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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.

    LingQ is an interactive, language-learning app that progressively guides the user through language study in real-world, immersive contexts.  The variety of languages on offer is quite impressive, ranging from Spanish, French, Italian, German, English, Chinese, to 25 others. The app centres on purposefully-designed and authentic texts and podcasts, which the users can read and/or listen to at their own pace and according to their own ability level.  Considering the user’s ability level, key words are made to stand out and referenced to an in-app lexicon sourced from online dictionaries.

    Devices: Android , iPad


    Anonymise any classroom photographs you take with this app.  Faces are either blurred or masked automatically so that you can make more use of photographs in your classroom but still conform to school policies.

    Devices: iPad


    Note Quest is a great app which helps people of all ages to learn and revise all the notes needed to become a competent piano or keyboard player. Through levelled sequences of fun and enjoyable piano practice ‘games’, the app helps the user to learn the notes of the keyboard quickly and successfully. The app is highly engaging and simple to use and although the graphics are more suited to a child user it would be extremely useful for anyone who is learning the piano. It could be used as an introduction to the notes of the keyboard, an aid for practice between lessons or for use by a piano teacher as a resource within lessons.

    Devices: iPad


    This is a literacy based app that is aimed at helping young children who are taking their first steps in learning how to read and write. Based on a large amount of research the app has been developed to provide children with the best approach in learning how to first formulate letters and shapes and then how to create letters as part of words. The research behind the app has also created the best approach for children as they learn how to create letters. This app could be used as both a school and home learning app as the learning that is undertaking through it could be applied to either usage.

    Devices: Android , iPad


    Colouring in is calming, enjoyable and prompts creative thinking.  PicoToONs brings the experience of physical colouring books to electronic devices and adds some extra graphical flourishes to distinguish it from the paper versions.

    Devices: Android , iPad


    If you would like to help your child to build or expand their musical education you cannot go wrong with Mussila. It is fun, comprehensive, and educationally well designed.

    Devices: Android , iPad


    Pictoword is an exciting game with an addictive premise, where two related picture clues must be connected together to find the right word. For every right puzzle, you can win coins, so in-app purchases can be avoided. The puzzles can be shared on Facebook, so you can seek help from friends if needed. While Pictoword is much more of an entertainment app, it does offer players a chance to test their logic and problem solving skills with each puzzle. There is also a spelling component that provides good practice for players as they must spell each word correctly in order to complete the puzzle.

    Devices: Android , iPad


    Pocket Family is a whole lot of fun with its engaging and non-violent game play.  If you want your children to have a fun diversion that engages their brain and not just their reflexes, this might be just the game you want.

    Devices: Android


    Versatile is one word to describe the ABCya learning games included in this app.  They work  across every mainstream device, they cover multiple educational topics, and deliver a broad range of game styles to test and develop children's learning.  Excellent would be another word.

    Devices: Android , iPad


    Space Pig Math is an action game for practicing the times tables - up to 12x12 - with retro-inspired visuals and sounds.  The purpose of the game is to laser the aliens to save Space Pig's Friends - and they will provide you with help on the progress through the game. The game rewards correct, consecutive, and quick answers.  It is easy and accessible for the novice, but it can become increasingly difficult.

    Devices: iPad


    The application ‘KidloLand Kids Toddler Games’ is an award-winning learning programme for kids (1-7 yrs) and contains 2000+ educational songs, games, stories, nursery rhymes, and activities about Early Learning, Math, Reading, Writing, Coding and more! The application is a subscription-based app comprising of two options; a monthly subscription option or the option to pay for a single year. The application is free from adverts and is certified for children by the KidSAFE program.

    Devices: Android , iPad


    Kids Cast is like a one-stop shop for a mix of education and entertainment activities that are completely safe and appropriate for children.  Videos, games, books, songs and paper-based activities will give your child a great resource to learn from and use to avoid boredom.

    Devices: Android , iPad


    The application 'Brain Kids' is an entertaining brain training app for children aged 7 and above. The application offers a number of brain training games that can be played by both children and parents. The application has three books where the first chapter of each can be played for free. Further chapters can be purchased within the app. The application is free from in-app adverts and supports three languages English, Chinese and Thai.

    Devices: iPad


    Visual Reading-Special Education is a targeted program to support learners with special educational needs and associated learning difficulties. Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) principles are used to engage children in reading. 

    Devices: Android


    The ability to solve problems and think in new ways is as important as the knowledge of how to read or do maths.  The developers of MentalUP have devised a series of brain games that expose learners to new types of problems and the different ways of thinking required to solve them.

    Devices: Android , iPad


    The application ‘Lingokids - English for Kids’ is an application for learning English for children aged 2-8. The software has over 3,000 words to learn in a fun and exciting way. The app is free to download and uses a subscription based model. Users can choose from a Basic plan with a limited number of activities per day or an Unlimited plan which gives access to all contents, offline usage and additional materials. The application is free from in-app adverts and is available in a number of different languages. It is noted that the application is a mix of British and American English.

    Devices: Android , iPad


    Help your child to consider their relationship to other people and how they feel about letting others use their things by following along with Aki the Monkey.  The reader's own decisions in this interactive story influence how Aki and the other characters respond in the story.

    Devices: iPad


    Funexpected Math is an attractive app that uses mini-games to develop and consolidate children's maths skills.  Its detailed descriptions of curriculum objectives met, imaginative games, and growing content make it an app subscription worth considering.

    Devices: iPad


    The application flowkey is a series of courses to help people from the very beginnings to the more able develop their piano skills. It is aimed towards any student wanting to develop their understanding and keyboard skills, and covers not only the skills to play the keyboard, but also the theory behind this, development of this as a musician, and a range of songs to work through.  The display is very simple to navigate and understand,  and the course is really interesting and versatile.

    Devices: Android , iPad


    Komodo is designed to build and consolidate maths knowledge for children aged from 5 to 11. A maths teacher sets up each user's baseline in the app and parents define the rewards. Children then engage in little-and-often practice to raise their maths knowledge and skill.

    Devices: Android , iPad


    The application ‘S’moresUp – Best chores App’ is a modern-tool for modern-day parenting. The application offers a number of key features that enable parents, single-parents and guardians to manage everyday activities such as chores, family calendars, rewards, a playdate planner, goals and so much more. The application is free but requires a user account for full accessibility. The application is free from in-app adverts and in-app purchases.

    Devices: Android , iPad


    The application ‘Qustodio’ is an application for monitoring mobile, tablets and desktop use for parents, schools and businesses. The platform is free to download with a number of different pricing plans according to the number of devices you desire to monitor. The application has in-app purchases and needs to be downloaded for those who are monitoring the devices as well as those who own the device.  

    Devices: Android , iPad


    Word Beach is a word puzzle game that will work the brains of adults and children alike as well as entertain them.  Learn the spellings of new words, be reminded of the spellings of non-standard words, and see patterns in the use of letters.

    Devices: Android , iPad


    Peek and Seek has been created to address a very specific need - that of developing visual discrimination skills in children.  Through careful graphical design and varied tasks, it meets its aims.

    Devices: iPad


    Curious World: Play Learn Grow is packed full of different types of activities to entertain and educate children.  From videos to sit back and watch, to suggested craft activities that require rolled up sleeves and a bit of mess,  this app provides a great source of inspiration and learning for children.

    Devices: iPad