Now that school is in effect, it’s time to help the kiddos with homework and enriching certain skills that can help them with various subjects. One important skill is reading, and in the age of technology, it’s easier than ever before to help your pre-schoolers and grade schoolers get an early start with getting hooked on phonics. For this installment of Blerdtek, we’ve rounded up a list of apps that can make reading and writing fun. Of course, it’s important to limit screen time, but when they are on those phones and tablets, make it worthwhile with these five apps that we really like for kids from ages 2 to 8.
PBS Kids Games
Tons of free learning games are at your child’s fingertips and they’re all kid friendly! They can play with their favorite characters from top shows like, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Wild Kratts, Super Why, and more.
LeapFrog Scribble and Write Tablet
This little tablet makes learning how to write lots of fun. Kids from ages 3+ can work on their motor skills as they trace over the lights to learn upper and lowercase letters and numbers. This device teaches letters A-Z and numbers 1-10.
Go under the sea with this award-winning app! It teaches letters, numbers, colors, shapes and more. Watch colorful fish get into formation to make letters, spot numbers, learn to count and follow the fish as they make shapes. This app is ideal for children ages 2-5.
This fun app teaches children phonetics and how to sound out words. Little monsters assist your little monster as they match letters to their corresponding outline all while sounding out the letter. Once the word is completely filled in, it’s sounded out in its entirety and it’s such a fun experience that your child won’t even realize they’re learning how to read.
Phonics NInja is brought to you by the same developers who created the immensely fun, Fruit Ninja! But here, players can slice their way through phonic letter blends and learn by sound, sight and touch while strengthening reading skills.