As a parent, you’ll often find your kids trying to use your smartphone or tablet to play games or just surf the internet.
Kids are quite curious about electronic devices such as smartphones and tablets or laptops, and it easily grabs their attention. However, you need to control what they can do with those devices. The good thing is there are a handful of good educational apps you can install to help your kids cultivate creativity and develop analytical skills. At least the time your kids spend on mobile devices will be used doing something worthwhile.
Some good mobile apps for kids
YouTube Kids is the kid’s version of the main YouTube app for smartphones.
It has content curated just for your kids including educational videos, entertainment content, cartoons and other kids’ stuff. You can create up to eight kid profiles, each with their own viewing preferences, video recommendations, and settings. You can also block a video or channel you don’t want your kid to watch or report the content immediately for review.
Parents can also set a timer to put limits on how long your kids can play with the app and keep track of what kids are watching with watch history.
Duolingo is one of the best learning apps for kids when it comes to learning a new language. The app supports a wide variety of languages, including Spanish, French, German, Italian, Greek, Hebrew, Swahili, and even English. With Duolingo, your kids can practice speaking, reading, listening and writing skills while playing a game! It’ll help to improve their vocabulary and grammar skills in new languages apart from the ones they are fluent in.
The app has received worldwide applause and received multiple awards including Google Play Editor’s Choice and “Best of the Best” awards in 2013 and 2014!
We all know kids like drawing stuff on paper and walls. You can channel that inner Michelangelo using Kids Doodle. The app is an excellent doodling app designed for the kids. It comes with an easy-to-use painting canvas and offers 17 magic brushes, bright and catchy colours, and options to share doodles on social media. Kids Doodle provide set of awesome colouring tools and brushes: neon painting, stars drawing, hearts paint, glow paint, sketch drawing, rainbow painting, crayons painting, paint on a black background.
Kids Brain Trainer (Preschool)
Kids Brain Trainer is an educational app designed for kids in preschool (age 3+). It features over 144 games specifically designed to, exercise and develop your child’s motor and cognitive skills (such as visual attention, visual-spatial relations, short term memory, visual-motor coordination, and much more). It includes four fun-packs along with some colourfully themed and levelled games. There are also memory games and match cards that comes with three different levels.
Kids Brain Trainer (Preschool) is updated at least twice a month with fun, new, graphics, puzzles and more to keep your little ones having fun!
Pocket Code is an app that helps teach kids how to code. This will prove to be helpful for older kids. It shows you how to program, how programming works, and some basic programming logic. The app employs a visual learning style so kids can drag and drop items and see what they’re doing. It can be fun if your kid enjoys technology.
Download for Android