Warning: Your child will keep begging for your iPhone or iPad after they try this app.
Photo Touch is an exciting educational game that helps your child rapidly learn the ABC by sight, sound, and touch. The interface is so easy to use that even a 9 month old baby will delight in using this app. Ideal for ages 0 to 6.
Allows children to trace letters and repeat their sounds. PocketPhonics is used in over a hundred UK primary schools and pre-schools to teach kids letter sounds, first words and handwriting. It follows the national curriculum. Independent research (see www.appsinmypocket.com/research) found children learnt nine times as fast using PocketPhonics as compared to a classroom lesson.
This app is best used by teachers rather than pupils. It lets you record audio and uploads it to audioboo.fm where it can be embedded in blogs. Great for capturing short recordings of pupils explaining, reading out work or performances. Use the iPhone version on an iPad as the iPad version only lets you listen to uploaded content.
Autodesk SketchBook Express for iPad is a fun and intuitive drawing application. Get a taste of the SketchBook Pro experience with SketchBook Express.
Use professional-grade tools and brushes to create doodles, quick sketches or artwork on-the-go.
This is the only app to consider for creating digital books. Don't put the free one on your iPads as you can only make one book and yopu need to delete everything to start over again. If there is one app that is worth paying then this it it.
Create simple and complex paintings with this free app as used by David Hockney. Brushes records all the strokes you made whilst painting and allows you to play them back as a movie. Paintings can be saved to the photo gallery and exported to computers or other iPads using Google Drive
Six educational games from Busythings Ltd for very young children aged between 3 to 5.
Navigate the helicopter to rescue cows from the trees and place them in the matching baths. At later levels you will need to cage the monster first!
Five further games include creating crazy outfits for the baby, making animated street scenes, answering simple sums with a bungee jumping pink man, practising sound discrimination and plugging a hole in the road with the correct shape! Parents can adjust settings to make the games suitable for different ages and abilities.
Essentially, 'Cato’s Hike' is a universal game for the iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch to teach kids and young children basic programming skills. The younger ones will obviously enjoy solving levels using simpler coding techniques but the hope is the older ones will pick up more advanced concepts like loops and branching as well as even more advanced concepts like a basic stack or memory!
Set in the animated world of Foosville, where the character of the Glitch is wreaking havoc, the app offers scenes where players need to help the inhabitants to do something. In one puzzle, kids create a program so the policewoman can reach her favorite doughnut. In another, they must help a construction worker fill a chasm with rubber tires so that he can hop over them to reach his trusted hammer. Kids will play through numerous programming puzzles, set in different locations -- including the town, outer space, and a diner.
This coding app is free for schools and for consumers there is a free Hour of Code experience
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