Elementary Apps


Art
handPaint
Use included clip art or feestyle to create interesting layered images. save and share images too.
all ages

Creative Play
Puppet Pals
create animated plays on the ipad!
school age

Creative Play
Talking Tom Cat
cat responds to you and repeats everything you say - hilarious
all ages

General
Monster Mix & Match
fun and creative problem solving

History
Oregon Trail
classic game for history

History
Civilization Revolution
kids learn about world civilizations as they conquer the world

Language
Word Magic
Kids fill in the missing letter to form words, accompanied by bright pictures.

Language
Clifford's BE BIG with Words
kids spell out words so that Clifford and his friends can think of things to paint.
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Language
24/7 Free Spanish Tutor
Learn or refresh your Spanish,
all ages
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Language
Textropolis
Play through 30 different cities in this free-play word discovery game

Language
iWriteWords
handwriting practice and fun
early childhood

Language
Spell & Listen
talking flashcards
ages 3-10

Language
Futaba: Word games for kids
Up to 4 player game on one iPad Teacher can customize content to match curriculum
Reading aged up to 14

Language
Grammar Up
Help kids learn parts of speach and grammar basics.
all ages

Language
Learn Sight Words
early reading word recognition
early learning

Language
iStoryTime
series of childrens books with narration - can turn narration off. Good early reading.
(link is to one of several books - each book is a separate app)

Language
Sound Seeker
Helps 4 - 6 year olds learn sound letter grapheme correspondence.
By default for one child at a time, but has custom function for teaching specific sets of 6 sounds.

Language
Blend Seeker
Helps 4 - 6 year olds recognise and learn initial consonant blends.
by default for one child. Teaches in groups of six blends. Reinforcement game.

Language
Magnabet
ABCs - 'fridge magnets'
Good not just for those learning their letters, but also for a different way for slightly older kids to practice spellings.

Math
Mia's Playground
colors, shapes
ages 2-5, children enjoy this app with a partner

Math
Math Cards
improve basic math skills with lessons and quizzes

Math
MathMaster
practice math facts and skills

Math
KidCalc 7 in 1 Math Fun
early learning number recognition etc.
early learning

Math
MathTappers: Find Sums
helps 4-7 year olds build an understanding of addition and subtraction by finding fact families in the context of 10-frames and then build fluency. Check out the info and advice sections under the info button.
Also good for older students who need to improve their understanding and fluency and supports mental math with sums to 100.

Math
MathTappers: Multiples
Explore and understand multiplication of numbers from 2 through 15 using the array model. Then build fluency.
Student learning with these apps will be greatly improved with scaffolding from parents, tutors, teachers. Lead a discussion, have the students explain their strategies.

Math
MathTappers: ClockMaster
A learning clock that is fully manipulatable to support exploration and discussion. A simple game supports learning to read analog and digital clocks. A broken clock supports the development of a full understanding of the nature of clocks. A word clock supports english language learners.
Best used in conjunction with class discussion or a tutor to begin with.

Math
MathTappers: Estimate Fractions
Help children understand fractions by having them estimate where a fraction might be relative to 0, 1/2 and 1. Without this skill they can't estimate and will fall into the trap of purely procedural manipulation of fractions.
Again, best used with discussions to support understanding and articulation of that understanding.

Math
Mathmagics
learn to multiply, divide and square quickly

Math
Zen of Ten
Adding to ten
One trick pony - chose digits that add to 10.

Math
Jungle time
Learn to tell time, with 5 levels
Excellent app, k -2, easy integration into lesson plan

Math
Jungle coins
Learn about money - coins, with levels 1-5
Excellent, k-2, easy integration into lesson plan because of levels