplement their classroom education. Educational apps allow your kids to learn while on the go, and many of these apps are fun to watch.
Here are some apps that might appeal to your kids.
Handwriting Without Tears
This app is designed to help kids learn proper handwriting skills. It has a multisensory feature that has a Wet-Dry-Try method along with a virtual chalkboard so that kids can write during the lessons. This app comes with an audio coaches who guides the kids as they write out their letters. The kids will primarily learn the capital letter and number formation. This app also has a practice section where they can choose the letters they want to focus on. You can save money on this app by using a discount code.
With this app your kids will go beyond the usual online kids’ videos that sometimes lack substance. Brainfeed is designed for kids age seven and older, and they will learn a variety of concepts within math, language arts, science and history. Much of the video are based on the traditional curriculum and they supplement your kids’ classroom studies well.
If your kids love flashcards to help them study, then Cram is the right app for you. With the free version you’ll only be able to create two folders but if you upgrade to the premium version, you can create unlimited folders. Each folder can have up to 100 flashcards. This is excellent for students who like to memorize concepts while on a bus or during quiet time at home.
This app is geared mostly at toddlers and preschoolers, and it is an interactive tool that parents and kids can use together. Once you sign your child up for the app, the child will choose a virtual teacher for the app’s program. From there you choose the curriculum that works the best for his age and ability. ABC Mouse covers math, reading, arts and colors, and other fun subtopics.
Rosetta Stone Letter Sounds
This app is cool for kids who are just learning the alphabet and basic vocabulary words. One exercise asks the child to match certain toys with the letters that the toys’ names start with. In addition to this, there is a feature that teaches children Spanish words.
In conclusion, these apps should not be a substitute for books and other forms of hands-on instruction at home. However, in this digital age we will continue to see widespread use of technology to assist parents and teachers in educating the next generation.