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Best Apps for Kids Ages 5-7

List of apps for 5-7 year olds which covers a wide spectrum of entertainment and educational offerings.

    Leo the Lion will help your children to learn and memorise the multiplication tables in this app.  Later, he represents them in a race between himself and his animal friends where multiplication knowledge is the key to victory.

    Devices: Android , iPad

    Put your mental arithmetic and memory skills to the test in this game which hones the player's ability to identify prime numbers.  Multiplication and division skills are part of this process so Bubbly Primes pulls together a variety of children's maths skills as it gives them a secure understanding of prime numbers.

    Devices: iPad

    This is a fantastic language app aimed at helping young people improve their language abilities. Through focussing on the building of sentences and employing aspects of gamification, the app encourages users to challenge themselves in a game environment to match words together to form a sentence. The way the game works is to give the user a number of words and for them to then unscramble and form into a full sentence within a time limit with the added challenge of losing time when an incorrect answer is chosen. One of the most appealing aspects of the app is the fact that it can used by a number of different people with different abilities in the English language. For instance, it works really well as an app for younger children who already have a certain level of proficiency in reading and writing to improve their understanding, but older users can also access the app on a different level especially if they have English as an additional language and are wanting to improve their proficiency too. It could also be used for more top level students too who again want to continue to enrich their own abilities. With a whole section of the app dedicated to Proverbs and Sayings, it could even be used by an adult wanting to give themselves a bit of a challenge!

    Devices: Android , iPad

    The application EKID – The world at your fingertips is a beautifully designed augmented reality app that enables children up to 8 years of age to explore the world around them by using augmented flash cards. This is a smart educational tool that is compliant with the COPPA (Children’s online Privacy Protection) rule and is designed to be used at home or within the classroom. The application explores animals, mammals, creatures, insects and various modes of transport. The application is free from in-app adverts, however, there are in app purchases for further flash card content.

    Devices: Android , iPad

    An interesting game for a group, family or class, which is essentially like charades but a little more complex. The person playing the game has to follow a set of written instructions on the digital card that can be a variety of tasks all designed to get them involved and interacting with the group.

    Devices: iPad

    The application ‘Timeland’ is an app that teaches children the concept of time. The features include a child friendly calendar and clock to teach the concept of everyday activities as well as displaying how time moves on. This application is designed for children aged 3 to 7 and comes in a number of different languages. This application is free from in-app adverts and does not require a constant Wi-Fi connection. 

    Devices: Android , iPad

    Match & Find has been created for children with special educational needs. Both its activities and the nature of its design are specially designed to create an environment and a learning experience suitable for these children to enjoy developing their understanding. Match & Find is designed to help develop young children’s memory, matching, searching and sequencing skills. Working memory is very important for the development of language and numeracy, and the carefully designed activities in this app can help children train and improve their auditory and visual working memory.

    Devices: iPad

    Building upon the solid foundation of their DoodleMaths app, its developers have applied the same model to learning spelling.  This has resulted in DoodleSpell which is effective at identifying an individual's strengths and weaknesses and offering many ways to practise spelling in short daily sessions.

    Devices: Android , iPad

    DoodleEnglish analyses and tracks your children's strengths and weaknesses to provide a learning experience tailored to them.  Within its easy to use and clear design it provides tuition and a means by which to practise and consolidate what has been learned.

    Devices: Android , iPad

    This fully-featured app is free to download and designed by experts to help with maths practice and develop positive attitudes to eating vegetables.

    Devices: Android , iPad

    With a finely-stepped learning curve, a record of achievements reached, and game-like graphics, Fruit Rockets provides a fun learning experience for children developing their early multiplication and division skills.

    Devices: iPad

    Cosmo Training is a creative training and therapy system for people with additional needs. It consists of a set of interactive and multisensory controllers and games that motivate learners to develop motor, cognitive and communication skills through play and music. Cosmo's multi-sensory games work towards achieving skill based, functional and national curriculum compatible goals to help the child in tasks of everyday living.

    Devices: iPad

    Little Chatterbox for Kids is an interactive, language-learning app that enables young learners to practise and understand and selection of nouns, in a variety of different contexts, from a choice of eight foreign languages.  No prior knowledge is needed as the engaging audio and video complement the clear graphics to produce a compelling language-learning tool, which makes use of a compelling range of activities. It is an interactive and fun piece of software that promises language progression wrapped in entertainment.

    Devices: iPad

    This app links to the popular Reading Eggs website and programme. The programme aims to help young children learn how to read through the fun exploration of different games as they make their journeys through different settings and games. Children learn to read through phonics as they begin the process of learning this important life skill.

    Devices: iPad

    Students interact directly with a chosen avatar character in potentially dangerous travel situations identifying safer choices at their own pace. The teacher can use a dashboard to manage the class as a whole or in small groups.

    Devices: iPad

    The ever-popular adventures of the Thunderbird team form the backdrop to this good-looking app. Navigation and puzzle-solving skills are pushed in the name of providing an international rescue to those in-game characters calling for help.

    Devices: Android , iPad

    An almost infinite amount of questions to develop and test students’ maths and english skills for all ages which will test skills learnt and possibly forgotten. Great for revision, the 'Smartscore' system promotes working through the questions, not guessing and the variety of question types is also admirable.  Both parents and teachers can make good use of its contents to support their children’s mathematical development.  A subscription to IXL Maths - English is required to use it.

    Devices: Android , iPad

    Mussila introduces children to and teaches them about the creation of music.  It is available for free and yet it is fully featured, educational, and superbly made.  In-app purchases allow the app to be expanded further.

    Devices: Android , iPad

    ‘Elapsed time’ is a unique application that is aimed at primary school aged children and provides an exploratory environment that teaches them how to work out elapsed time. It contains two learning environments: Daily Activities and Elapsed Time. In both environments the app synchronises a changing background and daily events with a clock and a timeline to give a child the impression of time moving through the day. This app is free from in-app purchases and in-app adverts, and it is available for iPad and Windows. 

    Devices: iPad

    Children spend a lot of time practising the times tables so having a variety of apps to make this less of a chore is useful. The Runner Quiz: Tables adds some game-like presentation and challenges to times-table practice in a fun and attractive way. The app goes to great effort to match children's expectations of games. Gameplay mechanics such as collecting keys and coins add a familiar feel to the challenge.

    Devices: Android , iPad

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