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Our latest app reviews will help you discover which are the right fit for your children or students. User feedback in the form of app reviews and online ratings are a major decision-making factor to download the apps. Find the very best Android and iOS app reviews from a performance and educational value perspective, and read app reviews from our certified teachers who have tested the apps and and used them in the classroom and at home. While you’re at it, be sure to also check out our list of best apps for kids and games for kids.

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    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, iPad, iPhone


    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: iPad, iPhone


    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: iPad, iPhone


    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: iPad, iPhone


    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, iPad, iPhone


    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, iPad, iPhone


    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, iPad, iPhone


    Memorize Slowly is designed to help people of all ages memorize word lists linked to categories. It animates the words to make concentrating on them more interesting. A fully functional version of Memorize Slowly is available on the iOS store. An in-app purchase adds extra options for users to match the app's use to their preferences.

    Devices: iPad, iPhone


    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, iPad, iPhone


    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, iPad, iPhone


    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, iPad, iPhone


    Mindoo is a general knowledge quiz app that covers a variety of categories including geography, politics and economy, people, and sport. The app is aimed at older students and adults who want to learn some new facts or test their memories. Mindoo is available on iOS and Android devices as a free download. In-app purchases fully unlock the categories.  The app is primarily designed for phone-sized screens but can be scaled up for use on tablet devices.

    Devices: Android, iPad, iPhone


    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, iPad, iPhone


    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, iPad, iPhone


    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: iPad, iPhone


    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, iPad, iPhone


    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, iPad, iPhone


    If your pre-school child likes puzzles, then Kobi Kids Puzzles for Kids & Toddlers could well be for them. The app features four themes which include Farm Animals, Dinosaurs, Vehicles, and Wonderland, each with twelve people, animals or objects in context with the scene. The child can choose an object to reveal within each scene and this splits into pieces for them to put together. The application has two scenes that are free with a purchase of £1.99 each for the remaining two scenarios.

    Devices: iPad, iPhone


    Vocabulary Upgrade is an app to help students broaden their vocabulary to a level that will assist them in passing the ACT or SAT tests.  It works to associate words with images and so help students remember the words and know when to use them.  The app is available on iOS devices as a single purchase.  While there is nothing inappropriate for children in the app, it is aimed at students old enough to be preparing for college admissions.

    Devices: iPad, iPhone


    FirstCry PlayBees app is an early-learning educational app for preschoolers. It contains many different styles of activities that are a mix of fun and learning. Available on both iOS and Android devices, FirstCry PlayBees is a free download that comes with many fully playable activities. A subscription unlocks the rest of the package to make a wealth of number games, letter games, stories and rhymes available to young learners.

    Devices: Android, iPad, iPhone


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