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SplashLearn

  • Android, iPad, iPhone
  • Free
  • age 5+
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About SplashLearn

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.

SplashLearn Review

What is SplashLearn?

SplashLearn has long been a popular platform for helping children develop Maths skills but it has now added a reading skills section too. Children learn by following personalised learning paths that teach and provide practice to children through colourful and fun mini-activities including games and interactive worksheets.

What we love about SplashLearn?

The games, the interface, and indeed, everything about the SplashLearn app is polished until it gleams. The graphics look fantastic, the user interactions are intuitive, and the learning activities are tightly focused and relevant for the kids at whom the app is aimed. The activities are well designed so that children are exposed to new concepts in small steps that they can absorb through play and practice. SplashLearn rarely requires children to sit back and watch - most of the time, they will be kept active by the app.

What skills does it improve?

SplashLearn has comprehensive coverage of maths and reading skills. It addresses each of the covered curriculum objectives What age is it appropriate for? SplashLearn contains content to meet many of the maths objectives for 2 to 11 year olds in maths, regardless of the particular curriculum their schools follows. The resources for learning to read are for children aged between 2 and 5 years-old.

Is SplashLearn easy to use?

Children are guided through the app by narration and a clearly laid out user interface. The data and charts available to parents and teachers are clear in what they show and provide useful insights for classes and individuals. How will students benefit? It is very easy for children to build SplashLearn into their daily routine. Parents can opt to use a weekly schedule in the app and set days and times for children to be notified by the app to use it. It is better for children practising maths and reading to receive instant feedback to their answers - like they do in SplashLearn. This alone lifts using SplashLearn above traditional worksheets for children. When you add in the cartoon-like characters, and the graphical flourishes that reward success, it makes learning much more childfriendly. The narration that accompanies each activity also means that children are not held back by their current literacy level.

How will teachers benefit?

Teachers using SplashLearn get useful and effective monitoring and assessment tools that will help them keep a close eye on the progress of individual children. The copious content of SplashLearn is mapped against both the English national curriculum and the US Common Core and State Standards. This makes it easy for teachers to integrate SplashLearn with their teaching.

How will parents benefit?

If schools set homework using SplashLearn, parents will find it much easier to get children to complete it when compared with worksheets. No educational app quite matches the fun of modern computer games but the colourful, varied, and interesting games of SplashLearn are far more stimulating for kids than traditional homework sheets. Parents whose children do not attend a SplashLearning-school can still make full use of it. Using a parental account to monitor and guide their child's reading or maths development, parents can help their children progress quickly or overcome difficulties.

What SplashLearn can improve on?

It isn't easy to turn every maths and reading topic into a true game. Many of the activities in SplashLearn can be boiled down to a few standard mechanics, such as multiple choice. However, the variety and presentation do a good job of disguising them and the app does not aim to supplant other educational methods, just to supplement them. SplashLearn sign-up can be a bit problematic if you have used the platform before. Attempting to sign into the most recent app with an email address used for an older version caused a problem at the start of this review of SplashLearn. The app wanted an email but said that the one used was already registered, which it was, but it offered no facility to continue with it. A new email address had to be created to carry out the review. How much does SplashLearn cost? A 7-day trial is available for parents to assess the app. During this time, the app is fully usable but the content becomes unavailable once the trial is over. It is different for schools, however. The entire SplashLearn Premium package, with all of its features, is available for free - very good value indeed!

What is included with the free version vs. paid?

Parents have the option of a monthly, quarterly or yearly subscription or a family subscription. The yearly plan is better value than the monthly plan for a single child. The family plan is yearly but supports up to 3 child accounts as opposed to the single child of the others. Schools need to contact SplashLearn to set up a school-wide platform.

Is SplashLearn safe to use?

SplashLearn has the kidSAFE+ COPPA-CERTIFIED Seal ensuring that it has ageappropriate content and that it handles data and security in a responsible manner. This review of SplashLearn app and web app also found them to be entirely safe for the age groups at which it is aimed.

Overall rating of the app

SplashLearn has grown out of the earlier, well-received SplashMath. Its useful learning tools and top-notch presentation have made it popular with parents, teachers and kids and it looks like they will continue to do so. SplashLearn is an excellent app for supporting children in maths classes as well as when learning to read. Its subscription is good value when looked at in the context of just how much content is included. For schools, who get SplashLearn for free, it is a must. SplashLearn is a 5-star app.

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App Details

  • Rating: 5
  • Devices: Android, iPad, iPhone
  • Price: Free
  • Category: Games, Maths, English / Literacy
  • Topics Addition and Subtraction, Fractions, Multiplication, Algebra, Division, Times Tables, Numbers, Geometry
  • Ages: Primary School Apps (5-7 Years), Primary School Apps (7-11 Years)
  • Skills: Academic Relevance
  • In-App Purchases: Offers In-App Purchases
  • In-App Advertising: No
  • Publisher: StudyPad, Inc.

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Description

Discover fun and learning in equal measure with SplashLearn - an immersive Years 1-5 learning experience loved by over 33 million children. Spanning from Reception to Year 5, SplashLearn covers over 400 curriculum-aligned maths skills set in engaging games.

SplashLearn is the world's first scientifically-designed, game-based math curriculum packaged in a child-friendly and safe app. Maintaining a delicate balance between learning and game-play, SplashLearn ensures your child is actively engaged in learning all the way.

Why SplashLearn?

• Vast library of content to practice, master and explore
• Personalized daily learning plans to keep your child ahead of class
• Kid-friendly and safe interface, designed for independent use
• Exciting rewards and rich, narrative-driven games to keep learning fun, always
• Anytime, anywhere access: Play on the go, even when offline and across multiple devices

*Grade-Wise Overview*
• Year 1: From learning to count to identifying shapes, make math fun and exciting for your child.
• Year 2: There’s so much new to learn in first grade – addition and subtraction strategies, place value, telling time, etc. From flipping coins and learning currency to rotating the clock hands and setting time, your child can make use of a variety of virtual manipulatives to aid their learning.
• Year 3: Second-grade math is all about counting in groups, comparing numbers and understanding place value.
• Year 4: This is when things start to heat up a little. With new concepts such as multiplication and fractions showing up, SplashLearn's gradual skill progression ensures your child grasps the fundamentals well.
• Year 5: Consolidate on the basics with advanced learning games that not just cover the curriculum but also build critical thinking and independent learning skills.

SplashLearn Awards

• Parent Choice Award
• Editor's Choice Award - Children's Technology Review
• Featured on Fox News
• Winner of “Gold Stevie Award” (2013) in “Education and Reference” category
• Winner of “Tabby Awards” (2012) in “Best Education and Training App” category
• Winner of “Best Elementary Student App” (2011) by BestAppEver.com
• Featured in Apple lists - “Staff Favorite”, “New and Newsworthy”

SplashLearn Subscription

To give you a good look at our learning experience, we offer a free 7-day trial when you sign up. After the trial, you can choose to subscribe on a monthly or an annual basis.

Monthly Plans - Math: USD 8 | Reading: USD 8 | Math and Reading: USD 12
 
Yearly Plans - Math: USD 60 | Reading: USD 60 | Math and Reading: USD 90

To give you a good look at our learning experience, we offer a free 7-day trial when you sign up. After the trial, you can choose to subscribe on a monthly, quarterly or annual basis. Just in case you change your mind, you can cancel your subscription easily through your iTunes settings.

  • Payment will be charged to your iTunes Account at the end of the 7-day free trial, unless canceled.
  • Each plan auto-renews until canceled 24 hours prior to the end of the current period.
  • Don't want to auto-renew? Just turn off auto-renew in your user account settings. Your account will be automatically canceled at the end of the subscription period.
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