Mobile applications that can help in educating a young mind

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Today’s rapidly progressing world of science and technology has made traditional education methods a bit outdated. There is always a new educational app being introduced in the market that can do marvels in childhood education. With the proliferation of educational apps, parents have started giving smartphones to their children. The primary reason behind providing your kid with an electronic gadget is to keep him/her on par with other children’s learning capabilities.

Mobile applications that can help in educating a young mind

There are many educational apps available for parents as well that can help them to interact with their kids more profoundly. This way, parents can not only interact with their kids, but also help educate them. The best part of these apps is that they help in developing skills in your kids through playing games. However, as a parent, your primary concern is to ensure the safety of your child. We suggest that before giving your child an independent gadget or smartphone, you should install kidSecured. Apps like KidSecured can help in keeping your kids safe, as they allows you to keep a check on your kids.

Recommended Educational Apps

Here are some of the best educational apps that you can install on your kid's device.  

Elmo Loves 123s

Though this app is for kids under the age of 5, it still makes it on our list. It is an ideal app for little children. Through this app, your child will enhance his/her counting skills. It can help your child in identifying different numbers and also teaches him/her to count from 1 to 20. Elmo is the all-time favorite Sesame Street character, which makes your child use this app frequently.

Stack the States

This is an excellent app which enables your child to learn the names and shapes of all the 50 states. This app makes your child learn all the state names, capitals and abbreviations by building a stack of cartoonish states. This app is well suited for children aged 9 to 11. Moreover, with time your child will eventually learn the map of the United States, which can, of course, encourage travel and interest in others.

Dexteria Dots 2

This app is well designed for developing excellent motor and math skills in kids aged six years and above. It consists of dots that represent numbers, and to play it, your kids will have to solve math problems. Moreover, this app is quite simple to use and comes with bright colors and fun animation.

The Sight Word Adventure

This app is designed for increasing and developing your child’s vocabulary. With this app, your child can learn to read and write up to 320 new words. This app is well suited for children aged 5 and under. It develops the cognitive skills of your child that are necessary for remembering sight words. The app teaches your child through a game of hide-n-seek. 

Crayola Color, Draw, & Sing

This app is a digital coloring book from Crayola, in which your kids can listen to songs while coloring. This app is well suited for children aged 2+. By using this app, your child will become more familiar with different colors and shapes. 


What are your family's favorite apps?


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