Today I decided to list the apps that showed the biggest improvement in my son’s learning ability. I was surprised at just how many educational preschool apps we’ve actually tried out. A lot of them were duds, but below are the ones that actually worked.
These are the preschool apps that I have my son use on a regular basis that get the best results.
I hope this helps your child. If you would like to know additional tools that can help your child, then you absolutely must check out our post on the best educational tools for young children.
- To give you some idea of the potential available – my son knows basic Spanish words, can count to 10 in three different languages, and is speaking on a level a full year above him.
- It is not just about sitting an app in front of your kid just to give you a moment to yourself. Kids are interested in what their parents are interested in, so be present with your toddler when he or she is learning.
DisclaimerThe apps featured are linked to iTunes but many are also available on Google Apps. Some of the prices and content may have changed since this list was compiled. If you notice any changes or have some apps that need to be included on this list, please comment below!
Check out the TOP PRESCHOOL APPS listed below. I have already tested out many preschool apps on my son so I can tell you of the ones NOT to get as well, if you’re interested.
To Our Children’s Continued Success,
20 Absolutely Amazing Educational Preschool Apps
|1||Abby Phonics: Kindergarten Reading Adventure||22learn, LLC||Free||Phonetic Letter Sounds|
|2||Cookie Monster's Challenge||PBS KIDS||$2.99||Self-Control, Focus, Memory, Following Directions,Problem Solving|
|3||Disney Junior Appisodes||Disney||Free (includes 1 appisode), then $4.99 per appisode.||Language, Reading, Thinking, Reasoning|
|4||Elmo Loves ABCs||Sesame Street||$4.99||Letter Identification (Uppercase & Lowercase), Letter Sounds, Letter Tracing, Art & Creativity, Music Appreciation|
|5||Endless Alphabet||Originator Inc.||$6.99||ABCs, Building Vocabulary|
|6||Endless Numbers||Originator Inc.||Free||Number Recognition, Sequences, Quantity, Numerical Patterns, Simple Addition|
|7||Endless Wordplay||Originator Inc.||Free||Spelling, Word Building, Rhymes|
|8||Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey's Wildlife Count Along||Disney||$2.99||Math, Science, Counting, Matching|
|9||Mickey's Magic Math World||Disney||Free||Colors, Shapes, Counting, Addition, Subtraction, Reasoning, Logic, Sorting|
|10||Old Macdonald Had a Farm||TabTale LTD||Free||Animal Names & Sounds|
|11||PlayKids||Movile Internet Movel S.A.||1 Week Free Trial|
|Various through Videos, |
Books, Educational Activities, Songs with New Content Every Week
|12||Pre-K Letters and Numbers Spanish||BrightStart LLC||Free. $1.99 for Full||Introduction to Spanish Words, Number, & More|
|13||Preschool EduPaint||Cubic Frog Apps||$3.99||Colors, Letters, Numbers, Shapes, & More|
|14||Preschool Memory Match and Learn||TabTale LTD||Free||Colors, Shapes, Numbers, Fruits, ABC’s, Vegetables, Nature|
|15||Rosetta Stone® Kids Lingo Letter Sounds - English Reading and Spanish Speaking Ages 3 - 6||Rosetta Stone, Ltd.||Free||Identifying Beginning Letter Sounds of Words, Distinguishing Different Starting Letter Sounds in Word Families, Recognizing Upper & Lower Case Letters, Exploring Active Spanish Vocabulary, Refining Spanish Pronunciation, Building Confidence Speaking Spanish Aloud|
|16||Sesame Street eBooks for iPad||Sesame Street||Free||Various Subjects through Sesame Street Ebook Subscription ($3.99 per month or $39.99 per year)|
|17||Sid the Science Kid Read & Play||PBS KIDS||$2.99||Science|
|18||SUPER WHY ABC Adventures: Alphabet for iPad||PBS KIDS||$3.99||Uppercase & Lowercase Letters, Order of the Alphabet, Letter Sounds, Writing Letters|
|19||The Wheels On The Bus||Kids Games Club by TabTale||Free||Coloring, Spelling, Vocabulary, Music|
|20||TinyHands Sorting 3, Educational puzzle Games||TINYHANDS APPS||Free||Sorting & Classifying, Hand-Eye Coordination, Concentration, Visual Perception, Vocabulary|
If you’re looking for just math apps for kids, check out SimplyKinder’s math app list.
Video PreviewJust to show you the power of these preschool apps, this is my son learning as a 1 year-old.
The Longer You’re Not Taking Action, The Longer for Your Child’s Mind to DevelopThe biggest mistake parents make is relying solely on educational videos, apps, books, songs, etc. For the best results, find the tools that you and your child can use together that are fun.
If you want your child to learn quickly and easily, check out these educational preschool songs!
To Our Children’s Continued Success,