Every night I work with my second grader and we study spelling words, math facts, and read at least twenty minutes. We do a lot of our studying offline but there are a few apps I love to use to help him. I’ve found he really needs to be engaged otherwise he loses concentration….big time!
He thinks he’s just playing games and doesn’t realize that he’s learning at the same time. We can play with these apps on-the-go, which makes it really convenient.
My son has been doing great on all of his tests (crossing fingers) and I don’t mind using apps if it’s helping him.
Here are a few of our favorite educational apps:
FlashToPass Math App (free): We LOVE this app in our household. My son has timed math tests each morning at school. We use this app at home to help him practice with being quicker in answering math questions. You can choose between addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and mixed sets. Then you choose the level of difficulty. We make my son do this 5 times in a row and it’s really been helping him memorize his math facts.
The Human Body by Tinybop ($2.99) – Most children are visual learners, so this is a great app to help explain the human body and what we are made of. It brings to life all the important parts of the body in a fun, engaging way! Every part is animated and interactive: the heart beats, guts gurgle, lungs breathe, the skin feels, and eyes see. Very cool app!
Stack the States ($0.99) – While my oldest isn’t covering states yet in his classroom, it’s only a matter of time! We are getting a jump start on learning them and even my youngest loves this app. Kids earn a state for every level they complete. Watch the states actually come to life in this colorful and dynamic game!
Vocabulary Spelling City (free): Some of the teachers are using this app as a fun way to help kids learn their spelling and vocabulary list. Custom word lists may be entered by registered members. There are different activities like Spelling TestMe, HangMouse, Missing Letter, Sentence Unscramble, and more!
The Electric Company Wordball (free): While grooving to music videos, your child learns how to spell tricky words, including those with silent letters, blends, and more! Rack up points for every word and challenge friends to match your high score.
Mad Libs (free): Remember this game? This is a super fun way to teach children verbs, nouns, adjectives, and more! Are they stuck on a word? They can use the accelerometer to provide them hints and clues. My oldest is loving this and it’s really helping him learn the different parts of a sentence.
What are some of your favorite educational apps?
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