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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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    gohenry gives kids a taste of financial control and education without many of the risks.  Parents can transfer pocket money and gifts to children using the gohenry app and monitor how the money is used.  Children watch and save their money using the gohenry app and spend it using the gohenry prepaid debit card. gohenry accounts are administered using iOS or Android apps and the service costs £2.99 per month in the UK with other optional fees.

    Devices: Android, iPad, iPhone


    Shoonya Kids app teaches kids the foundation words of multiple languages through the use of colourful and fun mini-activities. The many languages include Hindi, English, German and Punjabi. The app is designed for use by children under the age of 10 and is available on iOS devices. A free 7-day trial is available, after which Shoonya Kids app is available through a subscription.

    Devices: iPad, iPhone


    The application Play:Adding is a mathematical game that teaches your child to add and subtract. This application is rich with features that include gameplay levels, badge rewards and the ability to monitor learning progression. Play:Adding is free to download and is available for iOS and Windows platforms. The application is suitable for ages 5 to 8 (according to the Appstore) and is free from in-app adverts and in-app purchases.

    Devices: iPad, iPhone


    Times Tables Challenge - Quiz! app is for teaching, learning and practising the times tables up to 12x12.  It is simple for kids to play and understand. Kids of all ages who need to work on their times tables can make good use of this app.  It is available on iOS and Android for a low price and does not offer any in-app purchases nor show any advertisements.

    Devices: Android, iPad, iPhone


    This Baby Joy Joy Pet Farm review describes the experiences children can share with the popular YouTube and app character, Baby Joy Joy. Within this app, children learn about plants, animals, and farm jobs including working in the farm shop. Baby Joy Joy Pet Farm will be enjoyed by kids aged 4+ and is available on Android and iOS. It is available as a cut-down trial version for free that does not contain advertisements. An in-app purchase unlocks the app's full content.

    Devices: iPad, iPhone


    Solar System Scope is a visually-impressive app about the objects that exist within our solar system.  It is available on iOS and Android mobile devices and can be downloaded to a PC.  A version is also available as a web-app. The app is suitable for children of all ages who are interested in space.  If this Solar System Scope app review whets your appetite, you can assess it for yourself using a free version before upgrading to remove advertisements and to unlock the extra detail of high-resolution imagery.

    Devices: Android, iPad, iPhone


    '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, iPad, iPhone


    Write on Video is a versatile and powerful video platform for creating a professional video in an efficient, fun and exciting way. The app is rich with features including pre-set aspects, stickers, captions, video editing, filters, voice recording and so much more. Write on Video app is free to download and is available for iOS for mobile devices, tablets and computers. Further advanced features for the application can be purchased via a subscription service. The application is suitable for ages 4 and above (according to the App Store) and is free from in-app adverts and in-app purchases.

    Devices: iPad, iPhone


    The Walking Classroom Podcasts' Science, Language, and Social Studies content is aimed at the US Grades of 3 to 8 which covers children aged 8 to 12. The podcasts are accessible on most devices with dedicated apps for Android and iOS devices and a web-based version for other platforms, including desktops. The app is free to download and comes with a selection of podcasts. The full content is unlocked by subscribing to the service.

    Devices: Android, iPad, iPhone


    LogicLike app helps kids and adults develop thinking and problem-solving skills. It features over 2,500 riddles, puzzles, brainteasers, logic tasks, memory training games, and math problems. You can select different difficulty levels in every age group. No matter where you start, the game will help you gradually increase your skills to get to the next level. The app has leader boards to motivate the most competitive learners and it makes brain training engaging. Become smarter, have fun, and enjoy the LogicLike challenge! Available on Apple and Android devices.

    Devices: Android, iPad, iPhone


    Cute Sudoku Kids app makes the famous puzzles accessible for children. Substituting cute graphics for numbers keeps all of the challenge but removes the feeling that it is a puzzle dependent on maths skills.  This fun Sudoku app will help to improve children's confidence in solving problems independently. Cute Sudoku Kids is aimed at children between the ages of 4 and 10 with access to an iOS device.  A free trial version unlocks into the full package with the use of an in-app purchase.

    Devices: iPad, iPhone


    Little Kitten & Friends is an app that helps children aged between 4 and 7 prepare for their school start. The application provides 8 educational games that are rich with features and help remote coordination, confidence, social and motor skills in a safe and exciting environment. Little Kitten & Friends is available on iOS for mobile devices and tablets. The application is free from in-app adverts and in-app purchases.

    Devices: iPad, iPhone


    Applaydu is inspired by the idea of 'edutainment'. It merges education and entertainment to build kids' skills and develop their creativity. The high-quality result is available in this free of ads and free of cost app. This app helps improve creative development, thinking and reasoning skills, and improve reading. This app is available for children 3+. 

    Devices: Android, iPad, iPhone


    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, iPad, iPhone


    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: 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


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