Best Educational Kindle Apps for Kids

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I’ve told you before how much I love using a Kindle with our homeschooled kids. There is so much educational content available, and much of it is free.

Best Kindle Apps for Kids

Best Educational Kindle Apps for Kids

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I love this version of the popular game because I don’t need to worry about Bug playing with anyone else. When he uses the pocket edition, he can focus on building and playing- we use the game to reenforce his lessons, he can build scenes from his books, historical buildings, and so much more right there in the game.

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World Geography Game

Help your child learn geography the easy way with this game!

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Read Me Stories

This is one of Emmy’s favorite apps. It contains a bunch of silly picture books, and it reads the stories aloud to her. She is able to follow along and pick out the words on the pages.

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This app is much more detailed than an elementary student needs, but the models are beautifully done, and fascinating to my kids.

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 Duolingo

This is our favorite foreign language app. Learning is easy- you translate as you go, and pick up new words quickly. Even my 7 year old has been able to practice his Spanish skills using this program.

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This is awesome to use for scratch paper, or writing practice for the little kids. We bring the app out for spelling dictation, math facts practice, and of course, to just draw and play!

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We’ve used the desktop based Starfall website for years with the kids, but this program is so much more enjoyable on the Kindle. Emmy is able to better manipulate the games when she doesn’t need to use a mouse.

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 This has to be the coolest app I have ever seen. It teaches algebra, through the use of a fun puzzle-like game. It’s designed in such a way that even your 5-6 year old’s can learn algebra. Don’t discount it for older kids, your 10-12 year old’s will have a lightbulb moment using this app.

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How to Draw

These tutorials are wonderful for kids and adults alike- bring out some scratch paper and this app, and start drawing!

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 Stellarium

 An interactive star map!

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 Your Teacher Advanced Math Apps

 This program is best for older students (think High School) or for your own math skills as the teacher. I loved the YourTeacher app when I was studying to take the GRE a couple months ago, and I believe I can thank it for the score I wa 71tAjn8PXuL s able to get. Video lessons are a keeper!

Kahn Academy

Speaking of video lessons, don’t forget Kahn Academy! This app is not associated with the website, but it does lay out all the lessons in an easy to follow system so your child can find exactly what they need, when they need it.

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Do you want to give your child a Kindle for Christmas?

These apps have made a world of difference in our homeschool. Between being able to read and watch unlimited books and videos, to using the immersion reading feature, we are constantly using our Kindles in one way or another.

Here is your lucky chance to get one for free! I’ve teamed up with some amazing bloggers to offer a massive giveaway! We have six Kindles up for grabs, and all you need to do is use the widget below to enter to win!

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  1. Would love to have a Kindle for my grandson! I have just recently signed him up on the ABCMouse.com site, he is 3 and a half years old and loves to be read to! A Kindle would be awesome as we could read while Papa is sleeping and not have to worry about the light keeping him awake! It would also be awesome to take on the road with us as we are constantly in the truck with our business.

    1. Ugh! Just noticed CAPS LOCK was on when I filled out my name! Maybe I could use the Kindle to download some pointers on how to operate my keyboard! 😉

  2. I’m new to your blog, but I’m loving it! Thanks for all the freebies, suggestions, and entries to win great products! 🙂

  3. I am most excited that my kids will have more educational options than playing one of those handheld game consoles! The Kindle Fire is a far better option for them!

  4. Those apps look great! Especially the Starfall app. Both of my kids (4 and 6) love looking at the stars. They get so proud of themselves when they find the Big Dipper. 🙂

  5. I would mostly read with the kindle but my daughter would probably love the games. I wonder if you can get Cool Math on one.

  6. I’m looking forward to reading books and checking email while on vacation. And maybe watching Amazon Prime videos! kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

  7. I would love to check out some educational apps to use with homeschooling. All four of my kids would be able to find something to enjoy and learn from. I have the reader app on my laptop so I know my kids would have access to lots of free classic e-books that my older children would be able to use for reading time.

  8. I am a homeschooling mom of four children from 5th grade to preschool. The thing I am excited about the most is having something they all can use and share. Sometimes it gets a little difficult when one is currently using the computer and the others need to use it. I feel it would help make our days go by smoother. These apps are amazing and would help us a great deal. It would also give us some fun time instead of sticking to book work. They’ll have some fun learning apps they could use as well. I’m sure it would take the pressure off of me trying to constantly find ways to be creative and keep it fun.

  9. There are so many amazing apps available to help educate students. In addition, the Kindle Fire places books in their hands, which makes travelling and homeschooling on the go so much easier. Thank you for this opportunity to win a Kindle Fire!

  10. If I were to win the Kindle Fire I would use it for my children to share for reading books and playing educational games 🙂

  11. I was looking at the Amazon site the other day to check out Kindle fire prices for Christmas. This is a great giveaway!!

  12. I would be most looking forward to reading books on it during breaks, and letting my son use it for educational apps once in a while.

  13. Thank you for the opportunity to try and win one of these. The library has downloadable books and the kids would love to read those on the go!

  14. Winning a Kindle would be a dream come true (for me and for my children)!:) Thank you for teaming up to make this giveaway possible.

    1. I would most like to use it for reading books for our school as well as have educational apps on it for them to play when they have free time.

  15. thanks for the heads up on the Geography game, we hadn’t seen that. I’d love to get this for my Dad who is ill (Alzheimer’s). I think he would do well with some of the simple stories meant for kids and some of the easier games just to keep him alert at times.

  16. This would be awesome to win, I would use it to download educational books, apps, and other educational things for my children.

  17. My son uses his for everything and now my daughter would like one too. They both prefer digital books now. One likes the ease, the other likes to control the font size for easier reading.

  18. Thanks for all the great app information!! They are a really a wonderful supplement to home education!!!

  19. Kindle would be a great supplement for our homeschooling. We’d love to use the apps as well as read so many great digital books.

  20. I’m new to homeschooling this year. I would love a Kindle Fire to help my daughters with their reading and explore some science apps!

  21. I would love the tablet to read on, which is what I would do the majority of the time. Also, I would let my son play his games on the tablet.

  22. My kids would love the opportunity to use Kindle for schoolwork. The Duolingo app would help my high school student practice French.

  23. I had a fire tablet (that broke) and we loved using it for Spelling City, BrainPop, and just educational fun that tricked the kids into learning!

  24. I would love this for our homeschooling! We don’t have any kind of tablet but really need one for my kids to use for school work!

  25. My daughter just turned six in October but other than a trip to Chuck E. Cheese’s, we couldnt get her anything else because we were busy gearing up for her baby brother who was born a week after her birthday. Poor thing was such a trooper, though. We’re very proud of her. Which is why this Kindle would be such a perfect gift for her. She loves books and she loves these math and spelling apps that she plays on my tablet.

  26. We need a kindle so that we can request fewer inter library loans. It must cost them a pretty penny with how many books we have to request each week.

  27. dear friend
    I am a home shooling too i live in SAudi Arabia and I am Egyptian
    Thank you so much for all what you offer to us from good free teachin websits to good games like this
    I hope GodBliss all your efforts.
    Blissing to your family

  28. This is really nice of you all!. I’ve been wanting one to get books for homeschool that our library
    doesn’t have. Great library for a small community, but still there are some things you can’t find.
    The kids love love love minecraft. Merry Christmas!

  29. This would be great…my three kids will fight over it…LOL. We are just getting into all the technological stuff so winning one would be great! Thank you very much.

  30. I’m looking forward to giving my kids some screen time in 2016. Not having to share the Kindle will make that easier!!

  31. I love how you can share books across multiple devices under the same account. Love Kindle, just don’t want to share my husband’s one anymore!

  32. I take care of children in my home and would love to be able to have a kindle for them to be able to play educational games. I have a school age boy who would love to be able to use a kindle. He has told me that he wished that he had one of his own.

  33. Thank you for a chance to win. It’s a great giveaway as a single mom it never hurts to take a chance..Just might win..

  34. I would love for my kids to have a tablet dedicated for their use. We homeschool and use several online/app-based learning tools. A tablet would make it so much easier than moving to the computer and using the mouse.

  35. Thanks so much for this opportunity! I can’t wait to have a tablet to help my kids maximize what they’re learning!

  36. This is so awesome!!
    What I would love to do most with the Fire Tablet is learning activities with our granddaughter!
    Everything that is educational and fun would be downloaded!! hahaha, This tablet would essentially be hers, but with access for grandma when needed!!
    Thank you so very much for this incredible opportunity!! Have a great Thanksgiving everyone!
    Sincerely, Danielle

  37. A Kindle Fire would certainly help my kids get access to more books. I have four kids and having devices to be able to have more than one kid working at a time would be super helpful!

  38. Thanks for the chance to win! It would help out so much our kindle died and we live pay check to pay check since my husband is now the only one working, I had to stop working to take care and home school our son because of medical issues !

  39. You guys are awesome for doing this, especially right before Christmas! I have a Kindle paperwhite for myself, but we’ve been wanting to try a fire tab.

  40. Thank you so much for the chance to win! I am sure that we would use it everyday with the kids in their school day!
    🙂 Happy Thanksgiving

  41. KINDLE=KINDNESS – from you!!!
    My students will benefit from being able to use all of the terrific sites that you have so kindly introduced me to. You have made me so excited about wanting to use them with my students. Please make this happen for us. My students will look forward to having this wonderful KINDLE to bless our classroom!!!!!

  42. Wow this giveaway could not have come at a better time!! We are beginning our homeschooling journey next month (ahhh! I’m so nervous!). I have been looking into purchasing some sort of kindle/ipad/tablet so that I can put a bunch of educational games on it. I’ve read a lot about Duolingo and am happy to hear that you love it. I will definitely be looking into the other apps you mentioned too. A new kindle would be such a wonderful surprise to get us started on this new journey. Thanks for the opportunity!

  43. We would love a Kindle Fire! I think we would start with one of the language learning apps like the DuoLingo suggested above!
    Thanks for the opportunity 🙂

  44. Thank you so much for the chance to win one of the fire tablets. What I will do with the tablet is upload all the great apps that you have mentioned and then put other cool apps that I have been wanting to use for our homeschool. I have been trying to put enough money together to buy one but everytime I have to buy something else. Thanks for the chance.

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