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    Best free educational apps for children

    Does anyone have any recommendations for free android apps that are educational?
    My girls (both 5) are getting tablets for Christmas and i want them to have some apps for learning as well as games.

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    Re: Best free educational apps for children

    CBeebies and CBeebies Playtime island are quite good, but may be a bit young for them. Not sure if there are CBBC equivalents?

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    Re: Best free educational apps for children

    Only one that ever taught my kids anything useful was:

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ables&hl=en_GB

    They would choose a times table, and the program throws questions at them in random order. I let my kids look up the answer if they couldn't remember, chant out loud the "two threes are six" style rhyme, and hopefully next time through they remember more and have to look up less. The game was to see how fast they could get the 12 answers correct.

    The local primary only taught up to 10 times table and didn't believe in reciting in full so I have no idea how they expect kids to know their tables as some of the later materials clearly expected to know 11 and 12 times tables. I suspect parents were all doing the same as I was.

    5 years old is a bit young for going full pelt with that app, but you can get the two and three times tables up to speed.

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    Re: Best free educational apps for children

    My wife downloaded a lego app for my son this week - Lego Juniors Quest. Had a quick look at it this morning, it seems quite good.

    Actually, all of the lego apps seem OK. Apart from the Duplo Circus one, that's a dirge.

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    Re: Best free educational apps for children

    Andriod doesn't have the best of learning apps, Where as the Apple store has brilliant Quality Apps for learning, The colours, the sounds and just the quality of apps are brilliant & your moneys worth knowing your kids will enjoy learning.

    Some Andriod app i've used.
    1) Booksy - Story reading starting from 4+ years.
    2) Magic Maths
    3) Khan Academy has mostly for older kids, but they have 1 or 2 nice videos.
    4) Duolingo
    5) Lego City
    6) MineCraft
    7) TocaLife
    8) Animal for Kids forest
    9) JetPack Joyride - Just a Fun game

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    Re: Best free educational apps for children

    My 6y.o. son uses Duolingo to learn French, and he really enjoys it as the app is so colorful and interactive.

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