Best Apps Series
The number of apps along on the market is mind-blowing. And while there are thousands of amazing apps that provide tons of learning opportunities for your kids, there are thousands more that aren’t worth your time and money. That means sorting through the app marketplace to find the best apps can be a daunting task for many parents. It doesn’t help that the label “educational” doesn’t really seem to be a fitting label for all apps which fall into that category.
SO, HOW DO WE SORT THROUGH ALL THE APPS LABELED IN THE MARKETPLACE THE BEST APPS? APPS THAT OFFER KIDS SOME QUALITY EDUCATIONAL VALUE?
In my Best App Series you'll find apps for iOS, Android, and Kindle. I’m a believer in apps for all devices. I love nothing more than to see a developer make their app available for as many platforms as possible. The exception to this is when it comes to apps for Special Needs learners. Many of the best apps for Special needs learners just aren’t available for Android and Kindle. If you are considering purchasing a device because you have a child with special needs get an iPad. Really! I tell you this as a die-hard Android/Google girl.
But being available on all devices isn’t the only criteria I place on the apps on my list. On top of being educational, these apps must also be engaging. Because no matter how much educational content an app contains, it means nothing if your child doesn’t like to use it! That’s a pretty tall order, so you can be sure that each of the apps on these lists are the best of the best!
Check out my post on the 4 C's of Great Educational Apps
To make things as easy for you as possible, I have created several different lists for you to browse. In addition to best apps by subject and age, I also have lists based on the device you prefer. And within the list, you’ll find links to where you can download the app on each operating system -- iOS (Apple), Android (Google Play Store), and Kindle (Amazon).
This originally started as 10 Best Apps for each subject, age, and device category. But, I'm always looking for great quality apps. When I find quality, educational apps for any of my categories, I add them. So, most of the categories now have more than 10 apps. My hope is the series will provide users of all devices to find a variety of quality apps for all ages.
Best Apps Series
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