Our Back to School tech guide continues with a bevy of the best math apps for kids of all ages. There are so many fantastic options these days — almost too many to count (ha) — so we’ve done the digging for you to uncover lots of the best math apps including a few old favorites from these pages, and plenty of new additions. It’s by no means comprehensive, so be sure to see our post on the best math apps of 2015 for even more ideas. One thing you’ll notice about this list — the belief that math can and should be fun, especially when you’re first learning. Hopefully, with...Read More
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Our back to school 2016 guide continues with our picks for some of the best reading apps for kids. From preschoolers learning ABC basics and sight words, to older kids needing a synonym for obsequious (or uh, maybe that is the synonym?), we have you covered. Because like you, we really want to raise children who genuinely love to read, and when apps can help make it fun, all the better. Related: 10 of the best reading apps just for preschoolers and younger kids Best Reading Apps for Younger Kids Sight Words app When my first born was in kindergarten, all I heard about was sight words,...Read More
We parents know that science is everywhere and why it’s so important. So we always love tracking down some of the best science apps for kids each year, to show kids how fun science can be, and how it’s a part of pretty much everything they already do and see. The focus on STEM in the past few years has given rise to incredible products and apps for kids to explore science from a very young age. But it’s likely that our pick’s for this year’s best science apps for kids will answer many of them, and provoke many more, too. We’re betting a lot of parents...Read More
Being a total Prime junkie who likes getting the most out of my membership (hello, free shipping + Transparent!) I was excited to learn that now Prime members will get exclusive access to free streaming PBS Kids series. Then I realized oh shoot, my kids have outgrown those series by now. But if yours haven’t, you’re in luck. Basically, Amazon Prime Video will be the only place to find every kids’ favorite streaming PBS series like Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Sesame Street, Dinosaur Train, Wild Kratts, Martha Speaks, WordGirl, and our own favorite, Reading Rainbow — so don’t look for them on Netflix or Hulu. You can...Read More
If there is one gift I could give to all new parents, it would be the ability to make their baby fall right asleep on command. But since my super powers were never really strong in that area, I’ll have to settle with telling you about a cool free app that might help make bedtime come quicker. Even for those kids who have long passed the age of being rocked to sleep. In honor of Father’s Day, I present you with the Sound Sleeper app for iOS and Android. This white-noise app has a clean retro-design created for (tired) parents by fellow parents Michael and Miriam Feigenson....Read More
Mis Amigos! One of our favorite early-reading apps, Endless Reader, has gone espagñol with the Endless Spanish app, an adorably playful and educational preschool app for both iOS and Android users. Similar to the awesome Endless Reader, Endless Spanish introduces kids to frequently-used Spanish words such as amigo, casa, and flor with the help of some not-at-all-scary monsters, cheerful music, and silly sound effects. Kids learn not only how to pronounce each word but have to drag the individual letters into their proper place to help them remember how it’s spelled. The word is then used in a Spanish-language sentence which will need the kids’...Read More
I sometimes think I have the sense of humor of a ten-year-old, which comes in handy since I do have a tweenage son who thinks things like talking cupcakes and singing basketballs are pretty hilarious. What’s even more hilarious is when we can record our own voice coming out of these things which is something the free and totally silly app ChatterPix Kids lets us do. Created by long-time favorite and often educational-app company Duck Duck Moose, ChatterPix Kids for iOS is more entertainment than educational, which is just fine for some creative play time. Just take a photo of anything: A sandwich, the...Read More
One of my favorite memories of childhood was my Highlights magazine showing up in the mailbox. I’d always turn straight to page 14 to do the Hidden Pictures before my sister could. (Sorry, sis.) My kids still love getting the magazine too, but now they can all get a chance to do the Hidden Pictures without their siblings circling everything first if you download the Highlights Hidden Pictures app for them on their iOS or Android devices. Sibling squabbles squelched. The app download is free, but to keep on playing past the initial few boards you need to sign up for their $2.99...Read More
Though your kids may not be able to find their shoes when you are running out the door, they are sure to love finding the solutions to the problems posed in Alien Assignment, a fun, free app for kids as young as three. Created by the Fred Rogers Center, it seems apt that in this game your child gets to play “friendly neighbor” to an alien family in need. This is no stare-at-the-screen game. Instead, an alien family called the Gloops will ask your child to help repair their spaceship that has just crashed on Earth by taking photos of four different items...Read More
When your preschooler wants to play, but you really need a few uninterrupted minutes to finish some work or get dinner on the table, we’ve found an entire menagerie of adorable friends who will be happy to set up a playdate at any time. And these friends are really good at sharing, cleaning up, and coming up with new games to play. Sago Mini Friends is a colorful, cartoony free app aimed at entertaining kids ages 2-4 with gentle gameplay that our littlest ones can easily figure out on their own. Created by Sago Sago, a Toronto-based company which happens...Read More
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