Tablets, especially the Apple iPad, can be a great educational and entertainment device for preschool children. With a ton of high quality educational apps in the App Store, all you need to do as a parent is to pick the right apps.
In this article, we are going to look at 5 educational apps that will suit the need of your preschool children perfectly.
BrainPOP Featured Movie – link to app.
This app contains a large collection of educational movies that covers a wide range of subjects including English, Science, Math, Arts, Music and many more. An interactive quiz is made available with each of these movies to test your children’s understanding about the movie that they just watched.
All the movies published via the app comes with closed caption so your kids can read along while they are watching them. Although the app is free to download, I highly recommend you to pay for the full access subscription that costs $6.99/month. With this inexpensive monthly fee, you will get more than 750 BrainPOP movies and quizzes.
Word Games for Kids – Futaba – link to app.
Futaba is a very simple but highly interactive multiplayer word game for kids. When the game starts, an image will appear in the play area and the player who is the first to match the set of words they have with the image will get a point.
Futaba comes with more than 100 adorable hand drawn images, professionally created audio soundtracks and great visuals to keep your children engaged with the game. The game is free to download. However, if you as a parent or teacher would like to add your own images to the game, then you should get the full version for $2.99.
SpellingCity – link to app.
SpellingCity is an app that contains a number of games and activities that help children to learn new English vocabularies and spellings. Some of the more interesting games are Vocabulary TestMe, Spelling TestMe and HangMouse.
Vocabulary TestMe is a vocabulary multiple choice test. A definition will be provided and users have to choose the corresponding word. A test result will be displayed once the test is completed. With a huge database of words, the game will stay challenging for a long time. Spelling TestMe works in almost the same manner but focuses on improving your children’s spelling.
HangMan is a fun game where children are needed to decrypt a set of alphabets into a word before time runs out. All in all, this is going to be an interesting app for the kids so be sure to download it for them to play.
Math Ninja HD – link to app.
If a plain math game is boring your children out, you can consider giving Math Ninja HD a try. The game is around protecting your treehouse from a giant potato and its army of robotic creatures by solving math questions. As a parent, you also get to adjust the range of numbers to suit your children’s progress.
Simple graphics, interesting gameplay and highly customizable math problems are going to let your kids have all the fun while improving their math solving skills.
Montessori Crosswords – link to app.
Based on the famous Montessori learning method, this app is an incredible education app for preschool children that helps to develop their writing, reading and spelling skills. Although it costs $2.99 to download, the app is totally worth what you are paying for.
The game will slowly progress by offering more complex words for them to play as your children becomes better at it. Apart from the language learning opportunity, the experience of using the app is also very enjoyable with the great sounds, visual effects and animations incorporated.
Do you have the apps mentioned above downloaded onto your iPad so that your kids can start learning while having fun playing with them? Apart from the above, what are the apps that your kids like? Share them with us in the comment section below.
Jake Lim is a tech geek and gadget reviewer for Lazada Malaysia. He currently uses the new iPad and a Samsung Galaxy Note 2. During his free time, he loves browsing the App Store and Google Play for the latest apps to mess around with.PS: Digging this story, news or review? Let us know! Comments open.
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