Again the iPad. You might have noticed a surge in posts about iPad apps here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning. This is not because I favour iPad over other tablets but because of the huge number of emails I got from readers asking for apps that work on the iPad. I personally love both iOS and Android systems and am familiar with both of them. Anyway if you are reading this and still did not make up your mind about which tablet can work for you then let me help you make your decision and check out this list of The Top 10 Tablets for Educators.
Back to our sheep. Below is a list of some of the best free iPad apps that will help your students and kids learn how to write letters, develop phonics and sharpen their reading skills.
1- iPlay & Sing
This is an app designed for pre-school, under-5, and non-readers. This is basically a game that will prepare kids for school via the use of bright, colourful and activity zone.
This is a learning-to-read platform for young kids. It is designed to help young learners,Pre-k through 2nd grade, practice and develop their reading skills.
3- ABC Alphabet Phonics
This is an awesome educational game that helps kids rapidly learn the ABC by sight, sound, and touch.
4- Find The Words
This is a cool puzzle game that whose objective is to find and mark all the words inside the box and these words are found ,an effect sound with animation is played.
5- Aesop Quest
This is another cool learning game where the player must remember elements of a story to complete a level. The game uses reading comprehension to develop cognitive reading skills.
6- Read Me Stories
As it name suggest, Read Me Stories provides reading materials to young learners such as sample books and many more.
7- Scholastic Reading Timer
This app promotes reading practice by encouraging reading everday and most importantly, makes it fun.
8- Kids Can Spell
This app enables kids to learn about as many as 50 different animals togehter with their pictures, sound and how to spell their names.