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Best Apps for Kids Ages 7-11

List of apps for 7-11 year olds to support children's learning from maths and ICT to English and art.

    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

    The application Boomerang Parental Control is a unique piece of software that gives parents remote control of their non-iOS devices. This application is also available on the iOS platform however there are some limitations. This application is a subscription based service, however, users can try the application for 14 days before committing. The application is free from in-app adverts.

    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 News-O-Matic EDU can only be best described as an interactive Daily Newspaper for children. This application is a combination of interactive technology and games along with exciting news articles and creativity. The content within this software is engaging, plentiful and child safe. The application is free from in-app adverts and in app purchases and the content supports various languages. This application is a subscription based service, however, users can try the application before committing to a subscription.

    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

    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

    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

    This app helps children to memorise the times tables through a series of games. The application relies on the mastery the principles of multiplication and division. A series of game based tasks work through the different levels.  

    Devices: Android , 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

    Qlango is a language learning app that enables you to learn your chosen foreign language from scratch or as a revision tool, making use of a compelling range of activities. It makes use of an impressive variety of European language pairs, in multiple combinations.

    Devices: Android , iPad

    Elephant Learning is an application available on iOS, android and a web-based platform. It claims to be the most effective Math Learning Platform ever invented because the application propels learning faster than any other platform and the learning lasts longer. The application supports student from the age of 2-16 who are struggling with math concepts. The developers have partnered with the University of Denver to help create ‘Advanced Curriculum Technology’ or ACT for short.  The apps are free from in-app adverts and in-app purchases. However, it is noted that the mobile application supports the on-line Elephant Learning platform. This service has a free trial option but is a subscription service for those who wish to use the application on a regular basis, whether that is parents and children or schools and pupils.

    Devices: Android , iPad

    A clever app that teaches mathematics and number skills through a puzzle based game. Users must use both multiplication and addition as their core skills, but also understand their respective inverses (subtraction and division) to solve a variety of problems. An alternative approach to practicing and using basic number skills and finding common factors.

    Devices: Android , iPad

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