Many homeschoolers, well, actually, all parents, are turning to the use of education apps on their smart phones and tablets to entertain and educate their children on the go. Though I have always been anti-video game, I find myself in a bit of a quandary. As a smart phone user, and a tablet user wanna-be, I continue to read about the latest educational apps and wonder about their place in our educational lives.
I have downloaded a few on my smart phone – sight word flashcard and Spanish alphabet review. I even have a cute one for my toddler – Toddler Trifling — which allows drawing and working with shapes and colors. But I rarely use them.
As I read about other applications available and those using them in their homeschooling, I wonder if they do have some value. Especially with our on-the-go lifestyle that occasionally takes over.
Though I have stuck to the free apps to this point, I’m considering venturing into the paid apps and seeing what they have to offer. Here are some apps I’m looking into.
Super Why! – From PBS, we love the show so the app is appealing.
RockNLearn – From the DVD Rock N Learn we love – though it appears they only have iPhone/iPad apps and nothing for Android yet.
Sight Words – From Dolch Sight Words
Dr Seuss ABC – ABC for beginning readers
What apps do you use for your children? I would love to hear about them.