Education

Note: I am creating this list as a resource for parents. I am not endorsing any of these apps. If I find some that you all rave about I’ll start a rating system. 

You’ll find mobile apps on LilyToad’s Pinterest Board: Apps / Education

(Phone Code: iP=iPhone, And=Android, BB=Blackberry, iPad=iPad, iPod T = iPod Touch)

  • myHomework – Easily know what’s due and when so you will never forget a homework assignment agin. Tracks classes, homework, tests, and assignments. Time and block based class schedules. Calendar display. Also available on the web at myhomeworkapp.com. [iP, And] Android link
  • Abilipad – Combines the functionality of a notepad with word prediction, text-=to-speech and customizable keyboard, putting advanced writing tool within everyone’s reach. Named one of “the best iPad apps for special needs kids” in a Washington Post article. [iPad]
  • Touch and Write – Developed by real classroom teachers, it recreates the fun and effective teaching strategy used in classrooms every day: learning letters by writing with shaving cream, jello, finger pain, and more. [iPad]
  • Baby Learns Colors – A fun coloring learning app for ages 3 – 5. 12 colors are learned while exploring the 3 different environments: an artist’s pallet, an underwater aquarium, and outer space. [iP]
  • Tiny Diggers – Puts your child in the driver’s seat of popular construction vehicles to learn about colors, numbers and shapes. For ages 3 – 5. [iP]
  • Color Collector/A Preschool Treasure Hunt Game – Encourages your child to search for colors. Takes pictures. After finding 3 colors you get a little surprise. [iP]
  • Mini Catch – Gets kids recognizing colors, shapes, and numbers. Ages 5 – 6. [iP]
  • Frogs and Fireflies – Color Mixing Game – Teaches color mixing, with enough complexity to interest anyone from kids to adults. [iP]
  • Brain POP Featured Movie – Watch a different animated movie every day, then test your new knowledge with an interactive quiz. [iP]
  • Brain Quest – Turns learning into fun. For grades 1 – 5. Fun and challenging curriculum-based questions. [iP]
  • Toddler Counting and Alphabet – Designed for early childhood and preschool development. Built around alphanumeric sequencing exercises, which are delivered in a vibrant and exciting Jurassic setting. [iP]
  • Toontastic – Creative learning tool that empowers kids to draw, animate, and share their own cartoon through imaginative play. [iP]
  • Stack the States – Learn about the 50 states: state capitals, shapes, geographic locations and more. [iP]
  • Word Wall HD – Helps develop early reading skills. [iP]
  • Sight Word Bingo – Lets kids learn their sight words with a fun barnyard theme. [iP]
  • Bob Books #1 – Reading Magic – Start your child reading with this phonics-based interactive game. [iP]
  • Memory Game: Multiplication – Great for the young multiplication learner. [iP]
  • Math Monsters – Bingo – Master math using a Bingo styled game. [iP]
  • MathGirl Addition House – Build your own customized play house by getting faster at adding flowers. [iP]
  • Creatures of Light – By American Museum of Natural History, this app offers a close look at some of the extraordinary organisms that produce light. Interactive animations, photo galleries, and videos. [iPad]
  • Feed The Animals – Ranked in the top 30 educational games. Improves decision making skills and refines motor skills. Kids love feeding the animals. [iP, iPad]Toca Train – Your kids are the train driver in this fun and friendly train simulator. The controls are intuitive and there are no written instructions. Just pull the levers, push the buttons and start exploring the island with your train! For ages 3 – 7. [iP, iPad]
  • Toca Kitchen Monsters – You can cook and play with food for two hungry monsters. [iP, iPad]
  • Toca House – Help the five friends to do fun chores around a cosy house. Let your kids do the dishes, ironing, sweeping or planting flowers in the garden. Loads of fun with 19 different mini-games! [iP, iPad]
  • Toca Kitchen – Ever wanted to play with your food? Now you can! Toca Kitchen lets you cook and play with food for four hungry characters. [iP, iPad]
  • Toca Hair Salon – Let your kids run their own Toca Hair Salon! Cut, color, comb and blow-dry lifelike hair on six different cute characters. Using your fingers you can make any hair style you want! And of course – take a snapshot and save your creations! [iP, iPad]
  • Toca Store – Have your kids ever played store at home? Now you can turn your iPhone or iPad into a Store Play Set – without any of the cleaning up afterwards! It’s the perfect toy for your kids to play together with you, their siblings or friends. [iP, iPad]

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