SOURCE: Computer Explorers

Computer Explorers

July 05, 2011 10:23 ET

Top Free Educational Apps for iPhones and iPads for Kids

Computer Explorers Uses Popular, Fun Tools to Teach Young Children

CYPRESS, TX--(Marketwire - Jul 5, 2011) - When most parents think of children using iPads and iPhones, they think of video games such as Angry Birds.

What they may not realize is that these common devices can be amazing tools that help extend the range of learning for young kids.

Computer Explorers, a national education franchise that uses cutting-edge technology to give kids a competitive edge in math, reading and science, believes that the touch screen holds some real advantages when it comes to learning.

"Younger kids, especially children ages 3-5, learn using their senses," said Deb Evans, President and CEO of Computer Explorers. "iPads and iPhones are fun and reduce barriers to learning. Children can reach out and touch it, which speeds up the learning process."

Computer Explorers uses these devices with focused instruction and leverages their strengths so kids learn more of what they are already working on in the classroom.

The right apps make all the difference. Here are Computer Explorers' top 7 picks for free apps parents can use over the summer to keep kids learning when school is out:

1. Counting Coins: Practice with U.S. pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters, which helps counting and math skills
2. Alphabet Tracing: Trains, trucks and worms come to life for children, while showing the proper way to write alphabet letters and numbers, which builds fine motor skills and improves handwriting.
3. ABCheese Lite: Helps preschoolers recognize the alphabet, improving finger tracing, hand-eye coordination and logical thinking skills
4. KinderSpell: Helps preschool children build vocabulary
5. Sight Words by Little Speller: Focuses on 220 common English words and helps young learners recognize them by sound, sight and touch
6. My Scene: Helps develop visual perception among toddlers ages 2 and up. With parental help, youngsters can create their own stories.
7. Meegenius!: A library of kids' books, each with read-along technology that uses word highlighting and professional narration to build word recognition

"When kids have fun as they learn, they develop a desire to learn more," Evans said. "These free apps give children confidence and skills so they perform better in the classroom."

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