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KTk9 Mon 12-Dec-11 22:43:32

My dd is 7 and as I have just upgraded to an iphone 4, I am going to give her my old iphone 2 (without sim!) for Christmas

Any suggestions for some good games (ideally with a bit of an educational bias), that I could put on for her.

We have Plants and Zombies!!! Also Doodle Jump, Peppa Pig - none of which are educational!!!!!

Do you have any Apps that you kids love and are worth getting?

TheRepublicOfDreams Mon 12-Dec-11 22:45:19

Or if I am allowed to hijack, same question for android?

StrictlySazz Mon 12-Dec-11 22:48:50

We have Monkey Math and Monkey Lunchbox - i think they are aimed at younger than 7 though, but there may be some 'higher' versions

MrsJAlfredPrufrock Tue 13-Dec-11 09:12:00

The game where the dog has to retrieve named objects is excellent for hand-eye coordination. Is it called Snatch?

GeorgeT Tue 13-Dec-11 16:22:15

I have a timetables app. Also foreign language apps available. National Geographic do one I think too.

GeorgeT Tue 13-Dec-11 16:22:48

I have a timetables app. Also foreign language apps available. National Geographic do one I think too.

KATTT Tue 13-Dec-11 16:45:41

pop math is good for adding and taking away.
this weeks words is a great spelling app
tell the time is good

I found the national geographic one too difficult and too US focused.

WhoIsThatMaskedWoman Tue 13-Dec-11 17:02:50

Squeebles is a decent basic times tables app. And Percy Parker is quite fun.

MrsJAlfredPrufrock Tue 13-Dec-11 20:02:25

Fetch (not Snatch) is very good for hand eye coordination.

KTk9 Tue 13-Dec-11 23:57:36


Have downloaded Monkey Math tonight, it looks OK for dd and am looking at the others.


MorningPurples Wed 14-Dec-11 07:51:22

Wurdle can be good just for looking at CVC words and finding rhymes to them.

I like the Times Table Clock.

I also have one whose name I've forgotten at the moment, where the bathroom mirror fogs up and then you can write on the surface, and you can practice letter shapes that way with younger children.

memum7 Fri 10-Feb-12 15:45:25
My first motor is an app with a toy car where kids can play with the car and learn the various parts. Also good for teaching word/speech recognition too! My friend has just released it on android and it will be available for iPad soon too. I would recommend it

CheerMum Sun 12-Feb-12 19:41:46

math bingo and stack the countries

Haberdashery Mon 13-Feb-12 20:52:02

Your DD is too old but for anyone looking for a good app for Reception children (or a little younger if they are already interested in letters etc), there's a great one called Pocket Phonics which practices phonics and letter formation. The sounds seem to be the ones recommended to use by teachers, eg not buh but a shorter b sound, and it is good fun. DD really enjoys it.

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May1234 Fri 23-Nov-12 04:12:48
My son like monkey math balance. It can teach his to learn math.

CordeliaChase Fri 23-Nov-12 04:59:21

Ooh I love the charley bear app! It's free and so good to keep toddlers amused. It improves hand eye coordination and logical thinking too. All the Thomas the tank engine apps are great, and mostly free.

applover Tue 28-May-13 04:20:24

I love the kids playing The Lulus Memory Match. They are on Ipad, Iphone and android too! Great to keep the brain focused, hand eye coordination and all the different card sets are education which I love. Also once you buy it, no in app purchase, so we can leave the kids for a sec and not fret about them downloading or buying something! here is the link:


firesideskirt Tue 28-May-13 22:20:26

Squeebles also do excellent math bingo, addition/subtraction and division apps. Highly recommend, and cheap too.

neolara Tue 28-May-13 22:21:54

Dragonbox. My 6 year old can now do very complicated algebra. Tis amazing. And addictive. The whole family is fighting over the tablet to get their turn.

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