Parents and teachers alike know that young children learn best when the lesson is engaging and fun. Kids Academy, one of the most successful developers of apps for kids, uses cute characters, fun games and interactive activities to develop reading, writing and spelling skills in young children. The simple interfaces of the Kids Academy apps allow children to take the reins and play on their own, while the sing-a-longs and other activities work well for parent or teacher engagement.
With several apps holding spots in the top-50 educational apps in the App Store, Kid’s Academy is a great way to help young children learn and to reinforce skills they already know. Three of their most popular apps include Preschool Kindergarten Learning, ABC’s Alphabet and Phonics and BINGO ABC’s.
Preschool Kindergarten Learning Kids Games for Toddlers
The Preschool-Kindergarten Learning Kids Games for Toddlers is made for kids ages 5 and under. The user-friendly app is designed to help kids with reading, writing, and arithmetic skills for Preschool and Kindergarten level. It features over 200 worksheets or activities to keep your little one occupied with learning and having a fun time while doing so! While there is a free version, there is also a more in-depth version that costs just a couple of dollars. The app uses fun and friendly characters that kids will love, and is filled with bright and colorful animation. It is extremely user-friendly, and requires iOS 6.1 or later. It is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, and has been optimized for iPhone 5.
ABC’s Alphabet and Phonics
Kids Academy’s ABC’s Alphabet and Phonics is a Montessori-based learn to read app for toddlers. It’s fun, interactive, and allows for kids to have productive screen time while learning their alphabet letters and how those letters fit together to form words. In addition to tracing (which is great for developing those small motor skills needed for writing), the app also includes several other learning games such as mazes, matching rhyming words and more. It even includes a reward system (collecting fireflies) which encourages learning through positive reinforcement. While the app is free, there is a more in-depth version available for a very affordable price. The app requires iOS 6.1 or later. It is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, and has been optimized for iPhone 5.
BINGO ABC’s Alphabet Phonics Song is an adorable and fun way to help your toddler learn the alphabet. With bright colors, cute characters, a catchy tune, and simple lyrics this app will entertain your kids for hours. It is packed full of fun features such as sing alongs, the ability to record your singing in karaoke sessions, lots of mini games to play, and it even offers you the opportunity to make up and record your own stories. Not only can your child sing along with the fun Bingo song, but they will also see BINGO spelled out on the screen so they know what they’re singing. Farm Animals flashcards within the app teach your kids even more about the animals that live on a farm, and children can listen to animal sounds and answer the questions suggested for each card. It is a great app for encouraging imagination while learning the alphabet and more! Like the other apps, this one is free, but if you want the full version you will need to purchase the entire app. This app requires iOS 6.1 or later, and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. It has also been optimized for iPhone 5.