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Updated by Sam Gliksman on Jan 05, 2021
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Parents Guide to Educational Apps for Pre-Schoolers

Apps that will entertain your preschool children while they learn important educational skills.

Elmo Loves ABCs

Learn the alphabet with Elmo. Touch and trace your favorite letter to unlock its surprises. Slide, sweep, swipe, touch, trace and dig to discover over eighty classic Sesame Street clips, seventy five Sesame Street coloring pages, and four different ways to play hide and seek. Touch the star button to play letter games and see how much you’ve learned ... and much more.

Native Numbers - Complete Number Sense Mastery Curriculum By Native Brain, Inc.

This is a great app to help young kids learn the concept of numbers and basic math skills.

Monkey Preschool Lunchbox

Learn and have fun by helping monkeys pack lunch! Monkey Preschool Lunchbox is a collection of six exciting educational games for your preschooler (ages 2 to 5). Includes 7 different games that teach kids about colors, letters, counting, shapes, sizes, matching, and differences.

Faces iMake - ABC

A charming and imaginative way to explore and play with the alphabet. The app introduces children to letters of the alphabet and objects that begin with each letter as they solve puzzles based on artwork by renowned artist Hanoch Piven. Part game, part quiz, part puzzle, it’s interactive, entertaining and artistic.

Felt Board

Classic felt board look for fun and imaginative storytelling.

Monkey Math School Sunshine

Monkey Math School Sunshine allows your child to build fundamental math skills while within an entertaining game environment. Includes 9 interactive games that teach kids about sequencing, patterning, counting, adding and subtracting.

Eddy's Number Party

Your child can help Eddy’s friends surprise him with the biggest dog birthday party EVER by counting balloons, matching numbers, tracking party hats, and earning stickers while improving memory and attention.

Clifford's BIG Birthday

Great for emerging readers and non-readers alike, your child will have hours of fun interacting with Emily Elizabeth, Mack, T-Bone, Cleo, and of course, Clifford, all while being practicing fundamental reading skills. By touching special birthday objects and hearing the descriptor read aloud, your child will be giddy as they personalize Clifford’s doghouse décor, choose his birthday cake, hang streamers, pick out the party food, and even select a special present for Clifford.

Itsy Bitsy Spider HD - by Duck Duck Moose for iPad on the iTunes App Store

Itsy Bitsy Spider is based on a popular song. The app has educational activities to engage children. It's like an interactive movie, panning to a different scene each time you poke the spider. A friendly tutor (a fly!) teaches your child about nature and the environment.

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