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Are Dictionaries Still Relevant?

We came across this article that emphasizes the use of dictionaries and wanted to share it with you… “In today’s fast-moving digital age and with so much information available at the stroke of a keypad or swipe of a finger, does the need for...

GetFact

If you love trivia and learning interesting, sometimes weird, facts, then this app may be for you! GetFact is a trivia, and word game rolled into one entertaining and educational app. This game challenges the user by asking them to unscramble letters to create a word....

Duolingo – Learn Another Language at Home

We all would like to learn a new language or several languages. When I grew up in Holland, I had to learn several languages in high school. They included Dutch, English, French, German, Latin, and Greek. But the only one I learned how to speak at that time was, of...

My Favorite Apps

Meet one of our homeschooling moms. Rocky is one of our app testers and writers. She compiled a list of some of her favorite apps, based on different criteria. And she has tested hundreds! We have included the link to download these apps if you’re interested....

Help your kids learn, and make it fun!

Keep your kids busy and having fun with these learning apps. While we are all coping with more together time with our kids, ABCApps has found and reviewed tons of learning apps that can help kids learn while having fun.  You can find reports of all of these on...

Great Homeschooling Options

Right now, we are living with this unusual set of circumstances worldwide, and many of us have been thrown into the role of homeschoolers. Fortunately, several of the usual homeschooling programs and websites are offering free or discounted access to help parents and...

Reading & Comprehension

Have you ever seen a student read something perfectly then ask them questions about it afterward and come to find out that they didn’t know anything about the content of what they just read? They can read, right? So why don’t they understand what they are reading? Too...

Why pay for an app when you can download it for free?

While many of the educational apps we recommend are free to begin with, here is a reason why you should pay for an ad-free upgrade. Apps have to make money for the developer. It costs typically $35,000 or more to develop a well-working educational app. The problem is,...

Sesame Street Family Play

Sesame Street Family Play is an app geared toward parents for guided play with their young children. This is a different approach from many educational apps out there. I like the idea of using an app to educate and entertain kids without engaging in screen time! The...

PBS KIDS Video

* A Webby Winner for Best Streaming Video (2018)* A Parents’ Choice Recommended Award Winner (2017, 2013)* A Cynopsis Kids !magination Award Winner for Best Educational App (2012)For many, PBS is a trusted household name. For years, characters from educational...

Ladybug at Orchard Avenue

As someone who has always loved ladybugs, I found this app very informative and amusing. I’ve always admired their daintiness and their unique features, but I knew nothing about them. This storybook-type app opened my eyes to amazing facts about these cute...

Impulse Brain Training

When it comes to our bodies, many of us try to preserve any youth-like characteristics we can as we age. But, have you ever thought about preserving or even growing your brain? It is so easy to reach complacency as we settle into the routine of being an adult. Why not...

Math Facts

If you are searching for a basic and simple app to help keep your math skills sharp, this one fits the bill perfectly. I think of it like a quiz in the palm of my hands. The app creates a curriculum based on your level of knowledge and quizzes you on varying math...

Scrabble GO

Scrabble Go is the digital version of the classic family board game. If you are looking for hours of addictive fun, while expanding your vocabulary and sharpening your mental agility, this is the game for you. As I am sure you know, Scrabble challenges you to create...

MarcoPolo World School

* 2019 International Emmy Award Nominee* Winner of the 2019 Kidscreen Awards – Best Original Learning App* Winner of 2019 Rockies Award – Children & Youth* Rated A+ for educational value by Common Sense Media* Winner of the Parents’ Choice Award 2018...

Dave and Ava Learn and Play

Dave and Ava are adorable characters that will lead your child through this interactive app, filled with educational games and nursery rhymes. The app is the perfect tool for entertaining preschool-aged kids. Dave and Ava sing their way through adorable videos with...

Kids at Home – Helping in the Kitchen

We are aware that many of you are still stuck at home, and the days are long. So we want to help make your burden a little lighter. Here are some more tips to get your children to contribute and help out at home, while also learning valuable skills! 1) We already...

TinyTap-Homeschool for Kids

TinyTap is an everyday learning tool used by millions of parents worldwide. And it is clear why! With this app, learning is exciting and fun, with over 150,000 step-by-step, interactive games covering subjects like math, science, social skills, and more. Its curated...

The Explorers

This app is unique and struck me as very interesting. “The Explorers” serves as a platform for Earth’s adventurers to upload and share photos and videos of different parts of the world. The shared content reveals the beautiful diversity that lies within our vast big...

Budge World – Kids Games and Fun

When it comes to educational apps for kids, I love the ones that utilize the familiarity of widely recognizable characters. It is a great way to grab the attention of young learners and keep them engaged and excited to learn. Budge World has no shortage of characters...