Screen time for children is a controversial topic among parents, as many feel that too much screen time can be detrimental to a child’s development. However, modern technology has provided us with so many resources that support a child’s learning and academic success. Here are four educational apps your child will love:
ABCmouse is an early learning app with over 7,000 interactive games that teach math, reading, science, art, music, and more. This app is available for iPad, iPhone, Kindle Fire, and most Android devices. Designed for ages 2 - 8, your child has access to thousands of books, videos, puzzles, printable activities, songs, games, etc. You may track and monitor your child’s progress with the real-time dashboard. Your child can gain unlimited access with two subscription options: $9.99/month or $79.99/year.
Khan Academy Kids
The Khan Academy Kids app teaches reading, language, writing, math, social-emotional development, problem-solving skills, and motor development. A cast of animal characters guides users through lessons and open-ended activities like drawing, coloring, and storytelling. Your child can gain unlimited access to lessons and games for free — no subscription necessary!
Hungry Caterpillar Play School
The Hungry Caterpillar Play School app supports a lifelong journey of learning through exploration and meaningful play! With this app, your child can grow in the following areas: math, language and literacy, science and nature studies, creative arts, puzzles and reasoning, and more. The Hungry Caterpillar Play School incorporates songs and videos, enhancing your child’s learning experience. Your child can gain unlimited access to these learning activities with two subscription options: $7.99/month or $59.99/year.
The Busy Shapes app is designed to help toddlers improve their ability to handle simple objects through a series of engaging puzzles, in which they must change simple shapes and place them in the proper holes. You may track and monitor your child’s progress with the real-time dashboard. You can purchase Busy Shapes in the app store for $2.99.
At The Kangaroo Forest, our childcare professionals use ABeka curriculum to teach our students foundational skills such as reading, writing, math, etc. Interested in learning more about what Abeka curriculum can do for your child? Contact us today!