I love apps, I’m addicted. Having an Iphone obviously feeds that habit, or created it. I’m not really sure at this point. None the less, here we are. With a huge amount of Apps out there you could spend days picking and choosing apps, trying to decide which one is a good one for your child. When I have the opportunity to check them out I make sure to share that with other moms; make a little dent in the mom to-do list.
Kid’s Academy is the creator of apps made just for the education of our little ones. These apps are highly rated, including being an Editor’s Favorite from Appysmarts, which has lots of great app reviews. The apps are available on IPhone/IPad, Adroid, as well as through Amazon and for Nook.
I was able to review their Kindergarten Learning app, Learn to Read and Write app and Kid’s Puzzles app.
All of the apps have wonderful colors and imagery. An adorable dog and owl take the kids through mazes, rhyming words and their letters. Kids learn to shape the letters in an easy and fun way. My two year old was able to navigate the app, with only minor instruction and assistance throughout. They also kept the attention of my five year old. The large age range in an app is important for me. Its something I typically look for before a) I’m cheap and can’t go around throwing money at apps – and frankly I don’t want to; and b) I’m not going to eat up all the room on my devices with stuff for my kids. Not only do the apps have to be affordable, but accomplish a lot to be something I will download. Even if its free, if it doesn’t meet the second criteria its not for me.
Kids Academy apps meet both requirements and I appreciate that. You get a lot of bang for your buck in a free app; and if you are typically someone who looks to purchase educational apps for your kids, then Kids Academy provides you those at a relatively good price-point. It also keeps track of what your kids are doing and keeps you up to date on how they are doing as their playing.