Whether it is recognising numbers or just fun games, we picked four interesting, free apps to entertain your little ones. Check them out!
We chose some games that help kids to learn in an enjoyable way, from simple association to developing reading skills. Many grow with your child’s abilities and have solid parental controls and best of all? They are all free and available at your mobile store. We explored them to give you an insight of what to expect.
Sago Mini Friends
This game has simple and colourful characters, which helps your child associate with them. Five friends, a cat, a hamster, a dog, a bird and a bunny can be chosen to take a walk down the block to visit neighbours. Each house brings experiences that teach cause and effect, like watering a plant to see it grow or pressing on balloons to watch them inflate and fly away. The sounds produced by the animals and even the background music are soft and pleasant. Best enjoyed by toddlers.
Kids learn number recognition, sequences, quantity, numerical pattern and simple addition with this game. Interactive number puzzles reinforce basic numeracy skills with cute funky monsters entertaining the little ones while learning. Numbers come alive and a short animation provides context and meaning to each number. The downside is that only the five first numbers are free, however it is enough to see if your kid really enjoys it to then purchase the other ones.
Read Me Stories: Learn to Read
An app developed to help beginning readers to go through the reading process with confidence. The experience starts at their level with an assessment that must be answered by parents or teachers to tailor the books according to their current comprehension. The learning process occurs at their own pace and graduates evolve as they go. The app helps to learn ABCs, phonics and pronunciation. The read along which highlights the word that is being read is a plus.
Ready Jet Go! Space Explorer
This free app has the intention of getting kids interested in the stars, constellations and other aspects of night time sky. They can explore the solar system and visit the planets with Jet and his friends. The most exciting part is the possibility to see real world positions of constellations and planets. Kids can also colour stars and constellations and learn about space fun facts.