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Low Dopamine Learning Apps

These apps offer a high cognitive load and make kids work toward a goal. They develop delayed gratification which builds self-resilience and grit.
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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 Startu

Subject: Language

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Babbel appMondly Languages
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Suitable for: 5+ 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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Science Dictionary by Farlex
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Suitable for: 5+ years old
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Hopscotch
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Description: Empower kids to unleash their creativity and problem-solving skills with Hopscotch. This intuitive platform enables them to design and share their own games effortlessly, fostering an environment for exploring their imaginations while promoting creative thinking.

Editor’s Top Tips: Kids can take their coding skills to the next level! With bite-sized lessons and ample coding practice, they'll be coding like pros in no time. Kids even get to play games designed by other kids.  A great way to interact and develop problem-solving skills.

Device: iPhone, iPad

Cost: $7.99/month

Awards won: Family Choice Award, Parent's Choice Award, Parents Magazine Best App Ed Tech

Subject: Coding, Programming

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ScratchGrasshopper
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Suitable for: 9+ years old
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The Room Two
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Description:  Kids can challenge themselves with a classic puzzle game featuring a variety of intricate physical puzzle rooms that must be solved in order to advance to the next level.

Editor’s Top Tips:This game does incorporate elements of horror. It is designed for mature kids who can handle it without being frightened.

Cost: $1.99

Awards won: Apple's Best of 2013 Awards, nominated for BAFTA 2014, PocketGamer iOS Game of the Year, CNET Editor's Choice

Subject: Puzzle

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Suitable for: 9+ years old

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Swift Playgrounds
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Description: Kids can explore the world of app development with Swift, the powerful programming language developed by Apple. From building the hottest apps in the App Store to crafting their own innovative ideas, this app helps kids to master the art of Swift coding. 

Editor’s Top Tips: Swift Playgrounds allows kids to develop their own apps and share them with the world. Available in multiple languages, this platform empowers kids to create innovative apps with ease, regardless of their location or language. Once their app is ready, kids can share it on the App Store and showcase their talent to a global audience.

Device: iPad

Cost: Free

Subject: Coding, Programming

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Suitable for: 8+ years old
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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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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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