Kids just love to play on tablet devices such as iPads and thanks to the touch screens, younger children find these easier to use than a computer meaning a world of opportunities awaits them especially when it comes to educational games. Some of these include their favourite characters from tv shows and movies such as Peppa Pig which of course will get your children interested in learning alongside these characters.
Here are a few of our favorites:
The perfect game for your Fireman Sam fans! This official app from P2 games is available on both Android and Apple and includes 7 different problem solving games as well as videos to watch. An additional bonus for this, or any of the other apps from P2 Games is their stance on in app purchases, with this feature removed you can be rest assured that you will not end up with an array of accidental app store purchases. Other games from P2 Games feature some top kids characters such as Mike the Knight, Peppa Pig and Postman Pat so there is definitely something for all
Ideal for your older children, this app is a collection of video science lessons that explores the wider world of science, some of which your child can get involved in and recreate at home.
Lots of children love car games and this one has an educational twist! As you drive around you can choose from 9 different learning games which involve numbers and basic maths.
I Spy with Lola is part of the Lola Panda series of apps. In this app you travel with Lola, collecting various coins and fun souvenirs. You start the game with word association, and object recognition, the fun way for your child to increase their vocabulary and as they progress through the levels they learn more about the countries they are exploring and their culture with country specific objects. Other games featuring Lola the Panda include the ABC Party 1 & 2, Lola’s Math Train and Lola’s Beach Party and many more which are perfect if you find your child enjoys the Lola games.
Medieval Math Battle is a fun and engaging math game for kids which teaches addition, subtraction and multiplication. The aim of the game is to defeat various mythical medieval creatures such as dragons with potions and swords activated through answering maths questions. As your child progresses through the game they collect gold which works as a fun incentive whilst the maths problems increase in difficulty to ensure they are always being challenged and learning as much as possible.
It has been found the earlier you begin to learn a second language, the easier it is to pick up so why not give your child the opportunity to start early with an app, especially with a language as complex as Mandarin! There are many benefits to learning Mandarin as it is considered to be one of the world’s most influential languages. The Kids Learn Mandarin app offers an introduction to the vocabulary with over 240 words supported by bright colours, cute characters and fun games.
Disclosure: This is a guest post! Please check out these wonderful apps and let me know what you think.