A+ Educational Apps

A+ Educational Apps

Whether your adding Apps to your phone or ipad here is a collection of some of the best apps around. If you have a favorite that you’d like to recommend please comment on this post and I will add your recommendation! Check back frequently as this list is constantly updated.

Best Baby-Toddler Apps

  • Baby Sign ASL (over 200 Sign Language references for parents who are teaching their infant to sign)
  • Learn to Talk (flash cardsto facilitate language development in one-three year olds)
  • Peekaboo Barn (a barn adventure that teaches farm animal names and noises to children in Spanish and English)
  • Bubbles (who doesn’t love to pop bubbles; this is a great app if you need a fun distraction)
  • Toddler Teasers Quizzing (preschool age quizzes to test children on colors, shapes, numbers, and sizes; progresses in difficulty with your child)
  • Tozzle-Toddlers Favorite Puzzle (keeps your toddler entertained as he learns to improve shape recognition and motor activity; choose from 20 different puzzle pictures with sound effects)
  • Monkey Preschool Lunchbox (Great for fine-motor skills)
  • Dora’s Skywriting ABC’s (Fabulous for fine-motor skills and beginning letter practice)
  • Read Me Stories (audio for picture book stories; new story each day)
  • ABC Tracing (connect the dots to create letters)
  • Talking Tom (great encouragement for building oral communication skills)
  • Toy Story 3 (matching memory game)
  • iWrite Words (teaches your preschooler handwriting while playing a fun game)
  • Where’s Gumbo? (takes your child on an adventure to find a lost dog using clues)
  • Kidzongs (6 animated favorite child sing-a-longs)
  • The Little Red Hen (animated storybook where you can read the story to your child or play along in three different languages)
  • iKids Play- Caterpillar Dream (includes a coloring book, a video storybook, digital finger painting, and a feature for your child to read, record, and playback a story)
  • Bumblebee Touchbook (animation and narration of words and sentences in a fun entertaining way)
  • Curious George Coloring Book (over 40 unique coloring pages to choose from; store your child’s artwork in a gallery to use or e-mail it to friends and family)
  • Wheels on the Bus (fun interactive musical storybook; you move the wheels, open the doors, etc.)
  • Dora Saves the Crystal Kingdom (easy-to-play adventure in which you tilt your phone left and right to steer Dora along to collect crystals; coloring book included)
(recommendations from Parents Magazine and our own personal experience)

Beginner Reading Apps

  • Gopher Finding: Sight Words (has five different levels of sight words K-3; great way to practice sight words)
  • Sentence Builder (practice making grammatically correct sentences)
  • My Word Wall (includes 4 different literacy-based reading activities)
MORE TO COME!

Teacher Apps

  • Kids Book Report (a new way for students to write and publish a book report)

MORE TO COME!

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Mackenzie is a follower of Jesus, wife, mama of two toddler boys, teacher at heart, and coffee lover. She was a lower school elementary teacher for over 6 years, with a master's degree in Reading, and is a certificated Reading Specialist. She currently works part-time at a private school allowing her more time at home with her little guys.

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  1. Thanks for stopping by our hop, what a great job, to help someone read better. Our school is having a reading contest this week, Then they get a campout. The minimum is 2 hours per student for the week. Many read for hours.

  2. Thanks for sharing, I need to try some of those! I would love for you to share this (and any other creations) at Pin It & Win It Wednesday @ http://www.cheapcraftymama.com!

  3. What a great collection of apps for kids! Many of them are so of our favorites too (http://blog.playdrhutch.com/2011/07/23/iphone-apps-favorite-apps-for-kids/ and http://blog.playdrhutch.com/2011/11/30/iphone-apps-favorite-apps-for-kids-part-2/)!

    Thanks so much for linking up to this week’s Kids Co-Op!

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