Looking for some great educational apps that will help keep your young ones motivated to learn their letters? Here is a list of some fun and interactive apps that do just the trick, making Reading Time even more enjoyable for parents and little learners!
By A. Noelle
1. Writing Wizard – Kids Learn to Write Letters, Alphabet & Words by L’Escapadou, for both iPhone and iPad (Ages 5 and Under) $4.99 on iTunes
Using 50+ animated stickers and sound effects, Writing Wizard is designed to help young children learn how to trace letters, numbers, and words. Upon completion of each tracing, little ones play with the words in 4 interactive games. Parents can help children record their voices for each word and create word lists that can be printed out as PDF worksheets for practice on real paper. Progress is tracked through the app’s detailed reports that show completed tracings.
2. This Is My Story (And I’m Sticking To It) by Gramercy Consultants, for both iPhone and iPad (Ages 3 – 6) $1.99 on iTunes
Warning: Video of adorable little April playing with app may be waaay too adorable for some viewers! Proceed with caution. Otherwise, enjoy this review from AppTreasureHunter.com
This Is My Story provides 4 unique game modes designed to help preschoolers learn to read. The Make a Story game allows kids to slide stickers of graphics and words (nouns) onto a story page of action words (verbs), completing the story in any silly way they want. When the chosen words and graphics are in place, the story is read back to the kids. Match a Story lets kids find the sticker that matches the silhouette on the page to complete the sentence. Read A Story reads back stories that have already been created. The Sticker Page Fun game provides a background for kids to collect the different stickers.
3. Word Wagon – by Duck Duck Moose (Ages 2 – 7) $1.99 on iTunes
Kids will learn letters, phonics, and how to spell 4 and 6 letter words with Word Wagon’s activities led by Mozzarella the Mouse and his friend Coco the Bird. Kids can collect animated stickers for each word and collect stars to create constellations shaped like animals.
4. Moo, Baa, La La La! – Sandra Boynton by Loud Crow Interactive Inc., for both iPhone and iPad (Ages 5 and Under) $3.99 on iTunes
Warning: Video includes spoilers
Sandra Boynton’s best-selling book goes digital! With this multi-sensory experience, children can touch the animals to hear them moo, oink, quack, etc. Moo, Baa, La La La! includes mini-games to entertain as well. Little ones can help dancing pigs sing their song, turn day to night by touching the moon, or slingshot cats away from dogs.
5. Pat the Bunny by Random House LLC, for both iPhone and iPad (Ages 5 and Under) $3.99 on iTunes
Based on the book by Dorothy Kunhardt, Pat the Bunny is designed especially for toddlers and preschoolers. Play mode allows children to feed and interact with the bunny in 14 different scenes. Children can play hide-and-seek with the bunny, pop bubbles in the bathtub, catch butterflies in the garden, and more.