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Learning Apps for Your Preschooler
As long as you make sure it is in moderation, screen time for your preschooler can be educational. While you shouldn't rely solely on these apps to educate your preschooler, spending screen time together with these tools can reinforce what your little one is learning in school and from you. Here are a few app options to get you started.
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Exotic Pet Puzzler
Children will enjoy learning their letters, how to write them and how to create words through the tracing and spelling functions on this app. All activities are themed with exotic animals, which is a fun departure from the typical farm-animal books and games that are often geared towards preschoolers.
Handwriting Without Tears
Some preschools and kindergartens use Handwriting Without Tears as part of their curricula. This app teaches kids how to write by starting from a designated point at the top of each letter. Kids can practice what they are learning at school, which is great for skill reinforcement.
Bugs and Bubbles
This app works on reading readiness skills such as letter recognition, matching and writing. The app also offers games for counting, patterns, fine-motor movements and just for fun. Your little one will love the beautiful graphics.
The monster activities in this app are silly and teach vocabulary and spelling. While some reviews mention that a few of the words are too advanced for preschoolers, the games challenge little ones in a fun way without making them feel frustrated or stressed out.
Elmo Loves ABCs
When you need to know that you are giving your child the best learning activities out there, you go to the experts. Sesame Street provides great games and activities in this app that will lead your child through tracing, letter recognition and alphabet songs.
Kids ABC Phonics
This is a great app for introducing your preschooler to phonics. Complete with singing letters and memorable songs, your preschooler will start to learn that letters make sounds, which is a foundational skill on the road to reading independently.