In October, I shared with you three apps perfect for your preschooler who is working on his/her early literacy skills. Today, I will be sharing three more great apps for your school-ager (Kindergarten through 2nd grade). These apps come from a teacher workshop at one of our local school districts.
1. Kindergarten BINGO: Letters, Numbers, Shapes, & Colors – ABCya.com
Ages: 4 to 6
Purpose: Teaches shapes, alphabet, and numbers. Children can choose BINGO games based on colors and shapes, alphabet letter or sounds, and numbers. Parents can choose the difficulty settings.
2. Grammar Jammers Primary Edition – Pearson Education, Inc.
Ages: 5 to 7
Purpose: Animated songs and chants that explain adjectives, contractions, nouns, pronouns, verbs, punctuation, and sentence structure. Quick checks at the end of a song help with review.
3. PBS Parents Play & Learn – PBS KIDS
Ages: Birth to 5
Purpose: An app for both children and parents to use together. The app comes with just a couple games that can be played on your tablet. The rest of the information teaches parents how to turn everyday activities like taking a walk, bathtime, and a day at the zoo into literacy- and math-based experiences.
*Links take you to the Apple iTunes App Store.