There are apps being release almost every second that range in a variety of purposes. In addition to the many apps available for adults, you can also find hundreds that are directed towards kids. Most apps will offer a ‘free’ version of their paid app so your child can try it and you can decide if it’s worth buying, but there are also unlimited free learning apps. Let them use the app and see if they like it. If your child loves to learn or you want to encourage learning, consider these five free learning iPhone apps for kids that both parents and kids will approve of.
1. Fingerprint – Whole Wide World
This free learning iPhone app won the iKids Award in 2012. This app features a variety of content related to History, Culture, Social Studies and Geography through means of fun puzzle, matching, and logic games. You can also purchase additional apps within the Fingerprint app to further your child’s learning experience. Their journey starts with three different destinations to choose from then they choose the direction of their journey thereafter.
2. American Museum of Natural History: Dinosaurs
Almost every kid has an interest of dinosaurs at one point in time. Why not help them learn more about their favorite prehistoric animal. The app makes it easy for your child to choose which dino they want to learn more about with more than 1,000 different pictures. Your child simply clicks on one of the photos and more information is displayed. The app features a ‘Stories’ area where your child can read about the collections and the history of fossil collecting. This is an app that both young and old will enjoy and be amazed by the interesting facts they’ll learn.
3. Mad Libs
This game isn’t just for adults! Mad Libs is a fun app that will get your child’s creativity flowing by using their imagination while creating their own story. You can now use your own camera to add your own images to the stories you create. Even more, you can use your own voice to add silly, goofy words to the story. The Mad Libs app also lets you discover 21 more stories available for purchase within the app.
If your children love to read or you want to encourage them to read more than they do, consider a free app. Kindle provides many books, some are free and some must be purchased, but there are so many books to choose from your child will never be without a good one. Kindle is easy to use and they make it easy to download books so your child can easily access their downloaded books without help every time.
5. Maths Bee
If you want a simple, yet educational, learning math app, consider Maths Bee. This app focuses on learning numbers and learning basic math skills. Your kid can enjoy counting exercises, training exercises for determining small and large numbers, multiplication exercises, calculation exercises that include basic addition, subtraction, division, and multiplication and so much more. There are 25 levels for your kid to enjoy and they can even race against other students online, from around the globe. For families that love a challenge, consider the family math challenge and see who gets to wear the victory crown!
Free iPhone apps are a great advantage for kids who love hands-on learning. With our technological advances it’s not uncommon for children to learn things earlier, and faster, through the use of both free and paid mobile apps.
Kelley Palmer is a professional blogger that shares information and news on after school programs and child care. She writes for The Learning Experience, a leading child development center with locations nationwide.