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9 Top Best Back To School Apps for Under 5's

I asked our two favourite staff - Sarah and Julie - at and Beth from , what were their TOP 3 Back to School apps for 3 age groups: the Under 5’s; the 6 to 9; and 9 and older. The decision was hard, but they made their choices … here are the winners


Free: BrainPop Jr. | iGameMom

Beth at iGameMon - Top 3 Back to School Apps for Under 5's
Ideal for kids in Kindergarten through grade 3, the BrainPOP Jr. Movie of the Week app spans subjects within Science, Social Studies, Reading, Writing, Math, Health, Arts and Technology. The gentle, humorous, and relatable characters Annie and Moby serve as guides through each topic, empowering kids to form their own ideas. BrainPOP Jr. content is designed to cultivate critical thinking skills and encourage children to ask questions and make connections.

i Learn With Boing: Numbers, Addition and Subtraction - Top Math App

Sarah at Fun Educational Apps - Top 3 Back to School
i Learn With Boing: Numbers, Addition and Subtraction - Savannah Adventure is the an addition to the Planet Boing learning series by Tribal Nova. This app is a top pick if you are looking for an outstanding way to work with your young child on numbers. Like all of the other apps in the series, this app has incredible graphics, super-engaging game play, and mini-games that teach essential skills.

GazziliWords- Words Kids Want to Learn - Learning App for Kids

Julie at Fun Education Apps - Top 3 - Back to School for Under 5's
Words, words,words. Some words (cat, cold, three) are easily explained. Others (like art, balance, and strength) are not. Often, our attempts to explain abstract words to children fail because they just don't make sense to tiny brains. GazziliWords is an app that takes on this challenge, using pictures and animation to create meaning in a way that makes sense to children.

iTrace — handwriting for kids - an Outstanding TOP PICK Tracing App

Sarah at Fun Educational Apps - Top 3- Back to School Under 5's
I've used a lot of tracing apps in my exploration as a parent and as a teacher. iTrace-handwriting for kids is best I've ever seen and a Top Pick for this mom. The app is super easy to use, with monitored practice for letter, number, and word formation.

TeachMe | iGameMom

Beth at iGamemom - Top 3 - Back to School for Under 5's
TeachMe is another app series that goes by age level. It has Toddler, Kindergarten, Grade1, Grade2, and Grade3. Each grade covers spelling and basic math. Compared to SplashMath, it is clear that each subject is not comprehensive at all. For example, 2nd grade math only covers addition and subtraction up to two digit numbers....

Free App: Learn with Homer - Comprehensive Learn to Read Program | iGameMom

Beth at iGamemom - Top 3 - Back to School for Under 5's
Learn with Homer is a comprehensive reading program on iPad for kids age 2 to 7. It currently has over 100 lessons, and 30 are free. The app is designed by child education experts, incorporating many learning methods. It covers five pillars of reading: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension.

Leo's Pad : Preschool Kids Learning Serie - Wish Upon a Fish - Another TOP PICK

Sarah at Fun Educational Apps - Top 3 Back to School apps for the Under 5's
Developer Kidaptive is at it again. They've created another outstanding appisode of Leo's Pad. Like the other five before it, Appisode Six earns a TOP PICK from this mom. The perfect balance of activities and video keeps my child engaged time and time again on our daily commute.

Wee Kids Math – A Clever Game App for Beginners

Julie at Fun Educational Apps - Top 3 Back to School Apps for the Under 5's
Top Math Apps for kids - Wee Kids Math enters the App Store at a time when there are literally hundreds of math apps available for young children. Fortunately, this is an outstanding app that deserves to be recognized for its design as well as its entertainment value.

ABC Minsters

Julie at Fun Educational Apps - Top 3 - back to School for Under5's
ABC Minsters is a good alphabet app for beginners. It's simple, straightforward, and easy to use. I like the fact that it includes practice for writing the letters as well as recognizing them. For many children, their fine motor skills tend to lag behind. This app allows them to practice writing each one separately, and particularly difficult letters like “Gg,” “Kk,” and “Rr” can be practiced over and over.