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    About Frederick: Learn to Read Frederick: Learn to Read is an 'all in' type of app that covers all the different ways that young children, as well as older learners new to the English language, will learn to read. It introduces users to the English language through multiple games and covers all the intricacies of how to read. This include phonics, the mechanics of pronunciation as well as sight words, which are words that anyone who is learning English needs to know by looking at them and don't necessarily adhere to common sound conventions.  Users get some content for free within the app but they can also upgrade for a one off fee to receive all the content within the app. The Frederick: Learn to Read app is available to download both on IOS and Android devices.   

    Devices: Android, iPad, iPhone


    Math Bakery First Grade app is designed for kids who are first learning how to add and subtract numbers.  It builds familiarity with digits, the values they represent and how to carry out simple sums.   Children aged between 4 and 7 will benefit from learning and practising with Math Bakery First Grade app which is available on both iOS and Android devices for a one-off purchase price. 

    Devices: iPad, iPhone


    Queen's Beasts is a history app structured around the heraldry and lineage of Britain's current monarch.  It is useful for general interest or as a reference for history students. Queen's Beasts app is available for a single one-off purchase price on Android and iOS.  The style and presentation of the app's content make it most suitable for students over the age of 11.

    Devices: Android, iPad, iPhone


    PictureThis - Plant Identifier does as you might expect - it identifies plants by photo.  It covers a huge variety of plants from across the world and is available by subscription after a free trial. PictureThis - Plant Identifier is not designed for any particular classroom subject but would be useful for children studying any subject of which plants are a part or for general interest.  Any person, child or adult, who can use an app and safely explore an outside space can use this app to add to their knowledge of the natural world using their iOS or Android device.

    Devices: Android, iPad, iPhone


    Marvel Hero Tales app features popular Marvel superheroes in its comic-book style content.  It is a free app made fully accessible through a subscription and is aimed at children aged between 5 and 11 (US Grades 1 to 5/England and Wales years 2 to 6). The stories and activities within Marvel Hero Tales entice children to engage with the app and in doing so use its learning content to build their reading, vocabulary, and storytelling skills.  This app is available on both iOS and Android devices.

    Devices: Android, iPad, iPhone


    AskUltra app is a guide and support tool for teaching kids about business and entrepreneurship. It provides knowledge and encouragement for children who are interested in turning their ideas and skills into a business either now or in the future. It is available for both Android and iOS devices. The app is free to download and the full content is available by taking out a subscription.

    Devices: Android, iPad, iPhone


    The application Minima Animator is a versatile and powerful 3D animation platform. The application is rich with features and includes a simple platform that requires no advanced technical knowledge of 3D animation. Minima Animator is free to download and is available for iOS for mobile devices, tablets and computers. The application is suitable for ages 4 and above (according to the Appstore) and is free from in-app adverts and in-app purchases. 

    Devices: iPad, iPhone


    This app offers an interactive environment for students and teacher to share their learning. Socrative is easy-to-use and fun to implement. Teachers can ask questions, conduct polls, and conduct assessments with real-time data displaying during the session. Gauging student understanding and ideas has never been so easy! Teachers begin by setting up their classroom and receiving a room number. Students can then use their devices to enter the room and interact. Predesigned questions can be open for students, or the teacher can ask questions and conduct polls right on the spot. The variety of questions include true/false, multiple choice, short answer, and more. Graphs displaying student answers will be generated for the teacher during the session, and results can be emailed afterwards. This takes the routine process of assessment and makes it more engaging for students. Showing comprehension of their reading can occur straight through their handheld device, and they are able to receive feedback quickly. Students will love the workflow with this app.

    Devices: Android, iPad, iPhone


    Sprout Words supports kids as they learn to read the most frequently encountered words (sight words) in the English language.  Each is introduced one at a time and children carry out a varied set of tasks to develop their familiarity with the words.

    Devices: iPad, iPhone


    Learnie is a unique learning app that enables students and teachers to learn in a fun, fast and engaging way. The application provides micro-learning 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 App Store 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.  ABC mouse 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


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