If you are a homeschooling parent who is looking for technology to enhance your young child’s learning as well as organization for the family, look no further. The following is a broad selection of some of the best family-friendly apps that you will find out there today.
Teaching geography is not always the easiest thing. You may be at a loss for where you should start. GeoMaster Plus is an app that is available through iTunes, that is easy to use and inexpensive. It is interactive and provides children with knowledge about capitals, states, flags, and countries, among other information. There are simple graphics and entertaining side effects. Your children can take quizzes that are enjoyable.
This interactive math app has specialized programs for children of all ages. It makes learning math truly fun. It is motivational and has adorable graphics such as jungle animals that dance in the Kindergarten version. There are goals that must be completed, and then when the child has finished another animal may be chosen to add to their jungle. This serves as a great incentive and way to keep him or her interested. It automatically sends progress reports to parents. You can purchase this through the iTunes app store.
The Spelling Bee from Tip Tach Tech
If you want to focus on spelling, this app will let you do just that. Kids are able to play games using the over 800 spelling words in the system. Once they are done, they can take tests to determine their skill at spelling these words. An example of a fun game is the Spelling Swarm, in which the child can hear the audio of a word and click on the honey-comb letters to spell this word. There also is a section for just studying the words on the list you choose.
Though this is not exactly an educational app, it is incredibly helpful for getting children to recognize their habits with using media and how to manage their time spent on technology. Parents are able to set up media allowances. Their child then may earn screen time as they do their chores and exhibit good behaviors. Media time also may be traded if the child would prefer to have some other sort of reward. It is only available at this time on Apple devices.
Another app that is used for life management, this one is particularly great for organizing schedules. You can keep your schedule and appointments on a calendar which the whole family can access, list chores, and including shopping lists and meal planning ideas as well. It can be synced up to Google.