Best Educational Apps for Kids Every Parent Must Know

Okay! Face it. You do get cranky when you see your kid bending down looking at that screen and tapping continuously and, yes it brings immense satisfaction to you when all the bending is over something that they can learn from!

Kids, older or younger are not going to leave that device but yes, they can utilize that device for learning in a fun and interactive way using different apps.

Below is a list of best educational apps for kids available across different platforms like Windows, Android or iOS that you must know to help your kid learn in an interactive and fun way.

Take a look! 

For Android

Math

Mathematics

Calculate any formula you want and show them in a 2d or 3d plot. The natural display shows fractions, roots and exponents, as you would expect it from mathematics. More than 15,000 users use this educational app and has reviewed it a 5-star!

Graphic Calculator MathLab Pro

Graphing Calculator by Mathlab is a scientific graphing calculator integrated with algebra and is an indispensable mathematical tool for students in elementary school to those in college or graduate school, or just anyone who needs more than what a basic calculator offers.

King of Math

#1 math app on Google play. It covers it all

Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division, Powers & Roots, Average & Median, Equation, Fractions, Smallest & Largest and if anything left that too!

Mathematics and Number Kid

More than 10,00,000 downloads! Help you kid to learn to count, arithmetic mental math and numbers.

Math Tricks

Speed up your calculating powers by learning smart tricks. These tricks will help you solve parts of mathematical problems must faster than before. 

Science

NCERT Learn Science

This educational app is apt for the students of India as it contains science syllabus of CBSE board for the students of classes 9 & 10. Topic wise notes are given and imported concepts given separately.

Amazing Science Facts

If you are one of those who get fascinated by science this is just the right app for you. Learn new science facts on a daily basis. You can even share the facts via twitter or your email.   

Periodic Table

This app is for the older kids with which they can learn periodic table of elements on the go! Over 30 facts about each element for reference. Audio clips to help with pronunciation. Test yourself with quiz mode.

Phys.org Science News Lite

Be up to date with whatever is happening in the field of science. This app gives you daily information and new stories related to science. This includes stories in the fields of physics, medicine, nanotechnology, electronics, space and earth sciences, biology, chemistry, computer sciences, engineering, mathematics, etc.

The Naked Scientists App

Latest podcasts are delivered to your device. User can also download the audios and videos and listen later. If you want you can share things with your friends over social media.      

English

Reading Trainer

It improves the reading speed and retention rate with 12 challenging and fun exercises.

Hello English App

The app is specifically designed for all the Indian language speakers who wish to learn English. Used by over 30,00,000 learners in India, this app focuses on helping you master English reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills, while building your vocabulary. Hello English is India's number 1 ranked free Educational App on the Play Store.

English Grammar Book

Master English grammar using this educational app. The app covers detailed explanation for every topic with individual exercises.

Learn English App

Learn English grammar and excel in spoken English. There are activities on this app to challenge your own English skills, get to know where you lack and work on it with this very app. 

English Tenses

All the information relating to the tenses are available on this app. Sections for practice are also there so that you can track your progress. 

General Knowledge & Language Learning

Duolingo: learn languages free

This award-winning app is changing the way people learn languages. Go multilingual with this app on your device. Learn Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Irish, Danish, Swedish, and English. It is a totally fun and effective app to start speaking different languages.

GK 2015-16 Current Affairs

The app is always up to date with current affairs and GK for the year 2015-16. The app covers the globe and is beneficial to keep your self-updated. 

World Map Atlas 2015

World Map Atlas is a great source of information to know about countries in the world. Where, you can read in your local language. World Atlas is made with almost 250+ country information like capital, the country flag and a pointer to wiki to know more about the country.

Dictionary Offline

An offline dictionary that helps you complete the worlds major languages and mutual translations. 

Logical Reasoning Test

This is one of the best education app that has huge collection of logical reasoning puzzles, tests and other activities under numerous categories.

Other Educational Games

King of Math Junior

It is a mathematical game in a medieval environment where user can climb ladders by answering math questions and solving puzzles.

Educational games for kids

A set of 12 games to keep kids engaged in playing and learning happens on its own! Learn to recognize animals, solve puzzles, Improve the observation of the brain, cognitive ability, concentration, memory, creativity and imagination and a lot more!

Preschool learning games for kids

This app covers it all Letters, Counting, Puzzles, Sizes, Shadows, Matching, Colors, Shapes, Differences, Patterns and more! Get started to learn and play games both together.

LetterSchool Free

This multiple award-winning app is a must recommendation. Learn to write letters and numbers as they play four exciting games per letter or number:

5) Kids Learn to Read

This game includes 6 sections. Every section is aimed to let children enjoy the game and attain a successful learning experience at every step. 

General Knowledge Quiz

You get to answer more than 3000 questions and a summary of your performance at the end of every test. The application has a huge collection of quiz games under different categories.

iOS Apps on the next page...


For iOS

Math

MathBoard

This math app is highly recommendable for all K-12 education. This educational app let teachers guide students in the areas dealing with Addition, multiplication, subtraction, division, squares, cubes, square roots as well as single step algebra equations.  

YodelOh Math Mountain

It lets you check the basic concepts of your kid. Test addition, subtraction, multiplication & division. Great for learning and practicing the whole range of math facts, with an old school carnival game feel.

Number Bonds  

Addition and Subtraction helps reinforce those fact families. This app can be a smart way to help kids visualize addition and subtraction facts. Your kid will please you to help him on this very app!  

Thinking Blocks

It helps kids visualize word problems; make sense of what’s being asked, and set up the equations necessary to solve the problem. The series of four apps covers addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, fractions, ratios, and proportions. 

Number Bonds Pro

This app covers multiplication and division number bonds and fact families in the same kid-friendly format that helps reinforce concepts.

Science

The Elements: A Visual Exploration

The app is based on the best selling book, The Element by Theodore Gray. The app is rich and engaging dealing in periodic tables taking user to the universe one could not imagine.

Science for kids

Apt for the child aged between 7-11 years. The app helps the kid to learn science concepts related with plants, animals, human body system, traits and on recycling.  The app is divided in 10 learning units and 5 practice units just to be sure!

Kid Science: Chemistry Experiments

Help your kids in their practicals and experiments with the help of this fun app. Read the text and watch the videos and do as it states along with it.

Science Facts Pro

This application gives you unlimited scientific facts to learn and teach your kid everyday!

Kid Science

Unleash the inner scientist in your kid with kid science. Get access to watch and do photos and videos that make it easy with step-by-step guidance to for real science experiments.

English

Poems by Heart

The app, Poems By Heart from Penguin Classics gives access to classic poetry and challenges you to memorize perennial favorites by master wordsmiths. The apps helps user Memorize and reciting poems, which let you, enjoy them at a deeper level and learn them for life. The app comes with 4 free poems plus 30+ poems from the poem shop.

Learn English by Stories

Help your kid to improve learning and reading skills with this engaging app. With Learn English Through Stories you'll be able to listen to different stories and learn vocabulary, as well as its different usages in the real English-speaking world. 

Learn English (hello-hello)

One of the best features this app has is that it provides a multi-language interface, meaning that regardless of your native tongue, they'll probably have a translation of the app for you. With the access to their videos you can learn the complete lesson, including grammar and expressions, and also provide simple yet useful exercises to help the student comprehend what's going on.

Learn English Grammar

People often underestimate the importance of grammar, especially when they want to learn how to speak English quickly. The British Council created this app through which they developed an organized, yet fun way to learn English grammar. Using a series of simple exercises you'll be able to understand and remember the grammar rules in English. 

Free Word Power

With Word Power Learn American English Vocabulary. You’ll master 100 of the most frequently used words and phrases in the English language right on your iOS device!

Other Educational Games

Mad Libs

The app is a word game where user gets to improve the treasure of English. User can play solo or in groups. The app comes with 21 free stories with content being added all the time. 

Sushi Monster

It is an Scholastic’s new game to practice, reinforce, and extend math fact fluency is completely engaging and appropriately challenging. 

The game helps teacher in building students reasoning strategies for whole number additions and multiplication by helping monsters make a target sum or product. User Earns points with each correct answer motivating and an engaging app helping teachers to create math sessions that are enjoyable.

Professor Garfield Cyber Bullying

The app helps teachers in making the students understand about the cyber bullying. The app is in the form of a comic on the famous cartoon character “Garfield”. While reading the student gets an understanding of the various aspects related to cyber bullying.  

iWriteWords

Kids with access to iOS device enjoy a neat, engaging game helping them perfect their handwriting. Make your kid help Mr. Crab collect the numbered balls and see them drawing beautiful letters at the same time.

Tozzle

42 puzzles teach toddlers how to recognize basic shapes while simultaneously helping to strengthen their basic eye-hand coordination.

History

History: Maps of the World

Users can access maps of history and geography through this app.  An interactive map illustrates the shifts that have been made over time. It saves a lot of time of the teachers as all the maps needed for the curriculum of history and geography are available on this app. 

Windows Apps on the next page...


For WINDOWS

Math

Algebra 1: Linearity, Slope, & Direct Variation

Jump into the world of standards-based textbook content with highly interactive explorations, visual explanations and exercises—all focused on understanding important Algebra concepts

Appolino Number and Amount

This app from the Appolino series is about arranging, building and completing numbers. Because it is action oriented, the joy of learning mathematics in the range of numbers up to 20, to 100 and to 1000 will be awakened and encouraged.

Dragonbox+

Secretly teach young kids the basics of algebra. It’s perfect for giving kids a head start in mathematics and algebra. Children as young as 4 have solved equations meant for a 12 year old!

GeoGebra

GeoGebra is free dynamic mathematics software for all levels of education that brings together geometry, algebra, spreadsheets, graphing, statistics and calculus in one easy-to-use package.

Motion Math: Fractions

Motion Math helps learners estimate four forms of fractions: numerator over denominator (1/2), percent (50%), decimals (.5), and pie charts. Perceiving fractions quickly and accurately is needed for advanced math success.

Science

Biology: Introduction to Photosynthesis

Enter the ever-growing Book library and get started with Biology ― Introduction to Photosynthesis. Jump into the world of a standards-based textbook with a difference: highly interactive explorations, visual explanations and exercises—all focused on understanding important biology concepts.

Corinth Micro Engine

Have you ever been interested in types of engines and how do they work? This groundbreaking 3D interactive educational app offers all the facts you are looking for in a visually outstanding, easy-to-understand and fun package.

Physics: Electric Current & Resistance

Get ready to enter the book library and start your technology-based learning adventure with Electric Current and Resistance.

Physics: Series and Parallel Circuits

Jump into the world of standards-based content with highly interactive explorations, visual explanations, and exercises—all focused on understanding a physics concept.

Other Educational Games

Arabian nights – hidden object game.

Based on the Oxford University Press edition of Sheherazde, this game features stunning art and stimulating puzzles designed by award winning game producer SecretBuilders. Each brain-teasing level unfolds a scene from the book with beautiful illustrations and audio excerpts.

Motion Math: Hungry Fish Motion Math

Feed your fish and play with numbers! Practice mental addition and subtraction with Motion Math: Hungry Fish, a delightful learning game that’s fun for children and grownups. Make delicious sums by pinching two numbers together—instant addition! Keep feeding your fish to win a level and unlock new colors and fins.

Early Learning

Dr. Seuss Green Eggs and Ham

Kids will love Dr. Seuss’s wacky rhymes and whimsical illustrations. To promote reading in young children, individual words are highlighted as the story is read and words zoom up when pictures are touched.

One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish

Through rhymes and riddles, teach children to read in a way that is both entertaining and educational.

Endless Alphabet

Kids will have a blast learning their ABC’s and building vocabulary with the adorable monsters in Endless Alphabet. Each word features an interactive puzzle with talking letters and a short animation illustrating the definition.

First Words With Phonics

Helps children learn the sounds of letters, letter names, how they form words and spelling. Includes 75 words in three categories Animals, Vehicles, Shapes & Colors.

Guru Cool Play School

This is the highest rated and #1 kids app for preschoolers. This multi-sensory approach to learning that will help keep kids engaged for hours.

History

Back in Time

Back in Time will take you on a stunning exploration of the history of our Universe, Earth, Life and Civilization. A journey through time where each event is documented with social and historical context, several images, an illustrative timeline and little-known interesting facts

There are lots of things APPenning around. You must get some of the best educational apps in your's and your kid’s smartphone to have fun while learning.

Do share which other amazing educational apps do you use in the comment box below. 

About the Author
Author: Priyanka Gupta
Priyanka is a blogger by profession and has an increasing interest to write about the edtech space. While writing she keeps in mind the educators to come up with right resources and ideas which might be relevant for them in relation to effective use of technology in their profession and institutions/classrooms.
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