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Apps and websites for children's education

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We’ve rounded up our top ten educational apps and websites that can improve your child’s understanding of the world. 

  1. Endless Wordplay

This vibrant, beautifully-animated app turns grasping the basics of spelling and phonics into a fun and entertaining game. With the help of Alphabot and the endless monsters, your little one can quickly master phonograms and spelling patterns, whilst having a blast at the same time. What’s more, it’s free to download onto an iPhone or iPad.

Download here

 

  1. Hopscotch

Nowadays, computer programming skills are a must for young children, with many of them starting to be taught the fundamentals in the classroom. Hopscotch is inspired by the popular Scratch programme and allows your child to create and publish their own games and play them in a safe, moderated environment. The innovative app is free for Apple users.

Download here

 

  1. Squeebles Times Tables

Help Whizz rescue the Squeebles from the terrible Maths Monster by completing simple sums. Available on both Android and Apple devices, Squeebles Times Tables saves parents from having to repeat the age-old chants that come with mastering this key mathematical tool.

Download here

 

  1. Artie’s Magic Pencil

With a huge focus on STEM subjects in schools, it’s important to also encourage your child to be creative. Artie’s Magic Pencil does just that. Aimed at kids aged three to six, the drawing app promotes imagination and gives children the confidence to put pen to paper (or rather to tablet). At £2.99, it’s an educational way to occupy your child.

Download here

 

  1. Toca Lab

If you have a budding chemist in your home, you’ll be pleased to hear that they can now practice their potion-making online. Toca Lab introduces the exciting chemical elements, as well as teaching them what happens when different materials are heated, cooled and combined.

Download here

 

  1. Good2Learn

Launching very soon, this Hull-based startup aims to promote English and maths skills outside the classroom with their handy online learning platform. Bite-sized KS1 and KS2 video lessons can be viewed and referred back to, followed by an interactive exercise. In the meantime, your child’s progress is tracked and analysed. Perfect if you have SATs coming up.

Pre-register here

 

  1. Cursive Writing Wizard

Forming your first letters can be a little tricky, but Cursive Writing Wizard enables your child to trace and practice their handwriting. Reports on their progress can be accessed, alongside printable PDFs. A huge benefit is that parents can also import their children’s current spelling list.

Download here

 

  1. Duolingo

Knowing how to speak, write and communicate in a language other than your own is a valuable talent. Duolingo is one of the best apps out there for both children and adults. With 23 languages to choose from, your whole family will be saying more than just “hola” or “bonjour” on your next holiday.

Download here

 

  1. World Map Quiz

Show your kids the world whilst sat at home on your sofa. The World Map Quiz is a thrilling way to learn the whereabouts of fascinating locations, cities and countries. The app also has a built-in flag quiz to truly test the memory. You may even learn something new yourself.

Download here

 

  1. Jungle Time

Reading a clock or watch is one of the most crucial things a child can learn. However, it is something that a lot of kids struggle with. Jungle Time equips parents when teaching their children to tell the time. If you get something right, the adorable animals roar with approval.

Download here

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