My favorite apps for kids

Photo of my 6-year-old daughter using the iPad.
Eden plays with one of her games on the iPad.

It always amazes me how much my kids learn from different apps. Sometimes I use them during our school time to occupy the younger kids or during a doctor’s appointment when I have to take all the kids along with me. Below are some of the apps we are using. Feel free to comment and let me know your favorite apps for kids; I am always looking for more worth having!

Toddler Apps

Sound TouchSound Touch
Photos of animals, vehicles, household objects and more. Tap on the image to hear its sound.

Available on the App Store Available on Android

 

Video Touch AnimalsVideo Touch
My kids LOVED this app and Sound Touch as toddlers.  It is amazing how long it is able to hold their attention!  There are several options you can choose to buy — we have animals, transportation, and instruments.  Like Sound Touch, you tap on a picture but instead of just receiving audio, you get several videos of that object or animal.

Available on the App Store Available on Android

 

Preschool Apps

Learn with HomerLearn with Homer
This is the only app I have ever paid a subscription for, but it is worth it! It is consistently my kids’ favorite app. It covers reading, science, history, and the arts.  Content is added monthly, so it stays engaging. They also have a mailroom that allows users to send postcards to email addresses you have added. My kids love sending and receiving postcards from their grandparents and aunt. You can sign up for a month-free trial on their website.

Available on the App Store

 

Starfall ABC’sStarfall ABCs
Games and videos that help teach letter recognition and letter sounds.

Available on the App Store Available on Android

 

Avokiddo ABC RideAvokiddo ABC Ride
A game for each letter of the alphabet.

Available on the App Store Available on Android

 

TallyTots CountingTally Tots
Interactive games that help teach counting.

Available on the App Store Available on Android

 

Kindergarten Apps

Learn with HomerLearn with Homer 
Same description as above: This is the only app I have ever paid a subscription for, but it is worth it! It is consistently my kids’ favorite app. It covers reading, science, history, and the arts.  Content is added monthly, so it stays engaging. They also have a mailroom that allows users to send postcards to email addresses you have added. My kids love sending and receiving postcards from their grandparents and aunt. You can sign up for a month-free trial on their website.

Available on the App Store

 

Starfall Learn to ReadStarfall Learn to Read 
Games, videos, and stories that help to teach phonics.

Available on the App Store Available on Android

 

Splash MathSplash Math 
Interactive math games for each grade level. It also sends a weekly progress report to my email.

Available on the App Store

 

Teach Me KindergartenTeach Me Kindergarten
Teaches sight words, math, spelling and letter writing.

Available on the App Store

 

1st Grade and older Apps

MathopolisMathopolis
We use this app almost daily to practice addition and subtraction facts. It also includes multiplication and division. I like that you can choose which functions you are working on, as well as which numbers. It also gives you timed games as an option.

In the app you are a firefighter putting out fires by solving each equation. It makes it much more fun than just answering equations flash-card style.

Available on the App Store

 

Splash MathSplash Math
Interactive math games for each grade level. It also sends a weekly progress report to my email.

Available on the App Store

 

A+ Spelling TestA+ Spelling Test
We use this app for spelling practice. I can type in the words we are working on and record myself saying each word.

Available on the App Store

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