Screen time can be turned into learning and play time with these educational apps.
With new technology comes new ways for us all to learn and explore. Yes, screen time is something we need to monitor with this tablet-obsessed generation but the time they do spend scrolling can be put to better use by choosing the right type of apps.
Wellbeing Meditation For Kids is an app to help children cultivate mindfulness. Children spend hours every week learning math, language and science. Why not devote a few minutes each day to mindfulness training? Meditation programs include Sleep, Kindness, Feelings, Focus and Centering.
Okay, so this one is more for mums and dads. Play lullabies, white noise or nature sounds to soothe your baby to sleep. The app can also be used as a mobile to light up a dark room. You can select how long you want the music and sounds to play for.
Little Stars - Toddler Games enables toddlers to learn core developmental skills in 10 age appropriate topics, such as First Words, ABC Letter Names and Sounds, Counting and recognising Numbers, Shapes, and Colours.
An award winning app designed for children aged 2 and over, Reading Eggs has helped millions of children learn to read. It's a self-paced program that consists of interactive reading games, guided reading lessons, fun activities and over 2,500 digital story books. Rewards are used to help motivate children with golden eggs, collectable pets and other fun games.
Learn Primary is an Australian primary school curriculum-aligned learning app for Maths and English that has been designed by teachers. This online teaching and learning companion can be used as a supplement to your child’s school lessons, as a teaching tool for homeschooled children, or as a revision tool for school holidays.
Learn Primary features engaging lesson animations and thousands of practice and assessment questions to help children reinforce their learning. There is also a Parent Portal to provide tips to help parents get more involved in their child's learning, plus offline content such as worksheets and games embedded into each lesson.
BabySparks - Development App Website Cost: Fees applicable
Do you get stuck for play ideas for your baby? BabySparkshas over 1300 developmental activities milestones for children aged up to 24 months. Activities are organised by areas of development, such as gross and fine motor skills, cognitive, speech, sensory, self care and social-emotional skills.
Read and learn with Dr Seuss! The best-selling, classic book "Green Eggs and Ham" is brought to life with playful interactivity, delightful animations and learning activities! Children can practice spelling, phonics, rhyming, and reading comprehension. They can also explore new vocabulary by tapping words and pictures. There is also a parents section to track time spent reading.