With my son home from school indefinitely, I’ve been trying to think about what our days are going to look like. Having an arsenal of ideas and supplies to entertain and educate your kids is always a great idea! In addition to getting fresh air outside, reading, playing, and completing digital learning requirements, we will definitely need to implement some quiet time for him, as I work from home. This is the perfect excuse for screen time on your child’s tablet of choice. Here is a list of our picks for the best educational apps for elementary students.
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Cost: 7-day free trial; $6.99/mo. monthly or $4.99/mo yearly
iRead is a literacy program for grades K through 2, and can only be used through your child’s school. If your school utilizes the program, you’ll be able to log in from your tablet or laptop at home. This app does not work on iPhones. Through this app your child will learn letters, sounds, sight words, and word play. They’ll be able to pick up right where they left off during previous play.
Cost: Find out if this app is available to you through your school or school district. If it is, you’ll be able to use it at no cost to you.
Winky Think has nearly 200 logic puzzles and 3 different skill levels, to help build your brain, and is ideal for Common Core Learning. Children will hone their reasoning, observation, and spatial cognition capabilities while developing the skills they need to proceed to higher levels.
This is such a fun app to use any time with your kids! Grab your phone or tablet and go stargazing together. Watch your child’s face light up as they discover constellations, even when they can’t quite see the stars. 😉
Cost: This app is free but does have in-app purchases available.
ABC Ya! is a website where you can search for [mostly] educational games by grade level. The games are apps that you can download to your phone or tablet. You can also search for apps by Common Core Standards and Next Generation Science Standards. In many of the games, you can unlock the next level by scoring 80% or higher.
Cost: You can subscribe for free or as a Premium Family. Be sure to check with your school first, because they may have a login for you to use as part of their Premium Classroom Subscription.
Other Educational Resources for Kids at Home
In light of most schools across the United States closing for a period of at least a couple of weeks, educational resources are being offered free of charge from several amazing companies! Here is a comprehensive list of FREE educational resources that was put together by Amazing Educational Resources.