Children education apps?

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  1. BBQ BOY macrumors regular

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    before I burn $850 are there any good or a vast amount of apps that can help a kindergardener read and such?
    I am sure if we were to pick my up my kids are going to want to color and stuff but I want to push the education on them more and beyond that.
     
  2. markintosh macrumors member

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    Education Apps

    I have discovered quite a few great applications for gardening. My favorite is the Vegetable Gardening Guide.

    For education of youngsters, especially those in Kindergarten, start off with some of the spelling applications. You'll find tons of them out there.:)
     
  3. bluedog3401 macrumors regular

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    - Alphabet Tracing (letterform recognition and demonstration and ability to practice drawing letters, I recommend a stylus for your kid to really get the feel of 'writing' the letter)
    - Monkey Preschool Lunchbox (early shape, color and puzzles for preschool or young kids)
    - When I grow up (kids mix/match clothing of different professions, for early preschool or young kids)
    - Drawing Pad (has paint brushes, crayons, colored pencils) kid friendly interface.
    - TC2:USA (number recognition in a game, more gamelike but good for kids)
    - Ice Age (problem solving skills, maze and exploration game)
    - Bugdom (exploration game, not super educational but good for kids)
    - Cat in the hat (has read along text highlighting for word recognition and early reading)
    - Super Why! (reading, word recognition and thinking skills)

    There's a start on kid-friendly apps for the iPad, not all of them are early reading. It may be hard to sift through all you find to be sure you're not wasting your money. I think the ones listed above are at least worth looking at and not total garbage.

    And for the kid in you or adult educational stuff:
    - Scrabble or Words With Friends (for word-tile fun)
    - Official Sudoku (there are a lot of different ones on the app store)
    - Tangram Pro
    - Brain Challenge
    - Ancient Frog
     
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  5. flavouringlife macrumors newbie

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    e-Touch English Lie (Free). Interactive app, from objects, colours, Vege, fruits, occupations, numbers, transportation and more. Touch for sound and exercise for training.
     
  6. miamijim macrumors 6502

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    Duck Duck Moose - Fish School
    First word Animals
    Princess Alphabet - Phonetics
     

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