Top 10 Educational Apps for Kids
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Top 10 Educational Apps for Kids

It is no longer news that the new decade set in motion a ticking bomb when the Coronavirus (COVID-19) shook the world like an earthquake. To curb the spread of the virus, governments have shut down businesses, residents are locked down at home, places of worship and social gathering is off-limits, children are being forced to home school and medical personnel/hospitals remain at the war front. 

With kids now learning from home, this poses a challenge for parents who also have to work from home. Fortunately, there are plenteous resources online, including extensive games, educational, and leisure apps that aid kids’ learning. As parents momentarily become teachers, having no choice but to shuffle between work and their children’s education, there is indeed light at the end of the tunnel as we have compiled this comprehensive list to ease the stress for both parents and children. From learning algebra to mastering a language or two, there is something for every child.

1. ClassDojo

Top 10 Educational Apps for Kids

This app enables kids, teachers, and parents to interact outside the four walls of a school. It helps form a positive classroom culture as kids communicate their educational needs to teachers, who then render the required attention, enabling kids get better education. Parents can also monitor their children’s education and progress which is a great advantage of this app. ClassDojo has successfully augmented the physical classroom experience without replacing it.

Price: Free

Ages: All ages including parents and teachers

Subjects: Communication/Interaction

Available on: As a web application on any web browser on any device, as an app on IOS and Android

2. Duolingo

Top 10 Educational Apps for Kids

It is essential to learn new skills during infancy and with over 300million learners, Duolingo is one of the best apps for kids to learn a new language at childhood. Its simple, fun, and effective nature makes it easy for kids to use, and it is absolutely free to download with optional in-app purchases. It is said that 34 hours alone on this app is synonymous to a semester at a University, so any child will be on their way to becoming a Linguist, comprenez-vous?

Price: Free with optional in app purchases

Ages: All ages

Subjects: Languages ranging from Spanish, German, Italian, French, Dutch, Irish, Danish, and even English.

Available on: Windows 10 mobile, Windows phone, IOS, Android

3. Dragon Box

Top 10 Educational Apps for Kids

Most people take Mathematics with all the seriousness in the world, but with Dragon Box, it can be fun and games for children. This app was created to teach the fundamentals of Math in a fun and soothing way. It has five games that help kids learn Mathematics, Algebra and even Geometry. Kids can play in the five, “worlds” of the app, and to beat each level they must solve equations and numbers which then makes their dragon grow and advance.  Math doesn’t have to be so boring after all.

Price: Paid

Ages: All ages

Subjects: Mathematics, Algebra, Geometry

Available on: IOS, Android

4. Khan Academy Kids

Top 10 Educational Apps for Kids

This app creates online tools that help educate children. There are thousands of lessons in different languages available for kids to learn various subjects like Math, Spelling, Reading, and so on. The app also has music, cartoon animals, and coloring options. With Khan Academy, children grow in knowledge and boost their creativity.

Price: Free

Ages: Ages 2 – 6

Subjects: Math, Spelling, Reading

Available on: Android, IOS, Amazon

5. Youtube Kids

Top 10 Educational Apps for Kids

From the stables of the popular, “adult” YouTube, YouTube Kids is specially created for children. It offers educational videos and fun content that motivate and enhance learning in kids. This app is safe as it has an age filter and helps cater to your child’s specific needs. There are various videos available to children of ages 4, 5 – 7, 8 – 12, for each age grade. It is not widely available but once gotten, is priceless.

Price: Free

Ages: Ages 4, 5 – 7, 8 – 12

Subjects: Educational, Entertainment

Available on: IOS, Android, PC

6. PBS Kids Video

Top 10 Educational Apps for Kids

This app is well known for its educational content. With popular shows like Sesame Street, Molly of Denali, and the likes, PBS Kids is the one-stop-shop. Kids can watch anything and everything on this app as most of its videos come in cartoons which make it fun. It also comes with an educational tracker that helps parents monitor what their kids should be learning.

Price: Free with options to buy additional videos

Ages: Ages 2 – 6

Subjects: Science, Reading, Math’s, Music, Social and Emotional Growth, Creativity, Social Studies

Available on: Android, IOS, Amazon

7. DIY.org

Top 10 Educational Apps for Kids

The Do It Yourself app has a large library of awesome hands-on projects and challenges that kids can recreate at home and in the process learn a craft or two. With over 400000 registered users, this app offers a learning environment where kids can upload and share their projects online, at the same time view other pictures and videos. DIY.org is also made in such a way that parents can sign up and link their accounts to that of their children, there is room for everyone.

Price: Paid

Ages: All ages

Subjects: Art and Craft

Available on: IOS, PC

8. Amazon Kindle

Top 10 Educational Apps for Kids

It is said that the more you read, the more things you know and we want children to know more than we do. A child that reads today will become a leader tomorrow, and Amazon Kindle has your back. We know nothing beats Paper Back, but E-books are always readily available. The Amazon Kindle boasts of a gargantuan library filled with great books for all age groups. In this regard, kids can easily nurture a reading habit.

Price: Free with some paid books

Ages: All ages

Subjects: E-books, Reading

Available on: Android, IOS

9. Vocabulary Spelling City

Top 10 Educational Apps for Kids

This is a game-based learning app for kids. It offers over 40 games and lessons on vocabulary, comprehension, spelling, and phonics. Kids can choose from various categories available for their grade level.

Price: Free with premium members fee

Ages: All ages

Subjects: Vocabulary, Spelling, Comprehension, Writing, Reading, Phonics

Available on: Android, IOS

1o. Crayola Color, Draw and Sing

Top 10 Educational Apps for Kids

Children can take the time off from learning brain-tasking subjects like Math or Language and cool off with Crayola. Kids can have a truckload of fun and at the same time enhance their creativity with this app. Drawing and illustrations come with a song, kids are to color up the drawings while the songs get completed in the process then they listen to it. It also has custom-made options for kids to use their imaginations to produce their own drawings.

Price: Paid

Ages: All ages

Subjects: Drawing, Coloring, Music

Available on: Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Android, IOS

Over the decades, education has transformed from the four walls of a school to virtual classrooms. Pandemic or not, learning has become easier, fun-filled and accessible since the arrival of educational apps. As kids continue to grow smarter by the second, it is paramount for them to have access to advanced methods of learning and in that process, enhance their skill and competence level.

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