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Apps for Primary Schools

Help children to learn about the world around them and develop key skills with these primary school apps for KS1 and KS2. Educational App Store have picked the best apps (iPad and Android) aimed at primary and elementary school children, aged 3-12.

    EduKid: Children Learning Games is a pre-school and toddlers’ app built around cute and friendly animal characters with the purpose to provoke positive emotions in children and provide great learning supplements at the same time. EduKid: Children Learning Games is free initially on a trial basis and offers monthly or an annual subscription with additional features and games as an optional in-app purchase. EduKid: Children Learning Games is free from in-app adverts and is safe for children.

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    1st Grade Math - Math Galaxy contains 23 activities covering maths topics suitable for kids aged six or seven. While it reflects the first grade curriculum of the US, it is also useful for children following other curricula. 1st Grade Math - Math Galaxy is available on the iOS store for iPhones and iPads.

    Devices: iPhone, iPad


    Space Academy AR contains hundreds of lessons across maths and English for children aged 6 to 9. It adds to this a fast-paced space game that uses augmented reality (AR) to provide a meaningful reward for children working hard. The learning content and game of Space Academy AR are available in an app for iOS that is free to download with a seven-day trial period. Subscriptions extend access to the app and also to the web-based Class Ace learning platform.

    Devices: iPhone, iPad


    Image Scheduler helps those for whom organising their daily lives is difficult such as children with special needs.  It employs the users' pictures to build a weekly schedule and task picker that are easy to understand and relevant. Image Scheduler is age-neutral and available on iOS and Android as a single purchase. 

    Devices: iPhone, iPad


    Antelope Up App Review The application Antelope Up is matching pairs brain game teaching children about the five sub-regions of Africa and the Antelope species that live within. The application is suitable for ages 6 and above. There are various levels of difficulty to choose along with information about each antelope species including conservation status, habitat and name pronunciations. Antelope Up is available in a full and light demonstration version. About Antelope Up The application Antelope Up is matching pairs brain game teaching children about the five sub-regions of Africa and the Antelope species that live within. The application is suitable for ages 6 and above. There are various levels of difficulty to choose along with information about each antelope species including conservation status, habitat and name pronunciations. Antelope Up is available in a full and light demonstration version. The application does not display any in-app adverts or in-app purchases. It is noted that the application plays in a landscape mode and is available over a number of platforms including the Appstore, Google Play, Amazon and Windows.

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    Mathematical Run app is a beautifully crafted app that challenges players to improve their maths skills in simple quizzes that include an option for two players on the same device.  It quizzes players of all ages on a wide range of maths topics including a section for those taking their first steps in numeracy. Mathematical Run app is available on iOS and Android devices as a free download that is very playable.  In-app purchases unlock extra options and topics.

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad , Mac


    Bedtime Stories - Night Train is a bedtime-story app for children aged between 2 and 6 years old.  Its thoughtful design combines entertainment with a restful quality perfect for ending the day. The app is available on iOS and Android for a single purchase price.  It contains no advertisements, no in-app purchases and does not require a subscription.

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    The application Perfect People is a role-play simulation suitable for ages 4 and above that explores all aspects of life such as growing up, finance, personal responsibilities, responsibility for the environment, working, socialising and much more. Guide the cute AI characters through the twists and turns of life and the choices they make. You could be the Teacher's Pet or a Social Butterfly. Have a Happy Home and become a Baby Maker, or play the stock market and earn a mountain of coins. Can you become the Perfect person?

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    Mathmage app leads players on an adventure through a beautiful fantasy land. Obstacles met on the player's travels are overcome through the use of maths and logic suitable for the minds of maths learners between the ages of 5 and 8.  Mathmage is available for free as a feature-limited trial app and is fully expanded by a single in-app purchase. Available on iOS and Android devices, Mathmage is an app that you should definitely consider as detailed in this Mathmage app review.

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    SumQuest is maths-based brain training game that focuses on Mathematical addition to boost your mental math ability. The application is suitable for various abilities and has a PEGI 3 rating making the content suitable for all age groups. There are various levels of difficulty to choose from as well as various gameplay modes. SumQuest is ideal for individual learning and ideal for playing with family and friends. Solve each game with quick thinking strategic moves to receive rewards or use one of the many in-play features to help you improve your time.

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    Smart Tales is a fun and entertaining introduction to the world of STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) for young children.  It uses a story-based structure with interactive elements.  Both combine to encourage children to think about STEM topics. Smart Tales is aimed at children between the ages of 3 and 6 and is available on iOS and Android as a free trial app that can be fully unlocked through a subscription.

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    Montessori Activities app is a parent and teacher tool that provides lesson inspiration across a range of topics. The lessons are varied in length and in what they teach, but they are all underpinned by the Montessori ethos. The app is aimed at parents and teachers of 3 to 7-year olds and is available on both Android and iOS devices. The free app contains a huge range of free activity samples to use.

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    EpicMem-Brain Training has been created by a neuroscientist to enhance a memory skill that is sensitive to ageing.  It provides a fun mental workout for players of any age and is available on iOS devices. A free version of EpicMem-Brain Training is available to try out with the full package available through different durations of subscription.  It is the full version of EpicMem-Brain Training app under review here. 

    Devices: iPhone, iPad


    SplashLearn helps kids to learn reading and maths skills. As you'll see in this review of SplashLearn app, it appeals to kids up to the age of 11 through its colourful and interesting games and interactive worksheets. SplashLearn is available to download on iOS and Android and can be played on any modern device with a browser through its web app. Following a 7-day free trial, SplashLearn is accessed through a monthly, quarterly or yearly subscription for private users. Schools can use SplashLearn in full for free.

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    Watching somebody who can touch-type shows just how much this skill can help a person's productivity. Animal Typing is designed to support children as they learn how to develop this useful skill for themselves. This app offers a simple and fun way for kids to learn touch typing. In this typing game, different animals such as a snail, rabbit, or horse are used based on the child’s typing skills so the faster they type, the faster the animal gets. Animal Typing is available on iOS, Android, macOS and Windows platforms.

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad , Windows


    Simple Sentence Builder is an app that has been developed for children to learn how to build sentences through the art of storytelling. Moving their way through stories children must drag the parts of a sentence together to complete it and tell the story of what is happening on the page. The developer, who is based in Canada, has created an app that can also be used in French, especially useful if your child is learning a new language, is bilingual or has English as an addition language. Parents can purchase multiple stories through the app, all with the same language focus but different content. Users can also adapt the learning within the app to make it slightly harder depending on the level and ability of their child.

    Devices: iPhone, iPad


    Tiny Minies: Learning Games is a pre-school and toddlers’ game-based app to improve their intellectual, physical, and social-emotional development under 5 core areas: Memory, Problem Solving, Learning Ability, Creativity and Attention. Tiny Minies: Learning Games is free initially on a trial basis and offers further plans as a monthly or yearly subscription. Tiny Minies: Learning Games is free from in-app adverts and is 100% safe for children. The creators of this application are committed to protecting your privacy and the privacy of children. They adhere to the strict guidelines set forth by COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule), which ensure the protection of children’s information online.

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    Earnit is a task management application for parents and their children. Tasks can be assigned to children and rewards can be received when the tasks have been completed. A complete task management system including notification, task schedules, task approval, messaging, goal setting, screen time limits and so much more.  The app is available on both iOS and Android devices and is free to download. The application is free from in-app adverts and in-app purchases. However, the free edition may have some application restrictions as a paid version grants full access.

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    Readlax: Brain Games is a versatile and powerful app for people who want to learn faster and more effectively. The application is rich with features that enable you to improve concentration, boost memory, reduce stress, enhance learning capacity, improve empathy and expand upon your current vocabulary using the apps unique games and teaching style. Readlax: Brain Games is free initially on a trial basis and offers further plans as a monthly or lifetime subscription. Readlax: Brain Games is free from in-app adverts and is suitable for ages 4 and above according to the Appstore and is rated PEGI 3 via Google Play.

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    Draa is an app for teaching kids how to draw. It is suitable for any child old enough to use an iPad and possibly a stylus.  The app shows them how to reproduce cartoon images by breaking them down into simple steps. Draa is available on iPads and iPhones for a single one-off purchase price.  It is compatible with the Apple Pencil.  

    Devices: iPhone, iPad


    The Daily Living Skills Tracker provides step-by-step, visual and auditory instructions to assist users in completing basic hygiene tasks. The app is appropriate for all ages of children on the autism spectrum who require visual cues and prompting to support with daily tasks. Daily Living Skills Tracker will promote and support the independent acquisition of daily living and basic hygiene skills.

    Devices: iPhone, iPad


    Readability Reading Tutor is an app for helping kids to improve their reading skills. Aimed at children aged between 5 and 11, it takes them through their first steps and then strengthens and consolidates their reading ability. Available on iOS and Android, this app is a free download with a trial period of 7 days. After this time, you can take out a monthly subscription that covers up to three children.

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    News-O-Matic is a modern app-based news service for kids. Every weekday it provides specially-written news stories and other fact-based articles for subscribers to its app and web-app-based service. News-O-Matic is available on iOS, Android and Kindle Fire.   Each child using News-O-Matic can access a version of the service based upon their reading ability so that they can both enjoy learning new things and developing their reading skills. As you'll see in this News-O-Matic review, the News-O-Matic service is both a great idea and superbly delivered.

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    'Math Fluency with Sports' for multiplication and division, is an application designed specifically to practice the skills of multiplication and division within the context of several sporting activities. Designed for ages seven plus, the stages and levels of the game ensure that the user journeys through a comprehensive base of understanding. The leader board help to motivate the more competitive learner. This programme is available for both Apple and Android devices, currently on sale for $4.99.

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    AlgoRun: Learn to code is a powerful 3D platform coding game for learning, practicing and improving algorithmic thinking. The application is rich with features and includes several levels aimed at primary and secondary children. AlgoRun: Learn to code is free to download but offers in-app purchases and is available for iOS and Android for mobile devices and tablets. The application is suitable for ages 4 and above (according to the Appstore) and is free from in-app adverts.

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


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