Best Apps for Kids - Ages 4-5

The best apps for early elementary-aged kids and kindergartners cover a wide spectrum of entertainment and educational offerings. Social development and creativity are considered the most important area for development of a pre-schooler and have particularly included apps to support development in these areas. Apps that develop memory and other cognitive skills, as well as those that support early literacy and numeracy are also included.

Math Evolve: A Fun Math Game

( Android - £1.23 , iPad - £2.29 )

Math Evolve is an almost seamless combination of arcade and math practice. To be successful, kids will need to know their addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division facts and sometimes do mental math computation with regrouping very quickly. 

Subject: Maths (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division)

Link: iOS and Android

Spelling Space - 4th Grade

( iPad - £0.79 )

Spelling Space - 4th Grade gives kids an opportunity to practice spelling new words which has 29 spelling lessons with 580 words in total specifically for 4th grade students. We love that this app includes an entire spelling curriculum for a school year, making this app an incredible value. 

Subject: English (Spelling)

Link: iOS

Crazy Gears

( iPad - £2.49 )

Crazy Gears is a problem-solving game that gets kids thinking critically, problem solving, and exploring physics and other STEM topics. This engaging puzzle-like app asks students to construct gears to complete each level. Users will be introduced to important STEM skills that connect to tasks across disciplines. This is a really creative, highly accessible and fun option for exploring physics and engineering. 

Subject: Science (Simple Machines)

Link: iOS 

Princess Fairy Tale Maker - by Duck Duck Moose

( iPad - £2.29 )

Princess Fairy Tale Maker – is an app that lets kids color and create their own fairy tales. It is a great app to encourage kids to get creative. Kids can choose from 32 background scenes, almost 200 different stickers, and many colors to create stories.   In the main activity, kids choose a scene or use their own photos, then choose from a variety of characters (such as princesses) and stickers (such as flowers and food).

Subject: Arts (creativity)

Link: iOS

 

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

( Android - £2.99 , iPad - £3.99 )

The Very Hungry Caterpillar is an interactive pop-up app, featuring characters from the book. It consists of a number of games and puzzles, which can help young children practise counting, sorting, and memory skills. The app can also help them discover facts about caterpillars and other animals, and learn about healthy eating. The beautiful illustrations and reward badges will motivate children to keep on playing. 

Subject: English (reading, counting)

Link: Android and iOS