In this day and age it’s a sure fire bet your child has an iPhone, Android or one of the latest smartphones that they will be regularly burying their little heads in at every opportunity. With the summer holidays almost over and undoubtedly more to come so soon, your child will have ran out of ideas of what to do at the local park, the youth center or watching the daytime television. So, what better idea to get them to download some great apps that will see them find a new outlet in interest with something designed just for them.
The great thing about most of these apps is they are free to download, although there is a number that have in-app purchases should its user which to gain further levels within the game. Another plus point is that they are educational, like the iPhone/iPad app “Endless Alphabet” where monsters actually explain a collection of words to your children. Each word will display with the monster getting kids to drag the letters into the right places.
Mt First 101 Words, another iOS app that will show younger children 101 words using video and narration, rather than text that will obviously make younger kids lose interest. But if you feel your child should also begin developing in mathematics, then Mystery Math Town (again an iOS app) should be ideal. In this game your child will be taken around a house and a street where access up stairwells and entrance to secret pathways can only be achieved when the kid has successfully added up a couple of numbers issued at random as a math formula. It’s a fantastic way to get your kid to learn the basics of sums and you can change the difficulty level as your child grows older.
It has been said that by 2026 China will be the world’s number one economy; if this is going to be the case, imagine how successful your child will be if he or she can speak a little Mandarin? Kids Learn Mandarin Beginner (free but with in-app purchases) teaches your child the basics of this complex language by a series of video games and mini puzzles.
There is also a great learning app for kids in “Kids Learn Spanish”, with this app being available on the Android Play Store as well as the iTunes Apple store.
Guest post by Kevin, Amateur writer, journalist.
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