We have visited local teacher supply stores and picked up lots of fun tools / activities to work on together but sometimes learning is just more fun with bright colors and a cute mascot. :) Most of these apps have been supplemental to other projects we work on and help teach her in a different way than I can with traditional books and flash cards. Not to mention the app allows you to repeat activities over and over which I think help instills the principles we are trying to teach.
Plus it is always fun to trick the kids into learning while playing! #justkidding #butnotreally
All of these apps offer a LITE version for free. Which is awesome so you can test it out and see if it is something that would truly benefit or engage your little one without having to purchase the full version. The "22L" apps featured are $1.99 for the full version and the Tracing app is only $.99. Not bad if you want to unlock the whole alphabet (and extras) instead of just the first 12 letters! ;)
The main gist of the app is to pop the bubbles to match the item indicated. In this example, we are matching the number 2 (from the cloud). There are varying levels of difficulty and learning tools versus games.
This was one of the first apps Natalie played but she has pretty much graduated well past the simplicity at this point. However, I loved it for a starting place.
I have no idea why but she LOVES the train aspect of this game.
There are also 2 levels of difficulty to the tracing. The first shows the letter perfectly traced/straight/in the lines even if your child was a little wobbly. Though it does correct them if they traced it incorrectly. The next level really has the child working more on keeping the lines straight and getting the letters as close to 'correct' as possible.
One of my favorite sections of the app, allows you to start writing and spelling basic words based on skill or grade level. Or even better? Enter your own word to help them learn to spell and write their own name!
Plus the train is back....and Natalie loves that!
I also like the option to grow within the app. As you master each section of words, you can graduate to more difficult words. However, if your child already is comfortable with the Pre-K words you can choose to start with Grade K or 1st Grade or wherever is appropriate. I am pretty sure you can jump around the levels too.
So there you have it, my favorite learning apps for Kindle. I have been very impressed with most of the 22L apps we have found and I would expect them to have variations for other tablets.
What are your favorite learning apps for your toddlers?