Technology, as with many things, has its bad and good points. While you want your kids to get fresh air and exercise and not be glued to a screen, there are times when said screens can be helpful. As long as they are used in moderation, there are many apps that are quite beneficial to a child’s development. Technology can help your child learn and work both sides of his or her brain.
Here are some ones to try…
Educational Apps To Help Brain Development
Little ones will learn to read and follow along with stories. After you choose books you will start to get personal recommendations and children get rewards for finishing. You can join with your little one and have fun with the interaction together. You don’t want to give up traditional books altogether, but this is a great alternative for times when you need something new to read with your kids.
Kids get to create faces out of food to get their creative juices flowing. And it may even make them want to eat their vegetables. To take this activity off the screen, you could have them re-create the digital versions with actual vegetables. This app will help your kids develop their collage and creative thinking skills. The kid-friendly design is an easy way to introduce children to symbolic art.
The Magic School Bus is a classic educational tool and this app does not disappoint. Ms. Fizzle is ready to take her students through the ocean to explore ad learn. Science facts and fun interaction have helped this app win not one but two awards.
***Gracie Award, Outstanding Mobile App
***W3 Silver Award, Game App Category
This app is by The National Geographic Society and presents kids with fun facts on a variety of topics. Space, history, weather, and animals. Your kids can rate the “weirdness” level they think each fact deserves. This app is free, but there are in-app purchases if you want more fact packs.
Part of the Fingerprint Network for learning and playing, this app will take your kids on a fun learning adventure. They will be able to explore the Serengeti, the Nile, and more! A travel photographer and a robot team up to guide your child through quests.
Want your kids to get a sense of how a household is run. This app creates a dollhouse like virtual environment for kids to explore. This app helps to get your child imagining while stimulating creativity and developing language skills. Children can engage with the Pepi family in eight different areas that represent a house.