Once I discovered all the great Speech Therapy applications that I could use on my semi-iPhone, I had to look up teaching apps for my own children.
The following are the ones I highly recommend for children of similar ages/levels as my kids (4.5 and 6.5). I’ve even paid for a few of them!
1. Teach Me: Kindergarten
I can’t say enough great things about this program, and I noticed it’s 50% off right now! It works on addition, subtraction, spelling, and sight words for children of approximately Kindergarten level. This one is a must have!
2. ABC Tracer
Again, amazing! Schools these days don’t have the time or teacher-power to teach proper handwriting. I cringe when I watch my students (and my son) form letters in the most inefficient ways possible. But this program teaches kids how to form their letters. Amazing! I showed it to an Occupational Therapist friend and she was in awe!
3. Math Drills Lite
This is just what is sounds like, math drills. I like that they can be timed as I have ever intention of torturing my son this summer when lots of timed math practice! 🙂
4. Pop Math Lite
This is a pretty fun math program where you get to “pop” the problems and answers that go together. I may even spring for the full paid version later this summer.
On sale right now! This one has great things for everyone! Counting, flash cards, tracing numbers, a puzzle. It is a super math app for both of my kids. I highly recommend this one. Especially for it’s sale price of $0.99!
6. FirstWords Sampler
My daughter really likes this, and I think it is good for spelling and phonics, but she is a little too high academically to justify purchasing it. You match letters and drag them to the correct spot and then a little reinforcer animation comes on. Overall, very cute. Especially the free sampler!
7. Computer Carl
Guide the robot through a math maze with multiple choice addition or subtraction problems. I like this game quite a bit, but my son complains.
8. Feed Me
Ashley told me about this game. My daughter loves it! Most of it is very easy for her (shapes, colors, letters), but then they throw in a fractions (!!) or time (!!) question and she can now get it right! The adorable monster “eats” your answer and makes a happy sound when you are right, or his stomach turns green when you are wrong. This game is adorable. Plus, you can down load it in many different languages (Chinese, French, Spanish, Korean, Japanense). Wow!
Any other cheap or free learning game apps I should know about? I fully intend to use these for my “home school summer school” this summer, as well as our long vacation drives.