For human beings, learning is as natural as breathing. So, when apps overtook the digital world, a lot of them were created for learning. Now, app stores are flooded with educational apps for kids. So how do you find the good ones among them?
Given below are some of the best educational apps for kids of the year 2016.
Forest Home is a puzzle game where your toddlers can draw colorful paths to lead various forest animals to safety. Explore 8 forest types as your kid progress through the game by avoiding obstacles and obtaining collectables waiting for them in the way.
2. Motion Math
Hungry Fish : Hungry Fish is a math game for kids between ages 6 to 8 that helps to learn counting, addition, and subtraction in a fun-filled way. The fishes are hungry for numbers. Higher levels unlock new colors and fins. This app will teach kids to arrive on a sum by adding different numbers.
Toontastic is one app that boosts creativity in your children. The app allows kids to draw, animate, record voice and create their own cartoons. The animated story can be shared with friends and family worldwide.
BrainPOP Jr. encourages your kid to learn new things. It features a new animated movie each week spanning subjects within science, social studies, maths, arts and technology. Two funny, enthusiastic characters Annie and Moby guides your kids through the educational activities and related quizzes.
This is a convenient routine teaching app that can teach your toddler best practices at the potty and sink. Help Daniel the Tiger and Katerina the Cat to stop play and go potty. There’s step-by-step instructions that will cultivate good habits at the potty and sink such as wiping, flushing, washing and drying hands before returning to play .
ChoreMonster is a cool and engaging app that helps parents who are fed up of reminding their kids about doing thier chores. This is the right app to teach your toddler taking responsibility of thier duties. It also rewards the good behaviours and accomplishment of daily chores.
Your kids can now play and learn physics with Tinybop’s Simple Machines. There are 6 simple machines viz.; levers, pulleys, inclined planes, wedges, wheel & axles, and screws that teach about concepts in physics such as force, motion of objects, action & reactions, energy conservation etc. This app gives your kid something to be excited about experimenting with science.
Slice fraction aids your kids in playful learning of fractions at a faster pace. Slicing through ice and lava to clear the mammoth’s path, kids learn about fractions without feeling they are taught a lesson.
This learning app for kids by Tinybop is a struggle-free and fun way to teach the working of our human body. The interactive systems and organ models are complete with characteristic sounds like heart beats and guts gurgle.
Stack the countries is a colorful game that teach about the world’s geography. It lets your kids explore 193 country flash cards and interactive maps with country capitals, landmarks, major cities, languages and flags.
These animated coloring pages have 30 beautiful scenes with surprises to find in each of them. The coloring options available are crayons, markers, and coloring pencils.
PocketPhonics is an early reading and writing app that teaches letter sounds, first words, and handwriting to toddlers. It emails a certificate after the toddler has mastered each of the levels. It is designed to increase the challenges on higher levels.
Vocabulary Spelling City enlists activities and games for kids to learn from word lists like sound alikes and compound words. Popular activities includes Spelling TestMe, HangMouse, Our vocabulary, and Phonic games.
Duolingo is a totally fun way to learn a second language. Available languages include Dutch, Swedish, German, Portuguese, French, Italian, Irish, English and Spanish.
15. Toca Kitchen 2
Toca Kitchen lets your kids prepare fun foods for their guests and get immediate reactions. The little chefs can cook their way as no rules are attached. Use 5 different kitchen tools, juicer and oven to fry, juice and bake a lot of ingredients.
16. Phone for Kids
Phone for Kids includes 30 different games and activities to teach your kids the basics in numbers, letters, shapes, colors, directions, week days, and drawing among the others. Complete with colorful display and beautiful features, this app could give your kids unmatched hours of fun.
This game is a fun, colorful, and educative way of improving memory for preschoolers. Memory match includes over 130 vivid and captivating items in 7 categories to engage your kids and strenghten thier memory, motor skills, and concentration.
18. Little Writer
The Tracing App for Kids : Little Writer is an easy to use handwriting app for toddlers. Your kids can practice tracing uppercase/lowercase letters and numbers along with 20 basic shapes. It also comes preloaded with dozens of popular 3 to 4 letter words.
My First Coloring Book HD! : With 20 vibrant colors and drawings spread over 14 categories, Paint Sparkles is one of the most popular HD digital coloring book, where kids can learn how to use colors. This app is a wonderful way of igniting creativity and imagination in toddlers.
Another top rated fun kitchen game that allows your little ones to explore into the world of cooking. Your kids will love to play it for hours and get addictive about feeding the two hungry monsters.
‘Shapes’ come with 4 easy ways to teach your toddler about the many different shapes – games, quizzes, flashcards, and puzzles. Full voice over feature is added to support the toddler-friendly design.
Read Me Stories inculcates value for reading and helps to develop your kid’s core reading and speaking skills. It includes read-text highlights and storyline expansion while the characters are being touched.
Features photos and cartoons of 78 animals with their respective sounds, written name, and names in other languages. This app will keep your child entertained while learning to recognize different animals with their sounds. It also includes 3D images of 39 animals and 28 common things around us.
Epic gives access to thousands of eBooks, audio books, and read-to-me books on all subject matters and helps to foster the habit of reading in your children. The app gives personalized reading recommendations to each reader.
This is an app developed for babies to teach them about body parts accompanied by delighting music. Two fun characteres; Puppy and kitty teach your baby about nose, ear, eyes, mouth, foot, tummy, hand, and head.
Times Tables Quiz is a multiplication trainer app for your kids. Resolving multiple choice questions ranging between tables from 2×2 to 12×12 in a time constraint environment will determine your child’s score.
This app teaches numbers and counting from 1 through 5 to babies with amusing music, exciting animations, and friendly animals in the background.
This app includes 6 mini games set up in an exciting underwater environment. Kids can earn from 46 different fish and sea animals by completing various activities that includes puzzles, matching and counting games for example.
The full version holds 146 jigsaw puzzles, where each piece from over 5 to 10 numbers can be dragged and fitted into the proper place. The puzzle shapes cover 30 musical instruments, 37 animals, alphabets, numbers, fruits, vegetables and much more.
Vocabulary and grammer is a language development app incorporating some fun ocean adventures with cute underwater animals for kids. The key skills developed are vocabulary, listening comprehension, and basic grammer.
Noggin is a video service app for preschoolers that has a library of hundreds of episodes of preschool shows, along with some award-winning shows such as Blue’s Clues, Little Bear, Backyardigans, and Pocoyo! Plus. New episodes are added weekly.
EduPaint contains 18 unique educational games that includes Letter connect, Facial expressions, Directions, Pattern sequences, Object and Color recognition, and much more; complete with 3D guide characters, colorful HD graphics, and english voice over.
33. Pepi Bath Lite
Pepi Bath is a role-play game to teach young ones their first self-care and tidy-up steps. A cute character named Pepi, appears at 4 different situations – at sink, washing clothes, going to the toilet, and taking a bath.
It gives an introduction to kids about daily news from around the world. The issues cover current events and presents it in an emotionally safe, kid digestible form through images, maps, videos, and games.
35. Bone Scan Bob
Bone Scan Bob offers a fun way to lean about the skeletal anatomy for elementary school kids. The children are required to identify random bones in the skeleton’s body and score points.
Making Science Fun : iLearn Solar System gives your child an introduction to the solar system. It helps them learn about the solar system and recognize its planets by providing simple, understandable lessons.
37. A Life Cycle App
The app includes illustrations of various life cycles and cyclic processes that exists in the nature. Those are frog life cycle, Butterfly life cycle, plant life cycle, water cycle, Nitrogen cycle, Oxygen cycle, Rock cycle, Pollination, Photosynthesis, and Moon’s phases.
Kids telling Time teaches your kid to tell the time on digital and analog clocks. Your small one will be required to travel through four rooms filled with clocks
and help Ticky the Mouse to collect cheese by telling the correct time.
This app is a collection of 6 animated, interactive children’s song along with a lot of engaging activities.
40. Cookie Doodle
This app is for the ones who love making cookies and has got a great entertainment value. The various items provided are the dough, rolling pin, cookie cutters, frostings, sprinkles, and candies. The key skills developed comprise motor skills, sequencing ability, artistic creativity, and reading skills.
Geoboard consists of different shapes (square, rectangular, circular) of boards with pegs that allows toddlers to make different geometrical shapes by stretching virtual elastic bands around them. It helps to learn about mathemetical concepts such as perimeter, area, angles, fractions, and more. Up to 8 different band colors are provided.
42. Animal Sounds
This is a fun educational app for young children to learn about the animal kingdom and recognize animals by sight and sound. It’s preloaded with 55+ unique animal sounds.
Snail Bob is an exceptional adventure game for kids, with increasing levels of difficulty on progress. A series of brain teasing puzzles come in his way, on the quest to find a new home.
44. Cartoon Puzzle
Cartoon puzzle is a cool and tricky jumping puzzle game on which kids can spend a lot of their time. The game features some nice images and great effects.
45. Nursery Rhymes
Nursery Rhymes is a collection of 30 popular classic rhymes with animated audio visuals. It is fit for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and kids of all ages.
46. Toca Life: City
Toca Life City is an amazing exploration game that your kids will go back to play over and over. The metropolis is filled with hidden treasures in every nook and corner. There are 6 locations to explore – the loft apartment, shopping mall, hair salon, food park, theatre, and tailor. Customize over 34 characters and do everyday fun activities like shopping at the mall, watching movie, inviting friends over to the loft etc.
47. YouTube Kids
This is the official YouTube Kids app specially designed for children; with big buttons, easy scrolling, and instant full screen to make navigation easy. Kids can learn from the videos, channels, and playlists they love, choosing from four different categories: Shows, Music, Learning, and Explore.
Ultimate Word Search is a delightful word search puzzle game. It comes with great background music and 6 amazing themes including Newspaper, Christmas, and Letter soup. Finding 12 crosswords will complete the puzzle.
49. Toca Lab
Toca Lab is the right app for the little scientists out there. Experiment with all the 118 elements using lab apparatus such as the centrifuge, Bunsen burner, and oscilloscope. Your kids will really enjoy digging into the world of science with this app.
The Foos Coding ia a logical app that turns programming into play. Suited for young minds, this app takes the player through a series of educational adventures that helps them with the basics of learning to code.