Screen time is a fact of life anymore. While you should certainly limit your child’s time spent on their favorite electronic devices, there are plenty of apps that can actually be beneficial. If you’ve been looking for something to help satisfy their screen cravings but not feel totally guilty about it, check out these apps.
Coding For Kids
Learning to code is quickly becoming more of a necessity than a hobby. Coding helps us fuel the future and it’s never too early for children to start learning the basics. Coding For Kids helps children lay the foundation and spark an interest in programming while having fun doing it! This app was a winner of:
🏆 2018 Academics’ Choice Smart Media Award
🏆 Tillywig Brain Child Award
🏆 Mom’s Choice Gold Award
When working in a real garden isn’t an option, Montessori Nature is a good contender. Children can’t seem to get enough of this interactive gardening game! They can plant, nurture, grow, and harvest a variety of crops and then sell them for profit! This gives them the opportunity to learn about actual growing and harvesting as well as aspects of entrepreneurship.
Montessori Geography Memory / Montessori Ultimate Geography
Depending which operating system you use, Montessori Geography Memory (Android) and Montessori Ultimate Geography (iOS) are interactive games that help children become world thinkers while learning to identify states, countries, continents, and oceans. Using traditional matching games, students learn to identify and commit different locations to memory.
Learning to play an instrument has been linked to higher cognitive processing ability, reduction in stress, improvements in memory, and even an improvement in the immune system! If you aren’t ready to bring a full-sized piano into your living room, then the Perfect Piano app is a perfect compromise. The app helps children learn the basics and sounds just like the real thing!
This app has been referred to as the “holy grail” of learning apps. It’s an all-inclusive app that touches on every subject and offers children interactive games for each elementary grade level. ANTON is packed with over 50,000 activities for children to explore. Parents and children both can’t get enough of this one!