These educational games are colorful with wonderful graphics. They teach patterns, colors, numbers, directions, sorting and much more. Even though it designed for younger kids, my older ones like the bug racing!
(Preschool and Early Education, FREE, for iPad and iPhone) Let your little one explore writing with the tracing game! The game is beautifully designed with numbers, letters, shapes, and words. You can even add words of your choosing!
(PreK-2nd, $1.99, for iPad)
Help the frog hop, eat, and shake his way through the pond. This game is a great way to review phonics with different skill levels available. A Lite version is available for free.
(FREE, for iPhone, iPod Touch, & iPad)
Offers a featured video of the day covering a huge variety of subjects! At the end of the video, there is an optional quizz to help your child retain the information. With a subscription, you also get access to their full collection of movies, quizzes, games, and more! Brain POP Movie is a great addition to what you are already doing at home!
($1.99-$2.99, for iPad, iPhone, and Android) As described by the designer, "Recruit up to three other Base 10 agents to join you as you decode a series of math-busting devices. Solve all the equations to disarm the device and receive a congratulatory message from Agent Prime. But be careful! Too many wrong answers and your keypad will disconnect, taking you out of the action — and putting your entire team at risk."
($1.99, for iPad, iPhone, and Android)
One of our favorites!!! SimplePhysics lets you design complex structures and then test your structures for strength, endurance, and durability. Try again and again until you design a structure that holds and fits within your design budget.
(Geography, ages 8-12, $0.99, for Android, iPad , iPod Touch, & iPhone) As your child learns state shapes, capitals, and abbreviations, she'll build a stack of states to reach the finish line and pass to the next level, eventually creating a full map of the United States. Also in this line of products is Stack the Countries.
($2.99, for iPad and iPhone)
Learn the body parts, where they go, and how they work. From the developers,"Step right into Dr. Frankenstein’s laboratory to help him complete the ultimate experiment – creating a monster! Children are able to make their way through five body systems to acquire the parts needed for the sixth and final game to build their very own monster."
(Grades K-3, FREE to $1.99 for full version, for iPhone & iPad)
My son LOVES this one! From the designer, "The friends of Mathly Hollows need help defending their village from monsters. By solving math problems intended for kids in grades kindergarten through fourth grade the village can be saved. Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division are the focus of this app."
($0.99, for iPad & iPhone)
Instant Classic at our home. From the designer, "Set your imagination free! Build intricate, working contraptions with over 68 different parts including wheels, rockets, propellers, cannons, magnets, claws, wings and more. Choose from different materials including metal, wood, plastic, rubber and ice. Connect parts together by welding them, drawing a rope or chain between them with your finger or using special dynamic joints to bring them to life. Once your invention is complete, Monster Physics™ will render it with it's built-in physics engine and let you actually operate your creation in real time.
($4.99, iPad & iPhone)
No frills math. Practice your math functions (adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing) with or without a timer, using either fill in the blank or multiple choice questions. Set the difficulty level. Set the number of problems. Save your scores or don't. This app is HIGHLY configurable and it is a good resource for old fashioned practice on newfangled technology.
($2.99, for Android, iPad & iPhone)
When I told my kids that we were including this game, they responded, "Mom, that's not a learning game!" Sneaky education! That's what we are doing here! Designed by the makers of "Where's My Water", this is what they tell us about this app: "Help Agent P get to headquarters for mission briefing by guiding water or steam to power his secret transportation tubes! Transform water in cool forms like ice, steam and solids to solve all sorts of mind-bending puzzles! Every drop counts when it’s SPY TIME!"
($0.99, for iPad, iPod Touch, & iPhone)
Build your own rockets and use them to discover math. From the designer, "Play one of the 56 different math missions. Each mission has touchable objects floating in space, including stars, coins, clocks, 3D shapes and even pizzas! Earn a bronze, silver or gold medal and also try to beat your high score. Missions range in difficulty from even/odd numbers all the way to square roots, so kids and their parents will enjoy hours of fun while learning math."