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Pet Bingo
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Description: Pet Bingo is an interactive and educational game designed for students from Kindergarten to 4th grade. With a focus on mathematics, It helps kids develop skills in addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, Pet Bingo provides a visually stimulating platform for children to reinforce their skills and explore new concepts through engaging gameplay. Visual hints makes the learning process more accessible and enjoyable.

Editor’s Top Tips: To reduce overstimulation, adjust the screen brightness and volume as needed. Parents can keep track of their child's progress through the comprehensive report card.

Cost: Free

Awards won: Parents' Choice Award, Children's Technology Review Award, Tech with Kids' Best Pick App Award

Subject: Math

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Suitable for: 4+ years old
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NSF Science Zone
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Description:  The National Science Foundation presents a comprehensive educational app that explores a wide range of scientific topics, including biology, chemistry, robotics, and engineering. Utilizing videos and scientific explanations, it offers an engaging learning experience for kids and adults alike.

Editor’s Top Tips: Kids get to discover and learn different topics in science, including biology, chemistry, robotics, and engineering. The app may take a bit of time to load due to its vast content, but every video and scientific explanation is educational and provides kids with an exciting opportunity to explore the world around them.

Cost: Free

Awards won: The Best Mobile App Awards Gold award

Subject: Science

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Suitable for: 5+ years old
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Reading Eggs - Learn to Read
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Description: Reading Eggs invites children on a personalized adventure to develop their reading skills. A comprehensive assessment is conducted to determine each child's reading level. Based on the results, customized exercises reinforce their phonics knowledge, sight word recognition, and the connection between sounds and letters. This tailored approach enables children to progress at their own pace to reach their reading goals.

Editor’s Top Tips: Reading Eggs brings the award-winning program to your mobile device. Parents can track progress through a report card function. To further support learning, parents can download free activity worksheets that align with each online lesson. The initial assessment takes some time. It's important for your child to complete it when they feel energetic and focused for optimal results.

Cost: $9.99/month (check if your school has a subscription)

Awards won: Dad's Choice award, Mom's Choice Award

Subject: Reading

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Suitable for: 3+ years old
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Math Tango
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Description: Math Tango teaches kids the core concepts of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division through puzzles and gameplay. With a comprehensive lesson plan, kids can progress through exercises at their own pace and receive guidance along the way. The app includes audio support for children who are not yet able to read.

Editor’s Top Tips: With its engaging gameplay and reward system, kids accumulate points by completing math puzzles as they build and decorate their own virtual island.

Cost: $7.99/month

Awards won: Children's Technology Review 2021 Editor's Choice, Creative Child Awards 2020 Children's app of the year

Subject: Math

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Suitable for: 5+ years old
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Monster Physics
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Description: Monster Physics challenges kids to use problem-solving skills by using building materials to create movement and direction. Designed to be engaging and educational, this app requires children to be able to read the instructions, encouraging them to develop their literacy skills while having fun with physics.

Editor’s Top Tips: Kids learn to follow clear and concise instructions. They learn to understand objectives and goals at each game level.

Device: iPhone, iPad

Cost: $1.99

Awards won: Children's Technology Review, Editor's Choice Award

Subject: Physics

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Suitable for: 5+ year olds

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Lexi's World
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Description:  Kids can step into the world of Lexi and unleash their imagination. With Lexi's World, kids create their own unique environment by spelling the names of animals and plants.

Editor’s Top Tips: This innovative app utilizes a keyboard so kids can practice writing words. The app provides helpful guidance to prevent frustration from mistakes. It's perfect for young learners who are just starting to read and spell.

Cost: $2.99

Awards won: Children's Media Awards, Kiri prize 2019 from Digital Ehon

Subject: Wordplay

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Suitable for: 3 to 7 year olds

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Teach Your Monster to Read
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Description: Transform reading practice into a fun and interactive game with Teach Your Monsters to Read, an educational app that engages kids in a personalized learning journey. Through the creation of their own monster, children can practice essential reading skills such as sounds, blends, and segments while enjoying a playful and immersive experience.

Editor’s Top Tips: Designed as a game for kids, this app features engaging sounds and lively movement to create an immersive and interactive experience.

Cost: $5.99

Awards won: Primary Teacher Gold Award, The Guardian Best iPad apps for kids Top 10, BAFTA Nominated

Subject: Reading

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Suitable for: 3 to 7 year olds
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Khan Academy Kids
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Description: Khan Academy Kids is a versatile learning platform that caters to the diverse needs of children. Its comprehensive offering includes books, videos, exercises, reading, and math. It encourages creativity-building activities and fosters the development of essential social-emotional skills.

Editor’s Top Tips: Khan Academy Kids offers engaging videos and stories that support academic and social-emotional development. Whether kids are learning the alphabet or already reading & writing, this app is designed to support each step of their journey.

Cost: Free

Awards won: Parents' Choice Award, Children's Technology Review Award

Subject: Educational games, Reading

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Suitable for: 3 to 8 year olds
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Duolingo
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Description:  Duolingo is an effective microlearning, language-learning app offering more than 30 languages for kids to explore. Through its bite-sized lessons, kids experience the joy of learning a new language at their own pace, making the language-learning process accessible and enjoyable.

Editor’s Top Tips: Duolingo offers an effective way for kids to learn and practice new languages. It offers quick and focused 10-15 minute learning sessions.

Cost: Free

Awards won: iPhone App of the Year, The world's most downloaded educational app, Crunchies Best Education Startup

Subject: Language

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Suitable for: 5+ years old
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