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Best Android Learning Apps for Kids

With so much discovery to be made online, and so many kids' apps to choose from Android, it can seem near impossible for us parents to keep up with our kids’ digital habits. 

Your kids can unleash the creativity in them, too, with an abundance of learning apps available via the Google Play Store. To cut to the chase, we’ve compiled a list of what we think are the best learning apps for kids on Android. So if you feel like nurturing your kid’s learning skills while they’re still young, be sure to read on and take a look at the apps below.

Nursery Rhymes For Kids

( Android - Free )

Nursery Rhymes for Kids is an interactive app targeted at preschool aged children. If you take advantage of the subscription service, you will have access to over 200 different nursery rhymes and educational songs and activities. 
 
The songs in the app are divided up into sixteen categories - covering topics such as nursery rhymes, the alphabet, animals, vehicles, food, times of the year and animals. On top of the huge selection of songs, there is also a small category of activities for children to complete. Again, this is aimed at very young children, and is styled well for them. 
The Very Hungry Caterpillar

( Android - £2.99 , iPad - £3.99 )

The Very Hungry Caterpillar is an interactive pop-up app, featuring characters from the book. It consists of a number of games and puzzles, which can help young children practise counting, sorting, and memory skills. The app can also help them discover facts about caterpillars and other animals, and learn about healthy eating. The beautiful illustrations and reward badges will motivate children to keep on playing.
 
The Very Hungry Caterpillar book is its distinctive and wonderful artwork, its simple but educational story and its tactile design appeals to children in many ways. 
Kahoot!

( Android - Free , iPad - Free )

Kahoot! is a tool for using technology to administer quizzes, discussions or surveys. It is a game based classroom response system played by the whole class in real time. Multiple-choice questions are projected on the screen. Students answer the questions with their smartphone, tablet or computer.

Teachers can use Kahoot as an assessment tool to review student progress intermittently. It is a great way to identify the level at which each student understands the material when preparing for more summative quizzes or exams.

Star Walk Kids: Astronomy Game

( Android - Free , iPad - £2.99 )

Star Walk Kids - Astronomy for Children is a virtual planetarium and education tool that teaches kids about constellations and celestial bodies.Kids can learn about stars (including star patterns, or constellations), planets, and spacecraft such as Hubble and the International Space Station. They also can use the virtual planetarium to view real-time locations of these objects in the sky, which encourages kids to freely explore space anywhere at any time.

Tinycards - Flashcards by Duolingo

( Android - Free , iPad - Free )

Tinycards, a tool for learning uses the same spaced repitition learning techniques as Duolingo, but applies it to a much wider variety of topics from country capitals and history to constellations. Duolingo's new app Tinycards will help you learn a lot more than just languages. The app creates flashcard based lessons on a number of topics to help you memorize everything from Spanish vocabulary to world geography.

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