Summer is already here ( or about to be here ) and students learning is about to be interrupted or at least this is how some think of it. However, the learning loss over summer can be dealt with using a variety of apps that are, while being funny an entertaining, are also very educational and informative. I have meticulously handpicked some of the best iPad apps that you can recommend to your kids and students. These apps cover a wide range of topics from Math to Drawing and Arts.
The apps' stunning imagery, meticulous attention to detail, depth of content, and friendly humor will keep curious children entertained, engaged, and inspired for days! Have a look at this collection and let me know if you have other suggestions or additions to the list. Enjoy
2- Foraging Flashcards Summer
The whole app is delightful to behold. Bright background colors are juxtaposed against equally bright and scribbly child-like artwork that convey the word being spelled. You and your child will enjoy tracing your finger along those necessary building blocks of language. With its memorable artwork and way cool physics engine, it is sure to entertain and teach your child.
Foraging Flashcards is a fun and intuitive tool for learning to identify common wild edible plants, presented by WinterRoot and "Wildman" Steve Brill - America's best known forager.
3- World Flags
One of the most colorful ways to learn about the world! Learn flags, learn geography, hear full anthems and see images of our amazing planet through exploration and three different games with this elegant and beautiful app.
3- iTouchiLearn Life Skills
Immerse your child into the virtual world of morning routines. Each routine contains a unique activity that must be completed to move on to the next routine. After successfully completing each morning routine, players receive star rewards and play in the rewards play space.
4- MeMe Tales
A variety of children's stories and picture books (with audio) - with something for every child at every reading stage! Keep kids excited and motivated with points and stickers.
Launch your kids into literacy with Bookster, the read-along storytelling app that reads to your kids, records and plays their voices, and teaches vocabulary along the way. Designed by educators to help kids of all ages develop literacy skills, Bookster makes it fun and easy for even the youngest of readers to recognize and read new words.
6- Sparkle Fish
With SparkleFish you can record creative words in your own voice for playback inside surprising, ad-lib stories. If you enjoy Mad Libs, then you’ll really love SparkleFish. It’s fun for all ages, species, individuals, groups, etc.
7- Creatures of light
This companion app for the popular new exhibition Creatures of Light: Nature's Bioluminescence offers a close look at some of the extraordinary organisms that produce light. Enjoy interactive animations, photo galleries, and videos that reveal the beauty of this amazing natural phenomenon, how it works, and how scientists study it.
8- The Opposites
The game also helps children understand the importance of word-context and is a great opportunity for them to think about how the words that they use oppose other words. This deeply 'encodes' new words as vocabulary, which will support them in their reading, writing and oral literacy skills.
9- Math Doodles
This version of "Math Doodles" introduces four challenges plus an additional functional sneak peek challenge that will be made available in it's finished form in a future free update. Each Challenge provides plenty of mathematical practice, within a recreational math setting. The mathematical puzzles allow users to play, explore, and experiment with mathematical concepts, while developing and strengthening their strategy and problem solving skills.
10- Kingdom of Plants
Following the groundbreaking TV series on Sky 3D, Sky Atlantic and Sky 1, continue your journey through the Kingdom of Plants in the company of the world's favourite naturalist.