10 Educational Apps Kids Will Love
Children are starting to use technology at an increasingly younger age. According to a survey carried out by the CIS, in Spain 29.7% of children have their first mobile phone at the age of 10, although in reality they have had access to technology through their parents much earlier. It is a habit that can entail some risks for the development of children, especially in the emotional and social sphere, but that can also bring many advantages
Various studies have shown that many of the educational applications designed for children stimulate the development of the brain and cognitive functions. In addition, they are a very useful strategy to introduce children to new areas of knowledge, while helping to foster some skills and daily habits. Here are some educational apps for Android and iOS
will be very useful for children.
1. I write in block letters
This is a very useful application for children who are learning to write. Basically, it is designed to teach them the tracing of letters, words, and numbers through a fun system with sound effects, animated stickers, and interactive games that keep them motivated at all times. It also offers the possibility of creating lists of words, while allowing you to customize some elements, such as the size of the letter, the font and the level of difficulty. In addition, it is available in 7 languages.
2. Breathe, think, act
From the hand of the Sesame Street characters, children will be able to learn some relaxation techniques, as well as various exercises to stimulate their concentration and regulate their emotions. Breathe, think, act, available in English and Spanish, has a series of interactive activities in which the kids will have to do everything possible to calm down their monster friends from the series, as well as help them overcome different daily challenges. To achieve this, they must learn to distinguish the relaxation techniques that work best with each of their friends, as well as the best strategies to help them solve their problems.
Tangram is a kind of very simple puzzle, designed for the little ones at home. The application is based on a very old Chinese game that consists of forming silhouettes of figures with seven pieces, but without overlapping them. Basically, children must place each of the pieces in the appropriate position until they complete the figures that appear in each of the levels. It is a good exercise to introduce children to geometric figures from an early age and stimulate logical thinking and spatial orientation. However, it is also a very useful app to encourage the development of fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination.
4. Niní learns to count
This Spanish app, designed by the Barcelona-based studio “Tangible Fun”, is a perfect option for teaching numbers to preschool children and introducing them to a second language. The application is made up of 35 illustrated scenarios, both in English and Spanish, with which children can interact while learning the numbers from one to ten. They also have the opportunity to read together and hear the story in their own voice. The application also has a parental control system to guarantee the safety of children at all times.
5. Math for kids
With this application preschool children will be able to develop some math skills. ‘Mathematics for Kids’ (previously ‘Kids Numbers and Math’) will allow them to learn the numbers from one to twenty in ascending and descending order, as well as identify and compare numbers, by having to choose the greater or lesser in some of the slides . However, although it is an application designed for the little ones, older children will also be able to use it since it includes some slides with simple addition or subtraction operations. The application is available in eight languages, and in its paid version it allows you to make some adjustments to adapt the slides to the level of development of each child.
6. Oxford Learner’s Quick Grammar
This is a very valuable application to teach English to children. The application, available for both Android and iOS, has 181 topics on grammar to complement the content that children receive at school and provides more than 2,000 examples that demonstrate how to use grammar well and how to avoid some of the most common mistakes . One of its biggest advantages is that it uses cross-references between different topics to help children form a more complete idea of grammar, while allowing you to create and edit personalized lists with favorite topics to reinforce the learning of that topic. contents.
It is a Spanish application designed for children between 3 and 10 years old. In its interface, kids can find more than 70 illustrated stories and children’s games, with which they can train their cognitive abilities and develop their intelligence while having fun. In fact, it is a very useful tool for children to learn some basic math skills, while painting and solving puzzles. However, one of its greatest advantages is that it is also designed for children with special educational needs, since many of its stories include pictograms to facilitate reading. In addition, it is available in three languages: Spanish, English and French.
8. Endless Spanish
Designed by Originator, this app is a great option for kids learning to speak. From the hand of the adorable Endless monsters, the little ones will learn the meaning and spelling of the most used words in Spanish. They will also learn when to use them and in what context, through very fun animations that reinforce word recognition. In addition, it includes interactive puzzles, in which the letters come to life and the words become what they describe. However, one of the features that most distinguishes this application is that it doesn’t keep track of scores, so children can learn Spanish at their own pace, without pressure, failure, or limits.
9. Anatomy Learning
Little ones who are discovering anatomy and the different systems of the human body will be delighted with this kind of 3D anatomy atlas. Available for Android and iOS, it has a touch interface through which children can interactively visualize the different bones and muscles. Designed by doctors and anatomy experts, it allows you to add, delete and combine different structures of the body so that the little ones can really understand how we are formed. With more than 6,000 anatomical structures, the application also has a final quiz where children can test their knowledge of human biology.
Children who are discovering plant life will now have the opportunity to learn everything about vegetables on Earth through this fun application. Available for iOs and Android, it has a complete encyclopedia in which you can learn first-hand about the different parts of plants and discover how some of their vital processes work, such as pollination or photosynthesis. In addition, the application has a system of interactive 3D simulations through which the little ones will be able to carry out their own experiments by varying the weather conditions, turning the plants upside down to appreciate them in all their magnitude or interacting with them through the augmented reality.