Technology can be empowering for kids of all ages with the right tools that help them learn in fun and engaging ways. In this pandemic situation, it’s getting harder and harder to keep kids away from technology. Phones, IPads and tablets are all part of our daily lives so how can we ask our kids to stay away from them when we are on them 24/7.
As Jim Henson said “Kids don’t remember what you try to teach them. They remember what you are.”
In a world where children are “growing up digital”, why not help them with learning apps that actually sharpen their bright little brains. There are loads of apps in the store but I have collated a list of online portals to keep children updated with their subjects and busy whilst staying at home and have fun at the same time.
Lingo kids is a play-learning app in english that teaches kids essential skills through games. Designed for kids ages 2-8 , Lingo kids teaches more than just english for kids. Your child will learn and practice over 3000 english vocabulary words and can learn about 60 different topics. They’ll practice the ABC alphabets, numbers, colors, shapes, animals, food, listen to audiobooks and sing songs.
Free (in app purchases)
Children can learn reading, language, writing, math, social- emotional development, problem- solving skills and motor development. Open- ended activities like games and drawing, story telling and colouring encourage creativity and self- expression. An educational program with thousand of activities and books that will inspire a lifetime of learning and discovery for children ages 2-7.
The leading digital library for kids, where kids can explore their interests and learn with instant, unlimited access to 40,000 high quality ebooks, audiobooks, learning videos and quizzes for kids 12 and under.
Free (in-app purchases)
Twinkl covers the national curriculum through all years up to year six, plus all core subjects in secondary school. They have lesson plans, worksheets, timetables, PowerPoint presentations and much more available. www.twinkl.co.uk
As parents, we want to raise our kids to be able to handle whatever comes our way. Whether they need to calm down before bed to sleep better, develop positive relationships and simply have a peaceful moment. Stop breathe and think offers children a fun and easy way to process their emotions. From counting breaths to friendly wishes or frog jumps, each mindful activity brings fun reward to keep them engaged.
Free (in-app purchases)