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8 Highly Popular Learning Apps For Preschoolers

by on 16/09/2016 5718

Learning apps are wonderful interactive tools to teach your little ones everything from shapes and colours to numbers and even science! Here are six of the best game apps for preschoolers that will give your child a fun learning experience.




Fish School HD

By Duck Duck Moose, Inc

Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/fish-school-hd-by-duck-duck/id367567922?mt=8


Ages: 2-5

Price: USD1.99

Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.


An early learning app that offers a playful underwater experience, Fish School HD provides 8 educational activities that focus on teaching toddlers and preschoolers letters, numbers, shapes, colours and more. The graphics and interface are so vibrant and easy to navigate; your little ones will have hours of fun interacting with the colourful fishes on screen. They can learn their ABCs, count from 1 to 20 or recognise different shapes by watching the fish make letters and form different shapes. They can also touch, tap and drag the cute little fishes to make them do funny things. This app has been awarded the Parents’ Choice Gold Award and the Children’s Technology Review Editor’s Choice Award.



Eli Explorer

By Colto

Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/eli-explorer/id878123550?mt=8


Ages: 2-5

Price: USD1.99

Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


With its adorable animation that features Eli, the flying bunny, this app is designed by early childhood experts to help kids learn their first 100 words in interactive ways. Recommended by teachers worldwide, kids would love learning different words and phrases as they guide Eli through magical landscapes and complete a variety of tasks and quests. According to the developer, Eli Explorer gives children a memorable experience of words and phrases which help them learn and remember new words more easily. Perfect for toddlers and preschoolers, this app plays in 10 different languages (English (US), English (UK), Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese, Japanese).



AniMatch: Animal Pairs and Sounds Matching Game

By Lima Sky

Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/animatch-animal-pairs-sounds/id293548481?mt=8


Ages: 2-6

Price: USD0.99

Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Android version available too.


Animatch is not just entertaining, it's educational too. Through a simple card matching game to pair super-cute animal graphics with funny animal sounds, this app helps to enhance children's concentration, memory, and cognitive skills. Designed to be easy for kids to play, the interface features simple menus and functions. As a good learning aid to support visual matching skills and memory, this game gives auditory feedback to players when they get a correct match along with scores for speed and accuracy. With its multi-sensory (auditory and visual) features, this app also makes a wonderful learning tool for special needs children.



Monkey Preschool Lunchbox

By THUP Games

Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/monkey-preschool-lunchbox/id328205875?mt=8


Ages: 2-5

Price: USD1.99

Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Android version available too.


Designed for preschoolers, this fun-filled game app teaches kids about colours, letters, counting, shapes, sizes and matching by helping the adorable animated monkey pack his school lunch. With easy navigation and gameplay functions, there are 7 different games that come with unlimited play – each game flows right into the next when users level up. Each game also focuses on a specific subject; for example in the "Colours" level, kids must make sure that they only pack fruits of a certain colour or from a colour group into the monkey's lunchbox. There are also rewards to encourage children to progress to the next level: they will simply love getting the cute sticker rewards each time they succeed in completing a task!



Curious George Train Adventures

By Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/curious-george-train-adventures/id1100694944?mt=8


Ages: 4-6

Price: USD0.99

Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


Released recently in June 2016, Curious George Train Adventures is a STEM-based learning game app that uses puzzles to help kids understand concepts like speed, raising bridges, opening gates and navigating obstacles. In the game, kids join Curious George on a fun Tiki-themed amusement park adventure to help him and the Man with the Yellow Hat drive a train through 10 exciting and challenging levels. The heartwarming animations take kids on a fun learning experience that lets them develop and practice essential skills in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Upon each successful level, there are star rewards and more new levels are unlocked. With its vibrant interface and engaging puzzles, this is a fun learning game that will truly capture preschoolers’ love for adventure and games!



Bla Bla Box for Smart Letters

By Marbotic

Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bla-bla-box-for-smart-letters/id1065546826?mt=8


Ages: 3-6

Price: 2.99

Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.


A wonderful app for early readers, Bla Bla Box teaches kids spelling, reading and pronunciation through combining letters together to form syllables and words. When a correct word is formed, Bla Bla Box spells it and reads it out loud, helping kids to pronounce and remember the new word. The game is designed with a clean interface and bold alphabets indifferentcolours. All kids need to do is swipe the alphabets into the blank space and find the correct combinations to form a word. This app is available in 5 languages.



By GazziliWorld LLC

Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/gazziliscience/id551314185?mt=8


Ages: 5 and under

Price: USD1.99

Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.1.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch


If science seems to be a difficult subject for your child, GazziliScience can turn it around. Featuring 6 interactive science-based quests, the different levels and tasks help kids gainbetterunderstanding of basic science concepts in everyday life. For example, kids can learn about plants, seasons, water cycles through the seed planting level. As they plant a seed, they can watch the roots grow, and see it become trees and flowers. The next level teaches them about how the rotation of the earth changes the seasons while another level brings kids under the sea to learn about the fishes and underwater creatures. Accompanied by delightful animations, music, sound-effects, and surprise features, kids will enjoy hours of friendly, multi-sensory learning experience.



Sesame Street Makes Music

By Sesame Street

Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sesame-street-makes-music/id1046694770?mt=8


Ages: 5 and under

Price: USD2.99

Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch


In this music app, kids can play along with Sesame Street heroes: Abby, Cookie Monster, Elmo, and Ernie as they explore instruments and create music. The game offers both free-play mode and band mode along with 8 user-controlled instruments to play with. Children can learn about the different genre of music while tapping and swiping on various instruments to hear the different sounds they make. They can also manipulate musical sounds and elements to discover tempo and beats as they play with the instruments. This highly popular app has been awarded the 2016 People's Voice Webby Award Winner for Family & Kids Mobile Sites & Apps as well as the 2016 Children's Technology Review Editor's Choice Award.