5 Free Educational Apps For Your Kids To Keep Them Engaged

Kids are equally operating smart gadgets as we people do. Smart phones are at everyone’s finger tips and most of the time we fail to restrict kids in using them.  If you as a parent worried about this problem then why not to engage kids in some educational and brain storming apps and activities? It will help them learn with fun and keep them engaged with fruitful knowledge. Here we have the list of 5 such educational apps for kids which are absolutely free with basic versions. Here you go…

1. YouTube Kids

YouTube Kids offers educational videos and entertainment content to inspire and enhance young minds. This app is available for free use, simple to handle and offers kids-oriented and family-friendly videos. It’s one of the best learning apps for kids out there as it offers them an easy way to watch their favorite shows. Moreover, they can explore anything that captures their imagination.

YouTube uses a mix of filters, user feedback and human reviewers to keep the videos in YouTube Kids family friendly. There are pretty good control features available with this app for parents. Few of them are-

Search Control: 
Turn search on so kids can access more videos. Turn search off for a more contained experience.

Set up a timer to put limits on how long your kids can play with the app.

Watch History: 
Keep tabs on what your kids are watching in the app.

Video Reporting: 
You have option to alert YouTube immediately by reporting videos that shouldn’t be in the app.

Watch On TV: 
You can enjoy YouTube Kids on select TVs with family.

YouTube Kids has rating 4.5/5 on Google Play Store.

2. Duolingo

Freely available on App Store, Duolingo comes as one of the best option to make your kid learn a foreign language. This app offers learners a variety of languages including Spanish, Dutch, Danish, French, German, Italian, Irish, and even English. Duolingo doesn’t have any hidden fees and the in-app purchases are kept optional. On the top of that, this app is incredibly effective and fun.

This app has received appreciation as “The best language-learning app” from The Wall Street Journal and considered most effective language learning app by The New York Times.

Duolingo has rating of 4.7/5 on Pay Store.

3. Wordscapes

Wordscapes is a modern word game that combines the best of word searching and crosswords for tremendous brain challenging fun. It is the latest top rated word find game from the makers of Word Chums, Spell Blitz and MixTwo.

Wordscapes is a word scramble that starts easy and becomes challenging! This app has rating of 4.8/5 on Play Store.

4. Khan Academy Kids

Khan Academy Kids is a free, fun, educational program with thousands of activities and books that will inspire a lifetime of learning and discovery for young children. This app includes thousands of interactive activities for toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergartners.

Below are some of the features as mentioned on their App Store page-

• Reading and literacy—phonics, the alphabet, spelling, and early writing.
• Language—vocabulary, opposites, prepositions, and verbs.
• Math—counting, numbers, addition, subtraction, shapes, and measuring.
• Executive function and logic—focus, memory, and problem-solving.

• Adaptive learning path allows each child to learn at their own pace.
• Learn independently in the Library—a collection of activities, books, and videos.
• Kids can read books on their own or follow along with recorded audio narration.

• Five whimsical characters encourage children to think and learn.
• Highly interactive games and activities.
• Kids can collect fun bugs, hats, and toys as they learn.

• Social-emotional—relationships, self-control, and empathy.
• Motor and physical development—gross and fine motor skills, health and nutrition.
• Creative expression—drawing, storytelling, and coloring.

Khan Academy is another version of app which is useful for high school and college going students and professionals.

Both these apps have rating of 4.7/5 and 4.6/5 on Play Store respectively.

5. Brain It On

Brain It On is the app with deceptively challenging physics puzzles for your brain. All the levels can be unlocked for free by earning stars in previous levels.

This App surely gives kids some brain storming experience. Brain It On has rating of 4.5/5 on Play Store.

Kids are more driven towards using a mobile phone for every purpose now a days, thus apps is the perfect way to attract them to learn and enhance their skills. Happy parenting 🙂

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