Games for Brains: The Best Educational Apps for Kids
It’s not uncommon to see kids on their parent’s devices at restaurants, at the grocers, and just about anywhere you run into kids. I’ve even seen babies punching away at the screen like they’ve been using it all their life – and they probably have. For the busy parent, the ability to preoccupy the kids with a phone or a tablet is a dream.
While our kids are being raised in an increasingly technological-based society, there are concerns whether it’s at the expense of their concentration and interpersonal skills. However, technology’s benefits can outweigh the negatives when screen-time is limited and apps are strategically chosen. Parents can breathe a sign of relief knowing their kids are learning while playing fun games. Here are some of the best educational apps for kids.
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First and foremost, I recommend downloading this app if your kids are going to have access to your devices. Parental Control & Screen Time sets daily time allowances and allows you to block access to certain apps. You also never have to worry about losing track of your kids or your devices with kid tracker and find my iPhone and iPad features.
Habitz motivate kids to develop healthy habits such as brushing their teeth, completing exercise, avoidance of junk food, eating vegetables, and more. Kids are rewarded with coinz, which they can trade in for prizes. The prizes are approved and purchased by parents. Enter your child’s school code and Habitz will donate a portion of reward purchases to their school.
Headspace is a meditation app suitable for kids ranging from 5 and under, 6-8, and 9-12. Headspace help develop tools that enhance emotional balance and happiness. In addition, there’s meditation to improve attention and sleeping habits as well.
With Duolingo, kids can learn over 20 languages all in one single app.
Suitable for kids 2-8, ABCmouse.com offers interactive learning with subjects including reading, math, science, art, music, and more.
With Hungry Caterpillar Play School, kids can explore shapes, colors, the alphabet, numbers, art, and how to read with one of their favorite storybook character.
This app is an ingenious and intuitive way for kids to learn how to count. Kids answer the questions by tapping with the corresponding number of digits. How cool is that?