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Apps for Preschoolers:
Preschoolers can tap on colorful pictures of various musical instruments to learn about their sounds.
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This app's interface is designed for pre-schoolers to learn the alphabet. Entertaining sentences go with each letter to reinforce its sound. Combines audio, voice and written words. Parents can even record their own voices so child learns from them.
Preschoolers can learn about transportation with this app by playing interactive games teaching them over 60 vehicle words.
By using sight, sound and touch the user can learn the names of over 60 household objects.
Preschoolers can interact with this app to hear the sounds made by each letter of the alphabet.
Photos are shown of items when the word is sounded so that children can speak along with it.
The lite version of this app contains 26 colorful uppercase letters, each of which can be used an unlimited amount of times. The letters can be used for letter recognition and word formation. The full version for $1.99 contains numbers, lowercase letters, symbols, and funny figures, as well as 9 different backgrounds.
In this game letters are shown and sounded and the little ninja must slice through the correct letter. It is designed for preschoolers to learn letters and the sounds they make. Children can play at different levels of easy, medium and hard.
Teach your pre-schooler simple Spanish words.
ABC Tracer animates and shows how to write the letters with strokes in the right order on the traditional red-blue guidelines, provides fun feedback of right and wrong strokes and provides a lot of re-inforcing fun activities.
ABC Wildlife explore letters, words, and animals, with over 80 animal words, hundreds of photos and videos, fun facts, and more.
This app moves the child (ages 2 - 8) through the basic skills in phonics, math, colors, shapes, etc. by playing fun and colorful games. It includes report cards for the parent to gauge how their child is progressing.
AlphaTots contains 26 different games to help preschoolers learn the alphabet. Games involve robots, space aliens, and finding treasure and more.
Children's favorite fairy tales with beautiful illustrations one each page.
Autism iHelp is a vocabulary teaching aid developed by parents of a child with Autism and a speech-language pathologist. Autism iHelp was inspired by the need for specific language intervention tools for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder focusing on their unique strengths and difficulty with expressive vocabulary.
Sort, stack, pack and plate a rainbow of fresh-from-the-garden foods! And now recycle items after lunch!
Over 450 colorful flashcards help preschoolers learn words with real sounds and voiceover pronunciations.
Friends Ben and Bella explore a zoo in these interactive games. Through their escapades they teach the names and sounds of animals, colors, and patterns and more.
App for emergent readers, who drag letters into place to spell words and bring Bob Books to life. 4 levels increase in difficulty.
In this game, users trace and color letters of the alphabet and transform them into refrigerator magnets.
Watch a different animated movie every day and then test your new knowledge with an interactive quiz. Note: BrainPOP does have a subscription service if you want more than one movie a day.
Laugh and learn as you help a Sesame Street monster friend calm down and solve everyday challenges. This bilingual (English and Spanish), research-based app helps your child learn Sesame’s "Breathe, Think, Do" strategy for problem-solving.
Create art anywhere, with Brushes on your Apple mobile devices!
Count the bugs, see how many you can catch. Sort the buttons. Get the right pattern. Even better, have a roach race! This engaging app will keep your 4 - 6 year olds interested in more. Screen Play App of the Week by Parenting.com.
*No bugs were harmed during the development of this app.
Caboose helps young children learn prerequisite reading and math skills through two engaging games. In the first game, you complete patterns to help a dinosaur travel from the U.S. East coast to West coast. In the second game, you sort letters, numbers, shapes and colors to move across Europe.
Nosy Crow’s Cinderella app engages young readers, encouraging them to explore and play with this original adaptation of the classic fairy tale. Beautiful illustrations draw readers right into the story, but the design keeps readers engaged as they explore the tap-activated dialog, scenes that extend beyond the screen, and narration that captures the playful tone of the story.
The classic children's story provides animations on every page, the ability to interact with things on the page, and audio narration.
This fun and colorful app lets lovable Curious George lead the user through the zoo to not only learn about animals but to work on memory, sorting and reasoning skills. Children can learn about the animals, watch videos about them, and play games.
This doodle App lets you finger paint with your favorite colors and drop in playful stamps. You can also connect with a friend to draw together over the Internet.
EDA Play helps children work on vision and fine motor skills with games ranging from simple to more complex. You can choose the level of play for your child in two categories: Visual Level and Task Level.
Children can choose a friendly monster body and then add other features to make a buddy for Elmo to dance and play with.
This App offers a collection of classic narrated stories.
This fun and colorful app is designed to assist with language acquisiton, speech, and auditory development. In playing the user can see, hear, and say two or three word phrases. The developer states that it is especially effective with speech-delayed children and those with autism spectrum disorders.
This App introduces children to twenty different fruits and vegetables from the common to the exotic.
This Dr. Seuss classic goes digital. In the Read to Me option, words are highlighted as they are read. In the Read to Myself option, the reader can tap on individual words and pictures for prompts.
Based on the Hooked on Phonics system, this app uses music, games, lessons, and stories to help preschoolers learn to read. It features three lessons, loaded with interactive fun as it teaches how sounds become words and words become stories. It’s just right for kids who know the sounds of the alphabet and are ready to take the first step into reading. It’s also a powerful tool to reinforce reading skills for beginning readers.
With this app, every letter of the alphabet turns into a toy, making learning the ABC's a fun, interactive experience.
Practice proper letter and numeral formation with self-correcting handwriting App. Letters are presented in isolation and also in short words. The free lite version is good, but doesn't contain the entire alphabet.
Alphabet Aquarium - THE BEST WAY TO LEARN THE ENGLISH ALPHABET! Four great puzzle games with letters and animated animals to develop your child's skills and prepare your kids for success in preschool and kindergarten curriculum.
This app from Google Play is a game designed to teach numbers, counting, and basic addition and subtraction.
This Sesame Street App helps parents and caregivers with children ages 2-5 be prepared in case of an emergency.
This app gives the user a chance to interact with animations in the retelling of this classic story.
Audio narration is provided as well.
This App provides content filtering on the various iOS mobile devices. Simply set your filtering level at Elementary, Middle or High School. Mobicip will automatically apply filtering standards used by K-12 school systems
Designed for ages 2-5, children help the monkey pack his lunch and play 7 fun games designed to teach colors, letters, shapes and more.
This multi-award-winning app is purposed to help children under 5 understand how numbers represent a certain quantity. Activities increase in complexity and lead to learning to count up to 999 and a beginning understanding of the decimal system and place value.
This soothing little book has interactive features for curious fingers. Sweet narration tells a story of mystery and imagination for children aged 1- 7. Beautiful illustrations!
Move your finger around the screen to "paint" musical tones and create audio-visual compositions that you can save and play later.
This App gives kids the power to paint music! Musical Paint is a creative app that gives kids the power to paint music! Designed for children ages 8 and under, this developmentally appropriate, open-ended app allows for endless creative possibilities!
My Coloring Book is a fun coloring activity for all ages. It has a variety of bright colors to use and show off your creativity. It will keep young people busy with a positive activity that fits right into the palm of their hand. You won't have to worry about them crying over crayons or books that they have dropped and cannot reach. The touch sensitive screen is easy to pick up and play for both kids and adults.
You can watch full Nick Jr. episodes, play educational games, discover original videos, and, with a tap, uncover other silly surprises. If you are a Nick Jr. channel subscriber, you can also access hundreds of additional episodes when you sign in with your TV provider.
This collection of digital books features stories from all the Nick Jr friends, including PAW Patrol, Blaze and the Monster Machines, Bubble Guppies, Dora the Explorer, Dora and Friends, SpongeBob SquarePants, Team Umizoomi, Wallykazam, and Blues Clues!
It's always growing season on Wonder Farm , where children plant digital seeds and help them grow! In this app, children create a sequence of conditions for the seeds and observe how tomato, cabbage, bean, and carrot plants transform as time passes.
Subscribe to NOGGIN and your child can watch over 1,500 episodes from preschool TV shows like PAW Patrol, Blue's Clues, Peppa Pig, The Backyardigans, Yo Gabba Gabba, Dora the Explorer, and more. Moose & Zee, our beloved hosts, are kids’ co-adventurers, guiding them on a fun-filled journey to explore numbers & shapes, letters & sounds, music, art, manners, and much more.
These activities designed for ages 2 - 6 encourage language and motor skill development with friendly animals. The activities can be played in a number of languages including Spanish.
These fun activities are designed for ages 2 through 7. They teach and reinforce counting, number recognition, basic addition and subtraction and more.
Watch videos from your favorite PBS KIDS television series anytime, anywhere. This iPad App features more than 1,000 videos from over a dozen top PBS KIDS and PBS KIDS GO! television series, including Curious George, The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That, Dinosaur Train, SUPER WHY!, Sesame Street and Wild Kratts.
Children learn many things from this interactive app including: Social cues, physical cues, animals, letters, emotions, sounds and actions.
Peep, the cute little chick, is playing hide and seek with his friends in a tool shed. Preschoolers can help him spot his friends by clicking on them in this app designed to teach observational skills to preschoolers. It was developed by WGBH in Boston.
Preschoolers play a matching game to help Peep and his friends like Mole find their homes.
Developed by WGBH in Boston, this app is designed to help children begin to understand the concepts of home and habitats for animals.
Quack and his friend Peep are in for a fun, colorful time when they paint a fence. They jump on paint tubes and discover so many new colors by mixing. Developed by WGBH in Boston this app was designed to introduce children to the concepts of color and the color wheel.
Things get wet when children try to roll apples into a pond to help Quack set up a fish museum.
Developed by WGBH in Boston, this fun app helps preschoolers begin to think scientifically by figuring out how to get the apples in the pond despite obstacles.
Things get melodious when Quack, Peep and Chirp begin to learn about music and sound. Users can tap on characters to mix and match different rhythms and sounds. Developed by WGBH in Boston the app was designed to help preschoolers begin to understand music and the properties of sound.
In this app Chirp helps her friend Raccoon sort through his stash of trash. They have to sort the items according to categories such as color or things that can be eaten. Created by WGBH Boston this app helps preschoolers begin to understand the science concept of categorization.
Pre-schoolers can help Quack the duck with counting his friends the fish. The colorful and fun app is designed to help children learn to sight count and was developed by WGBH in Boston.
Quack, the duck, and his friend Chirp, the bird, are enjoying the cherry blossoms that have fallen in spring. They want to divide them so that each of them has the same amount to enjoy. Preschoolers using this app can drag blossoms to make piles for Quack and Chirp. If their friend, Peep, wants some too they will have to learn to divide things into 3 groups. The app was designed to help children learn the concept of fair shares.
Preschoolers can have fun and begin to learn about the science of sound with this app. Quack plays hide and seek in a number of different places. Can you find him by using sound clues and listening to how his voice sounds? Developed by WGBH Boston this app helps preschoolers lay the foundation for further explorations in science.
This app contains over 6000 words grouped phonetically. Each word is spoken for the user and the user can control the speed at which words are shown as well as select the font size and color.
Amazing sets of puzzles, games and quizzes for Toddler and Preschoolers to Learn Colors, Shapes, Numbers, Letters, Time, Sorting and Much More!
Easy to use recording app that can record for seconds or hours. Great audio quality.
Go on an amazing musical journey with Jack, Jinja and Harvey. Every tap plays a note, moving your friend along and filling their world with whimsical animations.
This is an app for families who have a child on the Autism spectrum, which will help teach your child life skills.
Enjoy three free Sesame Street eBooks tarring Elmo and friends!
Focused on learning common sight words, the app games help the user hear, see and spell 240 words.
Singing Fingers lets you fingerpaint with sound. Just touch the screen while you make a sound, and colorful paint appears.
This App has you decide if each object will sink or float once dropped into the water. Your score is recorded and after guessing the correct answer 3, 5, 10, etc. times you will earn rewards. Along with the rewards comes a wave of balloons that are waiting to be popped.
By playing a game about slicing things, children learn fraction concepts like numerators and denomenators, equivalency, and subtracting fractions.
Children can become familiar with the instruments found in an orchestra with this colorful app. Click on the picture of the instrument and hear its unique sound and listen to classical selections while learning about the sections of an orchestra.
Speech Cards is a flashcards App that can be used to teach children articulation skills, vocabulary, categories, and more. The text, pictures and audio can be customized to suit the needs of the children. The children can get immediate feedback by recording and then listening to their own voice. The integrated scoring and reporting system enables you to track the progress of the children. This version is free, but a "professional" version is also available.
This App is the "ABCs" section of Starfall.com's web site. Students can see, hear, and interact with letters and sounds in words, sentences, and games.
This cute app helps kids learn their geometric shapes. It is almost the same as the online version but also includes a cookie tray for finished cookies, the option to create a boy or girl gingerbread, and a shapes maze.
Do your students enjoy the web site Starfall.com? Now the can get all of the content from the web site in the "Learn to Read" in an App.
From PBS this app contains literacy games to help children recognize letter and sounds, begin writing, and identify words that rhyme.
Talking Tom Cat is a fun app for kids of all ages. It's especially good for learning about taking turns in conversations, but it's also good for fine motor skills because you can interact with Tom by petting him, poking him, grabbing his tail, etc. This App can be helpful to children that are on the autism spectrum.
TASUC Schedule for iPad is a very simple, picture-based schedule application for iPhone/iPod touch, especially for small children to easily create his/her own daily time-table by using image cards with sounds & voices attached. This application was, above all, developed for verbally disabled children and people with developmental disabilities such as autism, so that they can manage their “want-to-do”s simply and in order. As a result, an intuitive user interface and experience have been realized, thus this application can also be used for ordinary children and adults as well.
The classic Aesop's fable about the boy who cried wolf is brought to life in a wholly new medium with vivid American Sign Language storytelling with over 140 vocabulary words, signed and fingerspelled.
This interactive ebook tells the classic story with lively inteactive animations and audio narration and special effect sounds.
The Monster at the End of This Book enhances the classic Sesame Street book with a completely immersive experience that draws children right into the story. The all-time favorite you loved as a child comes alive for today's young readers with interactive play, plus touch-point animation.
Tiny Tiger, Hippo and Monkey are looking for a playmate. The user can play games with them, help them play dress up, and take photos!
The Hare and The Tortoise is a classic story for children. It is very interesting and instructive. The Hare lost the race because of his pride. This story tells us that pride will come before the fall.
This reading readiness App helps children identify, match and sort shapes as well as recognize patterns. When puzzles are completed, there are surprising interactions with The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
Award-winning app with great artwork, sound effects and music.
Children can interact with animation effects on the pages of this classic story as well as listen to a professional narration of the story.
Discover the traits of animals. Scientific facts included in this app are size, lifespan, diet, habitat and preditors. Recordings of the sounds of the animal and videos are also available. Animals include Alligator, Ant, Cockroach, Dolphin and many more.