Fantastic Educational Apps You Will Want To Download To Help Your Children With Numeracy And Literacy 

iPads, tablets and other screen time can be a curse or a blessing when it comes to our children (as discussed in my blog post, Screen Time – a life saver or the root of all evil?). The truth is, when used in moderation, tablets can actually help your children enhance their learning. Here are some fantastic apps that will help your child with their learning. For up to date prices or to download the apps, click on the photos of the apps in the article to be redirected to the App Store.

 

Hit The Button

This is a fantastic maths game which my son has really enjoyed. It is nice to find a way to make maths fun.

 

 

It covers topics that we are often asked to practice as homework, such as number bonds, doubles and tables. As your child becomes more advanced, the app allows your child to become increasingly challenged, but not before practicing what they know.

Download Hit The Button here.

 

abc Joined Up

Download abc Joined up for the iPhone here and for the iPad here. This is a brilliant app for teaching your child to form their letters the way in which the schools want them to. (My son is constantly telling me when I write that I am not forming my letters correctly). The app begins with “jigsaw” type games, Working on how the letters are formed. It moved on to practicing writing the letters. The letters can be formed by tracing with a finger, but for a more realistic experience, I would recommend these stylus crayons.

 

These chubby stylus crayons are prefect for little hands and great for practicing handwriting while playing games.

 

Handwriting Calculator

Handwriting Calculator

Handwriting Calculator

 

This app is fantastic for lots of different activities. We have used it to practice number bonds lately, which has been lots of fun. It has the added bonus of being good practice for handwriting and number formation when used with the stylus crayons mentioned above. Download it here.

 

 

Biff, Chip & Kipper Phonics Apps

Biff, Chip and Kipper Phonics App Bundle

Biff, Chip and Kipper Phonics App Bundle

 

This is wonderful bundle of 8 brilliant phonics apps. While I am not personally a fan of the Oxford Reading Tree “Biff Chip & Kipper” books that get sent home from school, the apps are mich better. It’s nice that the children are seeing the same characters and working at the same level as the books that are sent home from school, but the apps aren’t as dry as the reading books.

 

Apps in this bundle include;

Phonics Spelling Dictionary – Biff, Chip & Kipper

My Phonics Flashcards - Biff, Chip & Kipper

My Phonics Flashcards – Biff, Chip & Kipper

Fun with Words Flashcards - Biff, Chip & Kipper

Fun with Words Flashcards – Biff, Chip & Kipper

Biff, Chip and Kipper Flashcards

Biff, Chip and Kipper Flashcards

My Phonics Kit - Biff, Chip & Kipper

My Phonics Kit – Biff, Chip & Kipper

Say and Spell Flashcards- Biff, Chip & Kipper

Say and Spell Flashcards- Biff, Chip & Kipper

Word Games Flashcards - Biff, Chip & Kipper

Word Games Flashcards – Biff, Chip & Kipper

Alphabet Games Flashcards - Biff, Chip & Kipper

Alphabet Games Flashcards – Biff, Chip & Kipper

 

Click on the App icons above to view or download the apps individually, or click here to view and download the bundle at a discounted price.

 

 

Squeebles

Squeebles Complete Bundle

Squeebles Complete Bundle

 

The Squeebles app as are games based around telling the time and maths, where children complete tasks to win cute little Squeeble characters. Each game has multiple learning modes and is aimed at children age 5-11.

Apps can be purchased individually or in the bundle. Click on the app icons below to view the individual apps in the App Store or click here to view the whole bundle.

 

Apps in the bundle include;

Squeebles Times Tables 2

Squeebles Times Tables 2

Squeebles Spelling Test

Squeebles Spelling Test

Squeebles Spelling Test

Squeebles Spelling Test

Squeebles Flip Multiplication

Squeebles Flip Multiplication

Squeebles Maths Race

Squeebles Maths Race

Squeebles Division 2

Squeebles Division 2

Squeebles Addition & Subtraction

Squeebles Addition & Subtraction

Squeebles Fractions

Squeebles Fractions

Squeebles Maths Bingo

Squeebles Maths Bingo

Squeebles Word Search

Squeebles Word Search

Complete Education Apps by Christian Chichon

Complete KS1

Complete KS1

 

This is a suite of 9 apps in a fantastic value bundle. The apps, which can be downloaded separately, or part of the bundle for a great saving, include;

 

Your Phonics

Your Phonics

Your Times Tables & Division

Your Times Tables & Division

Your Fractions - Essential Maths for kids

Your Fractions – Essential Maths for kids

Your Maths Quiz

Your Maths Quiz

Your Addition & Subtraction

Your Addition & Subtraction

Your Mental Maths

Your Mental Maths

Your Sight/High Frequency Words

Your Sight/High Frequency Words

Your Number Bonds

Your Number Bonds

Your Maths Numbers

Your Maths Numbers

 

The apps that I have listed have been a huge help when it comes to homework. My children feel like they are getting some coveted “screen time” while learning material and practicing skills that they need for school.

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Make sure you check out my posts about more numeracy and literacy activities to do with your children.

 

Have you children tried any of these apps? Did they enjoy them?

Let me know in the comments.

 

 

 



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