5 Apps for kids that help them learn as they play

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Develop your child's early learning skills using iPad apps for kids that teach reading, shapes, colors, and psychomotor skills the fun way!

The next best option then, is to find apps that help our little ones learn as they play. The challenge with that is that the learning or educational apps can sometimes be so boring that they fail engage our children. Plus there are just so many apps, that sometimes you just don’t know which one to choose.

The trial and error process can end up costing some pretty dollars.

So what we did was to find 5 apps for kids that makes learning fun and are, in fact, all under $5 for your kiddos, who are also under 5!

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Endless Reader, an educational tablet app to improve kids’ language skills.

1. Endless Reader, FREE

From the developers behind Endless Alphabets comes Endless Reader. The adorable Endless monsters are back to help your little one master “sight words.”

“Sight words” are those commonly used words in school and in children’s books, accounting for up to 75% of children’s print materials. Young kids are encouraged to enhance literacy.

Read: 7 Causes of reading difficulties in children (and their solutions)

Recognizing sight words is said to be advantageous, as many of them have unusual spelling, cannot be sounded out using phonetics, and are often abstract concepts that cannot be represented using pictures.

Endless Reader’s interactive puzzles and engaging visual and sound effects will bring these sight words to life and make your little one into an avid and able reader.

This app is available both on Android and iOS.

Image source: Google Play

ipad apps toddlers education educational game tablet

Bugs and Buttons, educational tablet app for kids to practice early learning skills.

2. Bugs and Buttons, $3.98

This app, with its 18 mini-games and activities, randomized gaming and levels that increase in difficulty, will certainly keep the little one edutained all day!

Your child will get to practice early learning skills such as counting, fine motor movements, path finding, identifying patterns, sorting, and tracking alongside butterflies, ladybugs, bees, and more when unlocked.

Each game is designed to be quickly self-learned and adaptive play patterns offer kids fun challenges without frustration. As your little one grows in mastery the game play can be adapted to more advanced levels to keep the challenge going!

This app is available both on Android and iOS.

Image source: Google Play

Keep reading to find out what apps for kids can encourage your toddler to be bilingual!

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Fun Chinese, a great tablet app to start your child on a bilingual education.

Fun Chinese, a great tablet app to start your child on a bilingual education.

3. Fun Chinese, FREE

Bilingualism should be a top priority for you. Fun Chinese meets that by providing your little one with learning games to get a head start on Mandarin lessons.

This designed by language learning experts for kids ages 3 to 10 combines a structured Mandarin Chinese language course with engaging and entertaining games.

Read: 8 Incredible reasons why kids should be bilingual

The language course is divided into lessons, with each lesson comprising of 6 or more unique games. Each language lesson teaches core vocabulary and presents words in several contexts to assist learning and retention.

The app is free to download with the first lessons on colours free of charge. Each subsequent lesson is $1.99, or you can save money by purchasing multi-lesson packs.

This app is available both on Android and iOS.

Image source: Google Play

ipad apps toddlers education educational game tablet

Scout’s Shapes & Colors Farm, educational tablet game for your child to learn about animals, shapes, and colors.

4. Scout’s Shapes & Colors Farm, $1.99

There may not be a lot of farms nearby to show the littles ones where produce comes from, but this app will transport them to one. Great for tiny tots ages 2 to 4, this farm will even teach them about shapes and colors at the same time.

Three multilevel games are sure to help the  little ones grow crops and skills. They can trace seeds into crop shapes, search through hay to find objects in matching colours, and match and move shapes to help fix things around the farm.

They can also have fun and unleash their creativity dressing up puppy pal Scout or Violet! During the game, they will also get to learn the names of animals and the sounds they make.

This app is available both on Android and iOS.

Image source: iTunes

ipad apps toddlers education educational game tablet

LEGO Juniors Create & Cruise — inspire your own little builder with this educational tablet game!

 5. LEGO Juniors Create & Cruise, FREE

If your little one was obsessed with the LEGO movie, this app is for him/her! Children ages 4-7 can let their imagination run wild as they create their very own LEGO vehicles and minifigures.

Create & Cruise provides plenty of inspiration for real-life LEGO builds and interesting conversations as you ask your child why the princess, for instance, is driving a police car with legs instead of wheels.

They will get to build virtual LEGO sets with a few easy touches and drive by them as they become part of the game’s colourful 3D backdrop. Watch your little one transform into a little builder as he/she builds models without help from Mommy or Daddy.

And you won’t have to watch the little builder like a hawk, as this game has no in-app purchases, third-party advertising, or links to websites. Finally, a really enjoyable app experience without the frills!

This app is available both on Android and iOS.

Image source: LEGO

Other than with imaginative play and language skills, you can also edutain your kids by introducing them to the countries of the world and the planets in our solar system. Music and stories will also help you master the art of keeping the toddlers entertained.

Try out these apps and tell us which work the best in the comments below!

Republished with permission from: theAsianparent

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