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 Educational Kindle Apps for Kids
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.
Help your child learn geography the easy way with this game!
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.
This app is much more detailed than an elementary student needs, but the models are beautifully done, and fascinating to my kids.
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.
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!
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.
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.
These tutorials are wonderful for kids and adults alike- bring out some scratch paper and this app, and start drawing!
An interactive star map!
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 s able to get. Video lessons are a keeper!
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.
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.
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