The 10 Best Educational iPhone/iPad Apps for Kids

Posted by Cindy Perry on 9/20/2016

Best Educational iPhone/iPad Apps for Kids

We all have phones these days. It’s hard to keep them from our kids because they naturally want to know what we’re looking at. Instead of letting them browse YouTube, I recommend throwing some education apps on your phone. That way when they climb into your lap to stare at your device (because let’s face it, you were!), at least they’ll learn something.

Here are some of the best apps for kids’ education.

1. Elmo Loves 123s

This app helps your child learn numbers up to 20 and perform basic addition and subtraction. Plus they get to play with their favorite Sesame Street characters.

2. Disney Story Central

These read-along stories (with some personalization) help your kids learn to read by pairing learning with their favorite Disney characters, from Doc McStuffins to Mickey Mouse.

3. Animal Pants

This silly game is an excellent way to improve your child’s visual cognition skills and memory.

4. Alien Assignment

In this crazy app, kids join adventurous aliens on problem-solving expeditions to repair their space ship. It comes with great puzzles to help kids learn to work through problems.

5. The Sight Word Adventure

Here’s another one to help your child learn to read. This game helps them remember what words look like and improves visual memorization and their listening skills.

6. The Magic School Bus: Oceans by Scholastic

A lot of us grew up on Ms. Frizzle, so you know how educational these stories can be. This interactive story includes pictures, games and videos.

7. Ansel & Clair’s Adventures in Africa

Learn about Africa and the Nile as your child is whisked through the region by a photographer and his helpful robot. Play games, puzzles, and learn about the history, culture and animals of the region.

8. Spelling Test Free

I like this one because you can create custom spelling tests, so if your child struggles with certain words you can give them practice. Of course you can let them play the default games as well.

9. Poptropica

In this mystery game, you create your own characters and send them through a problem-solving series. They go through different levels of quests that get increasingly more difficult.

10. Duolingo

Duolingo is one of the most highly related language-learning tool available. Millions of adults use their website, but their app is designed for kids and early learners. The lessons as easy to pick up and they teach practical usage, so you could actually begin speaking the new language soon.

Any recommendations? What apps do your kids love the most?

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