Education for children starts very early, their first memories can significantly affect how they develop and the people they become. This is why it’s so important for parents to invest themselves into educating their little ones from a young age. However it’s also vital to help your children learn new things without burdening them. Technology can play a great role here, particularly as younger generations are so efficient at figuring out how everything works – be it our smartphones, tablets or computers.
Naturally, you want your children to have fun while they’re learning new things, and there are some excellent educational apps that you and your child can use together to learn more about the world.
We’ll underline from the very beginning that technology is not meant to be the main source of entertainment and it certainly shouldn’t be the only thing that can attract your kid’s attention. You will still need to work with your little ones on a regular basis, one-on-one with no technology in sight. In the end, it is you, not a piece of technology that should be raising your child.
Disney Story Central
Generations of parents have proven that kids can learn very important lessons from their bedtime stories, plus it is precious bonding time you can spend with your little ones. Disney Story Central is an app that takes storytelling to a whole new level. You get the voices of Disney characters that narrate all kinds of adventures they’re going through and it’s really fun to listen to.
If your kids are just getting acquainted with Mickey Mouse, Elsa or any of the many beloved Disney protagonists, then this app will be perfect for them. Story Central also has a game aspect to it, that offers your children all kinds of awards the more they listen to the stories. This makes it fun and educational simultaneously.
Fish School is an app that will do wonders for children of all ages, particularly preschoolers. Through play and beautiful animation your young ones get to learn numbers, how to count to twenty and they will also learn letters and remember them easily.
Fish School app will entertain and educate your children and it is really easy to navigate, so your kids can manage it too. If they become tired of all the learning, they can simply touch or swipe over the screen and the fish will do a trick or something funny. You should join your kids in their learning process whenever you can to see what can be improved or simply be there to have fun with them.
Ansel & Clair’s Adventures in Africa
Ansel and Clair’s Adventures in Africa is a fun game that is suitable for children of any age, because it is very fun and really beautifully designed. Your child follows Ansel and Clair on their adventures through amazing Africa and its nature. Ansel is a photographer and his robot Clair helps him on his adventures that offer learning through fun quests and puzzle solving.
This game inspires curiosity and the adventurism in your little ones will surge. Bear in mind though that this app might not be available in all countries equally. If you want to download the app from outside the US, make sure to check if your privacy settings allow you to do so.
Habitat the Game
If your kids have always wanted a pet, but you simply don’t have the time or the place to get it, then Habitat will be a great substitute. Once you’ve downloaded the app, your child gets to adopt a little polar bear that they get to take care of.
This game teaches your kids about the environment as they need to keep their polar bear happy and healthy. They also need to do all kinds of environmentally conscious actions – from saving water to learning how to recycle. The environment aspect of the game is not imposing, so your little ones get to have plenty of fun with their new pet while learning about making the world a better place.
The Sight Word Adventure
This educational app is reserved for preschool children and it’s a game changer when it comes to learning how to write and use sight words. There are over 300 words to learn and kids discover them through an active game of hide and seek. This game is excellent for developing logical thinking and it will significantly improve your child’s visual attention and active listening. In short, it helps to develop all the skills they will need in preschool and later on.
These educational apps will help to expand every aspect of your child’s personality. Not just when it comes to learning shapes, numbers and letters, but also creativity and thinking outside of the box. The crucial thing to remember with these apps and anything else that concerns technology is they should be handled in moderation. Your children should first and foremost learn to explore and understand the real world and then augment their knowledge with a bit of help from technology. – Adam Ferraresi
This is a guest post written by Adam Ferraresi.
Though Adam really loves his job of web developer, he’s also quite passionate about his writing, which is always gladly accepted at wefollowtech.com. As every Texan, he loves spending time outside playing sports with his friends. He may have graduated from college a couple of years ago, but he’s already working on his dream job and couldn’t be happier about it, as well as his new life in Dallas.