If you have a tablet or smartphone lying around in the house, chances are your kids are spending a lot of time playing with it or trying to play with it. They start as young as 6 months old so instead of letting them just use the device for playing games you can capitalize on there curiosity and install some apps that will educate them as much as entertain them. Below are some of the best apps to expand your child’s mind.
1. Intro to Math
This is probably the easiest way to introduce your kid to the world of maths. There are plenty of activities and games in the app that introduce your child to the numbers 0 to 9.
Your kid can learn how to draw numbers by tracing them on the device’s screen or arrange rods from the shortest to the longest.
2. Alphabet Aquarium
This teaches children letters and the alphabet in a colorful and fun way. It comes with four engaging games for your children to play, and is perfect for pre-schoolers.
3. Drawing Pad
This is the digital version of giving your child crayons and a piece of paper. However, it offers a lot more tools sure to spark your kid’s creativity.
For instance, there are stickers, colored pencils, paint brushes and markers. The good thing about this is your child won’t leave pieces of paper and sticks of crayon lying around everywhere, and you can print the really good drawings that you want to put on your fridge.
4. Elmo Loves ABCs for iPad
All children love Sesame Street, especially Elmo. This app uses that affection to teach children about the alphabet. Your kid will learn about identifying sounds and letters from the furry red monster while also gaining access to 80 Sesame Street videos along with a number of coloring pages.
5. Hairy Letters
This app offers one of the cutest ways of teaching kids to spell. There are small furry creatures that hold up letters and teach your child to spell using phonics.The animations are childish and cute, and the app has been getting rave reviews since it came out.
6. My First 101 Words
Thanks to this app, your toddlers can learn their first words. What makes the app different is that it doesn’t rely on text for teaching your kids; it uses videos, which are more engaging. Video clips with a girl and a boy demonstrate each word. Your toddler can replay each video, and even shuffle them.
7. Balloony Word
This app teaches kids how to spell and new vocabulary while making them keep a gorilla afloat with several balloons. The app is a little like hangman.