4 Great Educational Apps

Technology has transformed the way our children think, research states that children in the UK spend on average 6 hours 0r more per day (BBC) staring at the screen of a computer or mobile device. It’s clear that this is a trend that will only continue to grow with new technological developments and so embracing technology and finding ways to make at least some of this time educational is a great way to ensure this time isn’t entirely wasted.

Alan Peat Apps

The first app is actually a group of apps developed with content from Alan Peat. These apps are suitable for children between the ages of around 7 – 12, but is also suitable for children above this age who need to improve their creative writing and literacy skills. We have used these apps for a number of years and they can provide your child with useful tips and tricks to improve their writing dramatically.

11 Plus Apps

This app is also a group of apps. They are designed to support children with the essential skills they will require to take the 11+ entrance examinations for selective schools across the country. The apps have their limitations, but offer a great opportunity to practise essential skills and support familiarisation. We would highly recommend these are used to support time management.

Phonics Play App

The phonics app is great for children under the age of 6 to practise their phonic sounds and blends, it may also be suitable for children older than this who have not yet fully secured all of the phonic sounds. The app assumes that children have at least some familiarity with the sounds, so is best used to support phonic teaching rather than deliver it.

Punctuation App

This app is great for children in primary school to support their recognition and use of punctuation in their writing. Children learn and practise the use of capital letters, full stops, question marks, exclamation marks, commas, apostrophes, speech marks, brackets, dashes, colons and semicolons, bullet Points and hyphens.

We wouldn’t recommend that this app is used with children in secondary school.

 

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