It’s not often that we find ourselves in the position to parent, homeschool, work, clean and maintain the peace all at the same time. It’s a lot and I know we are all doing the best that we can. Not to say that we don’t need help! Thanks to the amazing Hello Adams Family community we had so many suggestions for learning resources for our kids, no matter what their age. I wanted to share the top 10 most recommended here so you can refer back to them, switch it up and we can feel like the best parents and teachers for our kids!
The Best Learning Apps for Kids
Originator Kids: So many recommendations for the Endless apps from Originator Kids, especially Endless Alphabet, Endless Reader, and Endless Numbers. Lots of teachers said they use these apps, which are meant to help your child get ready for preschool, kindergarten, first grade and beyond.
Khan Academy for Kids: Curated collections of activities, books, videos, and coloring pages, all FREE. For children ages 2-7.
Dreambox Online Math Learning: A K-8 math program that’s designed to complement classroom instruction and sharpen critical thinking skills. Most of the lessons are taught in a game-like environment to keep kiddos extra engaged.
ABCmouse: A subscription-based early learning academy that helps kids learn to read through phonics and teaches lessons in math, social studies, art, music, and more!
Homer: A learning program for kids 2-8 that’s personalized to your kid’s interests. We especially love the interactive stories!
PBS Kids Games: So many FREE games for kids 2-8, all encouraging them to build skills related to science, math, creativity and more while having fun.
Kinedu: Personalized activity plans designed to encourage healthy development, starting from 0-6 months and going all the way up to 3-4 years.
Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: Actually part of the PBS Kids Games app, but worth highlighting because we love this one and it sounds like so many of you do, too! You can explore all over Daniel’s little house and town while participating in games, videos, stories, and art + songs!
ABCya!: Educational games for pre-K through Grade 6 and up. Topics include math, reading, typing (a topic I personally think would be hard to teach!) and just-for-fun logic games.
Duck Duck Moose: A collection of a bunch of different, fun educational apps for kids, including everything from nursery rhymes to creative expression. Our boys love the Build a Truck app!
123 LEARN: This is the app Charlie has been loving! It is so creative in the way it encourages math, learning letters and matching. I also love that he can direct it himself and he is so proud whenever he gets a REWARD!
In addition to apps, we have been loving preschool workbooks for Charlie. I tagged the three that we use in my Amazon Shop for Kids! Plus a bunch of other stuff that is creative and encourages them to use their minds but also gets us through the day! I swear I’ve been ordering something new and creative every week to spark their interest during this time—just a reminder that it is HARD and we are all trying to get by. I hope these serve as a resource for you and if you have any additions leave them in the comments! xoxo
If you’re looking for a few other activities: we love TinkerTots Boxes, we recently got this easel + these paint accessories, this water coloring mat and alphabet puzzles like this! I have a bunch of other items in my Kids Shop on Amazon.