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03 September 2014

The best education apps to help your child develop

With technology advancing at a rapid rate you can now find a host of educational apps that will help your child learn and develop. From puzzles and games to clever teacher/parent communication tools there are plenty to choose from, but which applications are the best?

Here are five apps that you simply must download:

Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss 
Education should be fun, so why not download the Green Eggs and Ham app by Dr. Seuss and teach your child how to read in a lively, colourful and interesting way? A quirky, interactive e-book with plenty of animation, this app highlights words as the narrator reads, giving kids the chance to understand and learn new vocabulary. Youngsters can also record their own narration and click on objects to discover a word or sound.

Communication with your child’s school is very important in helping them to learn and develop (and will also make your life a lot easier!) As a parent, you will receive school messages and newsletters directly to your ParentMail feed, as well as text messages if there has been a school closure or emergency. You can also complete forms and give permissions from your trips all from your mobile phone, and if isn’t enough, you can also complete online payments for dinner money or school events as well as receiving regular reminders for school appointments or clubs! 

Fish School HD
Fish School HD is an award-winning, early learning app by Duck Duck Moose which teaches little ones everything from counting to the alphabet. Offering a colourful underwater experience, this application features eight main activities including letters, numbers, shapes, colours, differences, matching, play and music all designed to engage and educate children. Users can watch fish create different shapes and even drag them around the screen to do funny things. Zoo app
Are your cheeky monkeys amazed by animals? Do they love learning new words and sounds? If so, the Zoo app could be right up their street. With beautiful animation, realistic animals/settings and high-quality narration, this app is packed with fun animal facts that’ll feed young imaginations. Designed for both the iPad and iPhone, kids can learn on the go and even test their animal knowledge thanks to the unique quiz feature.

Scout’s ABC Garden
The great thing about learning is that it can take place before kids even get to school. Little ones are absorbing information every day and with Scout’s ABC Garden from LeapFrog they can discover new letters and sounds. Created for children between two and four, this app can be personalised individually for up to three children with their names, favourite foods, colours and apps. 

Content is tailored to meet their interests, so as they play with Scout and explore their virtual world they can have as much fun as possible. Learning milestones are rewarded with badges and can be shared via numerous social channels.

What apps would you recommend?

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  1. We love apps for learning, Sienna picks things up much quicker from them! The scout one looks interesting, we already have the actually dog toy so would go well :) x

  2. will have a look for these. My kids love the Cbeebies app


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