Best i-Phone apps for learning

The Apple i-Phone is definitely the biggest selling touch screen phone to date. This is because it has surpassed its main function as a regular smartphone. Apart from the usual calls, messaging and internet connectivity, the i-Phone is also a superior media player. However if Apple would ask i-Phone owners what drew them to buy the unit in the first place, the answer would always be the same – the apps.

An i-Phone app is an application that’s developed by a third party company and intended to be used on any i-Phone units. There are literally thousands upon thousands of apps available today and they are distributed according to categories that range from fitness, education, games, photography and more. Some of these apps can be downloaded for free while others are sold at a minimal price.

It is not surprising to know that most parents let their children play with their i-Phones in hopes of entertaining or distracting them. If you are one of those parents who constantly does this especially while travelling, eating at restaurants, or waiting inside a doctor’s office, do not just let your child play any app. Let them play those fun and educational apps that could help enhance their memory skills, reading comprehension or counting abilities. Here are some of the best i-Phone apps for learning that you should download and install in your i-Phone:

                                             Screen shot of the app

Ladybird: I’m Ready for Phonics

If you have children who are raring to read by themselves, this educational app from Penguin Books is definitely a must have for your i-Phone. Let your kids help Captain Comet in his journey as he solves different phonetic challenges through twelve space-themed adventures. Your child will enjoy the graphics and music that he would not mind speaking out letters sounds and spelling different words for hours.

The Ladybird: I’m Ready for Phonics is available for download in App Store for $6.99.

Kids Can Match

Matching games are not just fun but it also enhances your child’s memory and comprehension skills. Highly educational, this Kids Place app is perfect for kids of all ages. Allow them to match different cards containing pictures of different animals. With every card paired, the animal’s name is mentioned and the spelling of its name is shown to let your child get familiar with over 70 animals. The game levels starts fairly easy but its difficulty increases as each level is passed.

Kids Can Match can be downloaded for free at the App Store.

Marble Math Junior

Fun and exciting, this app lets you teach math to your kids who are aged 5 to 8 years old.  The Marble Math Junior app even has three different difficulty levels that can be customized to allow maximum learning. The math concepts in this app include shape recognition, addition and subtraction, telling time, fractions and more.  With each correct answer, the player is rewarded with marbles and other bonuses.

The Marble Math Junior is sold at $1.99.

If the above mentioned games do not appeal your child or is not appropriate for their age, do not hesitate to browse the vast library of educational apps in the Apple App Store. Who knows, you might even find a learning app for yourself.

 

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