The Top Six Educational Apps for Your Preschool-Aged Child

Smartphones and tablet computers have become staples of everyday communication and entertainment. Finding the best interactive educational apps for these devices can help you keep younger members of your family entertained during longer car trips or enforced downtime in public areas. The educational experts at Discovery Point have the skills and experience to identify the best apps for developing young minds and keeping them engaged even during relatively lengthy waits. Here are six of the top educational apps for your smartphone, iPad or other tablet computing device.

Reading Rainbow

One of the best reading readiness apps for preschool-aged children, Reading Rainbow offers children a library of more than 400 nonfiction and fiction books carefully selected to appeal to beginning readers. The app also includes a sizable number of educational videos hosted by LeVar Burton to keep children entertained even if they are not quite ready to read on their own. The Reading Rainbow app is available free of charge from Amazon.com and through the iTunes store.

Elmo Loves 123s

A product of the acclaimed Sesame Workshop, Elmo Loves 123s is the perfect introduction to counting and numbers for even the youngest users. Elmo and Abby lead the charge to teach preschool children to count from 1 to 20 and to recognize numbers on sight. Parents and teachers can review progress through a screen that provides information on the child’s activities and success rate. Elmo Loves 123s is available at a low cost from iTunes and Amazon.com.

AniMatch

Available only on the iPhone and iPad, AniMatch is a Concentration-style game that tests your toddler’s ability to remember and match animal faces. This can build memory skills while allowing your child to enjoy hours of fun at home or on the go. The bright colors and engaging animation will make this Lima Sky app a favorite among the younger set, especially on long road trips or for rainy day entertainment.

Monkey Preschool Lunchbox

This musical adventure includes games and puzzles designed to help your toddler master a wide range of skills critical to early academic success. Matching games, counting, shape and color recognition exercises and puzzles can provide many hours of fun for younger children. Reward stickers provide a real incentive to keep playing and learning, making this app a real find for parents interested in motivating their preschoolers to learn. Monkey Preschool Lunchbox is available at a minimal fee for Android, iPhone and iPad systems.

Let’s Color!

A free app for the iOS family of devices, Lazoo Worldwide’s Let’s Color provides a nearly endless supply of coloring and drawing activities that transform even the most rudimentary designs and lines into stunning works of art. Your child will love the chance to see their own masterpieces come to life right before their eyes. Let’s Color offers all the fun of coloring with none of the clean-up or temporary mess.

Dr. Seuss’s ABC

An app produced by Oceanhouse Media, Dr. Seuss’s ABC delivers the same charming animation style and clever rhymes that characterized the print edition of this classic children’s book. At the touch of a finger, your toddler can see the word associated with the images presented in this enchanting educational app available for Android, Nook, iPad and iPhone systems.

At Discovery Point, our educational team provides a safe and engaging environment for young students that helps them develop their full potential. By entrusting your child to our care, you can help your toddler or preschool-aged child to achieve his or her full potential in the academic setting.

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