With school closures over half the world, it seems pretty apparent that many parents are searching the internet for the best educational apps available to them. And it’s mind boggling when searching for an app that is suitable for your child. It takes time to figure out what your child loves, and what is suitable for their age range. With my kids being off school now for 2 weeks, I wanted to share with you some of our top apps we use, as well as recommendations I have had from other parents.
Teach Your Monster to Read has been made completely free due to school closures across the world (normally costs £4.99). You can download this app or use on the computer. The app consists of phonics learning and games, complete with monsters to help your child along the way. Allow your child to create a monster and take it on a journey across the lands, facing phonics and reading tasks along the way. I would suggest this app is more for KS1 children who are beginning to learn to read, however is open to all primary school ages.
We’ve used Hospter for Missy who is now 6 years old since she was 4. It is great fun for her and her younger brother who is now 3. Hopster is an educational app offering games, books and plentiful learning resources for preschoolers. What’s great about this app is that it also contains lots of learning entertaining shows and music on top of everything it offers. Hopster is extending its Free 7 day trial to 30 days which is a fabulous deal in this current climate, with plenty of parents searching out the latest educational apps that are low on cost (available for a short time only).
This is a great app for learning a new language, or for your children to continue learning a language they have started at school. It’s free to download and although you can open up the app further via a small cost, it’s very useable using just the free version. If you do wish to purchase Duolingo Plus, then the app becomes ad free. The app allows you to create sentences and pick out works with sentences that the app has also created. You can earn points for correct answers, race against the clock and even level up, so very rewarding.
TTRockStars was first introduced to us through the kids school. As the title of the app suggests, this app is all about learning your time tables, and can be done via your own avatar, a rock star! The kids have to complete time table challenges to earn rewards. These rewards can then purchase items for their avatar, including clothing, accessories etc. My eldest has been using this via his school log in, and enjoys it, especially as he can see his friends on the points chart to see who has the most rewards!
The cost of this app for families is £6 per year, and at the moment, they are offering complete FREE access for all schools who are closed due to the current circumstances. So if you currently do not have access via your child’s school, drop them an email to find out how!
Reading Eggs is a great app for getting the kids to learn about reading, building up essential phonics and literacy skills. The app suggests that with just 15 minutes of use per day, can really help improve your child’s reading. My kids love to read, so this is really important to us, and for them currently being off school. I think if children can read every day, as little or as much as they like, will definitely help their learning and educational development. Reading Eggs have currently extended their FREE trial to 2 weeks! This means that users can get 2 weeks worth of Reading Eggs completely free before any charges are incurred. Use the code UKEXT67 in the promo section to gain access to this deal.(available for a short time only)
The cost of Reading Eggs after the Free trial starts at £3.99 but there are various packages to chose from.
Hit the Button from Top Marks was recommended to us from my kids school. This app is priced at £2.99 and is a maths app for children aged 5-11 years old. It offers fun maths games and challenges, including quick fire questions, number bonds, multiplications and various other tasks. It’s fun to use and gets the kids minds working for a short while!
Brain Pop app is a learning resource offering various subjects such as History, English, Maths and Science. The app offers various sub apps which can be chosen dependent on your child’s age and interests. It is used across many schools in America and is very popular!
I hope you find this list of educational apps for kids aged 5-10 years helpful, and if you have any recommendations, I’d love to hear them in the comments below!
Stay safe, and thanks for reading xxx
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