5 of the best educational Android apps for kids

 

By Posted 22 Jun 2011, 17:44

Educational applications are a brilliant form of keeping those children stimulated when they’re bored or on their school holidays, with so many to choose from, this is our guide to some of the best educational Android apps for kids.

ABCs is a free app ideal for younger children. This app will show alphabet flashcards and use phonetics and images to help small children learn their ABCs. A random letter quiz allows them to put their own progress to test; putting a star on the more challenging letters will help them practice by repetition. Learning the alphabet is an essential part of a child’s development that makes this a great educational app.

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Kids Numbers and Math is also a great app for learning numbers with counting exercises, identifying high and low numbers with voiced instructions. This app will also teach the basic arithmetic of adding and subtracting. With multiple languages, this can be used for early learning and integrating language. In addition, this app contains the essential needs for kiddies’ education.

Kids Connect the Dots Lite is based on the old dot-to-dot principle where children will learn to match up all the dots to reveal a beautiful picture. This will give those little ones a sense of accomplishment when they get to see the finished article. Connect the dots is a simple idea with 25 images for them to try out. Having your child create a picture from dots can help with drawing skills and coordination.

Kid Mode Play and Learn is another free app that allows you to put your phone into kid mode and protect your phone by locking the Home button. This app is ideal for under 8-year-olds and has fun educational games and videos to keep children occupied and captivated.

Shrek Forever After Memory Game is a great free app as children love Shrek. This memory game will stimulate their minds while they have fun. There is an option for them to choose various difficulty levels by choosing 6, 12 or 16 tiles. While this game seems to be aimed more at the fun side of education, memory skills are all a part of learning.

This is just five of the many different and stimulating Android apps out there to discover. With more coming out daily and some that are free, children these days are spoilt for choice. For anyone with a small child helping them progress is somewhat easier when there is a game involved. For more information on great devised lists for top Android educational apps try thinkTank, dNewAndroidapps.com and bestAndroidappsreview.com.