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October 16, 2017

Making The Most Out Of Screen Time: Educational Apps For Kids

These days screen time for kids is hard to avoid. You try your best as a parent to keep your kids occupied and provide them with fun activities and ways to challenge there imagination. Sometimes you just need a few minutes to yourself, that’s when you hand over the tablet.

I know myself as a work from home Mom that it really does help get that 30 minutes I need to get some work done. Screen time doesn’t always have to be bad. I’ve put together my favorite apps that are educational and fun for kids.

ABCMouse.com

ABCmouse.com members enjoy full access to our online preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten curriculum on their device! With more than 5,000 fun and interactive learning activities. This program offers a one-stop location for all of your family’s educational needs.  Check out my ABCMouse.com review here.

Duck Duck Moose Reading

Duck Duck Moose Reading teaches phonics and reading skills in a fun zoo-themed adventure. With word and letter activities, kids learn by playing with flamingos, monkeys, lions and more.

Fish School by Duck Duck Moose

A playful underwater experience filled with 8 educational activities. This award-winning app teaches children letters, numbers, shapes, and colors with colorful fish and friendly sea life characters.

Build A Truck -Duck Duck Moose

Build A Truck allows you to customize and build monster trucks. Experiment with the physics of speed, torque, drag, mass, inertia, friction, acceleration, gravity and more.

Moose Math by Duck Duck Moose

Moose Math engages kids in a mathematical adventure. It teaches counting, addition, subtraction, sorting, geometry and more.

Itsy Bitsy Spider

Itsy Bitsy Spider by Duck Duck Moose is a musical book based on the popular song. It features a fully interactive, original illustrations story.

Wheels on the Bus

Wheels on the Bus is a fun, interactive musical book, based on the popular children’s song. Spin the wheels, open and close the doors, swish the wipers, pop some bubbles, make a dog bark, and much more!

codeSpark Academy & The Foos

codeSpark Academy teaches the basics of computer programming through a variety of interactive learning activities. Including puzzles, games, step-by-step creative projects, game design and offline printables.

Brush Teeth with The Wiggles

The Wiggles have developed a FREE tooth brushing app to assist parents and their kids with the daily task of tooth brushing.

Hidden Pictures Puzzles

Both kids and grownups will love these classic Hidden Pictures scenes that have been reimagined for a whole new generation.

Brown Bear – Animal Parade

Join the lovable Brown Bear as he explores his world and encounters new friends. Color the animals and have fun creating your own unique sounds and music.

My Very Hungry Caterpillar

My Very Hungry Caterpillar will captivate you as he crawls across the screen! Have fun playing together, help him explore, pick him up, or take a peek into his colorful toy box.

Caterpillar Shapes & Colors

You’ll love seeing your kids develop their reasoning skills – they’ll love solving puzzles, exploring a beautiful 3D playground and having fun with The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

Jelly Jumble!

The awesome matching game for young players! Join Soran and Oliver on an amazing matching adventure through their enchanted world.
 

Preschool Games For Kids

Preschool Games for Kids was developed as a tool for parents eager to help their children learn new skills while playing in order to develop new skills for kinder including Math Games. Different educational systems including Montessori and Waldorf will agree that play and imagination are a fundamental part of the learning process.
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5 Comments

  • Jenn

    These are great suggestions ! We can limit screen time but eventually they will be exposed to it. I have heard of abc mouse so I’ll try it sometime!

    October 17, 2017 at 5:34 pm Reply
  • Nicole Helgason

    I am always worried about kids spending to much time in front of a screen, this is a good resource!

    October 17, 2017 at 5:44 pm Reply
  • hal

    i actually haven’t heard of most of these but i do know that my niece & nephew love abcmouse.com & they seem to learn as well as have fun!

    October 17, 2017 at 5:52 pm Reply
  • Julie Ann

    We use ABCMouse for our daughter and she LOVES it! We read an hour every day so I’m definitely going to look into the Duck Duck Moose Reading. Jelly Jumble sounds FuN, will look into that one as well along with the PreSchool Games for Kids. WOW, so many options to choose from. NICE! I bookmark this post. =)

    October 21, 2017 at 2:12 am Reply
  • Tara

    these all sound like great programs! I can’t imagine how many are out there!

    October 21, 2017 at 3:02 pm Reply
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