Tap and Learn ABC is a useful app that makes a great introduction to letters, keywords, and beginning sounds for young children or special needs students.
MiniChess by Kasparov is an excellent app that will not only help young children learn to play chess, but that will also provide a wide array of practice on prerequisite skills, which just happen to be foundational for learning other things, as well.
JFK Challenge is a wonderful and well-designed app that may spark a life-long love of history in children. It also is a great source of information about two very important milestones in U.S. history.
ABC Gurus is a simple, yet fun app that will keep young children thoroughly entertained again and again as they hear the letter names, sounds and key words the entire time that they play.
David Wiesner’s Spot is an outstanding app that taps some of the iPad’s unique capabilities to create an engaging experience in five strange new worlds that are exciting for all ages.
Winky Think Logic Puzzles is an outstanding app that will provide hours of productive play value to children from preschool age on up. Everyone will benefit from exercising their logic, problem-solving, and thinking skills and everyone will enjoy the fun puzzles.
Highlights: All About is a wonderful digital addition to the Highlights family. Just like in the magazine, the app provides a wide array of activities that encourage thinking skills, practice foundational academic skills, and more.
Up To 100 is an outstanding app that will help young children and those with special needs to master basic concepts about numbers, including ones and tens place value, number sequence, and more.
Knowji Vocab 7-10 is an outstanding and useful vocabulary development program that will help teens to prepare for high-stakes tests, assist students to prepare for collegiate level reading, and adults to review important vocabulary.
The Great Inventors will help kids from preschool through early elementary school learn basic information about the history of common inventions and their inventors. Children will enjoy the engaging graphics and animations, the narrated information, and the learning games.
The Sight Word Adventure is a thorough and comprehensive practice system for some of the most important early-reading words that every child must master to gain fluency.
Star Walk Kids-Explore Space and Planets is a wonderful adventure into the science and culture of the nighttime sky. It will encourage interest in astronomy and also allow families to explore the beauty of the night together.
City Nights is a cute ebook with a soothing poem that would be perfect for use as a bedtime story. Children can watch as the busy city settles down for the night and help put the sleepy young main character to bed.
Mia-The Happy Helper offers a nice variety of activities and games for early learners. It is an outstanding app that preschoolers and young children will really enjoy as they practice a variety of skills.
Roobarb & Custard: When Custard Was Grounded is an entertaining ebook that takes advantage of some of the iPad’s features to build in interactivity and personalized sound effects.
Billy Possum’s Interactive Comprehension is among the best reading comprehension apps I have seen in the Marketplace, with an unusual focus on vital higher-level comprehension skills and even opportunities to visualize scenes from the story.
ScratchJr is a unique and powerful app that will empower young elementary students to learn beginning concepts of computer programming while they build skills in problem-solving, sequencing, memory and more.
Short Vowel Word Study takes the first steps of a proven program to teach children to read and wraps them up into a fun and enjoyable, yet simple and effective app.
Voice Dream Reader will open the doors of reading to many people struggling due to vision problems, dyslexia or other literacy issues.
Butterfly Kisses by Cathy Lane is a warm and snuggly story that is perfect for bedtime, but that has enough extra activities to make it fun for kids at any time of the day.