We’ve fallen behind in talking about all of the amazing educational apps out there! To make up for our lapse in app-posting, I’m going to talk about not one, not two, but three different apps in this post!
Incredible Numbers by Touch Press
Audience: Upper Elementary — Junior High
This sleekly designed app has made math both fun and interactive! What I love most about it is that it doesn’t focus just on the most basic math concepts, but it also has a section for students to learn about secret codes and the math of both music and nature! Have you ever heard a child turn down the chance to break some secret codes? I haven’t either. So it’s safe to say that students will love exploring this app in either a home or school setting.
Kalley’s Machine Plus Cats by Rocketwagon
Audience: Preschool — Lower Elementary
It may have a weird name, but this loveable app tells the tale of a little girl’s plan to keep her father from having to go to work. The story is simple, but heartwarming, and features a read-to-me option. However, it is the interactive features of this app that really make it worthwhile. Throughout the story, children have the option to tap and swipe the screen to make Kalley’s machine come to life.
Angus the Irritable Bull by Watermark Ltd
As a children’s librarian who does storytime, I am especially critical of picture book apps. It is rare to find an app that has a great story, smooth animation, excellent artwork, and interactive features that are engaging but not distracting. Angus the Irritable Bull is a picture book app that has all of the above!