Toddlers learn through toys, building blocks, books, and other similar objects. But with the emergence of modern technology, such as smartphones and tablets, your little ones have found another way of engaging themselves in fun activities. Once your little one gets hold of your gadget, it’s a struggle for parents to get their hands off of those phones or tablets.
While they’re scrolling through your gadget, it’s a good idea to look for an excellent educational app for them. However, you must consider the benefits of learning your child will gain while he enjoys playing. This article will give some fun and interactive apps that will help your child learn more.
PBS Kids is one of the famous kids entertainment channels for decades playing famous children’s shows, like Sesame Street, Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood, and many more. PBS Kids offers a lot of videos and games that your child can play and watch. Your child can play along with his favorite PBS Characters while he learns the alphabet, spelling, early science and simple math. Some of the games in this app are Cat in the Hat and Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, which are also TV shows.
PBS Kids has over 100 interactive games your child can choose to play. PBS Kids is suitable for children as young as two years old, and for preschool and elementary school-aged kids.
Leapfrog Academy provides an interactive educational experience a child can get. It has a wide array of games to choose from depending on the age and level of skill of your child. Leapfrog offers a curriculum from preschool to grade one in a game form. The games cover subjects like math, science, and reading comprehension. There are games that boost your child’s creativity and social-emotional skills. The app curates the game, making it a personalized content depending on the child’s progress and skill throughout his play.
You can create up to five profiles on a single account, and you can track each child’s progress independently through the Parents Tab. This tab is password-protected, and the progress of your child is evaluated through a ranking system represented by balloon icons, with three balloons being the highest.
What’s more engaging is that your child can customize his own avatar! He can also navigate his avatar in the game through a 3D world experience. This design is to provide a super fun experience for your child to engage in more games. The more your child engages in educational and fun games like these, the more knowledgeable he will be!
Avokiddo ABC Ride
This is one of the best apps for your child to learn the alphabet. Your child may choose a character they want, and they go on an adventure in the game by hunting letters through different challenges. After the challenge, your child will spell out the word while listening to the letter names and phonetic sounds. Avokiddo ABC Ride is an interactive fun game that will help your child familiarize yourself with the different words and letters in the alphabet while it takes your child to an exciting adventure discovering new words and letters.
The level of difficulty can be adjusted as well! You may do so by choosing the lowercase or uppercase letter, and selecting if you prefer the letters shuffled or in order.
Does your child aspire to be a doctor in the future? Well, this app is perfect for your kiddo! This game lets your child become a doctor and examine their patient’s condition and he will treat the patient’s illness by solving puzzles, playing mini-games, etc. The game also teaches the child to explore the different body parts and what they are called.
Toca Doctor is an innovative app to introduce your child to the medical profession and parts of the body while making it fun and interactive by incorporating mini-games suitable for their age.
Monkey Preschool Lunchbox
Monkey Preschool Lunchbox consists of six educational games for your child. In this game, your child learns about colors, shapes, sizes, differences, and matching. Your toddler must help the adorable monkey Milo in completing the sets of activities by means of a cyclical manner to promote reinforcement and repetition.
At the end of the activity, there will be an immediate award given to your toddler, where he can choose a sticker to be added to his collection.
This game is truly a one-of-a-kind app if you want to expose your child to music. It is suitable for the whole family because it introduces the fundamentals of classical music without providing any complicated explanations.
According to one of the players of the app, “they see that when they press a piano key, a flower grows and a note shows up on the musical staff for the corresponding note, and they can connect the dots to make a treble or bass clef.” Some characters in this app play “The Nutcracker” on his flute and “The Swan” on his cello. These 20-minute audio samples of classical music pieces will stimulate your child’s mind and concentration.
The app also includes animated stories to make it more fun and interactive even if there is no text.
Using gadgets is one of the most convenient ways to learn outside of school. But always remember that while learning should not stop within the confines of the classroom, as parents, it is our duty to have strict supervision over our toddlers. Not all educational apps may be suitable for them, so it’s our job to look over the apps’ descriptions and features before introducing them to our little ones.
Here at Baby Steps Preschool and Daycare, we curate our programs to match your toddler’s emotional, intellectual, and social needs. We value their future by helping them develop these skills to achieve their dreams in a fun and exciting way. Our programs are available to kids in Queens, Forest Hills, Kew Gardens and Rego Park in New York.
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