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English Apps for Kids

English apps have made it much easier for kids to learn vocabulary, reading, pronunciation, spelling and writing in an interesting and entertaining way. We also have fun English games to build upon children’s phonic knowledge; this includes studying and practicing animal sounds, to help with blending and recognizing phonemes. Listen to kids songs to improve your English vocabulary and speaking skills.

Here is a list of the best English apps for kids that can help you both at home as a parent and in class as a teacher.

    Building upon the solid foundation of their DoodleMaths app, its developers have applied the same model to learning spelling.  This has resulted in DoodleSpell which is effective at identifying an individual's strengths and weaknesses and offering many ways to practise spelling in short daily sessions.

    Devices: Android , iPad

    DoodleEnglish analyses and tracks your children's strengths and weaknesses to provide a learning experience tailored to them.  Within its easy to use and clear design it provides tuition and a means by which to practise and consolidate what has been learned.

    Devices: Android , iPad

    Peg and Pog are two children who want your child to join them as they play.  The app provides a place where you and your child can play, experiment, talk and learn together.

    Devices: Android , iPad

    TYPESY is an application that supports the unique typing software that will improve your typing speed and proficiency.     In an ever growing society of digital platforms, student e-portfolio assignments and digital dissertations the requirement in school and the working environment to become more proficient in typing has never been greater. This software is free from in-app adverts and has a one-off payment for both home and office. Educational institutions and businesses may benefit from generous discounts when the software is used on a larger scale. 

    Devices: iPad

    This app links to the popular Reading Eggs website and programme. The programme aims to help young children learn how to read through the fun exploration of different games as they make their journeys through different settings and games. Children learn to read through phonics as they begin the process of learning this important life skill.

    Devices: iPad

    An almost infinite amount of questions to develop and test students’ maths and english skills for all ages which will test skills learnt and possibly forgotten. Great for revision, the 'Smartscore' system promotes working through the questions, not guessing and the variety of question types is also admirable.  Both parents and teachers can make good use of its contents to support their children’s mathematical development.  A subscription to IXL Maths - English is required to use it.

    Devices: Android , iPad

    Smart Vocabulary is an app aimed at growing and refining a student's range of vocabulary in preparation for college entrance tests but anybody who would like to expand their knowledge of lesser-used words could also learn a lot from it.

    Devices: iPad

    Equii is a unique word game that combines letters, text, number and images to create challenging word puzzles.  The application has a number of different game play modes where the user can gain coins for solving the puzzles. The gameplay is fast, fun and addictive with plenty of differentiation. The app has over 100 brain teasing word puzzles that are beautifully presented. The app does display in-app adverts and there are in-app purchases for further coins bundles where the users can purchase avatars, advantages, power-ups and more.

    Devices: Android , iPad

    Letra Kid PRO is educational game for kids with ten writing fonts commonly used in schools and it includes the 3 most popular typefaces used in USA, Canada and UK. The app is aimed at children between 4 to 8 years old and is designed to help them to learn pre-cursive and print block handwriting correctly. Using the app will help the child recognise letters, pronunciation and correct letter formation. The game has different levels of difficulty to help children learn in small steps.

    Devices: Android , iPad

    Issa's Edible Adventures is a stunning application that is suitable for ages 6 and above and follows the adventures of Issa as she discovers the ingredients from around the world to help make wonderful dishes. This beautifully designed app has been inspired by celebrity chef Aliya LeeKong who has a passion for bringing global and socially conscious foods into everyday cooking. This app is free from in-app adverts. 

    Devices: iPad

    Learnia is a spelling and maths app designed to be attractive to look at as well as useful to children in the early stages of their numeracy and literacy learning. 

    Devices: Android , iPad

    This application is essentially a reading app with a twist. The twist is the fact that the stories can be narrated by you or anyone else of your choice and the programme is interspersed by educational content and games. All of the child’s interactions are recorded and the parent can look them up on the management dashboard. The app developer has stated that the stories and games provide a complete curriculum for children between 2 and 6 years old. They also have an Arabic version.

    Devices: Android , iPad

    Spelling Shed is a unique application that is suitable for ages 5 to 11 and focuses on spelling and literacy. This beautifully designed app has been designed by a team of Primary school teachers, with primary school students, teachers and parents in mind this app has been created with the key National Curriculum objectives. This app has been developed to be ‘dyslexia friendly’ using the ‘Open Dyslexic’ font. It is noted that the application is free from in-app purchases and free from in-app adverts.

    Devices: iPad

    This is a fantastically colourful and enjoyable app to use. Its aim is to help young children who are just beginning to learn the alphabet, and are on their journeys to becoming readers, the opportunity to learn the alphabet through a number of fun interactive games. The real pleasure of the app is the graphics that will not only engage users but keep them coming back for more.

    Devices: Android , iPad

    Hopster provides a safe place for young children to access educational and entertaining media.  Famous characters, actors, and writers all feature in its superb content.

    Devices: Android , iPad

    KiddZtube is a video-quiz app that has selected and sanitised a vast range of YouTube videos making them safe for children to use and free from distractions. A group of teachers have selected the videos and written context-specific questions for essentially pre-school children to learn.

    Devices: Android , iPad

    This is an app that has an immense amount of content within it and aims at helping people become more confident and competent with the English language. I would suggest that the app could be used in a number of different ways for different types of students/people which makes it a good app for this purpose. The way the learning is set out is quite simple which gives it an ease of access and can be used by any type learner and any learning ability. 

    Devices: iPad

    Just having the knowledge to solve problems is not enough. Children need the confidence to develop their own strategies to reach a solution. Kids Brain Games by Digital Copel is fun, varied and constantly challenging children to develop their thinking skills.

    Devices: Android , iPad

    Animal Band is an application that encourages young children to explore music while listening to their favourite nursery rhymes and popular early years songs. All the animals that make up the band are asleep and the user has to wake them up and they then begin to sing or play instruments. The animals have a limited time before they start falling asleep again so the child will have to remain observant to keep them awake.

    Devices: iPad

    This app has been developed as a tool for readers to either choose to have a book read to them at a speed they wish or to read a book themselves or to do both at the same time. As the book is read out, by a real human voice and not an automated voice, the words are highlighted at the correct time allowing the reader to read along with the audio if they so wish.

    Devices: iPad