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    About Learnie The application Learnie is a unique learning platform that enables students and teachers to learn in a fun, fast and engaging way. The application provides microlearning sessions on a variety of topics in short 30 second bursts including questions, dedicated subject specialists and high-quality video. The application is suitable for students 12 years and above and is free to download through the Appstore and Google Play. The application is compatible with mobile and tablets devices and also has a wonderful dedicated web version.  

    Devices: Android, iPad, iPhone


    Zebrainy: kids learning games is an easy to use, educational app featuring games, stories, cartoons, letters, numeracy, sizes, colours, shapes and much more. This app is suitable for ages 2 to 6 and helps develop emotional intelligence, logic and reasoning. The app is based on the adventures of a Zebra who travels to a number of wonderful places where they encounter problem-solving activities and interactive storytelling. This app is free from adverts and is a subscription-based package. A limited free trial is available to new subscribers to the application. The application runs many subscriptions-based services ranging from an initial monthly intro to 3 monthly subscriptions ($34.99) to a yearly subscription fee ($99.99). The application is supported by an extensive developers’ website and parents will be pleased to know that it is child-safe including a time limit within the application to avoid too much screen time.

    Devices: Android, iPad, iPhone


    Learn and memorise the times tables in this colourful and fun app.  Useful hints and tips help kids to spot patterns that will make remembering these important numbers easier.

    Devices: Android, iPad, iPhone


    Unacademy is an online learning site that have over 2,400 video courses and lessons on a wide range of topics. Unacademy currently offers the largest most diverse collection of online courses in India.

    Devices: Android, iPad, iPhone


    ABCmouse.com is a subscription-based, educational website for children ages 2 through 8 years. This app helps develop cognitive development, critical thinking, creative development and communication skills. ABCmouse is available for iOS and Android devices and is free to download.  ABCmouse has over 2,000 learning activities for preschool, kindergarten, and early elementary school. ABCmouse.com is absolutely safe for children and does not feature external links, ads, or pop-ups. 

    Devices: Android, iPad, iPhone


    Add dinosaurs, insects, animals and fairy-tale princesses to your world and enliven lessons with augmented reality by using Leo AR Education app. Leo is easy to use, fun and one of the best augmented reality apps for kids on the market. The Leo app is available to download for iOS (iPhone and iPad) and Android devices. 

    Devices: Android, iPad, iPhone


    Maths-Whizz is designed to tutor your child in maths and provide them with the frequent practice they need to progress. It is compatible with all devices, provides useful feedback to parents, and is educationally effective.

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    Kids can not only learn their times tables with this app but also understand how to use them.  A huge amount of cartoon-like animations teach children and provide them with supported practise exercises in this great app.

    Devices: Android, iPad, iPhone


    ARC Maths is an easy to use, student-friendly app that helps you remember all of the key skills you need to be successful at secondary Maths. Arc Maths app covers maths content taught between the ages 11-16 and includes all content within the GCSE syllabus across most exam boards. ARC Maths works closely with the user identifying gaps in mathematical knowledge resulting in a bespoke effective learning programme. This app is free from adverts and is a subscription-based package. An Individual Subscription is £3.49 per month and enables you to run one account; a Family Subscription is £5.99 per month and enables you to run four accounts. A 7-day free trial is available to new subscribers to the application. There are also pricing other pricing tiers available for schools. The application is supported by an extensive developers’ website.

    Devices: iPad, iPhone


    This app is first and foremost a colouring app that is aimed at the younger end of the market. However, this doesn't mean that it can only be used by younger users in fact being a colouring app and colouring being linked strongly to positive mental health this app could indeed be used by anyone of any age. That being said this is app will though, predominately be used by those children on the younger end of the scale. The developer's have recognised this and have created the app to help parents engage young children in the content of the app whilst also keeping them busy, something the developers claim is every parents dream!

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    At the time of this FunEasyLearn review the FunEasyLearn app was an interactive, language-learning app gradually guides the user through the study of a language – be it new or limited to a specific topic for focus.  The variety of languages on offer is hugely impressive, ranging from Spanish, French, Italian, German, English, Chinese, up to 34 languages in total. The app is geared at regular interval learning, whereby little and often’ will reap the greatest rewards, with each language to be studied broken down into various, easy-to-navigate topics and sub topics. FunEasyLearn is available to download for iOS (iPad and iPhone) and Android devices from the App Store and Play Store. 

    Devices: Android, iPad, iPhone


    This is a game based app that encourages users to compete against themselves to get as high a score as is possible. Technically there is not limit to high a score that a user could get meaning that someone using the app could continually use it and keep improving on their best score. In fact, the write up on the website jokes that this app could potentially destroy your sleep patterns as you try to get the highest score possible! Although at it's route this app is a game there are also a number of other benefits for users within it. The aim of the app is to create as many words, within the time limit given, that all must start with the letter given. Therefore scores can certainly depend on the first letters that are randomly selected by the app. In playing this game myself for a number of hours I certainly found that with some letters I was getting lower scores just because there seemed fewer words that I could think of that began with these letters. In this way the app clever aims to help it's users expand their vocabulary and thinking skills to get the highest possible score they can achieve.

    Devices: Android, iPad, iPhone


    Zayn and Zayna’s Little Farm is about a family that lives in an English village. The aim of the application is to provide simple activities to reinforce the principal that family life is the foundation of human society and is the seed bed for passing on some key virtues. The application has a great variety of activities ranging from videos to colouring in sheets that can be printed out.

    Devices: Android, iPad, iPhone


    Montessori Preschool app is crammed full of high-quality learning activities for young children. It packages them into an environment that encourages exploration and stress-free learning. The Montessori Preschool app is available to download for iOS (iPad and iPhone) and Android devices. Download Montessori Preschool for free. There are in-app purchases available. To unlock even more content by subscribing starting at £5.99

    Devices: Android, iPad, iPhone


    Mathway is one of the most useful free calculator app that offers instant answers to the users most complex math equations. The app practically solves anything from basic math problems, geometry,algebra to more complex calculus equations and trigonometry. Mathway is an app as well as a website and are compatible with browsers, iPhone, iPad, and Android devices. The free version only gives the answers, but a subscription will give step-by-step solutions to problems in a wide variety of math types. It is a highly recommended app for all students who are struggling with math problems. An excellent topic glossary and intuitive interface make for straightforward use.

    Devices: Android, iPad, iPhone


    Learning to read can be a pleasure with the right selection of books and for many children, this was the Dr. Seuss books.  Today's children can improve their reading fluency and develop a joy in reading by engaging with all of these books, in an enhanced form, in the official app.

    Devices: iPad, iPhone


    GoNoodle’s short videos are safe content that provide a change of pace when kids sometimes need them the most. Since most GoNoodle content is only a few minutes in length, it’s easy to watch one or two and then move on to another activity without the dreaded battle that often comes with tearing your child away from something mid-episode. Helpful features make GoNoodle easy for parents to use at home without the guilt that’s often associated with screen time.

    Devices: Android, iPad, iPhone


    Looking for the best camera calculator? Then you need to check out Photomath. One of the best math solving apps, Photomath Camera Calculator uses augmented reality, which means that you can simply point your camera at any piece of paper with an equation or an arithmetic problem and it will find a solution. Photomath Camera Calculator is free to download for iOS and Android devices.

    Devices: Android, iPad, iPhone


    Homer Reading is an early literacy app designed to help kids learn to read. Homer Reading includes storybooks as well as activities that teaches kids about phonics, letters, and words. Kids can develop reading skills through stories, phonics lessons, songs, their own voice recordings, drawing, and more. Kids can use the web-based version on computers or tablets or the Homer Reading app for iOS and Android.

    Devices: Android, iPad, iPhone


    Accomplish Reading has been created to help users to improve their reading comprehension. After reading a number of sentences users are asked to agree or disagree as to whether the sentence makes sense. Clicking on the correct answer moves the user onto the next sentence however, if they get it wrong they are prompted to re-read the sentence and try again. The whole point of the app and the process of re-reading is to teach users the importance of re-reading sentences to gain an understanding and improvement on reading comprehension. The app also provides personalised feedback and progress reports for each of the users on the app.

    Devices: Android, iPad, iPhone


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