Kids of today have that natural intelligence, which makes it easier for them to navigate smartphones and tablets so easily, it’s like they are born with that kind of knowledge for technology – no doubt this is one of the reasons why they are called the ‘Millennial’.
But the truth is that kids learn best from engaging with their parents so if you can play along with your child with, some apps installed in your devices can really be a great way for kids to learn. Also, it is important for parents to use this tool wisely and set some boundaries for your children.
Of course, you cannot play with your child all day because of the responsibilities or chores you have to do. Sometimes, you can’t avoid having a trip to the store or the supermarket. And running errand with your little one can really be challenging at this point.
There are a lot of free apps to choose from in the app store. When downloading these free apps, it doesn’t always mean free. There are some apps which will charge you later through things like in-app purchases or play in lieu of charging.
So we have listed down some free apps, which are really ‘free’ for you and your kids to enjoy.
- Rosetta Stone Letter Sounds
This free app teaches your young ones some basic Spanish phrases. Your kids will also love the Go-Go Lingos, which is match with pictures to starting letter sounds.
- Pango Free
This is an interactive game that engages your child to help Pango complete tasks like eating his food.
- The Reading Train
This free app will surely entertain your kids. It has age-appropriate learning games that use a parental gate to avoid inadvertent in-app purchases.
- Sago Mini Ocean Swimmer
If you want your kid to learn more about the undersea world, this is the best app for you. This app allows your child to discover fins, fish and they will learn to follow directions.
- Pixel and Parker
In this app, your child will help a boy find his missing cat. This also includes a board game complete with a spinning wheel.
- Breathe, Think, Do
This is a Sesame Street app, which is great in teaching your kids the ‘chill skills’ and how to think their way out through a difficult situation.
- LEGO DUPLO Train
This app takes your kid through a variety of tasks that build and steer a DUPLO train around a track.
- LEGO DUPLO Ice Cream
Your kid will help a bunny and complete other tasks before sailing off in search of an elusive ice cream cone.
- LEGO DUPLO FOOD
Another cute app from The LEGO Group lets your toddler run their own snack stand and prepare LEGO-tised food.
- Rocket Speller
This is a simple but really fun game. Kids will learn spelling by helping a friendly alien power up his spacecraft.
- Barbie I Can Be
In this game, your kids will decorate some cupcakes as a baker or take care of sick animals as a veterinarian to earn rewards.
- Alien Assignment
This app is a fact-finding game for young ones. They will be helping an alien family fix their spaceship, your toddlers also learn how to use the camera button on iPhones.
- PBS Kids Videos
This app provides lots of free educational video content for your kids to keep them occupied when you need a quick detour.
- Tiny Tiger and Friends
Kids pick a friend to dress up and play games like Peek-A-Boo.
- First Words Sampler
This is a game for toddlers and pre-schoolers for learning and helps with letter recognition and their first spelling words.