Here’s 5 of our favorite education apps in a wide variety of subjects. Give your techno tykes some extra games to reinforce what they learn in school, or kick-start your pre-kindergarten toddler. Learning can be fun…and sometimes, even free!
Read with Fonics
A fun reading app for tiny tots. This app breaks the English language down into 44 different sounds and helps kids master words with similar sounding sounds and letters. A phonetic background will help kids move onto reading more complex words and phrases easy. ($7.99, iTunes, Google Play and Amazon)
Preschool Math Games for Kids
This is a gaming app for little ones to learn and use basic numbers and beginning math concepts. Your kiddo will enjoy tracing numbers and counting by connecting-the-dots. (Free, Google Play)
Sprite Box: Code Hour
STEM learning and basic coding skills with a great design and gaming play too. Sprite Box: Code Hour teaches the coding basics of sequence and commands to kids as young as four years old. Little Sprite meets you on each of 20 puzzle game boards and gives you small coding challenges which start small, then get more complex as you go on. (Free, iTunes or Google Play)
A smart and entertaining language app for kids. Choose form dozens of foreign languages, then use a variety of play like flash cards, spoken work and vocal or spelling practices to start teaching your kiddos the basics. Of course, awards are presented in the form of badges and medals for great motivation. Love the variety of languages from Spanish to Vietnamese and Welsh to Hebrew! (Free, iTunes or Google Play)
If you don’t know what to tell your children at night when they point skywards and ask, “What’s that?” Then this is the app for you and your tech savvy little learners. This app is a stargazer’s best friend; making the night sky not only beautiful but educational too. Just point your phone or tablet up at the sky, and SkyView will identify all those little twinkling specks in the sky. Then the fun begins. Click on the “info” button for so much more information! The whole family will soon be aspiring astronomers and learning during online and family-fun time. (Free, Amazon, iTunes or Google Play from Terminal Eleven)
Reading, writing and arithmetic plus some astronomy and STEM science thrown in—your kiddos will love these apps so much they may not even know they are learning. And don’t forget about the games and apps we have at Snip-its. Stop in for a haircut adventure today!