Favorite Educational Apps for Kids (K-5)

by cynthia cross, posted to Tech & Blogging


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PopMath Math (Math)

If you only get one math app, this would be my pick.

http://www.skinnyscoop.com/listitem/87162/63223/popmath-math-math

PopMath Math (Math) If you only get one math app, this would be my pick. PopMath is a fun game for kids of all ages to practice basic math. Pairs of bubbles float on the screen and your goal is to pop each pair. For example, one bubble says "7" and another says "3+4". Simply touch one bubble and then the other to pop them both.

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Algebra (Math)

http://www.skinnyscoop.com/listitem/87162/63224/algebra-math

Algebra (Math) Algebra Tutoring and Homework Help App

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SUPER WHY! (Language Arts)

http://www.skinnyscoop.com/listitem/87162/63225/super-why-language-arts

SUPER WHY! (Language Arts) Help your child achieve the Power to Read with this collection of four SUPER WHY interactive literacy games. Your child can play along with each of the four main characters from the TV series: Alpha Pig, Princess Presto, Wonder Red, and, of course, Super Why, while practicing the alphabet, rhyming, spelling, writing and reading. Super Duper! ...

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BOGGLE (Language Arts)

http://www.skinnyscoop.com/listitem/87162/63226/boggle-language-arts

BOGGLE (Language Arts) TICK-TOCK. BEAT THE CLOCK. Once you start you just can’t stop! Test your way with words by playing the popular wordsearch game that's addictive fun.

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Hangman (Language Arts)

http://www.skinnyscoop.com/listitem/87162/63227/hangman-language-arts

Hangman (Language Arts) Think you have a good vocabulary? Take on your iPhone or a friend in this chalkboard classic and find out how good your vocabulary really is.

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Build A Word Express (Language Arts)

http://www.skinnyscoop.com/listitem/87162/63228/build-a-word-express-language-arts

Build A Word Express (Language Arts) Build A Word Spelling – School Edition Application helps children as young as three learn how to spell. Children are motivated through positive reinforcement in the form of a fun balloon popping game (optional) offered after each successfully "written" word.

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Dr. Seuss's ABC (Language Arts)

http://www.skinnyscoop.com/listitem/87162/63229/

Dr. Seuss's ABC (Language Arts) From Aunt Annie riding an Alligator to the Zizzer-Zazzer-Zuzz, Dr. Seuss teaches young readers the ABC's through hilarious words and pictures, guaranteed to entertain any young child.

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Google Earth (Geography)

http://www.skinnyscoop.com/listitem/87162/63230/google-earth-geography

Google Earth (Geography) Fly around the planet with a swipe of your finger with Google Earth for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Explore distant lands or reacquaint yourself with your childhood home. Search for cities, places, and businesses. Browse layers including roads, borders, places, photos and more. Visit the Earth Gallery to find exciting maps such as real-time...

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Stack the States (Geography)

Genius app that children love.

http://www.skinnyscoop.com/listitem/87162/63231/stack-the-states-geography

Stack the States (Geography) Genius app that children love. As you learn state capitals, shapes, geographic locations, flags and more, you can actually touch, move and drop the animated states anywhere on the screen. Carefully build a stack of states that reaches the checkered line to win each level.

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Star Walk (Science)

Oh do I love this app. It is worth the money.

http://www.skinnyscoop.com/listitem/87162/63232/star-walk-science

Star Walk (Science) Oh do I love this app. It is worth the money. Do you like stars? Star Walk is a stellar augmented reality app that labels all the stars, constellations, and satellites you point your iPhone at. You can track the ISS, find out what constellation you’ve been looking at from your bedroom window and get a lot of exciting and educative information. Combine that with the amazing Apple Design Award w

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Tangram Puzzle Pro (Critical Thinking)

Big fan of Tangrams for critical thinking.

http://www.skinnyscoop.com/listitem/87162/63233/tangram-puzzle-pro-critical-thinking

Tangram Puzzle Pro (Critical Thinking) Big fan of Tangrams for critical thinking. Relax and expand your mind with tangrams, the classic geometry puzzle. Featuring 540 puzzles to complete in any order, play for a few minutes or a few hours – the choice is yours.

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Early Jamestown (History)

http://www.skinnyscoop.com/listitem/87162/63234/early-jamestown-history

Early Jamestown (History) Get Early Jamestown on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.

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Britannica Kids: US Presidents (History)

http://www.skinnyscoop.com/listitem/87162/63235/britannica-kids-us-presidents-history

Britannica Kids: US Presidents (History) Britannica Kids: U.S. Presidents takes young learners on a fun and educational meet-and-greet with the 44 U.S. presidents.

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World Atlas (Geography)

http://www.skinnyscoop.com/listitem/87162/63236/world-atlas-by-national-geographic-geography

World Atlas (Geography) Designed specifically for the iPhone and iPod touch, National Geographic's new and improved World Atlas puts our best maps in the palm of your hand....

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Puzzleography (Geography)

Fun for kids ages 5 up to 15 even.

http://www.skinnyscoop.com/listitem/87162/63237/puzzleography-geography

Puzzleography (Geography) Fun for kids ages 5 up to 15 even. Puzzleography is an addicting map puzzle geography game that's truly fun for the whole family! With tons of content and multiple levels, it's challenging and entertaining for kids age 1 to 101. Surprise yourself! Improve your knowledge of the world with a game you'll return to again and again!

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Super 7 (Math)

http://www.skinnyscoop.com/listitem/87162/63220/super-7-math

Super 7 (Math) Draw lines to combine the numbered discs and try to create 7s. Sure, it sounds simple but can you keep up once negative numbers and multipliers are thrown into the mix?

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Splash Math (Math)

http://www.skinnyscoop.com/listitem/87162/63221/splash-math-math

Splash Math (Math) Splash Math is a fun and innovative way to practice math. With 13 chapters covering over 185 math skills and an endless supply of problems, it is by far the most comprehensive math workbook in the app store. ...

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Rocket Math (Math)

This one is fun for the kids and has different math concepts from counting to currency to geometry.

http://www.skinnyscoop.com/listitem/87162/63222/rocket-math-math

Rocket Math (Math) This one is fun for the kids and has different math concepts from counting to currency to geometry. While your rocket is floating weightlessly in space, the real fun begins! Play one of the 56 different math missions. Each mission has touchable objects floating in space, including stars, coins, clocks, 3D shapes and even pizzas! Earn a bronze, silver or gold medal and also try to beat your high score. Missions range in difficulty from even/odd nu
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