With the advancements of technology, learning has become easier, more accessible and fun. Furthermore, with aid of smartphones, tablets and laptops, learning has mobile allowing you and your children to discover new things. Here are some fun and educational apps you should use to make your child more well-rounded.
1. Class Dojo
Class Dojo is virtual classroom for kids where parents, students and teachers can interact with one another. Teachers can talk to children about their educational needs while parents can stay up to date on their children’s education. Kids can receive extra education from teachers this boosting their academic performance. While it will not replace the classroom, it can act as a positive reinforcement and communication tool to help keep everybody on the same page.
Cram.com Flashcrads is a study app that allows you to create flashcards about any subject. The app features cross platform syncing giving you access to more than 75 million flashcards that other have made. The free version gives you two folders each containing up to 100 flashcards and if you buy the premium version, you can make as many folders as you want. The only downside would be that the premium version is pretty expensive, but if you only need to study two subjects, it is a really useful tool.
When it comes to learning a new language, nothing beats Duolingo. It supports a wide variety of languages including but not limited to Spanish, French, German, Italian, Dutch, Irish, Danish and even English for those to whom English is a second language. It is completely free to download and use, there are no hidden fees and the in-app purchases are completely optional. It is effective, fun and free.
The Dragon Box series is a set of games that help kids learn basic math skills. There are 5 learning apps in total. Some deal with algebra and geometry, but all five deal with numbers to some extent. Math gives people a lot of trouble, so it is a good idea to start teaching math skills at a young age.
Along with being one of the best parental control software out there, Kidgy is also a great educational app as well. You can teach your children responsibility and time management skills but setting tasks for them to accomplish and the app will notify you when they have been completed. This allows your child to make decisions about how they manage their time and prepares them for adult life.
Edmundo is classroom replacement app that allows parents, students and teachers to interact more. Unlike ClassDojo, Edmondo has more of an educational aspect since kids can engage with each other as well as with parents and teachers about assignments. The goal is to improve student involvement. It’s a great platform to connect everybody together and helps syudents focus on what they need to learn.
Google Classroom is virtual classroom environment. If you are not fully satisfied with Edmondo or ClassDojo, this can be a good option for you. Students can interact with their peers, turn in assignments, upload files and more. It connects to Google Classroom’s web platform thus allowing to provide the same quality of a product that you would expect from Google. However, just like with most classroom learning apps, you will need to find teachers who use this apps as well.
PBS has long been known for its educational content and now it is available on Android via PBS Kids Video. Since it is strictly educational content, you can allow your kids to watch any video on the app, plus since everything is a cartoon and fun, children themselves will love using it. There is also an educational goal tracker so parents can keep track of everything the child should be learning.
9. Pocket Code
Pocket Code is an app that teaches children how to code. Although it is suited for the older kids, it teaches them how to program, how programming works and some basic programming logic. Although it may sound complicated, it’s really not that bad. The app uses a visual learning style so kids can drag and drop and see what they are doing. It can be fun if your child likes technology.
10. YouTube Kids
YouTube Kids is a spinoff of the standard YouTube app that was made and geared toward kids. It has educational videos, entertainment content and more specifically chosen for young learners. YouTube in general is great platform for pretty much any subjects, but with the kids app, all of the content has already been gathered for you.